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Stag's Leap
Stag's Leap
Written by Sharon Olds
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307959911
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Stag's Leap
Poems
Written by Sharon Olds


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $12.99

In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending, Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility that...

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Wounded in the House of a Friend

Written by Sonia Sanchez


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00

Renowned African-American poet Sonia Sanchez explores the pain, self-doubt, and anger that emerge in women's lives: an unfaithful life partner, a brutal rape, the murder of a woman by her granddaughter, the ravages of drugs. Sanchez transforms the unspoken and sometimes violent betrayals of our lives into a liberating vision of... Read more >
Almost Invisible
Almost Invisible
Written by Mark Strand
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ISBN: 9780307957641
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Almost Invisible
Poems
Written by Mark Strand


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $11.99

From Pulitzer Prize–winner Mark Strand comes an exquisitely witty and poignant series of prose poems. Sometimes appearing as pure prose, sometimes as impure poetry, but always with Strand’s clarity and simplicity of style, they are like riddles, their answers vanishing just as they appear within reach. Fable, domestic satire, meditation, joke... Read more >
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Tweet Land of Liberty
Tweet Land of Liberty
Written by Elinor Lipman
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ISBN: 9780807042434
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Tweet Land of Liberty
Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus
Written by Elinor Lipman


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $9.95

Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) chronicles the 2012 election season with a poem a day—all in 140 characters or less. Read more >
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Tweet Land of Liberty
Irreverent Rhymes from the Political Circus
Written by Elinor Lipman


Format: eBook, 120 pages
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $9.95

Elinor Lipman (@elinorlipman) chronicles the 2012 election season with a poem a day—all in 140 characters or less. Read more >
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The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Written by Emily Dickinson, Introduction by Billy Collins
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ISBN: 9780307823786
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The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Written by Emily Dickinson
Introduction by Billy Collins


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: August 22, 2012
Price: $9.99

Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. This enthralling collection includes more than four hundred poems that were published between Dickinson's... Read more >
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Singing Yet
Singing Yet
Written by Stan Rice
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ISBN: 9780307805164
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Singing Yet
New and Selected Poems
Written by Stan Rice


Format: eBook, 226 pages
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $12.99

“There are so many profound and finely constructed poems in Singing Yet (like the Whitmanesque ‘America the Beautiful’ in which the poet pledges allegiance ‘this time to the vivification of our lost Body Politic,/ nerves and follicles and arteries/ ablaze in the suaveness of night’) that it is impossible to cover...

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A Poet's Mind
A Poet's Mind
Edited by Christopher Wagstaff, Contribution by Robert Duncan, Foreword by Gerrit Lansing
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583944547
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A Poet's Mind
Collected Interviews with Robert Duncan, 1960-1985
Edited by Christopher Wagstaff
Contribution by Robert Duncan
Foreword by Gerrit Lansing


Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $24.95

Robert Duncan (1919-1988), one of the major postwar American poets, was an adulated figure among his contemporaries, including Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, and Denise Levertov. Lawrence Ferlinghetti remarked that Duncan "had the best ear this side of Dante." His stature is increasingly recognized as comparable to that of Ezra Pound, William... Read more >
New Addresses
New Addresses
Written by Kenneth Koch
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307558558
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New Addresses

Written by Kenneth Koch


Format: eBook, 88 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $12.99

Kenneth Koch, who has already considerably "stretched our ideas of what it is possible to do in poetry" (David Lehman), here takes on the classic poetic device of apostrophe, or direct address. His use of it gives him yet another chance to say things never said before in prose or in... Read more >
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A Possible World
A Possible World
Written by Kenneth Koch
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ISBN: 9780307542601
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A Possible World

Written by Kenneth Koch


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

"For the last thirty years or more, Kenneth Koch has been writing the most exuberant poems in America. In an arena where such good spirits are rare, he has become a national treasure. In his book of personal addresses to what has mattered most in his seventy-plus years on the planet... Read more >
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Sun Out
Sun Out
Written by Kenneth Koch
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307547651
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Sun Out
Selected Poems 1952-1954
Written by Kenneth Koch


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

Mr. Koch’s poems have a natural voice, they are quick, alert, instinctive . . . He has vivacity and go, originality of perception and intoxication with life. Most important of all, he is not dull.” --Frank O’Hara, Poetry, 1955

Gathered together for the first time, the exciting, startling early work of one... Read more >
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Dispatch from the Future
Poems
Written by Leigh Stein


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $14.95

"I love these poems." —Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine
 
Funny, surprising and lyrical, these poems range from the deserts of the Southwest to the abysses of Facebook. From online dating to beauty pageants, Greek mythology to road trips, Leigh Stein gives us resilient young women in longing and in love.
 
Post-confessional—like Sylvia Plath raised on... Read more >
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Dispatch from the Future
Dispatch from the Future
Written by Leigh Stein
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ISBN: 9781612191348
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Dispatch from the Future
Poems
Written by Leigh Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $14.95

"I love these poems." —Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine
 
Funny, surprising and lyrical, these poems range from the deserts of the Southwest to the abysses of Facebook. From online dating to beauty pageants, Greek mythology to road trips, Leigh Stein gives us resilient young women in longing and in love.
 
Post-confessional—like Sylvia Plath raised on... Read more >
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Emerson: Poems
Emerson: Poems
Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307823625
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Emerson: Poems

Written by Ralph Waldo Emerson


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $9.99

Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the best-loved figures in nineteenth-century American literature. 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, Emerson... Read more >
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The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Written by Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edited by Nancy Milford
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307824141
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The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Written by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edited by Nancy Milford


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: July 18, 2012
Price: $9.99

"These are the poems that made Edna St. Vincent Millay’s reputation when she was young. Saucy, insolent, flip, and defiant, her little verses sting the page," writes Nancy Milford in the Introduction to The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay. As one of America’s most beloved poets–and the winner of... Read more >
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Breathing Room
Breathing Room
Written by Peter Davison
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ISBN: 9780307824509
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Breathing Room
Poems
Written by Peter Davison


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: July 11, 2012
Price: $9.99

"Peter Davison, for years, has pondered with clear insight the perspectives of affection, attachment, loss, and memory, his language spare and his tone classical and deceptively quiet. The poems of this new collection look at the same world with surprise and speak of it with a startled and startling freedom, feeling... Read more >
A Night in Brooklyn
A Night in Brooklyn
Written by D. Nurkse
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ISBN: 9780307959324
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A Night in Brooklyn
Poems
Written by D. Nurkse


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $26.00

D. Nurkse’s deeply satisfying new collection is a haunted love letter to the far corners of his hometown, Brooklyn, New York, and a meditation on the selves that were left behind in those indelible places.

Here Nurkse brings alive the particular details that shape a life, in this case unique to... Read more >
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A Night in Brooklyn
A Night in Brooklyn
Written by D. Nurkse
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ISBN: 9780307959331
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A Night in Brooklyn
Poems
Written by D. Nurkse


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $13.99

D. Nurkse’s deeply satisfying new collection is a haunted love letter to the far corners of his hometown, Brooklyn, New York, and a meditation on the selves that were left behind in those indelible places.

Here Nurkse brings alive the particular details that shape a life, in this case unique to... Read more >
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Black Series
Black Series
Written by Laurie Sheck
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307514516
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Black Series
Poems
Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

In her remarkable Black Series, Laurie Sheck turns the ordinary world inside out and shows us its glittering seams. Her long, elegantly quizzical lines convey a haunted vision of human striving which is in part an elaboration on our daily reality, and in part a fantastic departure from it. “I can... Read more >
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Captivity
Captivity
Written by Laurie Sheck
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ISBN: 9780307494344
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Captivity

Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

The “exquisite and haunting” (Booklist) collection of poems built around the language and mystique of American captivity narratives in which Sheck enters the vivid life we live inside our own minds and selves, and takes us into the mysterious underside of consciousness and selfhood.


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The Willow Grove
The Willow Grove
Written by Laurie Sheck
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ISBN: 9780307561183
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The Willow Grove

Written by Laurie Sheck


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: June 27, 2012
Price: $12.99

Laurie Sheck interweaves the contemporary with the mythic, creating a realm in which such things as radios, skyscrapers, expressways, and mannequins are at once familiar and strange; immediate, yet tinged with the light of distance and myth. It is a realm where faces on a television newscast disappear "into the undertow... Read more >
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Shake Loose My Skin
New and Selected Poems
Written by Sonia Sanchez


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.00

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. Read more >
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A Draft of Light
A Draft of Light
Written by John Hollander
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ISBN: 9780307494917
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A Draft of Light
Poems
Written by John Hollander


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

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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Americana
Americana
Written by John Updike
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307512536
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Americana
and Other Poems
Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $19.99

John Updike's first collection of verse since his Collected Poems, 1953-1993 brings together fifty-eight poems, three of them of considerable length. The four sections take up, in order: America, its cities and airplanes; the poet's life, his childhood, birthdays, and ailments; foreign travel, to Europe and the tropics; and, beginning with... Read more >
The Carpentered Hen
The Carpentered Hen
Written by John Updike
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307961952
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The Carpentered Hen

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 84 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

As a present to John Updike on his fiftieth birthday, and as a treat for his readers, his first book, a collection of light verse originally published twenty-five years ago, is brought back into print, with an author’s foreword and some small revisions.
                Many of these poems were written when the... Read more >
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