Both noted poets themselves, X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia write of their subject with a humor, style, and verve that makes the joys of poetry accessible to all. An introduction to a balance of contemporary and classic poems. Casebooks offer in-depth look at an author or clusters of works, for example "Latin American Poetry." Authors Joe Kennedy and Dana Gioia provide inviting and illuminating introductions to the poets included and to the elements of poetry. Coverage of writing about literature is also included. For those interested in learning about poetry.Kennedy, X. J. is the author of 'Introduction to Poetry', published 0010 under ISBN 9780321209399 and ISBN 0321209397.