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  • Eternal Enemiesby Adam Zagajewski; Clare Cavanagh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    The highway became the Red Sea. We moved through the storm like a sheer valley. You drove; I looked at you with love. --from "Storm" One of the most gifted and readable poets of his time, Adam Zagajewski is proving to be a contemporary classic. Few writers in either poetry or prose can be said to have attained the lucid intelligence and... more...

  • Unseen Handby Adam Zagajewski; Clare Cavanagh

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 15.99

    One of the most gifted poets of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a contemporary classic. Few writers in poetry or prose have attained the lucid intelligence and limpid economy of style that are the trademarks of his work. His wry humor, gentle skepticism, and perpetual sense of history?s dark possibilities have earned him a devoted international following.... more...

  • The Poetic Eddaby Jeramy Dodds

    Coach House Books 2014;

    A lively contemporary translation of these action-packed medieval Icelandic poems. more...

  • Feastby Tomaz Salamun

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 22.00

    To read Toma? ?alamun is to understand the delights of contemporary poetry. He is one of the major names in the international avant-garde. more...

  • The Book for My Brotherby Tomaz Salamun

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 16.95

    This newest collection of poems from Toma? ?alamun is exuberant, ambitious, and full of surprises. Here the devil is encountered and understood- I see the devil's head, people, I see his whole body . . . he longs for innocence, as we do. Here the poet juggles many tones, languages, and countries. Desire is evoked as both frustrating and exhilarating-... more...

  • Woods and Chalicesby Tomaz Salamun; Henry

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 22.00

    Inspired by Rimbaud and Ashbery, the Slovenian poet Toma? ?alamun is now inspiring the younger generation of American poets—and Woods and Chalices will secure his place in the ranks of influential, experimental twenty-first-century writers. ?alamun?s strengths are on display here: innocence and obscenity, closely allied; a great historical reach;... more...

  • 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...

  • Paul Valery's "Album des Vers Anciens"by Suzanne Nash

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.50

    Questioning the view that the work is not representative of the poet's mature accomplishment, Suzanne Nash argues that the revisionary process involved in its creation led Valery to reflect on problems fundamental to poetic production and thus provided inspiration for all his later poetry. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library... more...

  • Visiting Ritesby Phyllis Janowitz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    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 distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions.... more...

  • My Name on the Windby Michael Palma

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This bilingual edition is a selection of fiftyone poems representing all phases of Valeri's extraordinarily long career, from 1910 to 1976. Also included is an essay by Valeri, in which he records the sensations--and reflections on his work--that were occasioned by his reading the proof for the collected edition of his poems. Originally published... more...