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by Kwoya Fagin Maples The University Press of Kentucky (September 26, 2018)

The inventor of the speculum, J. Marion Sims, is celebrated as the "father of modern gynecology," and a memorial at his birthplace honors "his service to suffering women, empress and slave alike." These tributes...

Way of All the Earth

by Anna Akhmatova & D. M. Thomas Swallow Press (September 19, 2018)

Anna Akhmatova is considered one of Russia’s greatest poets. Her life encompassed the turmoil of the Russian Revolution and the paranoia and persecution of the Stalinist era: her works embody the complexities...

The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume II

by T. S. Eliot, Christopher Ricks & Jim McCue Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 04, 2018)

The second edition of the two-volume T. S. Eliot poems

The Poems of T. S. Eliot is the authoritative edition of one of our greatest poets, scrupulously edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. To accompany...

The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume I

by T. S. Eliot, Christopher Ricks & Jim McCue Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 04, 2018)

A new edition of the two-volume T. S. Eliot poems

This critical edition of T. S. Eliot’s poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems, 1909–1962, rectifying accidental omissions and errors that have...

Walking Backwards

by John Koethe Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 20, 2018)

Collected poems from America’s searching and thoughtful philosopher-poet

. . . Theres something

Comforting about rituals renewed, even adolescents pipe dreams:

Theyll find out soon enough, and meanwhile...


by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 20, 2018)

A stunning new collection from Poland’s leading poet

Give me back my childhood,

republic of loquacious sparrows,

measureless thickets of nettles

and the timid wood owl's nightly sobs.

One of the most vibrant voices...

The Forerunner

by Khalil Gibran Standard Ebooks (April 18, 2018)

Published in 1920, The Forerunner: His Parables and Poems is the second collection of philosophical poetry and short stories by Lebanese author Khalil Gibran. A spiritual successor to The Madman, The Forerunner...

The Madman

by Khalil Gibran Standard Ebooks (April 03, 2018)

Published in 1918, The Madman: His Parables and Poems is the first collection of philosophical poetry and short stories by Lebanese author Khalil Gibran. The Madman is the first work by Gibran that was originally...

Venus and Adonis

by William Shakespeare Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Venus and Adonis is a poem by William Shakespeare, written in 1592-93, with a plot based on passages from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is a complex, kaleidoscopic work, using constantly shifting tone and perspective...

The Aeneid of Virgil (I-VI)

by Virgil Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Aeneid is a Latin epic poem written by Virgil in the 1st century BC (between 29 and 19 BC) that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans....

To the Queen

by William Shakespeare Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"To the Queen" (or "To The Queen by the players") is a short poem attributed to William Shakespeare. It was included in 2007 by Jonathan Bate in his complete Shakespeare edition for the Royal Shakespeare Company....

The Iliad & The Odyssey

by Homer Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself....

The Divine Comedy

by Dante Alighieri Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, is a moving human drama, an unforgettable visionary journey through the infinite torment of Hell, up the arduous slopes of Purgatory, and on to the glorious...

Sylvie and Bruno

by Lewis Carroll Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

- One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, at p. 77, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful...

The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. In the book, the prophet Almustafa who has lived in the foreign city...

Helen of Troy

by Andrew Lang Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

In Greek mythology, Helen, better known as Helen of Sparta or Helen of Troy, was daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of king Menelaus of Sparta and sister of Castor, Polydeuces and Clytemnestra. Her abduction by...

The Raven

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"The Raven" is a narrative poem by the American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe. It was published for the first time on January 29, 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror. Noted for its musicality, stylized language...

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Omar Khayyam Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is the first and most famous English translation of the The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. As a work of English literature FitzGerald's version of these poems, originally written in the Persian language, is...

Paradise Lost

by John Milton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 in ten books; a second edition followed in 1674, redivided into twelve books (in...

Night and Day

by Virginia Woolf Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Set in Edwardian London, Night and Day contrasts the daily lives and romantic attachments of two acquaintances, Katharine Hilbery and Mary Datchet. The novel examines the relationships between love, marriage,...

The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

by Omar Khayyam Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Omar Khayyám was a medieval Iranian mathemetician, philosopher, scholar, and poet. He was thought to have composed over 1,000 rubáiyát, or quatrains, in his lifetime. Many different scholars have translated...


by T. S. Eliot Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Poetry of T. S. Eliot collects all of his early work through “The Waste Land.” Poems like “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” “Whispers of Immortality,” and “Gerontion” ponder aging and mortality,...


by John Keats Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

John Keats’ poems are a major part of the second wave of English Romantic poetry. They portray settings loaded with symbolism and sensuality, and draw heavily on Greek and Roman myth along with romanticised...

The Professor

by Charlotte Brontë Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The Professor was the first novel by Charlotte Brontë. It was originally written before Jane Eyre and rejected by many publishing houses, but was eventually published posthumously in 1857.

The book is the story...

Manekine, John and Blonde, and "Foolish Generosity"

by Philippe de Remi Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Philippe de Remi (1200/1210–65) holds a remarkable position in the legacy of the thirteenth-century literary world. A layman, landholder, and professional administrator, rather than a court poet or member...

The Wild Knight and Other Poems

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

A collection of poems that tend to revolve around the theme of the wonder of the world. From LibriVox

The Iliad of Homer

by Homer. Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Translated into English Blank Verse by William Cowper.

The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th...

The Odyssey

by Homer. Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

The Odyssey / Homer; translated by Samuel Butler. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey...

New Selected Poems

by Thom Gunn & Clive Wilmer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

A new selection of poems by the celebrated gay poet

Thom Gunn has been described as “one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century” (Times Literary Supplement). Gunn...

Peaches Goes It Alone

by Frederick Seidel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

A stunning new collection from a “beguiling and magisterial” poet (The New York Times Book Review)

This is the End of Days.

This is what we’ve been waiting for always.

I walked over to the Hudson River, heading...


by Wilfred Owen Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Wilfred Owen was a soldier and poet during the second half of the first World War. His poetry, contrary to the propaganda of the time, dealt with the horrors of front-line trench warfare and was written at least...

The Lioness Awakens

by Lauren Eden St. Martin's Press (November 06, 2018)

The Lioness Awakens is an illustrated work of short poems with a bite. Lauren Eden writes provocative poetry about love, sexuality, heartbreak, and feminism, combined in a creative expression of female empowerment...


by Kristen Tracy Graywolf Press (November 06, 2018)

Half-Hazard is the Winner of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award from the Poetry Foundation for a debut by an American poet over forty.

Half-Hazard is a book of near misses, would-be tragedies, and luck. As...

Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across: Poems by Mary Lambert

by Mary Lambert Feiwel & Friends (October 23, 2018)

Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert's poetry is a beacon to anyone who's ever been knocked down—and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance,...

The Flame

by Leonard Cohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2018)


Named a Fall Read by Vogue, Esquire, The Washington Post, TIME, Vanity Fair and O, the Oprah Magazine. One of Daily Mail and Financial Times's Best Books of 2018.

“There are very,...


by A. E. Stallings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 25, 2018)

A stunning new collection by the award-winning young poet and translator

Like, that currency of social media, is a little word with infinite potential; it can be nearly any part of speech. Without it, there is...

What Are You After

by Josephine Corcoran Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Josephine Corcoran’s inventive and unflinching debut poetry collection asks us to consider what it is we are really here for. Bold and unsentimental, her remarkable poems trace the lifelines of where we’ve...


by Myra Connell Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Myra Connell's House is a startling debut collection of poems that are both enchanting and disquieting, that ask questions, look for clues, and mark out telling absences. The house itself might be deep in the...

Primers Volume One

by Kathryn Maris Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

In 2015, The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press ran a nationwide scheme to find exciting new voices in poetry with Kathryn Maris as selecting editor. After reading through hundreds of entries, and narrowing...


by Matt Merritt Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Matt Merritt's second collection, hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica, is alive with a rare frequency all of its own it is a precise and rewarding music for the soul, the heart, and the head. These are poems that take...

The Elephant Tests

by Matt Merritt Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

'The Elephant Tests', the third collection of poems from Matt Merritt, takes sheer delight in the full possibilities of language in this study of birds and natural history, travel, personal and universal memory,...


by Maria Taylor Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

In her debut collection, 'Melanchrini', Maria Taylor's distinctive poetry slips fluently amidst the worlds and underworlds of classical mythology and modernity; between her own Greek Cypriot heritage and British...


by Angela France Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

In Angela France's third poetry collection, Hide, what is invisible is just as important as what lies within plain sight. Layers of personal history are lifted into the light and old skins are shed for new;...


by Richie McCaffery Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Richie McCaffery's debut collection of poems, Cairn, begins with a dedication and ends with ghosts in between lie artefacts and antiquities: a police whistle, a tarnished silver spoon, a bookmark lodged in an...

Blue Movie

by Bobby Parker Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Bobby Parker's poems play truth or dare, baring the soul of the small town blues: undaunted by subject matter and fearless of propriety or prettiness, he writes with dynamic clarity of frightening, lonely places...


by David Clarke Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

David Clarke's debut collection, Arc, invites you to follow the trail of fleet-footed poems and be swept along from sonnets for Scott Walker to epic fails and sword-swallowing for beginners. It's a memorable...

the terrible

by Daniel Sluman Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Daniel Sluman's bleak brilliance in the terrible is a masterclass in the power of poetry to confront difficult subject matter with accuracy and painstaking openness. These are rigorous and exacting poems, that...

Absence has a weight of its own

by Daniel Sluman Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Daniel Sluman's 'Absence has a weight of its own' is an unflinching study of serious illness, sex, death and decadence. In sometimes brutal and spare cadences, Sluman explores the extremities of human experience...

Dirty Laundry

by Deborah Alma Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

Deborah Alma's debut Dirty Laundry is raucous, sexy and brilliantly honest - a rich mix of sharply observed, funny and often poignant poetry. Deborah Alma runs the world's first and only mobile poetic first...

Primers Volume Three

by Romalyn Ante Nine Arches Press (July 31, 2018)

The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are delighted to announce the arrival of Primers Volume 3, the third year of an annual scheme which creates a unique opportunity for talented poets to find publication...