This collection presents 42 new poems--an entire volume in itself--along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the boMary 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 poe... read more
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 USA.
This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well... read more
Relationships - partings/reconciliations, solidarities/ruptures, trust/betrayal, exposure/withdrawal - are the deep fabric of this forceful work from the late Adrienne Rich, the "central voice inthe feminist movement" (The Daily Telegraph). In the intimate address of "Axel Avakar" the black humour of "Quarto" and the undergro... read more
In this reissue of her seventh volume of poetry, Adrienne Rich searches to reclaim - to discover - what has been forgotten, lost, or unexplored.
"The Dream of a Common Language explores the contours of a woman's heart and mind in language for everybody--language whose plainness, laughter, questions and nobility everyone can respond to. . . . No one is writing better or more needed verse than this."--Boston Evening Globe
In Names, Marilyn Hacker juxtaposes glimpses of contemporary lives with dialogues undertaken in signal poetic voices. Using her signature wit, passion and mastery of received and invented forms, she convinces us to believe in a world made possible by language prescient, playful, polyglot and often breathtaking.
Known for her passionate, sensual and edgy poetry, Dorothy Porter was one of Australia's truly original writers. She was twice short-listed for Australia's premier literary award, the Miles Franklin, and her verse novel The Monkey's Mask is a modern Australian classic. The Bee Hut, her fifteenth book, brings together the poe... read more
More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad, Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably s... read more
|Author:||Edited Michael Farrell and Jill Jones|
The first contemporary book of its kind: poems by gay and lesbian poets writing now in the freedoms and dangers of the 21st century. Poems of the 21st century: sexy, sassy, innovative, and real.
Poets in the anthology include David Malouf, Dorothy Porter, Peter Rose, Pam Brown, Chris Edwards, Lee Cat... read more
Listen, I have been educated. I have learned about Western Civilization. Do you know What the message of Western Civilization is? I am alone. This breakthrough volume, published in 1991 by the author of Cool For You and Chelsea Girls captures the high points of Myles' work in New York City during the 1980s. Poet, novelist, le... read more
Female spoken word artists have become the spokeswomen for a new generation. This demanding oral poetry of the early 21st century has defined a vanguard of lithely muscled voices; women who think and act decisively to create their distinctive and desperately earned realities. The combination of the eminent slam movement and... read more
Poetry. African American Studies. Now in paperback, DIRECTED BY DESIRE is the definitive overview of June Jordan's poetry. Collecting the finest work from Jordan's ten volumes, as well as dozens of "last poems" that were never published in Jordan's lifetime, these more than six hundred pages overflow with intimate lyricism, e... read more
Anna Swanson's poetry leads you through a life that tries to deal with a misunderstood illness, a gradual acceptance of one's sexuality, and a sometimes onerous relationship with nature. Her writing is as honest as it is complex, and it attempts to reconcile an identity that has been distorted by illness through a profound an... read more
|Author:||Elizabeth J Colen|
If I were Colen's agent, I'd pitch these poems to a movie producer as "David Lynch meets Gertrude Stein." Money for Sunsets, like Tender Buttons, is syntactically rich and varied, using fragments, repetition, and word associations.If I were Colen's agent, I might not mention her complicated and smartobservations on women, vio... read more
"Eleanor Lerman's poems have sociological savvy, philosophical rue, historical recognition, and vernacular resilience. They sing a song that is bravely gloomy, but they sing it with a fierce and earned dignity."Tony Hoagland"Lerman is as sly as a pool hustler, mapping complex constellations on the dark felt, setting gleaming ... read more
|Author:||Minnie Bruce Pratt|
|Series:||Pitt Poetry Series|
Suffused with pain and power, Minnie Bruce Pratt's poetry is as evocative of the swamps and streets of the American south as it is of the emotional lives of those too often forced into the margins of society. Vivid, lush, and intensely honest, these poems capture the rough edges of the world and force us to pay attention. The... read more
Award-winning author Michelle Tea ran away to San Francisco's queer and literary scenes in the early 90s, finding a home on the stages of various open mic venues and self-publishing a steady stream of very limited edition photocopied poetry chapbooks, all of which are available here, collected for the first time. Reflective t... read more
"love belongs to those who do the feeling"--an exciting collection of new and selected poetry by Judy Grahn. The book contains selections from Judy's entire body of poetic work from "The Work of a Common Woman," "The Queen of Wands" and "The Queen of Swords," to new poems written between 1997 and 2008. Judy's poetry is rangy ... read more