Pulitzer prize finalist Perillo has always written poems that were hilarious even as they recounted her struggle with debilitating multiple sclerosis. In this, her most intimate collection to date, she confronts her own mortality, and the fragility of life in general, though not without flashing a bit of a smile.
While spinning silly yarns about guys who befriend goats and have statues erected in their honor without them knowing, Tate creates a new form — a hybrid of prose and poetry that is neither prose poem nor story. Tate free-associates his way across the American consciousness deep into the human heart.
The Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Monolithos presents a complete collection of his poetry as written over the course of more than 50 years including the periods when he withdrew from the literary world to establish his signature fierce and declarative style, in a volume that also features several previously unpublished works.
In these mature poems, Graham vividly observes the movements of her mind and the action in the world at hand. Elsewhere, the present turns ethereal as, for instance, a dog hit by a car becomes "the loved still-young creature being carried now onto the family lawn."
Contains selections from Open House, The Lost Son and Other Poems, Praise to the End, Words for the Wind, The Waking, I Am! Says the Lamb, and The Far Field in addition to sixteen previously unpublished poems
"Space, in Chains speaks in ghostly voices, fractured narratives, songs, prayers, and dark riddles as it moves through contemporary tragedies of grief and the complex succession of generations. In her eighth book of poetry, Laura Kasischke has pared theconstruction of her verse to its bones, leaving haunting language and a visceral strangeness of imagery. by turns mournful and celebratory, Kasischke's poetry insists upon asking hard questions that are courageously left unanswered."—Cover, p. .
From the winner of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize comes a collection of verse set mostly in Kraków, with poems focusing on the ponies of Ocracoke Island, the clouds in the air, a boy playing a violin and much more. By the author of Cusp.
This long poem may draw its name from the pair of probes now exiting our solar system, but its principal concern lay with the complexities of life on Earth. Among the many artifacts loaded onto the probes is a greeting to extraterrestrials from a man with a controversial past, former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Reddy takes a memoir written by Waldheim and blots out words, sculpting the older work into a reflection on history and humanity's long-standing questions.