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- Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 1.08
As well as being one of the major literary figures of the twentieth century and the recipient of the 1923 Nobel Prize for Literature, William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) is the greatest lyric poet that Ireland has produced. His early work includes the beguiling 'When You are Old', 'The Cloths of Heaven' and 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree' but, unusually... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 16.99
?Ted Hughes was a great man and a great poet because of his wholeness and his simplicity and his unfaltering truth to his own sense of the world.? ?Seamus Heaney Originally, the medieval bestiary, or book of animals, set out to establish safe distinctions?between them and us?but Ted Hughes?s poetry works always in a contrary direction: showing what... more...
- Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99
A sweeping collection of poetry from one of Great Britain?s most celebrated postwar writers. Bestselling British novelist Alan Sillitoe delves into the profound and personal world of poetry in this collection of two hundred poems written between 1950 and 1990. Culled from seven previously published volumes of verse?and including twenty-one newly... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 18.95
Bernard O'Donoghue is the author of six poetry collections, including Gunpowder (1995), winner of the Whitbread/Costa prize, and Farmers Cross , which was shortlisted for both the T. S. Eliot and the Forward prizes in 2011. This new collection of expert lyric poems movingly animates the characters of his childhood in County Cork; it will confirm... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 16.03
A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse contains the Old English texts of all the major short poems, such as 'The Battle of Maldon', 'The Dream of the Rood', 'The Wanderer' and 'The Seafarer', as well as a generous representation of the many important fragments, riddles and gnomic verses that survive from the seventh to the twelfth centuries, with facing-page... more...
- New York Review Books 2016; US$ 15.95
Kingsley Amis?s poetry tackles all the grimly humorous subjects he tackled in his novels?lust, lost love, booze, money and the lack of it, old age, death?and does so with immense formal poise. A master of both traditional and unconventional meters with a perfect ear for parody, Amis wrote satires, epigrams, and rueful and scornful songs that are remarkable... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96
Voltaire called it "the most sublime didactic poem ever written in any language." Rousseau rhapsodized about its intellectual consolations. Kant recited long passages of it from memory during his lectures. And Adam Smith and David Hume drew inspiration from it in their writings. This was Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (1733?34), a masterpiece of... more...
- Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 29.16
Basil Bunting's work was published haphazardly throughout most of his life, and in many cases he did not oversee publication. This is the first critical edition of the complete poems, and offers an accurate text with variants from all printed sources. Don Share annotates Bunting's often complex and allusive verse, with much illuminating quotation from... more...
- University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 20.95
The papers in this volume were given by some of the world’s foremost Jonsonian scholars at a conference at the University of Toronto which marked the 400th anniversary of Ben Jonson's birth. more...