A Collection of Meditative Poetry Complicated by the Stark Potential Reality of the Future
Effervescent Surrealist Poems That Imagine and Reimagine What Is Possible
Poems That Mapthe Struggle between Victimhood and Agency
Winner of the 2021 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry
A New Poem from the Author of The Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude and The Book of Delights
Winner of the 2018 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry
A New Collection of Poetry from the Author of the Highly Praised INVENTING DIFFICULTY, and THE TWO YVONNES.
Bradley Paul’s third book, uses common objects, animals, people, and experiences as starting points to consider one’s connectivity to the world
A new collection of poetry from the poet and novelist Ron Koertge.
A Plea and an Awakening to Peace as a Process and a Transient State.
In Jackknife: New and Selected Poems, Beatty travels the turns and collisions of over twenty years of work. She moves from first-person narratives to poems that straddle the page in fragments, to lines that sprawl with long lines of train tracks. Always landing in meaning, we are inside the body—not in a confessional voice, not autobiography—but arriving through the expanded, exploded image of many stories and genders.
What is it like living today in the chaos of a city that is at once brutal and beautiful, heir to immigrant ancestors “who supposed their children’s children would be rich and free?” What is it to live in the chaos of a world driven by “intolerable, unquenchable human desire?” How do we cope with all the wars? In the midst of the dark matter and dark energy of the universe, do we know what train we’re on? In this cornucopia of a book, Ostriker finds herself immersed in phenomena ranging from a first snowfall in New York City to the Tibetan diaspora, asking questions that have no reply, writing poems in which “the arrow may be blown off course by storm and returned by miracle.”
For the Scribe continues Wojahn’s explorations of the interstices between the public and the private, the historical and the personal. Poems of recollection and elegy commingle and conjoin with poems which address larger matters of historical and ecological import.