Poetry: Most read books
City She Was
by Carmen Smith
"When you open this book, expect serious role-playing and syntactic tap dancing. The City She Was presents a world that brings 'the horizon line into your lexicon' and a poet's muse ('The Endangered You') is lent to a friend and returned 'a little more frayed.' Giménez ...
Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture
by Louise Ho
In these poems written over four decades, Louise Ho is from beginning to end a poet of Hong Kong, whether her subjects are local or cosmopolitan. She has a strong sense of place, a sharp and unillusioned eye, and a voice in which English poetry takes on a
by Eric Baus
"Marvelously sustained and densely rhythmic, this tightly constructed whole is built of parts that, at each level, all the way down to the phrase, constitute poems in themselves. Baus manages to keep a cast of words in constant replay until many of them take on the presence of...
Winner of the 2010 Colorado Prize for Poetry. "It is the poet who, undistracted by the imbecile telegraphy of this moment, dares to sustain a sustaining sound I most esteem and most warmly embrace. Zach Savich has written a book both intimate and vast, both tender and acidly c...
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Poetry against Torture sets out the clear conflict between two competing conceptions of society and civilization. Poetry represents one: the fundamental human capacity to make itself and its societies in ways that will produce the most nearly perfect form of the species. Tortu...
"A post-modern translation of St. Ignatius Loyola's Spiritual Exercises, the pilgrim presence in this fierce book graphs the temporal reality 'where we are all visitors.' Intermediating between the soul's urge toward God and its equally strong --where we become 'another one an...
Volume 12 in the Swenson Poetry Award Series, _Mrs. Ramsay's Knee_ offers fresh and elegant poems by Idris anderson, many of them ekphrastic considerations of visual works of art. Among her subjects are paintings by Rembrandt, Rousseau, Pollock, and Chagall, yet she equally ex...
A poet of substance though little noticed, Sir Francis Hubert (1568-1629) embodies in his life and works much of the agitated spirit of his times. His verse Historie of Edward the Second, its strong element of political satire, and its minatory finger wag
The winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry, this is a beautiful and original work that appears to be, on first impression, a light-hearted and amusingly self-conscious account of daily life, but reminds us that our mundane lives are utterly strange and magical.
"Rob Schlegel has a mind of winter. Like the painter Morandi, Schlegel makes a world of absence and deprivation-our world, the world of human mortality-feel like plenitude. Imagine wanting to discover the place where you yourself 'have not yet happened.' Now imagine creating t...
Winner of the 2012 Colorado Prize for Poetry, selected by Elizabeth Willis > "Family System is one of the most specific and clarifying books of poetry I've ever read. It is filled with choices--made, to be made, not made--handled with a poetic understanding that what seems a...
Tenth annual winner of the May Swenson Poetry Award, Haywire is a well- polished collection from a highly accomplished poet. With humor, compassion, and an unflinching eye, Bilgere explores the human condition in accessible lines and a magician's way with language. In images b...