"This eighteenth winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book-Prize in Poetry explores loss, grief, vigilance, and endurance. Three sections—Mortals, Lovers, and Mothers—focus on brutality, death, and other personal or public tragedies from which the single-mother persona would prefer to turn away, but instead turns toward and survives"—Provided by publisher.
Presents a complete collection of the modern Greek poet's work, including his unfinished poems, which explores themes of longing and loneliness, fate and loss, memory and identity, throughout the history of Greek civilization.
A lyric narrative by a Pulitzer Prize-winning former U.S. poet laureate, inspired by the life of a nineteenth-century virtuoso violinist, traces the early years of George Polgreen Bridgetower as a son of a white woman and an "African prince," his acclaim in Vienna, and his break with Beethoven after a dispute over a woman.
The Kinsley Tufts Award-winning author of Spring Comes to Chicago and Pax Atomica presents an epic work inspired by the expedition of Lewis and Clark from a perspective of its youngest member, George Shannon, that also reflects on the narrator's sixteen-day solitary journey through the prairie. 10,000 first printing.
Provides a fascinating look at how Shakespeare's Sonnets came to be collected, compiled, printed and distributed for the first time in May 1609 by publisher Thomas Thorpe and printer George Eld.
A compilation of poetry addresses the complex history of the American South, offering a lyrical tribute to the Native Guard, one of the first black regiments in service during the Civil War and paying tribute to the author's mother and her illegal interracial marriage.