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Miorita

by Ernest Latham, Alexandru & Laurence Salzmann Center for Romanian Studies (May 01, 2020)

This book by words and photographs illustrates and explains the central role of the ballad Miori?a in Romanian culture. By combining the insights of an American and a Romanian scholar with a vision of Romanian...


Café after Dawn

by Xiao Yan Arcade (May 05, 2020)

For Readers of Rupi Kaur and Courtney Peppernell, a Poetic Diary that Confronts and Meditates on Love, Hope, and Despair

 

"There were two entrances to the café, but I al­ways opted for the narrower one hidden...


Selected Poems, 1968-1996

by Joseph Brodsky & Ann Kjellberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 11, 2020)

Joseph Brodsky spent his life advocating for the place of the poet in society. As Derek Walcott said of him, "Joseph was somebody who lived poetry . . . He saw being a poet as being a sacred calling." The poems...


The Idea of Perfection

by Paul Valéry & Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 13, 2020)

A fresh look into the monumental work of Paul Valéry, one of the major French literary figures of the twentieth century.

Heir to Mallarmé and the symbolists, godfather to the modernists, Paul Valéry was a...


Wilson's Night Thoughts

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

Edmund Wilson's Night Thoughts " contains an astonishing arrangement of prose and poetry composed by the author from the years 1917-1919.

"[C]haracterized by [Wilson's] spontaneity and wit. ... For Wilson followers,...


Pale Colors in a Tall Field

by Carl Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2020)

A powerful, inventive collection from one of America's most critically acclaimed poets.

Carl Phillips's new poetry collection, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, is a meditation on the intimacies of thought and body...


Living Weapon

by Rowan Ricardo Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2020)

Award-winning essayist and poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips presents a bracing renewal of civic poetry in Living Weapon.

. . . and we'd do this again

And again and again, without ever

Knowing we were the weapon ourselves,...


The More Extravagant Feast

by Leah Naomi Green Graywolf Press (April 06, 2020)

Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Li-Young Lee

The More Extravagant Feast focuses on the trophic exchanges of a human body with the world via pregnancy, motherhood,...


She Wears Pain Like Diamonds

by Alfa Castle Point Books (May 04, 2020)

From the best-selling author of I Find You in the Darkness

She's been through more hell than you'll ever know.

But that's what gives her beauty an edge.

You can't touch a woman who can wear pain

like the grandest...


Frolic and Detour

by Paul Muldoon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2019)

A new collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Though Frolic and Detour is Paul Muldoon's thirteenth collection, it shows all the energy and ambition we might generally associate with a first book. Here,...


Heed the Hollow

by Malcolm Tariq Graywolf Press (November 04, 2019)

The stirring debut from the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected and introduced by Chris Abani

Heed the Hollow introduces the work of Malcolm Tariq, whose poems explore the concept of "the bottom"...


Black Girl Magic

by Mahogany L. Browne & Jess X. Snow Roaring Brook Press (January 01, 2018)

Black Girl, they say you ain't 'posed to be here

Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most...


Postcolonial Love Poem

by Natalie Diaz Graywolf Press (March 02, 2020)

Natalie Diaz's highly anticipated follow-up to When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award

Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz's brilliant second collection...


The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon

by Jane Kenyon Graywolf Press (April 20, 2020)

"Jane Kenyon had a virtually faultless ear. She was an exquisite master of the art of poetry." --Wendell Berry

Published twenty-five years after her untimely death, The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon presents the...


The Dolphin

by Robert Lowell & Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 09, 2019)

I have sat and listened to too many

words of the collaborating muse,

and plotted perhaps too freely with my life,

not avoiding injury to others,

not avoiding injury to myself--

to ask compassion . . . this book,...


Homie

by Danez Smith Graywolf Press (January 20, 2020)

Danez Smith is our president

Homie is Danez Smith's magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith's close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy...


dayliGht

by Roya Marsh Mcd x Fsg Originals (March 30, 2020)

dayliGht is a dazzling collection of poems from a necessary new voice, at once a clarion call for stories of Black women and a rebuke of broken notions of sexuality and race.

Growing up, Roya Marsh was considered...


A Certain Clarity

by Lawrence Joseph Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 16, 2020)

A selection of poems from the celebrated poet and lawyer

Drawing from his first book, Shouting at No One, from 1983, and continuing through to his most recent, So Where Are We?, from 2017, A Certain Clarity provides...


Survival Is a Style

by Christian Wiman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2020)

Survival Is a Style, Christian Wiman's first collection of new poems in six years, may be his best book yet.

His many readers will recognize the musical and formal variety, the voice that can be tender and funny,...


If Men, Then

by Eliza Griswold Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 10, 2020)

A darkly humorous new collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Wideawake Field and Amity and Prosperity

If Men, Then, Eliza Griswold's second poetry collection, charts a radical...


Oblivion Banjo

by Charles Wright Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

The selected works of one of our finest American poets

The thread that dangles us

between a dark and a darker dark,

Is luminous, sure, but smooth sided.

Don't touch it here, and don't touch it there.

Don't touch...


Catrachos

by Roy G. Guzmán Graywolf Press (May 04, 2020)

The breathtaking debut collection from one of America's most inventive new poets

A name for the people of Honduras, Catrachos is a term of solidarity and resilience. In these unflinching, riveting poems, Roy...


Poems 1959-2009

by Frederick Seidel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2010)

These are the collected poems of a master whose work includes many of the most compelling, savage, and tender poems in the language. Frederick Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, "the best American...


The Prophet

by Khail Gilbran Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

The Prophet' is a truly ground breaking inspirational book of poetry consisting of a series of prose poems. Each poem discussing an important aspect of the human condition such as love, death, friendship, and...


Three Short Stories & Ten Poems

by Ernest Hemingway Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

Ernest Hemingway was one of America’s best known and most beloved authors. This was a his first published book. These three stories and ten poems served notice that a major new talent had arrived and the rules...


Al-Mutanabbi

by Margaret Larkin Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced...


Essential Gibran

by Suheil Bushrui & Kahlil Gibran Oneworld Publications (May 01, 2013)

Offering a wide variety of theme, occasion, mood, and form - ‘The Essential Gibran’ is a volume of selected passages celebrating Gibran's style and thought

Kahlil Gibran's essential style is captured in reflective...


The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran & Suheil Badi Bushrui Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2012)

One of the greatest poetic masterpieces now with revised and updated annotations from world-renowned Gibran expert, Professor Suheil Bushrui

Originally published in 1923, The Prophet continues to inspire millions...


Hero and Leander and other Poems

by ARRAY(0x175ca08) Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Marlowe's unfinished masterpiece, as completed by George Chapman (1598). Includes an introduction and notes by Edward Blunt.


Odes and Sonnets

by Clark Ashton Smith Feedbooks (March 25, 2018)

Short book of Clark Ashton Smith's early poetry.


The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

by Omar Khayyam Standard Ebooks (February 12, 2020)

Omar Khayyám was a medieval Iranian mathemetician, philosopher, scholar, and poet. He was thought to have composed over 1,000 rubáiyát, or quatrains, in his lifetime. Many different scholars have translated...


The Odyssey

by Homer Standard Ebooks (February 08, 2020)

The Odyssey / Homer; translated by Samuel Butler. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey...


Beowulf

by Anonymous Standard Ebooks (December 02, 2019)

Horothgar, King of the Danes, invites warriors from neighboring kingdoms to his great mead hall with the hope that one of them will solve his problem. A monster named Grendel has been terrorizing the land and...


Poetry

by William Carlos Williams Standard Ebooks (September 12, 2019)

An anthology of William Carlos Williams’ poetry collections, combining The Tempers (1913), Al Que Quiere! (1917), and Sour Grapes (1921).


Songs of a Sourdough

by Robert W. Service Standard Ebooks (July 05, 2019)

Songs of a Sourdough is a collection of poems written in 1907 by Robert W. Service while he was working as a bank teller in Whitehorse, Yukon. The best-known poems are those describing life during the Klondike...


The Prophet

by Khalil Gibran Standard Ebooks (July 18, 2019)

The Prophet is Lebanese-American writer Khalil Gibran’s best known work. In the book, the prophet Almustafa is returning home after 12 years in the fictional city of Orphalese. Before he boards his ship, he...


How to Cure a Ghost

by Fariha Róisín & Mónica Ramos Abrams Image (September 23, 2019)

A poetry compilation recounting a woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness

 

Following in the footsteps of such category killers as Milk...


Le Contre-ciel

by René Daumal & KeltonW Knight Abrams Press (February 28, 2005)

For this early 20th century French poet-philosopher, life, in its most dynamic sense, can only be experienced after the facade of self-identity has been systematically negated through a kind of metaphysical...


Circus Days and Nights

by Robert Lax Abrams Press (June 01, 2009)

Though many hold him to be one of the greatest American poets of this century, Lax has maintained a low profile, living and writing in seclusion on the Greek island of Patmos. In Circus Days & Nights, Lax's...


Christmas Is Coming!

by Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Abrams Books for Young Readers (October 14, 2019)

From The Metropolitan Museum, this Christmas treasury of stories, poems, recipes, and songs is sure to light up the holiday season

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and this richly illustrated...


Live Oak, with Moss

by Walt Whitman, Brian Selznick & Karen Karbiener Abrams ComicArts (April 08, 2019)

As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman wrote twelve poems in a small handmade book he entitled "Live Oak, With Moss." The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other...


World Make Way

by Metropolitan Museum of Art, The & Lee Bennett Hopkins Abrams Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2018)

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” —Leonardo da Vinci

 

Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, eighteen poets have written new...


Boo! Haiku

by Deanna Caswell & Bob Shea Abrams Appleseed (August 15, 2016)

Bestselling illustrator Bob Shea and poet Deanna Caswell are back, this time with a haiku book filled with frights that delight.

 

Here’s a spooky haiku just for you!

broom across the moon

pointed hat at the...


Prince of paranoia

by J.D. Lovegood Caligrama (September 28, 2018)

I am drowning here, you are just describing the water.

Like a mirror, a door to the world in a subjective way. With the belief that objectivity does not exist. Looking through the matrix, hooked to the machines....