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The Hundred Grasses: Poems

by Leila Wilson

Wilson writes from the periphery of an open field in this extended investigation into longing and loss, love and doubt.  As the poet muses, "we wonder / what we're not / in the field," and reading The Hundred...


Nigh-No-Place

T. S. Eliot Prize 2008

by Jen Hadfield

Winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize.

The language of Jen Hadfield’s poetry is one of incantation and secular praise. Her first book, Almanacs, was a traveller’s litany, featuring a road movie in poems set in the...


Almanacs

by Jen Hadfield

Almanacs: a mythic scrapbook, bag of cats, a one-man band. Almanacs is concerned with lists, rules and archetypes and what they don’t account for. It takes as its subjects the Tarot, the lore of Full Moons,...


More for Helen of Troy

by Simon Mundy

More for Helen of Troy, Simon Mundy's new collection of poems from Seren, is suffused with the atmosphere of the landscapes that inspire him, the lush countryside of Powys, and a number of islands all over the...


On Becoming A Fish

by Emily Hinshelwood

Emily Hinshelwood's new poetry collection, 'On Becoming a Fish' was inspired by a series of walks around the 186 mile Pembrokeshire coastal path in West Wales, known for its spectacular views from cliffside...


The Hidden Ireland: Reassessment of a Concept

by Louis Cullen & Peter Ross

Daniel Corkery's The Hidden Ireland: A Study of Gaelic Munster in the Eighteenth Century, has had sustained appeal since its publication in 1925. There Corkery used literary evidence to sustain a picture of...


The Lady Who Liked Clean Restrooms

by J.P. Donleavy

Jocelyn Guenevere Marchantiere Jones, sometime resident of Scarsdale, educated at Bryn Mawr, has been brought up always to behave like a lady. But what with chiselling divorce lawyers, fraudulent financial advisors...


Found at Sea

by Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig recounts in poetic sequence the tale of his open dinghy voyage from Stromness in Scapa Flow and an overnight stay on Cava (an island formerly inhabited for over twenty years by two unusual women)...


This Is Not How I Imagined It To Be

by Veronica Villano

Veronica Villano was born, an Italian in England, twenty nine years after Gli Azzurri’s second World Cup triumph and fifteen years before their third. She’s still lives here now, five years after their fourth...


To the Barricades

by Stephen Collis

A poetic record of revolution that traces the lines from nineteenth-century Parisian street barricades to twenty-first-century occupations and street marches.


Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition

by David Lehman & Robert Pinsky

This special edition celebrates twenty-five years of the Best American Poetry series, which has become an institution. From its inception in 1988, it has been hotly debated, keenly monitored, ardently advocated...


Selected Poetry of Lord Byron

by George G. Lord Byron & Leslie A. Marchand

Poet, celebrity, and revolutionary, Lord (George Gordon) Byron was one of the most influential and controversial figures of the first half of the nineteenth century, his distinctive, deeply felt work comprising...


How to Be Alone

by Tanya Davis & Andrea Dorfman

If you are at first lonely, be patient.

If you're not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren't okay with it, then just wait . . .

From a solitary walk in the woods to sitting unaccompanied on a city park...


Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems

by Mahmoud Darwish, Sinan Antoon & Amira El-Zein

Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: at once critically acclaimed as one of the most important poets in the Arabic language, and beloved as the voice of his people. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung...


The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing

by Kevin Young

The Art of Losing is the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose. Editor Kevin Young has introduced and selected 150 devastatingly beautiful poems that embrace the pain and heartbreak of...


Riley Farm-Rhymes

by James Whitcomb Riley

First published in 1883, this charming book includes many of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, including "Thoughts fer the Discuraged Farmer" and "When the Frost Is on the Punkin." Also graced by noted...


Shaker, Why Don't You Sing?

by Maya Angelou

Lyrical and cadent, dramatic and sometimes playful, these poems speak of love, longing, parting; of freedom and shattered dreams; of Saturday-night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities.


Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie: Poems

by Maya Angelou

Another remarkable collection of poetry from one of America's masters of the medium. The first part gathers together poems of love and nostalgic memory, while Part II portrays confrontations inherent in a racist...


Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well: Poems

by Maya Angelou

This collection of thirty-six poems is, once again, eloquent evidence of Maya Angelou's continuing celebration of life: Here are poems of love and memory; poems of racial confrontation; songs of the street and...


Still to Mow: Poems

by Maxine Kumin

"Kumin writes ... with the clear gaze of a journalist and the ire of an activist.... Filled with love."—Christian Science Monitor Here Maxine Kumin's signature nature poems are shaken up and invigorated by...