American Contemporary Poetry - Individual Poets
Nothing to Declare: Poems
Nothing to Declare
Poems
Paperback      ISBN: 0374536694
A bold collection of poems of feral beauty and intense vulnerability Henri Cole's bold collection, Nothing to Declare, contains poems of feral beauty and intense vulnerability. Each poem starts up from its own unique occasion and is then conducted through surprising (sometimes unnerving) and self-steadying domains. The result is a daring, delicate, unguarded, and tender collection. After his last three books--Touch, Blackbird and Wolf, andMiddle Earth--in which the sonnet was a thrown shape and not merely a template, Cole's buoyant new poems seem trim and terse, with a forthright, clear-eyed moral gaze. In their sorrowful richness, they combine a susceptibility to sensuousness and an awareness of desolation. Cole transforms the pain of experience into the keen pleasure of expressive language, with his precise reliability of detail, a supple wealth of sound, and a speculative truthfulness.Nothing to Declare is a rare work that is light in touch but with just enough weight to mark the soul.
O Holy Cow!
O Holy Cow!
Paperback      ISBN: 0061567132
Hall of Fame shortstop and Yankees broadcaster extraordinaire, the incomparable Phil Rizutto (1917-2007) waxed poetic on America's favorite pastime from the glorious days of Mantle and Maris well into the reign of Jeter and Rivera. For more than a quarter century the Bard of the Booth captured great moments in baseball—and effortlessly interwove them with essential and often hilarious insights into the human condition. In loving commemoration and celebration of the life and career of an exceptional Man of Baseball, this new edition of O Holy Cow! includes a new foreword by baseball legend Bobby Murcer, a new poem written by editors Tom Peyer and Hart Seely, and more than sixty additional never-before-published masterworks of short, impromptu verse that capture the unmistakable voice of the unforgettable Rizzuto.
Obliterations
Obliterations
Paperback      ISBN: 1597097403
"Every day we are forced to integrate the world's news into our personal lives; we all have to decide what parts of the flood of news resonate with us and what we need to turn away from, out of necessity or sensitivity. Obliterations--a collection of erasure poems that use The New York Times as their source texts--springs from that seemingly immediate process of personalizing news information. By cutting, synthesizing and arranging existing news items into new poems, the erasure process creates a link between the authors' poetic sensibilities and the supposedly more "objective" view of the newsmakers. Each author used the same articles but wrote separate erasures without seeing the other's versions, highlighting the wonderful similarities and differencesthat arise when two works--or any two people with individual tastes and lenses--share the same stories"--
The Octopus Museum
The Octopus Museum
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525655654
This collection of bold and scathingly beautiful feminist poems imagines what comes after our current age of environmental destruction, racism, sexism, and divisive politics. Informed by Brenda Shaughnessy's craft as a poet and her worst fears as a mother, the poems in The Octopus Museum blaze forth from her pen: in these pages, we see that what was once a generalized fear for our children (car accidents, falling from a tree) is now hyper-reasonable, specific, and multiple: school shootings, nuclear attack, loss of health care, a polluted planet. As Shaughnessy conjures our potential future, she movingly (and often with humor) envisions an age where cephalopods might rule over humankind, a fate she suggests we may just deserve after destroying their oceans. These heartbreaking, terrified poems are the battle cry of a woman who is fighting for the survival of the world she loves, and a stirring exhibition of who we are as a civilization.
Odes
Odes
Hardcover      ISBN: 0451493621
Sharon Olds follows her Pulitzer Prize winner, Stag's Leap, with a stunning book of odes. Opening with a powerful and tender "Ode to the Hymen," Sharon Olds uses this age-old poetic form to address many aspects of herself, in a collection that is centered around the female body and female pleasures, and touches along the way on parts of her own story that will be familiar from earlier works, each episode and memory now burnished by the wisdom and grace of looking back. In such poems as "Ode to My Sister," "Ode of Broken Loyalty," "Ode to My Whiteness," "Blow Job Ode, " "Ode to the Last 38 Trees in New York City Visible from This Window," Olds treats us to an intimate self-examination that, like all her work, is universal and by turns searing and charming in its honesty. From the early bodily joys and sorrows of her girlhood to the recent deaths of those dearest to her -- the "Sheffield Mountain Ode" for Galway Kinnell is one of the most stunning pieces here -- Olds shapes her world in language that is startlingly fresh, profound in its conclusions, and life-giving for the reader.
Odes
Odes
Paperback      ISBN: 0451493648
Sharon Olds follows her Pulitzer Prize winner, Stag's Leap, with a stunning book of odes. Opening with a powerful and tender "Ode to the Hymen," Sharon Olds uses this age-old poetic form to address many aspects of herself, in a collection that is centered around the female body and female pleasures, and touches along the way on parts of her own story that will be familiar from earlier works, each episode and memory now burnished by the wisdom and grace of looking back. In such poems as "Ode to My Sister," "Ode of Broken Loyalty," "Ode to My Whiteness," "Blow Job Ode, " "Ode to the Last 38 Trees in New York City Visible from This Window," Olds treats us to an intimate self-examination that, like all her work, is universal and by turns searing and charming in its honesty. From the early bodily joys and sorrows of her girlhood to the recent deaths of those dearest to her -- the "Sheffield Mountain Ode" for Galway Kinnell is one of the most stunning pieces here -- Olds shapes her world in language that is startlingly fresh, profound in its conclusions, and life-giving for the reader. From the Hardcover edition.
Old Business
Old Business
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0999431331
Old River, New River: A Miscellany
Old River, New River
A Miscellany
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1945063254
Old Soul Love
Old Soul Love
Paperback      ISBN: 1449496776
An Instagram poet with hundreds of thousands of followers, Christopher Poindexter presents a new poetry collection themed on love in its many forms. OLD SOUL LOVE is a combination of new, never-before-seen poetry, mixed in with some of Christopher’s most popular Instagram pieces, all of which explore the many shapes and forms of love. Unrequited love. Platonic love. Lost love. Self-love. And, for a lucky few humans: old soul love that seems to transcend even death.
On Love
On Love
Hardcover      ISBN: 006239603x
A latest collection by the author of On Writing and On Cats features raw explorations of the complications and exaltations of love, lust and desire, from their selfishnesses and mysteries to their cruelties and joys. 10,000 first printing.