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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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Lay Back the Darkness
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71002-5 (0-375-71002-7)

Edward Hirsch’s sixth collection is a descent into the darkness of middle age, narrated with exacting tenderness. He explores the boundaries of human fallibility both in candid personal poems, such as the title piece—a plea for his father, a victim of Alzheimer’s wandering the hallway at night—and in his passionate encounters... Read more >
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The Living Fire
New and Selected Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71003-2 (0-375-71003-5)

A comprehensive selection of one of our most beloved poet’s rich and signifi cant body of work alongside a gathering of “brilliant, deeply pleasurable” new poems (Booklist).

“The everyday and the otherworldly temper each other in these excellent poems, and American poetry gains new strength as a result.” —The New York Times... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Living Fire
New and Selected Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41522-7 (0-375-41522-X)

A rich and significant collection of more than one hundred poems, drawn from a lifetime of “wild gratitude” in poetry.

In poems chronicling insomnia (“the blue-rimmed edge / of outer dark, those crossroads / where we meet the dead”), art and culture (poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan, love poems in... Read more >
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The Night Parade
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 1, 1989
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72299-1 (0-679-72299-8)

Edward Hirsch’s poems are quick with a sense of life and the texture of everyday living. A rich, tender sense of family runs through this book as Hirsch puts down what he calls “memorandums of my affections.” He is a poet of many facets and great sophistication; the book also contains... Read more >
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Special Orders
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71155-8 (0-375-71155-4)

In these powerful and “achingly beautiful” (Booklist) poems of self-examination and openness from one of the cornerstones of the poetry world, Edward Hirsch assesses “the minor triumphs, the major failures” of his life, and the people and places that have colored it.

“Hirsch summons the past and holds it like a stone... Read more >
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Wild Gratitude

Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 18, 2003
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71012-4 (0-375-71012-4)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, 1986

“This is a lovely and moving collection, and it has not only the courage of its strong emotions, but the language and form that makes and keeps them clear and true.” —Anthony Hecht

“Hirsch remains a poet of celebration, but the sorrows... Read more >
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Come, Thief
Poems
Written by Jane Hirshfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71207-4 (0-375-71207-0)

A revelatory, indispensable collection of poems from Jane Hirshfield that centers on beauty, time, and the full embrace of an existence that time cannot help but steal from our arms.

Hirshfield is unsurpassed in her ability to sink into a moment’s essence and exchange something of herself with its finite music—and... Read more >
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Come, Thief
Poems
Written by Jane Hirshfield


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59542-3 (0-307-59542-0)

A revelatory, indispensable collection of poems from Jane Hirshfield that centers on beauty, time, and the full embrace of an existence that time cannot help but steal from our arms.

Hirshfield is unsurpassed in her ability to sink into a moment’s essence and exchange something of herself with its finite music—and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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
ISBN: 978-0-307-26911-9 (0-307-26911-6)

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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Figurehead
And Other Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70433-8 (0-375-70433-7)

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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Picture Window
Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71013-1 (0-375-71013-2)

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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Selected Poetry

Written by John Hollander


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 18, 1995
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76198-3 (0-679-76198-5)

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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Coral Road
Poems
Written by Garrett Hongo


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71204-3 (0-375-71204-6)

Garrett Hongo’s long-awaited third collection of poems is a beautiful, elegiac gathering of his Japanese-American ancestors in their Hawaiian landscape and a testament to the power of poetry, as it brings their marginalized yet heroic narratives into the realm of art.

In Coral Road Hongo explores the history of the impermanent homeland... Read more >
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Coral Road
Poems
Written by Garrett Hongo


Format: Hardcover, 120 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59476-1 (0-307-59476-9)

Garrett Hongo’s long-awaited third collection of poems is a beautiful, elegiac gathering of his Japanese-American ancestors in their Hawaiian landscape and a testament to the power of poetry, as it brings their marginalized yet heroic narratives into the realm of art.

In Coral Road Hongo explores the history of the impermanent homeland... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes
Edited by Arnold Rampersad


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 1995
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76408-3 (0-679-76408-9)

Spanning five decades and comprising 868 poems (nearly 300 of which have never before appeared in book form), this magnificent volume is the definitive sampling of a writer who has been called the poet laureate of African America--and perhaps our greatest popular poet since Walt Whitman. Here, for the first time... Read more >

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The Panther & the Lash

Written by Langston Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73659-2 (0-679-73659-X)

In The Panther and the Lash, his last collection of verse, Hughes's voice is more pointed than ever as he explicitly addresses the racial politics of the sixties in such pieces as "Prime," "Motto," "Dream Deferred," "Frederick Douglass: 1817-1895," and "Daybreak in Alabama," and many other moving poems. Sometimes ironic, sometimes... Read more >

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72818-4 (0-679-72818-X)

The poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death in 1967 and represent work from his entire career, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a Dark Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America." It gives us... Read more >
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Vintage Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $10.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3402-4 (1-4000-3402-7)

“Langston Hughes is a titanic figure in 20th-century American literature…a powerful interpreter of the American experience.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

Langston Hughes’s mastery of the African American vernacular and his passionate vision of the world resonate in this generous selection of his poems including “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “I, Too,” “The Weary... Read more >

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Selected Poems

Written by Robinson Jeffers


Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1965
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-70295-7 (0-394-70295-6)

The poems in this volume were selected from Jeffers's major works, among them Be Angry at the Sun, Hungerfield, The Double Axe, Roan Stallion, Tamar and Other Poems, and The Beginning and the End, which contains his last poems. Read more >

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Collected Poems

Written by Donald Justice


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 2, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71054-4 (0-375-71054-X)

This celebratory volume gives us the entire career of Donald Justice between two covers, including a rich handful of poems written since New and Selected Poems was published in 1995. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Justice has been hailed by his contemporary Anthony Hecht as “the supreme heir of Wallace Stevens.”... Read more >
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Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel

Written by Lenore Kandel
Preface by Diane di Prima


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-58394-372-4 (1-58394-372-2)

Jack Kerouac immortalized her in his novel Big Sur. A student of Zen, she hung out with Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg and was a speaker at San Francisco’s Human Be-In. But Lenore Kandel was no muse or hanger-on; she was a brilliant lyric poet, often unabashedly erotic, and that’s where... Read more >
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When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone

Written by Galway Kinnell


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 31, 1990
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73281-5 (0-679-73281-0)

This is a collection from the poet whose Selected Poems won both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1982. Read more >
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Drift

Written by Mary Kinzie


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 22, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70990-6 (0-375-70990-8)

“The world is touched and stands forth,” writes Mary Kinzie in this book of seductive poetic experiment. In lines by turns fragmented and reflective, she shatters and reassembles such curiosities as an engraving by Albrecht Durer and the portrait of a notorious suicide whose children develop a secret telepathy. In one... Read more >
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The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch

Written by Kenneth Koch


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 2, 2007
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71119-0 (0-375-71119-8)

Kenneth Koch has been called “one of our greatest poets” by John Ashbery, and “a national treasure” in the 2000 National Book Award Finalist Citation.

Now, for the first time, all of the poems in his ten collections–from Sun Out, poems of the 1950s, to Thank You, published in 1962, to... Read more >
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