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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageWhy Speak?: Poems

    Nathaniel Bellows

    "A smart and powerful debut."—Library JournalMore

  3. Book ImageThe Body Electric: America's Best Poetry from The American Poetry Review

    Stephen Berg, David Bonanno, Arthur Vogelsang

    "The very existence of this book is news, and its contents are exquisite literature."—Philadelphia InquirerMore

  4. Book ImageSwan Electric: Poems

    April Bernard

    "Bernard has written a gorgeous, tough, haunting book."—Frank BidartMore

  5. Book ImagePsalms: Poems

    April Bernard

    Moving easily between high and low diction, evoking at once the language of the King James Bible and the sharp psalms of Bertolt Brecht, these lyrics offer a spirituality rooted in the daunting pressures of late-twentieth-century life-living in cities, disease, war, sexual love, friendship, and, always, wandering.More

  6. Book ImageRomanticism: Poems

    April Bernard

    "In Romanticism, the untrammeled Romantic in us struggles for expression in Art. The winner-no question-is the reader."—New Haven ReviewMore

  7. Book ImageBrawl & Jag: Poems

    April Bernard

    “It is as if the poet set fire to her earlier work and wrote these poems in the light of those flames.”—Mark WunderlichMore

  8. Book ImageA Nip in the Air

    John Betjeman

    These new poems, most of them written over the last eight or nine years, are as varied and as captivating as ever—more of that inimitable Betjeman counterpoint that makes a new collection an occasion: places, human encounters, meditations, entertaining verbal fisticuffs with “public” hates, threnodies on lost friends, and the pensive regard of familiar vistas that now draw their warmth and color from nearer horizons. The poet Philip Larkin wrote in The Guardian: "Almost alone among living poets he is in the best sense a committed writer, whose poems spring from what he really feels about real life, and as a result he brings back to poetry a sense of dramatic urgency it had all but lost."More

  9. Book ImageTitanica: The Disaster of the Century in Poetry, Song, and Prose

    Steven Biel

    In the ninety years since the Titanic sank, countless sermons and editorials, poems, songs and ads, socialists and chauvinists, Christians, reformers, anarchists, and pitchmen have drawn on the power of the century's worst disaster to move their audience.More

  10. Book ImageLimericks: Historical and Hysterical

    Ray Allen Billington

    The limerick, one of the oldest and most challenging of verse forms, has traditionally been the plaything of Oxford dons, American academicians, and a sprinkling of men of wit. Historian Ray Allen Billington worked on his own collection for fifty years. Here is the cream of that collection--original and classical limericks, irreverent, spicy, funny, and, of course, suggestive.More

  11. Book ImageBlake's Poetry and Designs

    William Blake, John E. Grant, Mary Lynn Johnson

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of this revered Norton Critical Edition is the most comprehensive introduction to Blake’s poetry and thought available.More

  12. Book ImageOne Toss of the Dice: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made Us Modern

    R. Howard Bloch

    In the tradition of The Swerve comes this thrilling, detective-like work of literary history that reveals how a poem created the world we live in today.More

  13. Book ImageStealing Sugar from the Castle: Selected and New Poems, 1950–2013

    Robert Bly

    “[Robert Bly] is . . . the most recent in a line of great American transcendentalist writers.”—New York TimesMore

  14. Book ImageCollected Poems

    Robert Bly

    Gathering more than sixty years of poetry, Collected Poems showcases the brilliant career of a "great American transcendentalist" (New York Times).More

  15. Book ImageTalking Into the Ear of a Donkey: Poems

    Robert Bly

    “The kind of volume anyone should read for the exquisite pleasure of encountering poetry completely under its creator’s tremendous control.”—The RumpusMore

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