Poetry

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UNDRESSING: POEMS

Written by Lee, Li-Young
A breathtaking volume about the violence of desire and the peace of love from celebrated poet Li-Young Lee, The Undressing is a tonic for spiritual anemia; it attempts to uncover things hidden since the dawn of the world.
March 3, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 96 Pages |
$15.95
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BLESSED AS WE WERE: LATE SELECTED AND NEW POEMS, 2001-2018

Written by Stern, Gerald
For five decades, Gerald Stern has been writing his own brand of expansive, deep-down American poetry. Now in his nineties, this "sometimes comic, sometimes tragic visionary" (Edward Hirsch) engages a lifetime of memories in his poems, blending philosophical, wide-ranging intellect with boisterous wit.
January 21, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$26.95
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GALLEONS: POEMS

Written by Barot, Rick
For almost twenty years, Rick Barot has been writing some of the most stunningly crafted lyric poems in America, paying careful, Rilkean attention to the layered world that surrounds us.
February 11, 2020 | Paperback | Milkweed Editions | 88 Pages |
$16.00
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NOW AND THEN

Written by Scott-Heron, Gil
Now And Then is not merely a collection of a songwriter's lyrics; the song-poems of this undisputed 'bluesologist' triumphantly stand on their own, evoking the rhythm and urgency which have distinguished Gil Scott-Heron's career.
February 4, 2020 | Paperback | Canongate Books | 144 Pages |
$16.00

UNRECONCILED: POEMS 1991-2013; A BILINGUAL EDITION

Written by Houellebecq, Michel
Selected poems from the critically acclaimed author of Submission and The Elementary Particles A shimmering selection of poems chosen from four collections of one of France's most exciting authors, Unreconciled shines a fresh light on Michel Houellebecq and reveals the radical singularity of his work.
July 16, 2019 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 334 Pages |
$17.00

POCKET SAPPHO

Written by Barnstone, Willis
Sappho’s lyric love poems, composed in the seventh century B.C.E., transcend time and place and continue to enchant readers today. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, the passionate elegance of her musings on life and death, loss and longing, desire, and nature speak volumes. Willis Barnstone’s vivid, contemporary translation, along with his introduction and notes, sheds new light on the spirit and mystique of this ancient Greek poet.A vivid, contemporary translation of the greatest Greek love poet by the prize-winning poet and translator. Sappho's lyric love poems, composed in the seventh century B.C.E., transcend time and place and continue to enchant readers today.
July 23, 2019 | Paperback | Shambhala | 216 Pages |
$12.95

100 POEMS

Written by Heaney, Seamus
Seamus Heaney had the idea to make a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, a collection small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this himself, but now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. No other selection of Heaney’s poems exists that has such a broad range, drawing from the first to the last of his prizewinning collections. In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, and will discover new favorites. It is a singular and welcoming anthology, reaching far and wide, for now and for years to come.Selected poems from a Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney had the idea to make a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, a collection small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers.
August 20, 2019 | Hardcover | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 192 Pages |
$25.00
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WEST-EASTERN DIVAN: COMPLETE, ANNOTATED NEW TRANSLATION, INCLUDING GOETHE'S "NOTES AND ESSAYS" & THE UNPUBLISHED POEMS

Written by Von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
In 1814, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe read the poems of the great fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz in a newly published translation by Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall. For Goethe, the book was a revelation.
September 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Gingko Library | 640 Pages |
$39.95

NEW DIVAN: A LYRICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST

Now reaching its 200th anniversary, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s sequence of poems, the West-Eastern Divan serves as the inspiration for this new collection poems by twenty-four international poets. Goethe’s original work shows the poet looking east from his homeland of Germany to build a collection of writing inspired by the poetic traditions of Persia. In twelve books, Goethe writes on a variety of great poetic themes, including love, humor, parables, and paradise. Over the years since its original publication in 1819, the Divan has served as inspiration for a variety of literary, theoretical, and musical responses. A New Divan revisits Goethe’s work in a lively celebration of cross-cultural exchange. Works by twelve poets from the East and twelve from the West respond to the themes laid out in Goethe’s Divan and build bridges between cultures, nationalities, and languages. The poets have been paired to write in response to each of the twelve books of the Divan, and here present their multi-lingual works in eleven different languages, each with a poetic interpretation written in English. Three pairs of essays complement and shed further light on the series of poetic exchanges. These writings mirror the original notes that Goethe included in his West-Eastern Divan. Reaching through time, language, and poetic history, A New Divan offers a lyrical conversation and opens paths of connection across cultures.Now reaching its 200th anniversary, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's sequence of poems, the West-Eastern Divan serves as the inspiration for this new collection poems by twenty-four international poets. Goethe's original work shows the poet looking east from his homeland of Germany to build a collection of writing inspired by the poetic traditions of Persia.
August 15, 2019 | Hardcover | Gingko Library | 208 Pages |
$29.95
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TENDER BUTTONS (REVISED)

Written by Stein, Gertrude
Mentor and guide to the Lost Generation of expatriate American writers, including Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) is perhaps better known for her Parisian salon than her literary works. Yet her innovative approach to writing and her originality of thought make the impact of her books on contemporary literature enormous.
July 10, 1997 | Paperback | Dover Publications | 96 Pages |
$4.95

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