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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

by Herbert Mason

Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh...

The World Doesn't End

by Charles Simic

In this collection, winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize, Charles Simic puns, pulls pranks. He can be jazzy and streetwise. Or cloak himself in antiquity. Simic has new eyes, and in these wonderful poems and poems-in-prose...

The Book of Gods and Devils

by Charles Simic

Loneliness, loss, sadness, and mystery mark this wonderful volume of forty-nine poems by Charles Simic, winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and praised as “one of the truly imaginative writers of...

Poet in New York: A Bilingual Edition

by Frederico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Medina & Mark Statman

“The definitive version of Lorca’s masterpiece, in language that is as alive and molten today as was the original.”—John Ashbery

Newly translated for the first time in ten years, Federico García Lorca’s...

Smoke from This Altar

by Louis L'Amour

Smoke From This Altar, a book that has become legendary among Louis L'Amour readers, is the very first book L'Amour ever published. It appeared, to great critical praise, for sale only in Oklahoma bookstores...

Writing Poetry from the Inside Out

by Sandford Lyne

In Writing Poetry from the Inside Out, poet and national poetry workshop leader, Sandford Lyne, offers the writing exercises, guidance, and encouragement you need to find the poet inside you. Lyne's techniques,...

Azaleas: A book of Poems

by Kim Sowol & David McCann

Available for the first time in English, Azaleas is a captivating collection of poems by a master of the early Korean modernist style. Published in 1925, Azaleas is the only collection Kim Sowol (1902-1934)...

The Nightingale in the Garden of Love: The Poems of Üftade

by Paul Ballanfat & Angela Culme-Seymour

A detailed overview of the life and teachings of one of the great Ottoman Sufi masters, Mehmed Muhyiddin Uftade, is accompanied by an English translation of a collection of his religious poetry in this tribute...

Collected Poems

by Jack Gilbert

Gathered in this volume readers will find more than fifty years of poems by the incomparable Jack Gilbert, from his Yale Younger Poets prize-winning volume to glorious late poems, including a section of previously...

The Sonnets and Other Poems

by William Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate & Eric Rasmussen

Shakespeare became famous as a dazzling poet before most people even knew that he wrote plays. His sonnets are the English language’s most extraordinary anatomy of love in all its dimensions–desire and despair,...

An Essay on Criticism

by Alexander Pope

Despite its somewhat dry title, this text is not a musty prose dissection of literary criticism. Instead, the piece takes the shape of a long poem in which Pope, at the very peak of his powers, takes merciless...

Star over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories

by Agatha Christie

A retelling of the Christmas Story in a way you’ve never heard it before. . . . The fable of a donkey who carries a mother and child safely to Egypt. . . . The tale of a widow who dislikes people until she...

The Pleasures of the Damned

by Charles Bukowski

To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly...

sifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way

by Charles Bukowski

from "neither Shakespeare nor Mickey Spillane"

young young young, only wanting the Word,

going mad in the streets and in the bars,

brutal fights, broken glass, crazy women

screaming in

your cheap room,

you a familiar...

Eunoia: The Upgraded Edition

by Christian Bök

The word ‘eunoia,’ which literally means ‘beautiful thinking,’ is the shortest word in English that contains all five vowels. Directly inspired by the Oulipo (l’Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle),...


by Elizabeth Bishop

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011

This is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century,...

The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol. III: Autobiogra

by William Butler Yeats, Douglas Archibald & William O'donnell

Autobiographies consists of six autobiographical works that William Butler Yeats published together in the mid-1930s to form a single, extraordinary memoir of the first fifty-eight years of his life, from his...

Not for Specialists: New and Selected Poems

by W.D. Snodgrass

35 new poems and selections from six previous collections including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Heart's Needle.

This Heavenly Wine: Poem from the Divan-e Jami

by Vraje Abramian

Heartopening poetry of longing and love from the last great poet in the classical Persian tradition. Following in the footsteps of the Persian mystical poets Rumi, Hafez, Nizami and others, the timeless works...

Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone

by Annelyse Gelman

Look, the future is all telepathy and disappointment and pretending we haven't always been winging it. Every day we're the strongest we'll ever be. What doesn't kill you hasn't killed you yet. From Greek mythology...