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  • The Ode Less Travelledby Stephen Fry

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.36

    Stephen Fry's The Ode Less Travelled provides us with a witty and entertaining guide to the mysteries of writing poetry.. Stephen Fry believes that if you can speak and read English you can write poetry. But it is no fun if you don't know where to start or have been led to believe that Anything Goes. Stephen, who has long... more...

  • The Bardby Robert Crawford

    Random House 2011; US$ 22.27

    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...

  • Sabdalamkaradosavibhaga - Die Unterscheidung der Lautfiguren und der Fehlerby Dragomir Dimitrov

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 201.84

    Dandins "Kavyadarsa" oder ?Spiegel der Dichtkunst? (zwischen ca. 650 und 800 n. Chr. entstanden) ist eines der wichtigsten literaturtheoretischen Werke auf Sanskrit, das sich als grundlegend und maßgeblich nicht nur für die Ästhetik literarischer Werke in Indien, sondern auch in Tibet und in anderen Ländern Asiens erwiesen hat. Schon bald nach ihrer... 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...