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  • An Apology for Loving the Old Hymnsby Jordan Smith

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This work concerns questions of loss and restitution, decline and recovery--questions best explored through the shifting revelations of narrative that are possible in a longer poem. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the... more...

  • Epigramsby Martial; James Michie; Shadi Bartsch

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite. With wit and wisdom, Martial evokes not ?the... more...

  • Miguel Hernandezby Miguel Hernandez; Don Share

    New York Review Books 2013; US$ 12.95

    Miguel Hernández is, along with Antonio Machado, Juan Ramón Jiménez, and Federico García Lorca, one of the greatest Spanish poets of the twentieth century. This volume spans the whole of Hernández?s brief writing life, and includes his most celebrated poems, from the early lyrics written in traditional forms, such as the moving elegy Hernández wrote... more...

  • Wheel With a Single Spokeby Nichita Stanescu; Sean Cotter

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    Winner of the Herder Prize, Nichita St?nescu was one of Romania?s most celebrated contemporary poets. This dazzling collection of poems ? the most extensive collection of his work to date ? reveals a world in which heavenly and mysterious forces converse with the everyday and earthbound, where love and a quest for truth are central, and urgent questions... more...

  • Poemsby Cyprian Norwid; Danuta Borchardt

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    Considered a "Christian Socrates" by one critic and a "hieroglyph stylist" by another, Cyprian Norwid was more unanimously recognized, however, as one of the most vital figures in Polish letters whose verse is as idiosyncratic as it is profound. Traveling against the currents of the philosophy of his day, Norwid was a historicist with deep insight... more...

  • Pierre Reverdyby Pierre Reverdy; Mary Ann Caws; John Ashbery; Kenneth Rexroth; Lydia Davis

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 12.95

    The great Pierre Reverdy, comrade to Picasso and Braque, peer and contemporary of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams, is among the most mysteriously satisfying of twentieth-century poets, his poems an uncanny mixture of the simple and the sublime. Reverdy?s poetry has exerted a special attraction on American poets, from Kenneth Rexroth... more...

  • Diary of One Who Vanishedby Seamus Heaney; Ozef Kalda; Leos Janacek

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 9.99

    A Cycle of Love Songs Translated by the Nobel Laureate "Dappled woodland light, Spring well chill and bright, Eyes like stars at night, Open knees so white. Four things death itself won't cover, Unforgettable forever." In 1917, while reading his local newspaper, the Czech composer Leos Janacek discovered the poems that he was to set to music in... more...

  • Some Desperate Gloryby Max Egremont

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 28.99

    The story of World War I, through the lives and words of its poets The hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of what many believed would be the war to end all wars is in 2014. And while World War I devastated Europe, it inspired profound poetry?words in which the atmosphere and landscape of battle are evoked perhaps more vividly than anywhere... more...

  • Feastby Tomaz Salamun

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 40.00

    To read Toma? ?alamun is to understand the delights of contemporary poetry. He is one of the major names in the international avant-garde. Irreverent, self-mythologizing, tragic, and visionary, he is a poet of immense range and cunning, able to encompass everything from Balkan wars and politics to the most intimate personal experiences. Feast, his... more...

  • The Other Mountainby Rowan Williams

    Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51

    In The Other Mountain Rowan Williams relives moments of intense trial, when women and men are transformed in spirit, and sometimes in body also. He not only reads the signs as they appear in nature and history: he lives them through language. Imagination and words bring us close to our condition. They can witness and relive in all humility the circumstances... more...