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The Defeat of Youth: And Other Poems

by Aldous Huxley

By all accounts, Aldous Huxley was a brilliant and voracious thinker and artist whose creative output knew no literary bounds. This volume gathers some of his best-remembered verse, including the memorable title...


The Ballad of Reading Gaol

by Oscar Wilde

In 1895, Oscar Wilde was sentenced to two years of hard labor as punishment for having engaged in homosexual acts. While serving out his sentence at Reading Gaol in Berkshire, Wilde witnessed the execution by...


The Song of the Stone Wall

by Helen Keller

Blind, deaf and unable to communicate from a young age, Helen Keller was eventually taught to read, write and speak with the help of an extraordinary teacher. This lead to a flowering of creativity and imagination...


Chamber Music

by James Joyce

Irish author James Joyce is best remembered as one of the most important novelists of the twentieth century. His masterwork Ulysses is regarded by some critics as the best novel ever written. However, Joyce...


The Book of American Negro Poetry

by James Weldon Johnson

The work of James Weldon Johnson (1871 - 1938) inspired and encouraged the artists of the Harlem Renaissance,a movement in which he himself was an important figure. Johnson was active in almost every aspect...


Garden of Sufi: Insights into the Nature of Man

by Jim Aghevli

Over the centuries, religion has inspired some of civilization's most beautiful poetry, and certain Persian Muslims, the Sufi, have created intricately wrought poems celebrating peace and harmony. The world...


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)

by Simon Armitage

"Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review One of the earliest great stories of English literature...


Forays of the Heart

by Keysar Trad

This small book renders the forays of the human heart into poetic journeys. The journeys of a serious man who has dedicated his life to help humanity, and the distractions of love that come his way. The poems...


The Jackdaw in the Jacaranda

by Justin Gosling

The jackdaw in the jacaranda mused on times gone by. But could not understand the causes, nor see the reason why. Like the jackdaw in his collection of poetry, Justin gosling muses on times gone by, tackling...


Cloud Tablets

by F. Daniel Rzicznek

F. Daniel Rzicznek's Cloud Tablets presents to us prose poems as they're meant to be chock full of surprising images and compelling music. Where else would we find sheep in a library and a seraphim at a nightclub...


The Memphis Sun

by Jim Murphy

This collection represents an engagement with American history, technology, and cultures. Murphy's poetry ranges from fairly straightforward narrations of events to experimental pieces using a variety of American-speaking...


Gather Up Your Soul: Poems by Bartholomew John Erbach

by Bartholomew John Erbach & Sarah M Clarehart

Gather Up Your Soul is a collection of poems about breaking through the fear of being yourself to discover the beauty and joy waiting in every moment. At turns mystical and ordinary, the poems capture the essence...


After: Poems

by Jane Hirshfield

An investigation into incarnation, transience, and our intimate connection with all existence, by one of the preeminent poets of her generation


Thunderbird

by Dorothea Lasky

Echoes of Plath amplify and eviscerate in this thunderous third collection.


Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War Poetry

by Vivien Noakes

The poetry of the First World War has determined our perception of the war itself. This volume features poetry drawn from old newspapers and journals, trench and hospital magazines, individual volumes of verse,...


Quipu

by Arthur Sze

Sze's poetry is bold and versatile and brings together "disparate realms of experience." -The New Yorker


The Speed of Dark

by Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig's The Speed of Dark is structured around his astonishing reworking of the text of Le Roman de Fauvel, a medieval text that railed against the corruption of the 12th-century French court and church....


Hill of Doors

by Robin Robertson

Charged with strangeness and beauty, Hill of Doors is a haunted and haunting book, where each successive poem seems a shape conjured from the shadows, and where the uncanny is made physically present. The collection...


Safest

by Michael Donaghy

The tragic death of Michael Donaghy last year at the age of 50 left English-language poetry incalculably the poorer. Donaghy was one of our very finest poets, and his metaphysically dense yet emotionally direct...


Swithering

by Robin Robertson

WINNER OF THE 2006 FORWARD PRIZE

In Scots, the verb 'swither' has two meanings: to be doubtful, to waver, to be in two minds; and to appear in shifting forms - indeterminate and volatile. From disarmingly direct...