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    The second of five new books of unpublished poems from the late, great, Charles Bukowski, America's most imitated and influential poet ?? 143 never?before?seen works of gritty, amusing, and inspiring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

  • The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyamby Omar Khayym; Edward Fitzgerald

    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...

  • Men in the Off Hoursby Anne Carson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Following her widely acclaimed Autobiography of Red ("A spellbinding achievement" --Susan Sontag), a new collection of poetry and prose that displays Anne Carson's signature mixture of opposites--the classic and the modern, cinema and print, narrative and verse. In Men in the Off Hours , Carson reinvents figures as diverse as Oedipus, Emily... 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...

  • Walking to Martha's Vineyardby Franz Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this radiant new collection, Franz Wright shares his regard for life in all its forms and his belief in the promise of blessing and renewal. As he watches the ?Resurrection of the little apple tree outside / my window,? he shakes off his fear of mortality, concluding ?what death . . . There is only / mine / or yours,? / but the world / will be filled... more...