100 Poems by 100 Poets: An Anthology, by Harold Pinter (Compiler with others)
To pass the time on a long train ride from London, playwright Harold Pinter and his two companions, Geoffrey Godbert and Anthony Astbury, set up a challenge: Choose 100 poems by 100 poets — living poets excluded — to represent the finest poetry ever written in English.
The three agreed to organize this collection unconventionally, alphabetically by author rather than chronologically.
The resulting anthology is challenging, eclectic, very personal, and great fun. With its surprising juxtapositions and gargantuan range of voice and style, 100 Poems by 100 Poets brings old favourites into a new light and less well-known poems out of the shadows.