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  • The Collected Poems of Li Heby Li He; J.D. Frodsham; Paul Rouzer

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 22.95

    The definitive collection of works by one of the Tang Dynasty's most eccentric (and badly-behaved) poets, now back in print for the first time in decades. Li He is the bad-boy poet of the late Tang dynasty. He began writing at the age of seven and died at twenty-six from alcoholism or, according to a later commentator, ?sexual dissipation,? or... more...

  • Wild Geese Returningby Michele Metail; Jody Gladding; Jeffrey Yang

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 17.95

    A breathtaking introduction to Chinese multidirectional poems, told through the story of Su Hui, the greatest writer of these poems who embroidered a silk with 840 characters--equaling as many as 12,000 multidirectional poems--for her distant husband. For nearly two thousand years, the condensed language of classical Chinese has offered the... more...

  • About Poemsby Anne Stevenson

    Bloodaxe Books 2017; US$ 10.99

    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 opportunity to learn what the poets themselves think about their... more...

  • On Not Defending Poetryby Catherine Bates

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    Sidney's Defence of Poesy is generally taken to present a model of poetry as ideal: the poet depicts ideals of human conduct which readers are inspired to imitate. Catherine Bates challenges this view, and shows how idealist poetics is complicit with the money form and its related ills: commodification, fetishism, and the abuse of power. more...

  • Barry MacSweeney and the Politics of Post-War British Poetryby Luke Roberts

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 87.13

    This book examines the literary impact of famed British poet, Barry MacSweeney, who worked at the forefront of poetic discovery in post-war Britain.  Agitated equally by politics and the possibilities of artistic experimentation, Barry MacSweeney was ridiculed in the press, his literary reputation only recovering towards the end of his life which... more...

  • Aiasby Sophocles

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Sophocles' play is a famous retelling of Aias's (Ajax's) demise. After the armor is awarded to Odysseus, Aias feels so insulted that he wants to kill Agamemnon and Menelaus. Athena intervenes and clouds his mind and vision, and he goes to a flock of sheep and slaughters them, imagining they are the Achaean leaders, including Odysseus and Agamemnon.... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Sophocles addresses themes of civil disobedience, fidelity, and love for family; and questions which law is greater: the gods' or man's?in this play that challenged many established mores of Ancient Greece. more...

  • Poèmes de l'angle mortby Damien Marage

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    Au c?ur des relations qui lient l'Homme à la Nature Le pacte est rompu, point de solidarité entre l?homme et la nature. Trop content de la maîtriser et de la dominer, nous ne l?avons pas vu venir?: graduellement ou brutalement, nous avons rompu le lien. Dans le rétroviseur, un coup d??il, même furtif, peut vous rendre la vie sauve. Ce recueil est... more...

  • Au fil de l?eau, au gré du ventby Aldo Siddi

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 2.99

    Poésie sensible et universelle Coups de gueule, coups de c?ur, coups d??il, oreille tendue et petites respirations tendres, ironiques, bucoliques mais toujours en quête d?un peu plus d?humanité et d?universalisme. La sensibilité personnelle qui porte ce recueil, parfaitement revendiquée, est assurément ancrée dans l?environnement et la culture... more...

  • Poetry, Modernism, and an Imperfect Worldby Sean Pryor

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This book shows how modernist poetry understood itself to be complicit in the social injustice and unhappiness of its time. more...