New and Selected Poems Volume One

When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award.

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807097152

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet's first eight books. Mary Oliver's perceptive, brilliantly crafted poems about the natural landscape and the fundamental questions of life and death have won high praise from critics and readers alike. "Do you love this world?" she interrupts a poem about peonies to ask the reader. "Do you cherish your humble and silky life?" She makes us see the extraordinary in our everyday lives, how something as common as light can be "an invitation/to happiness,/and that happiness,/when it's done right,/is a kind of holiness,/palpable and redemptive." She illuminates how a near miss with an alligator can be the catalyst for seeing the world "as if for the second time/the way it really is." Oliver's passionate demonstrations of delight are powerful reminders of the bond between every individual, all living things, and the natural world.

New and Selected Poems Volume Two

This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807068888

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.

New and Selected Poems

. . . These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward.

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American poetry

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One of the astonishing aspects of [Oliver's] work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets. . . . These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward.

Pool House

Selected Poems, Volume 1 is a collection of 20 poems from the creator of Pool House New York (Andrew Anabi).

Author: Andrew Anabi

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN:

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Page: 34

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Selected Poems, Volume 1 is a collection of 20 poems from the creator of Pool House New York (Andrew Anabi). These poems are dedicated to finding the power within yourself. The power to do the things you always knew you would, and some of the things you never knew you could.

Selected Poems

This volume contains such important essays as "On Gothic Architecture," "On the Laocoon Group," and "Shakespeare: A Tribute." Several works in this collection appear for the first time unabridged and in fresh translations.

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691036588

Category: Poetry

Page: 298

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This new series brings into modern English a reliable translation of a representative portion of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's vast body of work. This edition, selected from over 140 volumes in German, is the new standard in English, and contains poetry, drama, fiction, memoir, criticism, and scientific writing by the man who is probably the most influential writer in the German language. The executive editors of this collection are Victor Lange of Princeton University, Eric Blackall of Cornell University, and Cyrus Hamlin of Yale University.Princeton University Press is proud to be the distributor of the twelve volumes in hardcover of the originating publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag. In addition, Princeton will issue paperback reprints of these volumes over the next two years, beginning with volumes one through three.Goethe, the founder of the poetry of experience, created a body of poetry that is unsurpassed in lucidity of speech and imagery and in instinct for melody and rhythm. Nonetheless, many of his poems are relatively unknown to English-speaking audiences, partly because of the difficulties they have posed to translators. This volume contains translations, side by side with the German originals, of Goethe's major poems--all prepared by eminent American and English writers, and all attesting to his poetic genius.Goethe's most complex and profound work, Faust was the effort of the great poet's entire lifetime. Written over 60 years, it can be read as a document of Goethe's moral and artistic development. Faust is made available to the English reader in a completely new translation that communicates both its poetic variety and its many levels of tone. The language is present-day English, and Goethe's formal and rhythmic variety is reproduced in all its richness.The reflections on art and literature that Goethe produced throughout his life are the premise and corollary of his work as poet, novelist, and man of science. This volume contains such important essays as "On Gothic Architecture," "On the Laocoon Group," and "Shakespeare: A Tribute." Several works in this collection appear for the first time unabridged and in fresh translations.

White Pine

Forty poems deal with the bonds between people and the natural world, the writing experience, and the importance of silence

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156001205

Category: Poetry

Page: 55

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Forty poems deal with the bonds between people and the natural world, the writing experience, and the importance of silence

Selected Poems

Denise Levertov's Selected Poems delivers in a single accessible volume "one of the essential poets of our time" (Poetry Flash).

Author: Denise Levertov

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811215541

Category: Poetry

Page: 220

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Denise Levertov's Selected Poems delivers in a single accessible volume "one of the essential poets of our time" (Poetry Flash). Culled from two dozen poetry books, and drawing from six decades of her writing life, The Selected Poems of Denise Levertov offers a chronological overview of her great body of work. It is splendid and impressive to have at last a clear, unobstructed view of her ground-breaking poetrythe work of a poet who, as Kenneth Rexroth put it, "more than anyone, led the redirection of American poetry...to the mainstream of world literature." Described by Publishers Weekly as "at once as intimate as Creeley and as visionary as Duncan," Levertov was lauded as "one of the indispensable poets of our language, one of those few writers to whom it is necessary to pay attention" by The Malahat Review. No poet is more overdue for a single accessible volume; no career could be better to have within easy reach.

A New Selected Poems

Contains selected poems from: What a Kingdom It Was (1960) Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock (1964) Body Rags (1968) The Book of Nightmares (1971) Mortal Acts, Mortal Words (1980) The Past (1985) When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone (1990) ...

Author: Galway Kinnell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547524498

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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Contains selected poems from: What a Kingdom It Was (1960) Flower Herding on Mount Monadnock (1964) Body Rags (1968) The Book of Nightmares (1971) Mortal Acts, Mortal Words (1980) The Past (1985) When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone (1990) Imperfect Thirst (1994)

The Four Questions of Melancholy

A large and important collection by one of Eastern Europe's major contemporary poets.

Author: Tomaž Šalamun

Publisher: White Pine Press

ISBN: 9781877727573

Category: Poetry

Page: 265

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A large and important collection by one of Eastern Europe's major contemporary poets.

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams 1909 1939

Collection of poems by the American twentieth century poet.

Author: William Carlos Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811211871

Category: Poetry

Page: 1132

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Collection of poems by the American twentieth century poet.

I

Each poem is an act of victory as the author finds her way through repressive forces to speak with beauty and truth. This collection features more than thirty new poems as well as selections from five previous collections.

Author: Toi Derricotte

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822986779

Category: Poetry

Page: 65

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In Derricotte’s own words: “How do you gain access to the power of parts of yourself you abhor, and make them sing with beauty, tenderness, and compassion? This is the record of fifty years of victories in the reclamation of a poet's voice.”

At Blackwater Pond

In her first-ever audio recording, Mary Oliver offers readers the all-too-rare experience of a live reading. She has selected forty of her favorite poems from work spanning four decades. The companion booklet includes an original essay.

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher:

ISBN: 0807007005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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In her first-ever audio recording, Mary Oliver offers readers the all-too-rare experience of a live reading. She has selected forty of her favorite poems from work spanning four decades. The companion booklet includes an original essay.

The Old Songs

Poems from Alaska to Australia and California and in between.

Author: Don Defenderfer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780646557168

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 64

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No Nature

Presents selections from the author's eight previous collections of poetry, as well as previously unpublished works

Author: Gary Snyder

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 390

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Presents selections from the author's eight previous collections of poetry, as well as previously unpublished works

New and Selected Poems

The much-anticipated release of this new collection of poems features the author's attention to form as well as wit and intelligence as he takes on a wide variety of subjects in eighty-nine poems.

Author: Michael Ryan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618408542

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

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The much-anticipated release of this new collection of poems features the author's attention to form as well as wit and intelligence as he takes on a wide variety of subjects in eighty-nine poems.

New and Selected Poems

This volume replaced Ted Hughes's Selected Poems 1957-1981.

Author: Ted Hughes

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571263038

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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This volume replaced Ted Hughes's Selected Poems 1957-1981. It contains a larger selection from the same period, to which are added poems from more recent books, uncollected poems from each decade of Ted Hughes's writing life, and some new work. Another notable feature is the inclusion of poems from his books for younger readers, What is the Truth? and Season Songs.

Shake Loose My Skin

Shake Loose My Skin is a stunning testament to the literary, sensual, and political powers of the award-winning Sonia Sanchez.

Author: Sonia Sanchez

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807068896

Category: Poetry

Page: 113

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An extraordinary retrospective covering over thirty years of work, Shake Loose My Skin is a stunning testament to the literary, sensual, and political powers of the award-winning Sonia Sanchez.

Red Steagall

Red Steagall brings the cowboy way of life to the public through many different media, including poetry.

Author: Red Steagall

Publisher: Texas Christian University Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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Red Steagall brings the cowboy way of life to the public through many different media, including poetry. His poetry speaks in its own right, possessing a musical, songlike quality. His lilting rhythms carry the reader through the journey that each poem represents. Steagall's poems chart the changing of the land and the passing of generations, but they rest on the solid ground of a steady faith.

Samuel Menashe New and Selected Poems

Samuel Menashe (1925-2011) was the first recipient of The Poetry Foundation's Neglected Masters Prize in 2004 and this volume was published in conjunction with that award.

Author: Samuel Menashe

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 159853355X

Category: Poetry

Page: 200

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Samuel Menashe (1925-2011) was the first recipient of The Poetry Foundation's Neglected Masters Prize in 2004 and this volume was published in conjunction with that award. Born in New York City, Menashe practiced his art of "compression and crystallization" (in Derek Mahon's phrase) in poems that are brief in form but startlingly wide-ranging and profound in their engagement with ultimate questions. Dana Gioia has written: "Menashe is essentially a religious poet, though one without an orthodox creed. Nearly every poem he has ever published radiates a heightened religious awareness." Intensely musical and rigorously constructed, Menashe's poetry stands apart in its solitary meditative power. But it is equally a poetry of the everyday, suffused, in the words of Christopher Ricks, with "the courage of comedy, flanked by the respect of innocence." The humblest of objects, the minutest of natural forms here become powerfully suggestive, and even the shortest of the poems are spacious in the perspectives they open.

I Love Artists

A selection from Berssenbrugge's work from the late 60s to the present. Nine different books and several completely new works are represented here.

Author: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520246012

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 145

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A selection from Berssenbrugge's work from the late 60s to the present. Nine different books and several completely new works are represented here.