Paperback ISBN: 1571314229
In Some Church, Wyoming Poet Laureate David Romvedt defines the intersection of a person’s political, social, and spiritual life. Offering vignettes both intimate and expansive, these poems are informed by Romvedt’s world — both the immediate, rural landscape of his Wyoming home and by sociopolitical forces beyond his control. Whether evoking a dying neighbor’s tree occupied by vultures or a treasured daughter tear-gassed at a peace rally, Romvedt captures the essence of a complex American West in the tradition of Frost, Williams, and Ginsberg.
Making Your Own Days
The Pleasure of Reading and Writing Poetry
Paperback ISBN: 0684824388
Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms
Circumstances Beyond Our Control
Paperback ISBN: 0801883784
Robert Phillips is a prominent member of America's neglected "transition generation" of poets -- those born in the late 1930s and early 1940s. His work has been included in many anthologies and textbooks. He gathers for his seventh full-length collection his best poems of the past six years, from dramatic monologues to personal lyrics. While most are free-verse, there are also sonnets, a villanelle, a ballade, an abecedarian, found poems, prose poems, haiku, and clerihews. Divided into three sections -- "Fire and Obsession," "A Little Light Music," and "Rituals" -- this new volume reveals Phillips's playfulness and good humor, his high intelligence, and his musicality.
Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Paperback ISBN: 0940322366
In 1822, after having been discharged from the British navy, deserted by his wife, and as good as disowned by his father, the thirty-two year old Edward John Trelawny set off for Italy to make the acquaintance of his hero, Lord Byron. "I have met today the personification of my Corsair," Byron wrote in a letter. "He sleeps with the poem under his pillow, and all his past adventures and present manners aim at this personification." But though Byron enjoyed the company of his admirer, and was eventually to embark with him on his ill-fated final expedition to aid in the War of Greek Independence, he had grown guarded and ironical with age, and the perfect meeting of minds that Trelawny had envisioned was not to be. Shelley, however, enchanted him. In the months before his death at sea, he and Trelawny were frequent companions, and the young poet emerges from these pages in all his splendid carelessness and otherworldly concentration.