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  • Leaves of Grassby Walt Whitman

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 5.95

    Leaves of Grass is a collection of poems by Walt Whitman originally published in 1855 at the poet's own expense. Criticized when first released for Whitman's use of free verse and his rather racy depictions of sexual love and the senses, Leaves of Grass is a celebration of the human form, the material world and nature. more...

  • Rumi: Bridge to the Soulby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    2007 is the "Year of Rumi," and who better than Coleman Barks, Rumi's unlikely, supremely passionate ambassador, to mark the milestone of this great poet's 800th birthday? Barks, who was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Persian language and literature by the University of Tehran for his thirty years of translating Rumi, has collected and... 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...

  • Gods and Mortalsby Nina Kossman

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    This anthology gathers the great 20th-century myth-inspired poems from around the world, by the likes of Valery, Yeats, Lawrence, Rilke, Akhmatova, and Auden writing in the first half of the century to contemporary poets such as Lucille Clifton, Derek Walcott, Rita Dove and Wislawa Szymborska. more...

  • Love Poems from Godby Various; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 17.00

    Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz In this luminous collection, Daniel Ladinsky ? best known for his gifted and bestselling interpretations of the great Sufi poet Hafiz ? brings together the timeless work of twelve... more...

  • Poets and Poemsby Harold Bloom

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 45.00

    In this volume, Bloom considers poets Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, William Shakespeare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Butler Yeats, and many others. more...

  • Bartlett's Poems for Occasionsby Geoffrey O'Brien; Billy Collins

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 11.99

    Bartlett's Poems for Occasions, an entertaining, thought-provoking companion to the bestselling Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, is the book to turn to for any circumstance-from birth to death and everything in between. Under the direction of esteemed poet and writer Geoffrey O'Brien, Bartlett's Poems for Occasions will inspire you to turn to poetry... more...

  • The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Doorby Robert Bly; Leonard Lewisohn

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing... more...

  • Science in Modern Poetryby John Holmes

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 74.96

    Over the last thirty years, more and more critics and scholars have come to recognize the importance of science to literature. 'Science in Modern Poetry: New Directions' is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on what poets in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have made of the scientific developments going on around them.... more...