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Common Wealth
Common Wealth

Contemporary Poets of Virginia

Kennedy, Sarah, Smith, R. T.

In Common Wealth Sarah Kennedy and R. T. Smith mine the deep vein of Virginia poetry to present a comprehensive collection of contemporary works that reflects the vibrant...


Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana's Radical Civil War-Era Newspapers
Afro-Creole Poetry in French from Louisiana's Radical Civil War-Era Newspapers

A Bilingual Edition

Bruce, Clint

Collected here for the first time, seventy-nine poems published in the Civil War–era Afro-Creole New Orleans newspapers L’Union and La Tribune—most unavailable...


Monticello in Mind
Monticello in Mind

Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Thomas Jefferson was a figure both central and polarizing in his own time, and despite the passage of two centuries he remains so today. Author of the Declaration of...


Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B Tolson
Harlem Gallery and Other Poems of Melvin B Tolson
Tolson, Melvin B., Jr.

The poet Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966) was once recognized as one of black America's most important modernist voices. Playful, fluent, and intellectually sophisticated, his...


Best New Poets 2007
Best New Poets 2007

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Trethewey, Natasha

Praise for earlier editions:"Unlike novelists and bad-boy memoirists, emerging poets are unlikely to sprawl on Oprah’s couch, date starlets, or rouse bidding wars. With an...


Best New Poets 2010
Best New Poets 2010

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Emerson, Claudia

Entering its fifth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its...


Best New Poets 2018
Best New Poets 2018

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Dargan, Kyle

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."-- Publishers Weekly

"This collection stands out among the crowd...


Best New Poets 2009
Best New Poets 2009

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Addonizio, Kim

Entering its fourth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of...


Best New Poets 2012
Best New Poets 2012

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Dickman, Matthew

Entering its seventh year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of...


The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
Gabbin, Joanne V.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, with its wellsprings in jazz and vernacular culture and its inescapable political dimension, stands among the most important bodies of literary work of...


Pyramid of Bone
Pyramid of Bone
Moss, Thylias

Although many of Moss’s poems discuss race and gender, these subjects are, explains scholar Langdon Hammer, simply "starting points for her work…her poetry makes such facts of...


Best New Poets 2008
Best New Poets 2008

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Strand, Mark

The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this...


Best New Poets 2020
Best New Poets 2020

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Teare, Brian

Praise for earlier editions:

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."—Publishers Weekly

"This collection stands...


All That Mighty Heart
All That Mighty Heart

London Poems

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Lisa Russ Spaar has assembled a collection of poems about London to appeal to most anyone: the student abroad for a semester, the armchair traveler, or the most critical reader...


Invited Guest
Invited Guest

An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Southern Poetry

Rigsbee, David, Brown, Steven Ford

Mencken's stinging characterization of the American South as "the Sahara of the Bozart" reflects an understandable frustration with the narrow view of the canon of southern...


Best New Poets 2006
Best New Poets 2006

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Pankey, Eric

The only publication of its kind, Best New Poets is an annual anthology of poetry by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic...


The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Braxton, Joanne M.

This new "most complete" edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the virtual father of black American poetry, includes sixty poems not included in the previous—...


Common Wealth
Common Wealth

Contemporary Poets of Virginia

Kennedy, Sarah, Smith, R. T.

In Common Wealth Sarah Kennedy and R. T. Smith mine the deep vein of Virginia poetry to present a comprehensive collection of contemporary works that reflects the vibrant...


Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

A Critical Edition

FitzGerald, Edward, Decker, Christopher

Edward FitzGerald’s translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, perhaps the most frequently read Victorian poem and certainly one of the most popular poems in the...


Best New Poets 2013
Best New Poets 2013

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Shaughnessy, Brenda

Praise for earlier editions:"[These poets] prove that American poetry has the strength and vision to move beyond the MFA environment in order to reshape and reflect past...


Best New Poets 2017
Best New Poets 2017

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Diaz, Natalie

Entering its twelfth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of...


Furious Flower
Furious Flower

African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present

Gabbin, Joanne V.

Furious Flower: African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present

Edited by Joanne V. Gabbin

The Furious Flower Conference of 1994 represented...


Best New Poets 2015
Best New Poets 2015

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Smith, Tracy K.

Praise for earlier editions:

"[A] reminder that contemporary poetry is not only alive and well but continuing to grow."-- Publishers Weekly

"[These poets]...


Best New Poets 2016
Best New Poets 2016

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Szybist, Mary

Entering its eleventh year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its...


Best New Poets 2014
Best New Poets 2014

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Laux, Dorianne

Entering its ninth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its...


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