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Mary Jo Salter
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Mary Jo Salter was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and grew up in Detroit and Baltimore. She was educated at Harvard and Cambridge Universities and worked as a staff editor at The Atlantic Monthly and as poetry editor of The New Republic. A vice president of the Poetry Society of America, she is also a coeditor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry. In addition to her five poetry collections, she is the author of a children’s book, The Moon Comes Home. She is Emily Dickinson Senior Lecturer at Mount Holyoke College and lives with her family in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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Selected Poems

Written by Amy Clampitt
Edited by Mary Jo Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $19.95

When Amy Clampitt’s first collection, The Kingfisher, was published, it was hailed as that rare first book that “signals a major poet in full bloom” (Los Angeles Times). Its author was sixty-three years old. Over the next eleven years, Clampitt produced four additional, major collections. Now, the most essential poems from... Read more >
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Selected Poems

Written by Amy Clampitt
Edited by Mary Jo Salter


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Nothing by Design

Written by Mary Jo Salter


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $26.95

A beautiful collection of verse––both light and dark, elegiac and affirmative––from one of our most admired poets.

The title Nothing by Design is taken from Salter’s villanelle “Complaint for Absolute Divorce,” in which we’re asked to entertain the thought of a no-fault universe. The wary search for peace, personal and public, is... Read more >
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Nothing by Design

Written by Mary Jo Salter


Format: eBook, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Open Shutters

Written by Mary Jo Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $17.00

Mary Jo Salter’s sparkling new collection, Open Shutters, leads us into a world where things are often not what they seem. In the first poem, “Trompe l’Oeil,” the shadow-casting shutters on Genoese houses are made of paint only, an “open lie.” And yet “Who needs to be correct / more often... Read more >
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Open Shutters

Written by Mary Jo Salter


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 13, 2013
Price: $12.99

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A Phone Call to the Future
New and Selected Poems
Written by Mary Jo Salter


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $15.99

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A Phone Call to the Future
New and Selected Poems
Written by Mary Jo Salter


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $20.00

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