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World Wheel Vol. I-III

by Frithjof Schuon & William Stoddart

During the last three years of his life Frithjof Schuon wrote approximately 3,500 poems in his mother tongue German. These poems express every conceivable subtlety of spiritual and moral counsel, and the same...

Adastra & Stella Maris: Poems by Frithjof Schuon

by Frithjof Schuon & William Stoddart

The spiritual traveler may carry this German/English bilingual book of poems for a lifetime and not exhaust its content.

I hope it's not over, and good-by.: Selected Poems of Everett Maddox

by Everette Maddox & Ralph Adamo

Ralph Adamo's selection from Maddox's four books provides an accessible introduction to readers new to the work, but in its novel organization it also suggests new and surprising readings for those who know...

Spenser, Milton, and the Redemption of the Epic Hero

by Christopher Bond

This book studies the interplay of theology and poetics in the three great epics of early modern England, the Faerie Queene, Paradise Lost, and Paradise Regained. Bond examines how Spenser and Milton adapted...

The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea: Poetry

by Mark Haddon

From the phenomenally bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes Mark Haddon’s first collection of poems.

That Mark Haddon’s first book after The Curious Incident of the...

What Comes Down to Us

by Jeff Worley

What Comes Down To Us features twenty-five of Kentucky's most accomplished contemporary poets. Together they serve to illustrate the diversity and richness of poetry being written today in the Commonwealth....

The Woman I Kept to Myself

by Julia Alvarez

The works of this award-winning poet and novelist are rich with the language and influences of two cultures: those of the Dominican Republic of her childhood and the America of her youth and adulthood. They...

The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus: A Novel About Marriage, Motherhood, and Mayhem

by Sonya Sones

My name is Holly.

This story is about me—

a writer who's way behind

on her deadline.

But, honestly,

how can I concentrate on my work

when my fiftieth birthday's

rushing at me like a freight train,

my hormones are...

Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry

by David Orr

For most readers, contemporary poetry is a foreign country. And because they've barely visited poetry, let alone lived there, readers struggle to enjoy the art for what it is, rather than what they imagine it...

Earth Prayers

by Elias Amidon & Elizabeth Roberts

"An exquisite and powerful harvest, this – truly a Book of Common Prayer for our planet's people in this time."

JOANNA MACY, author of 'Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age'

The Madman: His Parables and Poems

by Kahlil Gibran

The poetry of Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931), a Lebanese-American writer, is the third best-selling in the world, after Shakespeare and Laozi. Much of his work deals with Christianity and spiritual love, and is...

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Omar Khayyam

Edward FitzGerald gave the title The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to his translation of poetry attributed to the Persian poet, astronomer and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1123). The word "Rubaiyat" means quatrains...

The Ring and the Book

by Robert Browning

Browning's dramatic poem The Ring and the Book narrates the trial of a Roman for the death of his wife and her parents. He suspected his wife of having an affair with a cleric. The man appeals his sentence,...

Love on the Marsh

by Douglas Lochhead

Love on the Marsh, a long poem in 100 stanzas, is described by Lochhead as "an extension of High Marsh Road" and "brother and sister to it". The diary-like entries, a form to which Lochhead has frequently returned...

Orlando Furioso: The Frenzy of Orlando

by Lodovico Ariosto

Orlando Furioso ("The Frenzy of Orlando", more literally "Mad Orlando") is an Italian romantic epic by Ludovico Ariosto, published in its complete form in 1532 and exerting a wide influence on later culture....

The Song of Hiawatha

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Longfellow wrote his epic poem The Song of Hiawatha in 1855. He based it on the Ojibway legends, which had been compiled by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft and his Ojibway wife Jane Schoolcraft. It tells the legend of...

At Lake Scugog: Poems

by Troy Jollimore

This is an eagerly awaited collection of new poems from the author of Tom Thomson in Purgatory, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was hailed by the New York Times as a "snappy, entertaining...

Carnations: Poems

by Anthony Carelli

In Anthony Carelli’s remarkable debut, Carnations, the poems attempt to reanimate dead metaphors as blossoms: wild and lovely but also fleeting, mortal, and averse to the touch. Here, the poems are carnations,...

Poems Under Saturn: Poemes saturniens

by Paul Verlaine & Karl Kirchwey

Poems Under Saturn is the first complete English translation of the collection that announced Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) as a poet of promise and originality, one who would come to be regarded as one of the...

The Iliad

by Homer

An epic tale of love and betrayal, war and hope The Iliad is the first of two legendary ancient poems attributed to the Greek bard Homer. Typically dated between the 8th and 7th centuries BC it is believed by...