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- Utah State University Press 2005; US$ 15.00
Out to see America and satisfy his travel bug, W. T. Pfefferle resigned from his position as director of the writing program at Johns Hopkins University and hit the road to interview sixty-two poets about the significance of place in their work. The lively conversations that resulted may surprise with the potential meanings of a seemingly simple... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 65.00
The Facts On File Companion to American Poetry is a new and indispensable encyclopedic guide to American poetry with more than 1,200 entries, ranging in length from 500 to 1,500 words. Intended for high school and college students, this invaluable resource explores the various writers, works, themes, and movements of this intriguing literary genre. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2002; US$ 20.00
Woodcuts by Betsy BowenBorealis is the North Country as spoken through the voice of Jeff Humphries, who discovers unexpected riches in the wilderness looming around his cabin. As interpreted by renowned illustrator Betsy Bowen, the subjects of the poems come to inhabit the pages of this volume; her spare and beautifully composed woodcuts reveal surprising... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 10.99
The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This work is breathtakingly immediate, stylistically varied, redemptive, and wise. His familiar landscapes are here—San Francisco,... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99
Mark Doty's last two award-winning collections of poetry, as well as his acclaimed memoir Heaven's Coast, used the devastation of AIDS as a lens through which to consider questions of loss, love and identity. The poems in his new collection, Sweet Machine, see the world from a new, hard-won perspective: A coming back to life, after so much death,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95
Modernist poetry heralded a radical new aesthetic of experimentation, pioneering new verse forms and subjects, and changing the very notion of what it meant to be a poet. This volume examines T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme and Ezra Pound, three of the most influential figures of the modernist movement, and argues that we cannot dissociate their bold, inventive... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Auguries of Innocence is the first book of poetry from Patti Smith in more than a decade. It marks a major accomplishment from a poet and performer who has inscribed her vision of our world in powerful anthems, ballads, and lyrics. In this intimate and searing collection of poems, Smith joins in that great tradition of troubadours, journeymen,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 18.00
A never-before-published book of poems by Jack Kerouac?in a deluxe package In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered around America, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or ?sketches? as he called them, on small notebooks that he kept in his shirt pockets. The poems recount his travels?New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac?s... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 75.00
Contains entries on Walt Whitman's poems, from the widely recognized "Song of Myself," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," to his minor works. It also contains entries on Whitman's family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances; and important places where he... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 49.95
It has been variously labelled Language Poetry, Language Writing, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing (after the magazine that ran from 1978 to 1981), and language-centred writing. It has been variously defined as non-referential or of diminished reference, as textual poetry or a critique of expressivism, as a reaction... more...