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After All: Last Poems

by William Matthews

This is the touchingly entitled collection of poems William Matthews had completed shortly before dying, just after his fifty-fifth birthday in November 1997. Is death ever entirely unexpected? Not, perhaps,...


A Yes-or-No Answer: Poems

by Jane Shore

In her acclaimed collections Happy Family and Music Minus One, Jane Shore traced her life from childhood to coming of age to parenthood. Now, in A Yes-or-No Answer, Shore etches the persistence of the past in...


Dark Wild Realm

by Michael Collier

A haunting orchestra of birds sing through this elegiac new collection by a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award


Night Music: Poems

by L. E. Sissman, Edward Hirsch & Peter Davison

Selected by Peter Davison with an introduction by Edward Hirsch. Sissman was a true phenomenon in American poetry. He published his first book, a collection of antic, autobiographical episodes in blank verse,...


Mission Work: Poems

by Aaron Baker & Stanley Plumly

In this prize-winning collection, a debut poet evokes his childhood as the son of missionaries in Papua New Guinea.

Mission Work is an arresting collection of poems based on Aaron Baker’s experiences as a child...


Public Figures

by Jena Osman

An investigation of the gap between sight and site


The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

by Emily Dickinson & Billy Collins

Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front...


Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women

by Makoto Ueda

-- P. F. Kornicki, Monumenta Nipponica


To Keep Love Blurry

by Craig Morgan Morgan Teicher

Inspired by Lowell's Life Studies, Teicher explores troubled spaces between loved ones as a son becomes a husband and father.


Opal Sunset: Selected Poems, 1958-2008

by Clive James

"A generous helping of [James's] very best, guaranteed to lift the spirit and raise the eyebrow."-Billy CollinsOpal Sunset marks the exuberant introduction of Clive James's poetry to an American audience.

Praised...


Landscape with Chainsaw: Poems

by James Lasdun

"Brilliant ....certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English."-Anthony Hecht, author of The Darkness and the LightAn exuberant and bold series of poems drawing on the poet's life...


Ota Benga under My Mother's Roof

by Carrie Allen McCray & Kevin Simmonds

A harrowing tale of objectification, friendship, and reverance for the human spirit


The Ada Poems

by Cynthia Zarin

A dazzling story of obsessive love emerges in Cynthia Zarin’s luminous new book inspired and inhabited by the title character of Nabokov’s novel Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle, who was the lifelong love...


This Is My Beloved

by Walter Benton

Born in Austria of Russian parents, Walter Benton lived most of his life in the United States. After working on a farm, in a steel mill, as a window washer, as a salesman, and at various other jobs, he entered...


Theogony / Works and Days

by Hesiod, C.S. Morrissey & Roger Scruton

Adapts Hesiod’s two great poems that paved the way for subsequent achievements of Greek philosophy, most notably of Plato.


Swithering

by Robin Robertson

WINNER OF THE 2006 FORWARD PRIZE

In Scots, the verb 'swither' has two meanings: to be doubtful, to waver, to be in two minds; and to appear in shifting forms - indeterminate and volatile. From disarmingly direct...


Tears Within the Heart: Writings from the Tear Drops of an Angel

by Haley Morrow

Writings about the journey through life from a young adults life experiences.


Ohana

by Samantha Cary

"Ohana" is poetry about emotions, feeling and situations, of lessons learnt by each other, family and the heart. As a poetry writer with published prior poem's, mother and wife Samantha's first priority has...


Singing Yet: New and Selected Poems

by Stan Rice

“There are so many profound and finely constructed poems in Singing Yet (like the Whitmanesque ‘America the Beautiful’ in which the poet pledges allegiance ‘this time to the vivification of our lost...


Collected Earlier Poems

by Anthony Hecht

 THE VENETIAN VESPERS (1979)

“In its clear-eyed mercy toward human weakness, Anthony Hecht’s poetry goes from strength to strength.  The Venetian Vespers is at once an intense corroboration and an ample...