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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS STRANGERS ON A PIER BY TASH AW

Poetry

  • Diane Wakoski

    Emerald Ice

    $39.00

    In 1988, at the age of fifty, Diana Wakoski selected the poems in Emerald Ice from her first sixteen books of poetry. Here, returned to print at last, are all the famous (and infamous) lyrics, series, 'and narratives that established Wakoski as a mythologizer of sex and self, a fierce free-verse imagist, and "one of the most important and controversial poets in the United States today" (Contemporary Poets). About these poems, Wakoski writes: "My themes are loss, justice, truth, transformation...

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  • Meena Alexander

    Indian Love Poems

    $25.00

    According to the Kama Sutra, the erotic handbook written two thousand years ago, when the wheel of ecstasy is in motion "there is no textbook at all, and no order." Indian Love Poems is a unique gathering of poems from across more than two and a half millennia that attempts to catalog the disordered ecstasies of love, ranging from the Kama Sutra and earlier works up to present-day India and the poets of the Indian diaspora. Indian Love Poems features works from the classical languages of Sans...

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  • Michael Farrell

    Ode Ode

    $32.50

    A book that 'does' the subject: including pop fantasies of hares, fluteplayers, nudes, whores and Proust; (Marianne) Moore-style constructions of a gamut from Gosse to Guns 'n Roses; sequences inspired by the songs of DJ Shadow, Blur and Oasis. A poetry of phrases rather than lines, of a mind thinking (Stein's 'entity') rather than a presentation of thought/identity. Following Brecht, suspense is held in high disregard; following Baudrillard, a democracy is offered: each poem a small celebrat...

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  • John Hollander

    Poems Bewitched And Haunted

    $25.00

    A delightfully ghoulish array of specters and sorceresses, witches and ghosts, hags and apparitions haunt these pages-a literary parade of phantoms and shades to add to the revelry of All Hallow's Eve. From Homer to Horace, Pope to Poe, Randall Jarrell to James Merrill, Poems Bewitched and Haunted draws on three thousand years of poetic forays into the supernatural. Ovid conjures the witch Medea, Virgil channels Aeneas's wife from the afterlife, Baudelaire lays bare the wiles of the incubus, ...

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  • Sharon Olds

    Selected Poems

    $32.00

    Michael Ondaatje has called Sharon Olds's poetry 'pure fire in the hands' and cheered the 'roughness and humour and brag and tenderness and completion in her work as she carries the reader through rooms of passion and loss'. This rich selection - made by the author - exhibits those qualities in poem after poem, reflecting, moreover, an exciting experimentation with rhythm and language and a movement toward an embrace beyond the personal. Subjects are revisited - the pain of childhood, adolesc...

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  • Carmela Ciuraru

    Solitude

    $25.00

    A literary sanctuary for what Shakespeare called "sessions of sweet silent thought," this exquisite gathering of poems speaks to the consolations of solitude. Here is Wordsworth wandering "lonely as a cloud"; Poe confiding "all I loved, I loved alone"; Yeats's communion with "the deep heart's core"; and Han Shan's heart of a hermit, "clean as a white lotus." From Sir Edward Dyer's "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is," to the spiritual searching of the Transcendentalists, to the meditative verse of Jo...

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  • Emily Fragos

    The Great Cat

    $25.00

    This delightful anthology gives us a teeming litter of literary tributes to the ever-fascinating, ever-mystifying cat. The feline has inspired poetic adoration since the days of the pharaohs, and the poems collected here cover an astonishing range of periods, cultures, and styles. Poets across the continents and centuries have described the feline family-from kittens to old toms, pussycats to panthers-doing what they do best: sleeping, prowling, prancing, purring, sleeping some more, and gazi...

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