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Carmela Ciuraru

Carmela Ciuraru is the editor of the anthology First Loves: Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and Inspired Them, and the former editor of the Journal of the Poetry Society of America. A graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, she lives in New York City.


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Beat Poets
Edited by Carmela Ciuraru
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | July 2002
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-41332-2 (0-375-41332-4)

This rousing anthology features the work of more than twenty-five writers from the great twentieth-century countercultural literary movement. Writing with an audacious swagger and an iconoclastic zeal, and declaiming their verse with dramatic flourish in smoke-filled cafés, the Beats gave birth to a literature of previously unimaginable expressive range.

The defining work... Read more

Edited by Carmela Ciuraru
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2003
$14.95/16.99(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4037-7 (1-4000-4037-X)

From Chaucer to Billy Collins and from basset hounds to brindle bull terriers, Doggerel presents a robust brood of the most charming verse tributes ever offered to our beloved canine companions.

The rich and assorted cadences of some of the most distinguished poets across the centuries ring out from these pages–from Spenser... Read more

Animal Poems
Edited by Carmela Ciuraru, Emily Fragos and J.D. McClatchy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 2010
$53.00/66.39(Canada) | 978-0-307-70086-5 (0-307-70086-0)

A must-have collection for any animal lover. These delightful volumes from the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets series contain rich and assorted cadences from poets across the centuries. With colorful cloth sewn bindings, elegant gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers, these books are essentials for any home library.

Titles included:
Doggerel, edited by... Read more

Written by Carmela Ciuraru
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | May 2007
$12.50/15.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-26458-9 (0-307-26458-0)

A celebration of fathers and fatherhood, this one-of-a-kind anthology features the richly varied voices of daughters and sons, and of fathers and grandfathers themselves.

From eleventh-century Chinese poet Su Tung-p'o's witty "On the Birth of His Son" to Dylan Thomas's poignant "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," from Sylvia... Read more

Edited by Carmela Ciuraru
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2005
$14.95/19.50(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4356-9 (1-4000-4356-5)

Celebrating mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, grandmothers and grandchildren, Motherhood is a glorious, wonderfully intimate tribute to the first love in every reader’s life.

From tenth-century Japan’s Izumi Shikibu, colonial America’s Anne Bradstreet, and Victorian England’s Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Israel’s Yehuda Amichai, Ireland’s Paul Muldoon, and Russia’s Anna Akhmatova, poets... Read more

Poems About Horses
Edited by Carmela Ciuraru
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2009
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-26925-6 (0-307-26925-6)

A captivating anthology that celebrates one of nature’s most majestic creatures and the age-old bond between humans and horses.

All kinds of equine characters grace these pages, from magnificent warhorses to cowboys’ trusty steeds, from broken-down nags to playful colts, from wild horses to dream horses. We encounter the famous Trojan horse... Read more

Edited by Carmela Ciuraru
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2005
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4423-8 (1-4000-4423-5)

A literary sanctuary for what Shakespeare called “sessions of sweet silent thought,” this exquisite gathering of poems speaks to the consolations of solitude. Here is Wordsworth wandering “lonely as a cloud”; Poe confiding “all I loved, I loved alone”; Yeats’s communion with “the deep heart’s core”; and Han Shan’s heart of... Read more