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Selected Poems

by Edwin Arlington Robinson, Joseph Brodsky & Robert Faggen

Edwin Arlington Robinson's finely crafted, formal rhythms mirror the tension the poet sees between life's immutable circumstances and humanity's often tragic attempts to exert control. At once dramatic and witty,...


Mother: A Cradle to Hold Me

by Maya Angelou

Poet, writer, performer, teacher, and director Maya Angelou was raised in Stamps, Arkansas, and then moved to San Francisco. In addition to her bestselling autobiographies, beginning with I Know Why the Caged...


Selected Poems 1954 - 1983

by George Mackay Brown

A compilation of poetry written by George Mackay Brown over a 30-year period, which represents his favourite work. These poems reflect the richness of the Orkney Island community where he lives, a community...


The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems, 1980-2010

by Marge Piercy

This new gathering of Marge Piercy’s poems—energetic, funny, political, full of vitality—brings us the heart of her mature work, the first selected since Circles on the Water in 1982.

Here are poems that...


Collected Novels and Plays

by James Merrill

Following the widely celebrated Collected Poems, this second volume in the series of James Merrill’s works brings us Merrill as novelist and playwright. Just as in his poems we come upon prose pieces, dramatic...


A Poet's Glossary

by Edward Hirsch

A joyful, elegant glossary of poetic terms spanning centuries and continents, from the famed poet and author of the bestselling How to Read a Poem (And Fall in Love with Poetry).


Translations from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

by Rainer maria Rilke & M. D. Herter Norton

Born in 1875, the German lyric poet Rainer Maria Rilke published his first collection of poems in 1898 and went on to become renowned for his delicate depiction of the workings of the human heart. These translations...


Marvell: Poems

by Andrew Marvell

The great seventeenth-century metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell was one of the chief wits and satirists of his time as well as a passionate defender of individual liberty. Today, however, he is known chiefly...


Poems

by Edna St. Vincent Millay

One of America’s most beloved poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay burst onto the literary scene at a very young age and won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. Her passionate lyrics and superbly crafted sonnets...


Robinson: Poems

by Edwin Arlington Robinson & Scott Donaldson

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the first of the great American modernist poets."No poet ever understood loneliness and separateness better than Robinson,"...


Whitman: Poems

by Walt Whitman

The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Whitman contains forty-two of the American master's poems,...


Wife of the House

by Gudrun Mouw

Award-winning poet Gudrun Mouw fearlessly exposes the raw underbelly of modern dysfunctional marriage through her frank and elegant exploration of her own 21-year transformation. From early disenchantment, through...


Elder

by David Constantine

Like the work of the European poets who have nourished him, David Constantine’s poetry is informed by a profoundly humane vision of the world. Many of the poems in his latest collection spring from particular...


Travel Light Travel Dark

by John Agard

John Agard has been broadening the canvas of British poetry for the past 35 years with his mischievous, satirical fables which overturn all our expectations. And he has just received the Queen’s Gold Medal...


Ten: new poets

by Bernardine Evaristo & Daljit Nagra

This groundbreaking anthology of ten new poets truly reflects the multicultural make-up of contemporary Britain. At a time when less than 1% of all poetry books published in the UK are by black or Asian poets,...


Wolf Doctors

by Russ Woods

Experimental poetry by Chicago based musician and artist, Russ Woods.


Dark Archive

by Laura Mullen

Dark archive: The purpose of a dark archive is to function as a repository for information that can be used as a failsafe during disaster recovery.

Laura Mullen's fourth collection is a sequence of beautifully...


Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution

by Alix Olson & Eve Ensler

Female spoken word artists have become the spokeswomen for a new generation. This demanding oral poetry of the early 21st century has defined a vanguard of lithely muscled voices; women who think and act decisively...


Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: Poems

by Kevin Powers

The award-winning author of The Yellow Birdsreturns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection.

National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply affecting portrait...


Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems

by J.D. Mcclatchy

At last, a definitive selection of the elegant work by a poet at the forefront of American poetry for more than three decades.

With his first several books, J. D. McClatchy established himself as a poet of urbanity,...