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  1. Book ImageThe Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir: Poems

    Richard Hugo

    "Richard Hugo's concern is the unenviable, the unvisited, even the uninviting, which he must invest with his own deprivations, his own private war. The distinctiveness of impulse int he language, the movement organized in single syllables by the craving mind, this credible richness is related to, is even derived from, the poverty of the places, local emanations, free (or freed) to be the poet's own." --Richard HowardMore

  2. Book ImageRed Owl: Poems

    Robert Morgan

    This book introduces to the Norton imprint a new poet with a strong original voice. Robert Morgan writes out of the central tradition of American poetry. His lyrics, rooted though they are in the specifics of the everyday--in earth and leaves, lakes and stones--reach through and beyond these to transcendence, to mystery; they intertwine animate and inanimate, inner and outer, idea and object. As David Kalstone puts it, Morgan is "faithful to the natural facts and yet so aware of the mysterious instincts which allow us in the first place to see, hear, observe such facts."More

  3. Book ImagePoetries and Sciences, A Reissue of Science and Poetry (1926, 1935) with Commentary

    I. A. Richards

    The reissue of this essay is an important event. The controversy between the life of the imagination and the life of technology has never been as strong as it is today, and so Professor Richards’ observations are of special value.More

  4. Book ImageThe Will to Change: Poems 1968-1970

    Adrienne Rich

    "The Will to Change is an extraordinary book of poems...It has the urgency of a prisoner's journal: patient, laconic, eloquent, as if determined thoughts were set down in stolen moments." —David Kalstone in The New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. Book ImageBriefings: Poems Small and Easy

    A. R. Ammons

    Briefings brings together more than eighty short lyrics that, as Harold Bloom writes, "maintain an utterly consistent purity of detached yet radiant vision."More

  6. Book ImagePoetry and Humanism

    M. M. Mahood

    In Poetry and Humanism, M. M. Mahood writes on the great religious poets of seventeenth-century England and their relationship to Renaissance humanism.More

  7. Book ImageUplands: New Poems

    A. R. Ammons

    This book collects many of the poems that A. R. Ammons wrote between 1964 and 1970. The poems here include brief lyrics and such longer works as "Summer Session 1968" and "Guitar Recicativos."More

  8. Book ImageThe Works of Thomas Campion

    Walter R. Davis

    This volume is the first edition of the works of Thomas Campion since Percival Vivian's edition of 1909. In addition to a new and improved text of Campion's English works--songs, masques, and treatises--it contains prose translations of selected Latin panegyrics, elegies, and epigrams, accompanied by the Latin text, and musical settings for some of Campion's best-known songs.More

  9. Book ImageLeaflets: Poems 1965-1968

    Adrienne Rich

    Leaflets is Adrienne Rich's fifth book of poems. It contains twenty-eight new poems, five adaptations of Dutch, Yiddish, and Russian poets, and a sequence of seventeen poems loosely based on the ghazal, a common form in Middle Eastern poetic tradition; these ghazals comprise a kind of notebook of a month in the summer of 1968.More

  10. Book ImageThe Odyssey: A New Verse Translation

    Homer, Albert Cook

    A retelling of Homer's epic that describes the adventures of the hero Odysseus as he encounters many monsters and other obstacles on his journey home from the Trojan War.More

  11. Book ImageSnapshots of a Daughter-in-Law: Poems, 1954-1962

    Adrienne Rich

    "The risk this book quietly takes, and impressively fulfills, is no less than to get life said.... Newly freed from the metrical conventions of her earlier books, Adrienne Rich has lost none of her perfect pitch for the tones of language itself." —Philip Booth, The Christian Science MonitorMore

  12. Book ImageThe Ring and the Book

    Robert Browning, Wylie Sypher

    "With this book, M. H. Abrams has given us a remarkable study, admirably conceived and executed, a book of quite exceptional and no doubt lasting significance for a number of fields--for the history of ideas and comparative literature as well as for English literary...More

  13. Book ImageBeowulf: A New Prose Translation

    E. Talbot Donaldson

    This book is a highly accurate, new prose translation of the classic Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf.More

  14. Book ImageNorthfield Poems

    A. R. Ammons

    Mr. Ammons' poetry has appeared in such publications as the Hudson Review, The Nation (for which he was at one time poetry editor), the New York Times, Poetry, and the Partisan Review.More

  15. Book ImageLove Makes the Air Light

    Raymond Roseliep

    Raymond Roseliep, who is both poet and Catholic priest, has that exquisite care for language that marks the true poetic gift.More

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