The Revisionist’s Dream (Sept., $12.95) by Renee Ashley contains the poem "The First Book of the Moon," which is to be etched in marble in the rebuilt Penn Station in Manhattan.
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The Night Torn Mad with Footsteps: New Poems (Sept., $17) by Charles Bukowski demonstrates the poet’s gritty power and ability to amuse, enlighten and inspire.
BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS
Love Isn’t Always Easy (Oct., $16.95) by Blue Mountain Arts features verse about the ups and downs, fears and fantasies, and hopes and insecurities of love. 25,000 first printing.
Small Gods of Grief (Sept.; $12.95, cloth $21.95) by Laure-Anne Bosselaar explores the poet’s childhood in postwar Belgium and her recent struggles with grief, love and identity in contemporary America.
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Ned O’Gorman: Five Seasons of Obsession (Nov., $23.95) by Ned O’Gorman offers poems of lyrical power, intensity of feeling and sharp intelligence, nearly 30 years after the poet’s last collection.
COACH HOUSE BOOKS
Eunoia (Oct., $16.95) by Christian Bök. Each of the five chapters in this book is a univocal lipogram, the first chapter has A as its only vowel, the second chapter E, and so forth.
COFFEE HOUSE PRESS
That Kind of Sleep (Sept., $14.95) by Susan Atefat Peckham collects poems about the lives of Iranian women. Advertising. Author publicity.
COPPER CANYON PRESS
The Roads Have Come to Their End Now: Selected and Last Poems of Rolf Jacobsen (Oct., $16), trans. by Robert Bly, Roger Greenwald and Robert Hedin, features work by an early champion of modernism.
FARRAR, STRAUS, & GIROUX
Reprints: Talking Dirty to the Gods (Sept., $13) by Yusef Komunyakaa; Your Name Here (Sept., $13) by John Ashbery.
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Sylvia Plath: A Critical Study (Sept., $15) by Tim Kendall takes a fresh look at the work of one of America’s most gifted poets.
FSG/NORTH POINT PRESS
New Poems: A Bilingual Edition (Oct., $15) by Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. by Edward Snow, presents poems about "not feelings but things I felt."
DAVID R. GODINE
Andalusian Poems (Oct., $18.95), trans. by Christopher Middleton and Leticia Garza-Falcon, opens up the world of the rich, virile and highly literate Muslim culture of medieval Spain.
The Half-Finished Heaven: The Best Poems by Tomas Tranströmer (Nov., $14), trans. by Robert Bly, offers poems by the internationally celebrated Swedish poet, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Advertising.
Black Sun: The Complete Poems of Lewis Thompson (Sept., $14.95), edited by Richard Lannoy, introduces to contemporary readers the poetry of the English poet Thompson (1909—1949) who lived in India.
KELLS MEDIA GROUP
Without Home (Sept., $10.95) by Therése Halscheid features a collection of poems from a Pushcart Prize nominee. $10,000 ad/promo.
New Addresses (Oct., $15) by Kenneth Koch addresses ideas, objects and past events important to the poet, who was a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award in poetry.
The Weather of Words: Poetic Invention (Nov., $15) by Mark Strand features a superb collection of essays on the art and nature of poetry, from the Pulitzer Prize—winning author.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Icon and Evidence: Poems (Nov.; $18.95, cloth $28.95) by Margaret Gibson uses both icon and evidence to probe the human heart. Advertising. Author tour.
The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Ling-Yün (Nov., $14.95), trans. by David Hinton, offers nature poems written circa 400 C.E. by a founder of Zen Buddhism.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
The Book of Hours (Dec., $19.95) by Rainer Maria Rilke, trans. by Annemarie S. Kidder, offers a bilingual edition of a new translation of the German poet’s work.
Disobedience (Oct., $18) by Alice Notley explores the visible and the unconscious with interconnecting poems, featuring an ongoing dialogue with a seedy detective.
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Blue (Sept., $12.95) by George Elliott Clarke is from the award-winning author of Whylah Falls and Beatrice Chancy.
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China Basin (Oct., $13.95) by Clemens Starck offers new poems from the journeyman carpenter who won the Oregon Boo Award and the William Stafford Memorial Poetry Award for Journeyman’s Wages.
THREE RIVERS PRESS
Bun Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam (Sept., $12.95), edited by Tony Medina and Louis Reyes Rivera, offers a collection of the hottest poetry to come out of today’s spoken word movement. Ad/promo. Cross-promo with Def Poetry Jam Tour. Author publicity.
THUNDER'S MOUTH PRESS
Birthday Poems (Nov., $15.95), edited by Jason Shinder, includes poems by Robert Frost, e.e. cummings, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath and scores of others.
TIME BEING BOOKS
"The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume Two, 1967—1976 (Dec.; $27.95, cloth $42.50), edited by Sheri L. Vandermolen, offers a unique American poetic voice.
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The Emperors (Nov., $16.95) by Frank Manley features a personal memoir and a collection of poems on the pride, vanity and wretched excesses of certain Roman emperors.
The Haiku Box: Book, Journal, Inspirations (Sept., $24.95 boxed kit) by Lonnie Hull Dupont offers 50 starter word titles, a fabric bag, a book of inspirational haiku and a journal.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO
With Strings (Dec., $12) by Charles Bernstein swerves from the comic to the political and from the whimsical to the elegiac.
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Leaving Saturn: Poems by Major Jackson (Jan., $15.95) offers poems from the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for the best original manuscript by a previously unpublished African-American poet.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
The Land of Bliss (Nov., $12.95) by Cathy Song finds the unexpected in broken lives, despair and seemingly joyous occasions.
UNIV. PRESS OF VIRGINIA
Invited Guest: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Southern Poetry (Nov.; $17.95, cloth $49.50), edited by David Rigsbee and Steven Ford Brown, juxtaposes the work of famous and little-known Southern poets to reveal the abundance and range of poetry from the 20th-century South.
Cat Haiku (Sept., $13.95) by Deborah Coates distills the essence of kitty behavior in the 5-7-5 scheme of classic Japanese poetry. Ad/promo.
The Hell with Love: Poems to Mend a Broken Heart (Jan., $TBA) by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Velez turns a discerning eye on the emotional process of breaking up, and more importantly, recovering. Ad/promo.
WHITE PINE PRESS
Whatever Shines (Nov., $14) by Kathleen McGookey features the debut collection of the editor of Third Coast and winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Prize.
A Minute Without Danger (Sept., $10) by Jacqueline Waters combines agitation and a sense of humor in the author’s first book of poems.
Volume 248 Issue 33 08/13/2001
Fall 2001 Trade Paperbacks: Poetry