• 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
  • 100 Poems
    100 Poems
    ISBN: 9780571347155
    Title: 100 Poems

    Seamus Heaney had the idea to form a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this himself, and no other edition exists which has such a broad range, drawing from first to last of his prize-winning collections. But now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, as well as discovering new favourites. It is a singular and welcoming anthology, reaching out far and wide, now and for years to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Aeneid Book VI
    Aeneid Book VI
    ISBN: 9780571327331
    Title: Aeneid Book VI

    The sixth book of Virgil'sAeneid, in which Aeneas travels into the underworld to meet the spirit of his father, captivated Seamus Heaney from his schooldays. It took on a special significance after his own father's death, becoming a touchstone to which he would return. HisBook VI bears the fruit of a lifetime's concentration upon it, and marks the end of Heaney's own poetic journey.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Aeneid: Fagles Translation: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
    Aeneid: Fagles Translation: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
    ISBN: 9780143105138
    Title: Aeneid: Fagles Translation: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

    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
  • Akhmatova: Poems
    Akhmatova: Poems
    ISBN: 9780307264244
    Title: Akhmatova: Poems

    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: $32.00
  • Alive: New & Selected Poems
    Alive: New & Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9781590178645
    Title: Alive: New & Selected Poems

    American poet Elizabeth Willis has written an electrifying body of work spanning more than twenty years. With a wild and inquisitive lyricism, Willis one of the most outstanding poets of her generation (Susan Howe) draws us into intricate patterns of thought and feeling. The intimate and civic address of these poems is laced with subterranean affinities among painters, botanists, politicians, witches and agitators. Coursing through this work is the clarity and resistance of a world that asks the poem "to rise to this, to speak its fury.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • American Sunrise: Poems
    American Sunrise: Poems
    ISBN: 9781324003861
    Title: American Sunrise: Poems
    Author: HARJO JOY

    In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territory, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history. In An American Sunrise, Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings. Her poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice. A descendent of storytellers and "one of our finest--and most complicated--poets" (Los Angeles Review of Books), Joy Harjo continues her legacy with this latest powerful collection.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
  • Anecdotal Evidence
    Anecdotal Evidence
    ISBN: 9780571338610
    Title: Anecdotal Evidence
    Author: COPE WENDY

    In her first collection of new poetry since 2011's acclaimed Family Values, Wendy Cope celebrates 'the half-forgotten stories of our lives' with compassion, wisdom and wit. Cope continues to be the most generous of authors, sharing her experience of childhood and marriage and writing poignantly about the passing of time. In several of the poems she reimagines Shakespeare in unorthodox fashion; in others she offers heartfelt tributes to friends and to public figures including Eric Morecambe and John Cage.

    Anecdotal Evidence demonstrates the formal brilliance and empathetic insight which have delighted readers for years, and shows why Wendy Cope is one of our best-loved poets.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry
    Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry
    ISBN: 9780811218726
    Title: Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry

    Anew, sun, to fire summer leaves move toward the ai from the stems of the branche fire summer fire summe from Ane Here is the complete music-filled arc of Louis Zukofsky s shorter verse collected in one volume: lyrical love poems written to his wife Celia and son Paul; the groundbreaking Poem Beginning The, which sends up The Waste Land and its cultural vision in a cloud of bricolage, a hilarious pastiche of quotes, canon and kitsch, high and low hopelessly intertwined (Michael Palmer); the boisterous, riotous translations of Catullus; spare, brilliant nature poems as if written by an ancient hokku master; his genius Mantis sestina; the enigmatic, spiraling, and beautiful last poems, 80 Flowers. Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry is a book of blessings and gifts for any poetry lover. "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Another Time
    Another Time
    ISBN: 9780571351152
    Title: Another Time
    Author: AUDEN W.H.

    Faber 90th Anniversary edition of this loved and admired collection of poems.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War & Peace
    Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War & Peace
    ISBN: 9780571347087
    Title: Armistice: A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War & Peace

    The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'. In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act and root of 'armistice' its stoppage or 'stand' of arms, its search for truce and ceasefire. In 100 poems, our most cherished poets of the Great War speak alongside those from other conflicts and cultures, so that we hear some of the lesser-heard voices of war, including wives, families, those left behind. These poems of war and peace memorialise the horror and the tragedy of conflict. At the same time, in armistice, they become a record of renewal and a testimony to hope.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Art of Falling
    Art of Falling
    ISBN: 9781781722374
    Title: Art of Falling
    Author: MOORE KIM

    Kim Moore, in her lively debut poetry collection, sets out her stall in the opening poems, firmly in the North amongst 'My People': "who swear without knowing they are swearing... scaffolders and plasterers and shoemakers and carers...". The poet's voice is direct, rhythmic, compelling. The lives of others also feature throughout, including a quietly devastating central sequence, 'How I abandoned My Body To His Keeping': the story of a woman embroiled in a relationship marked by coercion and violence. These are close-to-the-bone pieces, harrowing and exact.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Asymmetry: Poems
    Asymmetry: Poems
    ISBN: 9780374538736
    Title: Asymmetry: Poems

    A stunning new collection from Poland's leading poet

    Give me back my childhood,
    republic of loquacious sparrows,
    measureless thickets of nettles
    and the timid wood owl's nightly sobs.

    One of the most vibrant voices of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a modern master of the poetic form. In Asymmetry, his first collection of poems in five years, he revisits the themes that have long concerned him: the enduring imprint of history, the beauty of nature, the place of the exile. Though as sanguine as ever, Zagajewski often turns to elegy in this deeply powerful collection, remembering loved ones he's lost: a hairdresser, the philosopher Krzystzof Michalski, and, most poignantly, his parents. A moving reflection on family, the sublimity of everyday life, death, and happiness, Asymmetry is a magnificent distillation of an astounding poetic voice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
    Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
    ISBN: 9780375701290
    Title: Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
    Author: CARSON ANNE

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR National book Critics Circle Award Finalist ""Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today.""--Michael Ondaatje ""This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing."" --Alice Munro The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red, a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is. ""A profound love story . . . sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender.""--The New York Times Book Review ""A deeply odd and immensely engaging book. . . . [Carson] exposes with passionate force the mythic underlying the explosive everyday."" --The Village Voice

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Baby, I Don't Care
    Baby, I Don't Care
    ISBN: 9781940696720
    Title: Baby, I Don't Care

    "In a flurry of ideas, and with her typically sparse and open-ended lines, Minnis approaches her subject from a dizzying array of angles: ironic, celebratory, mournful, panicked, and often funny." --Publishers Weekly

    Chelsey Minnis's new collection of poems follows the struggle of a flawed character in a cinematic world. Playing with old ideas of wealth and love from Hollywood's golden era, these poems flirt with nostalgia without ever succumbing to it, casting a new light on the present through the fantasies of the past.

    What do you want with me? I'm just a dirty little shoplifter.
    I'm like a woman in a sequined gown in a dark cave. Can you tell me I'm worse than others?
    OK, yes, I'm worse than others, but can you say I'm the worst of all?

    Chelsey Minnis grew up in Denver. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She is the author of Poemland (Wave Books, 2009), Zirconia (Fence Books, 2001), Foxina (Seeing Eye Books, 2002) and Bad Bad (Fence Books, 2007). She lives in Boulder, Colorado. She also writes screenplays.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Balloon Pop Outlaw Black
    Balloon Pop Outlaw Black
    ISBN: 9780985118228
    Title: Balloon Pop Outlaw Black

    Poetry. Titles include: "When We Move Away from Here, You'll See a Clean Square of Paper Where His Picture Hung," "The Cartoon's Mother Builds a House in Hammerspace," "The Front Half and the Back Half of a Horse in Conversation," "Children with Lamps Pouring Out of Their Foreheads," and "Killed with an Apple Corer, She Asks What Does That Make Me."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Banjo Paterson: Complete Poems
    Banjo Paterson: Complete Poems
    ISBN: 9780732299385
    Title: Banjo Paterson: Complete Poems

    A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson was born at Narramla, NSW, in 1864. He practiced law until 1900, when he found success as a writer, contributing ballads to the Sydney Bulletin. During the Boer War, Paterson worked as a war correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and remained in journalism, continuing to write poetry and fiction, and broadcasting as well. He died in 1941

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
  • Be With
    Be With
    ISBN: 9780811226059
    Title: Be With

    Drawing from his experience as a translator, Forrest Gander includes in the first, powerfully elegiac section a version of a poem by the Spanish mystical poet St. John of the Cross. He continues with a long multilingual poem examining the syncretic geological and cultural history of the U.S. border with Mexico. The poems of the third section--a moving transcription of Gander's efforts to address his mother dying of Alzheimer's--rise from the page like hymns, transforming slowly from reverence to revelation. Gander has been called one of our most formally restless poets, and these new poems express a characteristically tensile energy and, as one critic noted, "the most eclectic diction since Hart Crane."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Best American Poetry 2019
    Best American Poetry 2019
    ISBN: 9781982106577
    Title: Best American Poetry 2019

    The 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry--"one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world" (Academy of American Poets)--now guest edited by Major Jackson, award-winning poet and poetry editor of the Harvard Review.

    Since 1988, The Best American Poetry has been the leading anthology of contemporary American poetry. The Washington Post said of the 2017 edition, "The poems...have a wonderful cohesion and flow, as if each contributes to a larger narrative about life today...While readers may question some of the selections--an annual sport with this series--most will find much that resonates, including the insightful author notes at the back of the anthology."

    The state of the world has inspired many to write poetry, and to read it--to share all the rage, beauty, and every other thing under the sun in the way that only poetry can. Now the foremost anthology of contemporary American poetry returns, guest edited by Major Jackson, the poet and editor who, "makes poems that rumble and rock" (poet Dorianne Laux). This brilliant 2019 edition includes some of the year's most defining, striking, and innovative poems and poets.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00

  • Best New Poets 2019: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers
    Best New Poets 2019: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers
    ISBN: 9780997562330
    Title: Best New Poets 2019: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers

    Entering its fifteenth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country's top literary magazines and writing programs, as well as some two thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition. The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it is being practiced today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
  • Best Poems of the English Language: from Chaucer Through Robert Frost
    Best Poems of the English Language: from Chaucer Through Robert Frost
    ISBN: 9780060540425
    Title: Best Poems of the English Language: from Chaucer Through Robert Frost

    The Best Poems of the English Language is a comprehensive anthology that offers the reader possession of six centuries of great British and American poetry. ""The vast scope of this anthology begins with Chaucer and ends with poets whose births predate 1900. Harold Bloom has culled his selection according to his three absolute criteria: aesthetic splendor, intellectual power, and wisdom."" ""Featured in this volume is a substantial and significant introductory essay called ""The Art of Reading Poetry."" This essay presents Bloom's critical reflections on more than a half century devoted to reading, teaching, and writing about the literary achievement he loves best, and conveys his passionate concern for how a poem should be interpreted and appreciated. Throughout this anthology, Bloom includes extensive introductions to each poet and to many of the individual poems. In such commentaries, Bloom guides the reader through what is most relevant for a true understanding of the more than one hundred poets selected.""--BOOK JACKET.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Black Unicorn
    Black Unicorn
    ISBN: 9780241396865
    Title: Black Unicorn
    Author: LORDE AUDRE

    I have been woman
    for a long time
    beware my smile
    I am treacherous with old magic

    Filled with rage and tenderness, Audre Lorde's most acclaimed poetry collection speaks of mothers and children, female strength and vulnerability, renewal and revenge, goddesses and warriors, ancient magic and contemporary America. These are fearless assertions of identity, told with incantatory power.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Blakwork
    ISBN: 9781925360851
    Title: Blakwork

    A stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique composed by a powerful new voice in poetry. Alison Whittaker's BLAKWORK is an original and unapologetic collection from which two things emerge; an incomprehensible loss, and the poet's fearless examination of the present.

    Whittaker is unsparing in the interrogation of familiar ideas - identifying and dissolving them with idiosyncratic imagery, layering them to form new connections, and reinterpreting what we know.

    'Alison Whittaker's second book,& Blakwork& is a bold mix of poetry, micro-fiction, memoir and critique, and a follow-up to her award-wining debut poetry collection,& Lemons in the Chicken Wire...Whittaker has drawn on the strength of past generations to become a strong& blak& woman in contemporary Australia, and readers are gifted her insights into growing up& blak.& With a unique style of writing, she bravely unpacks themes such as colonisation and Aboriginal rights in Australia.'& --& Karen& Wyld, Books+Publishing

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Bloodstone Cowboy
    Bloodstone Cowboy
    ISBN: 9781642591521
    Title: Bloodstone Cowboy
    Author: JACKSON KARA

    Kara Jackson's Bloodstone Cowboy is a reclamation of her lineage, an affirmation of self, and a declaration of her right to contain multitudes. These poems from the 2019 National Youth Poet Laureate complicate the definition of womanhood, troubling what it means to live in a body and love it. A complex and resilient love permeates Jackson's writing, from anthems praising her full belly to poems grappling with "sort-of" love for her midwestern hometown.

    Drawing on the rich traditions of Lucille Clifton and Sharon Olds, this expansive collection proudly claims the inheritance of her family's southern roots, while carving out space for Jackson to exist fully without shame. As she writes, "when the day calls I will answer to my name / claim it"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Blue Horses
    Blue Horses
    ISBN: 9781472153746
    Title: Blue Horses
    Author: OLIVER MARY

    Maybe our world will grow kinder eventually. Maybe the desire to make something beautiful is the piece of God that is inside each of us. In this stunning collection, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life's work. Herons, sparrows, owls and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry and impermanence. Whether considering a bird's nest, the seeming patience of oak trees or the paintings of Franz Marc, Mary Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments. Blue Horses asks what it truly means to belong to this world and to live in it attuned to all its changes. 'To be human,' she shows us, 'is to sing your own song'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Book of Longing
    Book of Longing
    ISBN: 9780061125614
    Title: Book of Longing

    Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen's eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Book of Longing contains erotic, playful, and provocative line drawings and artwork on every page, by the author, which interact in exciting and unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and at times darkly humorous. The book brings together all the elements that have brought Leonard Cohen's artistry with language worldwide recognition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Book of Longing  (Pop Penguin)
    Book of Longing (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141399409
    Title: Book of Longing (Pop Penguin)

    Leonard Cohen made his name as a poet before he came to worldwide attention as a singer and songwriter. Book of Longing was twenty years in the making and written in Montreal, Mumbai and during his retreat in Mt Baldy. These poems show the full range of one of the most influential and enigmatic writers of his generation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
  • Book of Mercy
    Book of Mercy
    ISBN: 9781786896865
    Title: Book of Mercy

    The poems in Book of Mercy brim with praise, despair, anger, doubt and trust. Speaking from the heart of the modern world, yet in tones that resonate with an older devotional tradition, these verses give voice to our deepest, most powerful intuitions.Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is revered as one of the greatest writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of the last hundred years.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Book of Twilights
    Book of Twilights
    ISBN: 9781556593987
    Title: Book of Twilights
    Author: NERUDA PABLO

    In Book of Twilight we meet a poet on the verge: Pablo Neruda-young, impassioned, vulnerable-poised to become one of the most beloved writers of our time. The precocious poet, then a teenager named Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto, reportedly sold his father'spocket watch to print the first copies of his debut book of poetry, one year before Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair placed Neruda on the world's stage. In Book of Twilight the voice is recognizable, even in nascent form-wildly romantic, musical, and bold-yet these poems are distinctly and charmingly adolescent, fluctuating between formality and rebellion. Book of Twilight offers a rare window into the early workings of a great mind; readers are privy to a profound transformation: the poet's becoming. Book of Twilight, originally titled Crepusculario, has never before been published in English in its entirety-the unveiling of this collection accompanies the thrilling discovery that become 2016's Then Come Back: The Lost Nerad Poems. In William O'Daly's lyrical translation, Pablo Neruda's first book is a treasure restored to its rightful place in a grand legacy. Within this early work is an important, raw power-the trembling effort that heralds genius. Book jacket.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Brand New Ancients
    Brand New Ancients
    ISBN: 9781447257684
    Title: Brand New Ancients
    Author: TEMPEST KATE

    Winner of the Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry, Kate Tempest is one of the most exciting and innovative performers to have emerged in spoken-word poetry in many years.

    Tempest's wholly unique blend of street poetry, rap and storytelling - combined with the spellbinding delivery of an open-air revivalist - has won her legions of followers all over the UK. Her remarkable stage presence is wholly audible in this poem, a spoken story written to be told with live music. Brand New Ancients is the tale of two families and their intertwining lives, set against the background of the city and braided with classical myth. Here, Tempest shows how the old myths still live on in our everyday acts of violence, bravery, sacrifice and love - and that our lives make tales no less dramatic and powerful than those of the old gods.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Brown Poems
    Brown Poems
    ISBN: 9781524732547
    Title: Brown Poems
    Author: YOUNG KEVIN

    Divided into "Home Recordings" and "Field Recordings," Brownspeaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black Kansas boyhood to comment on our times. From "History"--a song of Kansas high-school fixture Mr. W., who gave his students "the Sixties / minus Malcolm X, or Watts, / barely a march on Washington"--to "Money Road," a sobering pilgrimage to the site of Emmett Till's lynching, the poems engage place and the past and their intertwined power. These thirty-two taut poems and poetic sequences, including an oratorio based on Mississippi "barkeep, activist, waiter" Booker Wright that was performed at Carnegie Hall and the vibrant sonnet cycle "De La Soul Is Dead," about the days when hip-hop was growing up ("we were black then, not yet / African American"), remind us that blackness and brownness tell an ongoing story. A testament to Young's own--and our collective--experience, Brown offers beautiful, sustained harmonies from a poet whose wisdom deepens with time.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
  • Brute
    ISBN: 9781472155238
    Title: Brute
    Author: SKAJA EMILY

    Selected by Joy Harjo as the winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets

    'Taut, ferocious . . . This is a book about survival, and a welcome, confident debut' New York Times Book Review

    Emily Skaja's debut collection is a fiery, hypnotic book that confronts the dark questions and menacing silences around gender, sexuality and violence. Brute arises, brave and furious, from the dissolution of a relationship, showing how such endings necessitate self-discovery and reinvention. The speaker of these poems is a sorceress, a bride, a warrior, a lover, both object and agent, ricocheting among ways of knowing and being known. Each incarnation squares itself up against ideas of feminine virtue and sin, strength and vulnerability, love and rage, as it closes in on a hard-won freedom.

    Brute is absolutely sure of its capacity to insist not only on the truth of what it says but on the truth of its right to say it. 'What am I supposed to say: I'm free?' the first poem asks. The rest of the poems emphatically discover new ways to answer. This is a timely winner of the Walt Whitman Award, and an introduction to an unforgettable voice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Carrying the World
    Carrying the World
    ISBN: 9780733636400
    Title: Carrying the World

    ABIA and Indie award winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke (author of Foreign Soil and the forthcoming memoir The Hate Race) is one of Australia's most innovative and celebrated poets.

    'one of the most compelling voices in Australian poetry this decade' - Overland Literary Journal

    A haunting visit to the International Museum of Slavery, in Liverpool England. A feisty young black girl pushing back against authority. The joy and despair of single parenthood. A love-hate relationship with words.

    This collection brings the best of a decade-long international poetry career to the page.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Chinese Poetic Writing
    Chinese Poetic Writing
    ISBN: 9789629966584
    Title: Chinese Poetic Writing

    Revised and Updated Edition
    Since its first publication in French in 1977, Chinese Poetic Writing has been considered by many to be the most innovative study of Chinese poetry ever written, as well as a profound and remarkable meditation on the nature of poetry itself. As the American poet Gustaf Sobin wrote, two years after the book s appearance, In France it is already considered a model of interdisciplinary research, a source book, and a star in the very space it initially explored, traced, and elaborated.
    Cheng illustrates his text with an annotated anthology of 135 poems he has selected from the Tang dynasty, presented bilingually, and with lively translations by Jerome P. Seaton. It serves as a book within the book, and an excellent introduction to the golden age of Tu Fu, Li Po, Wang Wei, and company.
    The 1982 translation, long out of print, was based on the first French edition. Since then, Cheng has greatly expanded the book. This is the first English-language edition of the expanded version, with the original translators returning to accommodate the many new additions and revise their earlier work."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
  • Clasp
    ISBN: 9781910251027
    Title: Clasp

    Clasp is award-winning Irish poet Doireann Ni Ghriofa's first English-language collection of poems. In three sections entitled 'Clasp', 'Cleave' and 'Clench', Ni Ghriofa engages in a strikingly physical way with the world of her subject matter. The result is by times what one poem calls 'A History in Hearts', among other things an intimate exploration of love, childbirth and motherhood, and simultaneously a place of separation and anxiety. In one poem set in the boys' home in Letterfrack, a place of undeniable terror, we see how, in the name of religion, "The earth holds small skulls like seeds." The final section of the book comprises a single poem, Seven Views of Cork City, which, swooping in and out of personal history, paints a convincing if sometimes unsettling portrait of the poet's adopted city, and of urban life's ubiquitous restraints on "our dream of speed.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9789384067434
    Title: Collected Poems
    Author: THAYIL JEET

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9781101947692
    Title: Collected Poems
    Author: PONSOT MARIE

    Now in paperback, the stunning lifework of this beloved prize-winning poet, gathered in one volume, covering sixty years of poetry, from 1956 to 2016.

    This celebratory volume covers nearly all of Marie Ponsot's published work, from True Minds (published in 1956 as number five in the famous Pocket Poets series from City Lights press) through Easy (2009), her most recent collection; and it also includes some work written in the years since. Here is the lyrical joy, the full range of Ponsot's gift for constructing the pleasures and pains of a riddle that the music and wit of her language solve just in the nick of time, in the "hand-span skill" that is the poem. Notable in this collection is the astonishing accomplishment of Ponsot's sonnets: the traditional form in varieties we've never seen in one book before. Open these pages anywhere to experience "language as the primitive dialect of our human race," as she has described it--to gratefully enter a state that is "what poetry hopes of us and for us: enraptured attention."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00

  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9781447231752
    Title: Collected Poems

    Carol Ann Duffy has been a bold and original voice in British poetry since the publication of Standing Female Nude in 1985. Since then she has won every major poetry prize in the United Kingdom and sold more than one million copies of her books around the world. She was appointed Poet Laureate in 2009. Her first Collected Poems includes all of the poems from her nine acclaimed volumes of adult poetry--from Standing Female Nude to Ritual Lighting--as well as her much-loved Christmas poems, which celebrate aspects of Christmas: from the charity of King Wenceslas to the famous truce between the Allies and the Germans in the trenches in 1914. Endlessly varied, wonderfully inventive, and emotionally powerful, the poems in this book showcase Duffy's full poetic range: there are poems written in celebration and in protest; public poems and deeply personal ones; poems that are funny, sexy, heartbroken, wise. Taken together they affirm her belief that "poetry is the music of being human." Collected Poems is both the perfect single-volume introduction for new readers and a glorious opportunity for old friends to celebrate 30 years' work by one of the country's greatest literary talents.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9780571335275
    Title: Collected Poems

    For the first time, the collected work of America's pre-eminent post-war poet.

    Edmund Wilson wrote of Robert Lowell that he was the 'only recent American poet - if you don't count Eliot - who writes successfully in the language and cadence and rhyme of the resounding English tradition'.

    Frank Bidart and David Gewanter have compiled a comprehensive edition of Lowell's poems, from the early triumph of Lord Weary's Castle, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, through the brilliant wilfulness of his Imitations of Sappho, Baudelaire, Rilke and other masters, to the late spontaneity of his History, winner of another Pulitzer, and of his last book of poems, Day by Day. This volume includes several poems never previously collected, as well as a selection of Lowell's intriguing drafts.

    As Randall Jarrell said, 'You feel before reading any new poem of his the uneasy expectation of perhaps encountering a masterpiece'. Lowell's Collected Poems offers the first opportunity to view the entire range of his astonishing verse.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Collected Poems 1909-1962
    Collected Poems 1909-1962
    ISBN: 9780571105489
    Title: Collected Poems 1909-1962
    Author: ELIOT T S

    In this volume, one of the most distinguished poets of our century selected all of his poetry through 1962 that he wished to preserve. An event of major literary significance, Collected Poems 1909-1962 was published on T. S. Eliot's seventy-fifth birthday. It offers the complete text of Collected Poems 1909-1935, the full text of Four Quartets, and several other poems. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, widely honored for his poetry, criticism, essays, and plays, T. S. Eliot exerted a profound influence on his contemporaries in the arts as well as on a great international audience of readers. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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