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Poems for Life: A Special Collection of Poetry Selected By: E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, David Mamet, Tom Wolfe, Joyce Carol Oates,

by Anna Quindlen

What is your favorite poem? That is the question students from two fifth-grade classes at a New York grade school asked famous people to whom they had written. Their idea, the students explained, was to put...


Selected Poems

by Gerald Dawe

‘Gerald Dawe's subtlety and lyric control are the mark of a true poet; but it is this graceful and apparently effortless incorporation of the human struggle for transcendence which is the real measure of his...


Brutal Imagination PA

by Cornelius Eady

Brutal Imagination is the work of a poet at the peak of his considerable powers. Its two central sections--which could be called song cycles--confront the same subject: the black man in America. The first, which...


The Many Days: Selected Poems of Norman MacCaig

by Norman MacCaig & Roderick Watson

By the time of his death in January 1996, Norman MacCaig was known widely as the grand old man of Scottish poetry, honoured by an OBE and the Queen's Medal for Poetry. This book is a celebration of MacCaig's...


Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: The Luath Kilmarnock Edition

by John Cairney & Bob Dewar

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, was the first collection of poetry produced by Robert Burns. Published in Kilmarnock in July 1786 it has become known as The Kilmarnock Edition. The contents include 44...


Selected Poems

by Paul Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was “the most promising young colored man” in nineteenth-century America, according to Frederick Douglass, and subsequently one of the most controversial. His plantation lyrics, written...


Back Through Interruption

by Kate Northrop

Kate Northrop's Back Through Interruption is a deeply moving and thought-provoking collection of poetry. It takes the reader through a world that is at once beautiful and tragic, sacrosanct and profane. "Kate...


Nineteenth-Century American Poetry

by Various

Whitman, Dickinson, and Melville occupy the center of this anthology of nearly three hundred poems, spanning the course of the century, from Joel Barlow to Edwin Arlington Robinson, by way of Bryant, Emerson,...


The Sonnets

by Ted Berrigan

Originally published in 1964, The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan is considered by many to be his most important and influential book. This new annotated edition, with an introduction by Alice Notley, includes seven...


Hard Times Require Furious Dancing: New Poems

by Alice Walker & Shiloh McCloud

With this collection of poems, Alice Walker confronts personal and collective challenges in words that dance, sing, and heal.


The Light That Puts an End to Dreams: New and Selected Poems

by Susan Sherman, Margaret Randall & Josephine Sacabo

An autobiography told in poems, this selection of work spans more than 40 years, beginning with the avant-garde arts movement and political activism of the 1960s. A mixture of intense political poems, intimate...


journey in shades

by Mary Pargeter

Professor Carol Rumens, Guardian Books Online 'Poem of the Week' blog: "I have felt engaged with the work, and responsive to its emotional charge." In this first collection, English poet Mary Pargeter re-visits...


Transparencies

by Meg Bateman

Meg Bateman vividly evokes the landscape of Scotland, particularly the brooding presences of the Scottish islands and Sutherland, and touches on personal love and loss in this intimate and celebratory collection....


Play With Me

by Michael Pedersen

Michael Pedersen is slowly building a reputation as a name to look out for, and has received plaudits from Stephen Fry and Irvine Welsh. As a spoken work poet, his readings are as memorable as they are witty,...


Visible Signs: New and Selected Poems

by Lawrence Raab

A poem by Lawrence Raab is a carefully chosen and precisely rendered moment-a poised and elegant meditation on the nature of memory. This new collection includes a selection from each of Raab's five previous...


Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland & Allan Burns

An anthology of haiku in English, from Ezra Pound’s early experiments to the present-day masters.  Although haiku started as a Japanese art form, it has found a welcome home in the...


Medicine

by Amy Gerstler

Amy Gerstler has won acclaim for complex yet accessible poetry that is by turns extravagant, subversive, surreal, and playful. In her new collection, Medicine, she deploys a variety of dramatic voices, spoken...


Hip Logic

by Terrance Hayes

The second collection of poetry from the author of Lighthead, winner of the 2010 National Book Award

Terrance Hayes is a dazzlingly original poet, interested in adventurous explorations of subject and form....


God

by Debora Greger

God has retired to Florida, like everyone else. He can't sleep. He watches TV. In the long poem that opens Debora Greger's sixth book, God, he has retreated to the swamps, where, in the lush particulars of the...


Selected Poems (Melville, Herman)

by Herman Melville

While best known for such novels as his monumental Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an extraordinarily gifted poet. This is the most complete anthology of Melville’s poetry ever published in a single volume....