The Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Monolithos presents a complete collection of his poetry as written over the course of more than 50 years including the periods when he withdrew from the literary world to establish his signature fierce and declarative style, in a volume that also features several previously unpublished works.
While spinning silly yarns about guys who befriend goats and have statues erected in their honor without them knowing, Tate creates a new form — a hybrid of prose and poetry that is neither prose poem nor story. Tate free-associates his way across the American consciousness deep into the human heart.
Praised for the luminosity and life of her work, exhibited in her first collection, The Good Thief, the poet continues her reflections on the passages from childhood to adulthood, informed by the death of her beloved brother.
A volume of poetic works explores the intersection between secular and sacred aspects of life, where everyday experiences from caring for an ailing parent to helping a child at the playground have both miraculous and mundane qualities. Reprint. A Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.
Nikky Finney's poetry explores people and events in African American life: from Rosa Parks to Condoleezza Rice to a woman waiting for rescue on a rooftop during Hurricane Katrina.
The author of the award-winning poetry collection Jelly Roll explores a variety of African-American themes, passages, and griefs in a selection that includes "Elegy for Miss Brooks," a tribute to the late Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as works on Lionel Hampton, Jim Crow, a lynching, and the legacy of the Confederacy.
Includes a collection of verse by a National Book Award-winning poet, including the intimate address of "Axel Avakar," the dark humor of "Quarto," the underground journey of "Powers of Recuperation" and many more.
A volume of fifty poetic works by the former U.S. Poet Laureate includes poignant and lighthearted pieces on intimate topics ranging from love and death to solitude and aging.
The winner of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize speaks with passion about peasant land disputes, the Han Chinese in Tibet, child slavery, the CCP's Olympic strategy, the Internet in China, the contemporary craze for Confucius, the Tiananmen massacre and more.