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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...

  • 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...

  • Walt Whitmanby Milton Hindus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. more...

  • Encyclopedia of American Poetryby Eric L. Haralson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    With contributions from over 100 scholars, the Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Centry provides essays on the careers, works, and backgrounds of more than 100 nineteenth-century poets. It also provides entries on specialized categories of twentieth-century verse such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Native American... more...

  • Encyclopedia of American Poetryby Eric L. Haralson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 240.00

    The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for... more...

  • Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasureby William Logan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    William Logan has been a thorn in the side of American poetry for more than three decades. Though he has been called the “most hated man in American poetry,? his witty and articulate reviews have reminded us how muscular good reviewing can be. These new essays and reviews take poetry at its word, often finding in its hardest cases the greatest reasons... more...