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J. D. McClatchy

J. D. McClatchy is the author of five collections of poems: Scenes From Another Life, Stars Principal, The Rest of the Way, Ten Commandments, and Hazmat. He has also written two books of essays: White Paper and Twenty Questions. He has edited many other books, including The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry, Poets on Painters, and Horace: The Odes. In addition, he edits The Voice of the Poet series for Random House AudioBooks, and has written seven opera libretti. He is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters... Read More

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Love Speaks Its Name
Edited by J. D. McClatchy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | May 2001
$13.50/16.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-41170-0 (0-375-41170-4)

From Sappho to Shakespeare to Cole Porter–a marvelous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry.

The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico García Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Merrill. Their poems of love are among the most... Read more






On Wings of Song
Edited by J. D. McClatchy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 2000
$14.95/16.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-40749-9 (0-375-40749-9)

From backyard to barnyard, from hawks to hummingbirds, from pelicans to peacocks, from Coleridge's albatross to Keats's nightingale to Poe's raven-all manner of feathered beings, the inspiration for poetic flights of fancy through the ages, are gathered together in this delightful volume.

Some of the winged treasures: Emily Dickinson on the... Read more






Poems of the Sea
Edited by J. D. McClatchy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 2001
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-41329-2 (0-375-41329-4)

Throughout history, poets have felt the ancient pull of the sea, exploring the full range of mankind’s nautical fears, dreams, and longings. The colorful legends of the sea–pirates and mermaids, phantom ships and the sunken city of Atlantis–have inspired as many imaginations as have the realities of lighthouses and shipwrecks, of... Read more






Selected Poems
Written by James Merrill, Edited by J. D. McClatchy and Stephen Yenser
Knopf | Trade Paperback | October 2008
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71166-4 (0-375-71166-X)

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





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