Poetry

Visions of the Prophet

Written by Kahlil Gibran
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Ever since his best-selling book The Prophet was first published in 1923, Kahlil Gibran has been enchanting spiritually inclined readers with his dogma-free writings so rich with insight, wisdom, beauty, and truth. In this companion collection of little-known writings taken from his published works in Arabic, Gibran encourages us to bravely...

Jackleg Opera: Collected Poems, 1990 to 2013

Written by BJ Ward
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BJ Ward, an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have been featured on National Public Radio and in publications such as The Sun Magazine, TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, and the New York Times, has brought together in one volume the fruits of his labor spanning over twenty years. Winner of the...

Catching Light

Collected Poems of Joanna McClure

Written by Joanna McClure, Foreword by Michael McClure, Introduction by Christopher Wagstaff
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Joanna McClure's poems reveal the story of a central woman writer of the San Francisco Beat generation counterculture. Married to Beat poet Michael McClure soon after she arrived in San Francisco in 1954, Joanna McClure became a significant figure in the Beat poetry scene.

Growing up on a ranch in the...

A Poet's Mind

Collected Interviews with Robert Duncan, 1960-1985

Edited by Christopher Wagstaff, Contribution by Robert Duncan, Foreword by Gerrit Lansing
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Robert Duncan (1919-1988), one of the major postwar American poets, was an adulated figure among his contemporaries, including Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, and Denise Levertov. Lawrence Ferlinghetti remarked that Duncan "had the best ear this side of Dante." His stature is increasingly recognized as comparable to that of Ezra Pound, William...

Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel

Written by Lenore Kandel, Preface by Diane di Prima
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Jack Kerouac immortalized her in his novel Big Sur. A student of Zen, she hung out with Gary Snyder and Allen Ginsberg and was a speaker at San Francisco’s Human Be-In. But Lenore Kandel was no muse or hanger-on; she was a brilliant lyric poet, often unabashedly erotic, and that’s where...

The Seasons of the Soul

The Poetic Guidance and Spiritual Wisdom of Herman Hesse

Written by Hermann Hesse, Translated by Ludwig Max Fischer, Ph.D., Foreword by Andrew Harvey
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Vowing at an early age “to be a poet or nothing at all,” Hermann Hesse rebelled against formal education, focusing on a rigorous program of independent study that included literature, philosophy, art, and history. One result of these efforts was a series of novels that became counterculture bibles that remain widely...

Wild Horses, Wild Dreams

New and Selected Poems 1971-2010

Written by Lindy Hough
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Wild Horses, Wild Dreams follows a trajectory from the early seventies to the present, giving a generous overview of Lindy Hough’s intellectual world and emotionally evocative language. The book samples poems from previously published books along with new poems. Selections from Changing Woman, Psyche, The Sun in Cancer, and Outlands &...

Earth, My Likeness

Nature Poetry of Walt Whitman

Written by Walt Whitman, Edited by Howard Nelson, Introduction by Howard Nelson
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While Walt Whitman is best known as America’s first great urban poet, he was also a gifted nature poet, as the selections in this book show. Here his celebration of the “body electric” from Leaves of Grass expands into a celebration of an equally electrifying nature as he memorializes the seashore...

The Intent On

Collected Poems, 1962-2006

Written by Kenneth Irby, Edited by Kyle Waugh and Cyrus Console
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***Winner of Poetry Society of America's 2010 Shelley Memorial Award

Kenneth Irby has practiced his craft at the center of the American poetry scene for decades, yet is little known to the mainstream. An associate of the legendary Black Mountain poets as well as of the celebrated seventies L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E group of...

Heavenly Tree, Northern Earth

Written by Gerrit Lansing
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This is the inaugural volume of a new series of literary hardcovers from North Atlantic Books. This series will collect the important work of writers who have served as major influences upon and contributors to the cultural and psychic milieu from which North Atlantic evolved.

A distinguished figure of American letters, whose...

The Odyssey

Written by Homer, Translated by Charles Stein
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Most translations of The Odyssey are in the kind of standard verse form believed typical of high-serious composition in the ancient world. Yet some scholars believe the epic was originally composed in a less formal, phrase-by-phrase prosody. Charles Stein employs the latter approach in this dramatic, and in some ways truer...

Dreams of the Presidents

From George Washington to Barack Obama

Written by Charles Barasch, Foreword by John R. Turner
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The stuff of dreams—hopes, fears, and longings—represents universal subjects to which everyone can relate. Dreams take on a new cultural currency in this collection of dream-poems, one for each American president. Exploring power, as well as its limits and possibilities, linguistics instructor Charles Barasch plays no favorites, making light of the...

Poems for New Orleans

Written by Edward Sanders
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The indomitable spirit of the people of New Orleans is the focus of this powerful suite of poems by counterculture icon Ed Sanders. The book begins with a series of vivid evocations of key events and personalities in the city’s history, then brings this colorful legacy into the present with the...

Belonging

New Poetry by Iranians Around the World

Edited by Niloufar Talebi
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Recent political developments, including the shadow of a new war, have obscured the fact that Iran has a long and splendid artistic tradition ranging from the visual arts to literature. Western readers may have some awareness of the Iranian novel thanks to a few breakout successes like Reading Lolita in Tehran...

Westport Poems

Written by Jonathan Towers, Afterword by Neil Baldwin
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A beloved, familiar figure known as “Jon the Walker” for his daily appearances traversing the marshes and waterways of various Connecticut towns, Jonathan Towers composed brief, emotionally evocative poems until his suicide in 2005 after years of struggle with mental illness. His work was fueled by reading and a rich inner...