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Good Poems for Hard Times

by Various

Chosen by Garison Keillor for his readings on public radio's The Writer's Almanac, the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology Good Poems are perfect for our troubled times. Here, readers will...


Callings

by Carl Dennis

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

This new collection by acclaimed poet Carl Dennis is about vocation in the largest sense, the work that we believe gives our lives meaning, and...


Twin Cities

by Carol Muske Dukes

A sophisticated and lyrical new collection from one of today's finest living poets.

Carol Muske-Dukes is an acclaimed novelist and poet whose latest collection, Sparrow, a haunting elegy for her late husband,...


The Lifting Dress

by Lauren Berry

Selected for the National Poetry Series by Terrance Hayes.

Lauren Berry's bracing and emotionally charged first collection of poetry delivers visions of a gothic South that Flannery O'Connor would recognize....


Kai Chaand The Sar-e-aasman

by Shamsur Rahman Farooqui

Karsan Dargawalla has always known that he will succeed his father as guardian of a Sufi shrine and an earthly avatar of the thirteenth-century mystic, Pir Bawa—but all he desires is to be “ordinary,”...


These My Words

by Eunice de Souza & Melanie Silgardo

The ultimate anthology of Indian poetry from the Vedas to the present in all the major Indian languages These My Words is an anthology of magnificent breadth, ranging from Valmiki to Agha Shahid Ali, Aurobindo...


The Taste of Words

by Raza Mir

Have you ever been enchanted by the spoken cadence of an Urdu couplet but wished you could fully understand its nuances? Have you wanted to engage with a ghazal more deeply but were daunted by its mystifying...


Malavikagnimitram

by Kalidasa & Srinivas Reddy

Her left hand rests on her hip, the bangle motionless at her wrist while the other arm falls freely like a fig branch. Lowering her eyes to the tiled floor, where her big toe caresses a flower, her curved body...


Kumarasambhavam

by Kalidasa & Hank Heifetz

The greatest long poem in classical Sanskrit, by the greatest poet of the language She with her beautiful face at once was in the power of Śiva and of drunkenness, taking her shyness away, both eagerly drawing...


Its Day Being Gone

by Rose McLarney

Selected as a winner of the National Poetry Series by Robert Wrigley

Rose McLarney has won acclaim for image-rich poems that explore her native southern Appalachia and those who love and live and lose on it....


Culture of One

by Alice Notley

A new collection that captures the austere serenity of the Southwest American desert.

Award-winning, Paris-based poet Alice Notley's adventurous new book is inspired by the life of Marie, a woman who resided...


Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

by Patricia Lockwood

A breathtaking new collection from one of today's boldest and most adventurous poets

Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood's second collection address the most urgent questions of our time,...


Green Poems

by Gulzar & Pavan Varma

‘On the branches of these wild plants Some words occasionally sprout But never a full poem . . .’ One of the country’s best-loved poets and lyricists, Gulzar is renowned for his inimitable way of seeing...


Room On The Roof; Vagrants In The Valley

by Ruskin Bond

In The Room on the Roof, Rusty, a sixteen-year-old Anglo-Indian boy, decides he has had enough of the tiny, diminishing European community and his tyrannical guardian, and runs away. To his delight, Rusty finds...


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...


Wayfare

by Pattiann Rogers

A lively new collection from one of America's most celebrated contemporary poets

Denise Levertov has called acclaimed poet Pattiann Rogers "a visionary of reality, perceiving the material world with such intensity...


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...


The Broken Word: An Epic Poem of the British Empire in Kenya, and the Mau Mau Uprising Against It

by Adam Foulds

The stunning debut from "one of the best British writers to emerge in the past decade." (Julian Barnes)

With a voice that is at once fierce and lyrical, Adam Foulds tells the story of the Mau Mau uprising...


Mixology

by Adrian Matejka

Selected for the 2008 National Poetry Series by Kevin Young

The poems in Adrian Matejka's second collection, Mixology, shapeshift through the myriad meanings of "mixing" to explore and explode ideas of race,...


Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems

by Robert Wrigley

One of his generation's most accomplished poets, Robert Wrigley is renowned for his ironic, powerful, and lucid style as well as his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Earthly Meditations features...