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  • Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earthby Alice Walker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In this exquisite book, Alice Walker’s first new collection of poetry since 1991, are poems that reaffirm her as “one of the best American writers of today” ( The Washington Post ). The forces of nature and the strength of the human spirit inspire the poems in Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth . Alice Walker opens us to feeling and understanding,... more...

  • A Poem Traveled Down My Armby Alice Walker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 3.49

    In this illuminating book, Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist and acclaimed poet Alice Walker reveals her remarkable philosophy of life. Curiously, this labor of love started with the author’s signature: Faced with the daunting task of providing autographs for multiple copies of one of her poetry collections, Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth,... more...

  • The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountainby Charles Bukowski

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    The second of five new books of unpublished poems from the late, great, Charles Bukowski, America's most imitated and influential poet –– 143 never–before–seen works of gritty, amusing, and inspiring verse. more...

  • On Loveby Edward Hirsch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    "Life has to have the plenitude of art," Edward Hirsch affirms in his fifth volume of poems, On Love , which further establishes him as a major artist. From its opening epigraph by Thomas Hardy and an initiating prayer for transformation, On Love takes up the subjects of separateness and fusion, autonomy and blur. The initial progression of fifteen... more...

  • Something Shiningby Daniel Halpern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Widely praised for his earlier collections, Daniel Halpern has grown steadily in stature and attainment. Now, with Something Shining , his first collection of new poems in seven years, he gives us an ambitious, wide-ranging meditation on birth, love, and maturity, marking a turning point in both his life and his work. These beautifully crafted poems... more...

  • The End of Desireby Jill Bialosky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.00

    Jill Bialosky's first collection of poems is an exceptional one--moving, very accomplished, marked by an unflinching realism and a sharply observant eye combined with great technical skill. Childhood and adolescence shattered by a father's death and the struggles of a mother to raise her daughters are among its concerns. The poems have a dignity and... more...

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyamby Omar Khayyám; Edward Fitzgerald

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95 US$ 5.18

    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...

  • Sloan-Ketteringby Abba Kovner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 10.00

    A final collection of poetic works by the famed Jewish resistance fighter is comprised of pieces written in the last weeks of his life while he succumbed to cancer and are the poet's testament to a life lived with unflinching honesty and courage. more...

  • The Fallby D. Nurkse

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    In this elegant collection, D. Nurkse elegizes a lost father, a foreshortened childhood, and a young marriage. From the drenched lawns of suburbia to the streets of Brooklyn, he delivers up the small but crucial epiphanies that propel an American coming-of-age and chronicles the development of a tender yet exacting consciousness. As the diversions... more...

  • The Winged Energy of Delightby Robert Bly

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    The astonishing collection of the translations Robert Bly has been producing for more than fifty years, introducing foreign poets to American readers for the first time. Robert Bly has always been amazingly prescient in his choice of poets to translate. The poetry he selected supplied qualities that seemed lacking from the literary culture of this... more...