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- Atria Books 2008; US$ 20.00
"[When we read and write poetry,] it is as if a long-settled cloud in our mind suddenly dissipates, and we are divine once again." -- from the Introduction Poetry is the language of devotion in prayer, chant, and song. Reading and writing poetry creates clarity, deepens and expands spiritual inquiry, and cultivates wisdom, compassion, self-confidence,... more...
- Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 17.95
Anne Carson has been acclaimed by her peers as the most imaginative poet writing today. In a recent profile, The New York Times Magazine paid tribute to her amazing ability to combine the classical and the modern, the mundane and the surreal, in a body of work that is sure to endure. In Men in the Off Hours , Carson offers further proof of her tantalizing... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99
The first three books by the author of Into It Codes, Precepts, Biases, and Taboos brings together the poems from Lawrence Joseph's first three books of poetry: Shouting at No One, Curriculum Vitae , and Before Our Eyes . Now in one volume, the poems from these three books can be seen as the work of one of American poetry's most original... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99
Strikingly contemporary new work by an acclaimed poet Into It , Lawrence Joseph's fourth book of poems, is as bold a book as any in American poetry today-an attempt to give voice to the extremes of American reality in the time since, as Joseph puts it, "the game changed." Joseph's first three books dramatized the challenge of maintaining one's... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 40.99
A collection spanning the whole of Derek Walcott?s celebrated, inimitable, essential career ?He gives us more than himself or ?a world?; he gives us a sense of infinity embodied in the language.? Alongside Joseph Brodsky?s words of praise one might mention the more concrete honors that the renowned poet Derek Walcott has received: a MacArthur... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 8.99
Visual, auditory, tactile--ever attentive to perception--Lawrence Joseph's third book of poems, Before Our Eyes, generously, almost exotically, blends various tones, atmospheres, and textures into forms of concentrated, pitch-perfect invention. The poet, an astute aesthetician, is also astutely conscious of history, a critical observer of public... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 13.99
Capacity , the extraordinary new collection from the award-winning poet James McMichael, deliberates an earth that supplies what people need to live. Ocean, land, animate bodies, shelter, thoughts, feelings, talk, sex--each is addressed at the pace of someone dense with wonder's resistance to take for granted even the smallest or most obvious parts... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 24.99
A vital, exhilarating new collection of poems from the National Book Critics Circle nominee From lichens to malls to merchant republics, it?s ?another day in this here cosmos,? in Maureen N. McLane?s stunning third poetry collection, This Blue. Here are songs for and of a new century, poems both archaic and wholly now. In the middle of life,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
Have you ever been enchanted by the spoken cadence of an Urdu couplet but wished you could fully understand its nuances? Have you wanted to engage with a ghazal more deeply but were daunted by its mystifying conventions? Are you confused between a qataa and a rubaai, or a musadda and a marsiya? In Urdu Poetry, Raza Mir offers a fresh, quirky and accessible... more...