• & More Black
    & More Black
    ISBN: 9780999501214
    Title: & More Black
    Author: FORD T'AI FREEDOM

    Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. t'ai freedom ford's second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poems take their cue from Wanda Coleman's American Sonnets as they rhapsodize and dialogue with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Wangechi Mutu, along with many other musicians, artists, and writers. The kinetic energy of ford's words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion--poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Aeneid
    Aeneid
    ISBN: 9781529015010
    Title: Aeneid
    Author: VIRGIL

    The Aeneid - thrilling, terrifying and poignant in equal measure - has inspired centuries of artists, writers and musicians.Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated by J. W. Mackail and has an afterword by Coco Stevenson.Virgil's epic tale tells the story of Aeneas, a Trojan hero, who flees his city after its fall, with his father Anchises and his young son Ascanius - for Aeneas is destined to found Rome and father the Roman race. As Aeneas journeys closer to his goal, he must first prove his worth and attain the maturity necessary for such an illustrious task. He battles raging storms in the Mediterranean, encounters the fearsome Cyclopes, falls in love with Dido, Queen of Carthage, travels into the Underworld and wages war in Italy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • 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
    $28.00
  • Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry
    Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry
    ISBN: 9780811218726
    Title: Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry
    Author: ZUKOFSKY LOUIS

    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
    $41.00
  • Asymmetry: Poems
    Asymmetry: Poems
    ISBN: 9780374538736
    Title: Asymmetry: Poems
    Author: ZAGAJEWSKI ADAM & CAVANAGH CLARE (TRANS)


    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
    $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
    $36.00
  • Balloon Pop Outlaw Black
    Balloon Pop Outlaw Black
    ISBN: 9780985118228
    Title: Balloon Pop Outlaw Black
    Author: LOCKWOOD PATRICIA

    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
    $30.00
  • Best American Poetry 2019
    Best American Poetry 2019
    ISBN: 9781982106577
    Title: Best American Poetry 2019
    Author: LEHMAN DAVID ; MAJOR JACKSON (EDS)

    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

    $41.00
  • Best American Poetry 2020
    Best American Poetry 2020
    ISBN: 9781982106607
    Title: Best American Poetry 2020
    Author: LEHMAN DAVID ED

    The 2020 edition of contemporary American poetry returns, guest edited by Paisley Rekdal, the award-winning poet and author of Nightingale, proving that this is "a 'best' anthology that really lives up to its title" (Chicago Tribune).

    Since 1988, The Best American Poetry anthology series has been "one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world" (Academy of American Poets). Each volume in the series presents some of the year's most remarkable poems and poets.

    Now, the 2020 edition is guest edited by Utah's Poet Laureate Paisely Rekdal, called "a poet of observation and history... who] revels in detail but writes vast, moral poems that help us live in a world of contraries" by the Los Angeles Times. In The Best American Poetry 2020, she has selected a fascinating array of work that speaks eloquently to the "contraries" of our present moment in time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00

    $42.00
  • 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
    Author: MARVIN CATE & LIVINGOOD JEB (EDS)


    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.



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    Price: $29.00
    $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
    Author: BLOOM HAROLD ED

    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.

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    Price: $40.00
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  • 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.



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    Price: $24.00
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  • Blakwork
    Blakwork
    ISBN: 9781925360851
    Title: Blakwork
    Author: WHITTAKER ALISON


    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




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    Price: $30.00
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  • 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
    $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
    $25.00
  • Book of Longing  (Pop Penguin)
    Book of Longing (Pop Penguin)
    ISBN: 9780141399409
    Title: Book of Longing (Pop Penguin)
    Author: COHEN LEONARD

    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
    $14.00
  • 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.



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    Price: $25.00
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  • 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
    $53.00
  • Cat Poems
    Cat Poems
    ISBN: 9781788161732
    Title: Cat Poems
    Author: VARIOUS

    'I control the mice with a cat, but how shall I control the cat?' - Franz Kafka
    You Know How a Cat

    Will Bring a mouse it has
    caught and lay it at your

    feet so each morning I
    bring you a poem that

    I've written when I woke
    up in the night as my tribute

    to your beauty &
    a promise of my love.

    - James Laughlin

    Across the ages, cats have provided their adopted humans with companionship, affection, mystery, and innumerable metaphors.
    Cats raise a mirror up to their beholders; cats endlessly captivate and hypnotise, frustrate and delight. To poets, in particular, these enigmatic creatures are the most delightful and beguiling of muses, as they purr, prowl, hunt, play, meow, and nap, often oblivious to their so-called masters. Cat Poems offers a litter of odes to our beloved felines by some of the greatest poets of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • 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

    $50.00
  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9781447231752
    Title: Collected Poems
    Author: DUFFY CAROL ANN

    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
    $45.00
  • 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.

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    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Come Down
    Come Down
    ISBN: 9781472155160
    Title: Come Down
    Author: SAMPSON FIONA


    Winner of the Naim Frashëri Laureateship of Albania and Macedonia
    Winner of the European Lyric Atlas Prize

    'Fiona Sampson's voice is something new and it's a delight to hear it . . . A joy to read' W. S. Merwin



    Questions of humanity, of point of view, are at the heart of Fiona Sampson's new collection, Come Down.


    Throughout, Sampson's poems shimmer between the human perspective and what is beyond - some larger, longer-term consciousness. Language runs and dances over the stuff of the human body and the material of the landscape. And yet, despite these radical perspective shifts, the collection keeps in sight, always, the human experience: the act of creation; the way in which childhood memory and family lore impinge on the present.


    Come Down ends with a long, eponymous poem, which moves fluidly and brilliantly through different forms of memory.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
    Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
    ISBN: 9780393353631
    Title: Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems
    Author: HARJO JOY


    In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from the bend in the Tallapoosa River to a place near the Arkansas River. Stomp dance songs, blues, and jazz ballads echo throughout. Lost ancestors are recalled. Resilient songs are born, even as they grieve the loss of their country. Called a "magician and a master" (San Francisco Chronicle), Joy Harjo is at the top of her form in Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings.


    Finalist for the Griffin Poetry Prize



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Coral Sea
    Coral Sea
    ISBN: 9780393341355
    Title: Coral Sea
    Author: SMITH PATTI

    In linked pieces, singer/songwriter Patti Smith tells the story of a man on a journey to see the Southern Cross, who is reflecting upon his life and fighting the illness that is consuming him. Through this collection of metaphoric and dreamy poems, ""a singular, glowing vision of Robert Mapplethorpe develops and emerges"" (William S. Burroughs). Photos.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017
    Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017
    ISBN: 9781780374451
    Title: Counting Backwards: Poems 1975-2017
    Author: DUNMORE HELEN

    Winner of the Costa Book of the Year for her final collection, Inside the Wave, Helen Dunmore was as spellbinding storyteller in her poetry and in her prose. Her haunting narratives draw us into darkness, engaging our fears and hopes in poetry of rare luminosity, nowhere more so than in Inside the Wave, in its exploration of the borderline between the living and the dead - the underworld and the human living world - and the exquisitely intense being of both. All her poetry casts a bright, revealing light on the living world, by land and sea, on love, longing and loss. Counting Backwards is a retrospective covering ten collections written over four decades, bringing together all the poems she included in her earlier selection, Out of the Blue (2001), with all those from her three later collections, Glad of These Times (2007), The Malarkey (2012) and Inside the Wave (2017), along with a number of earlier or previously uncollected poems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Country Between Us
    Country Between Us
    ISBN: 9780060909260
    Title: Country Between Us
    Author: FORCHE CAROLYN


    "Here is poetry of courage and passion, which manages to be tender and achingly sensual and what is often called 'political' at the same time. This is a major new voice." -- Margaret Atwood


    The Country Between Us opens with a series of poems about El Salvador, where Carolyn Forch worked as a journalist and was closely involved with the political struggle in that tortured country in the late 1970's. Forch 's other poems also tend to be personal, immediate, and moving. Perhaps the final effect of her poetry is the image of a sensitive, brave, and engaged young woman who has made her life a journey. She has already traveled to many places, as these poems indicate, but beyond that is the sense of someone who is, in Ignazio Silone's words, coming from far and going far.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Cream of the Well: New & Selected Poems
    Cream of the Well: New & Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9781910021682
    Title: Cream of the Well: New & Selected Poems
    Author: GILLIES VALERIE

    From the former Edinburgh Makar, Valerie Gillies, comes a selection of works from over eight collections of poetry, including previously uncollected poems and a new selection of poems A Year as an American Bird.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Curiosities
    Curiosities
    ISBN: 9780571321452
    Title: Curiosities
    Author: REID CHRISTOPHER


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Dark Matter: New Poems
    Dark Matter: New Poems
    ISBN: 9781925581430
    Title: Dark Matter: New Poems
    Author: MORGAN ROBIN

    In this major new book of poems, her seventh, Robin Morgan rewards us with the award-winning mastery we've come to expect from her poetry. Her gaze is unflinching, her craft sharp, her mature voice rich with wry wit, survived pain, and her signature chord: an indomitable celebration of life. This powerful collection contains the now-famous poems Morgan reads in her TED Talk--viewed online more than a million times and translated into 24 languages. Dark Matter is an unforgettable book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Diary of the Last Man
    Diary of the Last Man
    ISBN: 9781784103484
    Title: Diary of the Last Man
    Author: MINHINNICK ROBERT

    Diary of the Last Man sees climate change meet post-Brexit British politics, as Robert Minhinnick walks between the river mouths of his home in Wales, head full of the sands of Babylon. This is a book of songs and suites and lost ideas of wilderness. Dreamlike, sometimes delirious, Diary of the Last Man is a powerful evocation of an unforgettable place. Political as in 'Amiriya Suite' and culturally wide ranging (see the translations in 'Aversions'), Diary of the Last Man fuses the global with an intensely local perspective.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Discipline
    Discipline
    ISBN: 9781784107079
    Title: Discipline
    Author: YEH JANE

    In Discipline, Jane Yeh depicts a haunting and hilarious variety of lives, from an endangered young rhinoceros to the denizens of the 1980s New York club scene. These multifaceted poems explore what identity isn't and is, as performance, as struggle, as change, as art with penetrating wit, channeling the voices of outsiders, artists, misfits, and others. Discipline inhabits the space between the real and the surreal, a mash-up of deadpan humour and heartbreaking imagery where novelty T-shirts and lady astronaut centaurs can coexist. The poems are triggered by videos, paintings and installations by contemporary artists, animals and city life. Imaginary landscapes converge with episodes from recent history: power, resistance and the structures of oppression are seen inexorably in operation. These miniature dramas perform their own autopsies: 'Sweet, then sour. My lips the colour of Doubt'.

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    Price: $28.00
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  • Distance Between Things Poems
    Distance Between Things Poems
    ISBN: 9781548797126
    Title: Distance Between Things Poems
    Author: YATES ROB


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    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Divine Comedy
    Divine Comedy
    ISBN: 9781447244226
    Title: Divine Comedy
    Author: ALIGHIERI DANTE & JAMES CLIVE (TRANS)

    'A fresh, impressive new translation of The Divine Comedy that is both easy-going and lucid' Best Books of 2013, Sunday TimesThe Divine Comedy is the precursor of modern literature, and Clive James's new translation - his life's work and decades in the making - presents Dante's entire epic as a whole, unified, and compulsively readable lyric poem.For Dante, the dramatic human stories of Hell were exciting, but the spiritual studies of Purgatory and the sublime panoramas of Heaven were no less so. In his incantatory new version, James - defying the convention by writing in quatrains - creates a striking and hugely accessible translation that reproduces the same wonderful momentum of the original Italian and propels the reader along the pilgrim's path from Hell to Heaven, from despair to revelation.'Wonderfully unstuffy and injects fresh life back into the poem' Mary Beard, Books of the Year 2013, Observer'An extraordinary verse-rendering . . . The result is a revelation'Robert McCrum, Guardian'An outstanding achievement . . . Clive James has now given us a translation worthy of this and any other time; and a great piece of literature in its own right'Evening Standard

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
    Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
    ISBN: 9780141197494
    Title: Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso
    Author: DANTE

    'This man is one who, from the deepest void in all the universe, has seen thus far'Informed by a profound belief in the dignity and compassion of humanity, and influenced by the turbulent society of thirteenth-century Italy, Dante's Commedia is one of the most extraordinary visions of sin and redemption in literature. A work of boundless invention and vast intellectual synthesis, it broke new ground with the vigour of its language and storytelling. The three parts of the Commedia chart the spiritual and physical journey of Dante: in the Inferno he descends into a freezing Hell with the Roman Virgil as his guide, in Purgatorio he climbs Mount Purgatorio and is reunited with his lost love Beatrice and, finally, in Paradiso, he ascends to heaven and a sphere beyond space and time.This new edition brings together the three volumes of Robin Kirkpatrick's acclaimed translation of the Commedia, with a new introduction discussing the work in the context of Florentine politics, its experimental techniques and later influence, and the figures of Virgil and Beatrice. This edition also includes a chronology, further reading, maps, diagrams and notes on each canto.Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Robin Kirkpatrick

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Don't Call Us Dead: Poems
    Don't Call Us Dead: Poems
    ISBN: 9781784742041
    Title: Don't Call Us Dead: Poems
    Author: SMITH DANEZ


    Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry

    " Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy."--The New Yorker

    Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality--the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood--and a diagnosis of HIV positive. "Some of us are killed / in pieces," Smith writes, "some of us all at once." Don't Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America--"Dear White America"--where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.



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    Price: $33.00
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  • E. E. Cummings: Selected Poems
    E. E. Cummings: Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780871401540
    Title: E. E. Cummings: Selected Poems
    Author: CUMMINGS E E

    At the time of his death in 1962 E.E. Cummings was, next to Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in America. Combining Thoreau\'s controlled belligerence with the brash abandon of an uninhibited Bohemian, Cummings, together with Pound, Eliot, and William Carlos Williams, helped bring about the twentieth-century revolution in literary expression. He is recognized on the one hand as the author of some of the most beautiful lyric poems written in the English language, and on the other as one of the most inventive American poets of his time. This is the first selection from the poems of E.E. Cummings to be published since 1959, three years before his death. The one hundred and fifty-six poems selected by Richard S. Kennedy, Cummings\'s biographer (Dreams in the Mirror), are arranged in twelve sections, with introductions by Kennedy for each section. Also included are thirteen drawings, oils, and watercolors by Cummings, most of them never before published. The selection includes most of the favorites plus many fresh and surprising examples of Cummings\'s several poetic styles. The corrected texts established by George J. Firmage have been used throughout.

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    Price: $31.00
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  • Envelope Poems
    Envelope Poems
    ISBN: 9780811225823
    Title: Envelope Poems
    Author: DICKINSON EMILY

    Although a very prolific poet-and arguably America's greatest-Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) published fewer than a dozen of her eighteen hundred poems. Instead, she created at home small handmade books. When, in her later years, she stopped producing these, she was still writing a great deal, and at her death she left behind many poems, drafts, and letters. It is among the makeshift and fragile manuscripts of Dickinson's later writings that we find the envelope poems gathered here. These manuscripts on envelopes (recycled by the poet with marked New England thrift) were written with the full powers of her late, most radical period. Intensely alive, these envelope poems are charged with a special poignancy-addressed to no one and everyone at once.
    Full-color facsimiles are accompanied by Marta L. Werner and Jen Bervin's pioneering transcriptions of Dickinson's handwriting. Their transcriptions allow us to read the texts, while the facsimiles let us see exactly what Dickinson wrote (the variant words, crossings-out, dashes, directional fields, spaces, columns, and overlapping planes).&



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
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