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The 100 Best Poems of All Time
The 100 Best Poems of All Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0446676810

This poetry companion puts favourite poetry and poets from around the world at your fingertips, enabling you to revisit the classics, encounter unfamiliar masterworks and rediscover old favourites.

The Voice That Is Great Within Us: American Poetry of the Twentieth Century
The Voice That Is Great Within Us
American Poetry of the Twentieth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0553262637
"What an achievement, these sixty years of poetry In whatever terms we Americans regard the rest of our recent history, the score of things done well and done ill, this much at least we have done superlatively."--Hayden Carruth

This famous anthology includes the works of more than 130 major American poets of the modern period--Robert Frost, Paul Goodman, Carl Sandburg, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Allen Ginsberg, and Gwendolyn Brooks among them--along with short biographies of each.

"Not only the best on its period, I think, but is even perhaps safe from the competition of rivals."--Robert Lowell
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry
Paperback      ISBN: 0140586091

An anthology of the work of 30 contemporary Irish poets beginning with poets of the 1950s generation. The selection includes poetry from the north of Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s.

Garden Poems: Pocket Poets
Garden Poems
Pocket Poets
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679447261

The splendid poems in this collection both represent and glorify the cultivating instinct, and each of them succeeds in "annihilating all that's made," as Andrew Marvell puts it in one of the most famous of all English poems, "to a green thought in a green shade." Contents include poems on Paradises, Gardens of Love, Gardens in the Mind, Gardens and Seasons, Flowers, Gardeners, The Work of the Garden, Gardens of the Wild, City Gardens, Public Gardens, Ruined Gardens, and A Garden of Gardens. Contributors include John Milton, Ovid, E.E. Cummings, Thom Gunn, John Donne, James Merrill, Wallace Stevens, Robert Browning, Shakespeare, and many others.

Ten Poems to Change Your Life
Ten Poems to Change Your Life
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0609609017

Great poetry calls into question everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain and joy and delight. It amazes, startles, pierces, and transforms us. It can lead to communion and grace.

Through the voices of ten inspiring poets and his own reflections, the author of Sacred America shows how poetry illuminates the eternal feelings and desires that stir the human heart and soul. These poems explore such universal themes as the awakening of wonder, the longing for love, the wisdom of dreams, and the courage required to live an authentic life. In thoughtful commentary on each work, Housden offers glimpses into his personal spiritual journey and invites readers to contemplate the significance of the poet's message in their own lives.

In Ten Poems to Change Your Life, Roger Housden shows how these astonishing poems can inspire you to live what you always knew in your bones but never had the words for.

"The Journey" by Mary Oliver
"Last Night as I Was Sleeping" by Antonio Machado
"Song of Myself" by Walt Whitman
"Zero Circle" by Rumi
"The Time Before Death" by Kabir
"Ode to My Socks" by Pablo Neruda
"Last Gods" by Galway Kinnell
"For the Anniversary of My Death" by W. S. Merwin
"Love After Love" by Derek Walcott
"The Dark Night" by St. John of the Cross
The Poetry Of Zen
The Poetry Of Zen
Hardcover      ISBN: 1570628637

A Zen poem is nothing other than an expression of the enlightened mind, a handful of simple words that disappear beneath the moment of insight to which it bears witness. Poetry has been an essential aid to Zen Buddhist practice from the dawn of Zen--and Zen has also had a profound influence on the secular poetry of the countries in which it has flourished. Here, two of America's most renowned poets and translators provide an overview of Zen poetry from China and Japan in all its rich variety, from the earliest days to the twentieth century. Included are works by Lao Tzu, Han Shan, Li Po, Dogen Kigen, Saigyo, Basho, Chiao Jan, Yuan Mei, Ryokan, and many others. Sam Hamill and J. P. Seaton provide illuminating introductions to the Chinese and Japanese sections that set the poets and their work in historical context. Short biographies of the poets are also included.

Love Poems
Love Poems
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679429069

It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this volume, which range from the writings of ancient China to those of modern-day America and represent, at its most piercing, a universal experience of the human soul.

Includes poems by John Donne, Christina Rossetti, W. H. Auden, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Graves, e. e. cummings, Dorothy Parker, William Shakespeare, Sappho, Bhartrhari, Anna Akhmatova, and W. B. Yeats, among many others.
Sleeping on the Wing: An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing
Sleeping on the Wing
An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0394743644

This book is specifically for high school students, though it is useful to college students and anyone interested in the art and craft of poetry. Koch and Farrell, experienced teachers as well as poets, write about poetry in such a way that students will find it accessible and interesting. The book includes selections of poetry by twenty-three poets, among them Dickinson, Hopkins, Pound, Williams and Eliot, as well as Ginsberg, O'Hara, Baraka and Ashbery. There is also the translated work of such modern European poets such as Lorca, Rilke, Rimbaud, Apollinaire and Mayakowsky.

Waiting for the Wind: Thirty-Six Poets of Japan's Late Medieval Age
Waiting for the Wind
Thirty-Six Poets of Japan's Late Medieval Age
Hardcover      ISBN: 0231068549
Poly: New Speculative Writing
New Speculative Writing
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 093807508x