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  • Black Cat Boneby John Burnside

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    John Burnside's remarkable book is full of strange, unnerving poems that hang in the memory like a myth or a song. These are poems of thwarted love and disappointment, of raw desire, of the stalking beast, 'eye-teeth/and muzzle/coated with blood'; poems that recognise 'we have too much to gain from the gods, and this is why/they fail to love us';... more...

  • Where Have You Been?by Michael Hofmann

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 29.15

    Michael Hofmann - a poet, translator, and intellectual vagabond - has established himself as one of the keenest critics of contemporary literature. Safely nestled between the covers of Where Have You Been?, he offers a hand to guide us and an encouraging whisper in our ear, leading us on a trip through what to read, how to think, and why to like.... more...

  • Selected Poems of Stephen Spenderby Stephen Spender

    Faber & Faber 2015; Not Available

    Stephen Spender was born in 1909 and was educated at University College, Oxford, where his friends included W. H. Auden, C. Day Lewis, Louis MacNeice, Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward. His first book, Poems , was published by T. S. Eliot at Faber and Faber in 1933. He went to Spain during the Civil War and worked as a Republican propagandist.... more...

  • American Poets and Poetry: From the Colonial Era to the Present [2 volumes]by Jeffrey Gray; Mary Balkun; James McCorkle

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00

    The ethnically diverse scope, broad chronological coverage, and mix of biographical, critical, historical, political, and cultural entries make this the most useful and exciting poetry reference of its kind for students today. more...

  • Selected Poemsby Robert Graves

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57

    A new and essential selection from the range and bulk of Robert Graves's poetry, edited by Ulster poet Michael Longley. This edition will restore Graves to view as a major twentieth century poet, and demonstrate his manifold achievement as war poet, as love poet, and as - in the round - a secular visionary whose poems are 'inimitable, eccentric... more...

  • The Apple Trees at Olemaby Robert Hass

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?No practicing poet has more talent than Robert Hass.? ? Atlantic Monthly   The National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials , Robert Hass is one of the most revered of all living poets. With The Apple Trees at Olema, the former Poet Laureate and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize offers twenty new and selected... more...

  • Beautiful & Pointlessby David Orr

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    "David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr?s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered art form, essential reading for anyone who loves poetry, and also for those of us who mostly just admire it from afar." ?Tom Perrotta Award-winning... more...

  • Collected Poems 1950-1993by Vernon Scannell

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 20.40

    In 2002 Vernon Scannell wrote the following: 'It has been my firm belief since I first began to attempt the art of poetry that the making of a poem should be, as Yeats asserted, a difficult business. However, I have always felt reservations about what seems to me the only partially true belief , stated by both Eliot and Hopkins in their different... more...

  • A Way of Happeningby Fred Chappell

    Picador 2013; US$ 8.99

    One of our most acclaimed and versatile authors, Fred Chappell is comfortably at home in fiction, poetry, and literary criticism. A Way of Happening gathers his essays and reviews of contemporary poetry. Chappell consider new writers as well as more established authors, including Alfred Corn, William Matthews, A. R. Ammons, Linda Pastan, Julia Randall,... more...

  • The Government of the Tongueby Seamus Heaney

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    In his volume of critical essays The Government of the Tongue , Seamus Heaney scrutinizes the poetry of many masterful poets. Throughout the collection, Heaney's gifts as a wise and genial reader are exercised with characteristic exactness, and we are reminded, above all, of the essentially gratifying nature of poetry itself. more...