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Leaving Yuba City
Poems
Written by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 14, 1997
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48854-9 (0-385-48854-8)

An intriguing sequence of interlinked poems about India and the Indian experience in America. Divakaruni explores how different art forms can influence each other, as well as how women forge their own identities. Of interest to students of poetry and 'integrated arts,' as well as women's studies and intercultural relations. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Poems Seven
New and Complete Poetry
Written by Alan Dugan
Foreword by Carl Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 3, 2002
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-512-7 (1-58322-512-9)

Winner — 2001 National Book Award for Poetry

Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry
, the winner of the National Book Award, presents the life work of a giant of American letters, tracks a forty-year career of honest, tough artistry, and shows a man at nearly 80 years of age and still at... Read more >
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The Waste Land and Other Writings

Written by T.S. Eliot
Introduction by Mary Karr


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $9.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75934-5 (0-375-75934-4)

First published in 1922, “The Waste Land” is T.S. Eliot’s masterpiece, and is not only one of the key works of modernism but also one of the greatest poetic achievements of the twentieth century. A richly allusive pilgrimage of spiritual and psychological torment and redemption, Eliot’s poem exerted a revolutionary influence... Read more >
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Emerson: Poems

Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4316-3 (1-4000-4316-6)

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in 19th-century American literature, and though he earned his central place in our culture as an essayist and philosopher, since his death his reputation as a poet has grown as well.
Known for challenging traditional thought and for his faith in the individual... Read more >
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Collected Poems, 1954-2004

Written by Irving Feldman


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $28.50
ISBN: 978-0-8052-4229-4 (0-8052-4229-5)

Irving Feldman is a master chronicler of our collective experience and an overlooked treasure of American poetry. Feldman’s rich body of work exhibits his mastery of language from the biblical to the conversational, his Yiddish flair for the comic, his profound social insight and lucidity. He writes about everything from the... Read more >
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Duelo del lenguaje/Language Duel

Written by Rosario Ferré


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: July 30, 2002
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71384-2 (0-375-71384-0)

"English and Spanish have been at war since Queen Elisabeth sank King Felipe's Spanish Armada in 1588," Rosario Ferré writes in the title poem of Language Duel; "Language carries with it all their fire and power." Ferré explores this tension throughout this explosive collection, which plays with the sensual differences between... Read more >

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Imagining Paradise
New and Selected Poems
Written by Barry Gifford


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-374-2 (1-60980-374-4)

At once erudite and plainspoken, imaginative and grounded in the grittily lunatic fundamentals of the human heart, here is the author’s definitive selection of his verse: the writings of an underground poet who lasted.

Published in The New Yorker, La Nouvelle Revue Française, and in nearly a hundred magazines and poetry journals... Read more >
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Collected Poems

Written by Jack Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71176-3 (0-375-71176-7)

Gathered in this volume readers will find more than fifty years of poems by the incomparable Jack Gilbert, from his Yale Younger Poets prize-winning volume to glorious late poems, including a section of previously uncollected work.

There is no one quite like Jack Gilbert in postwar American poetry. After garnering early acclaim... Read more >
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Collected Poems

Written by Jack Gilbert


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26968-3 (0-307-26968-X)

Gathered in this volume readers will find more than fifty years of poems by the incomparable Jack Gilbert, from his Yale Younger Poets prize-winning volume to glorious late poems, including a section of previously uncollected work.

There is no one quite like Jack Gilbert in postwar American poetry. After garnering early acclaim... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Dance Most of All
Poems
Written by Jack Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71179-4 (0-375-71179-1)

A remarkable late-in-life collection, elegiac and bracing, from master poet Jack Gilbert, whose Refusing Heaven captivated the poetry world and won the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

In these characteristically bold and nuanced poems, Gilbert looks back at the passions of a life—the... Read more >
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The Dance Most of All
Poems
Written by Jack Gilbert


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27076-4 (0-307-27076-9)

A remarkable late-in-life collection, elegiac and bracing, from master poet Jack Gilbert, whose Refusing Heaven captivated the poetry world and won the National Book Critics Circle Award as well as the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

In these characteristically bold and nuanced poems, Gilbert looks back at the passions of a life—the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Great Fires
Poems, 1982-1992
Written by Jack Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 13, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74767-3 (0-679-74767-2)

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Refusing Heaven

Written by Jack Gilbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71085-8 (0-375-71085-X)

More than a decade after Jack Gilbert’s The Great Fires, this highly anticipated new collection shows the continued development of a poet who has remained fierce in his avoidance of the beaten path. In Refusing Heaven, Gilbert writes compellingly about the commingled passion, loneliness, and sometimes surprising happiness of a life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Refusing Heaven

Written by Jack Gilbert


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4365-1 (1-4000-4365-4)

More than a decade after Jack Gilbert’s The Great Fires, this highly anticipated new collection shows the continued development of a poet who has remained fierce in his avoidance of the beaten path. In Refusing Heaven, Gilbert writes compellingly about the commingled passion, loneliness, and sometimes surprising happiness of a life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Reading Lyrics
More Than 1,000 of the Century's Finest Lyrics--a Celebration of Our Greatest Songwriters, a Rediscovery of Forgotten Masters, and an Appreciation of an
Edited by Robert Gottlieb and Robert Kimball


Format: Hardcover, 736 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 21, 2000
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40081-0 (0-375-40081-8)

Reading Lyrics is a collection of the finest American and British song lyrics written between 1900 and 1975.  More than one hundred lyricists are represented:  from Irving Berlin and "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to the greats of Broadway and Hollywood, including Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter, Oscar Hammerstein, Yip Harburg, Dorothy Fields, Frank... Read more >

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My Wars Are Laid Away in Books
The Life of Emily Dickinson
Written by Alfred Habegger


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 17, 2002
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6601-5 (0-8129-6601-5)

Emily Dickinson, probably the most loved and certainly the greatest of American poets, continues to be seen as the most elusive. One reason she has become a timeless icon of mystery for many readers is that her developmental phases have not been clarified. In this exhaustively researched biography, Alfred Habegger presents... Read more >
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Life Work

Written by Donald Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7133-5 (0-8070-7133-1)

Distinguished poet Donald Hall reflects on the meaning of work, solitude, and love.

“The best new book I have read this year, of extraordinary nobility and wisdom. It will remain with me always.”–Louis Begley, The New York Times

“A sustained meditation on work as the key to personal happiness. . . . Life... Read more >
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The Complete Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II

Written by Oscar Hammerstein II
Edited by Amy Asch
Foreword by Alice Hammerstein Mathias
Introduction by Ted Chapin


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $65.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41358-2 (0-375-41358-8)

From every “beautiful mornin’” to “some enchanted evening,” the songs of Oscar Hammerstein II are part of our daily lives, his words part of our national fabric.

Born into a theatrical dynasty headed by his grandfather and namesake, Oscar Hammerstein II breathed new life into the moribund art form of operetta by... Read more >

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They Lift Their Wings to Cry

Written by Brooks Haxton


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26845-7 (0-307-26845-4)

Brooks Haxton’s poetry has celebrated for thirty years our troubled pleasures in the daily world. This new collection, titled after a meditation on the cry of the snowy tree cricket, gives us his most moving response to the ferocious beauty of nature and to the folly and magnificence of human undertakings.

In... Read more >
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Uproar
Antiphonies to Psalms
Written by Brooks Haxton


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71016-2 (0-375-71016-7)

In this book of homemade psalms, Brooks Haxton brings the poetry of the original psalmists, their awe and their music, into our world of jet planes and space travel, automatic rifles and suburban pleasures. As he writes in his preface, “I take psalms less as doctrine than as outcries, and I... Read more >
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Collected Earlier Poems

Written by Anthony Hecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 25, 1992
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73357-7 (0-679-73357-4)

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Collected Later Poems

Written by Anthony Hecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71030-8 (0-375-71030-2)

Anthony Hecht, now in his eightieth year, has earned a place alongside such poets as W. H. Auden, Robert Frost, and Elizabeth Bishop. Here under one cover are his three most recent collections–The Transparent Man, Flight Among the Tombs, and The Darkness and the Light. The perfect companion to his Collected... Read more >
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Flight Among the Tombs
Poems
Written by Anthony Hecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 12, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76592-9 (0-679-76592-1)

Divided into two parts, this new book contains a collaboration with the artist Leonard Baskin called “Presumptions of Death,” reproducing 22 masterly wood engravings and all of Hecht's other poems written since his last book, The Transparent Man. Read more >
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Selected Poems

Written by Anthony Hecht
Edited by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71198-5 (0-375-71198-8)

Alongside Wallace Stevens, James Merrill, and other pillars of twentieth-century poetry, Anthony Hecht joins the Borzoi Poetry series.

Hecht, whose writing rings with the cadences of the King James Bible, and who, as an infantryman at the end of World War II, participated in the liberation of the concentration camps, lived and... Read more >
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Gabriel
A Poem
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35357-1 (0-385-35357-X)

Never has there been a book of poems quite like Gabriel, in which a short life, a bewildering death, and the unanswerable sorrow of a father come together in such a sustained elegy. This unabashed sequence speaks directly from Hirsch’s heart to our own, without sentimentality. From its opening lines—“The funeral... Read more >
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