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  1. Book ImageSir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Simon Armitage

    A New Verse Translation

    "Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  2. Book ImageA Grossery of Limericks

    Isaac Asimov, John Ciardi

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  3. Book ImageLimericks: Too Gross

    Isaac Asimov, John Ciardi

    Hurling limericks at each other, a dozen at a clip, they charge from the lists (the list includes a gross of limericks by each). It is a brilliant confrontation in one of the English language’s oldest and most demandingly rigid traditions.More

  4. Book ImageThe Conference of the Birds

    Attar, Sholeh Wolpé

    “These lofty words are an antidote
    for anyone sickened by extremism's poison.”More

  5. Book ImageScavenger Loop: Poems

    David Baker

    “[The] language . . . feels almost ancient solely by the skill with which Baker uses it.”—Los Angeles Review of BooksMore

  6. Book ImageNever-Ending Birds: Poems

    David Baker

    “This collection is moving, emotionally raw, yet subtle and careful.”—Benjamin S. Grossberg, Antioch ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageMidwest Eclogue: Poems

    David Baker

    "The most expansive and moving poet to come out of the American Midwest since James Wright."—Marilyn HackerMore

  8. Book ImageThe Norton Book of Light Verse

    Russell Baker

    A collection of entertaining limericks, ballads, lyrics, double dactyls, and more conventional poems by such masters as Ogden Nash, Phyllis McGinley, Anthony Hecht, E.B. White, Edward Lear and John Updike.More

  9. Book ImageAnybody: Poems

    Ari Banias

    “Ari Banias is one of the best living poets, and this book in your hands is our proof. Anybody is the courage of a poet who trusts the strength of poetry to make room in our world for everybody.” —CAConradMore

  10. Book ImagePoets of the Bible: From Solomon's Song of Songs to John's Revelation

    Willis Barnstone

    “The vividness and beauty of the language emerge in a fresh way . . . with evocative simplicity.” —Robert Alter, professor emeritus of Hebrew and comparative literature, University of California, BerkeleyMore

  11. Book ImageThe Poems of Jesus Christ

    Willis Barnstone

    The words of Jesus Christ are restored to their original poetic form in this extraordinary volume.More

  12. Book ImageI Was the Jukebox: Poems

    Sandra Beasley

    “[Beasley’s] lightness works best when it dapples her darkness—and when her darkness, as it often does, feels truly deep.”—Abigail Deutsch, PoetryMore

  13. Book ImageCount the Waves: Poems

    Sandra Beasley

    “Beasley uses humor and surprise like a scythe, cutting to the root of a matter.”—Washington PostMore

  14. Book ImagePlacebo Effects: Poems

    Jeanne Marie Beaumont

    Winner of the l996 National Poetry Series, judged and selected by William Matthews.More

  15. Book ImageThe Before Columbus Foundation Poetry Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards, 1980-1990

    Before Columbus Foundation, J. J. Phillips, Ishmael Reed, Et Al.

    “This is a publication of major significance, particularly with the 500th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage approaching. It makes a vital contribution to our understanding of what is happening in this society.” —Professor Dennis Brutus, University of PittsburghMore

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