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Christchurch: The City in Literature

by Anna Rogers

For this wide-ranging anthology, Anna Rogers has selected poetry, prose and fiction that both celebrates and gently satirises the city on the Avon.


Wellington: The City in Literature

by Kate Camp

In this impressive collection of short stories, poetry and extracts from novels and memoirs, Kate Camp captures the character of a unique city. Wellington is 'like a beautiful, moody lover,' Kate Camp says in...


The Best American Poetry 2006: Series Editor David Lehman

by Billy Collins & David Lehman

"So welcome, readers, to a plurality of poets, a cornucopia of tropes, and a range of interests."

-- From Billy Collins's introduction

The Best American Poetry series offers a distinguished poet's selection...


The Wish Book: Poems

by Alex Lemon

In his first collection since Fancy Beasts, a book that "slice[d] straight through nerve and marrow on its way to the heart and mind of the matter" (Tracy K. Smith), Alex Lemon dazzles us again with his exuberance...


Life Tree

by A P J Abdul Kalam

In The Life Tree A.P.J. Abdul Kalam takes us on a walk, through anecdote and poetry, over the terrain of his life. Kalam's world is one of simplicity and beauty, in which nature figures prominently, as do human...


Thick as Thieves

by Ruskin Bond

Somewhere in life There must be someone To take your hand And share the torrid day. Without the touch of friendship There is no life, and we must fade away. Discover a hidden pool with three young boys, laugh...


All One Breath

by John Burnside

In this absorbing, brilliant new collection - his first since Black Cat Bone - John Burnside examines our shared experience of this mortal world: how we are 'all one breath' and - with that breath - how we must...


Metamorphoses III: An Extract 511-733

by Ovid & John Godwin

Metamorphoses is an epic poem but is very different from what we expect in an epic. Original, inventive and charming, the poem tells the stories of myths featuring transformations, from the creation of the universe...


The Best American Poetry 2009: Series Editor David Lehman

by David Wagoner & David Lehman

David Wagoner writes about regular lives with plain grace and transcendent humanity, and the seventy-five poems he has chosen for the 2009 edition of The Best American Poetry grapple with life, celebrate freedom,...


Sweet Sorrows: Selected Poems of Sheikh Farideddin Attar Neyshaboori

by Sheikh Farideddin Attar Neyshaboori & Vraje Abramian

For anyone interested in Sufism in particular, or mystical understanding in general, Attar's works are indispensable. His influence on later giants, such as the mystic poet Jalaleddin Rumi, is well documented....


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A collection of quintessentially American poems, the seminal work of one of the most influential writers of the nineteenth century.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC...


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman, Billy Collins & Peter Davison

Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience. In 1855, an answer came with Leaves of Grass.

Today, this masterful collection remains not only a...


Eyes with Winged Thoughts: Poems and Photographs

by Gordon Parks

In Eyes with Winged Thoughts, the forty-four photographs and fifty-eight poems, reflecting on his long and extraordinary life, offer a rare glimpse of his thoughts and feelings about everything from romantic...


In Search of Midnight: The Mike McGee Handbook of Awesome

by Mike McGee

A distinctive and incomparable collection from "Mighty" Mike McGee, the class clown of spoken word and poetry slam's geek champion. This debut includes his most notable performance poems, stories, humorous anecdotes...


Any Psalm You Want: Poems

by Khary Jackson

A leader in the new African American Lit movement, Any Psalm You Want by Khary Jackson intertwines past, present, music, quiet, death and life in intimate, passionate verse, to moving and poignant effect.


Drunks and Other Poems of Recovery

by Jack McCarthy

Forty years sober when he neared the end of his life, Jack McCarthy gives the world something special in his final collection of poetry and true stories. This is his legacy to the people who saved his life....


What Learning Leaves: New Edition

by Taylor Mali

Called "a ranting comic showman and a literary provocateur" by The New York Times, Taylor Mali writes eloquently and entertainingly about his experiences in and out of the middle school classroom. Bob Holman,...


The Smell of Good Mud

by Lauren Zuniga

Nationally acclaimed for her poem, To The Oklahoma Lawmakers, which MoveOn.org called ïeThe most riveting message about the war on women in under three minutes," Zunigaïes newest collection of poetry, The...


Spiking the Sucker Punch

by Robbie Q. Telfer

In Spiking the Sucker Punch, Robbie Q. Telfer's first published collection, the author profiles the modern comedian from the inside out - starting with the innards and moving toward a damaged laughter. His work...


Rise of the Trust Fall

by Mindy Nettifee

In Mindy Nettifee's second book, Rise of the Trust Fall, her poems possess a magic that can only come from a seasoned writer willing to share more on the page than she's comfortable with. Whether exploring the...