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Bestsellers in PoetryDecember 4, 2013
Congratulations to Natasha Trethewey, our 19th U.S. poet laureate!
Trethewey is the nation's first laureate to hail from the South since 1986, when Robert Penn Warren was named the first U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress. She is also Mississippi's top poet and will be the first person to serve simultaneously as poet laureate for a state and for the nation at large. Natasha's collection of poems Native Guard won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2007.
In time for the holiday season, a beautiful paperback edition of Penguins landmark poetry anthology Rita Dove, Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate of the United States, introduces readers to the most significant and compelling poems of the... (read more)
In her tenth collection of verse, Clifton covers new terrain -- cancer and mastectomy, the life of King David, encounters with a vixen fox who is both shaman and muse. Employing brilliantly honed language, stunning images and sharp rhythms, hers is a... (read more)
The unusual voice encountered in Curses and Wishes carries a quiet, slightly elevated conversational tone, which flows from intimate secrets to wider social concerns. The poet has faith in economy and trusts in images to transfer knowledge that speech... (read more)
A Special Paperback Edition to Commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Publication of Sylvia Plath's Remarkable Novel Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanity Esther... (read more)
Poetry. African American Studies. The best and newest from one of American poetry's coolest rhythm masters. Much like the vibrant, riveting reading performances for which he is so well-known, Troupe's award-winning poetry is pure rhythm and deep bass... (read more)
An introductory text that is both an anthology of over 200 poems and a comprehensive exploration of the form. Over 100 poets featured; those most widely represented include Blake, Byron, cummings, Dickinson, Donne, Alan Dugan, Frost, Louise Gluck, George... (read more)
Drawing on recent advances in Egyptology, R. B. Parkinson's new translations bring to life for the modern reader the golden age of Egyptian fictional literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1940-1640 BC). The book features The Tale of Sinuhe, acclaimed as the... (read more)
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