Poetry

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 |
$4.95
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INVITATION TO THE VOYAGE: SELECTED POEMS AND PROSE

Written by Baudelaire, Charles
"Baudelaire is indeed the greatest exemplar in modern poetry in any language," said T. S. Eliot. We experience Baudelaire in myriad ways through his multifaceted writing. His sensuous poems--dreams of escape to an impossible, preferably tropical, elsewhere--draw us in with their descriptive and perceptual richness. There is also the bitter, compassionate, and desolate Baudelaire.
February 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Seagull Books | 200 Pages |
$24.50
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FIELD GUIDE

Written by Hass, Robert
The first collection of poems by Robert Hass, one of contemporary American poetry's most celebrated and widely read voices, and the 68th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
October 22, 2019 | PB | Yale University Press |
$20.00
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FIRSTS: 100 YEARS OF YALE YOUNGER POETS

A masterfully curated collection, drawn from a century of works in the acclaimed Yale Series of Younger Poets The Yale Younger Poets prize is the oldest annual literary award in the United States. Its winners include some of the most influential voices in American poetry, including Adrienne Rich, John Ashbery, Margaret Walker, Carolyn Forché, and Robert Hass.
October 22, 2019 | PB | Yale University Press |
$35.00
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SOME TREES

Written by Ashbery, John
A capsule of the imaginative life of the individual, Some Trees is the 52nd volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
October 22, 2019 | PB | Yale University Press |
$20.00
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VIEWS OF JEOPARDY

Written by Gilbert, Jack
A collection that illuminates everyday experience, Views of Jeopardy is the 58th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
October 22, 2019 | PB | Yale University Press |
$20.00
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FOR MY PEOPLE

Written by Walker, Margaret
An exploration of race and heritage, For My People is the first book by poet and novelist Margaret Walker (1915-1998) and the 41st volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
October 22, 2019 | PB | Yale University Press |
$20.00
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MASK FOR JANUS

Written by Merwin, W S
A collection centered in myth, A Mask for Janus is the 49th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
October 22, 2019 | PB | Yale University Press |
$20.00
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ALL BLUE SO LATE: POEMS

Written by Swearingen-Steadwell, Laura
All Blue So Late is the second poetry collection by Laura Swearingen-Steadwell, author of How to Seduce a White Boy in Ten Easy Steps. In it, she gives voice to the outrage of the individual confronting sclerotic constructs of race, gender, and the American identity.
December 15, 2017 | Paperback | Northwestern University Press | 80 Pages |
$16.95

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