In the afterword of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s new collection of poems The Last Cigarette on Earth the poet intimates “I wrote these poems not so much out of a need to create but out of a need
“one of the most astounding poets of our age. . . . This kind of illumination . . . is what the work of poetry is truly about.”
“Sealey’s passions radiate and radiate through these poems.”
“unforgettable . . .”
“These poems breathe an uneasy luminescence into the language of poetry.”
The poems in Ange Mlinko’s Distant Mandate take us through varying landscapes, weather, cultures; a child’s haircut, stage performances, museum exhibits, walks, drives and throughout, the
In his collection of poems, In Memory of an Angel, poet David Shapiro is something like a tour guide.
Contemporary Greece stands at the precipice as it recovers from the 2008 currency crisis. The Syrian Civil War has placed Greece as an entry point into Europe.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Wallace Stevens Award, and many other honors, Charles Simic was chosen poet laureate of the United States in 2007.
Though it could ring echoes of “These Are My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music, author Jill Bialosky is too personal and wise to waste our time or her intention.
Somewhere after every NFL Super Bowl one will find many die-hard fans weeping for the team that lost, so it is with presidential elections.
Angela Jackson’s biography A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks comes on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Brooks’ birth.
“These poems represent Jorie Graham at her unfettered best.”
“any level of engagement with the poems of The Lice will open a pathway into vistas we all ought to see.”
For readers who consider poetry the language of allusion, something to immerse in as transport to an image-soaked world, there is much to be learned from the lyrically practical narrative found wit
This last book by poet, playwright, fiction writer, musician, David Budbill has all the deserved resonance of one’s "last words." One senses here the author’s deep awareness of aging and death, as
“Shapero is a master of her craft and the poems within Hard Child are a worthy read.”
“Morín’s new book is one that begs to be read. It is more than engaging, more than new and different.”
“a thing of beauty, and reading it is an experience not to be missed.”
“a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”
If anyone would question why musician Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, the answer is easily found by cracking the covers of The Lyrics: 1961–2012.
Few poets have been as honored as W. S. Merwin, author of 20 books of poetry and translation, twice U.S.
“Andrew Motion’s imagination takes him and readers on a journey to many places and times, but always with a sense of the inner self.”
“Scriptorium is a rare and beautiful collection of poetry.”
“If you buy only one book of poetry this year, let this be the one.“