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Mount Lebanon

by Karl Kirchwey

"Kirchwey shares the classicist's vision of poetry as a living tradition that extends from antiquity to the present . . . and his poems in this issue are about violent love and transcendent longing, the great...


Robert Hayden: Essays on the Poetry

by Laurence Goldstein & Robert Chrisman

This collection of essays by leading critics and poets charts Robert Hayden's growing reputation as a major writer of some of the twentieth century's most important poems on African-American themes, including...


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,...


Kookaburra Cackle Kangaroo Scat : Short Stories in Verse

by Philip L. Carroll

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"It was early last December, as near as I can remember, I was walking down the street slightly tipsyfied. No one was I disturbing as I sat down by the kerbing, and a pig came up and sat down by my...


Conversations with a Black Cockatoo : The Poems of 2009-2013

by Kevin Munro

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Conversations with a Black Cockatoo: The Poems of 2009-2013 is the final book in a trilogy written over the years when the author's mother entered the final phase of her life. It includes her illness,...


Glare

by A. R. Ammons

"Glare is a high-energy, relentlessly self-aware collision with the whole of life."—Albert Mobilio, Salon A superb long poem by the contemporary master of the form, Glare comprises two sections, "Strip" and...


Mules of Love

by Ellen Bass

A new collection of poetry from the bestselling author of The Courage to Heal.


Smoke

by Dorianne Laux

Laux weaves the warp and woof of ordinary life into extraordinary and complex tapestries.


Teahouse of the Almighty

by Patricia Smith

"Smith writes the way Tina Turner sings."--E. Ethelbert Miller


Blood Dazzler

by Patricia Smith

A storm's-eye view of the devastation that forever changed New Orleans and America.


Correspondences: A poem and portraits

by Anne Michaels & Bernice Eisenstein

A rare and beautifully produced "accordion" book by renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein that will cause a stir for both its form and its content.

Anne Michaels's...


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...


Selected Poems

by William Carlos Williams & Charles Tomlinson

Opening with Professor Tomlinson's superbly clear and helpful introduction, this selection reflects the most up-to-date Williams scholarship. In addition to including many more poems, Tomlinson has organized...


Paterson (Revised Edition)

by William Carlos Williams & Christopher MacGowan

Long recognized as a masterpiece of modern American poetry, WIlliam Carlos Williams' Paterson is one man's testament and vision, "a humanist manifesto enacted in five books, a grammar to help us life" (Denis...


The Last Skin

by Barbara Ras

A third collection from a poet whose "beautiful sentences weave the miraculous and mundane into a single, luminous tapestry" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Barbara has won acclaim for fluid and graceful...


Road Film

by Ernest Loesser

Framed as a cinematic odyssey, Road Film owes its debt to the famous road movies from the 1960s–80s. Every reader rides shotgun on a trajectory into an American imagination full of joy and angst. Loesser’s...


Hungry Moon

by Henrietta Goodman

With intimacy and depth of insight, Henrietta Goodman’s Hungry Moon suggests paradox as the most basic mode of knowing ourselves and the world. We need hunger, the poems argue, but also satisfaction. We need...


Intimacy

by Catherine Imbriglio

Winner of the 2013 Colorado Prize for Poetry, Intimacy is a series of experimental poems that play with, resist, and acknowledge complicity with received concepts of intimacy that circulate in this media-centric...


New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

by Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an...


Selected Poems: 1965-1975

by Margaret Atwood

Celebrated as a major novelist throughout the English-speaking world, Atwood has also written eleven volumes of poetry. Houghton Mifflin is proud to have published SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975, a volume of selections...