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  • Breathturn into Timesteadby Paul Celan; Pierre Joris

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 40.99

    Paul Celan, one of the greatest German-language poets of the twentieth century, created an oeuvre that stands as testimony to the horrors of his times and as an attempt to chart a topography for a new, uncontaminated language and world. Breathturn into Timestead:  The Collected Later Poetry gathers the five final volumes of his life?s work... more...

  • Carminaby Gaius Valerius Catullus; Len Krisak

    Carcanet Press Ltd. 2014; US$ 19.99

    The works of poet Catullus have long been a companion for both lovers and those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures his mordant, scathing wit and also the concise tenderness, the famous love for reluctant Lesbia who is made present in these new versions.... more...

  • The Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheusby Rainer Maria Rilke; Stephen Mitchell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke?s two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century?s most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial fascination.... more...

  • The Deleted Worldby Tomas Transtromer; Robin Robertson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99

    A short selection of haunting, meditative poems from the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature Tomas Tranströmer can be clearly recognized not just as Sweden?s most important poet, but as a writer of international stature whose work speaks to us now with undiminished clarity and resonance. Long celebrated as a master of the arresting,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...