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  • Penguin Modern Poets 3by Malika Booker; Sharon Olds; Warsan Shire

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    The latest volume in Penguin Modern Poets series - moving and unflinchingly honest poems from three different cultures about experiences of the female body, the family, sexual politics and conflict Your Family, Your Body features the work of Malika Booker, the Guyanese-British writer and performer behind London- and Chicago-based collective... more...

  • The Rain in Portugalby Billy Collins

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 12.03

    The Rain in Portugal -a title that admits he's not much of a rhymer-sheds Collins's ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and death. His tones range from the whimsical-"the dogs of Minneapolis . . . / have no idea they're in Minneapolis"-to the elegiac in a reaction to the death of Seamus Heaney.... more...

  • Allegory and Enchantmentby Jason Crawford

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    Jason Crawford explores the emergence of modernity by investigating the early modern poetics of allegorical narrative. He focuses on four major allegorical narratives produced in the period: William Langland's Piers Plowman, John Skelton's The Bowge of Courte, Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, and John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress. more...

  • Prénoms en poésieby Daniel Regrenil

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Ce livre a la particularité de transformer vos prénoms en douces poésies. ? Écrits avec tendresse, ces poèmes mettent en rimes votre prénom et ceux de vos proches. Reflétant souvent avec justesse le caractère des individus, ces petits textes sont enrobés de mots tendres pour qu?ils soient plus plaisants. Cet ouvrage est composé de plus de 430 poèmes... more...

  • In Praise of Defeatby Abdellatif Laabi; Donald Nicholson-Smith

    Steerforth Press 2017; US$ 18.00

    One of the central writers and thinkers in contemporary Maghreb letters and banned by the Moroccan government, Abdellatif Laabi's poetry is increasingly influential on the international scene and spans six decades of political and literary change, innovation, and struggle. Including a wide range of work, from piercing domestic love poetry to a fierce... more...

  • Rumi's Secretby Brad Gooch

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 17.99

    The acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Smash Cut, Flannery, and City Poet delivers the first popular biography of Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet revered by contemporary Western readers. Ecstatic love poems of Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, are beloved by millions of readers in America... more...

  • Classical Poems by Arab Womenby Abdullah al-Udhari

    Saqi 2017; US$ 12.99

    Arab women poets have been around since the earliest of times, yet their diwans (collected poems) were not given the same consideration as their male counterparts?.Spanning 5,000 years, from the pre-Islamic to the Andalusian periods, Classical Poems by Arab Women presents rarely seen work by over fifty women writers for the first time. From the sorrowful... more...

  • Daughter of Inventionby Kathryn Ann Young

    Luminis Books, Inc. 2017; US$ 6.99

    This collection assembles 49 free-verse poems in three sections: "Blueprints," "Inventions," and "Patents Pending". If necessity is the mother of invention?who is the daughter? Metaphors collide and combust, expand and contract, imploding or exploding, converting potential to kinetic energy. Alchemy crucibles coal to diamond, a carbon copy. Metaphor... more...

  • Lady Anneby Antjie Krog

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 21.99

    This is the first English translation of an award winning book published in Afrikaans in 1989. It engages critically and creatively with a key moment of colonial history?the time Lady Anne Barnard spent at the Cape of Good Hope, from 1797 to 1802. Antjie Krog powerfully brings together the historical and the poetic in a turbulent South Africa. more...

  • Poème du Cid (anonyme)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    Bienvenue dans la collection Les Fiches de lecture d?Universalis Unique chanson de geste espagnole, le Poème du Cid (Cantar de mio Cid), est resté inédit jusqu'au XVIIIe siècle. La date de la composition originale proposée par Ramón Menéndez Pidal serait 1140 ; les recherches récentes la fixent aux environs de 1200. Per Abbat, dont la signature... more...