• Love Looks Pretty on You
    Love Looks Pretty on You
    ISBN: 9781449499358
    Title: Love Looks Pretty on You
    Author: LEAV LANG

    The much anticipated new book by international bestselling author Lang Leav. A breathtakingly beautiful collection of contemporary poetry and prose, offering powerful insights into love, heartbreak, relationships, and self-empowerment.

    Filled with wisdom and encouragement, every single page is a testament to the power of words, and the impact they can have on the relationships you build with others. And most importantly, the one you have with yourself.

    Lang Leav captures the intricacies of emotions like few others can. It's no wonder she has been recognized as a major influencer of the modern poetry movement and her writing has inspired a whole new generation of poets to pick up a pen.

    Love Looks Pretty on You is truly the must-have book for poetry lovers all over the world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $27.00

  • Love Poems
    Love Poems
    ISBN: 9781684129935
    Title: Love Poems

    A collection of the world's finest love poems--from ancient Greece to the twentieth century.

    For thousands of years, poets across the world have expressed their thoughts on love with profound and memorable verses.& Love Poems& is a collection of works from more than fifty prolific poets, including Sappho, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost. This volume contains over a hundred works of poetry that have been cherished for generations, and that continue to stir modern readers' hearts with their beauty.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Love Poems for People with Children
    Love Poems for People with Children
    ISBN: 9780593085240
    Title: Love Poems for People with Children
    Author: KENNEY JOHN

    In the spirit of his wildly popular New Yorkerpieces and the New York Timesbestseller Love Poems for Married People, Thurber-prize winner John Kenney presents a hilarious new collection of poetry for people with children.

    With the same brilliant wit and hilarious realism that made Love Poems for Married Peoplesuch a hit, John Kenney is back with a brand new collection of poems, this time taking on the greatest "joy" in life- children. Kenney covers it all, from newborns, toddlers, and sleep deprivation, to the terrible twos, terrible tweens, and terrible teens. A parent's love is unconditional, but sometimes that button can't help but be pushed. Between back to school shopping, summer vacations that never end, the awkwardness of puberty, the inevitable post-college moving back in, and more, a parent's job is never done, whether they like it or not.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Love Poems for the Office
    Love Poems for the Office
    ISBN: 9780593190708
    Title: Love Poems for the Office
    Author: JOHN KENNEY

    With the same brilliant wit and biting realism that made Love Poems for Married People, Love Poems for People with Children, and Love Poems for Anxious People such hits, John Kenney is back with a brand new collection that tackles the hilarity of life in the office. From waiting in line for the printer and revising spreadsheet after spreadsheet, to lukewarm coffee, office politics, and the daily patterns of your most annoying--and lovable--coworkers, Kenney masterfully captures the warmth and humor of working the "9-to-5" in today's modern era.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
    Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
    ISBN: 9780393321784
    Title: Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms
    Author: STRAND M & BOLAND E

    Two beloved and esteemed poets have collaborated on this intimate and useful anthology illuminating the history, practice, and wonder of our most elusive art. Intended for all those who love poetry, including teachers, readers, writers, and students, The Making of a Poem will be especially valued by those who feel that an understanding of form'onnet, ballad, villanelle, sestina, etc.'ould enhance their appreciation of poetry, but are daunted by the terms, the names, and the histories of various poetic forms. This anthology draws the reader in, by example and explanation, to the excitement and entertainment of these forms. It explains their origins, traces their development, and shows examples from the past and present. In a feature called ""The form at a glance"" the reader can try his or her own hand writing a particular form. Included are essays by each of the editors describing their own personal journeys toward a form for their poetic voice. Above all, this anthology shows that poetic form is a continuing adventure. Contemporary poets can be seen here trying out the same forms that poets used hundreds of years ago, but in the new circumstances of a complicated modern world. In this way poetic form is illustrated not as a series of rules, but as a passionate conversation in which every reader of poetry can become involved.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy
    Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy
    ISBN: 9780571345106
    Title: Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy
    Author: BURTON TIM

    Twenty-three illustrated gothic tales from the dark corridors of the imagination of Tim Burton. Burton - the creative genius behind Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Nightmare Before Christmas, among others - now gives birth to a cast of gruesomely sympathetic children: misunderstood outcasts who struggle to find love and belonging in their cruel, cruel worlds. His lovingly lurid illustrations evoke both the sweetness and tragedy of these hopeful, yet hapless beings.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Metamorphoses
    ISBN: 9780140447897
    Title: Metamorphoses

    Ovid's sensuous and witty poem brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation, often as a result of love or lust, in which men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best known myths and legends of ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Mortals become gods, animals turn to stone, and humans change into flowers, trees, or stars.

    First published in AD 8, Ovid's Metamorphoses remains one of the most accessible and inspirational introductions to Greek mythology.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
  • Milk & Honey
    Milk & Honey
    ISBN: 9781449474256
    Title: Milk & Honey
    Author: KAUR RUPI

    The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose; deals with a different pain; heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere ifyou are just willing to look.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Milk & Honey
    Milk & Honey
    ISBN: 9781449496364
    Title: Milk & Honey
    Author: KAUR RUPI

    A hardcover gift edition of Milk and Honey, the #1 New York Times bestselling poetry and prose collection by Rupi Kaur, which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

    This clothbound edition features deckled edge paper, a woven ribbon marker, and a foreword written by the author. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00

  • Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals
    Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals
    ISBN: 9780141984865
    Title: Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

    The acclaimed second collection of poetry by Patricia Lockwood - a New York Times Notable Book.

    The New York Times * The Boston Globe * Powell's * The Strand * Barnes & Noble * BuzzFeed * Flavorwire

    Look out for Lockwood's& memoir, Priestdaddy, coming in May 2017

    Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood's second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: what if a deer did porn? Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? What would Walt Whitman's tit-pics look like? Why isn't anyone named Gary anymore? Did the Hatfield and McCoy babies ever fall in love? The steep tilt of Lockwood's lines sends the reader snowballing downhill, accumulating pieces of the scenery with every turn. The poems' subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature. This book is serious and funny at the same time, like a big grave with a clown lying in it.

    From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • My Darling from the Lions
    My Darling from the Lions
    ISBN: 9781529045161
    Title: My Darling from the Lions
    Author: LONG RACHEL

    Shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection

    Rachel Long's much-anticipated debut collection of poems, My Darling from the Lions, announces the arrival of a thrilling new presence in poetry.

    Each poem has a vivid story to tell - of family quirks, the perils of dating, the grip of religion or sexual awakening - stories that are, by turn, emotionally insightful, politically conscious, wise, funny and outrageous.

    Long reveals herself as a razor-sharp and original voice on the issues of sexual politics and cultural inheritance that polarize our current moment. But it's her refreshing commitment to the power of the individual poem that will leave the reader turning each page in eager anticipation: here is an immediate,wide-awake poetry that entertains royally, without sacrificing a note of its urgency or remarkable skill.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year
    Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year
    ISBN: 9781849946223
    Title: Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year

    A calming collection of nature poems to help you relax and unwind at the end of every day.&

    Now more than ever we're all in need of a daily fix of the natural world, to comfort and distract us from the cares of everyday life. Keep this beautiful book by your bedside and enjoy a dreamy stroll through nature every evening, just before you go to sleep. All the great, time-honoured poets are here -& William Wordsworth, John Keats, Emily Dickinson, Robert Bridges - along with some newer and less-well known poetic voices. The poems reflect and celebrate the changing seasons: read Emily Brontë on bluebells in spring and Edward Thomas's evocative 'Adlestrop' in summer, then experience golden autumn with Hartley Coleridge and William Blake's 'To Winter'. Beautifully illustrated with scenes from each season, this wonderful book deserves a place on your bedside table for years to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • New & Selected Poems: Volume 1
    New & Selected Poems: Volume 1
    ISBN: 9780807068779
    Title: New & Selected Poems: Volume 1
    Author: OLIVER MARY

    Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award for New and Selected Poems, Volume One. Since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet's first eight books.

    Mary Oliver's perceptive, brilliantly crafted poems about the natural landscape and the fundamental questions of life and death have won high praise from critics and readers alike. "Do you love this world?" she interrupts a poem about peonies to ask the reader. "Do you cherish your humble and silky life?" She makes us see the extraordinary in our everyday lives, how something as common as light can be "an invitation/to happiness, /and that happiness, /when it's done right, /is a kind of holiness, /palpable and redemptive." She illuminates how a near miss with an alligator can be the catalyst for seeing the world "as if for the second time/the way it really is." Oliver's passionate demonstrations of delight are powerful reminders of the bond between every individual, all living things, and the natural world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

  • Night Sky With Exit Wounds
    Night Sky With Exit Wounds
    ISBN: 9781911214519
    Title: Night Sky With Exit Wounds
    Author: VUONG OCEAN

    One of the most celebrated poetry books of the year:

    The New Yorker, The Best Books of Poetry of 2016
    New York Times, Critics Pick
    Boston Globe, Best Books listing
    NPR, Best Books listing
    Miami Herald, Best LGBTQ Books
    San Francisco Chronicle, Top 100 Books of the Year
    Library Journal, Best Books of 2016

    Michiko Kakutani inThe New York Times writes: "The poems in Mr. Vuong's new collection,Night Sky With Exit Wounds...possess a tensile precision reminiscent of Emily Dickinson's work, combined with a Gerard Manley Hopkins-like appreciation for the sound and rhythms of words. Mr. Vuong can create startling images (a black piano in a field, a wedding-cake couple preserved under glass, a shepherd stepping out of a Caravaggio painting) and make the silences and elisions in his verse speak as potently as his words...There is a powerful emotional undertow to these poems that springs from Mr. Vuong's sincerity and candor, and from his ability to capture specific moments in time with both photographic clarity and a sense of the evanescence of all earthly things."

    "Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition. His poems are by turns graceful and wonderstruck. His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion."--The New Yorker

    "The language is painfully, exquisitely exact, the scenes haunting and indelible.... Highly recommended."--Library Journal, starred review

    "Night Sky with Exit Wounds establishes Vuong as a fierce new talent to be reckoned with...This book is a masterpiece that captures, with elegance, the raw sorrows and joys of human existence."--Buzzfeed''s "Most Exciting New Books of 2016"

    "This original, sprightly wordsmith of tumbling pulsing phrases pushes poetry to a new level...A stunning introduction to a young poet who writes with both assurance and vulnerability. Visceral, tender and lyrical, fleet and agile, these poems unflinchingly face the legacies of violence and cultural displacement but they also assume a position of wonder before the world."--2016 Whiting Award citation

    "Night Sky with Exit Wounds is the kind of book that soon becomes worn with love. You will want to crease every page to come back to it, to underline every other line because each word resonates with power."--LitHub

    "Vuong's powerful voice explores passion, violence, history, identity--all with a tremendous humanity."--Slate

    "In his impressive debut collection, Vuong writes beauty into--and culls from--individual, familial, and historical traumas. Vuong exists as both observer and observed throughout the book as he explores deeply personal themes such as poverty, depression, queer sexuality, domestic abuse, and the various forms of violence inflicted on his family during the Vietnam War. Poems float and strike in equal measure as the poet strives to transform pain into clarity."--Publishers Weekly

    Torso of Air

    Suppose you do change your life.
    & the body is more than

    a portion of night--sealed
    with bruises. Suppose you woke

    & found your shadow replaced
    by a black wolf. The boy, beautiful

    & gone. So you take the knife to the wall
    instead. You carve & carve

    until a coin of light appears
    & you get to look in, at last,

    on happiness. The eye
    staring back from the other side--


    Born in Saigon, Vietnam,Ocean Vuongattended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection,Night Sky with Exit Wounds. A Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Night Sky with Exit Wounds
    Night Sky with Exit Wounds
    ISBN: 9781556594953
    Title: Night Sky with Exit Wounds
    Author: VUONG OCEAN

    A Guardian / Daily Telegraph Book of the Year

    Winner of the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection
    Shortlisted for the 2017 T. S. Eliot Prize
    PBS Summer Recommendation

    An extraordinary debut from a young Vietnamese American, Night Sky with Exit Wounds is a book of poetry unlike any other. Steeped in war and cultural upheaval and wielding a fresh new language, Vuong writes about the most profound subjects - love and loss, conflict, grief, memory and desire - and attends to them all with lines that feel newly-minted, graceful in their cadences, passionate and hungry in their tender, close attention: '...the chief of police/facedown in a pool of Coca-Cola./A palm-sized photo of his father soaking/beside his left ear.' This is an unusual, important book: both gentle and visceral, vulnerable and assured, and its blend of humanity and power make it one of the best first collections of poetry to come out of America in years.

    'These are poems of exquisite beauty, unashamed of romance, and undaunted by looking directly into the horrors of war, the silences of history. One of the most important debut collections for a generation.' Andrew McMillan

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Obit
    ISBN: 9781556595745
    Title: Obit

    The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020

    Time Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

    NPR's Best Books of 2020

    National Book Award in Poetry, Longlist

    Frank Sanchez Book Award

    After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In Obit, Chang writes of "the way memory gets up after someone has died and starts walking." These poems reinvent the form of newspaper obituary to both name what has died ("civility," "language," "the future," "Mother's blue dress") and the cultural impact of death on the living. Whereas elegy attempts to immortalize the dead, an obituary expresses loss, and the love for the dead becomes a conduit for self-expression. In this unflinching and lyrical book, Chang meets her grief and creates a powerful testament for the living.

    "When you lose someone you love, the world doesn't stop to let you mourn. Nor does it allow you to linger as you learn to live with a gaping hole in your heart. Indeed, this daily indifference to being left behind epitomizes the unique pain of grieving. Victoria Chang captures this visceral, heart-stopping ache in Obit, the book of poetry she wrote after the death of her mother. Although Chang initially balked at writing an obituary, she soon found herself writing eulogies for the small losses that preceded and followed her mother's death, each one an ode to her mother's life and influence. Chang also thoughtfully examines how she will be remembered by her own children in time."--Time Magazine

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

  • Oculus
    ISBN: 9781555978259
    Title: Oculus
    Author: MAO SALLY WEN


    A brilliant second collection by Sally Wen Mao on the violence of the spectacle--starring the film legend Anna May Wong

    In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement but as a migration through time and a reckoning with technology. The title poem follows a nineteen-year-old girl in Shanghai who uploaded her suicide onto Instagram. Other poems cross into animated worlds, examine robot culture, and haunt a necropolis for electronic waste. A fascinating sequence spanning the collection speaks in the voice of the international icon and first Chinese American movie star Anna May Wong, who travels through the history of cinema with a time machine, even past her death and into the future of film, where she finds she has no progeny. With a speculative imagination and a sharpened wit, Mao powerfully confronts the paradoxes of seeing and being seen, the intimacies made possible and ruined by the screen, and the many roles and representations that women of color are made to endure in order to survive a culture that seeks to consume them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Odyssey
    ISBN: 9780393356250
    Title: Odyssey

    Rare edition with unique illustrations.The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest. It is believed to have been composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Odyssey Deluxe Ed
    Odyssey Deluxe Ed
    ISBN: 9780140268867
    Title: Odyssey Deluxe Ed

    If The Iliadis the world's greatest war epic, then The Odysseyis literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey though life. Odysseus's reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. Translated by Robert Fagles Introduction and Notes by Bernard Knox

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • On Drinking
    On Drinking
    ISBN: 9780062857941
    Title: On Drinking

    The definitive collection of works on a subject that inspired and haunted Charles Bukowski for his entire life: alcohol.

    Charles Bukowski turns to the bottle in this revelatory collection of poetry and prose that includes some of the writer's best and most lasting work. A self-proclaimed "dirty old man," Bukowski used alcohol as muse and as fuel, a conflicted relationship responsible for some of his darkest moments as well as some of his most joyful and inspired.

    In On Drinking, Bukowski expert Abel Debritto has collected the writer's most profound, funny, and memorable work on his ups and downs with the hard stuff--a topic that allowed Bukowski to explore some of life's most pressing questions. Through drink, Bukowski is able to be alone, to be with people, to be a poet, a lover, and a friend--though often at great cost. As Bukowski writes in a poem simply titled "Drinking," "for me/it was or/is/a manner of/dying/with boots on/and gun/smoking and a/symphony music background."

    On Drinking is a powerful testament to the pleasures and miseries of a life in drink, and a window into the soul of one of our most beloved and enduring writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • On Love
    On Love
    ISBN: 9781782117308
    Title: On Love

    Raw and romantic, On Love captures one of our funniest, fiercest, and most daring writers on a subject that touches all of our lives.
    In On Love, we see Charles Bukowski reckoning with the complications of love and desire. Alternating between the tough and the tender, the romantic and the gritty, Bukowski exposes the myriad faces of love in the poems collected here - its selfishness and its narcissism, its randomness, its mystery and its misery, and, ultimately, its true joyfulness, endurance and redemptive power.

    Whether writing about his daughter, his lover, or his work, Bukowski is fiercely honest and reflective, using love as a prism to look at the world and to view his own vulnerable place in it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Only As the Day Is Long: New & Selected Poems
    Only As the Day Is Long: New & Selected Poems
    ISBN: 9780393358193
    Title: Only As the Day Is Long: New & Selected Poems

    Only as the Day Is Long represents a brilliant, daring body of work from one of our boldest contemporary poets, known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the quotidian. Drawn from Dorianne Laux's five expansive volumes, including her confident debut Awake, National Book Critics Circle Finalist What We Carry, and Paterson Prize-winning The Book of Men, the poems in this collection have been "brought to the hard edge of meaning" (B. H. Fairchild) and praised for their "enormous precision and beauty" (Philip Levine). Twenty new odes pay homage to Laux's mother, an ordinary and extraordinary woman of the Depression era.

    The wealth of her life experience finds expression in Laux's earthy and lyrical depictions of working-class America, full of the dirt and mess of real life. From the opening poem, "Two Pictures of My Sister," to the last, "Letter to My Dead Mother," she writes, in her words, of "living gristle" with a perceptive frankness that is luminous in its specificity and universal in its appeal. Exploring experiences of survival and healing, of sexual love and celebration, Only as the Day Is Long shows Laux at the height of her powers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Ordinary Time
    Ordinary Time
    ISBN: 9781776561605
    Title: Ordinary Time
    Author: LIVESEY ANNA

    Peter Singer says we are all equally valuable and I believe him. This means I should do more, that the care of one small bundle (never mind that it is my bundle) is insufficient—even if this is what I am fitted to do. Across the road two magnolias, one pink, one white. In the days since we came home I’ve watched their stark flower-spiked branches soften and go pastoral—the green leaves of ordinary time climbing out of the wood. The thing is, there isn’t any indefinite ‘later’: childhood, adolescence, adulthood. Then, God willing, I’ll be wearing out. Already as I lay this down I see you as the reader. I think: A decorative mind isn’t much of an inheritance; and One day there’ll be no book of mine left on the earth. Having started as a poet I suppose any contribution is a positive mark on the ledger.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Pamper Me to Hell & Back: Laureates Choice 2018
    Pamper Me to Hell & Back: Laureates Choice 2018
    ISBN: 9781910367841
    Title: Pamper Me to Hell & Back: Laureates Choice 2018

    Love, death, Bruce Willis, public urination, being a woman, love, The Nanny, love. This pamphlet of poetry by Hera Lindsay Bird is a startling departure from her bestselling debut Hera Lindsay Bird by defying convention and remaining exactly the same, only worse. This collection, which focuses on love, childish behaviours, 90’s celebrity references and being a woman, is sure to confirm all your worst suspicions and prejudices.

    In a recent comments section on the Guardian, her work has been described as “This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn't abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs,” and “This comment was removed by a moderator because it didn't abide by our community standards. Replies may also be deleted. For more detail see our FAQs.”

    Without doubt the most arresting and original new young poet - on page and in performance - to arrive.’- Carol Ann Duffy

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Paradise Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Three. Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray
    Paradise Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Three. Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray
    ISBN: 9781786894748
    Title: Paradise Dante's Divine Trilogy Part Three. Englished in Prosaic Verse by Alasdair Gray

    The final book from the late Alasdair Gray - the conclusion to his remarkable interpretation of Dante's Divine Comedy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Pet Sounds
    Pet Sounds
    ISBN: 9781937658946
    Title: Pet Sounds

    A book of unruly love poems about complicated sexuality, precarity, and kinship Working from the sticky interface of property and sex, Stephanie Young takes up the question of passing when narrow definitions of family on offer by the law and capitalist social relations leave out so much. With a cast of characters that includes lovers and exes, Troilus and Cressida, Van Morrison and the Grateful Dead, Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala, Pat Parker and Judy Grahn, the orca Tilikum and his captors, Pet Sounds is at once a book of confessional economics, music criticism disguised as poetry, and a complicated coming out story. These poems pulse with the pleasures and grief of making a home inside structures that don't fit--on land whose value climbs ever upward in the frenzy of speculation.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Plainwater: Essays & Poetry
    Plainwater: Essays & Poetry
    ISBN: 9780375708428
    Title: Plainwater: Essays & Poetry
    Author: CARSON ANNE

    The poetry and prose collected inPlainwaterare a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as ""the most exciting poet writing in English today."" Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces stretch the boundaries of language and literary form, while juxtaposing classical and modern traditions. Carson envisions a present-day interview with a seventh-century BC poet, and offers miniature lectures on topics as varied as orchids and Ovid. She imagines the muse of a fifteenth-century painter attending a phenomenology conference in Italy. She constructs verbal photographs of a series of mysterious towns, and takes us on a pilgrimage in pursuit of the elusive and intimate anthropology of water. Blending the rhythm and vivid metaphor of poetry with the discursive nature of the essay, the writings inPlainwaterdazzle us with their invention and enlighten us with their erudition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Playtime: Poetry
    Playtime: Poetry
    ISBN: 9781911214373
    Title: Playtime: Poetry

    In these intimate, sometimes painfully frank poems, Andrew McMillan takes us back to childhood and early adolescence to explore the different ways we grow into our sexual selves and our adult identities. Examining our teenage rites of passage- those dilemmas and traumas that shape us - eating disorders, masturbation, loss of virginity - the poet examines how we use bodies, both our own and other people's, to chart our progress towards selfhood.

    McMillan's award-winning debut collection, physical, was praised for a poetry that was tight and powerful, raw and tender, and playtime expands that narrative frame and widens the gaze. Alongside poems in praise of the naivety of youth, there are those that explore the troubling intersections of violence, masculinity, class and sexuality, always taking the reader with them towards a better understanding of our own physicality. 'isn't this what human kind was made for', McMillan asks in one poem, 'telling stories learning where the skin/is most in need of touch'. These humane and vital poems are confessions, both in the spiritual and personal sense; they tell us stories that some of us, perhaps, have never found the courage to read before.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Poems 1962-2012
    Poems 1962-2012
    ISBN: 9780374534097
    Title: Poems 1962-2012
    Author: GLUCK LOUISE

    The collected works of the inimitable Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

    It is the astonishment of Louise Gl ck's poetry that it resists collection. With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable. The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape--Persephone, a copper beech, a mother and father and sister, a garden, a husband and son, a horse, a dog, a field on fire, a mountain--persistently emerge and reappear with the dark energy of the inevitable, shot through with the bright aspect of things new-made.
    From the outset ("Come here / Come here, little one"), Gluck's voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, the poems in lines so clear we "do not see the intervening fathoms."

    From within the earth's
    bitter disgrace, coldness and barrenness

    my friend the moon rises:
    she is beautiful tonight, but when is she not beautiful?

    To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, the one fated to die and the other to endure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $47.00
  • Poems for a World Gone to Sh*t: The Amazing Power of Poetry to Make Even the Most F**ked Up Times Feel Better
    Poems for a World Gone to Sh*t: The Amazing Power of Poetry to Make Even the Most F**ked Up Times Feel Better
    ISBN: 9781787471030
    Title: Poems for a World Gone to Sh*t: The Amazing Power of Poetry to Make Even the Most F**ked Up Times Feel Better
    Author: QUERCUS


    A beautiful little book of short, simple, classic and contemporary poems to dip into, to make life feel better.

    From Shakespeare and Shelley to Lemn Sissay and Kate Tempest, poets have always been the best at showing us we're not alone, however sh*t things might seem.

    Funny, reflective, romantic and life-affirming - here is an anthology of poems to remind you to keep on looking at the stars: from that first 'what the f*ck' moment to empowering you to do something about this sh*t and ultimately realising that life is still beautiful after all.

    Rediscover old favourites and find some new treasures - you might be surprised just how much poetry can help.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Poems from the Edge of Extinction: The Beautiful New Treasury of Poetry in Endangered Languages
    Poems from the Edge of Extinction: The Beautiful New Treasury of Poetry in Endangered Languages
    ISBN: 9781473692992
    Title: Poems from the Edge of Extinction: The Beautiful New Treasury of Poetry in Endangered Languages

    The Beautiful New Treasury of Poetry in Endangered Languages, in Association with the National Poetry Library

    Featuring award-winning poets from cultures as diverse as the Ainu people of Japan to the Zoque of Mexico, with languages that range from the indigenous Ahtna of Alaska to the Shetlandic dialect of Scots, this evocative collection gathers together 50 of the finest poems in endangered, or vulnerable, languages from across the continents.

    With poems by influential, award-winning poets such as US poet laureate Joy Harjo, Hawad, Valzhyna Mort, and Jackie Kay, this collection offers a unique insight into both languages and poetry, taking the reader on an emotional, life-affirming journey into the cultures of these beautiful languages, celebrating our linguistic diversity and highlighting our commonalities and the fundamental role verbal art plays in human life.

    Each poem appears in its original form, alongside an English translation, and is accompanied by a commentary about the language, the poet and the poem - in a vibrant celebration of life, diversity, language, and the enduring power of poetry.

    One language is falling silent every two weeks. Half of the 7,000 languages spoken in the world today will be lost by the end of this century. With the loss of these languages, we also lose the unique poetic traditions of their speakers and writers.

    This timely anthology is passionately edited by widely published poet and UK National Poetry Librarian, Chris McCabe, who is also the founder of the Endangered Poetry Project, a major project launched by London's Southbank Centre to collect poetry written in the world's disappearing languages, and introduced by Dr Mandana Seyfeddinipur, Director of the Endangered Languages Documentation Programme and the Endangered Languages Archive at SOAS University of London, and Dr Martin Orwin, Senior Lecturer in Somali and Amharic, SOAS University of London.

    Languages included in the book: Assyrian; Belarusian; Chimiini; Irish Gaelic; Maori; Navajo; Patua; Rotuman; Saami; Scottish Gaelic; Welsh; Yiddish; Zoque

    Poets included in the book: Joy Harjo; Hawad; Jackie Kay; Aur lia Lassaque; Nineb Lamassu; Gear id Mac Lochlainn; Valzhyna Mort; Laura Tohe; Taniel Varoujan; Avrom Sutzkever

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00

  • Poems that Make Grown Women Cry
    Poems that Make Grown Women Cry
    ISBN: 9781471148644
    Title: Poems that Make Grown Women Cry

    'A deep and valuable collection that you could rely upon in your time of need'& The Times

    Following the success of their anthology& Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women.& & What poem has moved you to tears?
    & The poems chosen range from the eighth century to today, from& Rumi and& Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W. H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy,& Pablo Neruda& and Derek Walcott to& Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire.& Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature.& & From Yoko Ono to Judi Dench, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Elena Ferrante, Carol Ann Duffy to Meera Syal,& & and Joan Baez to Olivia Colman, this unique collection delivers private insights into the minds of women whose writing, acting and thinking are admired around the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • Poems: New & Collected 1957-1997
    Poems: New & Collected 1957-1997
    ISBN: 9780156011464
    Title: Poems: New & Collected 1957-1997

    Described by Robert Hass as "unquestionably one of the great living European poets" and by Charles Simic as "one of the finest poets living today," Szymborska mesmerizes her readers with poetry that captivates their minds and captures their hearts. This is the book that her many fans have been anxiously awaiting-the definitive, complete collection of poetry by the Nobel Prize-winning poet, including 164 poems in all, as well as the full text of her Nobel acceptance speech of December 7, 1996, in Stockholm. Beautifully translated by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh, who won a 1996 PEN Translation Prize for their work, this volume is a must-have for all readers of poetry.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Poetry Handbook
    Poetry Handbook
    ISBN: 9780156724005
    Title: Poetry Handbook
    Author: OLIVER MARY

    With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. "Stunning" (Los Angeles Times). Index.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Poetry of Pablo Neruda
    Poetry of Pablo Neruda
    ISBN: 9780374529604
    Title: Poetry of Pablo Neruda

    The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century--in any language" (Gabriel García Márquez) "In his work a continent awakens to consciousness." So wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America's most revered writers, lionized during his lifetime as "the people's poet." This selection of Neruda's poetry, the most comprehensive single volume available in English, presents nearly six hundred poems, scores of them in new and sometimes multiple translations, and many accompanied by the Spanish original. In his introduction, Ilan Stavans situates Neruda in his native milieu as well as in a contemporary English-language one, and a group of new translations by leading poets testifies to Neruda's enduring, vibrant legacy among English-speaking writers and readers today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $51.00
  • Poetry of Rilke Bilingual Ed
    Poetry of Rilke Bilingual Ed
    ISBN: 9780374532710
    Title: Poetry of Rilke Bilingual Ed

    For the past twenty-five years, North Point Press has been working with Edward Snow, ""Rilke's best contemporary translator"" (Brian Phillips, The New Republic), to bring into English Rilke's major poetic works. The Poetry of Rilkethe single most comprehensive volume of Rilke's German poetry ever to be published in Englishis the culmination of this effort. With more than two hundred and fifty selected poems by Rilke, including complete translations of the Sonnets to Orpheusand the Duino Elegies, The Poetry of Rilkespans the arc of Rilke's work, from the breakthrough poems of The Book of Hoursto the visionary masterpieces written only weeks before his death. This landmark bilingual edition also contains all of Snow's commentaries on Rilke, as well as an important new introduction by the award-winning poet Adam Zagajewski. The Poetry of Rilkewill stand as the authoritative single-volume translation of Rilke into English for years to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $53.00
  • Poetry Please
    Poetry Please
    ISBN: 9780571303298
    Title: Poetry Please

    Based on the long-running and extremely popular BBC Radio 4 programme 'Poetry Please', this collection features the most requested and most-listened to poems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Portable Paradise: Poetry
    Portable Paradise: Poetry
    ISBN: 9781845234331
    Title: Portable Paradise: Poetry

    Roger Robinson's range is wide: the joys and pains of family life; the ubiquitous presence of racism, both subtle and unsubtle; observations on the threatening edge of violence below the surface energies of Black British territories in London; emblematic poems on the beauty and often bizarre strangeness of the world of animals; quizzical responses to the strange, the heartening, and the appalling in incidents or accounts of incidents encountered in daily life; reflections on the purposes and costs of making art, as in fine poems on a George Stubbs' painting, John Coltrane's Ascension and cocaine. Not least, in the sequence of poems that reflect on the meanings of the Grenfell Tower fire, Roger Robinson finds ways to move beyond a just indignation to uncover the undertones of experience that bring us nearer to the human reality of that event.The collection's title points to the underlying philosophy expressed in these poems: that earthly joy is, or ought to be, just within, but is often just beyond our reach, denied by racism, misogyny, physical cruelty and those with the class power to deny others their share of worldly goods and pleasures. A Portable Paradise is not the emptiness of material accumulation, but joy in an openness to people, places, the sensual pleasures of food and the rewards to be had from the arts of word, sound and visual enticement - in short an "insatiable hunger" for life. The poems express a fierce anger against injustice, but also convey the irrepressible sense that Roger Robinson cannot help but love people for their humour, oddity and generosity of spirit.These are finely crafted poems, that reveal Roger Robinson's capacity to tell involving stories and capture the essence of a character in a few words, to move the emotions with the force of verbal expression, and engage our thoughts, as in the sequence of poems that reflect on just what paradise might be. A Portable Paradise is a feast to be carried by lovers of poetry wherever they go.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Postcolonial Love Poem
    Postcolonial Love Poem
    ISBN: 9780571359868
    Title: Postcolonial Love Poem
    Author: DIAZ NATALIE

    A transformative collection of poetry that is an anthem of desire against erasure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • Returning the Sword to the Stone
    Returning the Sword to the Stone
    ISBN: 9781734456639
    Title: Returning the Sword to the Stone
    Author: LEIDNER MARK

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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