Old/new World

New & Selected Poems


Author: Peter Skrzynecki

Publisher: UQP

ISBN: 9780702235863

Category: Poetry

Page: 350

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For nearly forty years Peter Skrzynecki has published poetry that explores the assimilation of post-war immigrants in Australia, chronicling their struggle for identity and acceptance into mainstream society. His poems are elegiac, meditative and lyrical - intimately concerned with the Australian landscape, its people, fauna and flora, as well as family, human relationships and art. Old/New World contains a generous selection of poems from his eight previous books, including Immigrant Chronicle and a new section, Blood Plums.

New and Selected Poems


Author: Michael Ryan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618408542

Category: Poetry

Page: 148

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The much-anticipated release of this new collection of poems features the author's attention to form as well as wit and intelligence as he takes on a wide variety of subjects in eighty-nine poems.

Not for Specialists

New and Selected Poems


Author: William De Witt Snodgrass

Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781929918775

Category: Poetry

Page: 251

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35 new poems and selections from six previous collections including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Heart's Needle.

Aimless Love

New and Selected Poems


Author: Billy Collins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 081298465X

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with generous selections from his four most recent books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.” Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker). Envoy Go, little book, out of this house and into the world, carriage made of paper rolling toward town bearing a single passenger beyond the reach of this jittery pen and far from the desk and the nosy gooseneck lamp. It is time to decamp, put on a jacket and venture outside, time to be regarded by other eyes, bound to be held in foreign hands. So off you go, infants of the brain, with a wave and some bits of fatherly advice: stay out as late as you like, don’t bother to call or write, and talk to as many strangers as you can. Praise for Aimless Love “[Billy Collins] is able, with precious few words, to make me cry. Or laugh out loud. He is a remarkable artist. To have such power in such an abbreviated form is deeply inspiring.”—J. J. Abrams, The New York Times Book Review “His work is poignant, straightforward, usually funny and imaginative, also nuanced and surprising. It bears repeated reading and reading aloud.”—The Plain Dealer “Collins has earned almost rock-star status. . . . He knows how to write layered, subtly witty poems that anyone can understand and appreciate—even those who don’t normally like poetry. . . . The Collins in these pages is distinctive, evocative, and knows how to make the genre fresh and relevant.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Collins’s new poems contain everything you've come to expect from a Billy Collins poem. They stand solidly on even ground, chiseled and unbreakable. Their phrasing is elegant, the humor is alive, and the speaker continues to stroll at his own pace through the plainness of American life.”—The Daily Beast “[Collins’s] poetry presents simple observations, which create a shared experience between Collins and his readers, while further revealing how he takes life’s everyday humdrum experiences and makes them vibrant.”—The Times Leader

The old liberators

new and selected poems and translations


Author: Robert Hedin,Rolf Jacobsen

Publisher: Holy Cow Press


Category: Poetry

Page: 105

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"This is a fine book, self-effacing and life-affirming, humble before the world and masterful in its artistry". -- Ted Kooser Culled from over 25 years of writing, Robert Hedin's New & Selected Poetry collection gathers together his own fine poems and his translations from the Norwegian poet Rolf Jacobsen. With an elegant and image-rich lyricism, Hedin's precise poems attain an astonishing emotional range and clarity of observation. Whether grounded in the author's native Midwestern soil or traveling the world, these spare but powerful poems reveal the gifts of a contemporary master.

I Love Artists

New and Selected Poems


Author: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520939107

Category: Poetry

Page: 154

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Drawing on four decades of work and including new poems published here for the first time, this selection of Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s poetry displays the extraordinary luminosity characteristic of her style—its delicate, meticulous observation, great scenic imagination, and unusual degree of comfort with states of indetermination, contingency, and flux.

Selected Poems


Author: William Bronk,Henry Weinfield

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811213141

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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In 1982 William Bronk won the American Book Award for his book Life Supports: New & Collected Poems . Since then, he has written seven additional books, and Sagetrieb has devoted an entire issue to his work. Bronk is unquestionably a major poet - utterly original, uncompromisingly abstract in content, and deeply sensuous in form. Michael Heller, in The New York Times Book Review, said Bronk's poetry is singularly persistent in its own investigation of how our deepest truths are those which are most unsayable." This volume spans Bronk's entire career, from his first book Light and Dark, to his most recent Some Words and The Mild Day (Talisman), which the Village Voice praised as "offering epigrammatic style, philosophical reverie, and haiku-like concision." Selected Poems is an indispensable collection, containing the most compelling and the most popular of Bronk's eloquent poems. "