An exciting addition to Everyman´s Library: a new series of small, handsome hardcover volumes devoted to the world´s classic poets. Our books will have twice as many pages as Bloomsbury Classics ´ 129pp and will cost 7. 99 against Bloomsbury´s 9. 99. The binding, paper and production will be visibly superior in every way to that of Bloomsbury.
Contemporary American poetry has plenty to offer new readers, and plenty more for those who already follow it. Yet its difficulty--and sheer variety--leaves many readers puzzled or overwhelmed. The critic, scholar, and poet Stephen Burt sets out to help.Beginning in the early 1980s where critical consensus ends, Burt canvasses American poetry of the past four decades, from the headline making urgency of Claudia Rankine´s Citizen to the stark pathos of Louise Glèuck, the limitless energy of J. F. Herrera, and the erotic provocations of D. A. Powell. The Poem Is You: Sixty Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them is a guide to the diverse magnificences of American poetry today. It presents a wide range of poems selected by Burt for this volume, each accompanied by an original essay explaining how a given poem works, why it matters, and how the poem speaks to other parts of art and culture. Included here are some classroom classics (by Ashbery, Komunyakaa, Hass), less famous poems by very famous poets (Glèuck, Kay Ryan), prizewinning poets near the start of their careers (such as Brandon Som), and others who are not--or not yet--well known. The Poem Is You will appeal to poets, teachers, and students, but it is intended especially for readers who want to learn more about contemporary American poetry but who have not known where or how to start. It describes what American poets have fashioned for one another, and what they can give us today. --
This collection of translations of the classical Zen poets of China, Japan and Korea includes the work of practitioners and monks as well as scholars, artists, travellers and recluses and covers fifteen centuries of Oriental literature.
The poems of Emily Jane Bronte are passionate and powerful works that convey the vitality of the human spirit and of the natural world. This book contains poems attributed to her that describe the mythic country of Gondal and its citizens that she imagined with Anne, and remain the only surviving record of their joint creation.
This collection includes, of course, such celebrated poems as ´´The Lady of Shalott´´ and ´´The Charge of the Light Brigade.´´ There are extracts from all the major masterpieces-´´Idylls of the King,´´ ´´The Princess,´´ ´´In Memoriam´´-and several complete long poems, such as ´´Ulysses´´ and ´´Demeter and Persephone,´´ that demonstrate his narrative grace. Finally, there are many of the short lyrical poems, such as ´´Come into the Garden, Maud´´ and ´´Break, Break, Break,´´ for which he is justly celebrated.
This volume presents the most authentic Greek text of Cavafy´s 154 authorized poems ever to be published, together with a new English translation that conveys the accent and rhythm of the poet´s individual tone of voice.
Offers the only complete collection of the author´s poems available, showcasing the dry quips and piercingly introspective verse of a writer whose legend continues to fascinate, in a book with an introduction by the author´s noted biographer. Original.