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.
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.