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Incarnadine: Poems
Incarnadine: Poems
by Mary Szybist
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The anticipated second book by the poet Mary Szybist, author of Granted, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award The troubadours knew how to burn themselves through, how to make themselves shrines to their own longing. The spectacular... (read more)

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Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty (Inspirations)
Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty (Inspirations)
by Tom Lowenstein
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A haiku is a short Japanese poem, mostly of just three lines, often capturing the fleeting moment in a spirit of Zen like immediacy - the falling of plum blossom, the splash of a frog as it leaps into a pond. This book is a beautifully illustrated... (read more)

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The Art of Haiku: Its History Through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters
The Art of Haiku: Its History Through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters
by Stephen Addiss
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In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have... (read more)

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Bandanna
Bandanna
by Paul Muldoon
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Following his highly-praised Shining Brow, which was also written as an opera libretto for the American composer Daron Aric Hagen, Paul Muldoon's Bandanna takes us into very different territory. Its action is set in a small town on the Mexican border; it... (read more)

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Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
by Seamus Heaney
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As selected by the author, Opened Ground includes the essential work from Heaney's twelve previous books of poetry, as well as new sequences drawn from two of his landmark translations, The Cure at Troy and Sweeney Astray, and several previously... (read more)

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Quick Question: New Poems
Quick Question: New Poems
by John Ashbery
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For over 50 years John Ashbery has been one of America's most innovative and influential poets. Like Yeats and Milosz, Ashbery is that rare poet whose work continues to improve as he ages. Now at 85, he writes with the boldness and vision of a poet... (read more)

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Star Dust: Poems
Star Dust: Poems
by Frank Bidart
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In 2002, Frank Bidart published a sequence of poems, Music Like Dirt, the first chapbook ever to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. From the beginning, he had conceived this sequence as the opening movement in a larger structure--now, with Star Dust... (read more)

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Night of the Republic
Night of the Republic
by Alan Shapiro
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Reel to Reel, Alan Shapiros twelfth collection of poetry, moves outward from the intimate spaces of family and romantic life to embrace not only the human realm of politics and culture but also the natural world, and even the outer spaces of the cosmos... (read more)

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Good Poems, American Places
Good Poems, American Places
by Garrison Keillor
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Another wonderful poetry anthology from Garrison Keillor-rooted in the American landscape.   Greatness comes in many forms, and as Garrison Keillor demonstrates daily on The Writer's Almanac, the most affecting poems in the canon are in plain... (read more)

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Human Chain: Poems
Human Chain: Poems
by Seamus Heaney
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A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011Winner of the 2011 Griffin Poetry PrizeWinner of the 2011 Poetry Now Award Seamus Heaneys new collection elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now, inside... (read more)

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Early Poems & Juvenilia
Early Poems & Juvenilia
by Philip Larkin
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A new treasury of early verse by one of the most admired and loved English poets of the 20th century. *Also appeared in October Buyer's Notes*... (read more)

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Two Haloed Mourners
Two Haloed Mourners
by Bernadette Mayer
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As its title would suggest, Two Haloed Mourners is a work marked by a sometimes amorphous, sometimes definite sense of spirituality, a spirituality immanent to every stray thought and object. Loss and regret also figure prominently here, not as features... (read more)

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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English.    These poems span the... (read more)

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Red Doc>
Red Doc>
by Anne Carson
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Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their adventures in a very different style and with... (read more)

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The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems
The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems
by Robert Hass
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“No practicing poet has more talent than Robert Hass.”—Atlantic Monthly The National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials, Robert Hass is one of the most revered of all living poets. With The Apple Trees at Olema... (read more)

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Americans' Favorite Poems: The Favorite Poem Project Anthology
Americans' Favorite Poems: The Favorite Poem Project Anthology
by Robert Pinsky
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The selections in this anthology were chosen form the personal letters of thousands of Americans who responded to Robert Pinsky's invitation to write to him about their favorite poems. Some poems are memories treasured in the mind since childhood; some... (read more)

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The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles' Philoctetes
by Seamus Heaney
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The Cure at Troy is Seamus Heaney's version of Sophocles' Philoctetes. Written in the fifth century BC, this play concerns the predicament of the outcast hero, Philoctetes, whom the Greeks marooned on the island of Lemnos and forgot about until the... (read more)

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The Apothecary's Heir (National Poetry)
The Apothecary's Heir (National Poetry)
by Julianne Buchsbaum
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Selected for the National Poetry Series by Lucie Brock-Broido Poet Julianne Buchsbaum has won acclaim for her "rich, lucid, alliterative lexicon, full of apt surprise" (Reginald Shepherd); "there is something of Wallace Stevens in her... (read more)

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On Wine and Hashish (On)
On Wine and Hashish (On)
by Charles Baudelaire
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Initially composed for newspaper publication and inspired by Thomas De Quinceys Confessions of an Opium Eater, Charles Baudelaires intriguing essays take a remarkably stark look at the use and effects of drink and drugs. Along the way he asserts the... (read more)

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John Dryden
John Dryden
by John Dryden
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In the "Poet to Poet" series, a contemporary poet advocates a poet of the past or present whom they have particularly admired. By their selection of verses and their critical reactions, the selectors offer intriguing insights into their own work. Here... (read more)

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