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Good Poems for Hard Times

by Various

Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are perfect for our troubled times. Here, readers will...


Aurora Leigh

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Aurora Leigh is an aspiring poet of independent spirit, rebelling against the stifling constraints of Victorian middle-class society and struggling for self expression. This story exposes the hypocrisy and repressive...


The Rule of Barbarism: Pirogue Poets Series

by Abdellatif Laabi & Andre Naffis-Sahely

Finally available in English, Le Règne de la barbarie by Abdellatif Laâbi is one of the most daring poetic visions of the second half of the twentieth century. First published in 1976 when Laabi was serving...


Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works

by Edgar Allan Poe

Today, Edgar Allan Poe is best remembered as a master of suspense and an early innovator in the genre of detective fiction, but Poe's first literary ambition was to be known as a poet. This stellar collection...


Betting on the Muse

by Charles Bukowski

Betting on the Muse is a combination of hilarious poetry and stories. Charles Bukowski writes about the real life of a working man and all that comes with it.


Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame

by Charles Bukowski

Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame is poetry full of gambling, drinking and women. Charles Bukowski writes realistically about the seedy underbelly of life.


The Iliad

by Homer

The Iliad: Join Achilles at the Gates of Troy as he slays Hector to venge the death of Patroclus. Here is a story of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory. The major motion picture Helen of Troy...


The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan

by Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley & Anselm Berrigan

Following the highly acclaimed Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan, poets Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan have collaborated again on this new selection of poems by one of the most influential...


In Search of Small Gods

by Jim Harrison

Harrison, one of America's most celebrated writers, is considered "a renegade genius" for his poetry.


A Year with Rumi

by Coleman Barks

Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks's elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi's greatest...


Poems

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good-bye, proud world! I'm going home:

Thou art not my friend, and I'm not thine.

Long through thy weary crowds I roam;

A river-ark on the ocean brine,

Long I've been tossed like the driven foam:

But now, proud world!...


Paradise Lost

by John Milton

In Paradise Lost Milton tells the story of the fall of man, which encompasses a battle that rages across Heaven between God and Satan. Here are passion and innocence, victory and defeat, hope and despair. This...


The Autobiography of Red

by Anne Carson

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...


Armenian Poetry and Legends

by ZABELLE C. BOYAJIAN

Over the plains of Armenia towers Mount Ararat, on which, the Bible states, Noah's Ark rested after the flood. Here also is the traditional site of the Garden of Eden, and the four rivers that Genesis describes...


Lyrical Ballads 1798

by William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, first published in 1798 and generally considered to have marked the beginning of the English...


The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

by Rainer maria Rilke & Stephen Mitchell

"This miracle of a book, perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has ever produced," (Chicago Tribune) should stand as the definitive English language version.

From the Trade Paperback...


Love Poems

by Pablo Neruda & Donald D. Walsh

Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just to say "I love you!" Charged with...


The Captain's Verses: Love Poems

by Pablo Neruda

The Nobel Prize winner 's classic collection of love poems. Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri—the paradisal...


Poems

by William Blake & Patti Smith

SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY PATTI SMITH

William Blake is one of Britain's most fascinating writers, who, as well as being a groundbreaking poet, is also well known as a painter, engraver, radical and mystic. Although...


The Waste Land and Other Writings

by T.S. Eliot & Mary Karr

First published in 1922, "The Waste Land" is T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive...