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Selected Poems

by Richard Hugo

The poems in this volume were selected by the poet in 1978 from his first three books—A Run of Jacks, Death of the Kapowsin Tavern, and Good Luck in Cracked Italian—and from his three more recent books,...


New and Selected Poems 1974-1994

by Stephen Dunn

Justly celebrated as one of our strongest poets, Stephen Dunn selects from his eight collections and presents sixteen new poems marked by the haunting "Snowmass Cycle."


The Best American Poetry 1995

by David Lehman

The Best American Poetry 1995 once again highlights the dazzling spectrum of style and subject matter to be found in the art today. Guest editor Richard Howard's accent is on discovery and surprise, and he has...


When Angels Speak of Love

by bell hooks

From writer, critic, and popular cultural icon bell hooks comes a seductive portrait of passion in fifty soul-stirring poems.

When Angels Speak of Love heralds the debut of a major new poet: bell hooks. World...


Death of a Naturalist

by Seamus Heaney

Death of a Naturalist (1966) marked the auspicious debut of a universally

acclaimed master of modern literature. As a first book of poems, it is

remarkable for its accurate perceptions and rich linguistic gifts....


The Sweet Breath of Life: A Poetic Narrative of the African-American Family

by The Kamoinge Workshop, Frank Stewart & Ntozake Shange

Words and images come together in this inspiring collaboration between renowned poet Ntozake Shange and Kamoinge Inc., a group of acclaimed photographers whose work documents and celebrates the African-American...


Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English, 1500-2001

by Carolyn Forche & Duncan Wu

A groundbreaking anthology containing the work of poets who have witnessed war, imprisonment, torture, and slavery.

A companion volume to Against Forgetting, Poetry of Witness is the first anthology to reveal...


What Are We Fighting For?

by Brian Moses

What Are We Fighting For? explores the concept of war in a brilliantly accessible way for younger readers. Fascinating and moving in equal measure, there are poems about incredibly brave dogs, cats and pigeons;...


Landscape at the End of the Century: Poems

by Stephen Dunn

"Here is the mature work of a poet who has always managed to delight—but who now demands something more of us. He asks us to enter the twenty-first century with open eyes: attentive to the past, eager for...


Door into the Dark

by Seamus Heaney

Door into the Dark, Heaney's second collection of poems, first appeared in 1969. Already his widely celebrated gifts of precision, thoughtfulness, and musicality were everywhere apparent.


North

by Seamus Heaney

With this collection, first published in 1975, Heaney located a myth which allowed him to articulate a vision of Ireland--its people, history, and landscape--and which gave his poems direction, cohesion, and...


Byssus

by Jen Hadfield

A brilliant new poetry collection from the winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize Byssus is Jen Hadfield’s third collection, and her first after the T. S. Eliot prize-winning Nigh-No-Place. Named for the strong fibres...


Vice: New and Selected Poems

by Ai

Winner of the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry. Collected here are poems from Ai's previous five books—Cruelty, Killing Floor, Sin, Fate, and Greed—along with seventeen new poems. Employing her trademark...


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...


The Wherewithal: A Novel in Verse

by Philip Schultz

“One of the strongest literary renditions of the Shoah I know.”—Saul Friedlander, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Years of Extermination I, one

Henryk Stanislaw Wyrzykowski,

Head Clerk of Closed...


Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata: A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader

by Peter Scharf

The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels...


In the Sierra: Mountain Writings

by Kenneth Rexroth & Kim Stanley Robinson

Nature writings by one of America’s greatest poets, written out of a deep experience of the Sierras. Over the course of his life, Kenneth Rexroth wrote about the Sierra Nevada better than anyone. Progressive...


The Beauty of Listening

by Linda Eve Diamond

"The Beauty of Listening" explores and honors the ever-challenging art and skill of listening. Inside these pages, you'll meet paper dolls and monsters, writers at work and words at play, and you'll find many...


The Country Doctor Revisited: A Twenty-First Century Reader

by Therese Zink

An anthology that addresses the changing nature of rural medicine in the United States "These authors courageously document the emotional and literally physical vulnerabilities they experience while delivering...


Visible Heavens

by Joanna Solfrian

Winner of the 2009 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize "There are poems which carry us clean away, transporting us into worlds as specific as the pink purse the author of Visible Heavens helps a little boy buy for...