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  • Picture Windowby John Hollander

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    In this deeply philosophical and highly inventive new collection, John Hollander, the distinguished author of numerous books of poetry, offers profound yet playful meditations on the reflective mind and on the words with which we come to know the world. In forms as varied as sonnets, songs, and ancient odes, he muses over the ways we use (and misuse)... more...

  • The Willow Groveby Laurie Sheck

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.00

    Laurie Sheck interweaves the contemporary with the mythic, creating a realm in which such things as radios, skyscrapers, expressways, and mannequins are at once familiar and strange; immediate, yet tinged with the light of distance and myth. It is a realm where faces on a television newscast disappear "into the undertow / of hunger for the next thing... more...

  • Tossing and Turningby John Updike

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 11.50

    John Updike’s first collection of verse since Midpoint takes its title from a poem about insomnia.  Throughout, this is poetry with its eyes wide open, restlessly alert for the oddities of reality and the double entendres of imagination.  Fanciers of light verse will find a middle section of delicate fossil prints left by this vanished form; readers... more...

  • Facing Natureby John Updike

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    John Updike’s fifth collection of poetry faces nature on a number of levels.  An opening section of sonnets touches upon death, aging, and, in a sequence of describing a week in Spain, insomnia and dread.  The poems that follow consider nature in the form of seasons, of planting trees and being buried, of shadow and rain, of pain and accumulation,... more...

  • The Carpentered Henby John Updike

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    As a present to John Updike on his fiftieth birthday, and as a treat for his readers, his first book, a collection of light verse originally published twenty-five years ago, is brought back into print, with an author’s foreword and some small revisions.                 Many of these poems were written when the author was a young art student in England... more...

  • Americanaby John Updike

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 23.00

    John Updike's first collection of verse since his Collected Poems, 1953-1993 brings together fifty-eight poems, three of them of considerable length. The four sections take up, in order: America, its cities and airplanes; the poet's life, his childhood, birthdays, and ailments; foreign travel, to Europe and the tropics; and, beginning with the long... more...

  • Winning Wordsby William Sieghart

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 5.82

    Faster, higher, stronger: winning words are those that inspire you on to Olympian goals. From falling in love to overcoming adversity, celebrating a new born or learning to live with dignity: here is a book to inspire and to thrill through life's most magical moments. From William Shakespeare to Carol Ann Duffy, our most popular and best loved poets... more...

  • Red is the Roseby The O'Brien Press

    The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    Dedicated to the most inspirational of subjects, this memorable collection of poetry is sure to be the perfect companion to those in love. With timeless works from some of the most noted poets of all time, this collection has the perfect balance of classic and modern styles. more...

  • Before Burnsby Christopher Maclachlan

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 12.46

    Edited and introduced by Christopher MacLachlan.This superb anthology offers a lively and indispensable collection of poems and songs from the eighteenth century. Here are the poets who created the literary tradition of vernacular directness which Burns drew upon and shared.Before Burns includes a substantial selection from the work of Allan Ramsay... more...

  • The Pleasures of the Damnedby Charles Bukowski

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 22.46

    The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best poetry from America's most iconic and imitated poet, Charles Bukowski. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary sensibility and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned... more...