Talking about Talk in Poetry
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In this fiercely feminist ecopoetic collection, Kathryn Nuernberger reclaims love and resilience in an age of cruelty.
In Brand New Spacesuit, John Gallaher writes with honesty, humor, and tenderness about what fades and what remains.
Lyn Hejinian is among the most prominent of contemporary American poets. Her poem My Life has garnered accolades and fans inside and outside academia. First published in 1980, and revised in 1987 and 2002, My Life is now firmly established in the postmodern canon.
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *
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John Cage is the outstanding composer of avant-garde music today. The Saturday Review said of him: "Cage possesses one of the rarest qualities of the true creator- that of an original mind- and whether that originality pleases, irritates, amuses or outrages is irrelevant." "He refuses to sermonize or pontificate.
Poet, performance artist, and critic David Antin invented the talk poem. He insists that his poems be oral and created in front of a live audience, in a specific time and place, with the transcription of the performance adjusted for print by presenting it not in prose but in clumps of words without justified margins or punctuation, peppered with white spaces that indicate pauses.
The world of acclaimed Native American poet Adrian Louis is harsh and full of pain—the blizzard-blasted plains and dusty towns of the northern Midwest, the hopeless barrenness of the Reservation, and a bleak interior world of loss, illness, and despair.Email or call for priceISBN: 9780811217231Availability: Unfortunately this book isn't available to orderPublished: New Directions - November 17th, 2008
“One of the most interesting, exciting, and open of late-20th century experimental poets.”—Tom Clark, San Francisco ChronicleBernadette Mayer mixes together nature poems, pastiches, sonnets, prose poetry, and epigrams to create Poetry State Forest.$17.95ISBN: 9781597095808Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.Published: Red Hen Press - March 1st, 2014For a couple struggling with infertility, conception is a war against their bodies. Blood and death attend. But when the war is won, and life stares, hungry, in the parents’ faces, where does that violence, anxiety, and shame go?$15.95ISBN: 9780393333114Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 17th, 2008
Adrienne Rich chose Cathy Park Hong's "audacious" (Los Angeles Times) second book as the winner of the 2006 Barnard Women Poets Prize.Named one of the Los Angeles Times's Best Science Fiction Books in 2007, Dance Dance Revolution is a genre-bending tour de force told from the perspective of the Guide, a former dissident and tour guide of an imagined desert city.$16.00ISBN: 9781571315052Availability: This book is in stock at our warehouse and will be at the Raven within 3-5 Business Days, once they've shipped it to us.Published: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018
Selected by Fady Joudah as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, Jos Charles's revolutionary second collection of poetry, feeld, is a lyrical unraveling of the circuitry of gender and speech, defiantly making space for bodies that have been historically denied their own vocabulary.$24.00ISBN: 9780226313863Published: University of Chicago Press - October 15th, 2002Human, hunger, happiness, hope, heart, and Halliday all start with h, as does ham. Accident? Maybe! But seldom have the flour of the humanistic and the egg yolk of honesty mixed more swellingly with the yeast of desire and the salt of self-doubt—not to mention the olive paste of ambition.
Halliday has whacked Death and Mutabilitie before, but this time . . .$24.95ISBN: 9780520273177Published: University of California Press - July 9th, 2012“Ghosts appear in place of whatever a given people will not face” (p. 65)
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“Teems with sharp observation, profound moral insight, high satiric wit, and all manner of aesthetic delight.” –The New York Times Book Review
A Penguin Classic$9.95ISBN: 9780872866355Published: City Lights Publishers - City Lights Publishe - April 8th, 2014
The MLA Committee on Scholarly Editions has awarded Tender Buttons: The Corrected Centennial Edition its seal designating it an MLA Approved Edition.$19.95ISBN: 9780871406798Published: Liveright - April 1st, 2013
An exquisite body of work celebrating the centennial of one of the most important African-American poets of the twentieth century.$18.95ISBN: 9780393312041Published: W. W. Norton & Company -
“This is the most surprising formal invention of a major innovator, is the fullest vision Ammons gives us of his enormous creative enterprise. Among the major descendents of Whitman’s Song of Myself, Tape occupies an essential imaginative space, showing us much about what is essential in the American poetic imagination.” —Harold Bloom$25.00ISBN: 9781940696850Published: Wave Books - September 10th, 2019
FINALIST FOR THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRY
A finalist for both the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award and a the LA Times Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781885635105Availability: Unfortunately this book isn't available to orderPublished: Center for Literary Publishing - January 15th, 2008Winner of the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry
Published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University$17.00ISBN: 9781942683858Published: BOA Editions - September 3rd, 2019
An NPR Favorite Book of 2019Email or call for priceISBN: 9781933517896Availability: Unfortunately this book isn't available to orderPublished: Wave Books - April 1st, 2014
"Zucker is a poet of bottom-scraping, blood-chilling existential anxiety, one among many, and a poet of New York City, one among many, and a poet of American Jewish inheritance, one among many, and one of the funniest, too."--Boston Review$14.95ISBN: 9781941040638Published: Tin House Books - May 9th, 2017
A book-length poem about how an American Indian writer can’t bring himself to write about nature, but is forced to reckon with colonial-white stereotypes, manifest destiny, and his own identity as an young, queer, urban-dwelling poet.
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$16.95ISBN: 9781625578105Published: Black Lawrence Press - February 14th, 2020
Poetry. Women's Studies. What does it take for a girl to get ready for the world, and is it ever possible to go back? READY FOR THE WORLD is a book of poems, spells, performance scripts, and feminist fairytales that derives its magic from tarot and astrology, feminist artist foremothers, and virtual and IRL covens.$15.95ISBN: 9781566895316Published: Coffee House Press - February 5th, 2019
May 1875: Mary Todd Lincoln is addicted to opiates and tried in a Chicago court on charges of insanity. Entered into evidence is Ms. Lincoln's claim that every night a Savage Indian enters her bedroom and slashes her face and scalp. She is swiftly committed to Bellevue Place Sanitarium.$20.00ISBN: 9781771313421Availability: This book is out of stock at the warehouse but still available to order. We cannot promise that it will arrive by Christmas.Published: Brick Books - January 15th, 2015
Poetry. Deluxe redesign of the two-time Griffin Award winner's first poetry collection. On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the first of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue.$15.95ISBN: 9780822965220Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - February 9th, 2018Finalist for the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize
From the author of The Performance of Becoming Human, winner of the National Book Award for poetry
Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of a Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force.$16.00ISBN: 9781942683339Published: BOA Editions - April 11th, 2017
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY
WINNER OF THE THOM GUNN AWARD FOR GAY POETRY
WINNER OF THE GLCA NEW WRITERS AWARD
WINNER OF THE A. POULIN, JR. POETRY PRIZE
Email or call for priceISBN: 9781938160509Availability: Unfortunately this book isn't available to orderPublished: BOA Editions - October 14th, 2014
Falling somewhere between a "diary-poem," a "daybook," "autobiography-in-verse," and an "essay-poem," In a Landscape is noted poet and critic John Gallaher's most personal, straightforward, and revealing book yet.