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The Hour Wasp

by Jay Sheets & Robyn Leigh Lear

THE HOUR WASP by Jay Sheets does the unspeakable.  It takes you on a journey, in three sections, through morose, sometimes tragic imagery (the ouroboros rinsed in venom / [flickering] the shape of things unshaped...

Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves...

A Grace Paley Reader

by Grace Paley, Nora Paley, Kevin Bowen & George Saunders

"A writer like Paley," writes George Saunders, “comes along and brightens language up again, takes it aside and gives it a pep talk, sends it back renewed, so it can do its job, which is to wake us up.”...


by Lachlan Mackinnon

Doves is a powerful and affecting new volume of poems by Lachlan Mackinnon. His fifth collection, it is the follow-up to Small Hours, shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Poetry in 2010. This is his most open...

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities

by Chen Chen & Jericho Brown

In this ferocious and tender debut, Chen Chen investigates inherited forms of love and family—the strained relationship between a mother and son, the cost of necessary goodbyes—all from Asian American, immigrant,...

The Trembling Answers

by Craig Morgan Teicher

A master of neo-confessional poetry, Craig Morgan Teicher charts new territory in his fierce exploration of family, fatherhood, and poetry.

Collected Poems

by Lorna Goodison

Lorna Goodison is a poet alive to places, from the loved and lived-in world of Jamaica where she began and started a family, to the United States and Canada where she has made her teaching career, but always...

Waiting for the Nightingale

by Miles Burrows

Miles Burrows was born in Leicester in 1936 and educated at Wadham College Oxford, where he graduated in Classi, Philosophy and Medicine, having studied Russian in National Service. He did his internship at...


by Anonymous

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative lines. It may be the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature....

Bicycle Thieves

by Mary di Michele

A masterwork from one of Canada’s most important poets

Referencing the post-war neorealist film by Vittorio De Sica, Mary di Michele’s Bicycle Thieves commemorates her Italian past and her life in Canada...


by George Murray

The highly anticipated follow-up to the wildly popular Glimpse

Quick is George Murray’s second collection of aphorisms — a form that straddles the lines between poetry, philosophy, humour, and prose. He describes...

Poetry, Aphorisms, and Affirmations

by Robert B Davis II

Legend has it people once existed and read books written in words of languages. Some of these people looked for their books to tell them something about life itself, as if nothing else could. This isn't a book...

Watching from the Shadows

by Greg Tome

‘Greg Tome’s poetry is always immediate and felt. His responses to the immediacy and intimacy of daily living are counterpoints to those poems in which he explores the pain of the human condition and, ultimately,...

The Others

by Matthew Rohrer

A gripping, eerie, and hilarious novel-in-verse from poet Matthew Rohrer. In a Russian-doll of fictional episodes, we follow a midlevel publishing assistant over the course of a day as he encounters ghost stories,...

The Lost Roads Adventure Club

by R. M. Ryan

In a collection of poems that moves from meditations on emotions to struggles with a cancer diagnosis, from the comfortable world of sun and sand to the jarring dark corners of the so, R. M. Ryan offers us insights...

Honeycomb & Diamonds

by J. Richard Wrigley

‘These poems display subtle craft and pay homage to the gift of life. They’re tough and honest at times (try “Free-Thinker”) and wryly self-alert to contradictions in the way we accept cruelty (“Mites”)....

The Window Within

by Steven T. Wellman

A broken window pane allows us to see more; to feel more. The window is not the view; it only allows the view. The broken pieces become a part of us; incremental, myriads of colorful treasures through which...

Argonautica (Zongo Classics)

by Apollonius Rhodius

The Argonautica (Greek: Ἀργοναυτικά Argonautika) is a Greek epic poem written by Apollonius Rhodius in the 3rd century BC. The only surviving Hellenistic epic, the Argonautica tells the myth of the...

Jerusalem Delivered (Zongo Classics)

by Torquato Tasso

Jerusalem Delivered (Italian: La Gerusalemme liberata) is an epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso, first published in 1581, that tells a largely mythified version of the First Crusade in which Christian...

Pharsalia (On The Civil War) (Zongo Classics)

by Lucan

The Pharsalia, also known as On the Civil War (Latin: De Bello Civili) and The Civil War (Bellum Civile), is a Roman epic poem by the poet Lucan, telling of the civil war between Julius Caesar and the forces...