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- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99
Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as ?the best words in the best order.? St. Augustine called it ?the Devil?s wine.? For Shelley, poetry was ?the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.? But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a... more...
- 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...
- LSU Press 2015; US$ 12.95
All Souls: Essential Poems brings together work that reflects the interweaving of history, memory, and the indelible bonds between living and dead that has marked the output of Louisiana Poet Laureate Emerita Brenda Marie Osbey. Comprising poems written and published over the span of four decades, this thematic collection highlights the unity of... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 35.99
The largest English-language collection to date from Israel's finest poet Few poets have demonstrated as persuasively as Yehuda Amichai why poetry matters. One of the major poets of the twentieth century, Amichai created remarkably accessible poems, vivid in their evocation of the Israeli landscape and historical predicament, yet universally resonant.... more...
- University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 13.95
Winner of the 2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry. What does it mean to work in the age of the cubicle? The Business takes on the modern workplace with sharp-witted poems that sting like a paper cut. A former secretary, Stephanie Lenox positions herself as a poetic note-taker of the mundane. Organized by the classical components of Greek tragedy, these... more...
- Auckland University Press 2015; US$ 15.99
The Blue Voyage and Other Poems is a new collection by Anne French elegiac in tone and confident in execution. A more comic initial section (by noted New Zealand regional poet William Butler Smith?) leads into a section of thoughtful but vivid sailing poems and then a number of elegies, laments and funeral songs from French?s black notebook?. The... more...
- The Permanent Press 2015; US$ 9.99
?Terse, hard hitting poems that treat the Vietnam War in the style of the Spoon River Anthology: portraits (often posthumous) of 47 marines who served in Vietnam and what the war did to them.? ? Los Angeles Herald Examiner more...