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New and Selected Poems 1974-2004

by Carl Dennis

The New York Times has called Carl Dennis’s poetry “wise, original, and deeply moving.” A poet with a growing audience of admirers, Dennis writes in a clear, classically simple language that is both personal...


The Poems of Peter Davison: l957-l995

by Peter Davison

The poetry of Peter Davison, of which this is the ninth volume, covers a broad range of subject matter. Musical and supple, with rewards for the eye, the ear, and the mind, concerned as much with country as...


The Complete Poetry of John Milton

by John Milton & John T. Shawcross

The first complete annotated edition of Milton's poetry available in a one-volume paperback. The text is established from original sources, with collations of all known manuscripts, chronology and verbal variants...


Du Fu: A Life in Poetry

by Fu Du & David Young

Du Fu (712–770) is one of the undisputed geniuses of Chinese poetry—still universally admired and read thirteen centuries after his death. Now David Young, author of Black Lab, and well known as a translator...


The Dance Most of All: Poems

by Jack Gilbert

A remarkable late-in-life collection, elegiac and bracing, from master poet Jack Gilbert, whose Refusing Heaven captivated the poetry world and won the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the Los Angeles...


The Great Fires: Poems, 1982-1992

by Jack Gilbert

JOYCE'S MOTTO has had much fame but few apostles. Among them, there has been Jack Gilbert and his orthodoxy, a strictness that has required of this poet, now in the seventh decade of his severe life, the penalty...


Skirts and Slacks

by W.S. Di Piero

W. S. Di Piero, a fresh and powerful voice in American poetry, opens this collection about public and private worlds with poems that revist the deaths of his parents. It is an important adult passage for him,...


Visits from the Seventh

by Sarah Arvio

Visits from the Seventh is a highly original debut. Arvio's wry, uncanny poems take the form of conversations between a woman and a throng on invisible presences--visitors, as she calls them--who counsel, challenge,...


Brother Fire

by W.S. Di Piero

In this rich collection, W. S. Di Piero seeks the spirit and substance of illumination in all its forms. He finds meaning, or shows us how we attempt to do so, in the rituals and events that mark our year–the...


Chinese Apples: New and Selected Poems

by W.S. Di Piero

Now in paperback: the “lovely and evocative book” (San Francisco Chronicle) of poems both new and old that celebrates a quarter century of passionate engagement with real life and its transformation into...


Nothing by Design

by Mary Jo Salter

A beautiful collection of verse––both light and dark, elegiac and affirmative––from one of our most admired poets.

 

The title Nothing by Design is taken from Salter’s villanelle “Complaint for...


F: Poems

by Franz Wright

In these riveting poems, Wright declares, “I’ve said all that / I had to say. / In writing. / I signed my name. / It’s death’s move.” As he considers his mortality, the poet finds a new elation and...


Textu

by Fady Joudah

Emerging in the era of text messages and tweets comes a dynamic new poetic form—the 160-character, haiku-like "textu"


Previously Feared Darkness

by Robert Priest

Picking up and pulling at the vibrant threads of Robert Priest’s last book of poems, Reading the Bible Backward, this collection explores new themes while spanning multiple strands of thought. One strand leads,...


Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis

by Robin Richardson

In her second collection of poetry, Robin Richardson charts a path through a surreal otherworld that is at once carnal and aerial, fine-grained and crude. With her unique and engaging voice that mixes pop culture,...


Burn Lake

by Carrie Fountain

Selected for the 2009 National Poetry Series by Natasha Trethewey

Set in southern New Mexico, where her family's multi­cultural history is deeply rooted, the poems in Carrie Fountain's first collection explore...


On Poetry and Craft: Selected Prose

by Theodore Roethke & Carolyn Kizer

Roethke's prose teems with fierce intelligence and outrageous quoteable quotes.


Azanian Love Song

by Don Mattera

Donato Francesco Mattera has been celebrated as a journalist, editor, writer and poet. He is also acknowledged as one of the foremost activists in the struggle for a democratic South Africa, and helped to found...


Wena

by Ntsiki Mazwai

The collection of poems is an intriguing reflection of the sometimes torturous evolution of inner self which so many South Africans face as they struggle to find who they are in a multicultural society that...


Nostalgic Waves from Soweto: Poetic Memories of the June 16th Uprising

by Sol Rachilo

Soweto during the 1970s was riven with violence and brutality, the brunt of which was borne by the young people of that period, who took the lead in the struggle against apartheid oppression. Himself a product...