• & 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: $44.00
    $44.00
  • 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
  • American Sunrise: Poems
    American Sunrise: Poems
    ISBN: 9780393358483
    Title: American Sunrise: Poems
    Author: HARJO JOY


    In this stunning collection, Joy Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where the Mvskoke people, including her own ancestors, were forcibly displaced. 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.



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  • 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
  • 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

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    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."

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    Price: $30.00
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  • Be With
    Be With
    ISBN: 9780811226059
    Title: Be With
    Author: GANDER FORREST

    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: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Beowulf
    Beowulf
    ISBN: 9780374110031
    Title: Beowulf
    Author: HEADLEY MARIA DAHVANA

    Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf--and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world--there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements that have never before been translated into English, recontextualizing the binary narrative of monsters and heroes into a tale in which the two categories often entwine, justice is rarely served, and dragons live among us.
    A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. The familiar elements of the epic poem are seen with a novelist's eye toward gender, genre, and history--Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment, powerful men seeking to become more powerful, and one woman seeking justice for her child, but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation.

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    Price: $35.00
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  • 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.

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    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.

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    Price: $43.00

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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"

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  • 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'.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Book of Longing
    Book of Longing
    ISBN: 9780061125614
    Title: Book of Longing
    Author: COHEN LEONARD

    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
    $36.00
  • Book of Taliesin: Poems of Warfare & Praise in an Enchanted Britain
    Book of Taliesin: Poems of Warfare & Praise in an Enchanted Britain
    ISBN: 9780141396934
    Title: Book of Taliesin: Poems of Warfare & Praise in an Enchanted Britain
    Author: LEWIS GWYNETH (TRANSLATOR)

    The great work of Welsh literature, translated in full for the first time in more than 100 years by two of its country's foremost poets A Penguin Classic

    Tennyson portrayed him, and wrote at least one poem under his name. Robert Graves was fascinated by what he saw as his work's connection to a lost world of deeply buried folkloric memory. He is a shapeshifter; a seer; a chronicler of battles fought, by sword and with magic, between the ancient kingdoms of the British Isles; a bridge between old Welsh mythologies and the new Christian theology; a sixth-century Brythonic bard; and a legendary collective project spanning the centuries up to The Book of Taliesin's compilation in fourteenth-century North Wales. He is, above all, no single "he." The figure of Taliesin is a mystery. But of the variety and quality of the poems written under his sign, of their power as exemplars of the force of ecstatic poetic imagination, and of the fascinating window they offer us onto a strange and visionary world, there can be no question. In the first volume to gather all of the poems from The Book of Taliesin since 1915, Gwyneth Lewis and Rowan Williams's accessible translation makes these outrageous, arrogant, stumbling and joyful poems available to a new generation of readers.

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    Price: $26.00

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  • 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
  • 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

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  • Collected Poems
    Collected Poems
    ISBN: 9780571335275
    Title: Collected Poems
    Author: LOWELL ROBERT


    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
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  • Come Closer & Listen: New Poems
    Come Closer & Listen: New Poems
    ISBN: 9780062908469
    Title: Come Closer & Listen: New Poems
    Author: SIMIC CHARLES


    An insightful and haunting new collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic

    Irreverent and sly, observant and keenly imagined, Come Closer and Listen is the latest work from one of our most beloved poets. With his trademark sense of humor, open-hearted empathy, and perceptive vision, Charles Simic roots his poetry in the ordinary world while still taking in the wide sweep of the human experience.


    From poems pithy, wry, and cutting--"Time--that murderer/that no has caught yet"--to his layered reflections on everything from love to grief to the wonders of nature, from the story of St. Sebastian to that of a couple weeding side by side, Simic's work continues to reveal to us an unmistakable voice in modern poetry. An innovator in form and a chronicler of both our interior lives and the people we are in the world, Simic remains one of our most important and lasting voices on the page.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
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  • 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



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    Price: $30.00
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  • 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.



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    Price: $31.00
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  • 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
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  • Curiosities
    Curiosities
    ISBN: 9780571321452
    Title: Curiosities
    Author: REID CHRISTOPHER


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    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Dandelion
    Dandelion
    ISBN: 9781471197772
    Title: Dandelion
    Author: HANNA GABBIE


    New York Times bestselling author Gabbie Hanna delivers everything from curious musings to gut-wrenching confessionals in her long-awaited sophomore collection of poetry.


    In this thrilling installment of the inner-workings of Gabbie's mind, we're taken on a journey of self-loathing, self-reflection, and, ultimately, self-acceptance through deeply metaphorical imagery, chilling twists on child-like rhymes, and popular turns of phrase turned on their heads. Through raw, provocative tidbits, Dandelion explores what it means to struggle with a declining mental health in a world where mental health is both stigmatized and trivialized. The poems range from topics of rage and despair to downright silliness, so if you don't know whether to laugh or cry, just laugh until you cry.


    Exclusive bonus content: a collection of uncomfortably honest personal essays about Gabbie's childhood and relationships.



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    Price: $35.00
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  • 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
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  • Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    ISBN: 9780399563249
    Title: Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    Author: OLIVER MARY

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.

    Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.

    Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $57.00

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  • 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
  • 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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Dog Songs
    Dog Songs
    ISBN: 9780143125839
    Title: Dog Songs
    Author: OLIVER MARY


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    Price: $36.00
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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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Essential Haiku
    Essential Haiku
    ISBN: 9780880013512
    Title: Essential Haiku
    Author: HASS ROBERT


    American readers have been fascinated, since their exposure to Japanese culture late in the nineteenth century, with the brief Japanese poem called the hokku or haiku. The seventeen-syllable form is rooted in a Japanese tradition of close observation of nature, of making poetry from subtle suggestion. Infused by its great practitioners with the spirit of Zen Buddhism, the haiku has served as an example of the power of direct observation to the first generation of American modernist poets like Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and also as an example of spontaneity and Zen alertness to the new poets of the 1950's.


    This definite collection brings together in fresh translations by an American poet the essential poems of the three greatest masters: Matsuo Basho in the seventeenth century; Yosa Buson in the eighteenth century; and Kobayashi Issa in the early nineteenth century. Robert Haas has written a lively and informed introduction, provided brief examples by each poet of their work in the halibun, or poetic prose form, and included informal notes to the poems. This is a useful and inspiring addition to The Essential Poets series.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
    Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780872864283
    Title: Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
    Author: NERUDA PABLO & EISNER MARK


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Essential Rumi
    Essential Rumi
    ISBN: 9780062509598
    Title: Essential Rumi
    Author: RUMI ; BARKS COLEMAN (ED)


    This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.


    Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever.


    The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Faithful & Virtuous Night
    Faithful & Virtuous Night
    ISBN: 9780374535773
    Title: Faithful & Virtuous Night
    Author: GLUCK LOUISE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Farmform
    Farmform
    ISBN: 9780000000606
    Title: Farmform
    Author: GILES HARRY

    Farmform is a visual poetry series created for a project which embedded artists on Scottish farms to explore food, agriculture, science and sustainability.

    Each of the poems in Farmform takes its inspiration from environmental issues in contemporary farming — sometimes abstractly, sometimes directly. But the poems can be about all sorts of things. Click the i in the top right corner of each poem for more information.

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Felicity
    Felicity
    ISBN: 9781472153739
    Title: Felicity
    Author: OLIVER MARY

    'And just like that, like a simple neighbourhood event, a miracle is taking place.' 'If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger,' Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver's love poems. Here, great happiness abounds. Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world. With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In these poems, she describes - with joy - the strangeness and wonder of human connection.
    Born in a small town in Ohio, Oliver published her first book of poetry in 1963 at the age of twenty-three. Over the course of her long career, she has received numerous awards. Her fourth book, American Primitive, won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1984. She has led workshops and held residencies at various colleges and universities, including Hennington College, where she held the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Oliver currently lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Fire Front: First Nations Poetry & Power Today
    Fire Front: First Nations Poetry & Power Today
    ISBN: 9780702262722
    Title: Fire Front: First Nations Poetry & Power Today
    Author: WHITTAKER ALISON

    This important anthology, curated by Gomeroi poet and academic Alison Whittaker, showcases many respected First Nations poets from this continent alongside some of its rising stars. Featured poets include Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Jack Davis, Ruby Langford Ginibi, Kevin Gilbert, Lisa Bellear, Lionel Fogarty, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Archie Roach, Alexis Wright, Sam Wagan Watson, Ellen van Neerven, Briggs, Claire G. Coleman, and Tony Birch. Divided into five thematic sections, each is introduced by an essay from a leading Aboriginal writer and thinker - Bruce Pascoe, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Steven Oliver, Chelsea Bond, and Evelyn Araluen Corr - who reflects on the power of First Nations poetry in their own inimitable way. This incredible book is a testament to the renaissance of First Nations poetry happening in Australia right now.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
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