A compelling compilation of poetry draws from every stage in the Nobel laureate's work to present a selection that includes "A Far Cry from Africa," A City's Death by Fire," passages from Omeros, and other poetry from his later works reflecting on the Caribbean's colonial legacy, Western literary tradition, the pain of time and mortality, and the poetic craft.
The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.
In this fresh, authoritative version — the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman — this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way.
An anthology of classic poetic works with religious and spiritual themes evaluates the influences of such movements as Puritanism, the Great Awakenings, and Transcendentalism, in a volume that discusses the works of such figures as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
A collection of original and definitive poems, published in conjunction with the nineteenth-century American poet's receipt of The Poetry Foundation's first Neglected Masters Award, offers insight into his work's religious themes, musical and rigorous structure, and solitary meditative qualities.
A volume of key works by the early twentieth-century midwestern American poet offers insight into his ability to capture the voices of the nation's workers and disadvantaged groups, in an anthology that also discusses his use of energetic, protest-style verse.
Spanning the entire career of the celebrated American poet, a collection of 226 works represents sixty years of poetic endeavor, including recent poems that appeared in The New Yorker, as well as verses from Without and a CD containing readings by the author.
A fourth compilation of poetry by the author of The Liars' Club and Cherry describes her evolution into an irreverent Catholic, detailing the various steps in her conversion and reflecting on the themes of loss, her tutelage in Jesuit prayer practice, and the influence of poetry as a pathway out of suffering. 25,000 first printing.
An all-new collection of poetry by America's former Poet Laureate features witty, insightful, and simple poems dealing with the themes of jazz, the passage of time, love, boyhood, and writing. 50,000 first printing.
A comprehensive collection of works written throughout the course of the National Book Award and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's more than sixty-year career includes "In Trackless Woods" and several new and previously unpublished pieces. Reprint.