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Appendix I: Anthologies Examined

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 On this chart, the villanelles in the anthologies I examined (listed below) are plotted by number and year. Blue squares are data points, and the red line shows an increasing average since 1970.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Appendix I

Anthology Number Titles of Villanelles
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, ed., The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918, New edn. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1940). 0 None.
Arthur M. Eastman, ed., The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 1st edn. (New York: Norton, 1970). 1 Roethke, “The Waking”
Richard Ellmann and Robert O’Clair, eds., The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, 1st edn. (New York: Norton, 1973). 4 Empson, “Villanelle” and “Missing Dates”; Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”; Roethke, “The Waking”
Alexander W. Allison and Arthur M. Eastman, eds., The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Rev. edn. (New York: Norton, 1975). 2 Empson, “Missing Dates”; Roethke, “The Waking”
Helen Louise Gardner, ed., The New Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1950 (Oxford,: Clarendon Press, 1975). 3 Wilde, “Theocritus”; Empson, “Missing Dates”; Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Richard Ellmann, ed., The New Oxford Book of American Verse (New York: Oxford University Press, 1976). 1 Roethke, “The Waking”
John Hayward, ed., The Penguin Book of English Verse (Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books, 1978). 1 Empson, “Missing Dates”
D. J. Enright, ed., The Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, 1945-1980 (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1980). 0 None.
Martin Booth, ed., Contemporary British and North American Verse: An Introductory Anthology (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1981). 0 None.
Donald Merriam Allen and George F. Butterick, eds., The Postmoderns: The New American Poetry Revised, 1st Evergreen edn. (New York: Grove Press, 1982). 0 None.
Alexander W. Allison, ed., The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 3rd edn. (New York: Norton, 1983). 3 Empson, “Missing Dates”; Roethke, “The Waking”; Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Robert Penn Warren and Academy of American Poets., eds., Fifty Years of American Poetry: Anniversary Volume for the Academy of American Poets (New York: H.N. Abrams, 1984). 0 None.
A. Poulin, Jr., ed., Contemporary American Poetry, 4th edn. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985). 3 Roethke, “The Waking”; Bishop, “One Art”; Justice, “In Memory of the Unknown Poet Robert Boardman Vaughn”
Robert Pack, Sydney Lea, Jay Parini, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference of Middlebury College., eds., The Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (Hanover: Published for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Middlebury College by University Press of New England, 1985). 3 Justice, “Villanelle at Sundown”; Morgan, “The Christmas Tree”; Simmerman, “Hide-and-Go-Seek” [?]
Richard Ellmann and Robert O’Clair, eds., The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, 2nd edn. (New York: Norton, 1988). 9 Empson, “Villanelle” and “Missing Dates”; Auden, Miranda; Roethke, “The Waking”; Bishop, “One Art”; Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”; Hugo, “The Freaks at Spurgin Road Field”; Justice, In Memory of the Unknown Poet Robert Boardman Vaughn; Dove, “Parsley”
A. Poulin, Jr., Contemporary American Poetry, 5th edn. (Boston and Toronto: Houghton Mifflin, 1991). 2 Roethke, “The Waking”; Bishop, “One Art”
Paul Hoover, ed., Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology (New York: Norton, 1994). 2 Lehman, “First Offense”; Yau, “Chinese Villanelle”
Jay Parini, ed., The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995). 0 None.
Carl Woodring and James S. Shapiro, eds., The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry (New York: Columbia University Press, 1995). 2 Davidson, “The Battle”; Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Margaret W. Ferguson, Mary Jo Salter, and Jon Stallworthy, eds., The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 4th edn. (New York: W.W. Norton, 1996). 5 Empson, “Missing Dates”; Roethke, “The Waking”; Bishop, “One Art”; Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”; Dove, “Parsley”
A. Poulin, Jr., ed., Contemporary American Poetry, 6th edn. (Boston, Toronto: Houghton Mifflin, 1996). 5 Bishop, “One Art”; Roethke, “The Waking”; Strand, “2. The Disquieting Muses” (from “Two De Chiricos”); Williams, “Villanelle of the Suicide’s Mother”; Matthews, “Practice, Practice, Practice”
Robert Penn Warren and Academy of American Poets., eds., Sixty Years of American Poetry: Celebrating the Anniversary of the Academy of American Poets, Expanded edn. (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996). 1 Carolyn Kizer, “On a Line from Valéry”
Michael Collier, Stanley Plumly, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference of Middlebury College., eds., The New Bread Loaf Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry (Hanover, NH; London: Published for Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and Middlebury College Press by University Press of New England, 1999). 3 Linda Bierds, “Grand Forks, 1997”; Edward Hirsch, “Ocean of Grass”; Gregory Orr, “The Talk”
Christopher B. Ricks, ed., The Oxford Book of English Verse (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1999). 1 Empson, “Missing Dates”
Michael Collier and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference of Middlebury College, eds., The New American Poets: A Bread Loaf Anthology (Hanover, NH; London: University Press of New England, 2000). 0 None.
Paul Keegan, ed., The New Penguin Book of English Verse (London: Allen Lane, 2000). 4 Empson, “Missing Dates”; Auden, “Miranda”; Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”; Mahon, “Antarctica”
Cary Nelson, ed., Anthology of Modern American Poetry (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000). 3 Robinson, “The House on the Hill”; Bishop, “One Art”; Dove, “Parsley”
Keith Tuma, ed., Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001). 1 Empson, “Villanelle”
Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, and Robert O’Clair, eds., The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, 3rd edn. (New York: W.W. Norton, 2003). 6 Empson, “Villanelle” and “Missing Dates”; Roethke, “The Waking”; Bishop, “One Art”; Thomas, “Do not go gentle into that good night”; Dove, “Parsley”
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