De/Compositions: 101 Good Poems Gone Wrong

W. D. Snodgrass
Published in 2001
by Graywolf Press

For each of the acclaimed classics collected in this poetry anthology, W. D. Snodgrass has rewritten an accompanying “wrong” version to illustrate the various ways elements of craft and artistry combine to create remarkable verse. By viewing Snodgrass’s often humorous reimaginings side by side with the originals by poets such as William Blake, e. e. cummings, Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, Wallace Stevens, and W. B. Yeats, readers and writers gain valuable insight into the inner workings of great poetry.