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Here, Bullet

by Brian Turner

A first-person account of the Iraq War by a solider-poet, winner of the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award.


Speak Low

by Carl Phillips

Speak Low is the tenth book from one of America’s most distinctive—and one of poetry’s most essential—contemporary voices. Phillips has long been hailed for work provocative in its candor, uncompromising...


Riding Westward

by Carl Phillips

The singer turning this and that way, as if watching the song itself

--the words to the song--leave him, as he

lets each go, the wind carrying most of it,

some of the words, falling, settling into

instead that larger...


The Rest of Love

by Carl Phillips

The light, for as far as

I can see, is that of any number of late

afternoons I remember still: how the light

seemed a bell; how it seemed I'd been living

insider it, waiting - I'd heard all about

that one clear...


Double Shadow

by Carl Phillips

A stunning new collection of poems from the author of Speak Low

Comparing any human life to “a restless choir” of impulses variously in conflict and at peace with one another, Carl Phillips, in his eleventh...


The King

by Kader Abdolah & Nancy Forest-Flier

A hypnotic page-turner about the grinding gears of historical change and ruthless palace intrigue in Persia, c. 1848. The King, young Shah Naser, takes to the throne of Persia at a turning point of history:...


Turning to Fiction: Poems

by Donna Masini

Daring and witty, erotic and searching, these poems explore the ways we suffer and are changed by our losses. "Think about sex," this book begins, then moves through the places into which our longings lead us....


Word Comix: Poems

by Charlie Smith

“Smith writes with a scalding aortal brilliance that leaves the reader drunk on dream.”—New York Times Book Review Taking as his starting point such wide-ranging subjects as comic books, politics, romantic...


The New Arcadia: Poems

by John Kinsella

One of Australia's best poets conjures the Australian countryside in this brilliant epic, inspired by Philip Sidney's classic pastoral "Arcadia." “Astonishingly fecund and inventive. The New Arcadia revitalizes...


Selected Poems

by Robert Pinsky

Intense verbal music with a jazz feeling; invention against the grain of expectation; intelligence racing among materials with the variety of a busy street—these have been the qualities of Robert Pinsky’s...


The Inferno of Dante

by Dante, Michael Mazur & Robert Pinsky

This widely praised version of Dante's masterpiece, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets, is more idiomatic and approachable...


History of My Heart

by Robert Pinsky

History of My Heart, winner of the William Carlos Williams Prize, first appeared in 1984. In The New Republic, J.D. McClatchy called it "one of the best books of the past decade." It is Pinsky's third volume...


Gulf Music

by Robert Pinsky

Dollars, dolors. Callings and contrivances. King Zulu. Comus.

Sephardic ju-ju and verses. Voodoo mojo, Special Forces.

Henry formed a group named Professor Longhair and his

Shuffling Hungarians. After so much renunciation...


Collected Poems

by John Betjeman & Andrew Motion

Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough

To get it ready for the plough.

The cabbages are coming now;

The earth exhales.

--from "Slough"

When the beloved English poet John Betjeman's Collected Poems first appeared...


Dandarians: Poems

by Lee Ann Roripaugh

Based on sources as diverse as Heian period female Japanese writers and the world of science fiction, and drawing on her own experience as a second-generation Japanese American, acclaimed poet Lee Ann Roripaugh’s...


Prelude to Bruise

by Saeed Jones

With rootless cosmopolitanism, formal rigor, and the fluidity of slam, Jones explores questions of sexuality, race, and shifting identity.


Selected Poems

by Kate Clanchy

Kate Clanchy's poems are much broadcast, translated and anthologised. This Selected Poems draws together her three prize-winning collections, Slattern, Samarkand, and Newborn, published between 1996 and 2004....


This Drawn & Quartered Moon

by klipschutz

This Drawn & Quartered Moon makes pre-millennial San Francisco its epicenter, and from there ranges out in time and space. Characters abound. The reader will meet a plagiarist, a Vietnam vet named Othello, a...


New Selected Poems

by Les Murray

A fresh selection of the finest poems—some previously uncollected—by one of our finest English-language poets

Why write poetry? For the weird unemployment.

For the painless headaches, that must be tapped to...


The Visible Man

by Henri Cole

"To write what is human, not escapist," is Henri Cole's endeavor. In The Visible Man he pursues his aim by folding autobiography and memory into the thirty severe and fiercely truthful lyrics--poems presenting...