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.
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.
A profile of the intimate relationship between the two twentieth-century poet friends draws on their thirty-year correspondence to offer insight into how they inspired each other, the ways in which they viewed their private and surrounding worlds, and their experiences within the literary community.
An anthology of works by the influential poet and author encompasses all of his major narrative poems, his shorter verses, his essays, and such influential treatises as "Areopagitica," a criticism of censorship, enhanced by on-page explanatory notes and scholarly commentary.
A collection of top-selected works and new poems by the author of Dog Years features pieces that meditate on such topics as mortality, the instructive presence of animals, and art's ability to give shape to human life.
An introductory volume of poetic works by the author of Cultural Amnesia draws on the author's inspiration by history's poetry masters while combining traditional and modern writing methods, in a collection that meditates on a variety of cultural topics.
A new volume of poetic works by the Pulitzer Prize finalist and National Book Award-winning author of Brutal Imagination reflects on such topics as his transition from urban renter to non-plussed rural homeowner, the sobering influence of war, and the intimation of the writer's own mortality. Simultaneous.