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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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Connoisseurs of world literature need to spend some time acquainting themselves with the Divan of Hafiz, one of the foremost collections of Persian verse. Scholars agree this volume has exerted a singularly important influence on Middle Eastern culture, akin to Shakespeare's role in the sphere of Western letters. 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$ 23.99
An astonishing new collection from one of our finest emerging poets A shark?s tooth, the shape-shifting cloud drifting from a smokestack, the smoke detectors that hang, ominous but disregarded, overhead?very little escapes the watchful eye of Joshua Mehigan. The poems in Accepting the Disaster range from lyric miniatures like ?The Crossroads,?... more...