This rich and thorough selection—published in the 130th anniversary year of Stevens’s birth—carries us from the explosion of Harmonium in 1923 to the maturity of The Auroras of Autumn in 1950 and the magisterial Collected Poems published by Knopf in 1954. To be drawn in once more by “the emperor of ice-cream, ” “the idea of order at key west, ” “notes Toward a Supreme Fiction, ” “Sunday Morning, ” to name only a few, is to experience again the mystery of a poet who calls us to a higher music and to a deeper understanding of our vast and inarticulate interior world.
Selected Poems #ad - This essential volume for all readers of poetry reminds us of Stevens’s nearly unparalleled contribution to the art form and his unending ability to puzzle, fascinate, and delight us. A beautiful new edition—the first in nearly twenty years—of the work of Wallace Stevens, a founding father of contemporary American poetry, with a dazzling range of work that is at once emotional and intellectual.
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PoemsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - 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.
Bishop's poems combine humor and sadness, pain and acceptance, and observe nature and lives in perfect miniaturist close-up. The themes central to her poetry are geography and landscape—from New England, questions of knowledge and perception, where she grew up, to Brazil and Florida, where she later lived—human connection with the natural world, and the ability or inability of form to control chaos.
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes Vintage ClassicsVintage #ad - 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 poems hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night.
They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and pain and terror-- and the marrow of the bone of life.
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes Vintage Classics #ad - The poems in this collection were chosen by hughes himself shortly before his death in 1967 and represent work from his entire career, " "Still Here, " "The Weary Blues, " "Montage of a Dream Deferred, " "Song for a Dark Girl, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers, " and "Refugee in America. It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity.
The Necessary Angel: Essays on Reality and the ImaginationVintage #ad - In this collection of essays, consummate poet Wallace Stevens reflects upon his art. His aim is not to produce a work of criticism or philosophy, or a mere discussion of poetic technique. As he explains in his introduction, in the direction of disclosing "poetry itself, his ambition in these various pieces, aimed higher than that, published in different times and places, the naked poem, the imagination manifesting itself in its domination of words.
Stevens proves himself as eloquent and scintillating in prose as in poetry, as he both analyzes and demonstrates the essential act of repossessing reality through the imagination.
Selected PoemsNew Directions #ad - Like every major artist she challenges the reader's intellect and imagination. Boston heraldselected poems, the first selection to encompass the rich diversity of Hilda Doolittle's poetry, is both confirmation and celebration of her long-overdue inclusion in the modernist canon. With both the general reader and the student in mind, editor Louis L.
From her early "imagist" period, through the "lost" poems of the thirties where H. D. Discovered her unique creative voice, reconciliation, the selection triumphantly concludes with portions of the late sequences Helen in Egypt and Hermetic Definition which focus on rebirth, to the great prophetic poems of the war years combined in Trilogy, and the reunion of the divided self.
Selected Poems #ad - Martz of yale University who also edited H. D. S collected poems 1912-1944 has provided generous examples of H. D. S work.
Silence in the Snowy Fields: Poems Wesleyan Poetry Series Book 15Wesleyan #ad - Striking and moving poems that are rooted deep in the earth.
Selected PoemsNew Directions #ad - In addition to including many more pieces, Tomlinson has organized the whole in chronological order. It isn't what he the poet says that counts as a work of art, "it's what he makes, " Williams maintained, with such intensity of purpose that it lives with an intrinsic movement of its own to verify its authenticity.
". With the publication of this book, charles Tomlinson's edition of Williams's Selected Poems, New Directions has introduced a gathering larger and more comprehensive than the original 1963 edition. Opening with professor Tomlinson's superbly clear and helpful introduction this selection reflects the most up-to-date Williams scholarship.
Riprap and Cold Mountain PoemsCounterpoint #ad - One of the finest collections of poems published in the 20th century, this edition will please those already familiar with this work and excite a new generation of readers with its profound simplicity and spare elegance. For the 50th anniversary, this completely redesigned edition of Riprap is accompanied by a CD of Snyder reading all the poems in this collection, with introductions and asides.
By any measure, gary Snyder is one of the greatest poets in America in the last century. From his first book of poems to his latest collection of essays, standing between Tu Fu and Thoreau, his work and his example, has been influential all over the world. The recording, made in the poet’s home by Jack Loeffler, marks the first time a complete reading has ever been available in a commercial edition.
Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems #ad - . Riprap, his first book of poems, was published in Japan in 1959 by Origin Press, and it is the 50th anniversary of that groundbreaking book that is celebrated with this new edition. A small press reprint of that book included Snyder’s translations of Han Shan’s Cold Mountain Poems, perhaps the finest translations of that remarkable poet ever made into English.
Selected PoemsMariner Books #ad - Chosen by eliot himself, the poems in this volume represent the poet’s most important work before Four Quartets. Alfred prufrock, ” “gerontion, ” “the hollow men, ” “the waste Land, ” and “Ash Wednesday”—as well as many other fine selections from Eliot’s early work. Included here is some of the most celebrated verse in modern literature—“The Love Song of J.
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: American Poets Project #19Library of America #ad - 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. By turns compassionate, satiric, angry, and psychologically penetrating, Gwendolyn Brooks's poetry retains its power to move and surprise. About the american poets projectelegantly designed in compact editions, and textually authoritative, printed on acid-free paper, the American Poets Project makes available the full range of the American poetic accomplishment, selected and introduced by today’s most discerning poets and critics.
Discover the most enduring works of legendary poet gwendolyn Brooks—the first black author to win a Pulitzer Prize—in one collectible volume"If you wanted a poem, " wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, "you only had to look out of a window. There was material always, walking or running, fighting or screaming or singing.
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: American Poets Project #19 #ad - 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. 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, "is most impressive, " writes editor Elizabeth Alexander, blues, as she experiments with sonnets, spirituals, ballads, full and off-rhymes.
Collected Poems, 1909-1962Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - This edition of collected poems 1909-1962 includes The Love Song of J. S. Alfred prufrock along with Four Quartets, The Waste Land, and several other poems. There is no more authoritative collection of the poetry that Eliot himself wished to preserve than this volume, published two years before his death in 1965.
Poet, and editor, critic, dramatist, T. Eliot was one of the defining figures of twentieth-century poetry.