New and Selected Poems Volume Two

New and Selected Poems  Volume Two
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Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780807068885
Release: 2006-04-01
Editor: Beacon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

New and Selected Poems
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Author: Mary Oliver
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015062614139
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Selected Poems II

Selected Poems II
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Author: Margaret Atwood
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780544147010
Release: 2012-11-15
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Celebrated as a major novelist throughout the English-speaking world, Atwood has also written eleven volumes of poetry. Houghton Mifflin is proud to have published SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975, a volume of selections from Atwood's poetry of that decade.

The Way It Is

The Way It Is
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Author: William Stafford,Kim Stafford
Pages: 268
ISBN: UOM:39015047067387
Release: 1998-02
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents unpublished poems from the poet's last year, including the poem he wrote the day he died, as well as a selection of poems from throughout his career

Neon Vernacular

Neon Vernacular
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Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
Pages: 178
ISBN: 0819512117
Release: 1993-04-30
Editor: Wesleyan University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An award-winning poet’s testimony of the war in Vietnam.

Show and Tell

Show and Tell
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Author: Jim Daniels
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780299185831
Release: 2003-05-20
Editor: University of Wisconsin Pres

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Jim Daniels is a poet of unique commitment and ability. He makes poetry an act of deep caring and recognition."—Robert Creeley

New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems
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Author: Yves Bonnefoy
Pages: 216
ISBN: 0226064581
Release: 1995-12-18
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Yves Bonnefoy, celebrated translator and critic, is widely considered the most important and influential French poet since World War II. Named to the College de France in 1981 to fill the chair left vacant by the death of Roland Barthes, Bonnefoy was the first poet honored in this way since Paul Valery. Winner of many awards, including the Prix Goncourt in 1987 and the Hudson Review's Bennett Award in 1988, he is the author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry. Spanning four decades and drawing on all of Bonnefoy's major collections, this selection provides a comprehensive overview of and an ideal introduction to his work. The elegant translations, many of them new, are presented in this dual-language edition alongside the original French. Several significant works appear here in English for the first time, among them, in its entirety, Bonnefoy's 1991 book of verse, The Beginning and the End of the Snow, the 1988 prose poem Where the Arrow Falls, and an important long poem from 1993, "Wind and Smoke." Together with poems from such classic volumes as "In the Lure of the Threshold", these new works shed light on the growth as well as the continuity of Bonnefoy's work. John Naughton's detailed introduction looks at the evolution of Bonnefoy's poetry from the 1953 publication of "On the Motion and Immobility of Douve", which immediately established his reputation as one of France's leading poets, through the 1993 publication of The Wandering Life and its centerpiece "Wind and Smoke." "This is a comprehensive selection that contains examples of work spanning [Bonnefoy's] full career of forty years, from the ground-breaking "Du Mouvement et de l'Immobilité de Douve" through the celebratory "Pierre Ecrite" to the magical winter landscapes of America's East Coast and an unsettling reworking of myth in the recent "La Vie Errante" . . . The translations, which are the work of a variety of hands, including Galway Kinnell, Emily Grosholz and Anthony Rudolf, nevertheless fit well together and all are sensitive to the register and subtleties of both languages, while the introductory essay by John Naughton expertly explains Bonnefoy's importance as a poet and the influences which have shaped him. This is definitely a volume worth having, for layman and French specialist alike."—Hilary Davies, Times Literary Supplement "Anyone not familiar with Bonnefoy's work will benefit from the background information and explanations given by John Naughton in his excellent introduction . . . . The book as a whole provides an excellent introduction to Bonnefoy's poetry and to his concerns of a lifetime."—Don Rodgers, Poetry Wales

The Four Rings

The Four Rings
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Author: Fred Dings
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1622883047
Release: 2020-05-21
Editor: Stephen F. Austin University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In this latest volume of poetry by Fred Dings, we have a generous selection of poems from his first two books, After the Solstice and Eulogy for a Private Man, as well as many new poems. In After the Solstice, Dings explores "how we can live past the summer's solstice of our lives," offering how luminous moments of experience (past and present) can sustain us in darkening times. In Eulogy for a Private Man, he explores a wide range of human concerns as well as how the unique interiority of individual consciousness can serve as a counterweight to the group-self and group-think that increasingly characterizes the sphere of public discourse. In The Four Rings, the section of new poems from which the entire volume gets its title, he contextualizes the self (which does not and cannot live entirely in isolation) within four rings of interdependent relationship: self, family, community, divinity. In these poems, he offers the possibility of peace in the midst of conflict. "In these musical poems Dings attains a rare, genuine eloquence." --Robert McPhillips "There is nothing notational or offhand about Dings's poems. Each is an exploration, intense and riveting." --Mark Strand "Several years back, I read many of Fred Dings' poems in POETRY and was compelled by their care and modesty, honest music, and delicacy of imagery. Anchored in meaning, here was a serious mind joined to a voice that paid attention to and thus transformed the immediate, smallest and yet glorious details of the world around him. His earlier books were justly praised for their craft, clarity, and vision. In his New & Selected Poems, the new poems expand his reach and depth of understanding, and he leads us all in praise-filled songs to life." --Christopher Buckley "Fred Dings' new and selected poems offer fresh and enduring close-ups of the human stakes at risk in our daily rounds. His poems are compelling reminders of possibilities too readily missed by the hue and cry of louder voices." --Lawrence Rhu,

The Domain of Small Mercies

The Domain of Small Mercies
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Author: Louis Phillips
Pages: 220
ISBN: 0912887486
Release: 2017-02
Editor: Pleasure Boat Studio

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Poetry. THE DOMAIN OF SMALL MERCIES is a new and selected poems by Louis Phillips, the second edition of such a work. His previous book, DOMAIN OF SILENCE/DOMAIN OF ABSENCE (2015) also collected new poems with selected older poems. Phillips is particularly well known for the variety of his works, going from very humorous to social commentary and personal loss.

Alan Birkelbach

Alan Birkelbach
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Author: Alan Birkelbach
Pages: 80
ISBN: UOM:39015064982401
Release: 2007
Editor: Texas Christian University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Birkelbach writes of the Texas landscape and its people with conversational ease, making his vivid descriptions shimmer through each poem. He balances the ordinary and the phenomenal, the factual and the suppositional, the temporal and the eternal in poems remarkable for their depth of insight. As Billy Bob Hill writes in his introduction to the volume, "Birkelbach can disguise a mosaic of word music in plain sight hidden in conversational English.

Cell Traffic

Cell Traffic
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Author: Heid E. Erdrich
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780816599745
Release: 2012-11-01
Editor: University of Arizona Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cell Traffic presents new poems and uncollected prose poetry along with selected work from award-winning poet Heid Erdrich's three previous poetry collections. Erdrich's new work reflects her continuing concerns with the tensions between science and tradition, between spirit and body. She finds surprising common ground while exploring indigenous experience in multifaceted ways: personal, familial, biological, and cultural. The title, Cell Traffic, suggests motion and Erdrich considers multiple movements-cellular transfer, the traffic of DNA through body parts and bones, "migration" through procreation, and the larger "movements" of indigenousness and ancestral inheritance. Erdrich's wry sensibility, sly wit, and keenly insightful mind have earned her a loyal following. Her point of view is always slightly off center, and this lends a particular freshness to her poetry. The debunking and debating of the science of origins is one of Erdrich's focal subjects. In this collection, she turns her observational eye to the search for a genetic mother of humanity, forensic anthropology's quest for the oldest known bones, and online offers of genetic testing. But her interests are not limited to science. She freely admits popular culture into her purview as well, referencing sci-fi television series and Internet pop-up ads.

Asleep in the Garden

Asleep in the Garden
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Author: Stanley Moss
Pages: 159
ISBN: 1888363630
Release: 1997
Editor: Seven Stories Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of the author's poems, including "Hannibal Crossing the Alps," The Lesson of the Birds," and "God Poem"

Samuel Menashe New and Selected Poems

Samuel Menashe  New and Selected Poems
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Author: Samuel Menashe
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781598533552
Release: 2005-10-06
Editor: Library of America

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Partly

Partly
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Author: Rae Armantrout
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9780819576569
Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Wesleyan University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Rae Armantrout's poetry comprises one of the most refined and visionary bodies of work written over the last forty years. These potent, compact meditations on our complicated times reveal her observant sensibility, lively intellect, and emotional complexity. This generous volume charts the evolution of Armantrout's mature, stylistically distinct work. In addition to 25 new poems, there are selections from her books Up To Speed, Next Life, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award winning volume Versed, Money Shot, Just Saying, and Itself. Including some of her most brilliant pieces, Partly affirms Armantrout's reputation as one of our sharpest and most innovative writers.

A Sorting of the Ways

A Sorting of the Ways
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Author: Ricardo Quinones
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9780615504643
Release: 2011
Editor: 39 West Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Following his break-through first volume of poems, Through the Years (2010), and its successor, Roberta and Other Poems (2011), Ricardo Quinones has upped the ante with a generous selection from those earlier volumes and additions from a ready supply of new poems presented here. A Sorting of the Ways: New and Selected Poems contains such poems as "The Grafting Tree," a mythical marriage between a giant oak and a chair; "Ten and More," the record of a ten-year-old's deflating experience of the Korean War after the jubilation of 1945 and the end of WWII; "To Pick a Penny," another far-reaching poem about the magic qualities of a penny; and "Spoiler Speech," the fragile hold of civilized consciousness against the uprising of a primitive rage. The volume also announces the demise of the popular "Wallet Poems," mainly by virtue of their own superabundance and their replacement by a new kind of verse, "Bloc Notes." In the concluding poem, "A New Beginning," Quinones takes the gamble of expressing his own philosophical and moral desideratum as to the nature of art and society, thus enacting his belief that at sometime a writer-poet must come to grips with those things he thinks essential if a society is to be reborn.

Cicadas

Cicadas
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Author: Roberta Hill Whiteman
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780985981808
Release: 2013-05-28
Editor: Holy Cow! Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From one of our most respected Native American poets, a comprehensive collection of seventy-five poems, spanning some thirty years.

Askance and Strangely

Askance and Strangely
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Author: Edmund Pennant
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0914061356
Release: 1993
Editor: Orchises Press

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This Time

This Time
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Author: Gerald Stern
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0393319091
Release: 1999
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"This healthy collection of new poems and selections from seven previous volumes is remarkable for its generosity of spirit, manifested in a warm surrealism that is often turned with humor toward his own past as a way of understanding the recurrent questions of growing old: 'Why did it take so long / for me to get lenient? What does it mean one life / only?' " -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Gerald Stern's achievement is immense. In this beautiful gathering . . . one encounters a poet who praises and mourns in turn and even at once." -- Grace Schulman, The Nation "Stern is one of those rare poetic souls who makes it almost impossible to remember what our world was like before his poetry came to exalt it." -- C. K. Williams

Underground

Underground
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Author: Jim Moore
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781555973469
Release: 2014-09-02
Editor: Graywolf Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Jim Moore writes of history, of love, of pain, of the intimate revelations of a consciousness alive to itself." —C. K. Williams "It's coming so fast," says an old woman across from me, speaking to no one in particular: she nods her head in agreement with herself and strictly speaking who can argue with her? —from "Underground" Jim Moore's first career retrospective shows a poet whittling down experience to its essential confrontation with one's own limitations, whether it be time running short, or understanding running thin, or capacity to think or feel or love enough running low. Underground gathers the best poems from Moore's seven previous books and includes twenty new poems. This is the definitive volume by a poet of great depth and generosity.

Homecoming

Homecoming
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Author: Julia Alvarez
Pages: 120
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001244027
Release: 1996
Editor: Plume Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gathers the poems included in the author's first book, which focused on her bilingual and bicultural heritage, thirteen new poems, and the author's reflections on her first book