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Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie: Poems

by Maya Angelou

Another remarkable collection of poetry from one of America's masters of the medium. The first part gathers together poems of love and nostalgic memory, while Part II portrays confrontations inherent in a racist...


Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well: Poems

by Maya Angelou

This collection of thirty-six poems is, once again, eloquent evidence of Maya Angelou's continuing celebration of life: Here are poems of love and memory; poems of racial confrontation; songs of the street and...


Still to Mow: Poems

by Maxine Kumin

"Kumin writes ... with the clear gaze of a journalist and the ire of an activist.... Filled with love."—Christian Science Monitor Here Maxine Kumin's signature nature poems are shaken up and invigorated by...


The Selected Poetry Of Yehuda Amichai

by Yehuda Amichai, Chana Bloch & C.K. Williams

Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000) was Israel's most popular poet, as well as a literary figure of international reputation. In this collection, renowned translators Chana Bloch and Stephen Mitchell have selected Amichai's...


After Words

by Shirley J. Brewer

223: The number of homicides in Baltimore City in 2010. 23: The age of Stephen Bradley Pitcairn, one of those victims. Numb, we watch the news from a safe distance. No personal blood is shed. Yet, beyond statistics...


Committed Treasures

by Anna Jean Felix

In trying times of life, God is right there waiting to prove to us His blessings are reachable. We should not sit and dabble in our sorrows, but reach out and grasp the opportunity to see through Him; there...


Anatomy of Melancholy and Other Poems

by Robert Wrigley

A powerful new collection from an award-winning poet Robert Wrigley has become one of his generation's most accomplished poets, renowned for his irony, power, and lucid style and for his ability to fuse narrative...


The Blue Flowers

by Raymond Queneau & Barbara Wright

Only a pataphysician nurtured lovingly on surrealist excess could have come up with The Blue Flowers, Queneau's 1964 novel.At his death in 1976, Raymond Queneau was one of France's most eminent men of letters--novelist,...


Tender Buttons: Objects

by Gertrude Stein & Lisa Congdon

First published in 1914, Gertrude Stein's revolutionary poetic work Tender Buttons is a must-read for every serious lover of literature. Delighting in the rhythm of words, its first section, "Objects," runs...


The Complete Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley endures today as the great Promethean bard of the High Romantic period who is best remembered for extolling the sublime and affirming the possibility of transcendence.

From the Hardcover...


The Oldest Word for Dawn: New and Selected Poems

by Brad Leithauser

From one of our most universally admired poets: a generous selection from his five acclaimed books of poetry, and an outstanding group of new poems.

From the outset, Brad Leithauser has displayed a venturesome...


Ana Thema: Short stories and poems

by Alan Howard

Short stories and poems on the themes of love and death; loosely connected to the Flight of Birds novel and its successors in the Danse Macabre series of Gothic ghost stories. Includes haiku-like fragments on...


Airmail

by Robert Bly & Tomas Transtromer

The illuminating letters of the National Book Award winning poet Robert Bly and the Nobel Prize winning poet Tomas Tranströmer

One day in spring 1964, the young American poet Robert Bly left his rural farmhouse...


White

by Mary E Weems

"Energy, dynamic energy emanates from Mary Weems" careful, observing eyes into her language. These poems offer immediacy, intelligent response, and rich repartee with the difficult urban world of a gentle warrior....


Miguel Hernandez

by Miguel Hernandez & Don Share

Miguel Hernández is, along with Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century. This volume spans the whole of Hernández’s brief...


Morning Haiku

by Sonia Sanchez

This new volume by the much-loved poet Sonia Sanchez, her first in over a decade, is music to the ears: a collection of haiku that celebrates the gifts of life and mourns the deaths of revered African American...


Fun With Sophie

by Louise Lefler Fry

Fun With Sophie is a collection of humorous stories about Sophie, a ballerina in Argentina, and is written in poetic rhyming style. Sophie and her dog, Weltzer, and her potbellied pig, Taffy, have daily encounters...


Maine in Four Seasons: 20 Poets Celebrate the Turning Year

by Wesley McNair

It is a commonplace that poetry is the literary form that best expresses our deepest feelings. Those who seldom read poetry regularly turn to it for weddings or funerals. The poems in this gift-size anthology...


Very Bad Poetry

by Kathryn Petras & Ross Petras

Writing very bad poetry requires talent.  It helps to have a wooden ear for words, a penchant for sinking into a mire of sentimentality, and an enviable confidence that allows one to write despite absolutely...


Notes to the Complete Poetical Work of Percy Bysshe Shelley

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

A remarkable writer and intellectual in her own right, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first encountered the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was only a teenager. After fathering three of her children, Shelley...