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Corruption: Poems

by Camille Norton HarperCollins e-books (July 12, 2011)

A rich debut collection from a promising new poet -- selected by Campbell McGrath as a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series Open Competition

For more than twenty-five years, the National Poetry Series has...

Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry

by David Orr HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

"David Orr is no starry-eyed cheerleader for contemporary poetry; Orr’s a critic, and a good one. . . . Beautiful & Pointless is a clear-eyed, opinionated, and idiosyncratic guide to a vibrant but endangered...

The Soul of Rumi

by Coleman Barks HarperCollins e-books (December 14, 2010)

Inside A Lover's Heart There's Another World, And Yet Another

Rumi's masterpieces have inspired countless people throughout the centuries, and Coleman Barks's exquisite renderings of the thirteenth-century Persian...

Collected Poems 1947-1997

by Allen Ginsberg HarperCollins e-books (October 05, 2010)

Here, for the first time, is a volume that gathers the published verse of Allen Ginsberg in its entirety, a half century of brilliant work from one of America's great poets. The chief figure among the Beats,...

The Collected Poems

by Zbigniew Herbert HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

This outstanding new translation brings a uniformity of voice to Zbigniew Herbert's entire poetic output, from his first book of poems, String of Light, in 1956, to his final volume, previously unpublished in...

Falling Water: Poems

by John Koethe HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

"As a poet who is a teacher of philosophy, John Koethe knows better than most of us the uses and dissatisfactions of both disciplines, if indeed they are disciplines. In this ravishing and haunted book he comes...

June-tree: New and Selected Poems, 1974-2000

by Peter Balakian HarperCollins e-books (November 02, 2010)

Prize-winning poet and New York Times-bestselling author Peter Balakian offers the best of his previous poetry, as well as thirteen new poems.

For three decades, Peter Balakian's poetry has been praised widely...

Chasing Down the Dawn: Stories From The Road

by Jewel HarperCollins e-books (March 29, 2011)

AIready a legendary performer in the music industry, Jewel has been writing poetry, short stories, and prose since she was young. She's also a bestselling author, poet, and actress. Now this uniquely talented...

A Night Without Armor

by Jewel HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

One of the most respected artists in popular music today, Jewel is much more than a music industry success with her debut album selling more than 10 million copies.

Before her gifted songwriting comes an even...

The Angel of History

by Carolyn Forche HarperCollins e-books (November 09, 2010)

Placed in the context of twentieth-century moral disaster--war, genocide, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb--Forche's ambitious and compelling third collection of poems is a meditation of memory, specifically how...

The Standing Wave

by Gabriel Spera HarperCollins e-books (June 15, 2010)

An exciting first collection of poetry from an emerging talent, Gabriel Spera's The Standing Wave was a winner of the 2002 National Poetry Series Open Competition, selected by esteemed poet Dave Smith.

For over...

Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems

by Harold Bloom HarperCollins e-books (October 12, 2010)

“A colossus among critics. . . . His enthusiasm for literature is a joyous intoxicant.” —New York Times

In this charming anthology, esteemed literary critic Harold Bloom collects the last poems of history's...

After: Poems

by Jane Hirshfield HarperCollins e-books (May 04, 2010)

An investigation into incarnation, transience, and our intimate connection with all existence, by one of the preeminent poets of her generation

Ideal Cities: Poems

by Erika Meitner HarperCollins e-books (August 31, 2010)

“These poems are so generous, so bright and sharp, so funny and winning, they feel immense.”

—Paul Guest


“Erika Meitner is the new voice of intelligent and emotional poems. Good for poetry. Good for...

Blue Hour: Poems

by Carolyn Forche HarperCollins e-books (August 24, 2010)

"Blue Hour is an elusive book, because it is ever in pursuit of what the German poet Novalis called 'the [lost] presence beyond appearance.' The longest poem, 'On Earth,' is a transcription of mind passing from...

Bicycles: Love Poems

by Nikki Giovanni HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, Nikki Giovanni has established herself as a writer who can entertain and challenge,...

House Held Together by Winds

by Sabra Loomis HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

"These are my songlines; they helped me to re-connect with the landscape, and with my own life," says Sabra Loomis of the poems which appear in House Held Together by Winds. Winner of the 2007 National Poetry...

Auguries of Innocence

by Patti Smith HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Auguries of Innocence is the first book of poetry from Patti Smith in more than a decade. It marks a major accomplishment from a poet and performer who has inscribed her vision of our world in powerful anthems,...

sifting through the madness for the word, the line, the way

by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

One of the most recognizable poets of the last century, Charles Bukowski is simultaneously a common man and an icon of urban depravity. He uses strong, blunt language to describe life as he lives it, and through...

The Night Abraham Called to the Stars

by Robert Bly HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Robert Bly's new collection of poetry is made of forty-eight poems written in the intricate form called the ghazal, which is the central poetic form in Islam. The influence of Hafez and Rumi is clear, and yet...

My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy

by Robert Bly HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

A fresh, new volume by one of the premier living American poets

Readers have found Robert Bly's ghazals startling and new; they merge wildness with a beautiful formality. The ghazal form is well known in Islamic...

Eating the Honey of Words

by Robert Bly HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

A Brilliant Collection Spanning Half A Century, From One Of America's Most Prominent And Powerful Poets

Robert Bly has had many roles in his illustrious career. He is a chronicler and mentor of young poets, was...

Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea

by Nikki Giovanni HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

“One of her best collections to date.” —Essence

Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is a tour de force from Nikki Giovanni, one of the most powerful voices in American poetry and African American literature today....

Love Poems

by Nikki Giovanni HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and contoversial writers.Now, she presents a stunning collection of love...

Blues: For All the Changes

by Nikki Giovanni HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Intimate, edgy, and unapologetic, Blues: For All the Changes bears the mark of Nikki Giovanni's unmistakable voice.In a career that has spanned three decades, Giovanni has created an indispensable body of work...

The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni

by Nikki Giovanni HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from 1967–1983. THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI will include the complete volumes of five adult books of poetry: Black Feeling Black Talk/Black...

North Point North

by John Koethe HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

North Point North: New and Selected Poems showcases the work of an important contemporary American poet, winner of the prestigious Kingsley-Tufts Award for Poetry.

The volume opens with twenty-one new poems,...

The Constructor

by John Koethe HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

"John Koethe's The Constructor is a scrupulous, elegant account of the meditative intellect as an instrument continually registering the passage of time. Exquisitely modulated and brutally honest, these poems...

The Winged Energy of Delight

by Robert Bly HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The astonishing collection of the translations Robert Bly has been producing for more than fifty years, introducing foreign poets to American readers for the first time.

Robert Bly has always been amazingly prescient...

Parables and Portraits

by Stephen Mitchell HarperCollins e-books (October 27, 2009)

A revised edition of the first book of poems by Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator of Rilke's poetry, The Book of Job, and the Tao Te Ching. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition...

Ninety-fifth Street

by John Koethe HarperCollins e-books (September 08, 2009)

A Harper Perennial paperback original, Ninety-fifth Street is a beautiful new collection of poems by John Koethe, acclaimed by poet Edward Hirsch as an heir to Wallace Stevens. In this, his eighth book of poems,...

The Continual Condition: Poems

by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins e-books (September 29, 2009)

“The Walt Whitman of Los Angeles.”

—Joyce Carol Oates


“He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels.”

—Leonard Cohen, songwriter


Arguably the most imitated and influential American poet of...

Bird Eating Bird

by Kristin Naca HarperCollins e-books (September 29, 2009)

Bird Eating Bird is a new collection of poems from Kristin Naca, winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series mtvU prize as chosen by Pulitzer Prize winner Yusef Komunyakaa. Playful and serious all at once, Kristin’s...


by Campbell McGrath HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“An unexpected story and a gem of a book.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The incomparable Campbell McGrath, whom Outside magazine calls, “A writer who could help save poetry from academia and get the rest...

Sinners Welcome

by Mary Karr HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Mary Karr describes herself as a black-belt sinner, and this -- her fourth collection of poems --traces her improbable journey from the inferno of a tormented childhood into a resolutely irreverent Catholicism....

School of the Arts

by Mark Doty HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The darkly graceful poems in Mark Doty's seventh collection explore the ways in which we are educated by the implacable powers of time and desire. The world constantly renews itself, and the new brings both...

The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps

by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

This collection of previously unpublished poems offers the author's take on squabbling neighbours, off-kilter lovers, would-be hangers-on, and the loneliness of a man afflicted with acute powers of observation....

Beerspit Night and Cursing

by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Unmasks the tough, street-smart persona of Charles Bukowski—America's "Ultimate Outsider"

  • Amazing letters filled with passionate, literary, and personal observation
  • Insights into the author of Tales of Ordinary...

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly: Poems Collected and New

by Denis Johnson HarperCollins e-books (March 03, 2009)

From the award-winning poet and novelist—a must-have collection of his four previous books of poetry plus a selection of new, unpublished work.

Fire to Fire

National Book Award for Poetry 2008

by Mark Doty HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought, as one of...

Time and Materials

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2008, National Book Award for Poetry 2007

by Robert Hass HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This...

Seven Notebooks

by Campbell McGrath HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

An ant to the stars

or stars to the ant—which is

more irrelevant?

Weekend Jet Skiers—

rude to call them idiots,

yes, but facts are facts.

Clamor of seabirds

as the sun falls—I look up

and ten years have passed."...

Novel Pictorial Noise

by Noah Eli Gordon HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

An exciting new collection of prose poetry from an emerging talent, Noah Eli Gordon's Novel Pictorial Noise was a winner of the 2006 National Poetry Series Open Competition, selected by esteemed poet John Ashbery....

The Ghost Soldiers

by James Tate HarperCollins e-books (July 08, 2008)

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Tate returns with his fifteenth book of poetry, an exciting new collection that offers nearly one hundred fresh and thought-provoking pieces that embody Tate's trademark style...


by Nikki Giovanni HarperCollins e-books (July 08, 2008)

A collection of eighty all new poems, Acolytes is distinctly Nikki Giovanni, but different. Not softened, but more inspired by love, celebration, memories and even nostalgia. She aims her intimate and sparing...

The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain

by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The second of five new books of unpublished poems from the late, great, Charles Bukowski, America's most imitated and influential poet –– 143 never–before–seen works of gritty, amusing, and inspiring...

Vacation Time

The Prosaic Soul of Nikki Giovanni

by Nikki Giovanni HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

For the first time, the collected prose of national treasure Nikki Giovanni

Gemini: An Extended Autobiographical Statement on My First Twenty-Five Years of Being a Black Poet

Nominated for the National Book Award,...

Open All Night

by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

These 189 posthumously published new poems take us deeper into the raw, wild vein of Bukowski's that extends from the early 1980s up to the time of his death in 1994.

War All the Time

by Charles Bukowski HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

War All the Time is a selection of poetry from the early 1980s. Charles Bukowski shows that he is still as pure as ever but he has evolved into a slightly happier man that has found some fame and love. These...