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Indian Love Poems

Edited by Meena Alexander


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4225-8 (1-4000-4225-9)

Beginning with the Kama Sutra, the erotic handbook written more than two thousand years ago, this gathering of poems ranges up to present-day India and the poets of the Indian diaspora: from the 12th-century female poet Mahadeviyakka to the early-20th-century Nobel Prize-winning Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore to such contemporary poets as... Read more >

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A Dream of Summer
Poems for the Sensuous Season
Written by Mary Oliver
Selected by Robert Atwan


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 15, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6872-4 (0-8070-6872-1)

In summer, as Mary Oliver writes: “There are satisfactions beyond number; fishermen get their catch, the food is delicious and real, the sail has just enough wind; the children, in the country at least, play riotously and can hardly be persuaded to remember the necessity of sleep, even when the fireflies... Read more >

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A Mind of Winter
Poems for a Snowy Season
Selected by Robert Atwan
Introduction by Donald Hall


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6920-2 (0-8070-6920-5)

Winter has been a powerful muse for many of America’s best loved poets. The elegant patterns of frost on a windowpane, a child on a sled, a lone fox foraging for food on a desolate landscape, the comic smile of a snowman, the sobering sight of an unkempt man huddled against... Read more >

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The Random House Book of 20th Century French Poetry

Written by Paul Auster


Format: Trade Paperback, 690 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1984
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71748-7 (0-394-71748-1)

"Indispensable...a book that everyone interested in modern poetry should have close to hand, a source of renewable delights and discoveries, a book that will long claim our attention...To my knowledge, no current anthology is as full and as deftly edited."--Peter Brooks, The New York Times Book Review

"One of the freshest and... Read more >

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A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

Edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 28, 1992
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0997-6 (0-8052-0997-2)

This is a monument to the literary genius of women throughout the ages. Here in one volume are the works of three hundred poets from six different countries and four millennia. This revised edition includes a newly expanded section of American poets from the colonial era to the present. Contributors include... Read more >

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The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry
From Ancient to Contemporary, The Full 3000-Year Tradition
Edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72198-1 (0-385-72198-6)

Unmatched in scope and literary quality, The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry spans three thousand years, bringing together more than six hundred poems by more than one hundred thirty poets, in translations—many new and exclusive to the book—by an array of distinguished translators.

Here is the grand sweep of Chinese poetry, from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Chinese Erotic Poems

Edited by Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26567-8 (0-307-26567-6)

The ancient Chinese tradition of erotic poetry has been largely ignored in the west. Now, a vast continent of sensual verse is opened to us with this glorious collection spanning nearly three thousand years and including many poems never before translated into English.

Tony Barnstone and Chou Ping have brought together... Read more >

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Word of Mouth
Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered
Written by Catherine Bowman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71315-6 (0-375-71315-8)

Starting in 1995, NPR’s All Things Considered began presenting poets reading their own works. Introduced by “poetry DJ” Catherine Bowman, these popular short segments allowed listeners to experience poetry as a kind of verbal music, recalling its roots as a spoken art form. Word of Mouth, edited by Bowman, brings together... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Conversation Pieces
Poems That Talk to Other Poems
Edited by Kurt Brown and Harold Schechter


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 20, 2007
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26545-6 (0-307-26545-5)

This utterly delightful anthology gathers poetic responses to other poems in a dialogue conducted across space and time.

To write a poem is to become part of a Great Conversation with one's literary predecessors, but the poems in this anthology are a special breed: they may be replies, reproofs, updatings, acts... Read more >

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For the Love of Ireland

Edited by Susan Cahill


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-43419-7 (0-345-43419-6)

For the Love of Ireland collects work of Ireland's greatest writers within a travelogue. Author Susan Cahill walks the streets of Dublin with Jonathan Swift, James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, and Roddy Doyle, contemplates the glens of Wicklow with John Millington Synge and Seamus Heaney, wanders the Cliffs of Moher with Wallace... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Voice That Is Great Within Us
American Poetry of the Twentieth Century
Written by Hayden Carruth


Format: Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: September 1, 1983
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-26263-6 (0-553-26263-7)

This famous anthology includes the works of more than 130 major American poets of the modern period-along with short biographies of each. Read more >

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Scottish Poems

Edited by Gerard Carruthers


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26971-3 (0-307-26971-X)

Asweeping literary tour of Scotland from the Middle Ages to the present, the only single-volume collection of Scottish poetry currently available.

Scottish poetry has a long and distinguished history in three languages—English, Scots, and Gaelic—and all are well represented here. The most renowned and beloved poets—Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis... Read more >

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Beat Poets

Edited by Carmela Ciuraru


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41332-2 (0-375-41332-4)

An impassioned audacity distinguishes the thirty writers represented in the rousing anthology of poetry from the great 20th-century countercultural literary movement. In combining art with an unapologetic antiestablishment zeal, the Beats gave birth to a literature of previously unimaginable expressive range, fomenting an artistic revolution.

The defining work of Allen Ginsberg and... Read more >

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Doggerel
Poems About Dogs
Edited by Carmela Ciuraru


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4037-7 (1-4000-4037-X)

From Chaucer to Billy Collins and from basset hounds to brindle bull terriers, Doggerel presents a robust brood of the most charming verse tributes ever offered to our beloved canine companions.

The rich and assorted cadences of some of the most distinguished poets across the centuries ring out from these pages—from Spenser... Read more >

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Motherhood
Poems About Mothers
Edited by Carmela Ciuraru


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 5, 2005
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4356-9 (1-4000-4356-5)

Every poet is a mother's child, and many of our greatest poets have immortalized this elemental relationship. This anthology collects the work of more then seventy poets from across the centuries and around the world, each enshrining the miracle of motherhood in language at once distinctive and yet unfailingly intimate.

Here... Read more >

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Poems About Horses

Edited by Carmela Ciuraru


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26925-6 (0-307-26925-6)

A captivating anthology that celebrates one of nature’s most majestic creatures and the age-old bond between humans and horses.

All kinds of equine characters grace these pages, from magnificent warhorses to cowboys’ trusty steeds, from broken-down nags to playful colts, from wild horses to dream horses. We encounter the famous Trojan horse... Read more >

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Solitude

Edited by Carmela Ciuraru


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 1, 2005
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4423-8 (1-4000-4423-5)

A literary sanctuary for what Shakespeare called “sessions of sweet silent thought,” this exquisite gathering of poems speaks to the consolations of solitude. Here is Wordsworth wandering “lonely as a cloud”; Poe confiding “all I loved, I loved alone”; Yeats’s communion with “the deep heart’s core”; and Han Shan’s heart of... Read more >

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Poetry 180
A Turning Back to Poetry
Edited by Billy Collins
Introduction by Billy Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 25, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6887-3 (0-8129-6887-5)

Selected for Vermont Reads 2013


A 180-degree turn implies a turning back—in this case, to poetry. A collection of 180 poems by the most exciting poets at work today, Poetry 180 represents the richness and diversity of the form, and is designed to appeal to students with a selection of poems that... Read more >

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The Trouble with Poetry
And Other Poems
Written by Billy Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75521-7 (0-375-75521-7)

Playfulness, spare elegance, and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy Collins. With his distinct voice and accessible language, America’s two-term Poet Laureate has opened the door to poetry for countless people for whom it might otherwise remain closed.

Like the present book’s title, Collins’s poems are filled with mischief, humor, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Eight American Poets
An Anthology
Edited by Joel Conarroe


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 25, 1997
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77643-7 (0-679-77643-5)

In this generous anthology, Joel Conarroe has assembled the work of eight poets who have shaped--and to some extent defined--American verse since 1940: Elizabeth Bishop, James Merrill, Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsberg, Theodore Roethke, John Berryman, Anne Sexton, and Robert Lowell. The 164 selections in Eight American Poets include widely anthologized works... Read more >

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Haiku Mind
108 Poems to Cultivate Awareness and Open Your Heart
Written by Patricia Donegan


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-758-8 (1-59030-758-5)

Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in just three lines, can be miraculous in its power to articulate the profundity of the simplest moment–and for that reason haiku can be a useful tool for bringing us to a heightened awareness of our lives. Here, the poet Patricia Donegan shares her... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Premier Book of Major Poets
An Anthology
Written by Anita Dore


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 29, 1996
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-449-91186-0 (0-449-91186-1)

This brilliant collection spans the years from the Middle Ages to the modern day to bring you a unique selection of the greatest poetry of all time. Arranged around major themes such as love and hate, war and peace, liberty and oppression, alienation and city life, The Premier Book of Major... Read more >

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Villanelles

Edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95786-3 (0-307-95786-1)

The first of its kind—a comprehensive collection of the best of the villanelle, a delightful poetic form whose popularity ranks only behind that of the sonnet and the haiku.

With its intricate rhyme scheme and dance-like pattern of repeating lines, its marriage of recurrence and surprise, the villanelle is a form that... Read more >

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Art and Artists
Poems
Edited by Emily Fragos


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-95938-6 (0-307-95938-4)

Art and Artists: Poems is a sumptuous collection of visions in verse—the work of centuries of poets who have used their own art form to illuminate art created by others.

A wide variety of visual art forms have inspired great poetry, from painting, sculpture, and photography to tapestry, folk art, and calligraphy... Read more >

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The Dance
Poems
Edited by Emily Fragos


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26350-6 (0-307-26350-9)

A celebration in verse of the silent poetry of dance and the dancer, this anthology features a dizzying range of subjects: Chinese dagger dances and Hindu festival dances, belly dancers and whirling dervishes, high school proms and wedding waltzes, tango, tarantella, flamenco, modern dance, reels and jigs, disco, and ballet. Some... Read more >
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