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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...


The Deleted World

by Tomas Transtromer & Robin Robertson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 25, 2014)

A short selection of haunting, meditative poems from the winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tomas Tranströmer can be clearly recognized not just as Sweden's most important poet, but as a writer of...


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...


Selected Poems 1988-2013

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

A new edition of the later selected work of a Nobel Prize-winning poet

Often considered to be "the greatest poet of our age" (The Guardian), Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995 "for...


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...


Eternal Enemies

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

The highway became the Red Sea.

We moved through the storm like a sheer valley.

You drove; I looked at you with love.

—from "Storm"

One of the most gifted and readable poets of his time, Adam Zagajewski is proving...


Cora Fry's Pillow Book

by Rosellen Brown Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 28, 2014)

Through the persona of Cora Fry, a wife and mother living in a small New Hampshire town, Rosellen Brown explores the ambivalent ties of love, loyalty, marriage, and family in a series of related poems. This...


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;...


Love and Fame

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

One of the most astonishing things about this astonishing book is that it follows so closely in time the enormous achievement of the author's Dream Songs, the first part of which 77 Dream Songs, won the Pulitzer...


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...


Homage to Mistress Bradstreet

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

This volume represents the first appearance in paperback of one of America's most outstanding poets, John Berryman. It contains, besides the long title poem, Homage to Mistress Bradstreet, the major portion...


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...


The Dream Songs

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

The Dream Songs is widely seen as Berryman's masterpiece, an impressively vast and varied collection of poems that is in itself a single, sprawling, ever-shifting poem. The songs in this great work are thus...


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...


Berryman's Sonnets

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

A brilliant and fiercely pitched sonnet cycle about love: at once passionate, forbidden, and doomed

John Berryman was an unconventional poet, but he must have surprised even himself when, in his thirties, he...


77 Dream Songs

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

A wild, masterful Pulitzer Prize-winning cycle of poems that half a century later still shocks and astounds

John Berryman was hardly unknown when he published 77 Dream Songs, but the volume was, nevertheless,...


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:...


Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club

by August Kleinzahler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2014)

The early poems of an American master

"I have loved the air outside Shop-Rite Liquor

on summer evenings

better than the Marin hills at dusk

lavender and gold

stretching miles to the sea.

At the junction, up from the...


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...


White Egrets

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

A DAZZLING NEW COLLECTION FROM ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POETS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

In White Egrets, Derek Walcott treats the characteristic subjects of his career—the Caribbean's complex colonial legacy,...


What the Twilight Says

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

The first collection of essays by the Nobel laureate.

Derek Walcott has been publishing essays in The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, and elsewhere for more than twenty years. What the Twilight Says...


Wait

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

Wait finds C. K. Williams by turns ruminative, stalked by "the conscience-beast, who harries me," and "riven by idiot vigor, voracious as the youth I was for whom everything was going too slowly, too slowly."...


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...


Tiepolo's Hound

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

From the Nobel laureate, a book-length poem on two educations in painting, a century apart

"Between me and Venice the thigh of a hound;

my awe of the ordinary, because even as I write,

paused on a step of this...


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:...


The Star-Apple Kingdom

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

Most of the poems in this new collection follow the arc of the Caribbean archipelago from Trinidad to Jamaica. The reader is taken on an odyssey, beginning with "The Schooner Flight," in which a poor mulatto...


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 Derek Walcott & Edward Baugh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

Drawing from every stage of his career, Derek Walcott's Selected Poems brings together famous pieces from his early volumes, including "A Far Cry from Africa" and "A City's Death by Fire," with passages from...


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...


Same Life

by Maureen N. McLane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

From the alphabet inscribed in our DNA to the stars that once told stories, Same Life maps a cosmos both intricate and vast. In her first full-length book of poems, Maureen N. McLane has written a beautifully...


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...


Rain

by Don Paterson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

In this, his first volume of original verse since the award-winning Landing Light, Don Paterson is found writing at his most memorable and direct. In an assembly of masterful lyrics and monologues, he conjures...


The Prodigal

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

Do not diminish in my memory

villages of absolutely no importance,

... Hoard, cherish

your negligible existence, your unrecorded history

of unambitious syntax, your clean pools

of unpolluted light over close stones....


Once in the West

by Christian Wiman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

One of The New York Times' 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

A searing new collection from one of our country's most important poets

Memories mercies

mostly aren't

but there...


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...


I Am the Beggar of the World

by Eliza Griswold & Seamus Murphy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

An eye-opening collection of clandestine poems by Afghan women

Because my love's American,

blisters blossom on my heart.

Afghans revere poetry, particularly the high literary forms that derive from Persian or Arabic....


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...


Gulf and Other Poems

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

As his title suggests, Derek Walcott's new poems--while making beautiful use of Caribbean imagery--are concerned with themes of isolation and the achievement of identity through loneliness. When it was published...


The Ground

by Rowan Ricardo Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 09, 2014)

A masterful debut from a powerfully original poetic voice

A poignant and terse vision of New York City unfolds in Rowan Ricardo Phillips's debut book of poetry. A work of rare beauty and lyric grace, The Ground...


Green Sees Things in Waves

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

1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

In Green Sees Things in Waves, a powerful and inventive collection, August Kleinzahler succeeds in creating a new idiom for American...


The Fortunate Traveller

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

Derek Walcott has for some time been recognized as one of the most accomplished and resourceful poets writing in English. The volume of his work in The Fortunate Traveller, which contains such poems as "Olde...