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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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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
Poems About Food and Drink
Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4023-0 (1-4000-4023-X)

Eating and drinking and the rituals that go with them are at least as important as loving in most people's lives, yet for every hundred anthologies of poems about love, hardly one is devoted to the pleasures of the table. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry abundantly fills the gap.

All kinds of... Read more >

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Haiku

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4128-2 (1-4000-4128-7)

Simple yet capable of great complexity, the haiku is a tightly structured verse form that has a remarkable power to distill the essence of a moment keenly perceived. For centuries confined to a small literary elite in Japan, the writing of haiku is now practiced all over the world by those... Read more >

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Persian Poets

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41126-7 (0-375-41126-7)

The Middle Ages saw an extraordinary flowering of Persian poetry. Though translations began appearing in Europe in the nineteenth century, these remarkable poets--Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Saadi, Sanai, Attar, Hafiz, and Jami--are still being discovered in the West.

The great medieval Persian poets owe much to the mystical Sufi tradition within Islam... Read more >

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Poems of Sleep and Dreams

Edited by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4197-8 (1-4000-4197-X)

Poets have always drawn inspiration from the wild fancies of dream-life. We spend a third of our lives asleep, and throughout history our nocturnal visions have engaged the interpretive talents of our greatest writers.

This treasury of poets—Sidney, Donne, Blake, Keats, Wordsworth, Whitman, Rilke, Plath, Graves, Roethke, Bishop, Moore, Updike, and many... Read more >

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The Roman Poets
Everyman's Library
Written by Peter Washington


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 11, 1997
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-40071-1 (0-375-40071-0)

The urban and pastoral poetry of the Roman republic, and of the empire that succeeded it, was both the culmination of the magnificent classical tradition of the Mediterranean and the seedbed for almost all the subsequent poetic traditions of Western and Central Europe. The stateliness of Virgil’s Eclogues and the grandeur... Read more >

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Blues Poems

Edited by Kevin Young


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 2, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41458-9 (0-375-41458-4)

Born in African American work songs, field hollers, and the powerful legacy of the spirituals, the blues traveled the country from the Mississippi delta to “Sweet Home Chicago,” forming the backbone of American music. In this anthology—the first devoted exclusively to blues poems—a wide array of poets pay tribute to the... Read more >

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Jazz Poems

Edited by Kevin Young


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4251-7 (1-4000-4251-8)

Ever since its first flowering in the 1920s, jazz has had a powerful influence on American poetry, and this scintillating anthology offers a treasury of poems as varied and vital as the music that inspired them.

From the Harlem Renaissance to the Beat Movement, from the poets of the New York... Read more >
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