Poetry

My Gargantuan Desire
$8.45
Description
Poetry. Brad Crenshaw's formally paradoxical prose sonnets combine wild control and wacky gravity, clinical description and lyric incantation, story and song, memory and vision. His book lives up to its Rabelaisian title with abundant energy, sensory richness, and extravagant wit. Resonating with humor, pathos and searing intelligence, MY GARGANTUAN DESIRE is preoccupied in the deepest sense with mortality and the epic nature of our seemingly mundane lives. Whether parsing the intricate syntax of a marriage or teasing out the mysteries of the human brain, each poem in this masterful collection is mythic in scope but obstinately down-to-earth. In language rich and haunting, these poems reveal the heroic grandeur of our ordinary, blessed lives.
ISBN
9780965523967
By
Crenshaw, Brad
Publisher
Greenhouse Review Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709806
Location
B
No Moon
$10.38
Description
No Moon is a book of poems about the powers and misadventures of memory, about chancy intimacies and unquiet departures parceled out as time, loss, death - an almanac of forces that mystify and transform our everyday lives. The landscapes of the poems - now borrowed from the poet's childhood in suburbia, now glimpsed from a train passing out of Kalamazoo, now drawn from a traveler's memories of the moors and cow pastures of Cornwall - evince the homelessness of a people to whom we all belong, a people at the mercy of things they cannot see; the stars are hidden by fog, the night is moonless, and the houses drift at the edge of the dark. What is it, then, we are steering by, the poet asks of the street outside her window: "Once the last remembered house blinks out / it's all dead reckoning, / whimsy or currents, wind, a lazy minute hand / as I think my way past any hope of sleep." These poems offer heartfelt and intelligent talk to the reader as intimate, pursuing thought, spanning the distances between star magnitudes and the bland topography of suburban lawns. Eimers celebrates vanishings - the brief illuminations of fireworks, phone calls, language, friends. The elegiac cast of her poetry remains hopeful somehow, awake to the ripples the absent create in the present, gone friends in the living, and quiet streets in the endless stories we tell each other.
ISBN
9781557530998
By
Eimers, Nancy
Publisher
Purdue University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709918
Location
B
Yvain: The Knight of the Lion
$5.16
Description
The twelfth-century French poet Chrétien de Troyes is a major figure in European literature. His courtly romances fathered the Arthurian tradition and influenced countless other poets in England as well as on the continent. Yet because of the difficulty of capturing his swift-moving style in translation, English-speaking audiences are largely unfamiliar with the pleasures of reading his poems.
Now, for the first time, an experienced translator of medieval verse who is himself a poet provides a translation of Chrétien's major poem, Yvain, in verse that fully and satisfyingly captures the movement, the sense, and the spirit of the Old French original. Yvain is a courtly romance with a moral tenor; it is ironic and sometimes bawdy; the poetry is crisp and vivid. In addition, the psychological and the socio-historical perceptions of the poem are of profound literary and historical importance, for it evokes the emotions and the values of a flourishing, vibrant medieval past.
ISBN
9780300038385
By
Chretien De Troyes
Publisher
Yale University Press
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709008
Location
B
Gary Snyder: Dimensions of a Life
$6.84
ISBN
9780871566164
By
Halper, Jon
Publisher
Random House, Inc.
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
706463
Location
B
The Really Short Poems of A. R. Ammons
$5.01
Description
Filled with sharp irony and passionate insight, the more than 100 poems in the collection span the career of one of the deans of contemporary poetry. . . . Ammons makes you laugh and forces you to think hard about the way humans relate to natural phenomena and to themselves. From such simple, short expression emerge complex, often confounding ideas. New readers of poetry as well as those with an active interest in lyric verse will love this volume. Booklist"
ISBN
9780393308501
By
Ammons, A R
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
706381
Location
B
The Complete Poems
$13.71
ISBN
9780374515164
By
Bishop, Elizabeth
Publisher
Farrar Straus Giroux
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704326
Location
C
My Kafka Century
$5.11
Description
Poetry. Jewish Studies. In her second book, MY KAFKA CENTURY, Arielle Greenberg raises the gothic, European ghosts sealed under the glib facade of contemporary American culture. Trying on the sometimes hilarious, sometimes discomforting guises of Jewish folk humor, pop eroticism and kiddie epistemology, she reveals and revels in the cracks and contradictions of a bristling, brainy Babel. "Greenberg remembers that what poetry does best is produce complex meaning in the never-ending possibilities language affords"--Michael R. Allen.
ISBN
9780976569220
By
Greenberg, Arielle
Publisher
Action Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
641731
Location
C
The Back Country
$5.01
Description
This collection is made up of four sections: "Far West" poems of the Western mountain country where, as a young man. Gary Snyder worked as a logger and forest ranger; "Far East" poems written between 1956 and 1964 in Japan where he studied Zen at the monastery in Kyoto; "Kali" poems inspired by a visit to India and his reading of Indian religious texts, particularly those of Shivaism and Tibetan Buddhism; and "Back" poems done on his return to this country in 1964 which look again at our West with the eyes of India and Japan. The book concludes with a group of translations of the Japanese poet Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933), with whose work Snyder feels a close affinity. The title, The Back Country, has three major associations; wilderness. the "backward" countries, and the back country" of the mind with its levels of being in the unconscious."
ISBN
9780811201940
By
Snyder, Gary
Publisher
New Directions
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
660925
Location
C
Cora Fry: [Poetry]
$11.21
ISBN
9780393044553
By
Brown, Rosellen
Publisher
W W Norton & Co Inc
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107602
Location
F
New and Selected Poems: 1942?1997
$10.02
Description
John Tagliabue is one of the most highly praised and prolific American poets writing today. Born in Cantu (Como), Italy, in 1923, he has been a Fulbright professor in Pisa, Tokyo, Shanghai, and Jakarta, and is Professor Emeritus of English at Bates College. This book represents the first substantial collection of his work and it should win for him the recognition he has long deserved. It includes selections from his books -- Poems (1959). A Japanese Journal (1966). The Buddha Uproar (1970), The Doorless Door (1970), and The Great Day (1984) -- and some of the more than 1500 poems he has published in over 100 magazines.

"Tagliabue writes out of a deeply sacramental sense of nature and history ... It comes to this reader, poem by poem, as a Franciscan act of poetry and praise". -- Amy Clampitt

"His poems seem to appear in the world as naturally as wildflowers". -- Denise Levertov

"Like a thread of sanity in the general murk, a constant music". -- Hayden Carruth

ISBN
9780943373454
By
Tagliabue, John
Publisher
National Poetry Foundation
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1107193
Location
B
The Awakening of Intelligence
$6.99
Description
This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti's teachings is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher's thought. With among others, Jacob Needleman, Alain Naude, and Swami Venkatasananda, Krishnamurti examines such issues as the role of the teacher and tradition; the need for awareness of 'cosmic consciousness; the problem of good and evil; and traditional Vedanta methods of help for different levels of seekers.
ISBN
9780060648343
By
Krishnamurti, Jiddu
Publisher
Harper & Row
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1103579
Location
D
Arthurian Romances (Penguin Classics)
$4.96
Description
Fantastic adventures abound in these courtly romances: Erec and Enide, Cligés, The Knight of the Cart, The Knight with the Lion, and The Story of the Grail.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

ISBN
9780140445213
By
Chretien De Troyes
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709968
Location
B