A complete collection of published poems by the acclaimed writer of Notes of a Native Son includes six significant poems previously only available in limited editions and offers insight into his near-prophetic views on race, class, poverty and social orientation. Original.
Nothing More to Lose is Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish's first collection to appear in English. Ably translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid, these poems confront themes of equality, justice, and what it means to be both Arab and Palestinian while living in Jerusalem.
Praised for the luminosity and life of her work, exhibited in her first collection, The Good Thief, the poet continues her reflections on the passages from childhood to adulthood, informed by the death of her beloved brother.
A volume of poetic works explores the intersection between secular and sacred aspects of life, where everyday experiences from caring for an ailing parent to helping a child at the playground have both miraculous and mundane qualities. Reprint. A Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.
Jack Johnson, the first African-American world heavyweight champion, is a figure of mythological proportions; in this new collection, poet Adrian Matejka gives the boxer a voice that's wholly human. The poet examines race and racism from Johnson's singular perspective: the son of slave-born Southerners, the opera-loving international celebrity, the abusive playboy arrested for dating white women, the wealthy world champion who couldn't get served at restaurants. Matejka's unflinching verse conveys Johnson's bravura and his bravery, and both the power and the vulnerability of a bleeding, breakable body in the ring.
An Iraq war veteran, National Book Award finalist and author of The Yellow Birds offers poems capturing the life of a soldier, including waiting in the dusty Middle Eastern heat and writing a love letter back home.