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John Hollander
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John Hollander is the author of seventeen previous books of poetry. His first, A Crackling of Thorns, was chosen by W. H. Auden as the 1958 volume in the Yale Series of Younger Poets. He has written eight books of criticism, including the award-winning Rhyme’s Reason: A Guide to English Verse and The Work of Poetry, and edited or coedited twenty-two collections, among them The Oxford Anthology of English Literature, American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, and (with Anthony Hecht, with whom he shared the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1983) Jiggery-Pokery: A Compendium of Double Dactyls.

Mr. Hollander attended Columbia and Indiana Universities and was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows of Harvard University. He has taught at Connecticut College and Yale, and was a professor of English at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is currently Sterling Professor emeritus of English at Yale. In 1990 he received a MacArthur Fellowship .

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Frost: Poems

Written by Robert Frost
Edited by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 24, 1997
Price: $14.95

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Frost: Poems

Written by Robert Frost
Edited by John Hollander


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Animal Poems

Edited by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 18, 1994
Price: $12.50

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Christmas Poems

Edited by John Hollander and J.D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 26, 1999
Price: $13.50

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A Draft of Light
Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $26.00

A glorious new collection from one of our most distinguished poets.

Here are poems that explore the ways in which ordinary objects open doors to the more hidden, subconscious truths of our inner selves: a bird of “countless colors” calls to mind “the echo . . . / of an inner... Read more >
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A Draft of Light
Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Figurehead
And Other Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $15.00

WINNER OF THE 2007 FROST MEDAL FROM THE POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Figurehead
is by turns witty, touching, profound, mocking, ingenious, and always clever--a joy for the reader.

One of the most gifted of W. H. Auden's choices for the Yale Series of Younger Poets, Hollander has pursued the wide range and... Read more >
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Figurehead
And Other Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Garden Poems
Pocket Poets
Edited by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 23, 1996
Price: $14.95

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Marriage Poems

Edited by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 29, 1997
Price: $14.95

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Picture Window
Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $15.00

WINNER OF THE 2007 FROST MEDAL FROM THE POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA

In this deeply philosophical and highly inventive new collection, John Hollander, the distinguished author of numerous books of poetry, offers profound yet playful meditations on the reflective mind and on the words with which we come to know the world... Read more >
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Picture Window
Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

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Poems Bewitched and Haunted

Edited by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $13.50

A delightfully ghoulish array of specters and sorceresses, witches and ghosts, hags and apparitions haunt these pages—a literary parade of phantoms and shades to add to the revelry of All Hallow’s Eve.

From Homer to Horace, Pope to Poe, Randall Jarrell to James Merrill, Poems Bewitched and Haunted draws on three thousand... Read more >

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Selected Poetry

Written by John Hollander


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 18, 1995
Price: $19.00

WINNER OF THE 2007 FROST MEDAL FROM THE POETRY SOCIETY OF AMERICA

“Perfection is a rare accomplishment, particularly in American poetry, and the perfection of much of Hollander's work makes it essential reading for anyone who genuinely cares for the craft of poetry. But in our fallen world we seem fated to... Read more >
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Selected Poetry

Written by John Hollander


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $14.99

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Sonnets
From Dante to the Present
Edited by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 27, 2001
Price: $13.50

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War Poems

Edited by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 12, 1999
Price: $13.50

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