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  • How Poets See the Worldby Willard Spiegelman

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 40.99 US$ 36.89

    This book looks closely at a handful of contemporary poets (John Ashbery, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Charles Tomlinson, and Charles Wright) and, less extensively, at some others, with an eye to explaining the art of description in poetry. How do poets see the world? What are they looking for? How do they transcribe their vision and make poems out... more...

  • The Economistby Leonard N. Neufeldt

    Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 129.99 US$ 116.99

    This major study examines Thoreau's participation in the economic discourse of his time and place. It focuses on cultural conditions in the time of Thoreau, his awareness of them, and his responses to them as a literary artist who identified his writing as his vocation. more...

  • The New Red Negroby James Edward Smethurst

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 129.99 US$ 116.99

    The New Red Negro surveys African-American poetry from the onset of the Depression to the early days of the Cold War. It considers the relationship between the thematic and formal choices of African-American poets and organized ideology from the proletarian early 1930s to the neo-modernist late 1940s. This study examines poetry by writers across... more...

  • A Historical Guide to Henry David Thoreauby William E. Cain

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 59.99 US$ 53.99

    As an essayist, philosopher, ex-pencil manufacturer, notorious hermit, tax protester, and all-around original thinker, Thoreau led so singular a life that he is in some ways a perfect candidate for the historical and biographical treatments made possible by the Historical Guides to American Authors series format. William E. Cain, the volume editor,... more...

  • A Companion to Walt Whitmanby Donald D. Kummings

    Wiley 2008; US$ 263.95 US$ 228.76

    Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leading scholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-ranging and in-depth guide to one of America’s greatest poets. Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitman available to students Designed to make readers more aware of the social and cultural contexts of Whitman’s... more...

  • Poets On Placeby W. T. Pfefferle

    Utah State University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • FOF Companion to 20th C. American Poetryby Randale Huff

    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...

  • Borealisby Jeff Humphries; Betsy Bowen

    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...

  • Sweet Machineby Mark Doty

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • Theorists of Modernist Poetryby Rebecca Beasley

    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...