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Opal Sunset: Selected Poems, 1958-2008

by Clive James

"A generous helping of [James's] very best, guaranteed to lift the spirit and raise the eyebrow."-Billy CollinsOpal Sunset marks the exuberant introduction of Clive James's poetry to an American audience.

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Landscape with Chainsaw: Poems

by James Lasdun

"Brilliant ....certainly among the most gifted, vivid, and deft poets now writing in English."-Anthony Hecht, author of The Darkness and the LightAn exuberant and bold series of poems drawing on the poet's life...


She Had Some Horses: Poems

by Joy Harjo

A new edition of the beloved volume by Joy Harjo, one of our foremost Native American poets.First published in 1983 and now considered a classic, She Had Some Horses is a powerful exploration of womanhood's...


How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems 1975-2002

by Joy Harjo

Over a quarter-century's work from the 2003 winner of the Arrell Gibson Award for Lifetime Achievement.This collection gathers poems from throughout Joy Harjo's twenty-eight-year career, beginning in 1973 in...


A Map to the Next World: Poems and Tales

by Joy Harjo

"This breathtakingly honest collection of writings is alive with deeply felt and beautifully expressed emotions."-Wilma MankillerIn her fifth book, Joy Harjo, one of our foremost Native American voices, melds...


Romanticism: Poems

by April Bernard

"In Romanticism, the untrammeled Romantic in us struggles for expression in Art. The winner-no question-is the reader."—New Haven ReviewRomanticism explores and challenges the central ideas of high Romanticism:...


Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth: Poems 2004-2006

by Adrienne Rich

"Rich's lyrics are powerful and mournful, drenched in memory." -San Francisco Chronicle To view text with line endings as poet intended, please set font size to the smallest size on your device.


Red Shoes: Poems

by Honor Moore

"Sexy, telegraphic, edgy, and rapt. . . . Exquisitely visual, cuttingly witty, Moore's poems are at once cool and searing."-Booklist


On the Nature of Things

by Lucretius & Frank O. Copley

Reissued to accompany Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve: the epic poem that changed the course of human thought forever.This great poem stands with Virgil's Aeneid as one of the vital and enduring achievements...


The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

by Kim Addonizio & Dorianne Laux

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. ?The Poet's Companion ?presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique,...


Different Hours: Poems

by Stephen Dunn

Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. A wise and graceful new collection by one of our "major, indispensable poets" (Sidney Lea). The mysteries of Eros and Thanatos, the stubborn endurance of mind and...


Divine Comedy: Journeys Through a Regional Geography: Three New Works

by John Kinsella

"One of the most original and poignantly authentic poets writing in English."-Harold BloomA three-part, epic work challenging our notions about the environment by Australia's preeminent poet of the natural world....


Engine Empire: Poems

by Cathy Park Hong

"A brainy, glinting triptych . . . . Novelistic, meditative, offbeat, and soulful, Cathy Park Hong's poetry is many fathoms deep." —David Mitchell Engine Empire is a trilogy of lyric and narrative poems that...


An Individual History: Poems

by Michael Collier

A cycle of pathbreaking poems about the history of a family set against the backdrop of the last century. An Individual History describes the fears, anger, and guilt—personal, familial, societal, political,...


Far Beyond the Field: Haiku by Japanese Women

by Makoto Ueda

-- P. F. Kornicki, Monumenta Nipponica


My Sister, My Bride

by Allan Wargon

Inspired by the world's supreme love poem, this account of loneliness and love, passion, joy, gratitude, illusion, despair, disagreement, quarrel, parting and concord expresses all the shades of feeling between...


Whitman's Self: Mysticism In the Life and Writings of Walt Whitman

by Paul Hourihan & Anna Hourihan

OPEN THE HEART of Self-Discovery through the Life and Amazing Works of Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was known as the "Good Gray Poet" who paved the way for modern American poetry. The epithets "good" and "gray"...


Wounded in the House of a Friend

by Sonia Sanchez

Renowned African-American poet Sonia Sanchez explores the pain, self-doubt, and anger that emerge in women's lives: an unfaithful life partner, a brutal rape, the murder of a woman by her granddaughter, the...


Open Closed Open: Poems

by Yehuda Amichai

In poems marked by tenderness and mischief, humanity and humor, Yehuda Amichai breaks open the grand diction of revered Jewish verses and casts the light of his own experi­ence upon them. Here he tells of history,...


Swallow: Poems

by Miranda Field

From the microcosmic wilderness of an overgrown back yard to the cool, glassed-in exhibits in a natural history museum, Swallow swoops and darts, tangling the lines we draw between the wild and the cultivated....