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Once in the West

by Christian Wiman

A searing new collection from one of our country’s most important poets

Memories merciesmostly aren't

but there wereI swear             days

veined with grace

—from “Memory's Mercies”

Once in...


Omeros

by Derek Walcott

A poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events -- the tribal losses of the...


Midsummer

by Derek Walcott

The poems in this sequence of fifty-four were written to encompass one year, from summer to summer. Their principal themes are the stasis, both stultifying and provocative, of midsummer in the tropics; the pull...


I Am the Beggar of the World

by Eliza Griswold & Seamus Murphy

An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan women

Because my love’s American,

blisters blossom on my heart.

Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or...


The Haitian Trilogy

by Derek Walcott

Plays by the Nobel-laureate, brought together for the first time

In the history plays that comprise The Haitian Trilogy--Henri Christophe, Drums and Colours and The Haytian Earth--Derek Walcott, recipient of...


Gulf and Other Poems

by Derek Walcott

As his title suggests, Derek Walcott's new poems--while making beautiful use of Caribbean imagery--are concerned with themes of isolation and the achievement of identity through loneliness. When it was published...


The Ground

by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

A masterful debut from a powerfully original poetic voice

A poignant and terse vision of New York City unfolds in Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s debut book of poetry. A work of rare beauty and lyric grace, The Ground...


Green Sees Things in Waves

by August Kleinzahler

1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

In this powerful and inventive collection, August Kleinzahler succeeds in creating a new idiom for American lyric poetry that captures...


The Fortunate Traveller

by Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott has for some time been recognized as one of the most accomplished and resourceful poets writing in English. This volume of his work, which contains such poems as "Olde New England" and "Piano Practice"...


Faithful and Virtuous Night

National Book Award for Poetry 2014

by Louise Gluck

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry

A luminous, seductive new collection from the “fearless” (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

Louise Glück is one of the finest American poets...


A Dream of Mind

by C. K. Williams

This challenging, exhilirating collection represents an important stage in the evolution of Williams' work. It is dominated by the long title poem, which explores the materials and qualities of states of consciousness...


Collected Poems

by C. K. Williams

Collected Poems brings together nearly four decades of C. K.Williams's work: more than four hundred poems that, though remarkable in their variety, have in common Williams's distinctive outlook--restless, passionate,...


The Bounty

by Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott's book opens with the title poem, a memorable elegy to his mother. It also contains a haunting series of poems evoking the poet's native ground, the island of St. Lucia. The power and beauty of...


The Bacchae of Euripides

by C. K. Williams & Martha Nussbaum

From the renowned contemporary American poet C. K. Williams comes this fluent and accessible version of the great tragedy by Euripides.

This book includes an introduction by Martha Nussbaum.


The Arkansas Testament

by Derek Walcott

Walcott's eight collection of poems is divided into two parts -- "There," verse evoking the poet's native Carribbean, and "Elsewhere."


Another Life

by Derek Walcott

In his longest and most ambitious poem, Derek Walcott reaches beyond an evocative portrayl of his native West Indies to create a moving elegy on himself and on man. The fascinating and complex matrix of the...


Every Leaf a Mirror: A Jim Wayne Miller Reader

by Mary Ellen Miller, Morris Allen Grubbs & Silas House

Jim Wayne Miller (1936--1996) was a prolific writer, a revered teacher and scholar, and a pioneer in the field of Appalachian studies. During his thirty-three-year tenure at Western Kentucky University, he helped...


Selected Poems 1965-1990

by Marilyn Hacker

Here is a rich collection of work from five books by one of America's most controversial poets. Marilyn Hacker's poems have been praised for their technical virtuosity, forthright feminism, political acuity,...


Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons

by Marilyn Hacker

This critically acclaimed sonnet sequence is the passionately intense story of a love affair between two women, from the electricity of their first acquaintance to the experience of their parting.


Gabriel: A Poem

by Edward Hirsch

Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award

Never has there been a book of poems quite like Gabriel, in which a short life, a bewildering death, and the unanswerable sorrow of a father come together in such...