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  • Free Verseby Charles O. Hartman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To make sense of free verse" in theory or in practice, the whole study of prosody--the function of rhythm in poetry--must be revised and rethought. Stating this as the issue that poets and critics have faced in the past century, Charles Hartman takes up the challenge and develops a theory of prosody that includes the most characteristic forms of twentieth-century... more...

  • Eugene Oneginby Alexander Pushkin; Stanley Mitchell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Eugene Onegin is the master work of the poet whom Russians regard as the fountainhead of their literature. Set in 1820s Russia, Pushkin's verse novel follows the fates of three men and three women. Engaging, full of suspense, and varied in tone, it contains a large cast of characters and offers the reader many literary, philosophical, and autobiographical... more...

  • Banjoby Paul Terry

    Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 22.72

    A timely re-examination of the life of Australia's best-loved poet and storyteller - the man whose works captured the essence of the Australian spirit. more...

  • Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Formby Ewan James Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Argues that Coleridge's most important philosophical ideas were expressed not through theoretical argument but through his poems. more...

  • The Penguin Book of American Verseby Geoffrey Moore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    A classic anthology of American poetry, from the colonial beginnings in the seventeenth century right through to the twentieth century. From Anne Bradstreet to Ralph Waldo Emerson, from William Carlos Williams to Walt Whitman, from Emily Dickenson to Ai, this collection ranges widely across the American poetic spectrum. more...

  • Selected Poems: Blakeby William Blake

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Writer and religious rebel, William Blake ((1757-1827) sowed the seeds for Romanticism in his innovative poems concerning faith and the visions that inspired him throughout his life. Whether describing his own spirituality, the innocence of youth or the corruption caused by mankind, his writings depict a world in which spirits dominate and the mind... more...

  • The Penguin Book Of Spanish Verseby none

    Penguin Books Ltd 1988; Not Available

    'You have dark eyes. Gleams there that promise darkness '. Spanish poetry is astonishing in its richness and variety. This anthology covers the two great flowerings of Spanish verse: the first, which lasted to the end of the seventeenth century, and second, from the mid-nineteenth century through the Spanish Civil War, to the present. This... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Fernando Pessoa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    The writing of Fernando Pessoa reveals a mind shaken by intense inner suffering. In these poems he adopted four separate personae: Alberto Caeiro, Alvaro de Campos, Ricardo Reis and himself, using them to express 'great swarms of thought and feeling'. While each personae has its own poetic identity, together they convey a sense of ambivalence and... more...

  • The Penguin Book of English Verseby P J Keegan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    This ambitious and revelatory collection turns the traditional chronology of anthologies on its head, listing poems according to their first individual appearance in the language rather than by poet. more...

  • Imagist Poetryby Peter Jones

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; Not Available

    Imagism was a brief, complex yet influential poetic movement of the early 1900s, a time of reaction against late nineteenth-century poetry which Ezra Pound, one of the key imagist poets, described as ?a doughy mess of third-hand Keats, Wordsworth ? half-melted, lumpy?. In contrast, imagist poetry, although riddled with conflicting definitions, was... more...