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  • Poemsby William Blake; Patti Smith

    Random House 2010; US$ 5.99

    SELECTED AND INTRODUCED BY PATTI SMITH William Blake is one of Britain's most fascinating writers, who, as well as being a groundbreaking poet, is also well known as a painter, engraver, radical and mystic. Although Blake was dismissed as an eccentric by his contemporaries, his powerful and richly symbolic poetry has been a fertile source... more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyamby Omar Khayyám; Edward Fitzgerald

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Edward FitzGerald gave the title The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to his translation of poetry attributed to the Persian poet, astronomer and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1123). The word "Rubaiyat" means quatrains - verses of four lines. These works by Fitzgerald are the best known English translations. This edition contains both the first... more...

  • Sailing Alone Around the Roomby Billy Collins

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Praise for Billy Collins "Billy Collins writes lovely poems--lovely in a way almost nobody's since Roethke's are. Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides." --John Updike "Luring his readers into the poem with humor, Mr. Collins leads them unwittingly... more...

  • Tristan with the 'Tristan' of Thomasby Gottfried Strassburg; A. Hatto; A. Hatto

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 17.58

    One of the great romances of the Middle Ages, Tristan, written in the early thirteenth century, is based on a medieval love story of grand passion and deceit. By slaying a dragon, the young prince Tristan wins the beautiful Isolde's hand in marriage for his uncle, King Mark. On their journey back to Mark's court, however, the pair mistakenly drink... more...

  • Howl, Kaddish and Other Poemsby Allen Ginsberg

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 12.78

    Allen Ginsberg was the bard of the beat generation, and Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems is a collection of his finest work published in Penguin Modern Classics, including 'Howl', whose vindication at an obscenity trial was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. 'I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical... more...

  • The Prophetby Kahlil Gibran

    The Floating Press 1923; US$ 7.95

    A prophet has is about to board a ship home after 12 years in exile, when he is stopped by a group of people. His teachings to them, discussing love, marriage, crime, freedom and law among many other aspects of everyday life, form the 26 poetic essays of Gibran's work. The work has been a bestseller since its first publication. more...

  • Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelleyby Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    Notes to the Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe (1839) is a remarkable collection by the romantic poet, Shelley, who wrote more than a thousand pages of poetry over his career. It presents the origin and history of each of his writings as well as the intricacies of the poetry that has kept him alive on the modern literary scene. Mary Shelley edited... more...

  • Notes to the Complete Poetical Work of Percy Bysshe Shelleyby Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    A remarkable writer and intellectual in her own right, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley first encountered the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was only a teenager. After fathering three of her children, Shelley drowned during a storm. In this volume of essays and annotations, Mary Shelley provides unique insight into Shelley's body of poetic work. more...

  • The Elder Eddaby Andy Orchard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270, and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these mythological and heroic poems tell of gods and mortals from an ancient era: the giant-slaying Thor, the doomed Völsung family, the Hel-ride of Brynhild and the cruelty of Atli the Hun. Eclectic, incomplete and fragmented, these verses nevertheless... more...

  • Rumi: The Book of Loveby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms?erotic, platonic, divine?and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection. Rendered with freshness, intensity, and beauty as Barks alone can do, these startling and rich poems... more...