The Art of Angling offers a bountiful catch of poems from around the world & through the ages on every aspect of the beloved sport.
Fishing has inspired a wealth of poetry—Tang Dynasty meditations; Japanese haiku; medieval rhymes; classic verses by Homer & Shakespeare; poems by Donne, Goethe, Tennyson, & Yeats. Modern masterpieces abound as well, by the likes of Federico García Lorca, Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, Robert Lowell, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Audre Lorde, Richard Hugo, & Derek Walcott. In the hands of the poets collected here, fishing with a hook & line yields reflections both sparklingly light & awe-inspiringly deep. Filled with humor, nostalgia, adventure, celebrations of the beauties of nature, & metaphors for the art of living, The Art of Angling is sure to lure anglers & lovers of poetry alike.