Search our catalog: Use one field for a broad search or more than one to narrow your results. Need help? Read the search tips.
ARTS & HUMANITIES  > LITERATURE AND DRAMA  > POETRY

POETRY ANTHOLOGIES

61 BOOKS IN THIS CATEGORY
SORT BOOKS BY:
POEMS HUMAN AND INHUMAN

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71240-1

Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman brings to life a colorful menagerie of fantastical creatures from across the ages. 

Humans have always defined themselves by imagining the inhuman; the gloriously gruesome monsters that enliven our literary legacy haunt us by reflecting our own darkest possibilities. The poems gathered here range in focus from extreme examples of human monstrousness—murderers, cannibals, despotic Byzantine empresses—to the creatures of myth and nightmare: dragons, sea...

Read More >

AN ANTHOLOGY OF POETIC METERS

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 03/31/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71248-7

This comprehensive and joyous celebration of metered verse—from Shakespeare to slam poetry—brings together some of the best rhythmic lines in literature.

After a century dominated by free verse, there is a new excitement about rediscovering poetry's ancient musical and performative roots. Iambic pentameter is the most familiar meter for most readers, but it only scratches the surface of the extraordinary diversity of rhythmic patterns that poets have employed over the ages. That astonishing...

Read More >

Written by MAYA ANGELOU

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Random House

On Sale: 03/31/2015

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99787-3

Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life.
 
Every poetic phrase, every poignant verse can be found within the pages of this sure-to-be-treasured volume—from her reflections on African American life and hardship in the compilation Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I...

Read More >

Translator BURTON WATSON
Preface by LUCAS KLEIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 172 pages

Publisher: New York Review Books

On Sale: 01/13/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-9-629-96563-1

The fu, or rhyme-prose, is a major poetic form in Chinese literature, most popular between the 2nd century b.c. and 6th century a.d. Unlike what is usually considered Chinese poetry, it is a hybrid of prose and rhymed verse, more expansive than the condensed lyrics, verging on what might be called Whitmanesque. The thirteen long poems included here are descriptions of and meditations on such subjects as mountains and abandoned cities, the sea and the wind, owls and goddesses, partings and...

Read More >

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 09/16/2014

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71251-7

A one-of-a-kind hardcover collection of poems from ancient times to the present about ghosts, zombies, and vampires. 

This selection of poems from across the ages brings to life a staggering array of zombies, ghosts, vampires, and devils. Our culture's current obsession with zombies and vampires is only the latest form of a fascination with crossing the boundary between the living and the dead that has haunted humans since we first began writing. The poetic evidence gathered here ranges from...

Read More >

Edited by MARLE HAMMOND

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 08/05/2014

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71243-2

A bilingual anthology of poems from the sixth century to the present, Arabic Poems is a one-of-a-kind showcase of a fascinating literary tradition.

The Arabic poetic legacy is as vast as it is deep, spanning a period of fifteen centuries in regions from Morocco to Iraq. Themes of love, nature, religion, and politics recur in works drawn from the pre-Islamic oral tradition through poems anticipating the recent Arab Spring.

Editor Marlé Hammond has selected more than fifty poems reflecting...

Read More >

Written by YANNIS RITSOS
Translator EDMUND KEELEY, KAREN EMMERICH

Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages

Publisher: Archipelago

On Sale: 01/08/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-935-74458-0

Winner of a 2014 PEN Literary Award for Best Poetry in Translation

Yannis Ritsos is a poet whose writing life is entwined with the contemporary history of his homeland. Nowhere is this more apparent than in this volume, which presents a series of three diaries in poetry that Ritsos wrote between 1948 and 1950, during and just after the Greek Civil War, while a political prisoner first on the island of Limnos and then at the infamous camp on Makronisos.

Even in this darkest of times, Ritsos...

Read More >

Edited by EMILY FRAGOS

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 07/10/2012

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95938-6

Art and Artists: Poems is a sumptuous collection of visions in verse—the work of centuries of poets who have used their own art form to illuminate art created by others.

A wide variety of visual art forms have inspired great poetry, from painting, sculpture, and photography to tapestry, folk art, and calligraphy. Included here are poems that celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, and Grant Wood’s American Gothic. Here are such well-known poems as John Keats’s...

Read More >

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 03/06/2012

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95786-3

The first of its kind—a comprehensive collection of the best of the villanelle, a delightful poetic form whose popularity ranks only behind that of the sonnet and the haiku.

With its intricate rhyme scheme and dance-like pattern of repeating lines, its marriage of recurrence and surprise, the villanelle is a form that has fascinated poets since its introduction almost two centuries ago. Many well-known poets in the past have tried their hands at the villanelle, and the form is enjoying a...

Read More >

POEMS FOR A SNOWY SEASON
Introduction by DONALD HALL
Selected by ROBERT ATWAN

Format: Trade Paperback, pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 10/25/2011

Price: $9.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-06920-2

Winter has been a powerful muse for many of America’s best loved poets. The elegant patterns of frost on a windowpane, a child on a sled, a lone fox foraging for food on a desolate landscape, the comic smile of a snowman, the sobering sight of an unkempt man huddled against the cold, or a pair of red slippers glimpsed in a shop window in a gray, windy sleet have all provided inspiration for poems.

A Mind of Winter collects thirty-two poems on the experience of winter. Illustrated throughout...

Read More >

POEMS OF MURDER AND MAYHEM

Format: Hardcover, 256 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 09/06/2011

Price: $13.50

ISBN: 978-0-307-70093-3

Killer Verse: Poems of Murder and Mayhem is a spine-tingling collection of terrifically creepy poems about the deadly art of murder.

The villains and victims who populate these pages range from Cain and Abel and Bluebeard and his wives to Lizzie Borden, Jack the Ripper, and Mafia hit men. The literary forms they inhabit are just as varied, from the colorful melodramas of old Scottish ballads to the hard-boiled poetry of twentieth-century noir, from lighthearted comic riffs to profound poetic...

Read More >

108 POEMS TO CULTIVATE AWARENESS AND OPEN YOUR HEART
Written by PATRICIA DONEGAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Shambhala

On Sale: 10/12/2010

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-30758-8

Haiku, the Japanese form of poetry written in just three lines, can be miraculous in its power to articulate the profundity of the simplest moment–and for that reason haiku can be a useful tool for bringing us to a heightened awareness of our lives. Here, the poet Patricia Donegan shares her experience of the haiku form as a way of insight that anyone can use to slow down and uncover the beauty of ordinary moments. She presents 108 haiku poems–on themes such as honesty, transience, and...

Read More >