American Contemporary Poetry - Individual Poets
Why Bob Dylan Matters
Hardcover ISBN: 0062685732
A Harvard classics professor and expert on Bob Dylan expands on his popular seminar in a meditative examination of the musician's enduring influence, sharing insights into Dylan's formative experiences against a backdrop of western and classical literature.
Paperback ISBN: 1947793187
A latest collection by the prizewinning author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonc /i> explores black American womanhood through evocative themes ranging from self-conception and loneliness to objectification and ancestral trauma. Original.
Lessons on Expulsion
Paperback ISBN: 1555977782
An award-winning and hard-hitting new voice in contemporary American poetry The first time I ever came the light was weak and carnivorous. I covered my eyes and the night cleared its dumb throat. I heard my mother wringing her hands the next morning. Of course I put my underwear on backwards, of course the elastic didn't work. What I wanted most at that moment was a sandwich. But I just nursed on this leather whip. I just splattered my sheets with my sadness. —from “Poem of My Humiliations
Paperback ISBN: 0143128760
Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems "If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger," Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in Oliver’s love poems. Here, great happiness abounds. Our most delicate chronicler of physical landscape, Oliver has described her work as loving the world. With Felicity she examines what it means to love another person. She opens our eyes again to the territory within our own hearts; to the wild and to the quiet. In these poems, she describes—with joy—the strangeness and wonder of human connection. As in Blue Horses, Dog Songs, and A Thousand Mornings, with Felicity Oliver honors love, life, and beauty. Mary Oliver's bestselling collection of essays, Upstream, was published by Penguin Press in Fall 2016.
In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive
Paperback ISBN: 1524850616
A lyrical poet, Clementine von Radics presents In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive, a collection of brutally honest poetry that lends itself to the powerful anthem of survival. This collection bravely explores life at its darkest and most inspiring moments—drawing on central themes of love, loss, mental health, and abuse. An attempt to understand and to be understood, In a Dream You Saw a Way to Survive is an ode to vulnerability that delivers concentrated, thought-provoking, and earnest verse.
The Truro Bear and Other Adventures
Poems and Essays
Paperback ISBN: 0807068853
This collection brings together forty-five of Oliver’s classic poems and two essays. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of course, her little dog Percy, who appears and occasionally speaks in thirteen poems.
Take Me With You
Paperback ISBN: 0735219516
The first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam offers an illustrated collection of poems, some of which have never been published, that explores themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, family, forgiveness and what it means to be different in this strange age. Original.
Horoscopes for the Dead
Paperback ISBN: 0812975626
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 love and loss, youth and aging, solitude and union, Collins’s verbal gifts are on full display.