American Contemporary Poetry - Individual Poets
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
Devotions
The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399563245
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career. Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015. This timeless volume, arranged by Oliver herself, showcases the beloved poet at her edifying best. Within these pages, she provides us with an extraordinary and invaluable collection of her passionate, perceptive, and much-treasured observations of the natural world.
Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems
Fire to Fire
New and Selected Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 0060752513
A collection of top-selected works and new poems by the author of Dog Years features pieces that meditate on such topics as mortality, the instructive presence of animals, and art's ability to give shape to human life. Reprint.
Life of the Party: Poems
Life of the Party
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1984801902
Night School
Night School
Paperback      ISBN: 0143132350
"The poems in Carl Dennis's thirteenth collection are informed by an engagement with a world not fully accessible to the light of day, a world that can only be known with help from the imagination, whether we focus on ourselves, on people close at hand, or on the larger society. Only if we imagine alternatives to our present selves, Dennis suggests, can we begin to grasp who we are. Only if we imagine what is hidden from us about the lives of others can those lives begin to seem whole. Only if we can conceive of a social world different from the one we seem to inhabit can we begin to make sense of the country we call our own. To read these poems is to find ourselves invited into a dialogue between what is present and what is absent that proves surprisingand enlarging"--
Vessel
Vessel
Paperback      ISBN: 1571314679
Presents a collection of poetry by the African American, Chicago writer, in which she explores themes of the racism and sexism that permeate family life in the urban landscape.
The Rain in Portugal: Poems
The Rain in Portugal
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 0812982681
From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering nearly fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him “America’s favorite poet.
Dog Songs: Thirty-five Dog Songs and One Essay
Dog Songs
Thirty-five Dog Songs and One Essay
Paperback      ISBN: 0143125834
The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.
The Heart Is Strange: New Selected Poems
The Heart Is Strange
New Selected Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 0374535787
"A lively sampling from the work of one of the most celebrated and daring poets of the twentieth century John Berryman was perhaps the most idiosyncratic American poet of the twentieth century. Best known for the painfully sad and raucously funny cycle of Dream Songs, he wrote passionately: of love and despair, of grief and laughter, of longing for a better world and coming to terms with this one. The Heart Is Strange, a new selection of his poems, along with reissues of Berryman's Sonnets, 77 Dream Songs, and the complete Dream Songs, marks the centenary of his birth. The Heart Is Strange includes a generous selection from across Berryman's varied career: from his earliest poems, which show him learning the craft, to his breakthrough masterpiece, "Homage to Mistress Bradstreet," then to his mature verses, which find the poet looking back upon his lovers and youthful passions, and finally, to his late poems, in which he battles with sobriety and an increasingly religious sensibility. The defiant joy and wild genius of Berryman's work has been obscured by his struggles with mental illness and alcohol, his tempestuous relationships with women, and his suicide. This volume, which includes three previously uncollected poems and an insightful introduction by the editor Daniel Swift, celebrates the whole Berryman: tortured poet and teasing father, passionate lover and melancholy scholar. It is a perfect introduction to one of the finest bodies of work yet produced by an American poet"--
Wade in the Water: Poems
Wade in the Water
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1555978363
The extraordinary new poetry collection by Tracy K. Smith, the Poet Laureate of the United States Even the men in black armor, the ones Jangling handcuffs and keys, what else Are they so buffered against, if not love
Battle Dress: Poems
Battle Dress
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1324003014