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The Colossus
The Colossus
Written by Sylvia Plath
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ISBN: 9780307808820
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The Colossus
and Other Poems
Written by Sylvia Plath


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: November 23, 2011
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With this startling, exhilarating book of poems, which was first published in 1960, Sylvia Plath burst into literature with spectacular force. In such classics as "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "The Disquieting Muses," "I Want, I Want," and "Full Fathom Five," she writes about sows and skeletons, fathers and suicides, about the noisy... Read more >
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Epigrams
Epigrams
Written by Martial, Translated by James Michie, Introduction by Shadi Bartsch
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ISBN: 9780307803139
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Epigrams

Written by Martial
Translated by James Michie
Introduction by Shadi Bartsch


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2011
Price: $13.99

Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite. With wit and... Read more >
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The Panther and the Lash
The Panther and the Lash
Written by Langston Hughes
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ISBN: 9780307949394
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The Panther and the Lash

Written by Langston Hughes


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 26, 2011
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I am the American heartbreak—
The rock on which Freedom
Stumped its toe—
The great mistake
That Jamestown made
Long ago.
— Langston Hughes, “American Heartbreak”
 
From the publication of his first book in 1926, Langston Hughes was America’s acknowledged poet of color, the first to commemorate the experience—and suffering—of African Americans in a voice that no... Read more >
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Written by Langston Hughes
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ISBN: 9780307949400
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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Written by Langston Hughes


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 26, 2011
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With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America.  The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue... Read more >
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The Best of Archy and Mehitabel
The Best of Archy and Mehitabel
Written by Don Marquis
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ISBN: 9780307700926
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The Best of Archy and Mehitabel

Written by Don Marquis


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $13.50

A selection of the best of the hilarious free-verse poems by the irreverent cockroach poet Archy and his alley-cat pal Mehitabel.

Don Marquis’s famous fictional insect appeared in his newspaper columns from 1916 into the 1930s, and he has delighted generations of readers ever since. A poet in a former life, Archy... Read more >
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In the Salt Marsh
In the Salt Marsh
Written by Nancy Willard
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ISBN: 9780307532534
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In the Salt Marsh

Written by Nancy Willard


Format: eBook, 72 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2011
Price: $11.99

In this strong, appealing collection, Nancy Willard shares her passion for observing the mysteries of the natural world, particularly the flora and fauna of Cape Cod and the Hudson Valley, where many of these poems are set. We see, through her eyes, the coming of darkness to an empty orchard, the... Read more >
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Love's Exquisite Freedom
Love's Exquisite Freedom
Written by Maya Angelou, Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781599621036
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Love's Exquisite Freedom

Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $19.95

The newest installment in Welcome Books' Art & Poetry series, Love's Exquisite Freedom pairs the lyrical grace of Maya Angelou with the exquisite art of Edward Burne-Jones. Angelou's poem of love's transcendent power finds a striking, sensual complement in Burne-Jones, a star of 19th century Britain's Aesthetic movement.  Burne-Jones continually examined... Read more >
Coral Road
Coral Road
Written by Garrett Hongo
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594761
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Coral Road
Poems
Written by Garrett Hongo


Format: Hardcover, 120 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $26.00

Garrett Hongo’s long-awaited third collection of poems is a beautiful, elegiac gathering of his Japanese-American ancestors in their Hawaiian landscape and a testament to the power of poetry, as it brings their marginalized yet heroic narratives into the realm of art.

In Coral Road Hongo explores the history of the impermanent homeland... Read more >
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Coral Road
Coral Road
Written by Garrett Hongo
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ISBN: 9780307701565
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Coral Road
Poems
Written by Garrett Hongo


Format: eBook, 120 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $12.99

Garrett Hongo’s long-awaited third collection of poems is a beautiful, elegiac gathering of his Japanese-American ancestors in their Hawaiian landscape and a testament to the power of poetry, as it brings their marginalized yet heroic narratives into the realm of art.

In Coral Road Hongo explores the history of the impermanent homeland... Read more >
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The Living Fire
The Living Fire
Written by Edward Hirsch
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ISBN: 9780375710032
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The Living Fire
New and Selected Poems
Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $21.00

A comprehensive selection of one of our most beloved poet’s rich and signifi cant body of work alongside a gathering of “brilliant, deeply pleasurable” new poems (Booklist). Read more >
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The Living Fire
The Living Fire
Written by Edward Hirsch
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ISBN: 9780307701336
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The Living Fire

Written by Edward Hirsch


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $14.99

A rich and significant collection of more than one hundred poems, drawn from a lifetime of “wild gratitude” in poetry.

In poems chronicling insomnia (“the blue-rimmed edge / of outer dark, those crossroads / where we meet the dead”), art and culture (poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan, love poems in... Read more >
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Where's the Moon, There's the Moon
Where's the Moon, There's the Moon
Written by Dan Chiasson
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ISBN: 9780375711862
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Where's the Moon, There's the Moon
Poems
Written by Dan Chiasson


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
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With “the easy charm of a natural New England oracle” (The Huffington Post), Dan Chiasson brings us poems of young fatherhood, love, and loss that, in his able hands, become existential examinations. Read more >
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Breath
Breath
Written by Philip Levine
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ISBN: 9780307514905
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Breath
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $12.99

Always a poet of memory and invention, Philip Levine looks back at his own life as well as the adventures of his ancestors, his relatives, and his friends, and at their rites of passage into an America of victories and betrayals. He transports us back to the street where he was... Read more >
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The Mercy
The Mercy
Written by Philip Levine
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ISBN: 9780307557889
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The Mercy
Poems
Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
Price: $12.99

Philip Levine's new collection of poems (his first since The Simple Truth was awarded the Pulitzer Prize) is a book of journeys: the necessary ones that each of us takes from innocence to experience, from youth to age, from confusion to clarity, from sanity to madness and back again, from life... Read more >
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New Selected Poems
New Selected Poems
Written by Philip Levine
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ISBN: 9780307761415
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New Selected Poems

Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2011
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Kindertotenwald
Kindertotenwald
Written by Franz Wright
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ISBN: 9780307272805
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Kindertotenwald
Prose Poems
Written by Franz Wright


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $26.00

A genre-bending collection of prose poems from Pulitzer Prize–winner Franz Wright brings us surreal tales of childhood, adolescence, and adult awareness, moving from the gorgeous to the shocking to a sense of peace. Wright’s most intimate thoughts and images appear before us in dramatic and spectral short narratives: mesmerizing poems whose... 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: 9780307757890
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Paradise Lost

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


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2011
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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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What Work Is
What Work Is
Written by Philip Levine
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ISBN: 9780307761958
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What Work Is

Written by Philip Levine


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $12.99

Winner of the National Book Award in 1991
 
“This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. These proletarian heroes, with names like Lonnie, Loo, Sweet Pea, and Packy, work the furnaces, forges, slag heaps, assembly lines, and loading docks at places with unglamorous names... Read more >
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Come, Thief
Come, Thief
Written by Jane Hirshfield
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ISBN: 9780307595423
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Come, Thief
Poems
Written by Jane Hirshfield


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
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A revelatory, indispensable collection of poems from Jane Hirshfield that centers on beauty, time, and the full embrace of an existence that time cannot help but steal from our arms.

Hirshfield is unsurpassed in her ability to sink into a moment’s essence and exchange something of herself with its finite music—and... Read more >
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Come, Thief
Come, Thief
Written by Jane Hirshfield
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ISBN: 9780307599445
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Come, Thief
Poems
Written by Jane Hirshfield


Format: eBook, 108 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $13.99

A revelatory, indispensable collection of poems from Jane Hirshfield that centers on beauty, time, and the full embrace of an existence that time cannot help but steal from our arms.

Hirshfield is unsurpassed in her ability to sink into a moment’s essence and exchange something of herself with its finite music—and... Read more >
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Wheeling Motel
Wheeling Motel
Written by Franz Wright
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Wheeling Motel

Written by Franz Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: August 16, 2011
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Wheeling Motel
Wheeling Motel
Written by Franz Wright
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ISBN: 9780307701329
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Wheeling Motel

Written by Franz Wright


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $12.99

In his tenth collection of poetry, Franz Wright gives us an exquisite book of reconciliation with the past and acceptance of what may come in the future.

From his earliest years, he writes in “Will,” he had “the gift of impermanence / so I would be ready, / accompanied / by... Read more >
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I Ask the Impossible
I Ask the Impossible
Written by Ana Castillo
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ISBN: 9780307801968
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I Ask the Impossible
Poems
Written by Ana Castillo


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $11.99

An Anchor Books Original

Cherished for her passionate fiction and exuberant essays, the author hailed by Julia Alvarez as ?una storyteller de primera,? and by Barbara Kingsolver in The Los Angeles Times as ?impossible to resist,? returns to her first love?poetry?to reveal an unwavering commitment to social justice, and a fervent embrace... Read more >
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Sailing Alone Around the Room
Sailing Alone Around the Room
Written by Billy Collins
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ISBN: 9780307431745
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Sailing Alone Around the Room
New and Selected Poems
Written by Billy Collins


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $13.99

Sailing Alone Around the Room, by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic... Read more >
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The Changing Light at Sandover
The Changing Light at Sandover
Written by James Merrill, Edited by J.D. McClatchy and Stephen Yenser
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ISBN: 9780375711749
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The Changing Light at Sandover

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $30.00

A welcome return to paperback: James Merrill’s most famous and celebrated work. Read more >
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