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Troilus and Criseyde

by Geoffrey Chaucer & Nevill Coghill

The tragedy of Troilus and Criseyde is one of the greatest narrative poems in English literature. Set during the siege of Troy, it tells how the young knight Troilus, son of King Priam, falls in love with Criseyde,...


Memorial: A Version of Homer's Iliad

by Alice Oswald & Eavan Boland

“The most remarkable and affecting book of poetry I encountered this year.”—James Wood, The New Yorker In this daring new work, the poet Alice Oswald strips away the narrative of the Iliad—the anger...


New and Selected Poems

by David Lehman

Drawing from a wealth of material produced over the course of more than forty years, David Lehman’s New and Selected Poems displays the remarkable range of his poetic genius. A gathering of stunning new poems,...


A Phone Call to the Future: New and Selected Poems

by Mary Jo Salter

This “wholly attractive volume” that brings together twenty-five years of “elegantly shaped and voiced creations” (William Pritchard, The Boston Globe) offers a generous sampling of Mary Jo Salter’s...


Red to the Rind

by Stan Rice

“Behold the door / the lock’s alive,” warns Stan Rice in one of the commanding poems that make up this new volume of verse. From the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras to the private chambers of...


Lyrical Ballads

by William Wordsworth & Samuel Coleridge

Twenty-three poems that transformed English poetry

Wordsworth and Coleridge composed this powerful selection of poetry during their youthful and intimate friendship. Reproducing the first edition of 1798, this...


Planting Seeds for the Lost & Found

by Lawrence Charles Rutherford II

Lawrence Rutherford POP(Poet of Peace) This book of poetry is unlike anything you have ever seen because for the first time in decades an artist has elected to bring scripture, poetry, and art illustrations...


God, Love and Laughter

by Marian Bythell

In 2004, prolific authoress, Marian Bythell, strayed from her established path of writing holiday journals to produce an excellent volume of verse. Now, following the publication of another travel-based book...


Parzival

Selected Poems

by Alfred Tennyson

This gorgeous new collection gathers into one concise volume the finest work by Queen Victoria's favorite poet. Whether steeped in sensuous melancholy, as in "Maud," or chivalric, heroic, and allegorical, as...


The Complete English Poems

by John Donne & A. Smith

'The first poet in the world in some things', is how John Donne was described by his contemporary Ben Jonson. Yet it is only this century that Donne has been indisputably established as a great poet—and even,...


After Every War: Twentieth-Century Women Poets

by Eavan Boland

They are nine women with much in common--all German speaking, all poets, all personal witnesses to the horror and devastation that was World War II. Yet, in this deeply moving collection, each provides a singularly...


Strange You Never Knew

by Robert A Fink

The thematic motif found within these poems is one of "knowing," the desire to know the mystery of love of different types and on different levels—touching earth and pushing off, flesh and spirit, the life...


The Rhizome as a Field of Broken Bones

by Margaret Randall

A poetry collection about connectivity, this book argues that humankind is linked by its concerns for global human rights and a sustainable global climate. Named for a root system that connects seemingly...


Homeric Hymns

by Homer & Jules Cashford

From the abduction of Persephone by Hades to Hermes' theft of Apollo's cattle, the Homeric Hymns recount some of the most compelling and significant episodes in Greek mythology. They were recited at festivals...


Stung with Love

by Sappho & Aaron Poochigian

For the first time in Penguin Classics-the incomparable verse of the ancient Greek lyric poet Sappho, in a brilliant new translation

Sapho's writings are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library...


Pictures from Brueghel: Pulitzer Prize, Poetry

by William Carlos Williams

This collection makes available work of one of our greatest American poets in the last decade of his life. The first section, Pictures from Brueghel, contains previously uncollected short poems, while the...


The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry

by Various & Gerald Moore

A new edition of the definitive collection of modern poetry from Africa

"Poetry, always foremost of the arts in traditional Africa," writes Gerald Moore, "has continued to compete for primacy against the newer...


Riffs and Reciprocities: Prose Pairs

by Stephen Dunn

"This Astaire-like glide through our not-so-idle talk is a pleasure."—Publishers Weekly Stephen Dunn experiments with short, related pieces that play off each other in the manner of jazz improvisations. The...


Intended Place

by Rosemary Willey

"Many of the poems in Rosemary Willey's Intended Place are flawless meditations on possibility and denial. The voice in these poems is straightforward, and there isn't an emotional placebo behind the terse syntax...