Poetry

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths...

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Voyage of the Sable Venus

Voyage of the Sable Venus

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDA stunning poetry debut: this meditation on the black female figure throughout time introduces us to a brave and penetrating new voice....

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The Inferno

The Inferno

The epic grandeur of Dante’s masterpiece has inspired readers for 700 years, and has entered the human imagination. But the further we move from the...

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Frost: Poems

Frost: Poems

rom one of the most brilliant and widely read of all American poets, a generous selection of lyrics, dramatic monologues, and narrative poems--all of them steeped...

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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

"The ultimate book for both the dabbler and serious scholar--. [Hughes] is sumptuous and sharp, playful and sparse, grounded in an earthy music--. This book is a glorious revelation."--Boston...

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Autobiography of Red

Autobiography of Red

The award-winning poet reinvents a genre in a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present.Geryon,...

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Poems and Songs

Poems and Songs

A magnificent selection of song lyrics and poems from across the storied career of one of the most daring and affecting poet-songwriters in the world.In the more than half...

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Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes

With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America.  The...

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Plath: Poems

Plath: Poems

A representative selection of verse by the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who left in the wake of her personal tragedy a legacy of poems that combine terrifying intensity...

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The Collected Works

The Collected Works

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)For the first time, all the major works of this beloved writer are gathered together in one hardcover volume. Poet, artist, and mystic, Kahlil Gibran...

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If Not, Winter

If Not, Winter

By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius...

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Kipling: Poems

Kipling: Poems

Beloved for his fanciful and engrossing children’s literature, controversial for his enthusiasm for British imperialism, Rudyard Kipling remains one of the most widely read...

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Goethe's Faust

Goethe's Faust

The best translation of Faust available, this volume provides the original German text and its English counterpart on facing pages. Walter Kaufmann's translation...

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Float

Float

From the renowned classicist and MacArthur Prize winner: a new collection that explores myth and memory, beauty and loss, all the while playing with--and pushing--the limits of language and form....

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The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

"This miracle of a book, perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has ever produced," (Chicago Tribune) should stand as the...

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The Collected Poems

The Collected Poems

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens is the definitive collection from the man Harold Bloom has called “the best and most representative American poet.” Originally...

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The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake

The Complete Poetry & Prose of William Blake

Since its first publication in 1965, this edition  has been widely hailed as the best available text  of Blake's poetry and prose. Now revised, if  includes...

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Love Poems

Love Poems

It has often been said that love, both sacred and profane, is the only true subject of the lyric poem. Nothing better justifies this claim than the splendid poems in this...

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Best Loved Poems of American People

Best Loved Poems of American People

More than 1,500,000 copies in print! Over 575  traditional favorites to be read and reread.  Categorized by theme, and indexed by author and...

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Fifteen Poems

Fifteen Poems

This selection of poems by Leonard Cohen, one of the most acclaimed singer-songwriters in the world, is accompanied by twenty-four of his striking and provocative drawings.Cohen...

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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

The complete Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) in one volume from Vintage Classics. The greatest poem of the Middle Ages, in the standard Carlyle-Okey-Wickstead...

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Wilderness

Wilderness

Compiled from the literary estate of the singer who brought a wildly lyrical poetry of the damned to the world of rock 'n' roll. Includes unpublished poems, drawings,...

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The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry

The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry

Dazzling in its range, exhilarating in its immediacy and grace, this collection gathers together, from every region of the country and from the past forty years, the poems that continue to shape our imaginations. From Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop,...

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Paradiso

Paradiso

With his journeys through Hell and Purgatory complete, Dante is at last led by his beloved Beatrice to Paradise. Where his experiences in the Inferno and Purgatorio...

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