A compilation of poetry addresses the complex history of the American South, offering a lyrical tribute to the Native Guard, one of the first black regiments in service during the Civil War and paying tribute to the author's mother and her illegal interracial marriage.
A profile of the intimate relationship between the two twentieth-century poet friends draws on their thirty-year correspondence to offer insight into how they inspired each other, the ways in which they viewed their private and surrounding worlds, and their experiences within the literary community.
An anthology of works by the influential poet and author encompasses all of his major narrative poems, his shorter verses, his essays, and such influential treatises as "Areopagitica," a criticism of censorship, enhanced by on-page explanatory notes and scholarly commentary.
A collection of top-selected works and new poems by the author of Dog Years features pieces that meditate on such topics as mortality, the instructive presence of animals, and art's ability to give shape to human life.
An introductory volume of poetic works by the author of Cultural Amnesia draws on the author's inspiration by history's poetry masters while combining traditional and modern writing methods, in a collection that meditates on a variety of cultural topics.
A new volume of poetic works by the Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Award-winning author of Brutal Imagination reflects on such topics as his transition from urban renter to non-plussed rural homeowner, the sobering influence of war, and the intimation of the writer's own mortality. Simultaneous.
Presented in the style of a lyric chronicle, a season-by-season accounting of a year in the life of the narrator incorporates diverse reflections on the world as it is experienced or imagined, in a collection that features such subjects as a Chicago spring, summer at the Jersey shore, and a Miami Beach winter. By the author of Pax Atomica. 15,000 first pirnting.
Continuing her series of autobiographical poetry collections, the author of the critically acclaimed Music Minus One evokes her experiences as a member of the baby-boom generation, recalling her Jewish childhood in New Jersey, her late parents' reunion with relatives over Scrabble in the afterlife, the influence of cherished items from the past, and more.
From the award-winning author of The Street of Clocks and The Cradle Place comes a distinctive and provocative new collection of poetry that explores unexpected moments of grace even within such dark themes as intolerance, inhumanity, loss, and a sense of mortality.
A new, deeply personal anthology of poetry by the award-winning author of Wild Gratitude and Earthly Measures provides a profound, often painful, self-examination in such works as "Self-Portrait," "The Sweetness," and "I Wish I Could Paint You."