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Zoland Poetry
An Annual of Poems, Translations and Interviews-No. 4
Edited by Roland Pease

Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-58195-233-9 (1-58195-233-3)

Zoland Poetry's fourth edition includes new poems and translations from 2009 Zoland Fellowship winners Roxanne Beth Johnson and Joshua Edwards. It also features new work by such authors as Jean Day, Jordan Davis, Ronaldo Wilson, Marcella Durand, Tom Raworth, Tracy Smith, Ye Mimi, and writing from noted translators Steve Bradbury, Carol... Read more >

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Morning Haiku

Written by Sonia Sanchez

Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 25, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0131-8 (0-8070-0131-7)

From a leading writer of the Black Arts Movement, poems of commemoration and loss for readers of all ages

A collection of haiku that celebrates the gifts of life and mourns the deaths of revered African American figures in the worlds of music, literature, art, and activism.

“Sonia Sanchez is a... Read more >
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Shake Loose My Skin
New and Selected Poems
Written by Sonia Sanchez

Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 7, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6853-3 (0-8070-6853-5)

An extraordinary retrospective covering over thirty years of work, Shake Loose My Skin is a stunning testament to the literary, sensual, and political powers of the award-winning Sonia Sanchez.

“This world is a better place because of Sonia Sanchez: more livable, more laughable, more manageable. I wish millions of people knew that... Read more >
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Lives of the Poets

Written by Michael Schmidt

Format: Trade Paperback, 992 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 2000
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70604-2 (0-375-70604-6)

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than 300 poets over the last 700 years—spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English language.

Schmidt reveals how each poet has transformed “a... Read more >
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The Poems

Written by William Shakespeare

Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: January 1, 1988
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21309-6 (0-553-21309-1)

The best-known and most enduring of William Shakespeare's poems, his 154 sonnets, were circulated in handwritten copies, "among his private friends," in the mid-to-late 1590s. Shakespeare wrote nearly all of these excruciatingly personal lyrics, in their tightly prescribed form, during the first decade of his theatrical career, and during a brief... Read more >
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The Anchor Book of Sixteenth Century Verse

Edited by Richard D. Sylvester

Format: eBook, 648 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 5, 2013
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-82637-4 (0-307-82637-6)

This comprehensive anthology contains selections from the work of twenty-five poets of the sixteenth century. Employing the original, rather than normalized, texts, the volume includes complete, non-excerpted poems by John Skelton, Philip Sidney and others. The selections - which include such works as 'The Steele Glass'. Richard S. Sylvester examines the... Read more >

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Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think

Written by Alexander Vvedensky
Edited by Eugene Ostashevsky
Translated by Matvei Yankelevich and Eugene Ostashevsky

Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: NYRB Poets
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-630-6 (1-59017-630-8)

“I raise[d] my hand against concepts,” wrote Alexander Vvedensky, “I enacted a poetic critique of reason.” This weirdly and wonderfully philosophical poet was born in 1904, grew up in the midst of war and revolution, and reached his artistic maturity as Stalin was twisting the meaning of words in grotesque and... Read more >
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The Beat Book
Writings from the Beat Generation
Edited by Anne Waldman
Foreword by Allen Ginsberg

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-455-6 (1-59030-455-1)


The Beat movement exploded into American culture in the early 1950s with the force of prophecy. Not just another literary school, it was an artistic and social revolution. William S. Burroughs proclaimed that the Beat writers were “real architects of change. There is no doubt that we’re living in... Read more >

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Lines in Long Array
A Civil War Commemoration: Poems and Photographs, Past and Present
Edited by David C. Ward and Frank H. Goodyear III

Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-397-0 (1-58834-397-9)

Lines in Long Array demonstrates the enduring impact of the Civil War on American culture by presenting poems and photographs from both the past and present, including 12 wholly new poems by contemporary poets created especially for this volume.

Includes previously unpublished poetry by Eavan Boland, Geoffrey Brock, Nikki Giovanni, Jorie Graham... Read more >
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Comic Poems

Edited by Peter Washington

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 27, 2001
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41354-4 (0-375-41354-5)

This treasury of humorous poems brings together a sparkling constellation of witty poets–from Lord Rochester to Lewis Carroll, from Edward Lear to Ogden Nash, from Dorothy Parker to W. H. Auden–and embraces a wide range of forms, including limericks, clerihews, ballads, sonnets, and nonsense verse.

Comic Poems is studded with unforgettable classics... Read more >
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