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  • The Bardby Robert Crawford

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.63

    No writer is more charismatic than Robert Burns and no biographer has captured his energy, brilliance and radicalism as well as Robert Crawford does in The Bard . To his international admirers Burns was a genius, a hero, a warm-hearted friend; yet to the mother of one of his lovers he was a wastrel, to a fellow poet he was 'sprung...from raking... more...

  • Poetry as Spiritual Practiceby Robert McDowell

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 20.00

    "[When we read and write poetry,] it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again." -- from the Introduction Poetry is the language of devotion in prayer, chant, and song. Reading and writing poetry creates clarity, deepens and expands spiritual inquiry, and cultivates wisdom, compassion, self-confidence,... more...

  • The Practice of Poetryby Robin Behn

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 13.99

    A distinctive collection of more than 90 effective poetry-writing exercises combined with corresponding essays to inspire writers of all levels. more...

  • The Figure of Danteby Jerome Mazzaro

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Jerome Mazzaro examines Dante's Vita Nuova as an artistic correlative to what Dante conceived as an image of himself. Specifically, he explores the structure of the work in relation to medieval views of memory, self, music, form, and interpretation, and against the facts of Dante's life and culture as we have come to know them. Originally published... more...

  • My Poetsby Maureen N. McLane

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    A thrillingly original exploration of a life lived under poetry?s uniquely seductive spell ?Oh! there are spirits of the air,? wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this stunningly original book Maureen N. McLane channels the spirits and voices that make up the music in one poet?s mind. Weaving criticism and memoir, My Poets explores a life reading... more...

  • Songs from the Steppes: The Poems of Makhtumkuliby Brian Aldiss

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    An oddity among Aldiss works - verse translations. more...

  • Meanwhileby bp Nichol; Roy Miki

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 29.95

    Meanwhile comprises a substantial collection of bpNichol?s critical writing from the mid-1960s to the year of his death, 1988. more...

  • The Browning Cyclopaedia (Routledge Revivals)by Edward Berdoe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Robert Browning, the great Victorian poet, is often claimed to be hard to understand, largely on account of the obscurity of his language, the complexity of his thought, and his poetic style. The Browning Cyclopaedia , first published in 1891, presents an exposition of the prominent ideas of each poem, as well as its tone, its sources ? historical,... more...

  • Shelleyan Erosby William A. Ulmer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In this work William Ulmer boldly advances our understanding of Shelley's concept of love by exploring eros as a figure for the poet's political and artistic aspirations. Applying a combination of deconstructive, historicist, and psychoanalytic approaches to six major poems, Ulmer follows the logic of the writing's rhetoric of love by tracing links... more...

  • The Didactic Museby Willard Spiegelman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.00

    Writing with the vigor and elan that readers have come to expect from his many astute reviews and essays, Willard Spiegelman maintains that contemporary American poets have returned to the poetic aims of an earlier era: to edify, as well as to delight, and thus to serve the "didactic muse." What Spiegelman says about individual poets--such as Nemerov,... more...