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God's Silence
God's Silence
Written by Franz Wright
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ISBN: 9780307528896
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God's Silence

Written by Franz Wright


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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In this luminous new collection of poems, Franz Wright expands on the spiritual joy he found in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Walking to Martha’s Vineyard. Wright, whom we know as a poet of exquisite miniatures, opens God’s Silence with “East Boston, 1996,” a powerful long poem that looks back at the darker... Read more >
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A Working Girl Can't Win
A Working Girl Can't Win
Written by Deborah Garrison
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ISBN: 9780307493392
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A Working Girl Can't Win
and Other Poems
Written by Deborah Garrison


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
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Deborah Garrison, whose work as an editor and writer has enlivened the pages of The New Yorker for more than a decade, evokes the characters and events of her everyday life with intense feeling and, more important, conjures up the universal dilemmas and pleasures of a young woman trying to come... Read more >
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The End of Desire
The End of Desire
Written by Jill Bialosky
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ISBN: 9780307555939
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The End of Desire

Written by Jill Bialosky


Format: eBook, 88 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
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Jill Bialosky's first collection of poems is an exceptional one--moving, very accomplished, marked by an unflinching realism and a sharply observant eye combined with great technical skill. Childhood and adolescence shattered by a father's death and the struggles of a mother to raise her daughters are among its concerns. The poems... Read more >
New And Selected Poems
New And Selected Poems
Written by Donald Justice
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ISBN: 9780307558541
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New And Selected Poems

Written by Donald Justice


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
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"He is one of our finest poets, " Anthony Hecht has said of Donald Justice. Winner most recently of a 1996 Lannan Literary Award, Justice has been the recipient of almost every contemporary grant and prize for poetry, from the Lamont to the Bollingen and the Pulitzer. The present volume replaces... Read more >
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The Ordering of Love
The Ordering of Love
Written by Madeleine L'Engle
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ISBN: 9780307551450
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The Ordering of Love
The New and Collected Poems of Madeleine L'Engle
Written by Madeleine L'Engle


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

Praise for The Ordering of Love
By Madeleine L’Engle

“In a brilliant marriage of myth and manner, histories sacred and profane, prayers of petition and of praise, these poems both articulate and illumine the trouble in the gap in which we live–the gap between human affections and Divine Love. L’Engle is unfailing in... Read more >
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Strike Sparks
Strike Sparks
Written by Sharon Olds
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ISBN: 9780307547606
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Strike Sparks
Selected Poems, 1980-2002
Written by Sharon Olds


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $14.99

A powerful collection from one of our most gifted and widely read poets–117 of her finest poems drawn from her seven published volumes.

Michael Ondaatje has called Sharon Olds’s poetry “pure fire in the hands” and cheered the “roughness and humor and brag and tenderness and completion in her work as she... Read more >
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New Selected Poems
New Selected Poems
Written by Mark Strand
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ISBN: 9780375711275
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New Selected Poems

Written by Mark Strand


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2009
Price: $23.00

From Sleeping with One Eye Open (1964) through the wonderful middle work that includes The Continuous Life (1990) and crowned by the Pulitzer Prize–winning Blizzard of One (1998) and his most recent new collection, Man and Camel (2006), this book gives us an essential selection of Mark Strand’s poetry from across... Read more >
On the Edge
On the Edge
Written by Kenneth Koch
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ISBN: 9780375711206
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On the Edge
Collected Long Poems
Written by Kenneth Koch


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $22.00

In paperback for the first time: Kenneth Koch’s six masterly, groundbreaking longer poems, which contain some of the poet’s most original work, full of exclamation and exaggeration but graced as well with dry wit and sophistication. Together they serve as the companion volume to the highly praised Collected Poems of Kenneth... Read more >
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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Written by Mona Van Duyn
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ISBN: 9780307545572
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Selected Poems

Written by Mona Van Duyn


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $13.99

This generous selection of Mona Van Duyn’s distinguished, award-winning work spans four decades. Beginning with her classic Valentines to the Wide World (1959), encompassing the intimate voice of Bedtime Stories (1972) and the moving Letters from a Father (1982), crowned by the life-spanning Firefall (1993), Selected Poems reacquaints us with a... Read more >
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Something Shining
Something Shining
Written by Daniel Halpern
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ISBN: 9780307559876
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Something Shining
Poems
Written by Daniel Halpern


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $13.99

Widely praised for his earlier collections, Daniel Halpern has grown steadily in stature and attainment. Now, with Something Shining, his first collection of new poems in seven years, he gives us an ambitious, wide-ranging meditation on birth, love, and maturity, marking a turning point in both his life and his work... Read more >
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On Love
On Love
Written by Edward Hirsch
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ISBN: 9780307558756
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On Love
Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $13.99

"Life has to have the plenitude of art," Edward Hirsch affirms in his fifth volume of poems, On Love, which further establishes him as a major artist. From its opening epigraph by Thomas Hardy and an initiating prayer for transformation, On Love takes up the subjects of separateness and fusion, autonomy... Read more >
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The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Written by Geoffrey Chaucer, Translated by Burton Raffel, Introduction by John Miles Foley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679643555
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The Canterbury Tales

Written by Geoffrey Chaucer
Translated by Burton Raffel
Introduction by John Miles Foley


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $36.00

It would be impossible to overstate the influence of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. A work with one metaphorical foot planted in the Florentine Renaissance literary tradition of Boccaccio’s Decameron and the other in works ranging from John Bunyan, Voltaire, and Mark Twain to the popular entertainments of our own time... Read more >
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The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
Written by Geoffrey Chaucer, Translated by Burton Raffel
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ISBN: 9781588367648
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The Canterbury Tales

Written by Geoffrey Chaucer
Translated by Burton Raffel


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 18, 2008
Price: $13.99

Lively, absorbing, often outrageously funny, Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is a work of genius, an undisputed classic that has held a special appeal for each generation of readers. The Tales gathers twenty-nine of literature’s most enduring (and endearing) characters in a vivid group portrait that captures the full spectrum of medieval... Read more >
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Sparrow
Sparrow
Written by Carol Muske-Dukes
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ISBN: 9780307491190
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Sparrow
Poems
Written by Carol Muske-Dukes


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2008
Price: $11.99

Sparrow, a luminous new volume of poetry by acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Carol Muske-Dukes, draws the reader into a mesmerizing world of love and loss. In the wake of personal tragedy, the death of her husband, Muske-Dukes asks herself the questions that undergird all of art, all of elegy. “What... Read more >
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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Written by James Merrill, Edited by J. D. McClatchy and Stephen Yenser
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ISBN: 9780375711664
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Selected Poems

Written by James Merrill
Edited by J. D. McClatchy and Stephen Yenser


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2008
Price: $16.00

James Merrill himself once called his body of work “chronicles of love and loss,” and in twenty books written over four decades he used the details of his own life—comic and haunting, exotic and domestic—to shape a portrait that in turn mirrored the image of our world and our moment. This... Read more >
To the House of Collateral Damage
To the House of Collateral Damage
Written by William La Riche
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ISBN: 9781583228593
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To the House of Collateral Damage
Centuries of the Civilian Dead
Written by William La Riche


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $17.95

This incredibly ambitious, book-length poem takes on the modern problem of war. The poem's great achievement is that it situates our own age, not as a golden age, but as one notable for its harshness and brutality, especially towards noncombatants, as well as for the beauty of the language that can... Read more >
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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures
The Truro Bear and Other Adventures
Written by Mary Oliver
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ISBN: 9780807068847
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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures
Poems and Essays
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2008
Price: $23.00

From a poet who teaches us the beauty and magic of the natural world comes a reminder that this world includes "the creatures, with their / thick fur, their shy and wordless gaze. Their / infallible sense of what their lives / are meant to be."

In The Truro Bear and Other... Read more >
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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures
Poems and Essays
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 1, 2008
Price: $15.00

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, a companion volume to Owls and Other Fantasies and Blue Iris, brings together ten new poems, thirty-five of Oliver's classic poems, and two essays all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of... Read more >
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One Secret Thing
One Secret Thing
Written by Sharon Olds
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ISBN: 9780375711770
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One Secret Thing

Written by Sharon Olds


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: September 30, 2008
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Sharon Olds completes her cycle of family poems in a book at once intense and harmonic, playful with language, and rich with a new self-awareness and sense of irony.

The opening poem, with its sequence of fearsome images of war, serves as a prelude to poems of home in which humor, anger... Read more >
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Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost
Written by John Milton, Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon
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ISBN: 9780375757969
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Paradise Lost

Written by John Milton
Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2008
Price: $12.00

Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon

John Milton’s Paradise Lost, an epic poem on the clash between God and his fallen angel, Satan, is a profound meditation on fate, free will, and divinity, and one of the most beautiful works in world literature. Extracted from the Modern Library’s...

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Poems for New Orleans
Poems for New Orleans
Written by Edward Sanders
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ISBN: 9781556437427
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Poems for New Orleans

Written by Edward Sanders


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2008
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The indomitable spirit of the people of New Orleans is the focus of this powerful suite of poems by counterculture icon Ed Sanders. The book begins with a series of vivid evocations of key events and personalities in the city’s history, then brings this colorful legacy into the present with the... Read more >
The Border Kingdom
The Border Kingdom
Written by D. Nurkse
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ISBN: 9780307268020
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The Border Kingdom

Written by D. Nurkse


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2008
Price: $26.00

In a collection of urgent and intimate poems, D. Nurkse explores the biblical past and the terrifying politics of the present with which it resonates, the legacy of fathers and the flawed kingdoms they leave their sons.

In “Ben Adan,” a stunning poem in the opening sequence of the collection, we witness... Read more >
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They Lift Their Wings to Cry
They Lift Their Wings to Cry
Written by Brooks Haxton
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ISBN: 9780307268457
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They Lift Their Wings to Cry

Written by Brooks Haxton


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $25.00

Brooks Haxton’s poetry has celebrated for thirty years our troubled pleasures in the daily world. This new collection, titled after a meditation on the cry of the snowy tree cricket, gives us his most moving response to the ferocious beauty of nature and to the folly and magnificence of human undertakings.

In... Read more >
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Mute Objects of Expression

Written by Francis Ponge
Translated by Lee Fahnestock


Format: eBook, 165 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2008
Price: $17.00

Francis Ponge boldly proclaims his poetic goal in Mute Objects of Expression: "To accept the challenge that objects offer to language." These objects—less chosen than received spontaneously—are perceived with inimitable Pongean humor and rendered into glimmering still lifes. He gives voice to the often unnoticed aspects of natural objects and beings... Read more >
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Mute Objects of Expression
Mute Objects of Expression
Written by Francis Ponge, Translated by Lee Fahnestock
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ISBN: 9780976395034
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Mute Objects of Expression

Written by Francis Ponge
Translated by Lee Fahnestock


Format: Trade Paperback, 165 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2008
Price: $17.00

Francis Ponge boldly proclaims his poetic goal in Mute Objects of Expression: "To accept the challenge that objects offer to language." These objects—less chosen than received spontaneously—are perceived with inimitable Pongean humor and rendered into glimmering still lifes. He gives voice to the often unnoticed aspects of natural objects and beings... Read more >
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