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All Cretans Are Liars and Other Poems

by Anne French

The poems in All Cretans are Liars are written for friends, lovers, for a small son, for explaining solitude or betrayal – they start out this way but soon take on their own life and walk out to meet us. Anne...


As Far as I Can See: Poems by Michele Leggott

by Michele Leggott

Beautiful and moving poems by a prizewinning New Zealand poet. Leggott writes with passion, tenderness and courage about her deep sorrow at losing her sight. The sharpness of images so characteristic of this...


A Pattern of Marching

by Elizabeth Smither

An accomplished collection of poems, A Pattern of Marching brings us messages of cool precision and accuracy from Elizabeth Smither. Restrained elegance, fine craft and wit characterise the verses. This is,...


Toxic Flora: Poems

by Kimiko Hahn

“[Kimiko] Hahn’s frankness . . . allows [these poems] to stand out as starkly fresh as the carnivorous plants she describes.”—American Poet For Kimiko Hahn, the language and imagery of science open up...


The Plebeian Experience: A Discontinuous History of Political Freedom

by Martin Breaugh

How do people excluded from political life achieve political agency? Through a series of historical events that have been mostly overlooked by political theorists, Martin Breaugh identifies fleeting yet decisive...


First Hand

by Linda Bierds

MacArthur fellow Linda Bierds probes the borders of science and faith in a volume that takes this prizewinning poet to a new level of achievement.

The ghost of the good monk Gregor Mendel haunts these poems...


The Absent Traveller

by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra

The Gathasaptasati is perhaps the oldest extant anthology of poetry from South Asia, containing our very earliest examples of secular verse. Reputed to have been compiled by the Satavahana king Hala in the second...


Selected Poems

by William Radice

The poems of Rabindranath Tagore are among the most haunting and tender in Indian and world literature, expressing a profound and passionate human yearning. His ceaselessly inventive works deal with such subjects...


Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems, 1990 to 2013

by Bj Ward

BJ Ward, an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have been featured on National Public Radio and in publications such as The Sun Magazine, TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, and the New York Times, has...


Collected Poems

by William Alexander Percy

Nothing would have given Will Percy greater delight—he died in January 1942—than this Collected Poems, for although he was lawyer, soldier, cosmopolitan, plantation-owner, and patriot, it was as a poet that...


What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009

by Stephen Dunn

Brilliant new poems and an expansive gathering from six collections by a Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated as “indispensable.” What Goes On displays the evolving style and sensibility of a major award-winning...


Indios: A Poem . . . A Performance

by Linda Hogan & Lois Beardslee

Filled with powerful imagery, this poem relates the tragic story of Indios, a native woman falsely accused of the death of her children. As it echoes the plight of other women like Indios—including Malinche,...


Immigrants in Our Own Land & Selected Early Poems

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Immigrants in Our Own Land & Selected Early Poems is a new, expanded edition of Jimmy Santiago Baca's best-selling first book of poetry (originally published by Louisiana State University Press in 1979)....


Black Mesa Poems

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Black Mesa Poems is rooted in the American Southwest, the setting of Jimmy Santiago Baca's highly acclaimed long narrative poem, Martin & Meditations on the South Valley (New Directions, 1987). ...


Selected Poems/Poemas Selectos

by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Tomás H. Lucero & Liz Fania Werner

“Baca writes with unconcealed passion . . . and manifests both an intense lyricism and that transformative vision which perceives the mythical and archetypal significance of life events.”—Denise Levertov...


The Darling North

by Anne Kennedy

This unique collection both longs for and resists the North. In storytelling couplets, the title poem engages with a woman’s past as she looks outward from the shores of the Hokianga harbor in New Zealand....


The Blue Coat

by Elizabeth Smither

Whimsical and tender, this poetry collection examines the commonplace and the quirky for resonance, contemplation, and verve. From an out-of-season daffodil and a chipped Limoges plate to a lipstick stain...


Kingdom Animalia: The Escapades of Linnaeus

by Janis Freegard

The poems in this first full collection from New Zealand's Janis Freegard are categorized by Linnaean taxonomy: the six sections Mammalia, Aves, Amphibia, Pisces, Insecta, and Vermes are interspersed with a...


He Whiriwhiringa: Selected Readings in Maori

by Bruce Biggs

This volume combines the Maori texts from "Selected Readings in Maori" (3rd ed 1990) and the English translations of those texts, from "Readings from Maori Literature" (1980). The texts and their English translations...


From Manoa to a Ponsonby Garden

by Albert Wendt

From the valleys of Hawaii to the seasons of a garden in Auckland, this extraordinary offering of poems explores a variety of themes. Though hips need replacing, poets grow older, tsunamis destroy, and friends...