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The Secret Rose: Love Poems by W.B. Yeats

by Norman A. Jeffares

Offers a glimpse of all Yeats' styles-beginning with his youthful romantic idealism and ending with his more outspoken, sardonic treatment of sexuality.


The Chronicle of Duke Erik: A Verse Epic from Medieval Sweden

by Peter C. Hogg, Erik Carlquist & Eva Osterberg

Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of...


Holocaust Island

by Graeme Dixon

This dynamic collection of poetry is the inaugural winner of the David Uniapon Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Graeme Dixon's ballards speak out on comtemporary and controversial issues,...


Skin Painting

by Elizabeth Hodgson

Brave, haunting, and evocative, this powerful volume presents its poetry in the form of a memoir. From the poet’s early experiences in an institution and the effect of this on her family to the illustration...


Anonymous Premonition

by Yvette Holt

From an authentic, powerful indigenous voice comes this body of poetry that examines issues of identity and culture from a woman's point of view. Lyrical yet radical, uplifting yet uncompromising, this collection...


A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat (Second Edition)

by Arthur Rimbaud, Louise Varese & Patti Smith

A reissue of Rimbaud’s highly influential work, with a new preface by Patti Smith and the original 1945 New Directions cover design by Alvin lustig. New Directions is pleased to announce the relaunch of the...


Smoke Encrypted Whispers

by Samuel Wagan Watson

These poems pulse with the language and images of a mangrove-lined river city, the beckoning highway, the just-glimpsed muse, the tug of childhood and restless ancestors. For the first time Samuel Wagan Watson's...


Of Muse, Meandering and Midnight

by Samuel Wagan Watson

This is a striking debut volume by the winner of the Unaipon prize for unpublished Aboriginal writers. In a voice youthful, passionate and questioning, these poems reflect on growing up and on letting go; on...


Burns: Poems

by Robert Burns & Gerard Carruthers

The most essential of the immortal poems and songs of Scotland's beloved national bard are collected in this volume. With the publication of his first book of poems in 1786, Robert Burns—the twenty-seven-year-old...


Incarnation: New and Selected Poems for Spiritual Reflection

by Irene Zimmerman

Incarnation restores to print the poems from Zimmerman's popular Woman Un-Bent and includes more than four dozen new and selected poems on scriptural themes.


Selected Poems

by Matthew Sweeney

Representing the best of ten books and twenty years' work, Matthew Sweeney's Selected Poems is a magical mystery tour into his strange, unsettling world. Readers familiar with his poetry will be used to being...


Award Winning Bush Verse and Stories 2012

by Max Merckenschlager & Jacqui Merckenschlager

Following the acclaim for Award Winning Australian Writing (AWAW) since its first edition in 2008, Melbourne Books is proud to unveil Award Winning Bush Verse and Stories (AWBV). AWBV is the first nationally...


Dien Cai Dau

by Yusef. Komunyakaa

Poetry that precisely conjures images of the war in Vietnam by an award-winning author.


On the Great Atlantic Rainway: Selected Poems 1950-1988

by Kenneth Koch

On the Great Atlantic Railway is Kenneth's Koch's inspired collection of 32 years of work. Koch, David Lehman said in The American Poetry Review, is "a masterly innovator . . . who has used his extravagant powers...


On the Edge: Collected Long Poems

by Kenneth Koch

In paperback for the first time: Kenneth Koch’s six masterly, groundbreaking longer poems, which contain some of the poet’s most original work, full of exclamation and exaggeration but graced as well with...


New Addresses

by Kenneth Koch

Kenneth Koch, who has already considerably "stretched our ideas of what it is possible to do in poetry" (David Lehman), here takes on the classic poetic device of apostrophe, or direct address. His use of it...


The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch

by Kenneth Koch

Kenneth Koch has been called “one of our greatest poets” by John Ashbery, and “a national treasure” in the 2000 National Book Award Finalist Citation.

Now, for the first time, all of the poems in his...


Sun Out: Selected Poems 1952-1954

by Kenneth Koch

Mr. Koch’s poems have a natural voice, they are quick, alert, instinctive . . . He has vivacity and go, originality of perception and intoxication with life. Most important of all, he is not dull.” --Frank...


A Possible World

by Kenneth Koch

"For the last thirty years or more, Kenneth Koch has been writing the most exuberant poems in America. In an arena where such good spirits are rare, he has become a national treasure. In his book of personal...


Purgatorio

by Dante, Robert Hollander & Jean Hollander

Now I shall sing the second kingdom,

there where the soul of man is cleansed,

made worthy to ascend to heaven.

In the second book of Dante’s epic poem The Divine Comedy, Dante has left hell and begins the ascent...