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Diving into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972

by Adrienne Rich

In her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim—to discover—what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored. "I came to explore the wreck. / The words are purposes. / The words are maps....


The Splendor of an Autumn Moon: The Devotional Verse of Tsongkhapa

by Je Tsongkhapa, Kilty & Gavin Kilty

“Some of the most inspiring verses ever written.”—Geshe Thupten Jinpa, PhD, founder, Institute for Tibetan Classics

The Tibetan saint Tsongkhapa (1357-1419), the founder of the Dalai Lama's tradition of...


The Homeric Hymns: A Verse Translation

by Thelma Sargent

Spuriously attributed to Homer, the hymns and invocations collected in this book constitute, alongside The Iliad and The Odyssey the great sources of ancient Greek poetry. Now Thelma Sargent has rendered these...


Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus & Joel Agee

Prometheus Bound is the starkest and strangest of the classic Greek tragedies, a play in which god and man are presented as radically, irreconcilably at odds. It begins with the shock of hammer blows as the...


Strong, My Love

by Peter Fallon

Care, company, community have been fundamental concerns of Peter Fallon’s writing in and about the world, care for people and place, for planet earth and the poetry of earth, for the values espoused in Virgil’s...


The Beauty: Poems

by Jane Hirshfield

The Beauty, an incandescent new collection from one of  American poetry’s most distinctive and essential voices, opens with a series of dappled, ranging “My” poems—“My Skeleton,” “My Corkboard,”...


Whale Years

by Gregory O'Brien

For more than three years, poet and artist Gregory O’Brien followed the migratory routes of whales and seabirds across vast tracts of the South Pacific Ocean, resulting in a collection of poems that stand...


Model of a City in Civil War

by Adam Day

Poems that examine the cruelty and distance of a father, a broken marriage, and historical narratives.


Fire Season: A Memoir

by Hollye Dexter

After she loses everything in a fire, Hollye Dexter's life spirals downward-and she begins to unravel. When she finds herself at the brink of losing her husband, she is forced to dig within herself for the strength...


Elegy for a Broken Machine: Poems

by Patrick Phillips

The poet Patrick Phillips brings us a stunning third collection that is at its core a son’s lament for his father. This book of elegies takes us from the luminous world of childhood to the fluorescent glare...


Poetry in Medicine: An Anthology of Poems About Doctors, Patients, Illness and Healing

by Michael Salcman & Michael Collier

Infused with hope, heartbreak, and humor, this book gathers our greatest poets from antiquity to the present, prescribing new perspectives on doctors and patients, remedies and procedures, illness and recovery....


S O S: Poems 1961-2013

by Amiri Baraka & Paul Vangelisti

A New York Times Editors' Choice

Fusing the personal and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka—"whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters...


Teen Angst

by Sara Bynoe

Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry is the first, the best, and the biggest collection of teen angst poetry ever to be published. Inspired by the popularity of her interactive website, editor Sara...


The Last Two Seconds

by Mary Jo Bang

The eagerly awaited new poetry collection by Mary Jo Bang, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

We were told that the cloud cover was a blanket

about to settle into the shape of the present

which, if...


Oracle: Poems

by Cate Marvin

A witty and elegiac new collection from the author of "exhilarating, fierce [and] powerful” verse (Robert Pinsky, Washington Post).

The speakers of Oracle occupy the outer-borough cityscape of New York's Staten...


Poems

by T. S. Eliot & Peter Washington

Certain of these poems first appeared in PoetryBlastOthersThe Little Review, and Art and Letters. Contents: Gerontion; Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar; Sweeney Erect; A Cooking Egg;...


How We Bury Our Dead

by Jonathan Travelstead

Jonathan Travelstead's debut collection of poetry, HOW WE BURY OUR DEAD, follows a speaker who is coping with the death of his mother. He places himself in life-threatening and self-alienating situations in...


The Rhondda our Valley

by Brian Pattimore

My Father was a Welsh miner and worked in four mines before being disabled from the mines at the age of 19. I am writing this book in memory of my Father and all Miners. I am proud to be a miner's son in this...


Poems

by Charles Baudelaire

Modern poetry begins with Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), who employed his unequalled technical mastery to create the shadowy, desperately dramatic urban landscape -- populated by the addicted and the damned --...


The Overhaul

by Kathleen Jamie

Winner of the 2012 Costa Poetry Award, the latest collection by Kathleen Jamie, "the leading Scottish poet of her generation" (The Sunday Times)

See when it all unravels--the entire project

reduced to threads...