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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
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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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Herbert: Poems
Herbert: Poems
Written by George Herbert
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ISBN: 9780307823632
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Herbert: Poems

Written by George Herbert


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 18, 2012
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George Herbert (1593-1633) has come to be one of the most admired of the metaphysical poets. Though he is a profoundly religious poet, even secular readers respond to his quiet intensity and exuberant inventiveness, which are amply showcased in this selection.

Herbert experimented brilliantly with a remarkable variety of forms, from hymns... 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
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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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Wheel With a Single Spoke
Wheel With a Single Spoke
Written by Nichita Stanescu, Translated by Sean Cotter
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935744153
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Wheel With a Single Spoke
and Other Poems
Written by Nichita Stanescu
Translated by Sean Cotter


Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2012
Price: $18.00

Winner of the Herder Prize, Nichita St?nescu was one of Romania’s most celebrated contemporary poets. This dazzling collection of poems – the most extensive collection of his work to date – reveals a world in which heavenly and mysterious forces converse with the everyday and earthbound, where love and a quest... Read more >
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
Format: Hardcover
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.


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more >
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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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The Shout
The Shout
Written by Simon Armitage
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ISBN: 9780375712067
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The Shout
Selected Poems
Written by Simon Armitage


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $16.95

Now in paperback, the powerful selected work of Simon Armitage, the most distinctive poetic voice of contemporary Britain.

Simon Armitage is arguably the leading British poet of the past twenty years. His knowledge of the English just as they are ("a gentleman farmer / living on reduced means, a cricketer's widow, /... Read more >
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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Written by Vladimir Nabokov, Introduction by Thomas Karshan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307593351
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Selected Poems

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Introduction by Thomas Karshan


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $30.00

Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English.

   These poems span the whole of Nabokov’s career, from the newly discovered “Music,” written in 1914, to the... Read more >
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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Written by Vladimir Nabokov, Introduction by Thomas Karshan
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ISBN: 9780307957559
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Selected Poems

Written by Vladimir Nabokov
Introduction by Thomas Karshan


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $12.99

Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English.

   These poems span the whole of Nabokov’s career, from the newly discovered “Music,” written in 1914, to the... Read more >
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Complete Poems
Complete Poems
Written by C.P. Cavafy, Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn
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ISBN: 9780375700897
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Complete Poems

Written by C.P. Cavafy
Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $35.00

An extraordinary literary event: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the complete poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the first English translation of the poet’s final Unfinished Poems—now published in one handsome edition and featuring the fullest literary commentaries available in English, by the renowned critic, scholar, and international best-selling author of... Read more >
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Complete Poems
Complete Poems
Written by C.P. Cavafy, Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn
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ISBN: 9780307959515
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Complete Poems

Written by C.P. Cavafy
Translated by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 736 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $16.99

An extraordinary literary event: Daniel Mendelsohn’s acclaimed two-volume translation of the complete poems of C. P. Cavafy—including the first English translation of the poet’s final Unfinished Poems—now published in one handsome edition and featuring the fullest literary commentaries available in English, by the renowned critic, scholar, and international best-selling author of... Read more >
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Poems of Edward Thomas

Written by Edward Thomas
Introduction by Peter Sacks


Format: eBook, 148 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $14.99

Since the publication of Walter de la Mare's first edition of his poems in 1920, Edward Thomas has gradually come to be seen as one of the great English poets of the 20th century. Though sometimes classified with Owen, Rosenberg, and Sassoon as a "war poet," he was rather a poet... Read more >
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
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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
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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 >
Collected Poems, 1953-1993
Collected Poems, 1953-1993
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780307961976
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Collected Poems, 1953-1993

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $17.99

“The idea of verse, of poetry, has always, during forty years spent working primarily in prose, stood at my elbow, as a standing invitation to the highest kind of verbal exercise—the most satisfying, the most archaic, the most elusive of critical control.  In hotel rooms and airplanes, on beaches and Sundays... Read more >
Facing Nature
Facing Nature
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780307961945
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Facing Nature

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 110 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
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John Updike’s fifth collection of poetry faces nature on a number of levels.  An opening section of sonnets touches upon death, aging, and, in a sequence of describing a week in Spain, insomnia and dread.  The poems that follow consider nature in the form of seasons, of planting trees and being... Read more >
Midpoint and Other Poems
Midpoint and Other Poems
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780307961921
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Midpoint and Other Poems

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 99 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $14.99

In the boldly eclectic title poem of his collection, John Updike employs the meters of Dante, Spenser, Pope, Whitman, and Pound, as well as the pictographic tactics of concrete poetry, to take an inventory of his life at the end of his thirty-fifth year—at midpoint.  These cantos form both a joke... Read more >
Telephone Poles and Other Poems
Telephone Poles and Other Poems
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780307961969
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Telephone Poles and Other Poems

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 83 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
Price: $11.99

WHEN, five years and five books of fiction ago, THE CARPENTERED HEN, John Updike’s first collection of verse, was published, Phyllis McGinley wrote: “I have been happily reading Mr. Updike in The New Yorker for some time and am happy, now, to own him collected.  When he first appeared in that... Read more >
Tossing and Turning
Tossing and Turning
Written by John Updike
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ISBN: 9780307961938
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Tossing and Turning

Written by John Updike


Format: eBook, 90 pages
On Sale: April 25, 2012
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John Updike’s first collection of verse since Midpoint takes its title from a poem about insomnia.  Throughout, this is poetry with its eyes wide open, restlessly alert for the oddities of reality and the double entendres of imagination.  Fanciers of light verse will find a middle section of delicate fossil prints... Read more >
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