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Ashes for Breakfast

by Durs Grünbein & Michael Hofmann

The first English translation of Germany's leading contemporary poet.

...what is the whole surreal jokeshop

of terrors compared to the

infinitely chance little

tricks of a poem.

--from "MonoLogical Poem #1"

Born in...


Three Minutes in Poland

by Glenn Kurtz

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his...


Selected Poems 1988-2013

by Seamus Heaney

A new edition of the later selected work of a Nobel Prize-winning poet

Often considered to be "the greatest poet of our age" (The Guardian), Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 "for...


Ideas of Order

by Neil L. Rudenstine

Shakespeare's sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close...


Ardor

by Roberto Calasso & Richard Dixon

In a meditation on the wisdom of the Vedas, Roberto Calasso brings ritual and sacrifice to bear on the modern world

In this revelatory volume, Roberto Calasso, whom The Paris Review has called "a literary institution,"...


"Literchoor Is My Beat"

by Ian S. MacNiven

A biography—thoughtful and playful—of the man who founded New Directions and transformed American publishing

James Laughlin—poet, publisher, world-class skier—was the man behind some of the most daring,...


Gilgamesh

by David Ferry

A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald...


Collected Poems, 1919-1976

by Allen Tate & Christopher Benfey

One of the early-twentieth century Southern intellectuals and artists of the early twentieth century known as the Agrarians, Allen Tate wrote poetry that was rooted strongly in that region's past—in the land,...


No Man's Land

by Elizabeth D. Samet

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West...


Limbo

by Melania G. Mazzucco & Virginia Jewiss

A moving but unsentimental examination of one woman's life as she navigates life after war

It's Christmas Eve and twenty-seven-year-old Manuela Paris is returning home to a seaside town outside Rome. Years ago,...


The Laughing Monsters

by Denis Johnson

Denis Johnson's The Laughing Monsters is a high-suspense tale of kaleidoscoping loyalties in the post-9/11 world that shows one of our great novelists at the top of his game.

Roland Nair calls himself Scandinavian...


Unseen Hand

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh

One of the most gifted poets of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a contemporary classic. Few writers in poetry or prose have attained the lucid intelligence and limpid economy of style that are the trademarks of...


If I Were Another

by Mahmoud Darwish & Fady Joudah

Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Translation

Mahmoud Darwish was that rare literary phenomenon: a poet both acclaimed by critics as one of the most important poets in the Arab world and beloved by his...


The Heart Is Strange

by John Berryman & Daniel Swift

A lively sampling from the work of one of the most celebrated and daring poets of the twentieth century

John Berryman was perhaps the most idiosyncratic American poet of the twentieth century. Best known for...


Eternal Enemies

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh

The highway became the Red Sea.

We moved through the storm like a sheer valley.

You drove; I looked at you with love.

—from "Storm"

One of the most gifted and readable poets of his time, Adam Zagajewski is proving...


A Defense of Ardor

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh

Ardor, inspiration, the soul, the sublime: Such terms have long since fallen from favor among critics and artists alike. In his new collection of essays, Adam Zagajewski continues his efforts to reclaim for...


Cora Fry's Pillow Book

by Rosellen Brown

Through the persona of Cora Fry, a wife and mother living in a small New Hampshire town, Rosellen Brown explores the ambivalent ties of love, loyalty, marriage, and family in a series of related poems. This...


The Unsubstantial Air

by Samuel Hynes

The Unsubstantial Air is the gripping story of the Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. Much more than a traditional military history, it is an account of the excitement of becoming...


Short Poems

by John Berryman

This collection brings together in a single volume a wide range of John Berryman's earlier work. It includes the complete contents of The Dispossessed, a selection published in 1948 which has been out of print;...


Poets in Their Youth

by Eileen Simpson

In 1942, Eileen Simpson—then Eileen Mulligan—married John Berryman. Both were in their twenties; Eileen had just graduated from Hunter College and John had but one slim volume of poetry to his name. They...