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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
Price: $25.00

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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ISBN: 9780375711473
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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: $11.99

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 >
Seeing Stars
Seeing Stars
Written by Simon Armitage
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594839
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Seeing Stars
Poems
Written by Simon Armitage


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $25.00

A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage. With its vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, and tall tales, this absurdist, unreal exploration of modern society brings us a chorus of unique and unforgettable voices.

All are welcome at this twilit, visionary carnival: the man whose wife... Read more >
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Seeing Stars
Seeing Stars
Written by Simon Armitage
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ISBN: 9780307599438
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Seeing Stars

Written by Simon Armitage


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $13.99

A thrilling new collection from the hugely acclaimed British poet Simon Armitage. With its vivid array of dramatic monologues, allegories, and tall tales, this absurdist, unreal exploration of modern society brings us a chorus of unique and unforgettable voices.

All are welcome at this twilit, visionary carnival: the man whose wife... Read more >
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Kabir
Ecstatic Poems
Written by Robert Bly


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 1, 2011
Price: $14.00

Originally published in 1976, with more than 75,000 copies in print, this collection of poems by fifteenth-century ecstatic poet Kabir is full of fun and full of thought. Columbia University professor of religion John Stratton Hawley has contributed an introduction that makes clear Kabir's immense importance to the contemporary reader and... Read more >
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I Praise My Destroyer
I Praise My Destroyer
Written by Diane Ackerman
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ISBN: 9780307763372
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I Praise My Destroyer
Poems
Written by Diane Ackerman


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $9.99

Diane Ackerman's poems reveal her intense response to the several worlds of nature, science, and society. Her lyricism fuses wit and sobriety, meditation and activism, and she confronts us with figures both real and fantastic.

As always, her strong connection with the natural world, the realms of language and literature, myth and... Read more >
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Jaguar of Sweet Laughter
Jaguar of Sweet Laughter
Written by Diane Ackerman
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ISBN: 9780307763389
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Jaguar of Sweet Laughter
New and Selected Poems
Written by Diane Ackerman


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

In A Natural History of the Senses Diane Ackerman revealed herself as a naturalist who writes with the sensuous immediately of a great poet. Now Jaguar of Sweet Laughter presents the work of a poet with the precise and wondering eye of a gifted naturalist.

Ackermans's Olympian vision records and transforms landscapes... Read more >
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Broetry
Broetry
Written by Brian McGackin
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ISBN: 9781594745171
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Broetry

Written by Brian McGackin


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $12.95

As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis? 

Enter Broetry—a stunning debut from a dazzling... Read more >
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Broetry

Written by Brian McGackin


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $12.95

As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis? 

Enter Broetry—a stunning debut from a dazzling... Read more >
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Field of Light and Shadow
Field of Light and Shadow
Written by David Young
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ISBN: 9780307599612
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Field of Light and Shadow
Selected and New Poems
Written by David Young


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: May 31, 2011
Price: $9.99

A career-spanning volume from one of our most valuable living American poets, offering poems that display an exquisite ear tuned to the natural world, to love and friendship, and to the continually renewable possibilities of language. David Young’s settings are at once local and universal—an adolescence in Omaha, late summer on... Read more >
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Mercury Dressing
Mercury Dressing
Written by J.D. McClatchy
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ISBN: 9780375711787
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Mercury Dressing
Poems
Written by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: May 17, 2011
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This beautiful collection from J. D. McClatchy holds up a mirror to the soul, considering heroic and human figures in poems that “balance mandarin wit with enormous learning, a fully twenty-first-century sensibility and a deft use of the demotic” (Bookpage). Read more >
Horoscopes for the Dead
Horoscopes for the Dead
Written by Billy Collins
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ISBN: 9780679604501
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Horoscopes for the Dead
Poems
Written by Billy Collins


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $13.99

WINNER—BEST POETRY—GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
NEWSWEEK/THE DAILY BEAST

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

 
Billy Collins is widely acknowledged as a prominent player at the table of modern American poetry. And in this smart, lyrical, and mischievous collection of poetry, which covers the everlasting themes of... Read more >
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The Everyman Chesterton
The Everyman Chesterton
Written by G.K. Chesterton, Edited by Ian Ker, Introduction by Ian Ker
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ISBN: 9780307594976
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The Everyman Chesterton

Written by G.K. Chesterton
Edited by Ian Ker
Introduction by Ian Ker


Format: Hardcover, 952 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $30.00

The first one-volume reader of the best of G. K. Chesterton’s writing in the full range of genres he mastered.

Chesterton was a towering literary figure of the early twentieth century, accomplished and prolific in many literary forms. A forceful proponent of Christianity and a critic of both conservatism and liberalism, he... Read more >
Wild Horses, Wild Dreams
Wild Horses, Wild Dreams
Written by Lindy Hough
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ISBN: 9781556439629
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Wild Horses, Wild Dreams
New and Selected Poems 1971-2010
Written by Lindy Hough


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $22.95

Wild Horses, Wild Dreams follows a trajectory from the early seventies to the present, giving a generous overview of Lindy Hough’s intellectual world and emotionally evocative language. The book samples poems from previously published books along with new poems. Selections from Changing Woman, Psyche, The Sun in Cancer, and Outlands &... Read more >
Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Written by Anthony Hecht, Edited by J.D. McClatchy
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ISBN: 9780375711985
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Selected Poems

Written by Anthony Hecht
Edited by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $21.00

Alongside Wallace Stevens, James Merrill, and other pillars of twentieth-century poetry, Anthony Hecht joins the Borzoi Poetry series.

Hecht, whose writing rings with the cadences of the King James Bible, and who, as an infantryman at the end of World War II, participated in the liberation of the concentration camps, lived and... Read more >
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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
Written by Anthony Hecht, Edited by J.D. McClatchy
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ISBN: 9780307598974
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Selected Poems

Written by Anthony Hecht
Edited by J.D. McClatchy


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $15.99

Alongside Wallace Stevens, James Merrill, and other pillars of twentieth-century poetry, Anthony Hecht joins the Borzoi Poetry series.

Hecht, whose writing rings with the cadences of the King James Bible, and who, as an infantryman at the end of World War II, participated in the liberation of the concentration camps, lived and... Read more >
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Collected Novels and Plays
Collected Novels and Plays
Written by James Merrill
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ISBN: 9780307555212
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Collected Novels and Plays

Written by James Merrill


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2011
Price: $21.99

Following the widely celebrated Collected Poems, this second volume in the series of James Merrill’s works brings us Merrill as novelist and playwright. Just as in his poems we come upon prose pieces, dramatic dialogue, and even a short play in verse, in his novels and plays we find the rhythms... Read more >
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The Hunger Moon
The Hunger Moon
Written by Marge Piercy
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ISBN: 9780307599810
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The Hunger Moon
New and Selected Poems, 1980-2010
Written by Marge Piercy


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

This new gathering of Marge Piercy’s poems—energetic, funny, political, full of vitality—brings us the heart of her mature work, the first selected since Circles on the Water in 1982.

Here are poems that chart the milestone events and fierce passions of her middle years: the death of her mother, whom we... Read more >
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