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The Heart Is Strange

by John Berryman & Daniel Swift

A lively sampling from the work of one of the most celebrated and daring poets of the twentieth century

John Berryman was perhaps the most idiosyncratic American poet of the twentieth century. Best known for...


Short Poems

by John Berryman

This collection brings together in a single volume a wide range of John Berryman's earlier work. It includes the complete contents of The Dispossessed, a selection published in 1948 which has been out of print;...


Love and Fame

by John Berryman

One of the most astonishing things about this astonishing book is that it follows so closely in time the enormous achievement of the author's Dream Songs, the first part of which 77 Dream Songs, won the Pulitzer...


John Berryman

by John Berryman & Charles Thornbury

This volume brings together all of Berryman’s poetry, except for his epic The Dream Songs, ranging from his earliest unpublished poem (1934) to those written in the last months of his life (1972). A definitive...


Homage to Mistress Bradstreet

by John Berryman

This volume represents the first appearance in paperback of one of America's most outstanding poets. It contains, besides the long title poem, the major portion of Short Poems: a selection from The Dispossessed,...


His Toy, His Dream, His Rest

by John Berryman

This book continues and concludes the poem, called The Dream Songs, begun in 77 Dream Songs, which was published in 1964 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. It is a much longer volume than the earlier...


Henry's Fate and Other Poems

by John Berryman

The poems in this posthumous collection were written by John Berrman between 1967 and 1972, the year of his death. The first group consists of forty-five unpublished or uncollected Dream Songs, included the...


The Dream Songs

by John Berryman & Daniel Swift

The Dream Songs is widely seen as Berryman's masterpiece, an impressively vast and varied collection of poems that is in itself a single, sprawling, ever-shifting poem. The songs in this great work are thus...


Delusions, Etc.

by John Berryman

Mr. Berryman’s posthumous book of poems, Delusions, Etc., had been completed and was in proof before his death on January 7, 1972. The opening section, “Opus Dei,” is a sequence of eight poems based on...


Berryman's Sonnets

by John Berryman, Daniel Swift & April Bernard

A brilliant and fiercely pitched sonnet cycle about love: at once passionate, forbidden, and doomed

John Berryman was an unconventional poet, but he must have surprised even himself when, in his thirties, he...


77 Dream Songs

by John Berryman, Daniel Swift & Henri Cole

A wild, masterful Pulitzer Prize–winning cycle of poems that half a century later still shocks and astounds

John Berryman was hardly unknown when he published 77 Dream Songs, but the volume was, nevertheless,...


Odd Mercy: Poems

by Gerald Stern

"For over two decades, no one has equaled Stern's compassionate, surreal parables about the burden of and the exaltation at being alive."—Library Journal The centerpiece of Gerald Stern's ninth collection...


Expect Delays

by Bill Berkson

From a NY School master, wide-ranging poems that eyeball mortality with rare equilibrium, appreciating life's richness and inevitable griefs.


Paradise

by Lefora Publishing

From poet and writer David Fortier comes a collection of poems written over the last two decades. Paradise combines a whimsical look at the human experience with a cunning and critical consideration of the big...


Blue Horses: Poems

by Mary Oliver

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life�s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.

Herons, sparrows,...


Divine Nothingness: Poems

by Gerald Stern

From the National Book Award–winning author of This Time, a new volume of poems that explore the very nature of existence. Divine Nothingness is a meditative reflection on the poet’s past and an elegy to...


The Life Around Us: Selected Poems on Nature

by Denise Levertov

As Denise Levertov comments in her brief foreword to The Life Around Us, she has "shared with most poets in every time and place an ardent love of what my eyes and other senses revealed to me in the world...


Mountain Home: The Wilderness Poetry of Ancient China

by David Hinton

The earliest and most extensive literary engagement with wilderness in human history, Mountain Home is vital poetry that feels utterly contemporary. China's tradition of "rivers-and-mountains" poetry stretches...


Core Samples from the World

by Forrest Gander, Raymond Meeks & Graciela Iturbide

A gorgeous, wide-ranging volume of poetry and essays by Forrest Gander, studded with the work of three great photographers. Forrest Gander’s Core Samples from the World is a magnificent compendium of poetry,...


Hold Your Own

by Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest's first full-length collection for Picador is an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias. This four-part work follows him through his transformations from child,...