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  • Questions of Possibilityby David Caplan

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 37.99

    Examines the particular forms that contemporary American poets favor and those they neglect. The poets' choices reveal both their ambitions and their limitations, the possibilities they discover, and the traditions they find unimaginable. The poetic forms discussed include: the sestina, ghazal, love sonnet, ballad, and heroic couplet. more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Walt Whitmanby M. Jimmie Killingsworth

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 22.00

    Focusing on his masterpiece Leaves of Grass, this book provides a foundation for the study of Whitman. more...

  • Leaves of Grassby Susan Belasco

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    Contains seventeen essays by pre-eminent scholars representing a variety of critical perspectives that focus on Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". This book features contributors who treat Whitman's poetry, his biography, his politics, his reception in the United States and abroad, race and ethnic issues, and nineteenth-century America. more...

  • Walk On The Wild Sideby Nicholas Christopher

    Touchstone 2010; US$ 17.95

    "Walk on the Wild Side," the first anthology to plumb the maze of American urban life, gives us the city in all its forms: ethnic, economic, religious, political, sexual, intellectual. Poet and novelist Nicholas Christopher has chosen 115 poems from sixty poets, representing more than twenty cities. These are not just poems "about" cities, or with... more...

  • Walden x 40by Robert B. Ray

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    In 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved from his parents? house in Concord, Massachusetts, to a one-room cabin on land owned by his mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson. After 26 months he transformed his stay in the woods into one of the most famous events in American history. In Walden x 40, adopting Thoreau?s own compositional method, Robert B. Ray takes up... more...

  • Everyday Readingby Mike Chasar

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    Everyday Reading is the first full-length critical study of the culture surrounding American popular and commercial poetry in the twentieth century. Exploring poetry scrapbooks, old-time radio show recordings, advertising verse, corporate archives, and Hallmark greeting cards, among other unconventional sources, Mike Chasar casts American poetry as... more...

  • Guy Vernonby John Townsend Trowbridge; William Logan

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 66.00

    Many writers are deservedly forgotten, yet not every act of erasure is just. John Townsend Trowbridge (1827−1916) was a prolific American writer whose novels, plays, and poems, though critically acclaimed in his day, have with good reason not been remembered. He wrote one poem, however, that has been unfairly consigned to oblivion. Guy Vernon... more...

  • Pursuing Privacy in Cold War Americaby Deborah Nelson

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    Pursuing Privacy in Cold War America explores the relationship between confessional poetry and constitutional privacy doctrine, both of which emerged at the end of the 1950s. While the public declarations of the Supreme Court and the private declamations of the lyric poet may seem unrelated, both express the upheavals in American notions of privacy... more...

  • At the Drop of a Hatby Susan Lacey

    Grosvenor House Publishing 2013; US$ 7.28

    Susan Lacey, A Chilterns Poet, debuts in this, her first ever book featuring a wide selection of her poetry used when performing, as well as a more varied selection from her repertoire. Susan has become synonymous for her poetry and music, with performance poetry taking centre stage. Susan?s poetry mixes the humorous with the serious in an amazing... more...

  • Poems Containing Historyby Gary Grieve-Carlson

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 84.99

    Poems Containing History: Twentieth-Century American Poetry?s Engagement with the Past , by Gary Grieve-Carlson, argues that twentieth-century American poetry has ?contained? and helped its readers to think about history in a variety of provocative and powerful ways. Tracing the discussion of the relationship between poetry and history from Aristotle?s... more...