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Poetry

  • Brown Romanticsby Manu Samriti Chander

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 85.00

    Focusing on representative nineteenth-century poets from India, British Guiana, and Australia, Brown Romantics shows how English Romantic poetry and the national traditions that sprang up in the colonies redefined each other and should therefore be read as the single formation, global Romanticism. more...

  • Housman Countryby Peter Parker

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 21.00

    A captivating exploration of A. E. Housman and the influence of his particular brand of Englishness A. E. Housman’s A Shropshire Lad made little impression when it was first published in 1896 but has since become one of the best-loved volumes of poetry in the English language. Its evocation of the English coun - tryside, thwarted love, and a... more...

  • To Hell and Backby Tim Smith; Marco Sonzogni

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 128.00

    Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) maintained that translation destroys the harmony of poetry. Yet his Commedia has been translated into English time and again over the last two-and-a-bit centuries. At last count, one-hundred and twenty-nine different translators have published at least one canticle of the Italian masterwork since the first in 1782, and... more...

  • The Songs We Know Bestby Karin Roffman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 21.00

    The first biography of an American master The Songs We Know Best , the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery—the winner of nearly every major American literary award—reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made him one of the most original and unpredictable forces of the... more...

  • Signs That Singby Heather Maring

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 74.95

    "A critically sophisticated leap forward in the study of early medieval literature, Signs that Sing issues a bold challenge to long-held preconceptions about the relationships underlying Old English poetry between past and present, pagan and Christian, and oral and literary."--Joseph Falaky Nagy, author of Conversing with Angels and Ancients: Literary... more...

  • Sonia Sanchez's Poetic Spirit through Haikuby John Zheng; Michio Arimitsu; Tiffany Austin; John J. Han; Sally Michael Hanna; Richard A. Iadonisi; Toru Kiuchi; Ce Rosenow; Meta L. Schettler; Becky Thompson

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This collection of ten critical essays is the first scholarly criticism of haiku by Sonia Sanchez. Her haiku, full of power and emotional voice for people, love, human nature, and African American experience, redefine haiku in English and African American poetic expression with her unique individuality. more...

  • Women's Poetry and Poetics in Late Imperial Chinaby Haihong Yang

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This study examines women poets and their poetry in late imperial China. The author explores the poetic forms and devices women poets employed, places their work into the context of the wider literary history of the period, and analyzes how they asserted their own agency to negotiate their literary, social, and political concerns. more...

  • Activism through Poetryby Marina Llorente; Marcella Salvi

    Hamilton Books 2017; US$ 47.00

    This anthology of critical poems in translation is a significant addition to the corpus of studies in contemporary Spanish poetry. This heterogeneous body of poems explores cultural, political, social, and ecological issues in the context of social movements emerging in contemporary Spain. more...

  • Victorian Soul-Talkby Julia F. Saville

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 111.96

    This book explores the decades between the Reform Acts of 1832 and 1884 when British poets such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Arthur Hugh Clough, Robert Browning, and Algernon Charles Swinburne, along with their transatlantic contemporary Walt Whitman, defended the civil rights of disenfranchised souls as Western nations slowly evolved toward modern... more...

  • The Olson Codexby Dennis Tedlock

    University of New Mexico Press 2017; US$ 39.95

    In The Olson Codex , Tedlock describes and examines Olson’s efforts to decipher Mayan hieroglyphics, giving Olson’s work in Mexico the place it deserves within twentieth-century poetry and poetics. more...