Here New And Selected Poems
Excerpt from Poems: Old and New The kind reception given to Mr. Scott's former works has seemed to the publishers to justify the issue of the present volume, which contains not only selected poems from his three books of verse, but also those poems written by him since the publication of "The Unnamed Lake." Mr. Scott has not only very carefully and judiciously made choice of the poems which are here published, but he has also revised and corrected them, so that they have now assumed their permanent form.
'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' Rose Tremain, Guardian This volume contains poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her first six acclaimed collections, from Standing Female Nude (1985) to Feminine Gospels (2002), and a handful of 'other poems' collected here for the first time. Endlessly varied and wonderfully inventive, this volume is the perfect introduction for new readers, the essential selection for students, and a glorious sum of parts for old acquaintances.
Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. "The world has long been full of praise for Jim Sallis's crime novels' poetic prose and richly-described landscapes. It is time that we simply call Sallis a poet, one who depicts and reveals our inner landscape. These poems [in BLACK NIGHT'S GONNA CATCH ME HERE] are both musical and plainspoken; they do not employ 'exalted speech' (as he says, 'we fought it.
In the Presence of the Sun" presents 30 years of selected works by [N. Scott] Momaday, the well-known Southwest Native American novelist. His unadorned poetry, which recounts fables and rituals of the Kiowa nation, conveys the deep sense of place of the Native American oral tradition. Here are dream-songs about animals (bear, bison, terrapin) and life away from urban alienation, an imagined re-creation based on Billy the Kid, prose poems about Plains Shields (and a fascinating discussion of their background), and new poems that utilize primary colors ('forms of the earth') to express instinctive continuities of a pre-Columbian vision.
A major selection from Monk's work, including "Interregnum" in its entirety for the first time, here combined with new sequences not previously published. This is a substantial volume from a key British writer whose approachable experimental works are filled with wit, linguistic virtuosity and a sound grasp of the shifting realities of the worlds we live in.
We Did Not Fear The Father: New & Selected Poems contains the best of forty years of Charles Fort. Ranging easily through a dizzying array of forms sonnets, villanelles, prose poems, sestinas, elegies, blank verse, haiku, and modular poems, for starters Charles Fort here demonstrates, unequivocally, that he is a master of his craft. By turns surreal, tender, terrifying, absurd, and soulful, Fort s work churns with passionate, forceful expression.
David Ferry's Of No Country I Know: New and Selected Poems and Translations provides a wonderful gathering of the work of one of the great American poetic voices of the twentieth century. It brings together his new poems and translations, collected here for the first time; his books Strangers and Dwelling Places in their entirety; selections from his first book, On the Way to the Island; and selections from his celebrated translations of the Babylonian epicGilgamesh, the Odes of Horace, and of Virgil's Eclogues.
The greatest American Jewish author of the nineteenth century, Emma Lazarus was a celebrated poet and humanitarian activist. This edition is a broad collection of her writings, including her essays, previously unpublished poems, her innovative late work, and, in its entirety, her most important book, Songs of a Semite (1882). Her best known poem, The New Colossus (the 1883 Statue of Liberty poem that made Lazarus a national icon), is also here, along with a selection of cultural documents that help contextualize her work in relation to contemporary debates about Jewish history, the Russian pogroms of the 1880s, the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, immigration, and antisemitism.
From a poetic career that spans more than half a century and that is still producing poems as fresh and honest as the first, comes James Schevill's New and Selected Poems, redefining the achievement of this uniquely American vision. Schevill's poetry, acclaimed and criticized, has been rigorously selected here by the poet himself down to the best and most representative of his significant output.