It's divided by decades and features the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s.
It was an interesting collection. Not what I was expecting, to be sure.
But I guess the Pulitzers like word play more than actual emotion.
I went to the 60s 1st thinking, "All the upheaval, there should be some great poems."
Phyllis McGinley was the only woman who made the cut for that decade. And she was born in 1905, her biographical sketch notes. So it was probably too much to expect that she'd have something to say on the decade.
This is "Almost Any Evening" (in full):
On all the channels,
So why did I pick the selection. The cover is pink and like confetti. It caught my eye. And with take hold! I thought it would be poems about revolution and struggle. Instead it was a look at a select group of people who led very insulated lives and rarely had a deep thought. Or even a shallow one.