375D: Poetry Anthology Including “If”

I am looking for what I think is an anthology of poetry, illustrated, that contains an extremely cleverly illustrated version of Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If”. Black and white line drawings I believe. I remember seeing it in a bookstore in Ithaca circa 2012 it might have been newly published then. There were other poems in the book, possibly also short stories? And authors besides Kipling?

5 thoughts on “375D: Poetry Anthology Including “If”

  1. Mary Radlhammer Kiang

    Is it one of the many illustrated versions of ‘Rewards and Fairies’ by Rudyard Kipling, originally published in 1910? The book is full of short stories and poems, one of which is ‘If’. It has been republished and illustrated differently in different versions. Hope this is helpful.

  2. Sera Young

    Thank you Mary. As it happens, this is a collection of poems by many authors, not just Kipling. And the drawings are quite modern. Such a challenge to find it!

  3. Gill

    This one is modern, almost a cross between graphic design and cartoon, with “If” memorably illustrated…

    The Graphic Canon, volume 3 : from Heart of Darkness to Hemingway to Infinite Jest, published 2013, New York : Seven Stories Press

  4. Sera Young

    Dear Gill, YES! That was it. I can’t tell you how grateful I am. I have been looking for this book for almost a decade. Lots of other good treasures in there too. Thanks so very much.


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