In his debut collection of poems, acclaimed prose writer Colin Channer has set out to build multiple levels in the construct of a story—life as seen through layers of gauze, probing the complex fam
“Each of these moving poems is a metaphor of mutuality and mutability, of vulnerability and union.”
It’s that period when some of the once “younger” contemporary poets are leaving us.
Ron Padgett is a writer with a consummate sense of the fantastical as it intersects the quotidian.
Nathaniel Mackey is a distinguished American writer.
“I did not want to put this book down. Neither will you.”
Jane Hirshfield is one of our finest poets writing today and also one of our best essayists on the act of writing and the art of poetry.
“From the New World is an indispensable addition to any literary library, a tour de force selection of Jorie Graham’s critically important poems to date.”
“This collection is rich in a multitude of examples of inter-connectedness with the world, identification with paintings, a variety of journeys culminating in revelation and aesthetic trans
“Author of nine books of poetry and winner of prestigious awards such as the American Book award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and more, Kamiko Hahn writes poetry that is innov
“. . . an unforgettable youth and a father’s loving grief.”
“. . . this writer constructs from his an entire mythological system.
“Here again is the temporal brutality of love eternalizing loss. J. D. McClatchy’s muscularly graceful poems of passion, sex and death haunt the heart, linger in the mind.”
“Sholl’s poems do that: keep watch over the ruined world, love the wordless, the half-shattered, and the unnoticed.
“Hamby’s work stands as an argument against those who claim that poetry is just plain dull. It’s hard to resist a whirl On the Street of Divine Love.”
“This collection offers the riches of a mature poet’s reflections on life and death, which cannot help but enrich our own lives as well.”
"The collection is a chronicle of practice and refining performance."
“. . . revelatory, a testament to Di Donato’s ability to deconstruct the complex weavings and machinations of the human heart.”
“. . . [an] entertaining collection of poetic high jinx.”
“. . . an excitingly different read.”
Have you ever wondered why books of poetry, unless they span the whole of a writer’s life and work, are so slim?
Vale Ave has been released by New Directions Press as Poetry Pamphlet #7 in their pamphlet series, which represents a significant reprinting of this outstanding long poem by the legendary
“. . . [provides a] wealth of insights . . .”
“. . . truly impressive . . .”
“Fear and desire, silence and passion, beauty and death . . .”