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C. P. Cavafy Complete Poems

C. P. Cavafy

Collected Poems

by C. P. Cavafy and Daniel Mendelsohn

Paperback, 670 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published May 22 2012 | purchase
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  • C. P. Cavafy and Daniel Mendelsohn

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.

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by Thomas Karshan, Dmitri Nabokov and Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Hardcover, 203 pages, Random House Inc, $30, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • Thomas Karshan, Dmitri Nabokov, et al

A landmark collection of top-selected poetic works by the acclaimed author of Lolita features pieces spanning his entire literary career from 1914's "Music" to 1974's "To Vera" as well as more recently translated works, including "The University Poem" and "To Russia."

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I Saw a Peacock With a Fiery Tail

I Saw a Peacock With a Fiery Tail

by Jonathan Yamakami and Ramsingh Urveti

Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged), Pgw, $17.50, published May 15 2012 | purchase
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  • Jonathan Yamakami and Ramsingh Urveti

Presents a folk poem from the seventeenth century, featuring die-cut pages that reveal its nuanced meaning.

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Place

Place

New Poems

by Jorie Graham

Paperback, 96 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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In these mature poems, Graham vividly observes the movements of her mind and the action in the world at hand. Elsewhere, the present turns ethereal as, for instance, a dog hit by a car becomes "the loved still-young creature being carried now onto the family lawn."

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Almost Invisible

Almost Invisible

by Mark Strand

Hardcover, 50 pages, Random House Inc, $26, published January 3 2012 | purchase
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  • Mark Strand

A latest collection by the U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Blizzard of One is comprised of whimsical, prose-style dramas that explore the receding vista of life while posing eloquent, riddle-like conundrums about the human condition.

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Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by Jack Gilbert

Hardcover, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published March 13 2012 | purchase
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  • Jack Gilbert

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.

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The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

by Philip Larkin and Archie Burnett

Hardcover, 729 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $40, published March 27 2012 | purchase
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  • Philip Larkin and Archie Burnett

Contains a complete collection of the author's poetry along with commentary on the historical context and linguistic usage.

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The Eternal Ones

The Eternal Ones of the Dream

Selected Poems 1990 - 2010

by James Tate

Paperback, 240 pages, HarperCollins, $19.99, published March 27 2012 | purchase
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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.

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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes

by Langston Hughes and Arnold Rampersad

Paperback, 717 pages, Random House Inc, $19.95, published November 1 1995 | purchase
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  • Langston Hughes and Arnold Rampersad

Arranged chronologically, a comprehensive collection of the verse of Langston Hughes contains 860 poems, including three hundred that have never appeared in book form and commentary by Hughes's biographer.

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The Kingdom of Ordinary Time

The Kingdom of Ordinary Time

by Marie Howe

Paperback, 68 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $16.95, published September 8 2009 | purchase
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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.

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What the Living Do

What the Living Do

Poems

by Marie Howe

Hardcover, 91 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $21, published November 1 1997 | purchase
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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.

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