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The Great Cat
Poems About Cats
Edited by Emily Fragos


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4334-7 (1-4000-4334-4)

The cat has inspired literary adoration from the days of the Egyptian pharoahs to the present. The Great Cat collects an astonishing variety of poetic tributes as fascinating and insinuating as the creature itself.

Here are the medieval Pangur Bán and Yeats’s Minnaloushe, Christopher Smart’s Jeoffrey and T. S. Eliot’s “Rum Tum... Read more >

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Music's Spell
Poems About Music and Musicians
Edited by Emily Fragos


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27092-4 (0-307-27092-0)

Music may be the universal language that needs no words—the “language where all language ends,” as Rilke put it—but that has not stopped poets from ancient times to the present from trying to represent it in verse.

Here are Rumi and Shakespeare, Elizabeth Bishop and Billy Collins; the wild pipes of William... Read more >

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Touching the Fire

Written by Ray Gonzalez


Format: Trade Paperback, 316 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47862-5 (0-385-47862-3)

Touching the Fire-a brand new anthology of contemporary Latino poetry-is essential reading for students of modern poetry and Latino culture alike. Selected by award-winning poet, essayist, and editor Ray Gonzalez, the collection brings together substantial portions of the work of 15 of the most outstanding Latino poets: Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans... Read more >

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The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse

Edited by Louise Guinness


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 3, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4425-2 (1-4000-4425-1)

The Everyman Book of Nonsense Verse features an eclectic spectrum of contributors ranging wildly from Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll to Hilaire Belloc, Ted Hughes, Ogden Nash, and Shakespeare, with illustrations by Mervyn Peake, Quentin Blake, Emma Chichester Clark, Spike Milligan, and the deliciously sinister Edward Gorey. Such old favorites as... Read more >

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Arabic Poems

Edited by Marle Hammond


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71243-2 (0-375-71243-7)

A bilingual anthology of poems from the sixth century to the present, Arabic Poems is a one-of-a-kind showcase of a fascinating literary tradition.

The Arabic poetic legacy is as vast as it is deep, spanning a period of fifteen centuries in regions from Morocco to Iraq. Themes of love, nature, religion... Read more >

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Cold Mountain Poems
Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih
Written by Han Shan
Translated by J. P. Seaton


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 21, 2009
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-646-8 (1-59030-646-5)

The incomparable poetry of Han Shan and his sidekick Shih-Te, the rebel poets who became icons of Chinese poetry and Zen, newly translated and annotated by premier translator J. P. Seaton.

Popularized in the West by Beat Generation writers Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac, China’s “outsider” poets Han Shan (known as Cold... Read more >

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Three Hundred Tang Poems

Edited by Peter Harris


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-26973-7 (0-307-26973-6)

A new translation of a beloved anthology of poems from the golden age of Chinese culture—a treasury of wit, beauty, and wisdom from many of China’s greatest poets.

These roughly three hundred poems from the Tang Dynasty (618–907)—an age in which poetry and the arts flourished—were gathered in the eighteenth century into... Read more >

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The Ink Dark Moon
Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Ja pan
Translated by Jane Hirshfield


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 3, 1990
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72958-7 (0-679-72958-5)

One thousand years ago the Heian court of Imperial Japan was one of the most sophisticated cultures on earth. The literature of that classical age is the only one in which the predominant geniuses were women; among the foremost were the two translated in this volume. Ranging from the deeply erotic... Read more >

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Poems Bewitched and Haunted

Edited by John Hollander


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4388-0 (1-4000-4388-3)

A delightfully ghoulish array of specters and sorceresses, witches and ghosts, hags and apparitions haunt these pages—a literary parade of phantoms and shades to add to the revelry of All Hallow’s Eve.

From Homer to Horace, Pope to Poe, Randall Jarrell to James Merrill, Poems Bewitched and Haunted draws on three thousand... Read more >

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soulscript
A Collection of Classic African American Poetry
Written by June Jordan


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 2, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1846-6 (0-7679-1846-0)

Black poets from the early twentieth century and onward come together for a moving anthology, edited and organized by the late, revered poet June Jordan.

First published in 1970, soulscript is a poignant, panoramic collection of poetry from some of the most eloquent voices in the art. Selected for their literary... Read more >

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Sleeping on the Wing
An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing
Written by Kenneth Koch and Kate Farrell


Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1982
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-74364-6 (0-394-74364-4)

This book is specifically for high school students, though it is useful to college students and anyone interested in the art and craft of poetry. Koch and Farrell, experienced teachers as well as poets, write about poetry in such a way that students will find it accessible and interesting. The book... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lullabies and Poems for Children

Edited by Diana Secker Larson


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 30, 2002
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41419-0 (0-375-41419-3)

In this enchanting and comprehensive collection, the lullabies we all were rocked to sleep with, such as “Rock-a-Bye Baby” and “Hush Little Baby, Don’t You Cry,” mingle with traditional lullabies from around the world. Here are beautiful lyrics to sing or read to children, from Shakespeare’s lullaby for the fairy queen... Read more >

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Love Speaks Its Name
Gay and Lesbian Love Poems
Edited by J. D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41170-0 (0-375-41170-4)

From Sappho to Shakespeareto Cole Porter—a marvelous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry.

The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico Garcia Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Merrill. Their poems of love are among the most... Read more >

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Poems of the Sea

Edited by J. D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41329-2 (0-375-41329-4)

Throughout history, poets have felt the ancient pull of the sea, exploring the full range of mankind's nautical fears, dreams, and longings. The colorful legends of the sea–pirates and mermaids, phantom ships and the sunken city of Atlantis–have inspired as many imaginations as have the realities of lighthouses and shipwrecks, of... Read more >

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The Four Seasons
Poems
Edited by J.D. McClatchy
Introduction by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26834-1 (0-307-26834-9)

For the poet, even the most minute details of the natural world are starting points for flights of the imagination, and the pages of this collection celebrating the four seasons are brimming with an extraordinary range of observation and imagery. 

Here are poets past and present, from Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth... Read more >

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The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry

Written by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 25, 1996
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74115-2 (0-679-74115-1)

This groundbreaking volume may well be the poetry anthology for the global village. As selected by J.D. McClatchy, this collection includes masterpieces from four continents and more than two dozen languages in translations by such distinguished poets as Elizabeth Bishop, W.S. Merwin, Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney. Among the countries and... Read more >

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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry

Written by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3093-4 (1-4000-3093-5)

Now in its second edition, The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry has established itself in the decade since its original publication as an indispensable volume for everyone interested in poetry today, from poets and students and teachers of poetry to the ever-increasing audience for contemporary poets.

From Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop... Read more >

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Poems of the American West

Edited by Robert Mezey


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $12.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41459-6 (0-375-41459-2)

In this provocative and insightful anthology, many voices join in celebrating the remarkably vast and varied American West. The verse collected here ranges from Indian tribal lyrics to nineteenth-century folksongs like "The Streets of Laredo," from country-western lyrics to the poems of such non-American observers as Apollinaire and Borges. Here is... Read more >

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Love Poems by Women
An Anthology of Poetry from Around the World and Through the Ages
Written by Wendy Mulford


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 16, 1991
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90538-8 (0-449-90538-1)

Love Poems by Women is a first of its kind, revealing the female poet's varied use of genre that has historically belonged to men. These writers express love not only for their male and female loves, but for parents, children, and friends, for art, God, nature, and homeland. Here are poems... Read more >

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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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Very Bad Poetry

Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 1997
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77622-2 (0-679-77622-2)

Writing very bad poetry requires talent.  It helps to have a wooden ear for words, a penchant for sinking into a mire of sentimentality, and an enviable confidence that allows one to write despite absolutely appalling incompetence.

The 131 poems collected in this first-of-its-kind anthology are so glaringly awful that they embody a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Diaries of Exile

Written by Yannis Ritsos
Translated by Edmund Keeley and Karen Emmerich


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Archipelago
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-935744-58-0 (1-935744-58-5)

Winner of a 2014 PEN Literary Award for Best Poetry in Translation

Yannis Ritsos is a poet whose writing life is entwined with the contemporary history of his homeland. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this volume, which presents a series of three diaries in poetry that Ritsos wrote between 1948... Read more >

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Killer Verse
Poems of Murder and Mayhem
Edited by Harold Schechter and Kurt Brown


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-70093-3 (0-307-70093-3)

Killer Verse: Poems of Murder and Mayhem is a spine-tingling collection of terrifically creepy poems about the deadly art of murder.

The villains and victims who populate these pages range from Cain and Abel and Bluebeard and his wives to Lizzie Borden, Jack the Ripper, and Mafia hit men. The literary forms... Read more >

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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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)

REVISED AND UPDATED

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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