Poetry

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a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”

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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.

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Few poets have been as honored as W. S. Merwin, author of 20 books of poetry and translation, twice U.S.

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“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.”

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Scriptorium is a rare and beautiful collection of poetry.”

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“If you buy only one book of poetry this year, let this be the one.“

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Whipsawing between passages of erotic ecstasy and suicidal despair, IRL by Tommy “Teebs” Pico reveals itself as a monument of self-lacerating beauty.

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Last books by any writer are always a mixed blessing.

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“This stunning final collection is one more reminder that Philip Levine is irreplaceable.”

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“If you’ve enjoyed McClure’s writings in the past, this volume ought to recapture your poetic heart and rekindle your imagination.”

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Here is a book almost as rare as its author, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886).

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“poems of longing, of grieving and wanting, poems of a recovered past and its once lost values. . . . an abundant volume to read.”

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Ezra Loomis Pound cemented his literary career as one of the chief architects of Modernism. He edited T. S.

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Dick Allen, former poet laureate of Connecticut and the author of eight books of poetry in a wide range of forms, gives us a quietly stunning collection of poems here in a tradition of American Zen

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For many years W. W. Norton employed one of the best poetry editors in the country. Carol Houck Smith who died in 2008 worked at Norton for sixty years.

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“his work is fresh but finished, intuitive as well as sophisticated, hallmarks of a mature poetic sensibility.”

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“Waldman has always been a writer of the ‘outriders,’ the visionary rebels who make art new and engaged.”

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Call it an appreciation, a gathering, a do-it-yourself biography, what this amounts to is an authentic tribute to an important American poet.

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“This is a volume rich with the wisdom of one of our finest poets, a book laced with darkness and saturated with light.”

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Megan Grumbling won the 2015 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry for her book about Bernard A. Booker, the unofficial mayor of Ell Pond in rural Maine.

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“The Whole Harmonium is a must-read for anyone interested in knowing more about the man who wrote some of the most imaginative and brilliant poems in the American

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“McGrath’s book is filled with quixotic twists and turns within the framework of the 20th century . . .”

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Kevin Young has a new collection called Blue Laws, culled from 10 ten previously published books of poetry, with new “bonus tracks” as he calls them.

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"poems that are truly memorable, full of sorrow yet open to redemption and beauty."

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We go to Thoreau for Nature. We come to Davis for the whole essence of being alive.”

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