American Contemporary Poetry - Individual Poets
Scared Violent Like Horses: Poems
Scared Violent Like Horses
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1571315071
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.
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 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
Registers of Illuminated Villages: Poems
Registers of Illuminated Villages
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1555978002
“Tarfia Faizullah is a poet of brave and unflinching vision.
A Thousand Mornings
A Thousand Mornings
Paperback      ISBN: 0143124056
The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humor, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience.
A Doll for Throwing: Poems
A Doll for Throwing
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 1555977812
The exquisite new collection by the award-winning poet Mary Jo Bang, author of The Last Two Seconds and Elegy We were ridiculous—me, with my high jinks and hat. Him, with his boredom and drink. I look back now and see buildings so thick that the life I thought I was making then is nothing but interlocking angles and above them, that blot of gray sky I sometimes saw. Underneath is the edge of what wasn’t known then. When I would go. When I would come back. What I would be when. —from “One Glass Negative