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Traveler

by Devin Johnston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 02, 2014)

The poems in Devin Johnston's Traveler cross great distances, from the Red Hills of Kansas to the Rough Bounds of the Scottish Highlands, following weather patterns, bird migrations, and ocean voyages. Less...


Ashes for Breakfast

by Durs Grünbein & Michael Hofmann Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 25, 2014)

The first English translation of Germany's leading contemporary poet.

...what is the whole surreal jokeshop

of terrors compared to the

infinitely chance little

tricks of a poem.

--from "MonoLogical Poem #1"

Born in...


Collected Poems, 1919-1976

by Allen Tate & Christopher Benfey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 11, 2014)

One of the early-twentieth century Southern intellectuals and artists of the early twentieth century known as the Agrarians, Allen Tate wrote poetry that was rooted strongly in that region's past—in the land,...


Unseen Hand

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

One of the most gifted poets of our time, Adam Zagajewski is a contemporary classic. Few writers in poetry or prose have attained the lucid intelligence and limpid economy of style that are the trademarks of...


If I Were Another

by Mahmoud Darwish & Fady Joudah Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Translation

Mahmoud Darwish was that rare literary phenomenon: a poet both acclaimed by critics as one of the most important poets in the Arab world and beloved by his...


The Heart Is Strange

by John Berryman & Daniel Swift Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

A lively sampling from the work of one of the most celebrated and daring poets of the twentieth century

John Berryman was perhaps the most idiosyncratic American poet of the twentieth century. Best known for...


Short Poems

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

This collection brings together in a single volume a wide range of John Berryman's earlier work. It includes the complete contents of The Dispossessed, a selection published in 1948 which has been out of print;...


John Berryman

by John Berryman & Charles Thornbury Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

This volume brings together all of John Berryman's poetry, except for his epic The Dream Songs, ranging from his earliest unpublished poem (1934) to those written in the last months of his life (1972). John...


His Toy, His Dream, His Rest

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

His Toy, His Dream, His Rest continues and concludes the poem, called The Dream Songs, begun in 77 Dream Songs, which was published in 1964 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. It is a much longer volume...


Henry's Fate and Other Poems

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

The poems in this posthumous collection were written by John Berryman between 1967 and 1972, the year of his death. The first group consists of forty-five unpublished or uncollected Dream Songs, included the...


Delusions, Etc.

by John Berryman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 21, 2014)

Mr. Berryman's posthumous book of poems, Delusions, Etc., had been completed and was in proof before his death on January 7, 1972. The opening section, "Opus Dei," is a sequence of eight poems based on the offices...


Music and Suicide

by Jeff Clark Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 07, 2014)

Flower on, happy paperwhite

When you bloom you're gorgeous

when you wilt

--"Drugs"

Jeff Clark's first collection, The Little Door Slides Back, was hailed as an unclassifiable classic in underground American writing:...


Flesh & Blood

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Flesh & Blood, the fifth collection by C. K. Williams, was awarded the 1987 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Reviewing it in The New York Times Book Review, Edward Hirsch noted that the book's...


The Vigil

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

In The Vigil, his seventh book of poetry, C. K. Williams broadens and deepens the themes of A Dream of Mind with a range and imaginative vigor that make this his most powerful book yet.

"Williams is famous for...


The Strange Hours Travelers Keep

by August Kleinzahler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Those aren't stars, darling

That's your nervous system

Nanna didn't take you to planetariums like this

--from "Hyper-Berceuse: 3 A.M."

August Kleinzahler's new poems stretch and go places he has never gone before:...


Song & Error

by Averill Curdy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

A lush, lyrical debut from a vibrant new poetic voice

A sparrow like a "fumbled punch line" is lost in an airport; a man translating Ovid is transfigured by witnessing a massacre in Jamestown in 1621; a woman...


Sleeping It Off in Rapid City

by August Kleinzahler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

The first broad retrospective of August Kleinzahler's career, Sleeping It Off in Rapid City gathers poems from his major works along with a rich portion of new poems that visit different voice registers, experiment...


The Singing

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

New work from the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Repair

. . . Reality has put itself so solidly before me

there's little need for mystery . . . Except for us, for how we take the world

to us, and make it more,...


Selected Poems

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

For his Selected Poems, C.K. Williams has chosen from three decades of his work to produce a volume that represents every aspect of his remarkable career. This collection confirms that C.K. Williams is, as Stanley...


Sea Grapes

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Derek Walcott was aptly described by Laurence Liberman in The Yale Review as "one of the handful of brilliant historic mythologists of our day." Sea Grapes deepens with this major poet's search for true images...


Repair

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

The eighth book--and the most various yet--by a major American poet.

With his two previous books, a generous Selected Poems and The Vigil, C. K. Williams received great acclaim, including the PEN/Voelcker Award...


Red Sauce, Whiskey and Snow

by August Kleinzahler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

This is a book of jazzy, edgy, adventuresome poems from the author of Earthquake Weather and Like Cities, Like Storms. Ever aware, ever vivid, ever focused, Kleinzahler's are some of the finest lyrics being...


Omeros

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Derek Walcott's Omeros is a poem in five books, of circular narrative design, titled with the Greek name for Homer, which simultaneously charts two currents of history: the visible history charted in events...


Midsummer

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

The poems in this sequence of fifty-four were written to encompass one year, from summer to summer. Their principal themes are the stasis, both stultifying and provocative, of midsummer in the tropics; the pull...


The Haitian Trilogy

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Plays by the Nobel-laureate, brought together for the first time

In the history plays that comprise The Haitian Trilogy--Henri Christophe, Drums and Colours and The Haytian Earth--Derek Walcott, recipient of...


Collected Poems

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Collected Poems brings together nearly four decades of C. K.Williams's work: more than four hundred poems that, though remarkable in their variety, have in common Williams's distinctive outlook—restless, passionate,...


The Bounty

by Derek Walcott Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Derek Walcott's book The Bounty opens with the title poem, a memorable elegy to his mother. It also contains a haunting series of poems evoking the poet's native ground, the island of St. Lucia. The power and...


Moy Sand and Gravel

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2003

by Paul Muldoon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 02, 2014)

Paul Muldoon's ninth collection of poems, his first since Hay (1998), finds him working a rich vein that extends from the rivery, apple-heavy County Armagh of the 1950s, in which he was brought up, to suburban...


Riding Westward

by Carl Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 26, 2014)

The singer turning this and that way, as if watching the song itself

--the words to the song--leave him, as he

lets each go, the wind carrying most of it,

some of the words, falling, settling into

instead that larger...


New Selected Poems

by Les Murray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

A fresh selection of the finest poems—some previously uncollected—by one of our finest English-language poets

Why write poetry? For the weird unemployment.

For the painless headaches, that must be tapped to...


Selected Poems

by Robert Pinsky Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

Intense verbal music with a jazz feeling; invention against the grain of expectation; intelligence racing among materials with the variety of a busy street—these have been the qualities of Robert Pinsky's...


History of My Heart

by Robert Pinsky Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

History of My Heart, winner of the William Carlos Williams Prize, first appeared in 1984. In The New Republic, J.D. McClatchy called it "one of the best books of the past decade." It is Pinsky's third volume...


Collected Poems

by John Betjeman & Andrew Motion Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 19, 2014)

Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough

To get it ready for the plough.

The cabbages are coming now;

The earth exhales.

--from "Slough"

When the beloved English poet John Betjeman's Collected Poems first appeared...


The Visible Man

by Henri Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

"To write what is human, not escapist," is Henri Cole's endeavor. In The Visible Man he pursues his aim by folding autobiography and memory into the thirty severe and fiercely truthful lyrics--poems presenting...


Touch

by Henri Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

Henri Cole's last three books have shown a continuously mounting talent. In his new book, Touch, written with an almost invisible but ever-present art, he continues to render his human topics—a mother's death,...


Pierce the Skin

by Henri Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

A GENEROUS SELECTION FROM ONE OF OUR GREATEST LIVING POETS

Henri Cole has been described as a "fiercely somber, yet exuberant poet" by Harold Bloom, who identifies him as the central poet of his generation....


Middle Earth

by Henri Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

The fullest culmination to date of an original voice and "a central poet of his generation" (Harold Bloom)

Time was plunging forward,

like dolphins scissoring open water or like me,

following Jenny's flippers down...


Maggot

by Paul Muldoon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 05, 2014)

Of Plan B, an interim volume that included several of the poems in Maggot, Robert McCrum recently said in the London Observer that "Paul Muldoon, who has done so much to reimagine the poet's task, has surpassed...


Every Riven Thing

by Christian Wiman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

A vibrant new collection from one of America's most talented young poets

Every Riven Thing is Christian Wiman's first collection in seven years, and rarely has a book of poetry so borne the stamp of necessity....


Blackbird and Wolf

by Henri Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 12, 2014)

I don't want words to sever me from reality.

I don't want to need them. I want nothing

to reveal feeling but feeling—as in freedom,

or the knowledge of peace in a realm beyond,

or the sound of water poured in...


To the Center of the Earth

by Michael Fried Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 29, 2014)

To the Center of the Earth is Michael Fried's first collection of poems to appear in the United States. It includes selections from an earlier volume, Powers, as well as more recent work. For all their economy,...


Scar Tissue

by Charles Wright Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 29, 2014)

Hard to imagine that no one counts,

that only things endure.

Unlike the seasons, our shirts don't shed,

Whatever we see does not see us,

however hard we look,

The rain in its silver earrings against the oak trunks,...


Littlefoot

by Charles Wright Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 29, 2014)

After the end of something, there comes another end,

This one behind you, and far away.

Only a lifetime can get you to it,

and then just barely.

Littlefoot, the eighteenth book from one of this country's most acclaimed...


Chickamauga

by Charles Wright Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 29, 2014)

This volume, Wright's eleventh book of poetry, is a vivid, contemplative, far-reaching, yet wholly plain-spoken collection of moments appearing as lenses through which to see the world beyond our moments. Chickamauga...


Appalachia

by Charles Wright Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 29, 2014)

Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright (who teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and has won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry) began a poetic project of astonishing...


The World of the Ten Thousand Things

by Charles Wright Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

The World of Ten Thousand Things gathers The Southern Cross (1981), The Other Side of the River (1984), Zone Journals (1988), and a new group of poems, "Xionia," into one volume, allowing us to see Wright's...


Silverchest

by Carl Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

"After / the afterlife, there's an afterlife."

In Silverchest, his twelfth book, Carl Phillips considers how our fears and excesses, the damage we cause both to others and to ourselves, intentional and not, can...


Fidelity

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

Just before her death in 2007 at the age of eighty-four, Grace Paley completed this wise and poignant book of poems. Full of memories of friends and family and incisive observations of life in both her beloved...


Begin Again

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 15, 2014)

The collected poems--some never previously published--of one of our best-loved, most respected authors.

Combining Grace Paley's four previous collections and new unpublished work, Begin Again traces the career...


This Blue

by Maureen N. McLane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 01, 2014)

National Book Award Finalist

A vital, exhilarating new collection of poems from the National Book Critics Circle nominee

From lichens to malls to merchant republics, it's "another day in this here cosmos," in...