• 100 Great Books in Haiku  Pop Penguin
    100 Great Books in Haiku Pop Penguin
    ISBN: 9780141399423
    Title: 100 Great Books in Haiku Pop Penguin
    Author: BADER DAVID

    In the sixteenth century, Zen monks in Japan developed the haiku, an unrhymed poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines. Now, in One Hundred Great Books in Haiku, David Bader has applied this ancient poetic form to the classics. From Homer to Milton to Dostyevsky, the great books are finally within reach of even the shortest attention spans!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • 100 Poems to See You Through
    100 Poems to See You Through
    ISBN: 9780091958176
    Title: 100 Poems to See You Through
    Author: GOODWIN DAISY

    When times are tough - whether because of illness, bereavement or receiving bad news - it can be hard to find the right words. Help comes in the form of this beautifully packaged gift book, comprising 100 life-affirming poems handpicked by an expert on poetry. Grouping the poems by theme - from 'Hearing Bad News' to 'How To Carry On' - this gem of a book features contributions from classical poets such as John Keats, Emily Bront , W.H. Auden and Christina Rossetti alongside lines from more contemporary poets such as Philip Larkin, Elizabeth Jennings, Raymond Carver, Carol Ann Duffy and Wendy Cope. It adds up to a wonderful pick-me-up - a self-administered drug guaranteed to make a dark day brighter and act as a great lyrical crutch.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 101 Sonnets
    101 Sonnets
    ISBN: 9780571278732
    Title: 101 Sonnets
    Author: PATERSON DON ED

    Poets have been fascinated and challenged by the sonnet ever since it was imported from Italy to England in the sixteenth century. With its fourteen lines, inexhaustibly variable, it has met particular needs of almost every major poet from Thomas Wyatt to Paul Muldoon. Don Paterson, himself an adept of the form, has devised an anthology that is both a sharing of personal favourites and a celebration of high moments in the sonnet's history. His introduction and wonderfully insightful notes provide a history and commentary that will prove illuminating to the casual reader and indispensable to the student or aspiring sonneteer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • 1914: Poetry Remembers
    1914: Poetry Remembers
    ISBN: 9780571302154
    Title: 1914: Poetry Remembers
    Author: DUFFY CAROL ANN ED

    The First World War holds a unique place in the nation's history; the poetry it produced, a unique place in the nation's hearts. To mark the centenary of the First World War in 2014, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has engaged the most eminent poets of the present to choose the writing from the Great War that touched them most profoundly: their choices are here in this powerful and moving assembly. But this anthology is more than a record of war writing. Carol Ann Duffy has commissioned these same poets of the present to look back across the past and write a poem of their own in response to the war to end all wars.
    Whether as a reader your interest is in the Great War or the great war poets, or whether it is in the poetry of today, this anthology will hold a special place in your affections, as it remembers and recalls - a and through its commissioned work, renews and honours - the engagement between poetry and this terrible, unworldly of world conflicts.



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    Price: $25.00
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  • 1953
    1953
    ISBN: 9780702249525
    Title: 1953
    Author: PAGE GEOFF

    A moment in time, an Australian country town and characters to remember, all brought to life in engaging verse.1953 is a unique verse narrative composed of monologues and verse portraits. Together, these build towards the story of an Australian town, Eurandangee, and its people on a particular summer's day in the 1950s. The poems reflect the perspective of a number of the town's residents. Rumbling beneath this is the broader examination of a developing post-war Australia, with issues of the lingering effects of war and violence and an accumulation of cultural change.Vivid and innovative, 1953 is a striking work of narrative poetry, and a magnificent portrait of an Australian town of the period, and a dramatic moment within that.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 200 Weeks
    200 Weeks
    ISBN: 9780992817145
    Title: 200 Weeks
    Author: RICHARDS GAVIN

    NO IMAGE OR BLURB

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 20th Century in Poetry
    20th Century in Poetry
    ISBN: 9780091940171
    Title: 20th Century in Poetry
    Author: HULSE MICHAEL & RAE SIMON (EDS)

    This ambitious anthology presents in chronological order over 400 poems written in the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history and then select no more than 4 poems for each year. Notes to the poems place each one in its historical context and trace the century's poetic development, while concise biographies for each poet complete the anthology. By organizing the poems in chronological order, readers will see poets in a new light. Here A.E. Houseman, for example, rubs shoulders with T.S. Eliot, showing that traditional forms can hold their own against the modernist orthodoxy. Here are poets rescued from oblivion, such as the suffragette who wrote a compelling poem about her mistreatment in Holloway Prison in 1912 or the medical offer who went into Belsen with the British troops producing an eye-witness poem of lasting power. All the major events of the twentieth century are reflected in the choice of poems within these pages. This richly rewarding collection makes invaluable reading for poetry lovers all over the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $73.00
    $73.00
  • 3 Sections
    3 Sections
    ISBN: 9781555976620
    Title: 3 Sections
    Author: SESHADRI VIJAY

    First I had threeapocalyptic visions, each more terrible than the last.The graves open, and the sea rises to kill us all.Then the doorbell rang, and I went downstairs and signed for two packages- -from "This Morning"Vijay Seshadri's new poetry is assured and expert, his line as canny as ever. In an array of poetic forms from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, 3 Sections confronts perplexing divisions of contemporary life-a wayward history, an indeterminate future, and a present condition of wanting to outthink time. This is an extraordinary book, witty and vivacious, by one of America's best poets.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 3 Sections Poems
    3 Sections Poems
    ISBN: 9781555977160
    Title: 3 Sections Poems
    Author: SESHADRI VIJAY

    The winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, now in paperback
    ""
    "First I had three"

    "apocalyptic visions, each more terrible than the last." "The graves open, and the sea rises to kill us all."
    "Then the doorbell rang, and I went downstairs and signed for two packages "
    from "This Morning"

    In an array of poetic forms from the rhyming lyric to the philosophical meditation to the prose essay, "3 Sections" confronts perplexing divisions of contemporary life a wayward history, an indeterminate future, and a perpetual longing to out-think time. This is a vital book by one of America's best poets."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00

    $34.00
  • 40 Sonnets
    40 Sonnets
    ISBN: 9780571310890
    Title: 40 Sonnets
    Author: PATERSON DON

    This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of forty sonnets. Some take a more traditional form, some are highly experimental, but what these poems share is a lyrical intelligence and musical gift that has been visible in his work since his first book of poems, Nil Nil, in 2009. Addressed to children, friends and enemies, the living and the dead, musicians, poets and dogs, these poems display an ambition in their scope and tonal range matched by the breadth of their concerns. Here, voices call home from the blackout and the airlock, the storm cave and the séance, the coalshed, the war, the ringroad, the forest and the sea. These are voices frustrated by distance, by shot glass and bar rail, by the dark, leaving the 'sound that fades up from the hiss, / like a glass some random downdraught had set ringing, / now full of its only note, its lonely call . . .'In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self - in some of the most powerful and formally assured poems he has written to date. This is a rich and accomplished new work from one of the foremost poets writing in English today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 40 Sonnets
    40 Sonnets
    ISBN: 9780571310913
    Title: 40 Sonnets
    Author: PATERSON DON


    This new collection from Don Paterson, his first since the Forward prize-winning Rain in 2009, is a series of forty sonnets. Some take a more traditional form, some are highly experimental, but what these poems share is a lyrical intelligence and musical gift that has been visible in his work since his first book of poems, Nil Nil, in 2009.


    Addressed to children, friends and enemies, the living and the dead, musicians, poets and dogs, these poems display an ambition in their scope and tonal range matched by the breadth of their concerns. Here, voices call home from the blackout and the airlock, the storm cave and the séance, the coalshed, the war, the ringroad, the forest and the sea. These are voices frustrated by distance, by shot glass and bar rail, by the dark, leaving the 'sound that fades up from the hiss, / like a glass some random downdraught had set ringing, / now full of its only note, its lonely call . . .'


    In 40 Sonnets Paterson returns to some of his central themes - contradiction and strangeness, tension and transformation, the dream world, and the divided self - in some of the most powerful and formally assured poems he has written to date. This is a rich and accomplished new work from one of the foremost poets writing in English today.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 77 Dream Songs
    77 Dream Songs
    ISBN: 9780374534523
    Title: 77 Dream Songs
    Author: BERRYMAN JOHN

    A wild, masterful Pulitzer Prize-winning cycle of poems that half a century later still shocks and astounds

    John Berryman was hardly unknown when he published "77 Dream Songs," but the volume was, nevertheless, a shock and a revelation. A "spooky" collection in the words of Robert Lowell-"a maddening work of genius."
    As Henri Cole notes in his elegant, perceptive introduction, Berryman had discovered "a looser style that mixed high and low dictions with a strange syntax." Berryman had also discovered his most enduring alter ego, a paranoid, passionate, depressed, drunk, irrepressible antihero named Henry or, sometimes, Mr. Bones: "We touch at certain points," Berryman claimed, of Henry, "But I am an actual human being."
    Henry may not be real, but he comes alive on the page. And while the most famous of the Dream Songs begins, "Life, friends, is boring," these poems never are. Henry lusts: seeing a woman "Filling her compact & delicious body / with chicken paprika" he can barely restrain himself: "only the fact of her husband & four other people / kept me from springing on her." Henry despairs: "All the world like a woolen lover / once did seem on Henry's side. / Then came a departure." Henry, afraid of his own violent urges, consoles himself: "Nobody is ever missing."
    "77 Dream Songs" won the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, but Berryman's formal and emotional innovations-he cracks the language open, creates a new idiom in which to express eternal feelings-remain as alive and immediate today as ever."

    Price: $31.00

    $31.00
  • 99 Ways into Nz Poetry
    99 Ways into Nz Poetry
    ISBN: 9781869791780
    Title: 99 Ways into Nz Poetry
    Author: RICKETTS HARRY & GREEN PAULA

    This book celebrates the richness and variety of New Zealand poetry by outlining many of the numerous ways to read - and write - poems. It offers 80 key poems that showcase different aspects of the genre, as well as commentary from 25 poets about what inspired them to write specific works. With insightful and wide-reaching chapters from Paula Green and Harry Ricketts on such elements as form, context, features, effects and identity, this is a lively and accessible introduction to New Zealand poetry. Packed with images of poets and poetry collections, it is an invaluable book for any lover of New Zealand writing.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Aboriginal to Nowhere
    Aboriginal to Nowhere
    ISBN: 9780473365677
    Title: Aboriginal to Nowhere
    Author: FRAZER BRENTLEY

    This new collection from a widely admired Australian poet of his generation, combines major new sequences with shorter lyrical, concrete and prose poems, and gives a generational sense of what it means to be an urban Australian looking into the future. A 21st century apocalyptic howl from the cities: Aboriginal to nowhere.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Accepting the Disaster
    Accepting the Disaster
    ISBN: 9780374535469
    Title: Accepting the Disaster
    Author: MEHIGEN JOSHUA

    One of "The New York Times"' 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014 An astonishing new collection from one of our finest emerging poetsA shark's tooth, the shape-shifting cloud drifting from a smokestack, the smoke detectors that hang, ominous but disregarded, overhead--very little escapes the watchful eye of Joshua Mehigan. The poems in "Accepting the Disaster" range from lyric miniatures like "The Crossroads," a six-line sketch of an accident scene, to "The Orange Bottle," an expansive narrative page-turner whose main character suffers a psychotic episode after quitting medication. Mehigan blends the naturalistic milieu of such great chroniclers of American life as Stephen Crane and Studs Terkel with the cinematic menace and wonder of Fritz Lang. Balanced by the music of his verse, this unusual combination brings an eerie resonance to the real lives and institutions it evokes. These poems capture with equal tact the sinister quiet of a deserted Main Street, the tragic grandiosity of Michael Jackson, the loneliness of a self-loathing professor, the din of a cement factory, and the saving grandeur of the natural world. This much-anticipated second collection is the work of a nearly unrivaled craftsman, whose first book was called by "Poetry ""a work of some poise and finish, by turns delicate and robust."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Accession
    Accession
    ISBN: 9780241977637
    Title: Accession
    Author: MICHAEL LIVI

    'She is the best of the modern chroniclers of these mediaeval wars . . . beautifully written, politically astute and full of insight into the moments when great history meets fragile human hearts.' The Times Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou - two women who have fought to the bitter end to see their sons take the English throne. But with her son Edward killed in battle, and imprisoned herself, what next for Margaret of Anjou? And will Margaret Beaufort live to see Richard III deposed, and her son Henry Tudor finally ascend the throne? In this powerful and dramatic conclusion to Livi Michael's Wars of the Roses trilogy, the stakes are higher than ever, the sides are ever-changing, and all will be decided at the Battle of Bosworth . . .

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems 1964 to 2001
    Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems 1964 to 2001
    ISBN: 9780241144732
    Title: Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems 1964 to 2001
    Author: SEBALD W G

    When W.G. Sebald died in 2001, he was internationally acknowledged as one of the most important German writers of our era. Now, thanks to Iain Galbraith's vibrant translations, the full breadth of his poetry is available in English for the first time.This volume brings together poems published during Sebald's lifetime with an additional selection of those which were found in his literary archives in Marbach and never published while he was alive. Arranged chronologically, from work published during his student days in the 1960s to the longer narratives he produced during the 1980s, the poems touch on the themes which were closest to Sebald - nature and history; forgetting and remembering; borders, journeys and landscapes - and express in short, lyrical form the same distinctive insight and sensitivity that shaped his great works of prose fiction.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems 1964-2001
    Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems 1964-2001
    ISBN: 9780141044866
    Title: Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems 1964-2001
    Author: SEBALD W G

    Across the Land and the Water brings together poems from throughout W. G. Sebald's life as well as additional works found after his death. Arranged chronologically, from his student days in the 1960s to the longer narratives he worked on in the 1980s, these poems are suffused by the themes which dominated Sebald's books. Here you will find subtle vignettes on nature and history, death and memory, journeys and landscapes, each short piece filled with insight, sensitivity and brilliance.'When you read Sebald you are transported to another realm. Reading him is a truly sublime experience.'& Literary Review'Gracefully unsettling. The poems invest every landscape with an archaeologist's sense of the pain, toil and loss secreted in each layer of soil.' Independent'One of the most important writers of our time' A. S. Byatt'Delightful.' Economist'show a humane and complex intelligence and deserve a place next to Sebald's prose output' New Statesman

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems, 1964-2001
    Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems, 1964-2001
    ISBN: 9780812981100
    Title: Across the Land & the Water: Selected Poems, 1964-2001
    Author: SEBALD W G

    "A splendid addition to an already extraordinary oeuvre."--Teju Cole, "The New Yorker"
    German-born W. G. Sebald is best known as the innovative author of "Austerlitz, "the prose classic of World War II culpability and conscience that put its author in the company of Nabokov, Calvino, and Borges. Now comes the first major collection of this literary master's poems. Skillfully translated by Iain Galbraith, they range from pieces Sebald wrote as a student in the sixties to those completed right before his untimely death in 2001. In nearly one hundred poems--the majority published in English for the first time--Sebald explores his trademark themes, from nature and history, to wandering and wondering, to oblivion and memory. Soaring and searing, the poetry of W. G. Sebald is an indelible addition to his superb body of work, and this collection is bound to become a classic in its own right.
    "How fortunate we are to have this writer's startling imagination freshly on display once again, expressed in language honed to a perfect simplicity."--Billy Collins
    "A watershed volume . . . nothing less than transcendent."--"BookPage"
    " Sebald was] a defining writer of his era."--"The New Republic"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Adrian Mole: the Collected Poems
    Adrian Mole: the Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9780718188030
    Title: Adrian Mole: the Collected Poems
    Author: TOWNSEND SUE


    Mole Press - a brand new imprint of Penguin Books - is proud to announce the first publication of The Collected Poems of Adrian Mole to mark the author's 50TH birthday.


    'Edgy politics, tortured eroticism, misunderstood intellect, changing Britain - a whiff of the sublime. Mole's contribution is significant' Daily Telegraph

    Featuring poems scattered over nearly thirty years of writing and salvaged from the diaries 'authored' by one Sue Townsend, this slim volume features more than thirty pieces of Adrian's unique art.


    From his timeless first documented poem - The Tap - via classic odes to his muse, first and only true love Pandora (I adore ya), we follow Adrian's life in verse form. We not only witness his burgeoning political anger in works like Mrs Thatcher (Do you weep, Mrs Thatcher, do you weep?) but also see in later poems his merciless examination of the hollow shell of masculinity as well as documenting his declining libido in tragic pieces like To My Organ.


    For the first time in a single volume, these are the collected poems of misunderstood intellectual and tortured poet Adrian Mole.


    'It's really, really, really funny' David Walliams

    'Wonderfully funny and sharp as knives' Sunday Times

    'One of the great comic creations' Daily Mirror

    'The funniest person in the world' Caitlin Moran


    'I ruthlessly exploited Adrian. But he can't afford to sue me' Sue Townsend



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Adrienne Rich: Collected Poems, 1950-2012
    Adrienne Rich: Collected Poems, 1950-2012
    ISBN: 9780393285116
    Title: Adrienne Rich: Collected Poems, 1950-2012
    Author: RICH ADRIENNE; RANKINE CLAUDIA (INTRODUCTION BY)

    Adrienne Rich was the singular voice of her generation and one of our most important American poets. She brought discussions of gender, race, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse, pushing formal boundaries and consistently examining both self and society.

    This collected volume traces the evolution of her poetry, from her earliest work, which was formally exact and decorous, to her later work, which became increasingly radical in both its free-verse form and feminist and political content. The entire body of her poetry is on display in this vast volume, including the National Book Award winning Diving Into the Wreck and her prize-winning Atlas of the Difficult World.

    The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich gathers and memorializes all of her boldly political, formally ambitious, thoughtful, and lucid work, the whole of which makes her one of the most prolific and influential poets of our time."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $82.00

    $82.00
  • Adulterous Citizen: Poems Stories Essays
    Adulterous Citizen: Poems Stories Essays
    ISBN: 9780996224222
    Title: Adulterous Citizen: Poems Stories Essays
    Author: DOSHI TISHANI

    Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Women's Studies. Travel. This is an exploration into an obsession. THE ADULTEROUS CITIZEN contemplates the feeling of belonging, while yearning for the seduction of elsewhere. Tishani Doshi guides us through the streets of Cartagena, the seaside of Madras, and the bronze cliffs of Wales; through arcane museums and into strangers' houses; her poems, short stories and essays take us on a train ride across India into self-discovery and a teenager's failed escape on the American Road, into a house of childhood ghosts, and on a journey of a delusional widow in the Himalayas. Travelling along are those abstract countries of memory and the imagination—the author's constant companions, and the reason why she writes at all: because she just "won't shut up!"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Adultolescence
    Adultolescence
    ISBN: 9781501178320
    Title: Adultolescence
    Author: HANNA GABBIE

    Comedian Gabbie Hanna brings levity to the twists and turns of modern adulthood in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poetry.

    In poems ranging from the singsong rhythms of children's verses to a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores what it means to feel like a kid and an adult all at once, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence announces the arrival of a brilliant new voice with a magical ability to connect through alienation, cut to the profound with internet slang, and detonate wickedly funny jokes between moments of existential dread. You'll turn to the last page because you get her, and you'll return to the first because she gets you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Adventures of Tom Bombadil Pocket Edition
    Adventures of Tom Bombadil Pocket Edition
    ISBN: 9780007557271
    Title: Adventures of Tom Bombadil Pocket Edition
    Author: TOLKIEN J R R

    This revised and expanded edition of Tolkien's own Hobbit-inspired poetry includes previously unpublished poems and notes, and is beautifully illustrated by 'Narnia' artist Pauline Baynes.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Aeneid
    Aeneid
    ISBN: 9780140449327
    Title: Aeneid
    Author: VIRGIL

    Virgil (70-19 B.C.) needs no formal introduction, as he has long been considered Ancient Rome's greatest poet and is globally renowned for The Aeneid, one of the most famous epic poems in history. Virgil's other greatest works are considered to be the Eclogues (or Bucolics), and the Georgics, although several minor poems collected in the Appendix Vergiliana are also attributed to him.
    Similar to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid was considered Rome's national epic and legend, and it was immediately popular within the empire. It is said Virgil recited parts of it to Caesar Augustus, and it's believed the epic poem was unfinished when Virgil died in 19 B.C. The works of Virgil also had a dramatic effect on other Latin poetry. The Eclogues, Georgics, and above all the Aeneid became standard texts in school curricula with which all educated Romans were familiar. In the millennium following Virgil, poets often cited his work. For example, Ovid parodies the opening lines of the Aeneid in Book 14 of the Metamorphoses, and Lucan's epic, the Bellum Civile, has been considered an anti-Virgilian epic, disposing with the divine mechanism, treating historical events, and diverging drastically from Virgilian epic practice. Even Gregory of Tours, who admired Virgil, quotes Rome's poet, and Virgil famously guides Dante through Hell in the Italian's great work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Aeneid
    Aeneid
    ISBN: 9780143106296
    Title: Aeneid
    Author: VIRGIL & FAGLES ROBERT

    After his bestselling ""Iliad"" and ""Odyssey,"" today's top-dog classical translator hits the trifecta with Virgil's epic about the founder of Rome.--""Newsweek.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Aeneid
    Aeneid
    ISBN: 9780199231959
    Title: Aeneid
    Author: VIRGIL

    Frederick Ahl's new translation captures the excitement, poetic energy, and intellectual force of the original in a way that has never been done before. Ahl has used a version of Virgil's ancient hexameter, a swift-moving six-beat line varying between twelve and seventeen syllables, to reproduce the original poetry in a thrillingly accurate and engaging style. This is an Aeneid that the first-time reader can grasp and enjoy, and whose rendition of Virgil's subtleties of thought and language will enthrall those already familiar with the epic. Unlike most translators, Ahl has chosen to retain Virgil's word-play, the puns and anagrams and other instances of the poet's ebullient wit. ""Like Shakespeare and the Greek tragedians, Virgil grasped that humor and earnestness are not mutually exclusive in art any more than they are in life. One should read the Aeneid not in solemn homage, but for enjoyment."" Enhanced by Elaine Fantham's Introduction, Ahl's comprehensive notes and an invaluable indexed glossary, this lively new translation brings readers closer to the original and the myriad enjoyments to be found there.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Aeneid (fagles Trans) Deluxe Ed
    Aeneid (fagles Trans) Deluxe Ed
    ISBN: 9780143105138
    Title: Aeneid (fagles Trans) Deluxe Ed
    Author: VIRGIL

    Virgil (70-19 B.C.) needs no formal introduction, as he has long been considered Ancient Rome's greatest poet and is globally renowned for The Aeneid, one of the most famous epic poems in history. Virgil's other greatest works are considered to be the Eclogues (or Bucolics), and the Georgics, although several minor poems collected in the Appendix Vergiliana are also attributed to him.
    Similar to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid was considered Rome's national epic and legend, and it was immediately popular within the empire. It is said Virgil recited parts of it to Caesar Augustus, and it's believed the epic poem was unfinished when Virgil died in 19 B.C. The works of Virgil also had a dramatic effect on other Latin poetry. The Eclogues, Georgics, and above all the Aeneid became standard texts in school curricula with which all educated Romans were familiar. In the millennium following Virgil, poets often cited his work. For example, Ovid parodies the opening lines of the Aeneid in Book 14 of the Metamorphoses, and Lucan's epic, the Bellum Civile, has been considered an anti-Virgilian epic, disposing with the divine mechanism, treating historical events, and diverging drastically from Virgilian epic practice. Even Gregory of Tours, who admired Virgil, quotes Rome's poet, and Virgil famously guides Dante through Hell in the Italian's great work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Aeneid Book Vi
    Aeneid Book Vi
    ISBN: 9780571327317
    Title: Aeneid Book Vi
    Author: VIRGIL & HEANEY SEAMUS (TRANS)

    A melancholy masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century

    In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the "Aeneid," Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In "Stepping Stones," a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the significance of the poem to his writing, noting that "there's one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas's venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years--the golden bough, Charon's barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father."

    In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and sophisticated poetic voice as was on show in his translation of "Beowulf," a reimagining which, in the words of James Wood, "created something imperishable and great that is stainless--stainless, because its force as poetry makes it untouchable by the claw of literalism: it lives singly, as an English language poem."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00

    $39.00
  • Aeneid Book Vi
    Aeneid Book Vi
    ISBN: 9780571327324
    Title: Aeneid Book Vi
    Author: HEANEY SEAMUS


    A masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century


    In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney s translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil s epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows the hero, Aeneas, on his descent into the underworld. In Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O Driscoll, Heaney acknowledged the significance of the poem to his writing, noting that there s one Virgilian journey that has indeed been a constant presence, and that is Aeneas s venture into the underworld. The motifs in Book VI have been in my head for years the golden bough, Charon s barge, the quest to meet the shade of the father.


    In this new translation, Heaney employs the same deft handling of the original combined with the immediacy of language and the sophisticated poetic voice that were on show in his translation of Beowulf, a reimagining which, in the words of James Wood, created something imperishable and great that is stainless stainless, because its force as poetry makes it untouchable by the claw of literalism: it lives singly, as an English-language poem.

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    Format: Paperback
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  • After Brecht
    After Brecht
    ISBN: 9781857548839
    Title: After Brecht
    Author: LEEDER KAREN [TRANS]

    German poets who have responded to Bertolt Brecht's remarkable legacy as a dramatist, poet, and polemicist are collected in this anthology, published to mark the 50th anniversary of his death in 1956. These poems demonstrate how Brecht's concerns and unique diction have become the very stuff of modern poetry, while critical works tend to focus on Brecht's role in shaping modern theater. This refreshing anthology illuminates Brecht's oeuvre, creating a poetic dialogue between past, present, and future that features such distinguished poets as Wolf Biermann, Heinrich Boll, Paul Celan, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and Peter Huchel as well as translators David Constantine, Ian Fairley, Michael Hamburger, and Michael Hofmann.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $43.00
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  • After Nature
    After Nature
    ISBN: 9780375756580
    Title: After Nature
    Author: SEBALD W G

    After Nature, W. G. Sebald's first literary work, now translated into English by Michael Hamburger, explores the lives of three men connected by their restless questioning of humankind's place in the natural world. From the efforts of each, "an order arises, in places beautiful and comforting, though more cruel, too, than the previous state of ignorance." The first figure is the great German Re-naissance painter Matthias Grünewald. The second is the Enlightenment botanist-explorer Georg Steller, who accompanied Bering to the Arctic. The third is the author himself, who describes his wanderings among landscapes scarred by the wrecked certainties of previous ages.

    After Natureintroduces many of the themes that W. G. Sebald explored in his subsequent books. A haunting vision of the waxing and waning tides of birth and devastation that lie behind and before us, it confirms the author's position as one of the most profound and original writers of our time.


    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Afterland Poems
    Afterland Poems
    ISBN: 9781555977702
    Title: Afterland Poems
    Author: DER VANG MAI


    The 2016 winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Carolyn Forch#65533;

    When I make the crossing, you must not be taken no matter what
    the current gives. When we reach the camp,

    there will be thousands like us.
    If I make it onto the plane, you must follow me to the roads
    and waiting pastures of America.

    We will not ride the water today on the shoulders of buffalo
    as we used to many years ago, nor will we forage
    for the sweetest mangoes.

    I am refugee. You are too. Cry, but do not weep.


    --from "Transmigration"


    Afterland is a powerful, essential collection of poetry that recounts with devastating detail the Hmong exodus from Laos and the fate of thousands of refugees seeking asylum. Mai Der Vang is telling the story of her own family, and by doing so, she also provides an essential history of the Hmong culture's ongoing resilience in exile. Many of these poems are written in the voices of those fleeing unbearable violence after U.S. forces recruited Hmong fighters in Laos in the Secret War againstcommunism, only to abandon them after that war went awry. That history is little known or understood, but the three hundred thousand Hmong now living in the United States are living proof of its aftermath. With poems of extraordinary force and grace,Afterland holds an original place in American poetry and lands with a sense of humanity saved, of outrage, of a deep tradition broken by war and ocean but still intact, remembered, and lived.



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  • Age of Anxiety: a Baroque Eclogue
    Age of Anxiety: a Baroque Eclogue
    ISBN: 9780691138152
    Title: Age of Anxiety: a Baroque Eclogue
    Author: AUDEN W H


    When it was first published in 1947, The Age of Anxiety--W. H. Auden's last, longest, and most ambitious book-length poem--immediately struck a powerful chord, capturing the imagination of the cultural moment that it diagnosed and named. Beginning as a conversation among four strangers in a barroom on New York's Third Avenue, Auden's analysis of Western culture during the Second World War won the Pulitzer Prize and inspired a symphony by Leonard Bernstein as well as a ballet by Jerome Robbins. Yet reviews of the poem were sharply divided, and today, despite its continuing fame, it is unjustly neglected by readers.


    This volume--the first annotated, critical edition of the poem--introduces this important work to a new generation of readers by putting it in historical and biographical context and elucidating its difficulties. Alan Jacobs's introduction and thorough annotations help today's readers understand and appreciate the full richness of a poem that contains some of Auden's most powerful and beautiful verse, and that still deserves a central place in the canon of twentieth-century poetry.



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    Price: $52.00
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  • Agonist
    Agonist
    ISBN: 9780702259746
    Title: Agonist
    Author: DEO SHASTRA

    In its wildness, originality and vitality, this collection announces a distinctive new poetic voice. Like the agonist that binds to a receptor to start a chemical response, these poems conduct experiments with the poetics of attachment, spark and charge. Found poetries adjoin explorations of the limits of form, where the languages of anatomy, etymology and incantation mingle. Together, they craft conversations about fracture and repair, energy, love, and danger.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • Aimless Love: New & Selected Poems
    Aimless Love: New & Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9781447252504
    Title: Aimless Love: New & Selected Poems
    Author: COLLINS BILLY

    Aimless Love is Billy Collins first new compilation of poems in twelve years, and a wonderful successor to his first, the bestselling Taking Off Emily Dickinsons Clothes. Aimless Love combines more than fifty new poems with generous selections from four previous books Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collinss unmistakable voice at once plain-speaking, witty and richly imaginative is clearly heard on every page. No poet writing today communicates so directly and effectively, and no living poet has managed to both enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry while expanding its audience so dramatically: his poems appeal to readers and live audiences across the globe, and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic and serious, Collinss poetry unearths the wonder in the everyday: in his own words, his poems begin in Kansas and end in Oz. Weaving the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace.

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  • Akhmatova
    Akhmatova
    ISBN: 9781841597706
    Title: Akhmatova
    Author: AKHMATOVA ANNA


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  • Akhmatova : Poems
    Akhmatova : Poems
    ISBN: 9780307264244
    Title: Akhmatova : Poems
    Author: AKHMATOVA ANNA ANDREEVENA

    A legend in her own time both for her brilliant poetry and for her resistance to oppression, Anna Akhmatovadenounced by the Soviet regime for her eroticism, mysticism, and political indifferenceis one of the greatest Russian poets of the twentieth century. Before the revolution, Akhmatova was a wildly popular young poet who lived a bohemian life. She was one of the leaders of a movement of poets whose ideal was beautiful clarityin her deeply personal work, themes of love and mourning are conveyed with passionate intensity and economy, her voice by turns tender and fierce. A vocal critic of Stalinism, she saw her work banned for many years and was expelled from the Writers Unioncondemned as half nun, half harlot. Despite this censorship, her reputation continued to flourish underground, and she is still among Russias most beloved poets. Here are poems from all her major worksincluding the magnificent Requiem commemorating the victims of Stalins terrorand some that have been newly translated for this edition.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Albertine Workout
    Albertine Workout
    ISBN: 9780811223171
    Title: Albertine Workout
    Author: CARSON ANNE

    The Albertine Workout contains fifty-nine paragraphs, with appendices, summarizing Anne Carson's research on Albertine, the principal love interest of Marcel in Proust's Á la recherche du temps perdu.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Alcools Poemes 1898-1913...
    Alcools Poemes 1898-1913...
    ISBN: 9781272211301
    Title: Alcools Poemes 1898-1913...
    Author: APOLLINAIRE GUILLAUME

    This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Alcools: Poemes, 1898-1913 Guillaume Apollinaire Gallimard, 1920 French poetry; Poetry

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    Price: $44.00
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