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Wordsworth: Poems

by William Wordsworth

Of all the lasting innovations that William Wordsworth (1770-1850) brought to our literature, it is his discovery of nature and his fresh vision of human lives in the context of nature that have most influenced...


A Poet's Glossary

by Edward Hirsch

A joyful, elegant glossary of poetic terms spanning centuries and continents, from the famed poet and author of the bestselling How to Read a Poem (And Fall in Love with Poetry).


Translations from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

by Rainer maria Rilke & M. D. Herter Norton

Born in 1875, the German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. These translations...


Marvell: Poems

by Andrew Marvell

The great seventeenth-century metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell was one of the chief wits and satirists of his time as well as a passionate defender of individual liberty. Today, however, he is known chiefly...


Poems

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

One of America’s most beloved poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay burst onto the literary scene at a very young age and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. Her passionate lyrics and superbly crafted sonnets...


Robinson: Poems

by Edwin Arlington Robinson & Scott Donaldson

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the first of the great American modernist poets."No poet ever understood loneliness and separateness better than Robinson,"...


Shelley: Poems

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was perhaps the most intellectually adventurous of the great Romantic poets.  A classicist, a headlong visionary, a social radical, and a poet of serene artistry with a lyric...


Whitman: Poems

by Walt Whitman

The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Whitman contains forty-two of the American master's poems,...


Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: Poems

by Kevin Powers

The award-winning author of The Yellow Birdsreturns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection.

National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply affecting portrait...


Canti

by Giacomo Leopardi & Jonathan Galassi

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011  Giacomo Leopardi is Italy’s greatest modern poet, the first European writer to portray and examine the self in a way that feels familiar to us today. A great classical...


And Short the Season: Poems

by Maxine Kumin

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, a stunning collection of poems that course with the rhythms of nature. A poet of piercing revelations and arresting imagery, Kumin is "unforgettable, indispensable" (New...


Dear Editor: A History of Poetry in Letters

by Stephen Young, Joseph Parisi & Billy Collins

Poignant, hilarious, and brutally frank, Dear Editor reveals the personalities and untold stories behind the creation of modern poetry. "The history of poetry and Poetry in America are almost interchangeable,...


Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems

by J.D. Mcclatchy

At last, a definitive selection of the elegant work by a poet at the forefront of American poetry for more than three decades.

With his first several books, J. D. McClatchy established himself as a poet of urbanity,...


The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon

by Willie Perdomo

New work from a poet of "lyrical intelligence, ferocious wit, and searching humanity" (Junot Diaz)

Through dream song and elegy, alternate takes and tempos, prizewinning poet Willie Perdomo's third collection...


Another Reason

by Carl Dennis

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize

The poems in Carl Dennis's new collection Another Reason assume that our efforts to reason with ourselves and with others about what matters to...


Roget's Illusion

by Linda Bierds

"Her poems, with their constantly surprising delicacy and their language rich with insight and a sensuous music, radiate real power and authority and animal presence." -W. S. Merwin (U.S. Poet Laureate, 2010...


Directing Herbert White

by James Franco

The debut poetry collection by the actor, director, and writer James Franco

I’m a nocturnal creature,

And I’m here to cheat time.

You can see time and exhaustion

Taking pay from my face—

 

In fifty years

My...


Jump Soul: New and Selected Poems

by Charlie Smith

A stunning collection from a poet who “writes with a scalding aortal brilliance that leaves the reader drunk on dream” (New York Times Book Review). Selecting from among Charlie Smith’s seven previous...


Paul Cookson's Joke Shop

by Paul Cookson

All the very best and funniest poems from Paul Cookson. Paul Cookson’s Joke Shop brings together his favourite poems, his funniest poems and his most memorable poems - as well as a selection of brand new unpublished...


The Waste Land: 75th Anniversary Edition

by T. S. Eliot

“Eliot’s unique power, his understanding of interrelated beauty and squalor, freshness and despair, survives academic fashions, survives all interpretations, survives even his own dicta and formulations....