• Collected Poems: W. B. Yeats
    Collected Poems: W. B. Yeats
    ISBN: 9781909621640
    Title: Collected Poems: W. B. Yeats
    Author: YEATS WILLIAM BUTLER

    As well as being one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century and the recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is the greatest lyric poet that Ireland has produced. His early work includes the beguiling 'When You are Old', 'The Cloths of Heaven' and 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' but, unusually for a poet, Yeats's later works, including 'Parnell's Funeral', surpass even those of his youth. All are present in this volume, which reproduces the 1933 edition of Collected Poems and also contains an illuminating introduction by Dr Robert Mighall.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
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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.



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    Price: $55.00
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  • 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.



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  • Complete Poems
    Complete Poems
    ISBN: 9781847497567
    Title: Complete Poems
    Author: KEATS JOHN

    Already with thee! tender is the night, And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne, Cluster'd around by all her starry Fays; But here there is no light, Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways. Despite his tragically short life, John Keats, a self-confessed "rebel Angel", endures for many as a personification of the Romantic age. While contemporary critics mocked him as a "Cockney poet" and an uneducated lower-class "apothecary" who aspired to poetry, subsequent generations began to see and appreciate both the rich and impassioned sensuousness and the love of beauty and liberty that pervade his work. From Endymion and Hyperion to 'The Eve of St Agnes', 'La Belle Dame sans Merci' and the Odes, this collection, which presents Keats's oeuvre in chronological order, displays his rapid poetic growth, the development of his philosophical and spiritual beliefs and the voluptuous, silken nature of his verse.

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    Price: $19.00
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  • Confessio Amantis  Vol 3
    Confessio Amantis Vol 3
    ISBN: 9781580440929
    Title: Confessio Amantis Vol 3
    Author: GOWER JOHN


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    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • 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



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    Price: $29.00
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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: $35.00
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  • Cosmos Trilogy
    Cosmos Trilogy
    ISBN: 9780374528911
    Title: Cosmos Trilogy
    Author: SEIDEL FREDERICK

    "You Can't Like Seidel's Poems--They're Deliberately Virulent; You Can Only Gasp At Their Skill And Daring, Their Sickening Warp, Their Mercilessness."*

    Frederick Seidel's highly acclaimed" Cosmos Trilogy "is a triple thunderclap of darkness from the poet whom Richard Poirier has recently called "the true heir of Walt Whitman" and of whose first book Robert Lowell wrote " I] suspect the possibilities of modern poetry have been changed. Here is power that strikes." Reversing the course of Dante's "Divine Comedy," Seidel's trilogy begins in the heavens, with "The Cosmos Poems," and descends, passing through the Purgatorio of "Life on Earth" to arrive in Manhattan in "Area Code 212."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00

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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
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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.

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    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
  • Dancing by the Light of the Moon: How Poetry Can Transform Your Memory & Change Your Life
    Dancing by the Light of the Moon: How Poetry Can Transform Your Memory & Change Your Life
    ISBN: 9780241397923
    Title: Dancing by the Light of the Moon: How Poetry Can Transform Your Memory & Change Your Life
    Author: BRANDRETH GYLES

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
    A beautiful collection of over 250 of our nation's best-loved poems to read, relish and recite, handpicked by Gyles Brandreth . . .

    'Gyles has discovered the secret of finding happiness through learning poetry by heart. It's wonderful and so much fun.' Dame Judi Dench
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    A little poetry really can save your life . . .


    Poetry is officially good for you.


    Not only does it enhance literacy in the young, but learning poetry by heart is the one truly pleasurable thing you can do to improve memory, boost brain power, extend your vocabulary and beat cognitive decline as time goes by.


    In Dancing by the Light of the Moon, Gyles Brandreth shares over 250 poems to read, relish and recite, as well as his advice on how to learn poetry by heart, and the benefits of doing so.


    Whether you are nine, nineteen or ninety, the poems and advice in this book provide the most enjoyable, moving and inspiring way to ensure a lifetime of dancing by the light of the moon - one joyous poem at a time . . .


    'To instil a love of literature, a copy of Dancing by the Light of the Moon ought to find its way into every home in the land' Daily Mail, Book of the Week


    Poets include:


    A. A. Milne
    Benjamin Zephaniah
    Carol Ann Duffy
    Celia Johnson
    D. H. Lawrence
    E. E. Cummings
    Edgar Allen Poe
    Emily Dickinson
    George the Poet
    Hollie McNish
    John Cooper Clarke
    John Keats
    John Milton
    Kate Tempest
    Leonard Cohen
    Lewis Carroll
    Maya Angelou
    Monty Python
    Oscar Wilde
    Roald Dahl
    Robert Browning
    Robert Burns
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Simon Armitage
    Spike Milligan
    Sylvia Plath
    T. S. Eliot
    Walt Whitman
    Wendy Cope
    William Shakespeare
    William Wordsworth


    And many more . . .


    DANCING BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS AN OFFICIAL PARTNER OF NATIONAL POETRY DAY



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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
    $36.00
  • Deaf Republic: Poems
    Deaf Republic: Poems
    ISBN: 9781555978310
    Title: Deaf Republic: Poems
    Author: KAMINSKY ILYA


    POETRY BOOK SOCIETY CHOICE 2019

    Deaf Republic opens in a time of political unrest in an occupied territory. It is uncertain where we are or when, in what country or during what conflict, but we come to recognise that these events are also happening here, right now. This astonishing parable in poems unfolds episodically like a play, its powerful narrative provoked by a tragic opening scene: when soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear - in that moment, all have gone deaf. Inside this silence, their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story then follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting their child; the daring Momma Galya, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theatre; and Galya's puppeteers, covertly teaching signs by day and by night heroically luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Deaf Republic confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.



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    Price: $35.00
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  • Denise Riley: Selected Poems
    Denise Riley: Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9781529017120
    Title: Denise Riley: Selected Poems
    Author: RILEY DENISE

    'Wide-ranging, sometimes anguished, her poems are fascinating and often beautiful, and certainly more than usually thought-provoking.' Guardian Denise Riley has pursued her singular path with a determined disregard for poetic fashion: a poet of immense musical gifts and formal skill, as happy in traditional forms as experimental, her non-alignment with any 'tribe' has led to a rich and various poetry that, while densely allusive and intellectually uncompromising, remains emotionally open towards the reader at the most profound level. Say Something Back, her lyric meditation on bereavement, won Riley universal acclaim - and a wide and long-deserved readership. Her Selected Poems offers a generous overview of a working life which has taken in philosophy, feminism, literary history, song and aphorism - and within which the old certainties are interrogated and shaken at every turn. Hers is a voice through which we come to better understand one another, the meaning of our time here, and the nature of human communication itself.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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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
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  • 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'.

    Format: Paperback
    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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  • 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

    Format: Paperback
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  • Dog Poems
    Dog Poems
    ISBN: 9781788163651
    Title: Dog Poems
    Author: VARIOUS

    To Flush, My DogLoving friend, the gift of one,Who, her own true faith, hath run,Through thy lower nature;Be my benediction saidWith my hand upon thy head,Gentle fellow-creature ...-Elizabeth Barrett Browning Since prehistory, dogs have served as man's best friend, giving us loyalty, assistance and boundless inspiration.Dogs offer comfort and amusement to their owners; they provide solace when we're sad, entertaining antics when we're bored and affection every day. To poets in particular, these beloved creatures are the most bountiful muses, as they bark, yip, hunt, fetch, growl and slumber, reflecting back at us our most heartfelt tenderness and often rewarding us with unconditional love we scarcely deserve.Dog Poems offers a litter of verses in celebration of our most faithful companions by some of the greatest poets of all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
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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.



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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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  • Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House
    Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House
    ISBN: 9781936970544
    Title: Each Tree Could Hold a Noose or a House
    Author: PURO NINA

    Preoccupied by haunting, poisoned places and bodies, Puro explores the intersections of personal history and social forces, integrating representations of femininity and the body, creating an undercommons, a multiplicity, a "we."

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    Price: $35.00
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  • Emily Bronte - The Complete Poems
    Emily Bronte - The Complete Poems
    ISBN: 9780140423525
    Title: Emily Bronte - The Complete Poems
    Author: BRONTE EMILY & GEZARI J (ED)

    The poems of Emily Jane Bronte are passionate and powerful works that convey the vitality of the human spirit and of the natural world. Only twenty-one of her poems were published during her lifetime - this volume contains those and all others attributed to her. Many poems describe the mythic country of Gondal and its citizens that she imagined with Anne, and remain the only surviving record of their joint creation. Other visionary works, including 'Remembrance' and 'No coward soul is mine', boldly confront mortality and anticipate life after death. And poems such as 'Redbreast early in the morning' and 'The blue bell is the sweetest flower' evoke the wild beauties of nature she observed on the Yorkshire moors, while also examining the state of her psyche.

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    Price: $30.00
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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).&



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  • 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.

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    Price: $37.00
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  • Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
    Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780872864283
    Title: Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
    Author: NERUDA PABLO & EISNER MARK


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  • 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.



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    Price: $39.00
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  • Essex Clay
    Essex Clay
    ISBN: 9780571339976
    Title: Essex Clay
    Author: MOTION ANDREW


    Andrew Motion's prose memoir In the Blood (2006) was widely acclaimed, praised as an act of magical retrieval and a hymn to familial love. Now, twelve years later and three years after moving to live and work in the United States, Motion looks back once more to recreate a stunning biographical sequel - but this time in verse.


    Essex Clay rekindles, expands and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted the poet throughout his writing life. In the first part, he tells the story of his mother's riding accident, long unconsciousness and slow death; in the second, he remembers the end of his father's life; and in the third, he describes an encounter that deepens the poem's tangled themes of loss and memory and retrieval. Although the prevailing mood of the poem has a sweeping Tennysonian melancholy, its wealth of physical details and its narrative momentum make it as compelling as a fast-paced novel: a settling of accounts which admits that final resolutions are impossible.



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  • Faces of Love: Hafez & the Poets of Shiraz
    Faces of Love: Hafez & the Poets of Shiraz
    ISBN: 9780143107286
    Title: Faces of Love: Hafez & the Poets of Shiraz
    Author: HAFEZ

    Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature nbsp; Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered #147;our finest translator of Persian poetry (The Times Literary Supplement), presents a diverse selection of some of the best poems by these world-renowned authors and shows us the spiritual and secular aspects of love, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart. A Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for 2013

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    Price: $37.00
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  • 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
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  • Favourite Poems Of the National Trust
    Favourite Poems Of the National Trust
    ISBN: 9781911358213
    Title: Favourite Poems Of the National Trust
    Author: HUNTER JANE MCMORLAND

    An anthology of classic poems that are perfect for bedside reading, accompanied by charming illustrations by Jane Robbins. From Chaucer to Carroll, Shakespeare to Shelley, enjoy the UK's favorite poets in this gorgeous anthology by the National Trust. From Renaissance writers such as Christopher Marlowe, Victorians like Christina Rossetti, and Modernists such as T.S. Eliot, explore a variety of poets from all ages. Also included in this selection are poets who are connected to National Trust properties, such as Vita Sackville-West, who lived at Sissinghurst and Thomas Hardy, whose cottage is looked after by the National Trust. The poems in this book are organized by themes to make it easy to find a poem that can console or amuse, or for special occasions like readings at christenings and weddings. "Velvet Footsteps" celebrates our animal friends; "A Green & Pleasant Land" illustrates the beauty of our landscapes; "The Lone & Level Sands" explores smuggler's coves and the moods of the sea; "The Noise of Battle" recalls classic war poems.

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    Price: $23.00
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  • 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
  • First World War Poems
    First World War Poems
    ISBN: 9781909881105
    Title: First World War Poems
    Author: HUNTER JANE MCMORLAND

    This is an anthology of over 100 poems written during and about the First World War. There are all the famous frontline poets - including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Edward Thomas - but also civilians writing from the Home Front, including Rudyard Kipling and Vera Brittain. The poems are organised into themed chapters, ranging from the war in the air to the impact on families and sweethearts and even the contribution of animals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Flame
    Flame
    ISBN: 9781786893147
    Title: Flame
    Author: COHEN LEONARD ; COHEN ADAM (INTRODUCTION BY)

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featuring poems, excerpts from his private notebooks, lyrics, and hand-drawn self-portraits, The Flame offers an intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist.A reckoning with a life lived deeply and passionately, with wit and panache, this collection is a valedictory work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Fleche
    Fleche
    ISBN: 9780571348046
    Title: Fleche
    Author: CHAN MARY JEAN


    WINNER OF THE COSTA POETRY AWARD
    POETRY BOOK SOCIETY RECOMMENDATION


    Flèche (the French word for 'arrow') is an offensive technique commonly used in fencing, a sport of Mary Jean Chan's young adult years, when she competed locally and internationally for her home city, Hong Kong. This cross-linguistic pun presents the queer, non-white body as both vulnerable ('flesh') and weaponised ('flèche'), and evokes the difficulties of reconciling one's need for safety alongside the desire to shed one's protective armour in order to fully embrace the world.


    Central to the collection is the figure of the poet's mother, whose fragmented memories of political turmoil in twentieth-century China are sensitively threaded through the book in an eight-part poetic sequence, combined with recollections from Chan's childhood. As complex themes of multilingualism, queerness, psychoanalysis and cultural history emerge, so too does a richly imagined personal, maternal and national biography. The result is a series of poems that feel urgent and true, dazzling and devastating by turns.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Frolic & Detour
    Frolic & Detour
    ISBN: 9780571354498
    Title: Frolic & Detour
    Author: MULDOON PAUL


    Although Frolic and Detour is Paul Muldoon's thirteenth book, it has all the passion and provocation we more often associate with a first collection.


    Ranging as it does from poems that take as their subject matter the Native American leaders Joseph Brant and Mangas Coloradas, through the Great War, the Irish Rising, hunting with eagles, the house wren, all the way to the day-to-day assault of twenty-first-century America, Frolic and Detour reminds us that the sidelong glance is the sweetest, the tangential approach the most telling. It also confirms Dwight Garner's assessment of Selected Poems 1968-2014 in the New York Times: 'a compact, powerful book, filled with catharses you didn't know you needed'.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Frost Fair
    Frost Fair
    ISBN: 9781509848171
    Title: Frost Fair
    Author: DUFFY CAROL ANN


    Beautifully illustrated and produced in a gorgeous small format, this is an irresistible festive gift and Christmas stocking must-have for all book lovers.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Fsg Book of Twentieth-century Latin American Poetry an Anthology
    Fsg Book of Twentieth-century Latin American Poetry an Anthology
    ISBN: 9780374533182
    Title: Fsg Book of Twentieth-century Latin American Poetry an Anthology
    Author: STAVANS ILAN (ED)


    A major bilingual anthology of twentieth-century Latin American poetry

    During a century of extraordinary change, poets became the chroniclers of deep polarizations. From Ruben Darío's quest to renew the Spanish language to Cesar Vallejo's linking of religion and politics, from Jorge Luis Borges's cosmopolitanism to Pablo Neruda's placement of poetry as uncompromising speaker for the downtrodden, and from Alejandra Pizarnik's agonies of the self to Humberto Ak'abal's examination of& all& things indigenous,it is through verse that the hemisphere's cantankerous collective soul in an age of overhaul might best be understood.A brilliant, moving, and thought-provoking summation of these forking paths, The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry invites us to look at an illustrious literary tradition with fresh eyes. Ilan Stavans, one of the foremost scholars of Hispanic culture and a distinguished translator, goes beyond easy geographical and linguistic categorizations. This bilingual anthology features eighty-four authors from sixteen different countries writing in Spanish, Portuguese, Mapuche, Nahuatl, Quechua, Mazatec, Zapotec, Ladino, and Spanglish. The poems are rendered into English in inspired fashion by first-rate translators such as Elizabeth Bishop, Galway Kinnell, W. S. Merwin, Alastair Reid, Mark Strand, and Richard Wilbur.In these pages the reader will experience the power of poetry to account for a hundred years in the life of a restless continent.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
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