• & 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.

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    Price: $44.00
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  • & Still I Rise
    & Still I Rise
    ISBN: 9780349013572
    Title: & Still I Rise
    Author: ANGELOU MAYA


    The classic collection of poetry from the author of I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS.

    'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' BARACK OBAMA

    Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longing, partings; of Saturday night partying, and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams.

    'She moved through the world with unshakeable calm, confidence and a fierce grace . . . She will always be the rainbow in my clouds' OPRAH WINFREY

    'She was important in so many ways. She launched African American women writing in the United States. She was generous to a fault. She had nineteen talents - used ten. And was a real original. There is no duplicate' TONI MORRISON



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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    Price: $30.00
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  • 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
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  • 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: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Averno: Poems
    Averno: Poems
    ISBN: 9780374530747
    Title: Averno: Poems
    Author: GLUCK LOUISE


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    Price: $31.00
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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
    $35.00
  • Beowulf
    Beowulf
    ISBN: 9781925713886
    Title: Beowulf
    Author: HEADLEY MARIA DAHVANA

    A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of The Mere Wife

    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 interpretation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements never before translated into English.

    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. These familiar components of the epic poem are seen with a novelist's eye towards gender, genre, and history. Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment - of 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, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation; her Beowulf is one for the twenty-first century.



    ' The Mere Wife includes some tantalising snippets of Beowulf as translated by Headley. Now we have the full version, and it is electrifying ... It is brash and belligerent, lunatic and invigorating, with passages of sublime poetry punctuated by obscenities and social-media shorthand ... With a Beowulf defiantly of and for this historical moment, Headley reclaims the poem for her audience as well as for herself.'
    -Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker

    'An iconic work of early English literature comes in for up-to-the-minute treatment ... Headley's language and pacing keep perfect track with the events she describes ... giving the 3,182-line text immediacy without surrendering a bit of its grand poetry. Some purists may object to the small liberties Headley has taken with the text, but her version is altogether brilliant.' STARRED REVIEW
    -Kirkus Reviews


    'Headley's Beowulf is kindred in spirit to The Mere Wife - highly conscious of gender and modernised to the hilt - but totally different in form. Instead of changing names or places, Headley sticks closely to the original Old English text while updating the vocabulary with flourishes of internet humour ... The feminism in Headley's translation is embedded in the texture and language of the poem itself rather than in its individual events or characters ... Her Beowulf is a tragicomic epic about the things men do to impress one another. It's as fierce an examination of masculine weakness as The Mere Wife was of feminine strength.'
    -Jo Livingstone, Poetry Foundation

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    Price: $35.00
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  • 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: $43.00

    $43.00
  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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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    Price: $24.00
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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'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • 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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  • 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.

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    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • 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
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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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    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



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    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: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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
  • Crane Classics: Byron Selected Poems
    Crane Classics: Byron Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9781912945153
    Title: Crane Classics: Byron Selected Poems
    Author: BYRON LORD

    A collection of classic poems that provides an accessible introduction to Lord Byron's poetry. Printed in a high quality hardback edition, this volume in the Crane Classics makes an attractive gift.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Crane Classics: Shakespeare Selected Sonnets
    Crane Classics: Shakespeare Selected Sonnets
    ISBN: 9781912945207
    Title: Crane Classics: Shakespeare Selected Sonnets
    Author: SHAKESPEARE WILLIAM

    A collection of classic poems that provides an accessible introduction to Shakespeare's poetry. Printed in a high quality cloth edition, this volume in the Crane Classics makes an attractive gift.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Crow
    Crow
    ISBN: 9780571363162
    Title: Crow
    Author: HUGHES TED

    This anniversary edition with a new foreword by Marina Warner celebrates fifty years since original publication of Crow (1970), which marked a pivotal moment in Ted Hughes's writing career. Growing out of an invitation by Leonard Baskin to make a book with him about crows, Hughes found both a structure and a persona that gave his vision a new power and coherence. A deep engagement with history, mythology and the natural world combine to forge a work of impressive and unsettling force.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Crush
    Crush
    ISBN: 9780300246308
    Title: Crush
    Author: SIKEN RICHARD

    Richard Siken's Crush, selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him. His poetry is confessional, gay, savage, and charged with violent eroticism.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Dearly: Poems
    Dearly: Poems
    ISBN: 9781784743895
    Title: Dearly: Poems
    Author: ATWOOD MARGARET


    The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist, poet -- and cultural phenomenon


    Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Margaret Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognisable and celebrated themes, but distilled -- from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend.


    By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in flux, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment.


    Dearly is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Decreation: Poetry Essays Opera
    Decreation: Poetry Essays Opera
    ISBN: 9781400078905
    Title: Decreation: Poetry Essays Opera
    Author: CARSON ANNE


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    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    ISBN: 9780399563263
    Title: Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
    Author: OLIVER MARY

    A New York Times Bestseller!&

    Chosen as one of Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club!&

    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: Trade paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • 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.

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    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Dog Songs
    Dog Songs
    ISBN: 9780143125839
    Title: Dog Songs
    Author: OLIVER MARY


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    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • 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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    Price: $29.00
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  • Essential Ginsberg
    Essential Ginsberg
    ISBN: 9780141398990
    Title: Essential Ginsberg
    Author: GINSBERG ALLEN

    Featuring the legendary and groundbreaking poem "Howl," this remarkable volume showcases a selection of Allen Ginsberg's poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews, and contains sixteen pages of his personal photographs.

    One of the Beat Generation's most renowned poets and writers, Allen Ginsberg became internationally famous not only for his published works but also for his actions as a human rights activist who championed the sexual revolution, gay liberation, Buddhism and Eastern religion, and the confrontation of societal norms--all before it became fashionable to do so. He was also the dynamic leader of war protesters, artists, Flower Power hippies, musicians, punks, and political radicals.

    The Essential Ginsberg collects a mosaic of material that displays the full range of Ginsberg's mental landscape. His most important poems, songs, essays, letters, journals, and interviews are displayed in chronological order. His poetic masterpieces, "Howl" and "Kaddish," are presented here along with lesser-known and difficult-to-find songs and prose. Personal correspondence with William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac is included, as well as photographs--shot and captioned by Ginsberg himself--of his friends and fellow rogues William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and others.

    Through his essays, journals, interviews, and letters, this definitive volume will inspire readers to delve deeper into a body of work that remains one of the most impressive literary canons in American history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

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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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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