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  • Close Listeningby Charles Bernstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 38.99

    Close Listening brings together seventeen strikingly original essays, especially written for this volume, on the poetry reading, the sound of poetry, and the visual performance of poetry. While the performance of poetry is as old as poetry itself, critical attention to modern and postmodern poetry performance has been surprisingly slight. This volume,... more...

  • The Poet's Freedomby Susan Stewart

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    Why do we need new art? How free is the artist in making? And why is the artist, and particularly the poet, a figure of freedom in Western culture? The MacArthur Award–winning poet and critic Susan Stewart ponders these questions in The Poet’s Freedom . Through a series of evocative essays, she not only argues that freedom is necessary... more...

  • Groundworkby Amanda Jernigan

    Biblioasis 2011; US$ 14.95

    Groundwork heralds an important new poetic voice, stock to buy early and hold. more...

  • Sleeping on the Wingby Kenneth Koch; Kate Farrell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    Selections from the work of twenty-three modern poets, from Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins to Gary Snyder and Leroi Jones, including translations of poems by five European poets. more...

  • Industrial Poeticsby Joe Amato

    University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    Through a dizzying array of references to subjects ranging from engineering to poetry, on-the-job experiences in academia and industry, conflicts between working-class and intellectual labor, the privatization of universities, and the contradictions of the modern environment, Joe Amato?s Industrial Poetics mounts a boisterous call for poetry communities... more...

  • Strange Fruitsby Maria C. McCarthy

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 9.49

    strange fruits is a poetry collection by Kent writer, Maria C. McCarthy. Maria is a poet of remarkable skill, whose work offers surprising glimpses into our 21st-century lives - the `strange fruits' of our civilisation or lack of it. Shot through with meditations on the past and her heritage as `an Irish girl, an English woman', it includes... more...

  • The Boy Who Slept Under the Starsby Roseann Lloyd

    Holy Cow! Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    The poet's brother disappears mysteriously in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. These deeply felt poems explore loss, grief, acceptance. more...

  • Uncreative Writingby Kenneth Goldsmith

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 22.99

    Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship... more...

  • Phenomenal Readingby Brian M. Reed

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 29.95

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  • The Lost Second Book of Aristotle's Poeticsby Walter Watson

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    Of all the writings on theory and aesthetics—ancient, medieval, or modern—the most important is indisputably Aristotle’s Poetics , the first philosophical treatise to propound a theory of literature. In the Poetics , Aristotle writes that he will speak of comedy—but there is no further mention of comedy. Aristotle writes... more...