Whipsawing between passages of erotic ecstasy and suicidal despair, IRL by Tommy “Teebs” Pico reveals itself as a monument of self-lacerating beauty.
Last books by any writer are always a mixed blessing.
“This stunning final collection is one more reminder that Philip Levine is irreplaceable.”
Here is a book almost as rare as its author, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886).
“poems of longing, of grieving and wanting, poems of a recovered past and its once lost values. . . . an abundant volume to read.”
Ezra Loomis Pound cemented his literary career as one of the chief architects of Modernism. He edited T. S.
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
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.
“his work is fresh but finished, intuitive as well as sophisticated, hallmarks of a mature poetic sensibility.”
“Waldman has always been a writer of the ‘outriders,’ the visionary rebels who make art new and engaged.”
Call it an appreciation, a gathering, a do-it-yourself biography, what this amounts to is an authentic tribute to an important American poet.
“This is a volume rich with the wisdom of one of our finest poets, a book laced with darkness and saturated with light.”
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.
“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
“McGrath’s book is filled with quixotic twists and turns within the framework of the 20th century . . .”
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.
"poems that are truly memorable, full of sorrow yet open to redemption and beauty."
“We go to Thoreau for Nature. We come to Davis for the whole essence of being alive.”
Chava Nissimov was born into wartime Poland in 1939.
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.
This is such an elegant and luscious book for the mind and the heart.
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
“a fascinating peek into the genesis of Austria's controversial literary figure.”
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.
Ekphrastic poetry utilizes the medium of verse to address, to interpret, and to transliterate another art form.