A treasury of Frost's most expressive verse. In addition to the title poem: "An Old Man's Winter Night," "In the Home Stretch," "Meeting and Passing," "Putting in the Seed," many more. All complete and unabridged.
Walter Crane, one the best-loved designers of the British Arts and Crafts movement, produced this beautifully illustrated poem that tells the delightful story of a wedding day in 1905. This lovely facsimile edition, reproduced in glorious color, bound in real cloth, and embossed with foil, makes a perfect wedding, engagement, or Valentine's Day gift. "Yes, flower bells rang right merry that day, When there was a marriage of flowers, they say.
This book knows the state of us, and that we can, sometimes, make beauty, even meaning out of grief." ーーRebecca Brown
Collected here are selections from Smith's writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America's underground literary and rock scene. Some of the works selected are unpublished pieces from journals, performances and Smith's personal papers. Early Work brings together all sides of Patti Smith, from the thoughtful intellectual to the explosive performer. Photos.
Robinson Jeffers died in 1962 at the age of seventy-five, ending one of the most controversial poetic careers of this century. The son of a theology professor at Western Seminary in Pittsburgh, Jeffers was taught Greek, Latin, and Hebrew as a boy, and spent three years in Germany and Switzerland before entering the University of Western Pennsylvania (now Pittsburgh) at fifteen. His education continued on the West Coast after his parents moved there, and he received a B.A. from Occidental College at eighteen. His interest in forestry, medicine, and general science led him to pursue his studies at the University of Southern California, and the University of Zurich.
Epic masterpiece chronicles last days of Trojan War -- quarrel of Achilles and Agamemnon, siege of Troy, death of Hector, Trojan Horse, many other incidents and events. Celebrated Samuel Butler prose translation.
Selected for his readings on public radio's "The Writer's Almanac," the 185 poems in this follow-up to his acclaimed anthology "Good Poems" are perfect for today's troubled times.
Lissa Wolsak, a poet who seemingly emerged fully-formed in the mid-1990s, now offers access to the realized body of her work in this collection. Neither easily classified nor directly traceable to a particular school or lineage, she stands instead within her own continuously evolving contextone as free of convention and fashion as it is independent of thought outside the work itself. The mirror would do well to reflect further, demands Jean Cocteaus Orphic radio voice, and Wolsaks poetry answers to this strange admonition: For the self-reflective moment in her work takes us far beyond familiar literary practices of self-attention and recursive discourse. Again and again this work reaches a genuinely mysterious interpenetration of vivid awareness, renewed language, and human care.
Rooted in medieval Galician-Portuguese cantigas, most untranslated before now, Erin Moure's poems take off from the title phrase, literally "the place where falling is made." Also a word for waterfall, "O Cadoiro" opens the "falling-place" that humans inhabit, where poems help heal without necessarily resolving anything. Where many poets tend to disdain the lyric form, Moure embraces it -- returning to its roots, reveling in its beauty, and exposing its surprising modernity.
Witty, ironic, and thought-provoking, the experimental style of Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) forever changed the landscape of modern verse. This collection includes 82 works by the 1955 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, including such oft-studied compositions as "Sunday Morning," "Peter Quince at the Clavier," "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," and the title piece.
Equally crude and charming, locker-room macho and sensitive, these poems are always singularly marked by formal ingenuity and stylistic elan. A deeply felt and original collection, this work understands that (as its epigraph, in the words of Diderot, insists) "there is a bit of testicle at the bottom of our most sublime feelings and our purest tenderness.
Established poet Sharon Bryan debuts ten years of poems blending themes of biology, astronomy, and music.