Poetry

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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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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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Chava Nissimov was born into wartime Poland in 1939.

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There is a certain sense of streaming consciousness carrying the pages of Anna Moschovakis’ new collection of poetry They and We Will Get into Trouble for This.

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This is such an elegant and luscious book for the mind and the heart.

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British poet Philip Larkin’s unconventional life and career is revealed in unique fashion in Richard Bradford’s The Importance of Elsewhere, a volume of photographs by the poet, who consid

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a fascinating peek into the genesis of Austria's controversial literary figure.”

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Linda Pastan has been writing poetry for a long time, and her many awards attest to the enduring popularity and critical acclaim of her work. Pastan has served as the poet laureate of Maryland.

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Ekphrastic poetry utilizes the medium of verse to address, to interpret, and to transliterate another art form.

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