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  • Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Lifeby Jonathan Bate

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2015 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE A magisterial life of Ted Hughes ? identified recently as the only English poet since the First World War with a claim to true greatness and one of Britain?s most important writers ? to be published on National Poetry Day by prize-winning biographer Jonathan Bate. 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...

  • Generations of Texas Poetsby Dave Oliphant

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Dave Oliphant is widely considered the finest poetry critic ever produced by Texas. This volume brings together some 40 years of essays, articles, and reviews on the topic of Texas poetry -- its history as well as addressing individual poets and their books. Only one other book in the last two decades addressed the topic, and Generations of Texas... more...

  • Outside the Marginsby Robert Bonazzi

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    San Antonio Express-News poetry columnist Robert Bonazzi gathers 20 years of reviews and profiles, essays and articles in Outside the Margins . Bonazzi focuses on poets and writers from Texas, the Southwest, Mexico and Latin America. His criticism finds threads of mutual interests, shared sources of inspiration, and stylistic confluences. He focuses... more...

  • War Wisdomby Christian P. Potholm

    UPA 2015; US$ 64.99

    War Wisdom looks at the way societies and cultures throughout history have viewed warfare and contrary to many assumptions about warfare, the author finds a dozen key themes which are duplicated across time, space, countries and peoples. Students of military history will find these themes both surprising and illuminating. more...

  • The Ruined Elegance: Poemsby Fiona Sze-Lorrain

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    In her new collection, Fiona Sze-Lorrain offers a nuanced yet dynamic vision of humanity marked by perils, surprises, and the transcendence of a ?ruined elegance.? Through an intercultural journey that traces lives, encounters, exiles, and memories from France, America, and Asia, the poet explores a rich array of historical and literary allusions... more...

  • How Poems Thinkby Reginald Gibbons

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    To write or read a poem is often to think in distinctively poetic ways?guided by metaphors, sound, rhythms, associative movement, and more. Poetry?s stance toward language creates a particular intelligence of thought and feeling, a compressed articulation that expands inner experience, imagining with words what cannot always be imagined without them.... more...

  • Sebald's Visionby Carol Jacobs

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    W. G. Sebald?s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. Through his inventive use of narrative form and juxtaposition of image and text, Sebald?s work has offered readers new ways to think about remembering and... more...

  • The Best American Poetry 2015by David Lehman; Sherman Alexie

    Scribner 2015; US$ 18.99 US$ 13.50

    The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues with an exceptional volume edited by award-winning novelist and poet Sherman Alexie. Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry has become a mainstay for the direction and spirit of American poetry. Each volume in the series presents the year?s most extraordinary new poems and... more...

  • Translation as Museby Elizabeth Marie Young

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Poetry is often said to resist translation, its integration of form and meaning rendering even the best translations problematic. Elizabeth Marie Young disagrees, and with  Translation as Muse , she uses the work of the celebrated Roman poet Catullus to mount a powerful argument that translation can be an engine of poetic invention. Catullus... more...