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Middle Earth

by Henri Cole

The fullest culmination to date of an original voice and “a central poet of his generation” (Harold Bloom)

Time was plunging forward,

like dolphins scissoring open water or like me,

following Jenny’s flippers...


Every Riven Thing

by Christian Wiman

A vibrant new collection from one of America's most talented young poets

Every Riven Thing is Christian Wiman’s first collection in seven years, and rarely has a book of poetry so borne the stamp of necessity....


Blackbird and Wolf

by Henri Cole

I don't want words to sever me from reality.

I don't want to need them. I want nothing

to reveal feeling but feeling--as in freedom,

or the knowledge of peace in a realm beyond,

or the sound of water poured in a...


ROME: Poems

by Dorothea Lasky

A heartbreaking collection from one of the most recognized and influential new voices in American poetry. Dorothea Lasky has been hailed as "undoubtedly one of the nation's most talented younger poets" (...


Inside Spiders

by Leslie Shinn

Winner of the 2013 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, a collection of gemlike poems combining delicacy with unmistakable hardiness. Winner of the 2013 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, a collection of gemlike poems...


Maggot

by Paul Muldoon

Of Plan B, an interim volume that included several of the poems in Maggot, Robert McCrum recently said in the London Observer that “Paul Muldoon, who has done so much to reimagine the poet’s task, has surpassed...


Residence on Earth

by Pablo Neruda & Donald D. Walsh

New Directions celebrates the Pablo Neruda Centennial. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Pablo Neruda's birth, New Directions is pleased to announce the reissue of a classic work in a timeless translation...


Midwinter Day

by Bernadette Mayer

Perhaps Bernadette Mayer's greatest work, Midwinter Day was written on December 22, 1978, at 100 Main Street, Lenox, Massachusetts. "Midwinter Day," as Alice Notley noted, "is an epic poem about a daily routine."...


Buffalo Yoga

by Charles Wright

The sun has set behind the Blue Ridge,

And evening with its blotting paper

lifts off the light.

Shadowy yards. Moon through the white pines

--"Landscape with Missing Overtones"

Never has Charles Wright's vision...


To the Center of the Earth

by Michael Fried

To the Center of the Earth is Michael Fried's first collection of poems to appear in the United States. It includes selections from an earlier volume, Powers, as well as more recent work. For all their economy,...


Sestets

by Charles Wright

Sestets is the nineteenth book from one of the country’s most acclaimed poets, a masterpiece of formal rigor and a profound meditation on nature and mortality. It is yet another virtuosic showcase for Charles...


Scar Tissue

by Charles Wright

Hard to imagine that no one counts,

that only things endure.

Unlike the seasons, our shirts don't shed,

Whatever we see does not see us,

however hard we look,

The rain in its silver earrings against the oak trunks,...


Negative Blue

by Charles Wright

The culmination of the cycle that won Wright the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award

Time will append us like suit coats left out overnight

On a deck chair, loose change dead weight in the right...


Littlefoot

by Charles Wright

After the end of something, there comes another end,

This one behind you, and far away.

Only a lifetime can get you to it,

and then just barely.

 

Littlefoot, the eighteenth book from one of this country's most...


Chickamauga

by Charles Wright

This volume, Wright's eleventh book of poetry, is a vivid, contemplative, far-reaching, yet wholly plain-spoken collection of moments appearing as lenses through which to see the world beyond our moments. Chickamauga...


Appalachia

by Charles Wright

Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright (who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry) began a poetic project of astonishing...


Driving with the Dead: Poems

by Jane Hicks & George Ella Lyon

Appalachia is no stranger to loss. The region suffers regular ecological devastation wrought by strip mining, fracking, and deforestation as well as personal tragedy brought on by enduring poverty and drug addiction....


A Short History of the Shadow

by Charles Wright

Luminous new poems from the author of "The Appalachian Book of the Dead"

Landscape, as Wang Wei says, softens the sharp edges of isolation.

Don't just do something, sit there.

And so I have, so I have,

the seasons...


Marvelous Things Overheard

by Ange Mlinko

A vibrant and eclectic collection from a stunningly mature young poet

“The world—the time has come to say it, though the news will not be welcome to everyone—has no intention of abandoning enchantment...


Wolf Centos

by Simone Muench

Poems structured by a wolf motif, concerned with death and beauty, urging us to retain our “wildness” as we age.