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  • 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$ 12.99

    "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...

  • How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13by Michaela Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 55.95

    Now in a fully revised and extended second edition, How to Teach Poetry Writing: Workshops for Ages 8-13 is a practical and activity based resource of writing workshops to help you teach poetry in the primary classroom. more...

  • Graciasby Alma Luz Villanueva

    Wings Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    A journey into the heart of Mexico and a coming home to the spirit of the author's beloved grandmother, this poetry collection documents travels throughout Mexico as well as Costa Rica, France, and the poet's country of birth, the United States. The titular poem, "Gracias," describes the three-day drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Miguel de... more...

  • The Philosophy of Styleby Herbert Spencer

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    Herbert Spencer was an English philosopher and prominent social theorist of the Victorian era. In his work The Philosophy of Style he argues that written language should be as easy to understand as possible, allowing for the most effective and efficient possible communication. His suggestions for sentence structure supported ideas on formalist rhetoric. more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 138.00

    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...

  • Pictographby Melissa Kwasny

    Milkweed Editions 2015; US$ 16.00

    “If you want the earth as it really is,? N. Scott Momaday writes, “learn it through its sacred places.? With this quote as her guiding light, Melissa Kwasny traveled to the ancient pictograph and petroglyph sites around her rural Montana home. The poems in this collection emerge from these visits and capture the natural world she encounters around... more...

  • Poetry and the Religious Imaginationby Francesca Bugliani Knox; David Lonsdale

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    What is the role of spiritual experience in poetry? How do poetic imagination and religious beliefs interact? Exploring such questions through the concept of the religious imagination, this book integrates interdisciplinary research in the area of poetry on the one hand, and theology, philosophy and Christian spirituality on the other. Established... more...

  • Conversations I've Never Hadby Caitlin Maling

    Fremantle Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Caitlin Maling?s first collection is at heart a poetry of place. Cervantes, Donnelly River, Yallingup, Fremantle, Leonora, and beyond are richly evoked in poems ranging stylistically from accomplished mature lyrics and the confessional to narratives of raw power and feeling. Restlessly questioning and frequently allusive, slipping between promise... more...

  • Otherwiseby John Dennison

    Carcanet 2015; US$ 14.57

    The poems in this debut collection by New Zealand poet John Dennison are concerned, above all, with love, and with the strange, unlooked-for manner of its appearances among us. Marked by an emotional acuity and formal deftness, Otherwise draws us into confrontations with our equivocal and finite nature. Here too, because ‘some things bear repeating?,... more...