An exquisite body of work celebrating the centennial of one of the most important African-American poets of the twentieth century. Robert hayden was one of the most important American poets of the twentieth century. His voice—characterized by musical diction and an exquisite feeling for the formality of pattern—is a seminal one in American life and literature.
Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems Wesleyan Poetry SeriesWesleyan #ad - An award-winning poet’s testimony of the war in Vietnam.
PoemsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Bishop's poems combine humor and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up. A boston globe best poetry book of 2011this is the definitive edition of the work of one of America's greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets alike.
This new edition offers readers the opportunity to take in, entire, one of the great careers in twentiethcentury poetry. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape—from New England, where she later lived—human connection with the natural world, to Brazil and Florida, where she grew up, questions of knowledge and perception, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos.
Life on Mars: PoemsGraywolf Press #ad - These poems reveal the realities of life lived here, and where the poet herself loses her father, on the ground, where a daughter is imprisoned in the basement by her own father, where celebrities and pop stars walk among us, one of the engineers who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. Winner of the 2012 pulitzer prize* poet laureate of the united states ** a new york times notable book of 2011 and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice ** A New Yorker, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year *New poetry by the award-winning poet Tracy K.
In these brilliant new poems, Tracy K. With this remarkable third collection, Smith establishes herself among the best poets of her generation. Smith, whose "lyric brilliance and political impulses never falter" Publishers Weekly, starred reviewYou lie there kicking like a baby, waiting for God himself To lift you past the rungs of your crib.
Life on Mars: Poems #ad - What would your life say if it could talk? —from "no fly Zone"With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the discoveries, failures, and oddities of human existence.
Smith envisions a sci-fi future sucked clean of any real dangers, contemplates the dark matter that keeps people both close and distant, and revisits the kitschy concepts like "love" and "illness" now relegated to the Museum of Obsolescence.
Jane Eyre, Second Edition Case Studies in Contemporary CriticismBedford/St. Martin's #ad - The text, and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, documents, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms. In this second edition, the section of cultural documents and illustrations is entirely new, as are recent exemplary critical essays that represent and synthesize several current critical approaches.
This volume, based on the 1848 third edition of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel, reprints the text of Jane Eyre accompanied by documents and illustrations that place the work in its historical context. It then features specially chosen essays that read Jane Eyre from several contemporary critical perspectives.
The Collected Poems of Theodore RoethkeAnchor #ad - This paperback edition contains the complete text of Roethke's seven published volumes in addition to sixteen previously uncollected poems. Included are his pulitzer prize and National Book Award winners The Walking, Words for the Wind, and The Far Field. These two hundred poems demonstrate the variety of Roethke's themes and styles, the comic and serious sides of his temperament, and his breakthroughs in the use of language.
. Together they document the development of an extraordinary creative source of American poetry.
S O S: Poems 1961-2013Grove Press #ad - Praised for its lyricism and introspection, his early poetry emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by intensely rebellious fervor and subversive ideology. The environments and social values that inspired his poetics changed during the course of his life, a trajectory that can be traced in this retrospective spanning more than five decades of profoundly evolving subjects and techniques.
Selected by paul vangelisti, revolutionary poems, this volume comprises the fullest spectrum of Baraka’s rousing, from his first collection to previously unpublished pieces composed during his final years. A new york times editors’ choice “a big handsome book of Amiri Baraka’s poetry that gives us word magic, wild thoughts, discomfort, wit, and pleasure.
William J. All along, his primary focus was on how to live and love in the present moment despite the enduring difficulties of human history. S o s provides readers with rich, vital views of the African American experience and of Baraka’s own evolution as a poet-activist” The Washington Post. Fusing the personal and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters and incendiary in others was one of the preeminent literary innovators of the past century The New York Times.
S O S: Poems 1961-2013 #ad - Throughout baraka’s career as a prolific writer also published as LeRoi Jones, he was vehemently outspoken against oppression of African American citizens, and he radically altered the discourse surrounding racial inequality. Harris, boston review “The most complete representation of over a half-century of revolutionary and breathtaking work.
Claudia rankine, The New York Times Book Review.
Selected PoemsNew Directions #ad - It is splendid and impressive to have at last a clear, as Kenneth Rexroth put it, unobstructed view of her ground-breaking poetry—the work of a poet who, "more than anyone, led the redirection of American poetry. To the mainstream of world literature. Described by publishers weekly as "at once as intimate as creeley and as visionary as Duncan, " Levertov was lauded as "one of the indispensable poets of our language, one of those few writers to whom it is necessary to pay attention" by The Malahat Review.
Denise levertov's selected poems delivers in a single accessible volume "one of the essential poets of our time" Poetry Flash. Culled from two dozen poetry books, and drawing from six decades of her writing life, The Selected Poems of Denise Levertov offers a chronological overview of her great body of work.
Selected Poems #ad - No poet is more overdue for a single accessible volume; no career could be better to have within easy reach.
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: American Poets Project #19Library of America #ad - If you wanted a poem, " wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, "you only had to look out of a window. By turns compassionate, and psychologically penetrating, angry, satiric, Gwendolyn Brooks's poetry retains its power to move and surprise. About the american poets projectelegantly designed in compact editions, and textually authoritative, the American Poets Project makes available the full range of the American poetic accomplishment, printed on acid-free paper, selected and introduced by today’s most discerning poets and critics.
Starting with a street in bronzeville 1945, her epoch-making debut volume, The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks traces the full arc of her career in all its ambitious scope and unexpected stylistic shifts. Her formal range, " writes editor elizabeth Alexander, "is most impressive, blues, ballads, spirituals, as she experiments with sonnets, full and off-rhymes.
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: American Poets Project #19 #ad - There was material always, walking or running, fighting or screaming or singing. From the life of chicago's south side she made a forceful and passionate poetry that fused Modernist aesthetics with African-American cultural tradition, a poetry that registered the life of the streets and the upheavals of the 20th century.
. She is nothing short of a technical virtuoso. That technical virtuosity was matched by a restless curiosity about the life around her in all its explosive variety.
A Glossary of Literary TermsCengage Learning #ad - This indispensable, theory, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers.
Important notice: media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version. First published over fifty years ago, a glossaRY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, and suggest related entries and additional reading.
What Work IsKnopf #ad - Very accessible and utterly American in tone and language. Daniel L. Winner of the national book award in 1991 “This collection amounts to a hymn of praise for all the workers of America. But levine’s characters are also significant for their inner lives, not merely their jobs. These proletarian heroes, assembly lines, forges, loo, slag heaps, Sweet Pea, and Packy, with names like Lonnie, work the furnaces, and loading docks at places with unglamorous names like Brass Craft or Feinberg and Breslin’s First-Rate Plumbing and Plating.
. Guillory, Library Journal. They are unusually artistic, living ‘at the borders of dreams. One reads the tempest ‘slowly to himself’; another ponders a diagonal chalk line drawn by his teacher to suggest a triangle, the roof of a barn, or the mysterious separation of ‘the dark from the dark. What work is ranks as a major work by a major poet.
What Work Is #ad - Only studs terkel’s Working approaches the pathos and beauty of this book.