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  • Nobody's Nationby Paul Breslin

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Nobody's Nation offers an illuminating look at the St. Lucian, Nobel-Prize-winning writer, Derek Walcott, and grounds his work firmly in the context of West Indian history. Paul Breslin argues that Walcott's poems and plays are bound up with an effort to re-imagine West Indian society since its emergence from colonial rule, its ill-fated attempt... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; John Dryden

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid . Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins. more...

  • Anglophone Caribbean Poetry, 1970-2001: An Annotated Bibliographyby Emily Williams

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 64.00

    Caribbean poetry written in English has been attracting growing amounts of scholarly attention. The first substantial annotated bibliography of primary and secondary materials related to the topic, this reference chronicles the development of Anglophone Caribbean poetry from 1970 through 2001. Included are nearly 900 entries for anthologies, reference... more...

  • Ancient Greek Lyricsby Willis Barnstone

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Ancient Greek Lyrics collects Willis Barnstone's elegant translations of Greek lyric poetry -- including the most complete Sappho in English, newly translated. This volume includes a representative sampling of all the significant poets, from Archilochos, in the 7th century BCE, through Pindar and the... more...

  • Ambition and Anxietyby Line Henriksen

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 105.00

    This comparative study investigates the epic lineage that can be traced back from Derek Walcott’s Omeros and Ezra Pound’s Cantos through Dante’s Divina Commedia to the epic poems of Virgil and Homer, and identifies and discusses in detail a number of recurrent key topoi . A fresh definition of the concept of genre is worked out and presented,... more...

  • Beautiful & Pointlessby David Orr

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.24

    "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...

  • Cassandraby Pierre de Ronsard; Clive Lawrence

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 19.99

    The sonnet sequence Les Amours de Cassandre, first published in 1552, established Pierre de Ronsard as the outstanding French poet of his time. He was mentioned approvingly by Montaigne, admired throughout Europe, and fêted by the French Crown and foreign monarchs such as Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I. Based to some degree on a real relationship... more...

  • Quantum Poeticsby Gwyneth Lewis

    Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    ?In this innovative series of public lectures at Newcastle University, leading contemporary poets speak about the craft and practice of poetry to audiences drawn from both the city and the university. The lectures are then published in book form by Bloodaxe, giving readers everywhere the oppor-tunity to learn what the poets themselves think about... more...

  • Where the words end and my body beginsby Amber Dawn

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    The first full-length poetry collection by the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning novel Sub Rosa . more...

  • Asian American Poets: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebookby Guiyou Huang

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 75.00

    Even though Asian American literature is enjoying an impressive critical popularity, attention has focused primarily on longer narrative forms such as the novel. And despite the proliferation of a large number of poets of Asian descent in the 20th century, Asian American poetry remains a neglected area of study. Poetry as an elite genre has not reached... more...