Poetry

Adrienne Rich's Poetry and Prose
In both poetry and prose, the editors have chosen selections intended to give readers a clear sense of Rich's evolution and accomplishment. Many of the poems in this expanded collection are from Rich's five recent volumes The Dream of a Common...

08.01.2017

The Collected Poetry
i've had this book sitting around for sometime.although he deploys the similar tactics of surrealist defamiliarization, the inassimilable insurgent caliban clamor is always right there.a gaggle of delights when intoned do expressly jut upon...

28.05.2014

If You're Not Here, Please Raise Your Hand
For every student who’s ever worried about spending a lifetime in the third grade and for every teacher who’s faced a class where nobody remembered to bring milk money, these thirty-eight poems capture the excitement, challenge,...

28.08.2014

Obliviously On He Sails
Does the Bush Administration sound any better in rhyme? In this biting array of verse, it at least sounds funnier. Calvin Trillin employs everything from a Gilbert and Sullivan style, for describing George Bush’s rescue in the South Carolina primary...

17.02.2016

A Visit to William Blake's Inn
Overall, this is probably a 4 star book, but it gets bumped up to 5 stars for having my favorite children's poem of all time in it. It's called "The King of Cats Sends a Postcard to His Wife" and you can 29.01.2016

Sonnets from the Portuguese
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was a prolific writer and reviewer in the Victorian period, and in her lifetime, her reputation as a poet was at least as great as that of her husband, poet Robert Browning. Some of her poetry has been noted in recent...

16.11.2016

عاشقانه‌ها و کبود
زندگی نامه مهدی اخوان ثالثمهدی اخوان...

17.12.2014

Stepping Stones
Widely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of numerous critical studies, but no book-length portrait has appeared before now. Through his own lively and eloquent reminiscences, "Stepping Stones "retraces the...

06.05.2014

Bang!
Henry Rollins (born Henry Lawrence Garfield; often referred to simply as Rollins) is an American singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, author, actor and publisher.After joining the short-lived Washington, D.C. band State of Alert in 1980,...

17.03.2017

Pulbiber Mahallesi
İzmir doğumlu (1970-23 Temmuz 2011). Liseyi İzmir'de tamamladı. Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi'ni bitirdi. İlk şiirleri Sombahar ve Ludingirra dergilerinde yayımlandı. İlk...

06.03.2017

The Colossus and Other Poems
With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with spectacular force. In such classics as "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "The Disquieting Muses," "I Want, I Want," and "Full...

18.11.2017

The Poet's Work
Born in the early years of the 20th century, in Lithuania, Czeslaw Milosz, a self-described connoisseur of heavens and abysses has produced a corpus of poems, essays, memoirs, and fiction of great depth and range. In The Poet's Work, Leonard Nathan...

06.04.2015

Voyage
This book is sure to capture the imaginations of young readers. A charmingly illustrated poem by former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins takes us on a journey that features magical transformations and makes a nautical adventure out of the act of...

07.08.2015

Night Picnic
The poems in Charles Simic's new collection evoke a variety of settings and images, from New York City to small New England towns; from crowds spilling onto the sidewalk on a hot summer night to an abandoned wooden church and a car graveyard...

30.12.2012

The Book of the Body
Short & stunning. "Ellen West" is the keynote speaker here, but each poem (there are only five) has its own character & miniaturized world.

25.07.2014

Extremities
Rae Armantrout (born 13 April 1947) is an American poet generally associated with the Language poets. Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California but grew up in San Diego. She has published ten books of poetry and has also been featured in a number...

29.11.2012

Surrealist Painters and Poets
In 1951 Robert Motherwell published a collection of writings called The Dada Painters and Poets: An Anthology. Conceived as a sequel to that volume, Surrealist Painters and Poets: An Anthology does for Surrealism what Motherwell's book did for...

05.11.2015

40 Watts
Nicely-made & nicely-glimmer-filled. I don't remember much of it, except having enjoyed it and having wanted a little more architecture. Should re-read.

14.05.2015

Hormone Jungle
Open Christina s scrapbook and enter a world where girls rule and boys drool, where hormones rage, and where poetry captures the impassioned, lovesick, humiliated, and hilarious voice of the middle school student. College-bound Christina Curtis...

05.02.2016

The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2011
Continuing in a long-established tradition of poetry excellence, this collection of 50 poems is culled from Canadian literary magazines and journals published in 2010. The handpicked selection includes the best, and most current, representations of...

05.02.2017

Slow Dance Heartbreak Blues
Photina HaumschiltGenre: PoetrySlow Dance Heart Break Rules is a collection of poetry by Arnold Adoff. Adoff hits on major themes and situations that young adults deal with on a daily basis. He includes poems about...

11.08.2014

In For Winter, Out For Spring
Grade: K-1 (and 2)Topic: Seasons (winter & spring)This book is told through the eyes of a little girl and her experiences through winter and spring. Although students learn about seasons in the lower grades, this book would actually...

10.09.2015

Selected Poems
This collection of Trakl's essential poetry contains the two books published in his lifetime, "Gedichte "(Poems', 1913) and "Sebastian im Traum" (Sebastian in a Dream', 1914), together with the later poems published in the magazine "Der Brenner"...

27.09.2017

Sohrab and Rustum
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text...

03.04.2017

One Leaf Rides the Wind
A young girl makes her way slowly through a Japanese garden where she spots one leaf, two carved temple dogs, three miniature bonsai, and four startled birds. This counting book introduces the youngest readers to the beauty and hidden secrets of a...

13.11.2013

Pretty
"There is always a roiling subtext beneath the seemingly placid surfaces and tones of Chinquee's pieces, a dichotomy which speaks to deep truths about the human condition. Kim Chinquee is a true artist with a true vision, and Pretty is a...

14.11.2014

Laus Ptolemaei
He made his literary debut in the Tribuna literary magazine.For much of his career, Stănescu was a contributor to and editor of Gazeta Literară, România Literară and Luceafărul.His...

25.12.2014

The Art of Love
It may have been written in the days of chariot races, gladiators, and emperors, but this new translation of the best teacher in history on the subject of love contains enduringly useful and entertaining adviceAre you a...

09.10.2015

Superba è la notte
La vicenda poetica di Alda Merini comincia nel 1953 con una silloge intitolata "La presenza di Orfeo": un riferimento, quello al cantore che scese nell'Ade per strappare alla morte la moglie Euridice, che ha in sé la spiegazione della missione...

03.06.2013

گناه دريا
گرمی آتش خورشید فسردمهرگان زد به جهان رنگ...

10.01.2015

Listening to Africa
I don't think I have ever read a book that packed so much emotion into so few pages. This poetry collection, written by Diana M. Raab isn't just about her trip to Africa with her family. The poems are about her healing and what her life and family...

15.02.2015

The Lives and Works of the English Romantic Poets (Great Courses, #2477)
Lecture 1: Romantic BeginningsLecture 2: Wordsworth and the Lyrical BalladsLecture 3: Life and Death, Past and PresentLecture 4: Epic Ambitions and AutobiographyLecture 5: Spots of Time and Poetic GrowthLecture 6: Coleridge and...

15.05.2013

House and Fire
"A child is very ill; there is a hospital. . . . The subject is as basic as a bowl and a nail, wood and a house, and a house on fire." —Fanny Howe, from the introductionHouse and Fire is a mother's love song to her stricken young...

14.03.2014

Science and Other Poems
Alison Hawthorne Deming brings to her first collection of verse the kinds of scrupulous observation and clear-eyed analysis that characterize scientific inquiry as well as a poet's eye for the telling moment. Science and Other Poems establishes...

28.12.2014

Eye Level
Jane Shore, Eye Level (U. Massachusetts, 1977)Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry, this little volume was Jane Shore's first. She's published three more since then (as of this writing), and still hasn't even achieved the fame of such...

02.01.2016

50 Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson was a prolific poet, writing nearly 1,800 known pieces. Only 7 of these, however, were published before her death in 1886. This 50-poem collection includes such selections as "Forbidden Fruit," "I Had a Guinea Golden," and "Love's...

06.12.2015

The Best Loved Poems of James Whitcomb Riley
As an Indiana girl, I grew up with James Whitcomb Riley, especially growing up just outside the small town of Rennselaer which is featured in one of Riley's best known poems, 'Little Cousin Jasper'. James Whitcomb Riley has the amazing ability to...

15.08.2015

In Parenthesis
"This writing has to do with some things I saw, felt, and was part of": With quiet modesty, David Jones introduces one of the grandest imaginative efforts to grapple with World War I. Fusing poetry and prose, gutter-speech and high music, Jones...

25.01.2014

Spontaneous Mind
From his conversation with the conservative William F. Buckley on PBS to his testimony at the Chicago Seven trial to his passionate riffs on Cezanne, Blake, Whitman, and Pound, the interviews collected in Spontaneous Mind, chronologically...

15.05.2013

The Complete Poems
Poet, novelist, critic, and teacher, Randall Jarrell was a diverse literary talent with a distinctive voice, by turns imaginative, realistic, sensitive, and ironic. His poetry, whether dealing with art, war, memories of childhood, or the loneliness...

28.09.2017

Creating Poetry
Poets can't impose their will on the muse. That's why it's so important that you write regularly, keep reworking your drafts, and experiment in your writing. This book will help you by offering advice, inspiration, and hundreds of exercises to get...

29.03.2014

Rilke's Book of Hours
At the beginning of this century, a young German poet returned from a journey to Russia, where he had immersed himself in the spirituality he discovered there. He "received" a series of poems about which he did not speak for a long time - he...

10.06.2013

Home/Birth
I loved this book. As soon as I got it from the library, I started reading it and didn't put it down for a couple of hours, reading almost all of it, skipping to the end, crying a little. It's really an incredible document of an honest, powerful,...

26.07.2014

The Complete Poems
The central thematic concerns of Shelley’s poetry are largely the same themes that defined Romanticism, especially among the younger English poets of Shelley’s era: beauty, the passions, nature, political liberty, creativity, and the sanctity of the...

07.10.2017

Different Dances
a modern ballet where lovers are ground to hamburger wives are turned into chairs TV sets eat people flowers grow from children's heads God is uncovered -- and re-covered and men are hung by the...

12.06.2013

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century - in any language" - Gabriel García Márquez"In his work a continent awakens to consciousness." So wrote the Swedish...

20.10.2014

All The Small Poems
All The Small Poems is a collection of short poems. Each poem focuses on an animal or inanimate object of some type. They are short, simple and descriptive.In the many poems that I read from this collection, the majority did not rhyme. The poems...

28.09.2014

White Flock
Anna Akhmatova (June 23, 1889 - March 5, 1966) is considered by many to be one of the greatest Russian poets of the Silver Age. Her works range from short lyric love poetry to longer, more complex cycles, such as Requiem, a tragic depiction of the...

17.07.2015

Voices of Light
These are the voices of women who, throughout the ages, yearned for self-realization and union with the divine. The words of the first known poet were chiseled on cuneiform tablets four thousand years ago. Her name was Enheduanna; she was a moon...

04.08.2015

As We Know
I like how Ashbery can set up a subject he could never really describe, acknowledge the act of writing, then, is a paradox, and then complain the whole time about how impossible it would be to write about that moment. If the poems weren't so...

03.01.2018

A Certain Slant of Sunlight
Poetry. Berrigan's last collection of poems, these were written originally on postcards with drawings by the author; photos of some of the postcards are included. His widow, Alice Notley, has written an introduction in which she characterizes the...

25.08.2015

The Collected Poems of Sara Teasdale (Sonnets to Duse and Other Poems, Helen of Troy and Other Poems, Rivers to the Sea, Love Songs, and Flame and Sha
Sara Teasdale (1883-1924) became one of the most praised lyric poets of the early twentieth century. In "The Collected Poems," five of Teasdale's books of poems are brought together, demonstrating her varied output. Teasdale examines love, loss, and...

23.03.2014

The Best American Poetry 1990
People love to hate Jorie Graham, but this was probably the single best manifestation of the BAP poetry so far. She made stellar picks, from Gustaf Sobin to Emily Hiestand...she showed she's a great reader with this anthology. This one and Hejinian...

18.06.2016

Selected Poems
With an ear tuned to the most delicate musical effects, an eye for exact and heterogeneous details, and a mind bent on experiment, Louis Zukofsky was preeminent among the radical Objectivist poets of the 1930s. This is the first collection to draw...

23.12.2012

Special Orders
In Special Orders, the renowned poet Edward Hirsch brings us a new series of tightly crafted poems, work that demonstrates a thrilling expansion of his tone and subject matter. It is with a mixture of grief and joy that Hirsch examines what...

17.01.2014

We Real Cool
While I'm certainly not a poetry aficionado (or a fan of modern literature or American lit at that), I find this short poem by Gwendolyn Brooks both enjoyable and insightful. The rhythm she infuses in these right short lines makes the poem a fun...

11.03.2013

Robert Duncan
Profoundly original yet insistent on the derivative quality of his work, transgressive yet affirmative of tradition, Robert Duncan (1919-1988) was a generative force among American poets, and his poetry and poetics establish him as a major figure in...

07.11.2013

Leichter als Luft
Bilingual Edition -- German/EnglishHans Magnus Enzensberger is Germany's most important and influential living poet, a lightning rod in a stormy political and cultural landscape. (Translations of his Kiosk and Selected Poems have also been...

30.03.2015

Porphyria's Lover
“Porphyria’s Lover” is a poem by Robert Browning written in 1842. Browning wrote this poem in the first person, which allows us to experience the story through the writer’s eyes. This poem reminds me of a quote by Rumi: “Life is a balance of holding...

10.02.2014

Firefly Under the Tongue
Born in 1951 in Mexico City, Coral Bracho has published half a dozen books of poems including the groundbreaking El ser que va a morir (1982) which changed the course of Mexican poetry. Her exquisite long-lined poems evoke the sensual realm...

18.10.2014

Poetical Works
Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as Chaucer) (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier. He was also known for his boyish good...

24.02.2014

Doubleheader
he has been with me for so long i forget sometimes how he sweetened my heart while raging and pleading for us to cease our self-destructive folly, and how he modeled the potential of words and letters as graphic elements.this doubleheader is the...

12.06.2017

Selected Poems
Matthew Arnold is not only a significant poet, but also a critic of the Victorian age. It is partly because a prose-writer's intelligence shapes his finest poetry that he is set "somewhat apart". Believing that poetry should be "a criticism of...

24.03.2016

Up Country
First read, two stars, second read three, now a four. That might be my definition of good poetry: what looks simple at first glance needs more time.BeansHaving planted...

04.10.2017

Complete Poems
I enjoyed: The TreeWhen my door is shut and my lamp has gone outand I sit in twilight’s breathing wrapped,then I feel around me move branches, a tree’s branches.In my room where no one else livesthe tree spreads a...

10.04.2014

The Naked Bear
Mother of the writers Augusten Burroughs and John Elder Robison.

13.10.2017

Betjeman's England
For more than half a century, Betjeman's writings have awakened readers to the intimacy of English places—from the smell of gaslight in suburban churches, to the hissing of backwash on a shingle beach. Betjeman is England's greatest typologist:...

29.10.2015

This Bed Our Bodies Shaped
Besides her young-adult modernizations of classic literature—such as Jane and the recently released Catherine—April Linder has also made a name for herself in poetry. This particular poetry collection, This Bed Our Bodies Shaped, showcases her...

25.11.2015

Gita-govinda
Jayadeva's Gitagovinda is a lyrical account of the illicit springtime love affair of Krishna and Radha, a god and goddess manifesting on earth as a cowherd and milkmaid for the sake of relishing the sweet miseries and rapturous delights of erotic...

02.01.2016

First of the Last Chances
Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 27 countries. In 2013, her latest novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Two of...

14.02.2017

Six Modernist Moments in Poetry
This study of six modernist poems by six different poets demonstrates the multiple facets of modernism. By showing not only what the poets and poems have in common but also by exploring their remarkable diversity, David Young reveals that the...

26.01.2013

The Flying Spring Onion
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21.08.2014

A Flame for the Touch That Matters
"Michael Lassell is a master of the necessary word. In an age of tepid and whining verse, his bawdy and bittersweet songs are like a plunge into cold champagne". -- Paul MonetteMichael Lassell's last book of poems was hailed as a defining work of...

18.11.2014

"A"
River that must turn full after I stop dying Song, my song, raise grief to music Light as my loves thought, the few sickSo sick of wrangling: thus weeping, Sounds of light, stay in her keeping And my son's face - this much for...

25.06.2014

Manthology
Why focus an anthology of poems on the male experience when, for centuries, men have pretty much dominated everything from politics to the literary canon? Hasn't everything that can be said about the male experience already been said? This...

13.07.2015

Mulga Bill's Bicycle
author: A.B. "Banjo" Patersonillustrator: 28.07.2013

Writing Dangerous Poetry
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17.04.2018

mannen utan väg
Med mannen utan väg ville Erik Lindegren (1910-1968) gestalta en ny tidsanda, den moderna människans livskänsla. För sitt tema skapade han en egen variant på sonetten, fjortonradiga dikter med versraderna uppställda...

13.09.2014

The Undercards
Poems about fighters who box or wrestle before the main event.

06.05.2017

Remains of a Future City
Vibrant and multilayered, this collection of poems takes the imagined city as its inspiration, but is equally open to the suggestions offered by keenly observed details. The natural world and the multiple variations of the built environment—from...

17.10.2014

The Collected Poems of Nikos Kavadias
Bilingual edition. English translation and Greek original in opposite pages.Modern Greeks dominate the world's merchant marine; ancient Greeks like Homer's Odysseus sailed the Mediterranean and beyond. But what do we know about shipboard...

10.07.2013

The Temple Gate Called Beautiful
I admit some skepticism about the book after reading the first few poems, which felt like forced syntheses with Dante and Odysseus, and just being silly with them, but not so smart silly. However, I am such a sucker for gargantuan poems like this....

26.10.2013

On Lies, Secrets, and Silence
I've been considering getting a gun since the Isla Vista shootings. My pacifist ideals are all very well, but it's my sister I'm concerned with, my sister who once desired to go to UC Santa Barbara, to commit to four years amongst that population...

25.01.2017

I Shall Not Be Moved
In her first book of poetry since Why Don't You Sing? Maya Angelou, bestselling author of the classic autobiography I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, writes with lyric, passionate intensity that reaches out to touch the...

11.05.2015

Worlds Afire
In his first full-length poetic work, celebrated poetry anthologist Paul B. Janeczko creates a stirring fictional account of the 1944 Hartford circus fire.One summer afternoon in 1944, hundreds of circus lovers crowded under...

05.08.2014

Byron's Poetry
George Gordon Byron (aka Lord Byron), later Noel, 6th Baron Byron of Rochdale FRS was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and...

14.04.2016

Epigrams, Volume III, Books 11-14. (Loeb Classical Library No. 480)
It was to celebrate the opening of the Roman Colosseum in 80 CE that Martial published his first book of poems, "On the Spectacles." Written with satiric wit and a talent for the memorable phrase, the poems in this collection record the broad...

09.05.2014

The Oxford Book Of Welsh Verse In English
Professor of English from 1940, writer, translator and academic. Chairman of the Welsh Arts Council, CBE, holder of the Knight's Cross of the Order of the Falcon (1963) and the Commander's Cross (1987) of Iceland.

19.07.2016

Preoccupations
Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney's first collection of prose, "Preoccupations," begins with a vivid account of his early years on his father's farm in Northern Ireland and his coming of age as a student and teacher in Belfast. Subsequent essays include...

27.03.2017

To My Husband and Other Poems
From America's first poet — a splendid selection of poems encompassing everything from lyric verses addressed to her husband and children to somber epitaphs on the deaths of her mother, father, and grandchildren. Poems grouped according to category...

22.06.2018

Prison Poems
Night and silence.Only footsteps and shouts of the guards.Do you not hear it in this silenced house, shaking, breaking, and collapsing, as hundreds kindle the glowing emberof their hearts?'When I was in prison, no writings encouraged me more than...

05.09.2015

What Became of Wystan?
In this lucid and balanced treatise Alan Jacobs reveals the true parameters of Auden's change after the poet's move to America in 1939. By carefully examining poems that represent transitional moments in Auden's thinking, Jacobs identifies the...

24.08.2016

Major American Poets, The Mentor Book of
A compact anthology of 3 centuries of poetry by 20 great American poets.

03.02.2018

Cameo Diner
Matt Miller's language is visually powerful, sensual, masculine; his imagery full of spit and struggle. A refreshing and stirring new poetic voice.

12.07.2017

Further Adventures with You
In an acclaimed collection of taut, sensual poetry, award-winning poet C.D. Wright interweaves familiar, coloquial speech with strikingly inventive language, leaving each poem a distinctive entity, yet interconnected by linked metaphors and images.

04.05.2013

Amoretti
EDMUND SPENSER: AMORETTI The Amoretti by Edmund Spenser is one of the great Elizabethan cycles of love poetry. The Amoretti cycle of poems is printed here in full, with each sonnet on its own on a page.This is beautiful poetry, poems of...

02.05.2017

Volatile
Poetry. In this book, Kimiko Hahn manages to take the air of atrocity we breathe in daily and turn it into fierce political/ lyrical poetry, in the tradition of Shelley's The Masque of Anarchy. Current events ripped open and the entrails exposed in...

21.11.2017

Elene; Judith; Athelstan, or the Fight at Brunanburh; Byrhtnoth, or the Fight at Maldon; And the Dream of the Rood
CONTENTS. Constantine sees the vision ofthe rood . . . . . . Constantine is victorious, the sign is explained, and he is bnptlzed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helena sets out on her journey in search of the cross, and arrives at Jerusalem . . . ....

07.02.2014

Mites to Mastodons
From as little as the snail to as big as the giraffe, from the thundering mastodon of long ago to the ordinary backyard squirrel of today, the animals in this book inspire our imagination.Here is a fascinating cornucopia that exudes a...

21.02.2018