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  • Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasureby William Logan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Walden and Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    The oft-quoted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for two works: Walden and Civil Disobedience . Walden , first published in 1854, documents the time Thoreau spent living with nature in a hand-built cabin in the woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. A minor work in its own time, Walden burgeoned in popularity during the counter... more...

  • Free Verseby Charles O. Hartman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To make sense of free verse" in theory or in practice, the whole study of prosody--the function of rhythm in poetry--must be revised and rethought. Stating this as the issue that poets and critics have faced in the past century, Charles Hartman takes up the challenge and develops a theory of prosody that includes the most characteristic forms of twentieth-century... more...

  • Whitman among the Bohemiansby Joanna Levin; Edward Whitley

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    For several years just before and just after his 1860 edition of  Leaves of Grass  appeared, Walt Whitman regularly frequented Pfaff?s beer cellar in downtown Manhattan. The basement bar was the very center of mid-nineteenth-century American bohemian activity and was heavily patronized by writers, artists, musicians, actors, intellectuals,... more...

  • Acts of Mindby Richard Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    ?There have been any number of books of interview with contemporary writers, but none precisely like this one. The author/editor has somehow managed to get these very different poets to follow his lead and (in many cases for the first time anywhere) to reveal much about their intellectual habits, assumptions, and preconceptions.  In almost every... more...

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau's Civil Disobedienceby Bob Pepperman Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 28.95

    Since its publication in 1849, Henry David Thoreau?s Civil Disobedience has influenced protestors, activists and political thinkers all over the world. Including the full text of Thoreau?s essay, The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau?s Civil Disobedience explores the context of his writing, analyses different interpretations of the text and considers... more...

  • Lucifer in Harnessby Edwin S. Fussell

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    For nearly two hundred years the rebellious American poet has been reluctantly harnessed to the English language and literary tradition. In a triptych of essays, Edwin Fussell attempts "to explore the fundamental dilemma of American poetry as it appears in the three crucial fields of meter, metaphor, and poetic diction, the three crucial fields of... more...

  • A Sense of Regardby Laura McCullough

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    A Sense of Regard , says Laura McCullough, “is an effort to collect the voices of living poets and scholars in thoughtful and considered exfoliation of the current confluence of poetry and race, the difficulties, the nuances, the unexamined, the feared, the questions, and the quarrels across aesthetic camps and biases.”. The contributors... more...

  • Marsh Boy and other Poemsby ebinyo ogbowei

    Kraft Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Marsh Boy and other Poems is a welcome contribution to the tradition of poetry devoted to the revolutionary struggles of the people of the oil-rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The poems celebrate the radical spirit of the oppressed and exploited people in their relentless quest for equity, equality, and justice. They are songs of anguish, revenge,... more...

  • Ghostly Figuresby Ann Keniston

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    From Sylvia Plath?s depictions of the Holocaust as a group of noncohering ?bits? to AIDS elegies? assertions that the dead posthumously persist in ghostly form and Susan Howe?s insistence that the past can be conveyed only through juxtaposed ?scraps,? the condition of being too late is one that haunts post-World War II American poetry. This is a poetry... more...