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- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Connoisseurs of world literature need to spend some time acquainting themselves with the Divan of Hafiz, one of the foremost collections of Persian verse. Scholars agree this volume has exerted a singularly important influence on Middle Eastern culture, akin to Shakespeare's role in the sphere of Western letters. more...
- Carcanet Press Ltd. 2013; US$ 15.99
A book of geographies, this collection chronicles the poet?s history as it traces the places where he has lived and taught. Written by an immigrant, this book also masterfully tackles political topics, including the war on terror and terror itself: its causes and effects. Through sonnets, ballads, free verse, and a sinuous long line, this honest,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 18.98
In her prize-winning fourth collection, Mean Time , Carol Ann Duffy dramatizes scenes from childhood, adolescence and adulthood, finding moments of grace or consolation in memory, love and language amid the complexities of life. These are powerful poems of loss, betrayal and desire. more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 13.99
Few American readers seem to be aware that Hermann Hesse, author of the epic novels Steppenwolf and Siddhartha , among many others, also wrote poetry, the best of which the poet James Wright has translated and included in this book. This is a special volume?filled with short, direct poems about love, death, loneliness, the seasons?that is imbued... more...
- Carcanet 2013; US$ 14.51
?I should never ask / directions to my childhood?, writes Fred D?Aguiar: there is no way back home. The Rose of Toulouse is a book of geographies tracing the various places the poet has lived, their histories, and his own history as he travels away from who he was. His transformations and shifts ? between Britain, Guyana and the USA ? are his identity:... more...
- Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95
The year after his release from prison in 1897, while in Berneval, France, Wilde wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol, a poem that explored the harsh nature of prison life. It was published anonymously in England under the pseudonym of C33 (Wilde's prison number), and became his last significant work. more...
- Wind River Press 2003; US$ 5.00
With a woman's grace and a survivor's determination, Rochelle Mass has crafted The Startled Land , an epic exploration of honesty and hope in a world brocaded with the trials of everyday life and the tragedies of an embattled land. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 30.00
Introductory essays by major scholars provide individual studies of the major poets of the early seventeenth century, together with an exploration of political, social, religious and literary issues of the time, enhancing an outstandingly rich and varied body of verse by setting it in its cultural and ideological context. more...