The author of the award-winning poetry collection Jelly Roll explores a variety of African-American themes, passages, and griefs in a selection that includes "Elegy for Miss Brooks," a tribute to the late Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as works on Lionel Hampton, Jim Crow, a lynching, and the legacy of the Confederacy.
Includes a collection of verse by a National Book Award-winning poet, including the intimate address of "Axel Avakar," the dark humor of "Quarto," the underground journey of "Powers of Recuperation" and many more.
A volume of fifty poetic works by the former U.S. Poet Laureate includes poignant and lighthearted pieces on intimate topics ranging from love and death to solitude and aging.
The winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize speaks with passion about peasant land disputes, the Han Chinese in Tibet, child slavery, the CCP's Olympic strategy, the Internet in China, the contemporary craze for Confucius, the Tiananmen massacre and more.
The definitive collection in English of the poetry of the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature includes the one hundred poems of her phenomenally popular View with a Grain of Sand and sixty-four newly translated selections.
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world to establish his signature fierce and declarative style, in a volume that also features several previously unpublished works.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. .