“. . . breezily contemporary in feel, yet deeply lyrical in quality and effect.”
“Mr. Bidart is the friend of narrative, and narrative is his ally.”
For more than half a century most mainstream, accessible, non-experimental, American poetry has been autobiographical.
“. . . a complex and challenging journey, created through careful design to inveigle, involve and capture imaginations.”
“Her style never obtrudes on her subject or that quiet sense of transcendence. . . . We are clearly at home in these deep, rich poems.”
“. . . fiendishly funny. . . . Dante himself would probably applaud.”
“. . . a wonderful glimpse into the life of this highly regarded and talented artist.”
“Left-Handed: Poems is strongly recommended to all poetry lovers and to all readers who find they must radically change their lives in order to live more authentically.”
“Many of the poems in Place are deeply contemplative and philosophical.
“What emerges from this authoritative yet accessible collection is a portrait of one of America’s most original and intuitive thinkers, a man for all seasons, along with the fruits of his w
“This selection of Patchen’s best by one of his intimates is clearly a gift and tribute to the man and his work, . . . Kenneth Patchen may be experiencing a real revival in his 100th year.
“To read these comic poems in blank verse again is to live childhood again, when the surly, often irate insect was first discovered.
“This is deep music and clear, as the poet carries us to those places in the heart that ground and guide us.
“Magically, like the prose poem form itself, Mr. Wright opens to and finds himself and makes us care.”
Come, Thief is a pleasantly unusual book of poetry that is both refreshing and insightful.
“. . . the entire poetic oeuvre of Israeli poet, feminist, and peace activist Dahlia Ravikovitch . . .”
The publication of this physically small book puts Canadian poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen in the company of the most beloved poets in the English language.
“Yawp,” “mudluscious,” “lullly, lullay!” Modern poets broke all rules as they infused their work with everything new: invented words, imagism, concrete poetry, free verse, irony, oxymora held toget
The title poem in Jennifer Grotz’s second book, a poem placed before its three sections, opens with an epigraph from Samuel Daniel, “When your eyes have done their part/Thought must length it in th
When W. S. Merwin’s term as Poet Laureate of the United States expires this summer I dare Librarian of Congress Billington, and double dare President Obama, to appoint Marge Piercy to the post.
Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels is Kevin Young’s powerful verse account of the 1839 mutiny of Mendi-speaking kidnap victims from Sierra Leone.
Reading Ezra Pound can be a demanding experience as he often slips into French, Spanish, Italian, or ancient Greek—using the Greek alphabet of course.
A Measuring Worm
This yellow-striped greenCaterpillar, climbing upThe steep window screen,
Eloquent Books, June 2009
A Picture Book That Encourages Children to Believe In Themselves
I want my obituary to say thatI wrote in the language of dogsand not that I sat sprinklingblack letters on a white ladder,leading my own eye down