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  • Portraitsby Elaine Feinstein

    Carcanet 2015;

    Elaine Feinstein has always written with most intensity about people. In this book, she remembers friends she has loved, writers she has known and literary figures from the past. She writes of the Russian poet Bella Akhmadulina with tender admiration; the East End poet Emanuel Litvinoff, at work in his Bloomsbury flat; and Masha Enzensberger, who... more...

  • Complete Poemsby Jon Silkin; Jon Glover; Kathryn Jenner

    Carcanet 2015;

    The Complete Poems of Jon Silkin brings together the published and previously unpublished work of one of the most significant poets of the late twentieth century, founding editor of Stand and of the Northern House imprint. As well as reprinting all the poems included in Silkin?s books (published between 1950 and 2002), it includes previously uncollected... more...

  • The Lost Lunar Baedekerby Mina Loy; Roger L. Conover

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 22.99

    Mina Loy's technique and subjects - prostitution, menstruation, destitution, and suicide - shock even some modernists and she vanished from the poetry scene as dramatically as she had appeared on it. Roger Conover has resuced the key texts from the pages of forgotten publications, and has included all of the futurist and feminist satires, poems from... more...

  • One Thousand Things Worth Knowingby Paul Muldoon

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 24.99

    Another wild, expansive collection from the eternally surprising Pulitzer Prize?winning poet Smuggling diesel; Ben-Hur (the movie, yes, but also Lew Wallace?s original book, and Seosamh Mac Grianna?s Gaelic translation); a real trip to Havana; an imaginary trip to the Château d?If: Paul Muldoon?s newest collection of poems, his twelfth, is exceptionally... more...

  • Sonnetsby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    Among the most enduring poetry of all time, William Shakespeare?s 154 sonnets address such eternal themes as love, beauty, honesty, and the passage of time. Written primarily in four-line stanzas and iambic pentameter, Shakespeare?s sonnets are now recognized as marking the beginning of modern love poetry. The sonnets have been translated into all... more...

  • Venus and Adonisby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    In one of William Shakespeare?s most popular poems, Venus spies the young and beautiful Adonis as he prepares for a hunt. She passionately kisses and attempts to seduce him, but Adonis is young and more interested in his hunt, and so he leaves Venus, only to find his own tragic end. Known as ?The Bard of Avon,? William Shakespeare is arguably the... more...

  • The Rape of Lucreceby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    This narrative poem is a retelling of the legend of the founding of the Roman Republic after the rape of Lucrece, the wife of an advisor to the king. When the king?s son, Tarquins, hears Collatinus praise his wife Lucrece?s chastity, Tarquins becomes intent on sullying the good woman, and sets out to attack her. But Lucrece?s suicide after the assault... more...

  • A Lover's Complaintby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    In this narrative poem, a young woman is seen crying by a river bed, tossing letters and gifts into the waters. When asked about her sorry state, the woman tells of how she was seduced into falling in love with a young man who ultimately abandoned her. Known as ?The Bard of Avon,? William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language writer... more...

  • The Passionate Pilgrimby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    The Passionate Pilgrim is a collection of poems and sonnets that were attributed to William Shakespeare upon their publication, though it is unclear which of them were truly written by the bard. Three of the poems contained in The Passionate Pilgrim were originally written for Shakespeare?s play Love?s Labour?s Lost . Known as ?The Bard of Avon,?... more...

  • The Phoenix and the Turtleby William Shakespeare

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; Not Available

    The phoenix and the turtledove are both symbols of love, devotion, and perfection. In this allegorical poem, Shakespeare depicts the funeral arrangements for the Phoenix and the Turtledove, representing love, unity, and marriage in the tragedy of their deaths. Known as ?The Bard of Avon,? William Shakespeare is arguably the greatest English-language... more...