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  • Unleashedby Amy Hempel; Jim Shepard

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.95

    Now in paperback, an irresistible gift for dog lovers: poems from the dogs' point of view, written by the well known writers and poets who love them. List of contributors: Edward Albee,Jennifer Allen,Danny Anderson,Lynda Barry,Rick Bass,Charles Baxter,Robert Benson,Roy Blount, Jr., Ron Carlson,Jill Ciment,Bernard Cooper,Stephen... more...

  • 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...

  • Sailing Alone Around the Roomby Billy Collins

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    Sailing Alone Around the Room , by America?s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris , Questions About Angels , The Art of Drowning , and Picnic, Lightning . These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers... more...

  • Odesby Horace; James Michie; Gregson Davis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace?s Odes , in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the ?commonplace notable, even luminous.? This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. ?For almost forty years,? poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, ?James Michie?s... more...

  • A Poem Traveled Down My Armby Alice Walker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95

    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...

  • 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 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...