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  1. Book ImageThe Norton Chaucer

    David Lawton

    A vibrant edition brings Chaucer's complete works to lifeMore

  2. Book ImageThe Canterbury Tales Handbook

    Elizabeth Scala

    The essential student companion for reading and understandingMore

  3. Book ImageBeowulf: A Verse Translation: A Norton Critical Edition

    Seamus Heaney, Daniel Donoghue

    Second Edition

    “Accomplishes what before now had seemed impossible: a faithful rendering that is simultaneously an original and gripping poem in its own right.”  —New York Times Book Review“Excellent ancillary materials in this critical edition make a potentially alienating text and culture accessible and engaging.” —Tim Melnarik, California State University, San BernardinoMore

  4. Book ImageThe Epic of Gilgamesh: A Norton Critical Edition

    Benjamin R. Foster

    Second Edition

    “This scrupulous new translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh manages to convey much of the archaic power and even something of the occasional humor of the ancient Mesopotamian poem. What is especially valuable is that the translators, by collating passages from the different ancient versions of this epic that have survived only in fragments, have made available many vivid narrative episodes that will be new to most English readers of the poem.” —Robert Alter, University of California, BerkeleyMore

  5. Book ImageA Sleepwalk on the Severn

    Alice Oswald

    An early work from the acclaimed poet of Memorial and Falling Awake, appearing for the first time in the United States.More

  6. Book ImageAfter Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet

    Julie Dobrow

    The untold story of the extraordinary mother and daughter who brought Emily Dickinson’s genius to light.More

  7. Book ImageA Portrait of the Self as Nation: New and Selected Poems

    Marilyn Chin

    A rich, illuminating compilation of selected and new poems from Marilyn Chin, "a poet of contradictions, poignant sentiment, beat-your-ass toughness, and unexpected humor" (Los Angeles Review of Books).More

  8. Book ImageSelected Poems: 1950-2012

    Adrienne Rich, Albert Gelpi, Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, Et Al.

    Sixty years of poems from pioneering writer, activist, and intellectual Adrienne Rich—“the Blake of American letters” (Nadine Gordimer).More

  9. Book ImageHow Poems Get Made

    James Longenbach

    A comprehensive guide to writing or reading poetry, by “one of our most lucid and important critics” (American Academy of Arts and Letters).More

  10. Book ImageMagdalene: Poems

    Marie Howe

    “Gorgeous, ferocious, lacerating, sexy, and profoundly compassionate.”—Michael CunninghamMore

  11. Book ImageA Memory of the Future: Poems

    Elizabeth Spires

    Zen-infused meditations on the limitations of memory, mortality, and the boundaries of human existence.More

  12. Book ImageThe Analyst: Poems

    Molly Peacock

    “Whatever the subject, rich music follows the tap of Molly Peacock’s baton.”—Washington PostMore

  13. Book Image4:30 Movie: Poems

    Donna Masini

    In highly charged, dazzling language, 4:30 Movie explores a sister’s death and the ways movies shape our imaginations.More

  14. Book ImageBecause: A Lyric Memoir

    Joshua Mensch

    A gripping verse memoir that offers a compassionate and wrenching account of the author’s experience of childhood sexual abuse.More

  15. Book ImageThe Norton Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

    David Lawton

    Vibrant, innovative, accessibleMore

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