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Without: Poems

by Donald Hall

You might expect the fact of dying--the dying of a beloved wife and fellow poet--to make for a bleak and lonely tale. But Donald Hall's poignant and courageous poetry, facing that dread fact, involves us all:...


The World Doesn't End

by Charles Simic

In this collection, winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize, Charles Simic puns, pulls pranks. He can be jazzy and streetwise. Or cloak himself in antiquity. Simic has new eyes, and in these wonderful poems and poems-in-prose...


Jackstraws

by Charles Simic

In this new collection of sixty-two poems Charles Simic paints exquisite and shattering word pictures that lend meaning to a chaotic world populated by insects, bridal veils, pallbearers, TV sets, parrots, and...


Poems

by C. S. Lewis

A collection of Lewis’s shorter poetry on a wide range of subjects-God and the pagan deities, unicorns and spaceships, nature, love, age, and reason: “Idea poems which reiterate themes known to have occupied...


The Clerk's Tale: Poems

by Spencer Reece & Laureate Louise Gluck

In a recent double fiction issue, The New Yorker devoted the entire back page to a single poem, "The Clerk's Tale," by Spencer Reece. The poet who drew such unusual attention has a surprising background: for...


Days of Wonder: New and Selected Poems

by Grace Schulman

Attesting to Grace Schulman's gifts for her craft, Days of Wonder collects verse spanning nearly three decades, including ten new poems and selections from the poet's four previous collections. Schulman's well-crafted...


Waterborne: Poems

by Linda Gregerson

A stirring, brilliantly crafted collection, Linda Gregerson's third volume of poetry examines mortality in all its beauty and horror. Fluently rendered in Gregerson's distinctive three-line stanzas, these poems...


New and Selected Poems

by Michael Ryan

“Ryan is a scrupulously observant poet with a gift for going for the jugular . . . His work is finely honed, provocative, questing, and humane.” – Edward Hirsch, Washington Post Book World

Michael Ryan’s...


A Wedding in Hell

by Charles Simic

Simic puts chirping birds, sex, and happiness into a world of broken windows, shivering trees, soldiers, lone dogs, the homeless of the city, and a God still making up his mind. “Provocative...a tantalizing,...


Unending Blues: Poems

by Charles Simic

Whether he draws for inspiration on American blues, Serbian folktales, or Greek myths, Simic's words have a way of their own. Each of these forty-four poems is a powerful mixture of concrete images. Each records...


A Collection of My Thoughts (Volume 1): Living With Depression

by Anna Ballard

This insightful book takes you on a journey through the feelings of mental health sufferers on the long road to recovery. Anna provides an emotive understanding of depression and seeks to eliminate the stigma...


Helen Steiner Rice: A Collection of Faith, Hope, and Love

by Helen Steiner Rice

Experience the enduring faithfulness of your heavenly Father with this treasured collection of inspiring verse by Helen Steiner Rice.


A Touch of Joy DiCarta

by Helen Steiner Rice

Uplift your spirit with this new gift book overflowing with inspiring verse—all penned by America’s best-loved poet, Helen Steiner Rice.


A Place to Stand

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

Jimmy Santiago Baca's harrowing, brilliant memoir of his life before, during, and immediately after the years he spent in a maximum-security prison garnered tremendous critical acclaim and went on to win the...


Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the March 5th, 2007, Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of the Booksellers"

by Beau Beausoleil & Deema Shehabi

On March 5th, 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad—the historic center of Baghdad bookselling—wounding more than 100 people and killing more than 30. This anthology begins with a...


Search Party: Collected Poems

by William Matthews, Sebastian Matthews & Stanley Plumly

When William Matthews died, the day after his fifty-fifth birthday, America lost one of its most important poets, one whose humor and wit were balanced by deep emotion, whose off-the-cuff inventiveness belied...


Imperfect Thirst

by Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell's twelfth book of poems is powerful and thrilling. Imperfect Thirst includes beautiful love poems and approaches elemental subjects with a remarkable balance of good nature and holy dread: recollections...


The Broken String

by Grace Schulman

One of the finest poets writing today, Grace Schulman finds order in art and nature that enables her to stand fast in a threatened world. The title refers to Itzhak Perlman’s performance of a violin concerto...


The Cradle Place: Poems

by Thomas Lux

"[Lux is] sui generis, his own kind of poet, unlike any of the fashions of his time." – Stanley Kunitz

Thomas Lux is humorous, edgy, and ever surprising in The Cradle Place, his tenth collection of verse. These...


The Street of Clocks: Poems

by Thomas Lux

The Street of Clocks, Thomas Lux's first all-new collection since 1994, is a significant addition to the work of an utterly original, highly accomplished poet. The poems gathered here are delivered by a narrator...