It is an intriguing and fascinating premise that is diminished and slightly soured by the pretentious tone of the editor's introductions for each poem. A glaring oversight is the severe under representation of female poets. One is nearly 150 pages into the volume and has read the last poems of thirty-four male poets before Bloom presents (finally) the last poem of Emily Bronte, the first female poet he spotlights.
This book is available at the library, and lovers of poetry will enjoy this volume.
--Reviewed by Ms. Angie