Subject Area: Poetry

56 Days in the History of Love
O’Riley, Jade
1999 0-7734-3103-9
The poems in this volume are concerned with wholeness and are a deliberate and conscious passage toward healing. The poems rise up boldly and speak in the voice of renewal. The reader begins as if having stumbled upon the private correspondence of lovers, only to find the thread of their – and a common – story woven into the lines.

Faustus in Love and Other Poems in English and Other Tongues
Privitera, Joseph
1999 0-7734-3106-3 88 pages
These poems are vigorous and of firm rhythm and sound, meant to appeal to the eye, the ear, the mind and the heart. The poet makes unequivocal statements about old age and the family, and the love poems are sensual, with the intensity and feeling of young love. The section entitled ‘And Other Tongues’ displays his unusual mastery of foreign languages, with poems in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Sicilian (with English translations).

A Jungian Reading of Selected Poems of Seamus Heaney
Atfield, Joy Rosemary
2007 0-7734-5391-1 168 pages
This book is a study of the poetry of Seamus Heaney collected in his volume Opened Ground, in which the poems are read in Jungian terms. Heaney had referred to himself as “Jungian in religion” and naturally used terms such as “initiation”, “individuation” and the “unconscious” in interviews and essays. Therefore, key Jungian terms are examined in relation to Heaney’s poetic expression of these and explored through at least one poem from each of the collections represented in Opened Ground. This allows for an exploration of the creative tensions involved in the poet’s presentation of personal, poetic and political concerns, while also allowing for further examination of the powerful physicality and musical qualities of the language in which he luxuriates.

A Modernized Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
McGaw, William
2017 1-4955-0544-8 292 pages
This new modern edition of the complete poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is based on the author's previous 2012 work: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. The first complete modernized edition of Surrey's poetry since George Nott's 1815 edition (The Works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and of Sir Thomas Wyatt), it presents a contemporary text in which the poems have been structured for 21st century reader.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn's the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information (Volume 10)
Rogal, Samuel
2012 0-7734-2665-5 804 pages
This initial volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems–details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn's the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872): with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information ( Volume XIII, Parts 1 & 2)
Rogal, Samuel J.
2013 0-7734-4355-X 900 pages
These fresh volumes complemented by thousands of the current editor’s detailed historical, biographical, linguistic, and critical notations, will provide researchers with the necessary background information (substantially neglected by George Osborn) to allow for thorough critical examinations, discussions and analyses of the Wesl

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn's the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872) Volume XI Parts 1 and 2
Rogal, Samuel
2012 0-7734-4069-0 884 pages
This volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth- century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems–details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn's the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information Volume XII, Parts 1 and 2
Rogal, Samuel
2013 0-7734-4354-1 816 pages
This "New Edition" provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems-details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. Thus, this "New Edition" becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique within the façade of new bindings.

Volume XII concludes the complete extant collection of Hymns on the Four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles, including such "Short Hymns" published by Charles Wesley in 1762 and comprising 961 poetical paraphrases from John 14-21 through Acts 28:31. Charles Wesley's brief prefatory note, incorporated into George Osborn's "Advertisement" (see Volume 9, Part 1) had preceded the poetical "Selection". In that "Advertisement," the nineteenth-century editor of these volumes set forth his general organization of the contents of the various poetical pieces, while the editor of this new and critical edition provides literally hundreds of detailed notations of background explanation and information (historical, literary, biographical, and critical). This second part concludes with a first-line index to all of the 961 poetical adaptations.

A New and Critical Edition of George Osborn’s the Poetical Works of John and Charles Wesley (1868-1872), with the Addition of Notes, Annotations, Biographical and Background Information (Vol. V, Part 2)
Rogal, Samuel
2010 0-7734-1310-3 760 pages
This fifth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published.

Affirming the Unity of “life-AND-death”
Mood, John
2009 0-7734-3864-5 136 pages
This volume traces Rilke’s struggle to affirm death’s unity with life. It examines selections from the poet’s letters and novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, analyzing his inexplicable popularity in America, his unexpected attention to the scientific accuracy of his poetic images and to his surprising use of humor. The work culminates in a new interpretation of Rilke's Duinese Elegies.

The Wheels of Ezekiel
A Lecture Commissioned by the Center for Research in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick
Barker, Sebastian
2010 0-7734-1349-9 89 pages

Yaldizciyan, Zareh
2012 0-7734-2557-8 272 pages
A first time translation from Armenian into English of the works by Zahrad, a renowned Armenian poet. The translations have been chosen by translator Sosi Antikacioglu from Zahrad’s eight volume collection which was published between 1960 and 2004. The poems demonstrate Zahrad’s optimistic style and how he takes an ironic look at the absurdity of human existence. The embattled common-man, or the weight of being an Armenian in Istanbul are but a few of his themes that are presented in a lighthearted manner, but which hold hidden meanings. Because his poetry is universal but concise, the translations in this book appeal to the English speaking reader. At the same time they show the unique culture of Armenians living in Istanbul today.

Abishag’s Lament
Titche, Leon
2000 0-7734-1254-9 104 pages
Deals with the biblical figure of Abishag as a leitmotif, set in both past and present. The bulk of the scenes takes place in the deep South, beginning in the 1960s and concluding in the present. As a secondary motif, the figure of Aeneas is parodied, especially his wanderings, which are configured to the wanderings of the contemporary individual in the South. About the poet: Born in Louisiana, Leon Titche spent his childhood years in Arizona. He later returned to Louisiana and attended Tulane University, from where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Affability Blues
Cook, Albert
1994 0-7734-2799-6 204 pages
Presents further poems of Albert Cook written according to the "collage" method of composition. It includes Motets, a group of poems focused on individual scenes.

Afternoon, Twilight, Night
Gombos, Susan
1997 0-7734-2810-0

Airports Full of People, a Long Time Dead
Kershner, Ivan
1994 0-7734-0015
This poetry is grounded in natural and Western imagery, its characters seek meaning from the forces of wind, water, sky, and land.

Alive Beyond Blue
Williams, Thomas
1996 0-7734-2740-6
This collection reflects the poet's desire to realize "the necessity of hope." The reader will find a range of forms including found poetry and experimental sonnets. "alive beyond blue", the poem and the collection, deals with finding a way through to a larger vocabulary of meanings, many of which cannot be literally decoded, but still seem familiar. These poems were written with a love of language and fascination with ideas and inspirations.

America the Beautiful
Rogal, Samuel
2012 0-7734-2605-1 72 pages
“America the Beautiful,” written in 1893 by Wellesley College English Professor and Poet, Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), revised and first published in 1895 and revised again in 1904 and 1911, stands among the classic pieces of American National hymnody. The poem reflects not only the natural grandeur of the United States in the late nineteenth century—from sky to earth, and from sea to another—but it depicts the ideal vision of a poet, writing only three decades removed from the American Civil War, who strived extremely hard to communicate to her readers the necessity to preserve the fundamental principles of her nation: freedom and brotherhood. The crowning moment for the poem arrived, at some point during World War I, when an unidentified person or group determined to set Katharine Bates’ words to a tune, “Materna,” written by Samuel Augustus Ward (1847-1903), a now forgotten New Jersey organist, choir director, and music store owner, first published in 1888. Following that “marriage,” “America the Beautiful” then occupied the enviable three-tiered pedestal of poem, patriotic song, and national hymn, and there it remains to this day.

An Analysis of John Donne's Elegy XIX.
Hester, M.
2016 1-4955-0456-5 52 pages
Professor Hester, the foremost expert on the poetry of John Donne, analyzes Donne's Elegy XIX, "To His Mistress Going to Bed". The author suggests that the elegy is poem dedicated to America and early English exploration of the new world.

An English translation of Poems of the contemporary Chinese poet Hai Zi
Zeng, Hong
2005 0-7734-5966-9 212 pages
Hai Zi, originally named Cha Haisheng, had published a large amount of outstanding poetry from 1984-1989 and was regarding as one of the major contemporary Chinese poets. In March 1989, he committed suicide by laying himself on a railroad track at Beijing Shan Hai Guan at the age of 25. Hai Zi’s poetry seems to be anachronism. China has been through a great change, and the traditional countryside is disappearing with the large migration of peasants from villages to cities. Economic reform and consumerism are fast developing. Hai Zi’s nostalgia for the vanishing agricultural culture makes him an anachronism. His poetry still lives on the traditional Chinese agricultural landscape and mindscape, and the 19th century European idea of divine inspiration; that the genesis of poetry is analogous to the genesis of the universe; poetry comes from a divine spark; the poet is no less than a god, and his limited human body consumes itself to feed that divine essence in him. In his poems we may find Nietzsche’s idea of Zagreus; the descent of the world from a mythical oneness and the throes of individuation; Hölderlin’s same idea of cosmic descent and departing gods.

An Historical Evaluation of Thomas Hardy’s Poetry
Banerjee, A.
2001 0-7734-7721-7 432 pages
Collects critical essays on Hardy’s poetry, from Edmund Gosse (1918) to Samuel Hynes (1997), which reflect not only the diverse nature of Hardy’s poetry but also show how critics of different generations have added to our understanding and appreciation of it. Some articles are concerned with Hardy’s relationship with other poets like Wordsworth, Housman, Yeats, and Larkin.

Analyzing Ten Poems from the Poetic Edda: Oral Formula and Mythic Patterns
Mellor, Scott A.
2008 0-7734-4856-X 348 pages
This work investigates the syntax of ten poems from the Poetic Edda, a medieval Icelandic text, offering data that reveals some of the composition processes and the remnants of the oral tradition from which poetry came. This work demonstrates that the Icelandic poet not only employed verbatim and variable formulae when composing, but also that the structure of the half-lines are formulaic and that their semantic function aids a poet in composition.

Angle of the Sun
Schaedler, Brad
1994 0-7734-2730-9
Poems which articulate the author's ongoing concern about humanity's role in and the relational plight of the natural world.

Anne Sexton's Poetry of Redemption the Chronology of a Pilgrimage
Morton, Richard
1989 0-88946-563-0 150 pages
A survey of Anne Sexton's poetry from the standpoint of the special statement her poems make, charting the development of that statement by close reading of eight volumes in the order of their publication.

Antojitos Little Cravings
Beltzer, Thomas
1999 0-7734-3117-9

Shanholtzer, C.
1999 0-7734-3116-0
Arachniphilia is a reflection of Man as a territorial primate: what humans inflict on each other does not rise far above that of the rest of the animal kingdom. Yet it also hints at the nobler feelings which are part of our legacy as rational creatures. Some of the poems celebrate nature or our ability to recognize that we are a small part of something far, far greater than any one of us.

Archaeology Verse Accounts of the Writings of V. Gordon Childe
Webster, Gary
2000 0-7734-3121-7 84 pages
V. Gordon Childe was a major figure in prehistoric archaeology from 1930-50s. These extended poems are reflections on, distillations, reinterpretations, and re-imaginings of a selection of Childe’s scholarly writings, to engender transparency, lyricism, and irony as well as sound archaeological argumentation. Gary Webster is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Penn State University – Mont Alto. This is his first book of poetry. He is better known for his many publications on the archaeology of ancient Sardinia, which include his most recent book, A Prehistory of Sardinia 2300-500 BC (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996).

Arches to the West
Festa, Diana
1998 0-7734-2845-3
These poems aim at giving a synthesis of impressions and considerations during a first encounter with the Far West in this country. They show both a passage to a new world, a discovery, and link with emotions and events of the past.

Aroma Terrapin
Lisk, Thomas David
2003 0-7734-3457-7 96 pages
These poems half identify and half create inward experiences, the elusive atmospheres of dreams.

Artists' Colony
Davidson, Phebe
1996 0-7734-2684-1
Poems of an imaginary poet at an artists' colony.

Aspects of Grace
Hantman, Barbara
1999 0-7734-3114-4
Poems on love, nature, and personal relationships.

At Float on the Ohta-Gawa
Lanter, Wayne
1997 0-7734-2838-0
Honorable Mention, Mellen Poetry Contest 'Hiroshima' Narrative poem of a Japanese-born American physicist-poet who returns to Hiroshima, and the emotional and intellectual devastation the journey carries with it. Consists of a prologue and seven parts (one for each of the seven rivers that flow out of the Ohta upon which Hiroshima is set) and an epilogue, centered on the symbolism of the destruction of Hiroshima.

At the Beach and Elsewhere
Cate, Hollis
2000 0-7734-1262-X 64 pages
The reader will discern in these poems that beyond the suggestion of a light-heartedness, there is an admonition reinforcing our awareness that the world can be an unfriendly place.

At the Year’s Elbow
Higgins, Anne
2000 0-7734-1244-1 76 pages

Bearing North
Jennermann, Donald
1996 0-7734-2751-1
These often resonant poems treat themes related to scenes of the north country, to love and loss, to travels and sojourns in Greece, and to our periodic need for reflection and repose. They thoughtfully and musically play on nuances of the words of the title, Bearing North, and deftly confirm skills the poet displayed in his evocative earlier work, Born of a Cretan Spring.

Bears and Other Shadows
Silk, Martine
1997 0-7734-2821-6
These poems are both nature and relationship oriented. In some cases human relationships interacting with nature overstep the boundaries and interfuse in a passionate awareness and oneness.

Balestrieri, Elizabeth
1997 0-7734-2701-5 112 pages

Before the Burning
Woodruff, Elaine
1994 0-7734-2718-X

Behind the Wall Poems
Seator, Lynette
1999 0-7734-3481-X
Poems which deal with the author’s experience as a teacher/staff support person who works with prisoners in a writing program at a correctional center and showing that ‘even behind the wall, the human spirit breaks free’.

Sociology as Poetry, Self-Construction, and Our Time as Language
Will, Frederic
2012 0-7734-2911-5 232 pages
These are poems describing the process of writing as integral to creating the self and our experience of time. There are numerous poems in this text. Ranging from discussing distinctions between Modernism and Postmodernism, to being nervous, to the joy of reading, and the goal is to deconstructively describe the process of writing.

Best Blood in the Country a Verse Drama
Keithley, George
1993 O-7734-2766-X

Black Ball
Grey-Sun, Harambee
2003 0-7734-3451-8 148 pages
The Black Ball is a dramatic narrative poem about revenge and reformation. It chronicles the thoughts and actions of several students at a small secluded college who lament the passing of “the good old days” and, at this crucial period in their young lives, resolve to right perceived past wrongs in order to re-create an imagined golden past to take the place of a poor an dismal present.

Black Riders and Other Poems
Deamer, Robert
1992 0-7734-0039-7

Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass Remembrance of Things Past and Present
Waters, William
2001 0-7734-3420-8
Co-winner of the 1998 Mellen Poetry Press Prize Contest This epic poem relates slavery back to historic an current African practices which were aggravated and exploited by Europeans. Contains material on the sexual exploitation of blacks by whites during slavery and on the artificial color categories that emerged from this and that were used to buttress segregation and racism. Strong use of repetition to support anger and irony.

Blackbird a Book of Poems on the World and Work of Franz Kafka
George, Emery
1993 0-7734-0031-1
In this, his seventh poetry collection, Emery George pays homage to the storyteller who has most urgently addressed our age. Arranged in three parts, the poems celebrate Prague ("Oh City, City!"), Kafka and his circle ("Franti_ek"), and selected stories ("Tales of the Frightened Imagination"). The Prague of Kafka's day was one of Europe's most beautiful cities (it still is). For Kafka it was a place to try to escape from. He felt claustrophobic there, and yearned for the open spaces of travel. He seems to have felt that the ancient and ornate buildings were like people: forbidding, staring, incommunicado.-- from the Preface

Blessed Be the Anawim Poems
Canatsey, Kenneth
2002 0-7734-3445-3
These poems are, for the most part, meditations on Christ, on the oneness of his human and heavenly natures, and his compassion for those most marginalized by society. Anawim means the poor, the humble, or poor in spirit, in Hebrew. Although utilizing contemporary verse forms, they harken back in theme and sensibility to the Metaphysical Poets, such as Henry Vaughn and Francis Thompson.

Blood Along the Yangtze a Narrative Poem
De Ritis, Paul
2000 0-7734-3406-2 112 pages
A narrative in three parts: The Family, The Storms of War, The Aftermath, with Prologue and Epilogue, evoking the horror wreaked upon the citizens of Nanking.

Blood and White Apples
Radulescu, Stella
1994 0-7734-2769-4

Bartley, Jackie
2002 0-7734-3568-9 84 pages

Blue Door
Merzlak, Regina
1997 0-7734-2842-9
This volume's epigraph in Latin may best explain what the poems attempt to express: "The truth is often concealed in something secret." These poems seek to find the mystical in the real world and the real in the spiritual world.

Murphy, Remington
2003 0-7734-3485-2 62 pages
Cramped by the restrictions of the post-1945 personal lyric, Remington began experimenting with the masque, wondering if that Renaissance relic (exemplified by Jonson, Milton’s Comus, and Spenser’s Shepheardes Calendar) could be rejuvenated with a contemporary format. The masques in Boogaloo are arranged chronologically, and America’s place in history is the overriding thematic concern. Are we as a culture a 24-hour diner with a juke box and salad bar, an idealistic people with vision, a seedy neon-glittering gentleman’s club, a dysfunctional black-ops people, a people with an abusive past, headed for a fascist future?

Boy in the Bushes
Parris, Ed
1996 0-7734-2688-4
Collection of passion and love poems that speak from the heart to the heart.

Burg and Other Poems
Cheney, Anne
1998 0-7734-2831-3 128 pages
This volume is an outgrowth of two American Literature classes (taught by editor Anne Cheney in Blacksburg, Virigina) in which she required the students to write a poem about Blacksburg and its sense of place. It also includes work by published poets. A secondary goal was to explore the role of environment on the individual, so in the final section, there are visions of beaches, the James River, England, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Birmingham. The result is a group of poems that also capture the cultural spirit of our epoch.

Cabin in a Field
Wagner, Mark
2001 0-7734-3448-8 80 pages
Poems of humans in nature, a Nature that demands labor, loss, desperation, life itself. The poems abound with a wry awareness of human society.

Call of the Mountains
MacCormack, Harry
1999 0-7734-3097-0
This volume of verse has been designed as an eco-epic. The traditional hero invokes all our living relations in pursuit of indigenous harmony. Startling images with syllabic rhythm are a linguistic dance leading you as reader-participant into the depths of our origins.

Candlewood and Codfish Bones
Maine, Carolyn
2004 0-7734-3574-3 64 pages
Fascinating are the tales of the bravery and heartiness of the women of Old Cape Cod. Many were descendants of the original pilgrims, but much courage was still required of women, usually very young, who dared set out on a sea journey from the old country to the new, whether persons of means or indentured servants; and once there, to live much of the time with their men away at sea, perhaps never to return. These poems try to recreate the daily struggles and hardships of these women, but also their joys and levity, in such a manner as may have been expressed in 18th century New England.

Canonical Hours
Lanter, Wayne
1999 0-7734-3087-3 103 pages
The strong imagery and immediacy of the language of everyday life of these poems become prayers and curses. These are poems used to better empathize and understand the perceptions and psyches of coal miners, farm wives, blacksmiths, of the disinherited and displaced, whose lives have been damaged by accident and war, by hatred and human folly.

Capturing the Light
Prentice, Penelope
1996 0-7734-2700-7
Poems move through American and Europe asking quantum questions concerning the origins of the universe, and end with a return to the sea in 'Diver's Euphoria'.

Case Hysteries (in paper)
Mitchell, Felicia
1996 0-7734-2706-6
Poems based on the voices of five women in Freud's case histories, with some of Freud's voice, as well. Case Hysteries was written to memorialize the voices of women. The women's stories offer insight into sexual trauma, repressed memories, and physical problems rooted in psychological distress.

Chicago Poems
Kirschten, Robert
2001 0-7734-3438-0 72 pages

Childhood's Fires and Rivers
Rogers-Ripoll, Doris
1997 0-7734-2834-8
Contains the Hackney Literary Award-winning poem, "Racing the Wind" (Third Place).

China Cupboard and the Coal Furnace
Chin, David
2000 0-7734-2796-1 108 pages
These are personal, post-confessional poems that explore childhood, career changes, love and family life. The work’s themes are drawn from urban and rural working class life, the world of science, notions about the reparative function of art, object relations psychology, and, at times, Chinese-American experience.

Clara's My Name
Dorothy Richardson
2002 0-7734-3466-6 148 pages
"Clara, a resident of the Gateway Retirement Home, thinks her name is a misnomer, for surely her life has been the opposite of "illustrious" or "bright." Yet thanks to friends – pun-loving and poetry-quoting Amelia in particular – Clara's light doesn't stay hidden under a bushel. A lively mystery shimmers on the surface: Who knocks late on Clara's door? Another night visitor follows, foreshadowed in a celebrated Whitman poem."

Claude’s Life
George, Edward
1998 0-7734-3489-5 68 pages
Early poems depict vivid memories, and the later ones, vivid occurrences. Claude is pursued by an apocalyptic nightmare while he’s searching for relief from a dwarf experience.

Parsley, Jamie
1997 0-7734-2823-2

Collecting the Empties
Rapant, Larry
1992 0-7734-9519-3
A journey in three segments through our modern-day inferno. Part One takes place in the suburbs. Part Two is set in a typical urban environment. Part Three involves us in the turbulent internal landscapes of intimate human relationships. The author calls this journey the purgatory he had to pass through in order to find his own paradise.

Commentary on G. M. Hopkins' the Wreck of the Deutschland
Milward, Peter
1992 0-88946-584-3 200 pages
Explicates the meaning of the poem, "The Wreck of the Deutschland," word by word, and stanza by stanza, keeping in mind the undercurrents of thought and influence in the poem that flow from pages of the New Testament, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and the plays of Shakespeare.

Common Longing the Teresa Poems and a Canticle for Mary and Martha
McCaslin, Susan
2001 0-7734-3424-0
These poems string from a tradition of mystical contemplation, asking such questions as: How can one sustain an interior life in the midst of a material culture? How can a person bring the fruits of that interior awakening back into the world? The book moves freely between the unified polarities of contemplation and action, utilizing both free verse and metrical experimentation.

Communion at Coldwater Baptist Church
Stafford, Darrell
1993 0-7734-2792-9

COMPARATIVE READINGS OF POEMS PORTRAYING SYMBOLIC IMAGES OF CREATIVE GENIUS: Sophie De Mello Breyner Andresen, Teixeira De Pascoaes, Rainter Maria Rilke, John Donne, John of the Cross, Edward Young, Lao Tzu, William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman
Ceia, Carlos
2003 0-7734-7008-5 184 pages

Compass Card
George, Emery E.
2003 0-7734-3432-1 156 pages
The diapason of the present volume is joy and hope in our new century and millennium. The one hundred poems explore the formal as well as mimetic possibilities of the villanelle. Among subjects, music and art are prominent. There are cycles of poems in homage to Bach, Mozart, the renaissance German sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, the late Joseph Brodsky, and one of the startling minds of our century, Arthur Koestler. The poems aim at being an experience in sound, but they also invite us to think. Problems of perception are broached, and social and political comment is by no means absent. Song and comment reach one of their peaks in “Exemplary Tale” (no. 67), a poem on two young people in love, one a Croat, the other a Serb, talented opera singers and both dedicating themselves to working toward a more peaceful future.

Complete Lyric Poems of Dante Alighieri
Cirigliano, Marc
1997 0-7734-8694-1 352 pages
Contemporary 'standard' editions of Dante's lyrics do not contain all the poems in the definitive Barbi edition. This translation follows Barbi's format and contains all 118 poems of the definitive text. It follows what is arguably the central issue of Dante's aesthetic: championing vernacular poetry. As Dante relied on his vernacular, these translations rely on the common language of today's speech, free verse, and open form, to give English readers an experience of Dante that is as contemporary to us as his poetic moment was to him. The original Italian appears on facing pages. As with all Mellen books, this book is available at a special text price when ordered for text use.

Complete Poems and Plays of Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628), in Two Volumes. Volume 1- CÆlica Mustapha Alaham
Wilkes, Gerald A.
2008 0-7734-4956-6 520 pages
This is an edition which calls for a re-examination of his relationship to Sir Philip Sidney and the Pembroke circle. This book contains one black and white photograph.

Complete Poems and Plays of Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628), in Two Volumes. Volume 2- The Verse Treatises; the Early Versions of Mustapha
Wilkes, Gerald A.
2008 0-7734-4958-2 596 pages
This edition calls for a re-examination of his relationship to Sir Philip Sidney and the Pembroke circle. This book contains one black and white photograph.

Complete Poems of American Poet Donald E. Stanford, 1913-1998
Stanford, Donald
2002 0-7734-7208-8 152 pages
This is the first complete collection of Donald E. Stanford’s poems, including the three chapbooks he published, his privately printed poems, and all the extant manuscript poems he did not publish. The textual notes list all the authorial versions, naming the basic text and giving all the variant readings. Tables of Stanford’s editions and collections and their tables of contents are presented, and the appendices provide Stanford’s own statements about his life and poetry. A preface by David Middleton, a well-known poet and scholar in his own right, placed Stanford’s poetry in historical perspective and highlights the salient virtues of his poetic theory and practice.

Concordance to the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547)
McGaw, William
2015 1-4955-0377-1 692 pages
An entirely new and major contribution to rediscovering the corpus of work and achievements from the sixteenth-century poet Henry Howard. It is, as no previous concordance has been, a coherent, integrated and an intellectually accessible resource with significant innovations in literary concordances, archaic words, modern words with obsolete meanings, and words with multiple means have been glossed with a wide range of application.

Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor
Craig, Raymond
2008 0-7734-4943-4 1680 pages
The Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor is a general use concordance of the work of British colonial and American puritan poet, Edward Taylor (d. 1729). Taylor’s major poems, Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations, represent nearly 50 years of poetic production of this devotional poet, whose emphasis on language and linguistic complexity make a concordance an essential tool of scholarship. This keyword-in-context (KWIC) concordance is based on Daniel Patterson’s recent edition, Edward Taylor’s Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations (Kent State UP, 2003) and offers users an extensive compilation and sorting of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and an index of nonsubstantive words and other words typically excluded from such works.

Concordance to the Minor Poetry of Edward Taylor (1642?-1729). American Colonial Poet
Craig, Raymond
1992 0-7734-9633-5 596 pages
The purpose of this concordance is to provide a thorough and reliable tool for Taylor scholarship, and to this end it is designed to anticipate the needs of the greatest number of Taylor scholars without compromising the needs of those with special interest in stylistic features of Taylor's work. Among the features are extensive cross-referencing of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and retention in a verbal index of words typically omitted from concordances. One hundred forty-five poems are concorded here; with few exceptions, the poems do not appear in Gene Russell's A Concordance to the Poems of Edward Taylor.

Concordance to the Poems of Christopher Okigbo (with the Complete Text of the Poems, 1957-1967)
Echeruo, MIchael J.C.
2008 0-7734-5082-3 576 pages
This work is designed to offer readers and scholars of Christopher Okigbo's poetry complete and convenient access to the text of Okigbo's poems in all their significant versions while also providing a reliable tool for tracking the poet's words and phrases, examining his revisions, and understanding his style and vocabulary -- all in a single volume.

Concordance to the Poetry of Joseph Brodsky
Patera, Tatiana A.
2003 0-7734-6822-6 644 pages
This concordance is designed to assist Brodsky specialists and students of Russian poetry, deepening their understanding of one of the most important poets of our time whose works are now an indispensable part of the curriculum of many American and European universities.

Connections. . .
Berman, Madeline
1999 0-7734-3105-5

Contemporary Poetry From Iraq by Bushra Al-Bustani: A Facing Page Translation
Al-Bustani, Bushra
2009 0-7734-4912-4 124 pages
A scholarly translation of a poem expressing the intensity and immediacy of grief. At a time when the portrayal of Iraq, its people, and the Arabic language is monolithic, al-Bustani’s Andalusian work illuminates the complexity, diversity, and humanity of Iraq as well as Arabic.

Corselette Dreams & Visions of a Naughty Idle Boy
Thorpe, Mark
1998 0-7734-2827-5
Poems resulting from the author's experiences in urban and rural cultures.

Course of English Surrealist Poetry Since the 1930s
Jackaman, Rob
1989 0-88946-932-6 336 pages
Proposes that there has been a revival of surrealist poetry and traces an uninterrupted thread of development in surrealism throughout twentieth-century English poetry.

Court of Common Pleas
Brand, Alice
1996 0-7734-2712-0

Courtship of Hippodameia
M. Jennie Frost
2005 0-7734-3498-4 64 pages
This narrative poem retells the ancient Greek myths of Tantalos, Oinomaos, Hippodameia, Pelops, and Myrtilos. Haunted by her dead suitors, Hippodameia recalls how her father offered her as a prize in a chariot race between himself and her perspective suitors, and how Pelops won that race and caused the curse of Myrtilos to fall upon his descendents.

Cowbridge at Dawn
Coulter, Page
1992 0-7734-2764-3

Ellis, Elwyn
1995 0-7734-2717-1

Creation of Religious Identities by English Women Poets From the Seventeenth to the Early Twentieth Century Soulscapes
Hotz-Davies, Ingrid
2001 0-7734-7463-3 416 pages
Offers a text-centered investigation of the basic concerns, modes, and desires in British women’s poetic interactions with the Christian religion. Covers not only the well-known poets such as Anne Bradstreet, the Brontes, and Emily Dickinson, but also many lesser-known ones.

Crimson Rain
Chan, Stephen
1991 0-7734-9658-0

Critical Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.
McGaw, William
2012 0-7734-2917-4 652 pages
This is an entirely new and comprehensive edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, edited by William McGaw. The work fills in a gap that scholars and critics have lamented for the past two decades and complements a full-scale biography published by William A. Sessions in 1999. Surrey was a preeminent courtier under King Henry VIII, and was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the two major Tudor poets (along with Sir Thomas Wyatt). He transformed the Petrarchan sonnet into its English form, created English blank verse, and he wrote the first personal elegy in English upon Wyatt’s death. No manuscript or early printed edition contains all of his work. This edition has been enhanced by more recent research and by access to more sources. As a result, there are fifty-nine poems, forty-four songs and sonnets, eleven Biblical paraphrases with two prologues, and two books of the Aeneid.

Critical Edition of the Poetical Works of William Falconer
Falconer, William
2003 0-7734-6766-1 518 pages
This is the first ever scholarly edition of Falconer’s poetry. After an account of Falconer’s life and reputation, this study concentrates on Falconer’s masterwork, The Shipwreck, an autobiographical narrative of a disastrous shipwreck in 1749, of which Falconer was one of three survivors. The poem is unique in its autobiographical/narrative/didactic/epic character. The poem survives in three distinct and much modified versions. The study also examines some of Falconer’s other minor poetry.

Critical Study of Daniel Defoe's Verse
Mueller, Andreas
2010 0-7734-3796-7 276 pages
This monograph is the first book-length study of Daniel Defoe as a poet and it addresses a long-standing gap in Defoe scholarship. It offers detailed readings of Defoe’s verse productions in relation to their historical and literary contexts, and investigates Defoe’s poetic theory and practice. In reaction to the common view of Defoe as, first and foremost, a novelist, the author argues that he was England’s leading poet during the first decade of the eighteenth century.

Crossing Borders
Lavazzi, Thomas
1994 0-7734-2784-8

Sarsar, Saliba
1999 0-7734-3107-1
These poems explore meaning-making and move through four seasons of the poet’s life and the lives of those close to him. The first, Khamsin, focuses on fear, conflict, and war. The second, Blast, depicts uneasiness, pain and dysfunctional relationships. Zephyr presents moods of love, reconciliation, and peace. Last, Holy Breath, speaks of spiritual anchoring and religious connections. The four symbolic winds dramatize coming to terms with ‘the other’ as reflected in national , religious, and interpersonal differences and the conflict that they bring.

Cute and Perky, Slim and Sexy - A Poet's Guide to Personal Ads
MacPherson, Jennifer
1996 0-7734-2669-8
A poetic account of the author's seven-month sojourn through the Personal Ads scene.

Daimon Call. A Travel Journal in Verse & Other Poems
Canatsey, Kenneth
1999 0-7734-3126-8
Poems reflecting on the outward journey and encounter of distant places, mirrored by an inward search for personal meaning which is happening in the course of experience.

Damp Woods Greening
Carter, Robert
1992 0-7734-9659-9
Affirms the infinite possibilities of the human imagination with passion and compassion, explores the complex interrelations of people and the environment that nourishes them. Brush and ink drawings by Tomio Nitto.

Dead of Noon
Sellin, Eric
1992 0-7734-9610-6

Dead Snakes, Cats, and the Irs, Poetry of Rock and Rebellion
Cheney, Anne
1995 0-7734-2757-0 120 pages
Culmination of three years work of a course taught at Virginia Tech, The Literature of Rock and Roll, to students who each wrote a poem concerning their experiences with rock and/or Popular Culture

Decent Dangers
Evans, David
2001 0-7734-3412-7
The poetry in this volume was created mainly out of praise, curiosity, and wonder, with a solid sense of place the American Midwest, with its mix of small towns and cities, farms, acreages, packinghouses, four distinct seasons, and Protestant work ethic.

Definitions of the Enemy a Collection of Poems with Jewish Themes
Wilensky, Ben
1993 0-7734-9600-9
Sorry, This book is out of print.
"Religious and political systems have been designed to curb, crush, and simply eliminate the Jews; some of theses systems almost succeeded; some of them resonate today. My poems are about this `theatricality', the horror and the buffoonery of this madness. My poems are also about personal fears that within my lifetime a band of armed Jews, responding to yet another one of history's gruesome gags, will push a few buttons and turn the entire planet into a radio-active cemetery." - from the Introduction.

Delayed Answers
Cook, Albert
1992 0-7734-9566-5 168 pages
Delayed Answers, a large book of poems, is written in a semi-collagist method. The poems have been selected from the author's work since Adapt the Living (Swallow, 1981). Included is the recent series "Plaints and prophecies," based on macro-historical adumbrations.

Fuykschot, Cornelia
1997 0-7734-2671-X
Poems of love and loss, humor and sadness.

Williams, John
1995 0-7734-2742-2
The story of Dor (pronounced doe), a Haitian Voodoo priest, is captured with rich imagery and compelling rhythms. The setting is Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. There, Williams has created a place where the lines between good and evil, real and imagined, are blurred, as if two universes had converged. There, for a brief period, the powers of God and Satan are intertwined and the reader participates in questioning good and evil and whether there is a level of corruption that may be good. Dor is a poem of salvation, of sin and punishment, told in heroic blank verse.

Dragon Poems
Carter, Nancy
1993 0-7734-2768-6

Dream of the Earth
Christo, Cyril
1990 0-88946-846-X

Dream that Becomes Us
Silk, Martine
2003 0-7734-3490-9 64 pages
The Dream That Becomes Us illustrates the adventure of an enamored newcomer confronted with the beautiful and gentle culture shock that is Japan. It paints a modern picture of the graceful time-held traditions of Japan’s people and their unique philosophy and way of life. Embedded in and interwoven with this is the personal experience of being a stranger in a strange land. It is written in the Haiku form most appropriate to the subject, and respectful of the traditions of those who made the poet so welcome.

Driving From Columbus
Desy, Peter
1992 0-7734-9617-3

Dust of God
Kirby, Anna
1989 0-88946-897-4

Dwellings of Doom (damnejoj)
Balbin, Julius
2000 0-7734-2790-2
Poems on the concentration camp experience.

Early Morning on Castaway Street
Peters, Patricia
1996 0-7734-0001-X

Earth Tones
Merzlak, Regina
1994 0-7734-2722-8
A book of poems that explores the mysterious connections between body and spirit. The unseen world often displays itself in what we call the real world, from sources that surprise us.

Earthquake - Poems
Shirinian, Lorne
1991 0-7734-9785-4

Earthquake Babies
Heberlein, L.
1993 0-7734-2779-1
Days after the earthquake that devastated Mexico City in 1985, rescuers found infants somehow alive although buried beneath rubble. This series of short narrative poems follows equally miraculous babies through other earthquakes.

East Wind, West Rain
Pwu, Jean
1997 0-7734-2709-0 104 pages
Poems with backgrounds of Buddhism and Christianity, Taoism and Eastern and Western mysticism.

Ecological Poetics of James Dickey: A Study in How Landscape Shapes the Being of Man
Walker, Sue Brannan
2013 0-7734-4499-8 296 pages
An intelligent and provocative study exploring how the dynamic between nature and humanity animates many of Dickey’s major works. Its aim is to show the ways in which Dickey seeks to understand how it is possible for beings “to be” and what this means in terms of self-realization. This intelligent study makes a major contribution to our understanding of a major poet and helps us to see James Dickey’s poetic and fictional corpus in an entirely new light.

Ego’s Eye and Other Poems
Brown, Harry
2001 0-7734-3583-2 68 pages
Ego’s Eye ridicules snobbery, conformity, and opportunism, takes a humorous look at birds and cats including Jett the castrate, Cat Cool Hand, and Mrs. Robin and concludes with poems of irony, the real ‘spice of life’.

Chaffin, C.
1997 0-7734-2832-1
Poems concerning Nature, both as metaphor and experience, divided into the four elements (earth, air, water, fire).

Elizabeth Jennings : An Appraisal of Her Life as a Poet, Her Approach to Her Work and a Selection of the Major Themes of Her Poetry
Gramang, Gerlinde
1995 0-7734-1278-6 120 pages
The opening chapters of this study deal with Elizabeth Jennings' life and work as a whole, including her early life, her career as a writer, the major influences on her poetry including T. S. Eliot as well as Hopkins and Auden. Later chapters portrays the poet's approach to writing poetry, and then examine four major themes: Love, Art, Religion, and Death, analyzing poems illustrating each theme. The author had a personal interview and correspondence with Jennings during the course of her research. The volume includes the text of the interview.

Empty Beds
O'Hear, Michael
1990 0-88946-893-1

Enemy Ancestor
Amoss, Lindsay
1994 0-7734-2800-3

English Translation of Leon-Paul Fargue’s Poemes
Fargue, Léon-Paul
2003 0-7734-6685-1 132 pages
The introduction (by the translator) to this volume breaks new ground, and underlines Fargue’s importance both as a major poet and as a modernist. The preface by the important poet and editor, Peter Gizzi, will prove useful even to those who are very au courant with modern poetry. Fargue has never been translated into English, apart from a few poems in a Penguin anthology. St. John Perse, Joyce, and Rilke all considered Fargue one of the major poets of his age. And his best work, most agree, is the body of prose poems. These have the appeal of the flâneur genre, the kind of lively prose vignettes of Paris that Baudelaire made popular. This translation capitalizes on the visual appeal of Paris scenes, while also highlighting Fargue’s unique sense of the poetic, which was an important contribution to developing Modernism. Fargue blends Surrealism with a delicate musical stillness which evolves from French Symbolism. At the same time, Fargue’s often strange and unsettling images unfold a more personal sense of the poetic: his conviction that the poetic image is a return to, a re-writing of, childhood, an unlocking of the most intimate passages in time. Poëmes is Fargue’s first major work, a turning point in his writing, and an exemplary suite of prose poems. Facing page translations.

Even Commas
Albert, Floyd
1995 0-7734-2743-0

Events Preceding Death
Biffar, Donna
2000 0-7734-2794-5 92 pages

Forshaw, I.
1997 0-7734-2848-8
The destruction of compassion - 6th of August 1945: Hiroshima. A free-form verse play.

Explaining Imagism: The Imagist Movement in Poetry and Art
Slawomir Wacior
2007 0-7734-5427-6 316 pages
In the present study, the innovative and cerebral poetry of the Imagist movement, which revolutionized modern English and American poetry, has been analyzed in its contextual and intertextual relationships with other arts. Consequently, the book is like the texts it attempts to investigate, a peculiar hybrid, a collage of three basic materials or analytical perspectives: an excerpt from an Imagist manifesto sketched out in handwriting (context), a torn out printed page from a first edition of Des Imagistes (text), and a photograph of a museum installation of a room devoted to Modernist art (intertext).

Eye of a Traveller Landscapes and Seascapes
Schoeck, R.
1993 0-7734-0036-2
Meditative, conversational, or sometimes lyrical, this collection of poems is about landscapes and seascapes. The sense of the poetry of place is crystallized in the final poems of the volume that deal with the metaphors of travel.

Facing the Circle
Blair, Carroll
1999 0-7734-3094-6 88 pages
Addresses the circle in which man and all of life exists in a variety of expressions, exploring what man is, what he does; the absurdity of much of his ambitions and what he values in light of this circle. . . his illusions of progress and self-importance

Fata Morgana
Cosma, Flavia
2003 0-7734-3482-8

Federico Garcia Lorca and Sean O'Casey. Powerful Voices in the Wilderness - Salzburg studies- Poetic drama & Poetic theory
Adams-Davis, Katie Brittain
1977 0-7734-0176-8 148 pages

Fierce Wish for Calm
Eshleman, Harry
1995 0-7734-2785-6

Fire on the Beach
Leonardi, Rosarius
1996 0-7734-2686-8
A collection of poems which examines the unstable social conditions of late 20th-century America. The poems are insights into a society which seems to have lost its compassion. These are poems which tell the story of a fading American dream.

First of September
Folks, Jeffrey
1991 0-7734-9615-7
This first collection contains poems focused on social and domestic themes, as well as verse addressed to such traditional topics as the seasonal changes of nature. In tight, sparse stanzas the poems address a laconic voice to the everyday world of social existence. Impinging on the personal realm of the poet, however, is the larger political arena, with its issues of human justice and ethics.

Fish Dreams, or St. Anthony's Sermon
James, J.W.
2004 0-7734-3545-X 124 pages
Special Mention for Mellen Poetry Press Contest

While the Christian myth of St. Anthony’s sermon to the fish is at the core of this visionary poem, it is the mystical exploration of dreaming that St. Anthony is concerned with. His sermon is an invocation in a world that is fluid, ambiguous, discontinuous and yet whole.

A Book-Length Poem.

Cook, Albert
2000 0-7734-2712-0 132 pages
Poems on diverse subjects.

Flesh Colors
Rapant, Larry
1989 0-88946-898-2
This is a collection of lyrical poems on the subject of intimacy. It is divided into three sections to reflect a development and maturity of understanding on the part of the book's persona.

Flowing Like the Grass
Scheideman, Rick
1996 0-7734-2749-X
This collection integrates around the theme of wonder, sometimes buoyant and hopeful, sometimes somber. The subject may be the first day in fall or a climb up Long's Peak or the intrusion of a Down's Syndrome individual in the midst of one's hurry, but there is wonder in the ordinary.

Meek, Ed
1992 0-7734-0040-0

For a Stranger Here
Stockwell, Elsie
1994 0-7734-2728-7

For the Dark
Watterson, William
1992 0-7734-0006-0

French Reimaginings of the Ancient Legend of Arion and the Dolphin: (Re)creations in Art, Words, Music
Hollard, Thoron
2015 1-4955-0327-5 376 pages
The relationship between humans and dolphins has been a subject of interest since earliest times… This fascinating book explores first the classical background to Arion and his dolphin story and then its treatment by French literary and artistic figures who, in a variety of genres and forms, have recreated the story and brought out new meanings more appropriate to their particular times.”
-Chris Dearden,
Emeritus Professor of Classics,
Victoria University of Wellington ,New Zealand

Freshwater Pearls
Steiner, Adele
1997 0-7734-2840-2
This is a collection of the author's intimate reflections on family, friends and the world around her. Each one has been distilled through the senses of the child within, thoughtfully reexamined by the adult poet, and lovingly crafted into this volume of poems that reveals the author's constant struggle with love and loss.

From My Desk at Skip’s Place
Peters, Patricia
2000 0-7734-3479-8

From the Suburbs with the Wedding Dress in Its Coffin. Vom Vorort Mit Dem Hochzeitskleid Im Sarg
Kofler, Silvia
2003 0-7734-3484-4 80 pages
These poems represent an personal and literary voyage written over a period of about 10 years. Original German with facing English translation.

From Unstretched
Chapman, William
1996 0-7734-2754-6
Poetry, classically steeped, restrained, elegiac and powerful.

Future Invests
Cook, Albert
1997 0-7734-2816-X
Poems in which the collage method aims at psychological "historical" widenings and intensifications.

Geography of the Soul
Record, Kirby
1999 0-7734-3101-2
These poems represent the experience of living in Asia and the struggle to find inner continuity between the external circumstances of living in vastly disparate social cultural environments (such as a Malay village and Tokyo, Japan), and the internal unity that derives from one’s own cultural identity and personal history. The poems reflect the integrity of soul in the context of geographical variation, and in doing so engage some universal themes.

George Chapman. Action and Contemplation in His Tragedies
Bement, Peter
1974 0-7734-0450-3 294 pages
This essay in interpretation concentrates on Chapman's tragic themes, in the light of their development from his earliest poems though to his mature tragedies, as a key to the total meaning and significance of the plays.

George Crabbe's Poetry on Borderland
Edwards, Gavin
1990 0-88946-934-2 232 pages
Establishes Crabbe as a figure on the border, not only as an earlier practitioner of realism, but also as a poet who is simultaneously a parson and one who is in his poetry interested in liminal states. This work is a powerful introduction to Crabbe and to the challenges he poses to the categories he continually eludes.

Gestures of Trees
Ferrara, Judith
2000 0-7734-1242-5 76 pages
This collection of poems presents themes of death, friendship, longing, responsibility, fear, anticipation and reconciliation, frequently looking through the lens of visual and performing arts. Organized in three sections, Mulling, Impasto, and Movement and Sinking, the subjects of her poems are found in the home and neighborhood, in the past and present, in nature, in events experienced vicariously through newspapers and books, or directly by wandering through museums and attending performances. Moods range widely from meditative t turbulent, from connected to detached, from sorrowful to joyful; the poems move from celebrations and observations of the commonplace and the extraordinary to illuminations of the dark and violent.

GlossÆ / the Gloss
Nieto, John Francis
2003 0-7734-3459-3 112 pages
Each poem attempts to draw from a particular character or image passions and rhythms that, although found through all human history, touch the modern heart with a peculiar poignancy. They should be read aloud to capture the sounds, images, and passions.

Beggs, Marck
1995 0-7734-0023-0

Gogatsu No Shi / Poems of May: A Collection of Miscellaneous Poems
Shuji, Terayama
1998 164 pages
First full collection of Terayama's poetry to appear in English. Better known in Japan for his success as a playwright and founder of his own theater troupe, Terayama was also a literary critic, script writer, film-maker, and essayist. He experimented with new poetic structures, blending classic and avant garde styles. Includes the original Japanese with facing-page translations, and a short biographical introduction.

Greed to Burdens
Gomez, Antonio
1999 0-7734-3108-X
Antonio Simon Gomez captures the essence of people and the majesty of the surrounding beauty in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He paints scenes with his words with the mastery of a painter’s brush. His New Mexico poems capture its magic as only a native among distinct cultures can capture them. Poems resonate real human emotions and speak about life’s realities, of greed, sorrows, human burden, and the healing that is required for living.

Ground of This Blue Earth
Gordon, G.
2000 0-7734-1252-2 64 pages
In broad and nuanced trompe l’oeil brushstrokes, this quiescent spiritual odyssey of witness and withness celebrates people and place, psychic polis, evokes primal ch’i, desert geomancy, and intensifies and merges oil-to-pastel visceral landscape of vision into what Ghostwalk whispers: The ‘long tao of dawn’ where all interiors call.

Haiku Poems
Cook, Albert
1998 0-7734-2825-9
With Illustrations by Ann Cheetham Colley. Haiku form verse on various topics.

Hanging On
Liveson, Jay
2000 0-7734-3096-2

Harmonious Madness. A Study of Musical Metaphors in the Poetry of Coleridge, Shelley and Keats
Anderson, Erland
1975 0-7734-0337-X 321 pages
Surveys the development of musical metaphors in the work of each poet and examines their knowledge of music.

Moore, George B.
2002 0-7734-3473-9 84 pages
The ancient practice of headhunting becomes a metaphor among these poems for the search for human essence. The headhunter finds in his prize the physical equivalent of the holy chalice or sacred icon. And if today our talismans are less gruesome, they nonetheless reflect the same desire for an understanding of human life. In this, his third collection of poems, George Moore explores the ever-present relationship between violence and the sacred. At times edgy in their lyricism, these poems ask hard questions of a harsh reality, while they struggle to make sense of the nature of human relationships.

Heart Transplants and Other Misappropriations
Lunde, David
1994 0-7734-0008-7

Mendoza, Miguel
1999 0-7734-3109-8
These poems (Spanish/English on alternating lines) reflect a cross-pollination between languages, and reflect the influence of Neruda, Diario, and others.

Hey , Schliemann
Breeden, David
1990 0-88946-847-8

Historical Changes and Exchanges as Depicted by Spenser in the Faerie Queene
Bulger, Thomas
1993 0-7734-9342-5 216 pages
This study identifies the most important attitudes toward history found within the individual books of the poem. Second, it explores the relevance and function of these historical perspectives to the particular fictional episodes in which they arise. Third, it defines Spenser's concept of historical being. Unlike other treatments of The Faerie Queene's use of history, this study does not decipher the text for allusions to Spenser's historical contemporaries, nor does it reduce the poem to a specific philosophy of history. This inquiry explores the integrity of Spenser's polysemous presentation of historical existence as a totality.

Histories of Gladys the Chronicle of One Woman Who Knows She's Really Everybody Else
Keith, Thomas
1993 0-7734-0033-8

History, Religion and Politics in William Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Sonnets
Delli Carpini, John
2004 0-7734-6411-5 230 pages
A complete and thorough study of William Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Sonnets emphasizing especially religion and history. The Ecclesiastical Sonnets are a sonnet sequence of 132 poems beginning with the founding of Christianity in England to the state of religion in Wordsworth’s day. Although a later work, they characterize many topics close to Wordsworth’s heart – the idea of history, pantheism, nature and Christianity. This book studies history and religion as well as Wordsworth’s use of sonnet sequence, a genre of his later writing. There has been very little written about the Ecclesiastical Sonnets. This book will help students to achieve a complete view of Wordsworth the young romantic as well as the elder statesman (poet laureate) of England.

Honor My Father
Rosario-Sievert, Heather
1995 0-7734-2736-8
Poignant poems dedicated to the memory of the author's father.

Hosanna, Help Please on the Loss of a Loved One
Pope, Ingrid
1998 0-7734-2841-0
Meditative and inspirational poetry on coping with bereavement.

Housicwhissick Blue
Gomez, Iris
2003 0-7734-3478-X 68 pages

How Archaeological Artifacts Inspire Imagination. A Study of Two Dozen Poets and Novelists Who Describe the Prehistoric Past
Wyatt, John
2017 1-4955-0590-1 636 pages
This is a study in cultural history, tracing the relationship between Archaeology and Literature. It relates how archaeology became involved in literary expression. The author's aim is to study 'authors who engaged in a practical manner with the exploration of prehistory, and out that experience, created literature.'

How the Beowulf Poet Employs Biblical Typology: His Christian Portrayal of Heroism
Helder, William
2014 0-7734-4241-3 288 pages
This study is an attempt to consider Beowulf in its literary context. It shows how the typological perspective manifests itself throughout Beowulf in its structure and its imagery and so aims to foster an increased awareness of the rich allusiveness of its metaphorical language.

Hayes, Jana
1995 0-7734-2755-4
Many of the poems in The Hunger deal with childhood trauma and its lifelong effects. These words and images show both the child's struggle to make sense of human evil and the adult's retrospective pondering of darkness in an attempt to achieve understanding. The tone is elegiac, suggested the mourning process that leads to healing. Ultimately, The Hunger is about the mind's ability to transform suffering through the language of poetry.

I Dance in Your Light that is Also My Own
Möller, Susann
1993 0-7734-2793-7

I Dream My Father in a Song
Leer, Norman
1992 0-7734-9453-7 52 pages

I Have Become Familiar with the Rain
Crawford, John
1995 0-7734-2762-7

I'll Plant My Ear to the Ground
Batienon, Albert
1997 0-7734-2690-6
Poetry of pain, joy, and sorrow of a son's remembrance of his family, his people, his native land in Africa.

Iguana at the Millennium
Christo, Cyril
1990 0-88946-845-1

Imagination and Myths in John Keats's Poetry
Brotemarkle, Diane
1993 0-7734-2214-5 176 pages
Seeks elements of self-definition in Keats's work, the quest for the poetical character. From both his poems and letters, an aesthetic emerges which locates the poetical character in terms of a responsible role in a creative process: a transcendent Imagination infuses Beauty into the material world; these particulars become a source of inspiration for the artist, the foundation of "the simple imaginative Mind." The readings of Keats's poems depend on these stages, on the two kinds of imagination and the mediation between them. This study is the first to yield this particular synthesis, and the importance of historicism to Keats's aesthetic has not before been weighted.

In a Strange Land
Gilbert, Jeremiah
2003 0-7734-3494-1 80 pages
This collection of poems originated in the poet’s experience of going to church for the first time at the age of twenty-six. The first section, entitled “Church” is about the early times, observations, feelings, questions. The second section, “State” is about the state of religion in the world today, addressing televangelists, homophobia based in Scripture, and other areas where religion affects daily life. The segue between the two is a long poem entitled “Chronicles” which is composed of the first and last verses of books of the Old Testament, pieced together to tell their own story much as believers use passages, often out of context, to support their beliefs.

In Earnest or Game: A Seriocomic Medley Verses Early or Late
Steadman, John
1998 0-7734-2829-1
Sections include Mythologies; Satires and Lighter Verses; Meditations, East and West.

In Praise of Women
Howard, H.
1999 0-7734-3104-7 84 pages
Poems focus on the variety of qualities, capabilities, and attitudes of women, emphasizing the respect and appreciation due them but not always given.

Weeks, Daniel
1999 0-7734-3091-1
Poems deal with interconnected themes: death of someone from cancer in the prime of life; someone suffering from anorexia nervosa; change and metamorphosis as the path to meaningful life, moving from tragic themes to one of hope.

Insistent Second
Jennermann, Donald
1999 0-7734-3123-3
The poems linger over details of the moment, and evoke a sense of place with a range of notes as of a cello.

Intrusions of Love
Friedman, Norman
1992 0-7734-9522-3

It Sees Like Night
Scheideman, Rick
1993 0-7734-2778-3

I’m Mother Africa Poetic Reflections on History and Culture
Attah-Poku, Agyeman
1999 0-7734-3102-2 88 pages
This book presents prolific poetic imagery of African and Africans in past, present and future. Sections include Africa and World Peace and Security; African History and Culture in the Olden Days; Africa and Colonization; Africa in More Contemporary Times; and Miscellaneous.

James R. Rhodes' Poems
Rhodes, James
1990 0-88946-999-7

Journey of Passion
McAllister, Ray
1999 0-7734-3120-9
Journey of Passion is McAllister’s spiritual walk as described in poetry, telling of the passion of falling in love with God, the beauty of Christian friendship, and how, in God, one will find hope and comfort amid today’s many struggles. As a member of Generation X, McAllister has poems dealing with dating, chastity, racism, and substance abuse. Since Ray is totally blind, he has also been able to include many fresh insights about life and reality. Also, several poems include word puzzles that will challenge the reader to search for hidden messages and meanings.

Kenning of Roses
Branon, R.
1994 0-7734-2714-7
The poems here possess a unity - way stations of a pilgrim discovering love, beauty, death, frustration, and locked doors. As a symbol, roses have over the ages embodied these insights into the soul.

Kismet, Colorado
Phillis, Randy
2000 0-7734-1268-9 68 pages
Poems that capture the voices and concerns of the new American West, placed in an imaginary Colorado town.

Kphth: Fertile and Full of Grace Poems on Crete
Kahn, Lisa
1992 0-7734-9437-5
In KPHTH (the Greek spelling of Crete), Kahn describes the beauty of the island, its palaces, the treasures of Minoan art, but also the local customs and traditions of the inhabitants. Interwoven with her observations are personal memories, emotions of joy and pain, love and sadness. Thus the poems are not just descriptive of Crete, but moving and interesting for the readers, who can project themselves into the lyrics.

Landscapes: Humid, Icy, Temperate
Williams, Linda
1993 0-7734-0021-4

Language and Craft of William Barnes, English Poet and Philologist (1801-1886)
Jones, Bernard
2002 0-7734-7240-1 284 pages
Study focuses on the way in which Barnes uses and experiments with techniques of meter, rhyme and sound, and shows how an understanding of the language of the poems, not only dialect but also standard English, is essential to appreciating the worth of Barnes’s poetical output. A detailed examination of the way in which he set about composing his verse reveals the careful and self-conscious craftsman who lies behind the superficial oddities that may strike the present day reader.

Language of Poetry as a Form of Prayer: The Theo-Poetic Aesthetics of Gerard Manley Hopkins
McAloon, Francis X.
2008 0-7734-5022-X 264 pages
Grounded in the investigative tools of interpretation theory, theo-poetic aesthetics, and literary criticism, this book proposes and employs an interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis of poetic prayer tests, focusing upon the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Interspersed throughout the text are brief interchapters, which offer practical illustrations of the sort of transformative reading this work proposes.

Language Without Geography
Schulte, Rainer
1999 0-7734-3083-0
Rainer Schulte’s poems create vivid, unexpected images that cast a fresh and original light on the events and scenes of everyday life. His eye observes the phenomena of human existence with crystal clarity and reinterprets them in startlingly unusual ways. Through paradoxical juxtapositions his mind glimpses the dynamic realms of our inner world. Concise in language, yet not obscure, his poems lead the reader from sensuous experience to abstraction. His vision of the world becomes transparent through chains of metaphorical associations that reflect the violence and hypocrisy of the contemporary world we inhabit. And at the same time, his metaphors and images project moments of silence that flicker with a light of hope.

Last Samurai an American Poem About Japanese Courage
Sutton, James
1997 0-7734-2828-3
Winner of the 1996 Mellen Poetry Prize Epic poem in sonnet form on WWII and the destruction of Hiroshima, as seen through the eyes of a Japanese naval officer.

Late Liveries the Road, the Defilements
Thompson, Peter
1999 0-7734-3112-8
‘The defilements’ are meditations, personal but universal, too. They are the product of many years’ reflection on the Dharma, and long struggle with the forces (needs, passions) that thwart transcendent peace. ‘The road’ is a physical reflection of this journey, and complements the other poems with quiet, incantatory moments from scattered parts of the world.

Late Sonnet Harvest (1988-2000)
Cobb, Carl
2000 0-7734-1266-2 80 pages
Collection of sonnets, based on the author’s personal experiences and family.

Let Me Show to the World My Eyes the American Years
Marek, Ludwig
1999 0-7734-3086-5 68 pages
Presents an accumulated representation of a four-year voyage through the author’s experiences in the United States. Poems range from ordinary and slant rhyme to organized Italian quatrains, and free verse.

Light Between the Leaves
Stockwell, Elsie
1993 0-7734-2804-6
These poems are about you and me. They ask Gaugin's questions: "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?"

Little Vine
Rhodes, James
1990 0-88946-049-3

Stryk, Dan
1990 0-88946-890-7

Living Together
Aspenberg, Gary
1996 0-7734-2683-3

Warren, Nagueyalti
1992 0-7734-9573-8
These poems catch transient moments in the African-American experience and hold them up for poetic scrutiny. Capturing both past and present, rural and urban experiences, they spin a gossamer web of memories of youth and old age, creating a voice that is at once ancient and contemporary, African and American.

Log of the Vigilante
Martin, Herbert
2001 0-7734-3422-4 124 pages
Co-Winner of the 1998 Mellen Poetry Press Contest Prize This epic poems shows some of the minute details of the slavery period: the voyage, the sometimes suicides of the captives, the attempts to escape and the rewards advertised by the slaveholders. The is able to capture different voices and tones, in accord with his different subjects. Past, present, and future converge, with the slave ship as symbol.

Loneliness of Blizzards
Parsley, Jamie
1995 0-7734-0011-7

Long Poem in the Age of Twitter and the Being Here Site of the Poetic
Will, Frederic
2011 0-7734-1603-X 360 pages
A monograph concerning the state of epic poetry in an age of shorter attention spans.

Looney Tunes a Comic Book of Poems
Kirschten, Robert
2001 0-7734-3458-5 76 pages
Comic poems commenting on everything from Looney Tunes characters such as Yogi Bear, quick Draw McGraw and Wiley E. Coyote, to Jimmy Durante, comic paintings, and soap operas. About the poet: Robert Kirschten is the author of James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of Earth: A Reading of the Poems; “Approaching Prayer”: Ritual and the Shape of Myth in A. R. Ammons and James Dickey; and three earlier books of poems, Old Family Movies, Nighthawks and Irises, and Chicago Poems.

Lost Children
Waterfield, John
2001 0-7734-3430-5 96 pages
Personal poems on circumstances springing from the poet’s life. John Waterfield studied Classics and English literature at Christ Church, Oxford, receiving a doctorate in 1979. He published his translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies with Mellen in 1999. He lives and teaches in England.

Love in the Upstairs Flat
Minock, Mary
1995 0-7734-2729-5 92 pages

Loving the Good Driver
Larson, Rustin
1996 0-7734-3493-3 68 pages

Low Sweet Notes
Williams, Robert Carl
2003 0-7734-3542-5 84 pages
Many of these poems in mood and content are inspired buy the poet’s reverence for the sea and sky and the changing seasons in the mountains of Vermont. His work draws heavily from his life’s considerable experiences, both his early years on a farm and his observations of human frailty and renewal. About the poet: Robert Carl Williams spent his formative years on a small farm in East Tennessee, at the foothills of Appalachia. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, trained as a jet fighter pilot toward the end of the Korean War, received a BA in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and moved to Vermont in the early ‘60s. He is an avid sailor, spending six months each winter sailing westward around the world with his wife Annabelle. During the summer and fall he works in his ongoing practice of architecture as senior partner.

Making My Name
Soldati, Joseph
1992 0-7734-9525-8
A kaleidoscope of longing, love, death, sorrow, memory, and joy, the poems are lyrical journeys into and from the remote past, the recent past, and the immediate present in Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Making the Connection
Crawford, John
1989 0-88946-887-7

Many Waters: Poems From West Virginia
McKernan, Llewellyn
1993 0-88946-568-1
Water images abound in this book. Water drowns people. Raises them up. Water pours from the sky, springs from earth. Water nourishes life. Destroys land and property. It is everywhere in these poems: the same, yet different. Each poem comes from a different moment in one woman's life - a woman who evolved in the poet's imagination from the many years of living in a state where floods are constant as the power of human emotions and the belief that "love is stern as death ... many waters cannot quench it, neither can the floods drown it." -- Song of Solomon 8:6,7.

Marmion - Studies in Interpretation and Composition
Alexander, J.H.
1981 0-7734-0276-4 263 pages
Explores the poem's thematic implications in great detail, and examines the aesthetic challenge posed by the unique structure of the poem. The second study offers an ordered account and interpretation of the changes which the work underwent in manuscript and proof, with the aim of exploring Scott’s method of composition and drawing further attention to the poem's aesthetic qualities.

Martha Dickinson Bianchi (1866-1943): An American Poet of the First World War
Tanter, Marcy
2015 1-4955-0315-1 152 pages
An important and engaging study of the original work and writings of Martha Dickinson Bianchi, the niece of poet Emily Dickinson. This book establishes Martha as a prolific poet, novelist, essayist and translator. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Great War, this study will help us to rethink how women experienced that war by identifying a significant woman poet who published during the first two decades of the 20th century but whose work has largely been ignored.

Measures of Breath
Kaufmann, U. Milo
2004 0-7734-3586-7 92 pages
Measures of Breath is a loosely autobiographical collection of poems focusing on the strangeness of the ordinary and the resonance of the most private and personal. Memories and intimations are offered which suggest a framing reality larger than that described in the standard scientific model. Questions recalled from childhood are addressed, along with early experience that rarely finds its way into language. While the poems canvass the five stages of life, the structure is loose enough to accommodate a variety of speculations on the mystery of lived time as it resists any easy understanding.

Measuring Man
Brown, Harry
1989 0-88946-888-5
Poems on disparate topics, several of which take their subject from Biblical literature.

Mellen Contemporary Poets
Challen, Paul
1993 0-7734-2786-4 64 pages
Selections from some of Mellen's most distinguished poets. Biographical information included.

Memory is an Illusive State
Ulisse, Peter
1995 0-7734-2733-3
Dealing with subjects related to time, memory, perception, illusion, love, death, and the imagination, these poems strive to reach the emotional center of our deepest joys and fears. They delve into and question the very heart of what we call real.

Memory’s Menu
McKee, Glenn
1999 0-7734-3089-X

Modernist Image
Lewis, Ethan
2007 0-7734-5758-5 252 pages
This book builds on previous research to scrutinize the poetry of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot through the lens of Imagism. While Pound eventually disassociated himself from the Imagist movement and Eliot never belonged to it, it was still an influence on the development of these two poets. Therefore, Imagism is essential to a proper understanding of certain elements in the works of these twentieth-century poets.

Cook, Albert
1993 0-7734-2788-0 364 pages

Cook, Albert
1992 0-7734-9564-9 112 pages
Modulars offers five poems, each written on a different pattern according to the principle of "the syllabic module," a sound system developed by the author. The sense of contemporary verse is often organized on variable axes, and this book aims to organize sound patterns in a corresponding way. It offers metrical modes somewhat analogous to the structure of serial music, in which the randomness of instances in free verse is subordinated to audible patterns, without returning to the simple recursions of meter. In the poems of Modulars, the line unit is bound both horizontally by syllable-count in the line and vertically by recursive series from line to line. At the same time, the line, within its limited number of syllabic alternatives, remains free, as free verse is free, to choose, at every point, the particular alternative for the particular line.

Moments Between Cities
Flynn, John
1997 0-7734-2826-7
Winner of the First Place Award in Poetry from RPCV Writers and Readers Magazine

Month of Daily Meditations on Saintly Lives
Crump, R.W.
2013 0-7734-4343-6 70 pages
This book of devotional poetry is designed to provide an opportunity for readers to reflect on the lives of saintly individuals who in God's view brought the presence of Jesus Christ into the situations in their own lives, and who allowed God's purpose for them to be fulfilled thereby.

More Andalusian Women Poets: The Artistry of Southern Spain (Matilde Cabello, Araceli Franco, Inés Maria Guzmán, María del Carmen Guzmán, Isabel Pérez Montalbán, Balbina Prior, y Ana Patricia Santaella)
Hidalgo-Calle, Lola
2017 1-4955-0602-9 184 pages
This work is a continuation of the author's first work, Study of Twenty-First Century Andalusian Poets. The translated works of seven new Andalusian Women poets, with biographical details about the poets and their verse. This book is a facing page translation in English and Spanish.

Morsels of Manna
Blottenberger, Mike
1996 0-7734-2721-X

Moss that Rides on the Back of the Rock
Fifer, Kenneth
1994 0-7734-2765-1

Motaky Do Usi Peny/ Prison Notes Smuggled Into the Ears of Seafoam
Volková, Bronislava
1999 0-7734-3570-0 168 pages
With the assistance of Willis Barnstone, Andrew Durkin, Gregory Orr, and Lilli Parrott Poems communicating a young woman’s internal monologue. In Czech, with English translation.

Mujer De Letras / Woman of Letters: The Spanish Text and Facing English Translation of the Poems of Gleyvis Coro Montanet
Montanet, Gleyvis Coro
2010 0-7734-4659-1 252 pages
This marks the first time that Gleyvis Coro Montanet’s poetry has been translated into English. The volume consists of three sections that explore poetry in different ways; prose poems, poems with rhyme schemes, and poems in free verse.

My Father's Spats
Goldman, Mark
1991 0-7734-9777-3
The five sections of the book -- Elegaic, History and Geography, Dramatis Personae, Love Songs, and Daughter -- reveal or circumscribe a journey as the poems move from childhood to maturity, generation to generation, in the archetypal search for understanding, forgiveness; and, of course, love.

My Neighbor Adam
Philip E. Burnham, Jr.
2003 0-7734-3453-4 84 pages
These poems encompass ordinary and extraordinary moments: history from the perspective of a teacher-scholar and traveler, routines of a one-time neighbor, Adam, the poignancy of family life, the mysteries revealed in the farthest reaches of the universe and in the backyard garden.

My Ontario Beautiful
Nangini, Mary
1995 0-7734-2726-0
Nangini's poems celebrate the richness of life in central southern Ontario. From the city to cottage-country and the roads in between, Nangini explores the changing seasons of her varied region.

My Prophetic Soul and Other Poems
Green, Faith
1992 0-7734-0043-5

Nation Transplanted Collected Poems
Jacob, Emil
2000 0-7734-3467-4 80 pages
Edited by Christopher Thornton Poems focusing on existentialist struggles and dilemmas, colored with dreamlike imagery that suggests surrealistic painting and leaves a powerful impression that transcends the mere power of words.

New Approach to the Poetry of Ezra Pound Through the Medieval Provençal Aspect
Dennis, Helen
1996 0-7734-9010-8 516 pages
This study investigates both the medieval Provençal troubadours particularly studied by Pound (after Dante), with reference both to their canzon and to the medieval biographies; and the nineteenth and earlier twentieth century use of these, in romantic popularizing works, in the works of serious essayists and scholars, and by poets, especially Browning.These investigations elucidate Pound's own use of Provençal materials in developing his concept of poetry as the lost art of combining words with music, the technical études of Arnaut Daniel, etc. culminating in "Langue d'Oc", and the development of his persona method. This latter development is traced from early poetic sequences, through the major Provençal personae, to "Near Perigord", "Provincia Deserta", and "Three Cantos" (1917), which discuss the problem of writing a "poem including history". Pound's transition to the ideogrammic method of The Cantos is demonstrated by a detailed reading of the first seven cantos. Finally, a discussion of The Pisan Cantos shows how Pound's early studies of Provençal techniques, and of its cult of emotions which linked it to pagan rites of renaissance, led to his recreation of the troubadour ethos of Amor as Poesis.

New England Weather
Coulter, Page
1997 0-7734-2822-4

Nicolas Filleul's Le Discours
Hartley, David
2005 0-7734-6185-X 148 pages
The 117 sonnets of Nicolas Filleul's Discours are published here for the first time since their appearance in print in Rouen in 1560. The author was a minor provincial poet, who later had a successful career as a court poet and dramatist, frequently working in the service of the Queen Mother, Catherine dé Medici. The sonnets treat a diversity of themes. Filleul addresses poems to his two mistresses, aims satirical attacks at what he perceives as current abuses, and deals with a range of moral issues, speculating on the nature of honour and reputation, and the advantages of simple pleasures away from the life of the court. Among ancient authors, his principal model is Horace. He is also much indebted to Ronsard's love poetry and to Du Bellay's Regrets, published two years earlier and, like the Discours, combining the elegiac, the satirical and the moral. The purpose of the current edition is to make available to those interested in the field of sixteenth-century French poetry a collection of verse which only survives in the great collections of Paris libraries, and to facilitate the reading and appreciation of Filleul's first publication. While the sonnets may be uneven in quality, they are testimony to the variety and richness of the poetry of the time, and to the enthusiasm with which French poets embraced the revolution brought about by Ronsard and his colleagues.

Night Into Day
Feeney, Thomas
1994 0-7734-2797-X

Night is Once Before
Conroy, James
1997 0-7734-2830-5
This collection of thirty poems is truly representative of the recurring themes in the poetry of James Conroy. Though non-religious, there is a decided spirituality running through the poems that pays tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of the modern world's loss of committed values not associated with gain or notoriety.

Nighthawks and Irises Poems About Paintings
Kirschten, Robert
2001 0-7734-3418-6
This volume’s title is taken from works by Edward Hopper and Vincent Van Gogh. Each poem navigates the visual terrain of a single picture, attempting both to appreciate the structure and value of the subject painting while recording the poet’s emotional response to each work. Artists celebrated include: Chagall, Monet, Cezanne, O’Keefe, Matisse, Degas, Goya, Manet, Corot, and Benton.

Notes of a Refugee
Plotnick, Harvey
1992 0-7734-0002-8
Notes is populated by many people -- the narrator of the title poem, a stranger to his life and language; a nameless divorcée, hiding her loneliness with small talk; a skiptracer, obsessed with tracking down debtors; an unknown messiah, whose text is the daily newspaper; an aging group of bachelors, making their weekly futile trip to a Saturday night dance; a little boy, living through a memorable summer afternoon. The poems reverberate with the Chicago neighborhoods which are their backdrop, and show a keen interest in psychology.

Of Marriage and Piracy
Benson, Jim
1999 0-7734-3115-2 72 pages
A volume of poems that explores, among other tings, the intimacy of family and the question of how to maintain a long-term love. Portraits of father, husband, wife, son, daughter, and other people in the workplace or any place.

Of Museums, Monsoons, and Mausoleums
Johnson, Richard
1998 0-7734-3565-4 68 pages

Old Faith
Miller, William
1992 0-7734-0042-7

Old Family Movies a Book of Poems
Kirschten, Robert
2000 0-7734-3127-6 84 pages
Old Family Movies recalls the pain and joy in all families. It does so through personal mementos like those in the title poem, a father’s death certificate, and memories of a mother teaching in her kindergarten classroom.

On Count
Appelbaum, David
1989 0-88946-889-3

Once a Thousand Times
Hollister, Christopher
1990 0-88946-895-8

Once in a Blue Moon
Barnett, Snowdon
2003 0-7734-3480-1 86 pages
This is a “Millennium Poem” of 1000 lines, and some individual ‘lines’ are little poems in themselves.

One Man's Scrapbook
Joseph, Eddy
1995 0-7734-2738-4
A collection of witticisms and philosophy, representing over 8500 broadcasts of a radio program of thoughtful moods and humorous quotations, hosted by Eddy Joseph over 35 years.

One Woman's Experience
Lombardo, Leigh
1997 0-7734-2702-3
Poems of love, loss, loneliness, spirituality.

Ordinary Living
Adams, Barbara
2004 0-7734-3543-3 108 pages
These poems were written over a ten-year period, and tell the story of a woman’s life following the death of her husband. The strangeness of being a widow and living alone after a long marriage leads to an emotional roller-coaster. Her husband continues to be present in her inner life, haunting her with guilt and deeds that cannot be undone. Writing about him, and about her mother, father and aunt helps exorcise their ghosts. The woman rediscovers sex and desire in lovers. Yet, a feeling of displacement and alienation continues to follow her to Mexico and to New York City where she worked and where she had been born. Finally, a sense of renewal and reconciliation comes to her in art, dream and myth.

Oriental Poems of Leconte De Lisle
Edward Ford
2007 0-7734-5461-6 208 pages
This work offers the first translation of the neglected nineteenth-century French poet, Leconte de Lisle, revealing him to be one of the first and most talented of the multi-culturalists. A creole sage born on the Isle of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, de Lisle spent much of his life in Paris working as the national librarian. His work was respected by the major poets of his day, but his Buddhist sense of detachment caused him to be underappreciated. These poems are his most heartfelt evocations of the Orient and the island of his birth.

Paint Lick Idyll and Other Poems (hardcover)
Brown, Harry
1989 0-88946-886-9

Painted Light
Harvey, M.L.
1994 0-7734-0027-3

Paris and Other Poems, 1980-1997
Yarnold, Barbara
1999 0-7734-2851-8 82 pages
The author struggles with the universal striving for meaning and search for truth in a world which is often alien and cruel. She strives with the universal sense of smallness of the individual, of isolation among those who struggle with identity and isolation in a world dominated by news of movie stars and power moguls. Dr. Yarnold received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Illinois. She teaches at Florida International University. She has published six books in the area of Public Policy Analysis, and has been writing poetry for many years.

A Close Reading
Miller, William
2018 1-4955-0696-7 56 pages
This book is the fourth poem in Welsh-born poet George Herbert's (1563-1633) major poetic work The Temple (1633). Structured as a interrogative, this dramatic monologue allows Christ to speak from the cross.

Perfect Paradox
Lawson, Gary
1994 0-7734-2789-9
Poems from the dark night of the soul on a variety of subjects from WWI to religion to Whitman.

Perils of the Affect and Other Poems
Carpenter, Lucas
2002 0-7734-3443-7 82 pages

Petal on the Tongue
Kenyon, Susan
2002 0-7734-3460-7
Wilderness-entranced formal and free verse arranged in the form of a womans miniature bildungsroman. About the poet: Susan Kenyon was born and grew up in China where her parents were journalists. She studied at Art Center in Los Angeles and worked as a technical illustrator and as a director for the Great Books discussion program.

Petroglyphs at Wedding Rocks and Other Poems
Moore, George
1997 0-7734-3475-5 84 pages
Poems explore the author's ongoing relationship with the American Northwest, western Canada and its northernmost regions, particularly in their dimensions as wilderness and Western landscape. The poems move through various crises in contemporary thinking in the context of human involvement with the environment, returning time and again to the vast stretches of open territory and their various inhabitants, particularly the wolves.

Philosophical Meditations of a Serbian Poet
Strajnic, Nikola
2017 1-4955-0514-6 108 pages
Author explores the possibilities of expressing existential experiences of poets and philosophers since ancient times. This collection of essays reviews the original poetic and philosophical views recognized as an alternative to more reductive views such as naturalism or relativistic doctrines found in a postmodern world.

Place - Dream and Other Poems
Deamer, Robert
1991 0-7734-3471-2

Poem Concerning the Death of the Prophet Utendi Wa Kutawafu Nabii
Allen, J. W. T
1991 0-7734-9705-6 172 pages
Reproduces in photogravure original pages from several manuscripts of the classical Swahili poem on the Death of the Prophet. The poem is an important witnesss to lore concerning death and especially the death of that paradigmatic human being, the Prophet, among African, West Indian Ocean and Islamic people. Complete transliteration and translation of one manuscript, excerpts from others and of a quotation in a woven mat, with notes on how to decipher and edit texts and literature.

Poems for the Man Who Weighs Light
O’Dell, Mary
1999 0-7734-3118-7
Chronicles one poet’s journey through the valley of grief and beyond, up the stony incline toward spiritual recovery. As she learns to live without the physical presence of her closest friend and heartmate, she finds that those we lose through death do not abandon us. Indeed, they leave us gifts and signs, points of brightness all along the way, reminding us that they are somewhere nearby, loving us still.

Poems of General George S. Patton, Jr. Lines of Fire
Prioli, Carmine
1991 0-88946-162-7 212 pages

Poet woman-Dreamscapes
Willett, C.
2000 0-7734-1248-4
This collection speaks to the poet’s special concerns for subjects such as psychological healing vs. pain and the universal images of nature vs. humanity. C. A. Willett has received awards in the Humanities and has worked at the grassroots level to promo childhood literacy. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies, and in 1997 she was honored by Regis college with the Mary Bryant Award for her collection of poetry Milkman’s Daughter.

Poetic Meaning in the Eighteenth-Century Poems of Mark Akenside and William Shenstone
Jung, Sandro
2002 0-7734-6963-X 280 pages

Poetic Meditations on Death: A Gothic and Romantic Literary Genre
of the Long Eighteenth Century (1693-1858)
van Leeuwen, Evert Jan
2014 0-7734-4265-0 340 pages
This anthology of graveyard poetry is designed to make available to students of English-language literature this once popular but now rather obscure genre of eighteenth-century verse. It contains foundational graveyard poems, innovative and original variations, notable and frivolous imitations, and several odd and noteworthy transformations by British and American poets.

Poetics of Loss in the Cantos of Ezra Pound: From Modernism to Fascism
Selby, Nick
2005 0-7734-6055-1 288 pages
This book examines how the modernist poetics exemplified in Ezra Pound’s epic poem The Cantos are unavoidably bound-in with the ideological forces underpinning his advocacy of fascism. By highlighting Pound’s reliance upon a poetics of loss, the book’s close-readings of The Cantos trace his poetic development from modernism to fascism. It starts with Pound’s assertion – from the end of The Cantos – ‘That I lost my center / fighting the world.’ To counter such a modernist sense of lost culture and ruined history, however, The Cantos relies, paradoxically, on modernist strategies of poetic fragmentation and dissociation. Because Pound’s poem thus confirms the very loss it seeks to eradicate, the book argues that his developing poetic language throughout the poem tends increasingly towards fascism. In following this development, the book provides extended analyses of sections of the poem often overlooked by critics – The China Cantos and The Adams Cantos – as well as new and challenging readings of sections of the poem, such as the The Malatesta Cantos and The Pisan Cantos – that are more familiar to readers of Pound. Overall, it argues that Pound’s reactionary urge to redefine a lost culture, coupled with his sense of the textual annihilation of a validating poetic center, is the cultural ground upon which his ideal of the fascist republic rests.

Poetry of Clara Eugenia Ronderos Seasons of Exile (estaciones En Exilio)
Ronderos, Clara Eugenia
2015 1-4955-0284-8 116 pages
“This collection represents search for the past and an intellectual and sensual awareness of being in the present... Ronderos is a poet of utmost skill and sensitivity… The translations by Berg and Ronderos capture with expertise and artistry the sounds, images and ideas of the original Spanish wonderfully.” –Eileen Mary O’Connor, Professor of Spanish and English, Lesley University

Poetry of Contemporary American Poet Jonathan Holden
Buchanan, Carl Jay
2003 0-7734-6630-4 214 pages
This is the first book to appear on the poetic career of Jonathan Holden, the recipient of numerous prizes, including two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, the Devins Award, the AWP Award Series for Poetry, two Hugh Lake Awards, the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, the Juniper Prize, and others. This study contains close readings of his eight volumes of poetry.

Poetry of George Gissing
Postmus, Bouwe
1995 0-7734-9148-1 204 pages
This first edition of Gissing's poems is based upon a transcription of the MS notebook Verses 1869 to [1882], held by the Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Yale University, and a variety of other sources, printed or autograph. The volume consists of over 50 titles, ranging from youthful experiment to the achievement of maturer years. An introduction points out the intimate and revealing links between Gissing's life and letters, particularly during the fateful spring and summer of 1876 and his subsequent journey to America. This volume provides a unique insight into the heart and mind of a most talented late-Victorian young man, determined to chart for himself a career as a poet/man of letters. With index, biographical, and bibliographical notes.

Poetry of Roger Mcgough
Wright, Ben
2006 0-7734-5909-X 344 pages
Examines and evaluates the accessibility of McGough’s message to a wide, general readership, as well as appraising it by the most rigorous literary standards, and to challenge and answer the notion that his popularity and commercial success indicate lack of intellectual integrity. Rather than addressing his association with musical groups, or his appearances on stage, or television and radio performances, attention will be focused on publication and readings of his serious poetry, even in some of the children’s collections, but primarily in the more penetrating social satires such as Summer with Monika, Holiday on Death Row and more recently in Blazing Fruit, The Way Things Are, and Everyday Eclipses.

Poetry of W.H. Ireland (1801-1815) Including the Poet's Imitations, Satires, Romantic Verses, and Commentaries on Coleridge, Wordsworth, Southey, and Others
Edited by Jeffrey Kahan
2004 0-7734-6269-4 428 pages
William-Henry Ireland's footnote in history is secure: he is the boy who forged the "lost" Shakespeare play Vortigern. Ireland wrote a vast amount of poetry after his exposure, some of which was widely popular, yet to date, William-Henry Ireland's verse has received almost no attention and has, until now, never been collected, professionally edited, or even sampled for anthology. This volume samples Ireland's post- Shakespearean poetry, beginning with Ballads in Imitation of the Antient (1801) and concluding with his satirical Scribbleomania (1815).

Poets and Critics, Their Means and Meanings Including Essays on Browning, Ruskin, Stevens, Heaney, and Others
Crowder, Ashby
1993 0-7734-9268-2 228 pages
This volume begins with an argument that poetry has a job to do: it is one of man's basic tools for keeping himself in touch with the world. The next essay confronts one of the enduring problems of interpretation: how do you know your interpretation is "correct"? Other essays represent different approaches to literature that add to the reader's understanding of the texts. They attempt to sort out dramatic relationships, clarify the role of imagery, identify prosodic accomplishments, or understand the reasons for poet's revisions of his manuscript. Two of the essays discuss the critical methods of two famous 19th-century critics, Poe and Ruskin.

Pool of Aphrodite the New Tristan
Thomas, Patrick
1995 0-7734-2758-9
Set within an Arthurian framework in which Merlin relates the tragic tale to his young apprentice, this story of fated passion unfolds in a stream of narrative poetry studded with islands of lyrical intensity.

Portfolio of the Earth
Lombardi, Thomas
1995 0-7734-0003-6
In his verse, the physical and the metaphysical converge, a poetry profoundly intellectual yet ultimately accessible.

Portraits and Landscapes
Doyle, Phyllis
1997 0-7734-2806-2 48 pages
These poems invite the reader to browse through a kind of picture gallery and respond to portraits as diverse as Anton Chekhov, Anne Frank, and Louisa May Alcott, and to landscapes from Russia to New England.

Prayer and Piety in the Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins the Landscape of a Soul
Delli-Carpini, John
1998 0-7734-8380-2 172 pages
This study focuses on poems that are either addressed totally and directly to God or the Blessed Virgin Mary; poems that are prayers in part; and poems that are meditations on a religious theme. It categorizes the poems by the topics most influential in shaping Hopkins' spiritual and poetic life: the Virgin Mary, the Eucharist, the dark night of the soul, spiritual wrecking, nature, attainment of spiritual perfection, and the resurrection of the body. It chronicles the progress of Hopkins' spiritual life and his efforts to minimize himself as a poet and render praise and honor to God as a priest, seeking connections among poems, prayers, and spiritual meditations, examining them organically by asking how they reflect Hopkins' erratic relationship to God. It also examines the poems in light of his sermons, letters, and spiritual writings which clarify his religious sentiments and complete the portrait of Hopkins the poet and the priest.

Princess of Peachburg
Wallace, Anne
1995 0-7734-2732-5
These poems celebrate the "honeysuckle and manure" of the Alabama landscape, conveying at once its deep sweetness and its darker undertones of poverty and pain. The poet calls us to travel with her down Peachburg Road to see the sand, the mud, red clay, the furious goldenrods, the bend of Miss Lucy's curve, the country graveyard topped with plastic valentines.

Sutton, James
1995 0-7734-2750-3 88 pages
Prometheus is a comic epic written as a sonnet sequence around a Greek myth. Like Hesiod's, the poem deals with enlightenment and the creation of the first woman, Pandora; but it uses stories from modern Greek oral tradition to report the revolutionary effects of Prometheus's gifts. The result is a commentary about progress as well as an etiological myth about the transformation of paganism into Christianity. Built on such themes as the paradox of free will and the effect of entropy on the moral order of the Universe, the poem is ironic, playful, humane and musical. The poem merges the Romantic and Classical elements of Anglo poetry, sundered since Blake and Milton.

Prometheus Unbound and Hellas: An Approach to Shelley's Lyrical Dramas
Flagg, John Sewell
1972 0-7734-0341-8 287 pages
Suggests the need for considering these two dramas as being of a piece with The Cenci, and deals with the problems of classifying Shelley's dramas and finding their underlying coherence.

Psalms for the 21st Century
Cook, William
2002 0-7734-3476-3 120 pages

Psalms of a Sailor Jew a Cycle of 18 Sea Poems
Wilensky, Ben
1995 0-7734-0005-2
Ancient Jews feared the sea and people who came from the sea. Waters of the deep were dark and anarchic, and even God waded gingerly through the flood tides. There was no covenantal justice under sail, only stormy skies and beautiful nights and constant change. This cycle of poems with Judaic-Christian themes describes the thrill of a journey and the wisdom of homecoming.

Pyxis, Among Lost Children and Grizzled Dogs (mcmlxxix - Mcmlxxxvi)poems
Panzardi, Anthon
1993 0-7734-2774-0

Lurie, Toby
1990 0-88946-883-4

Quest for Self in the Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens
Sexson, Michael
1983 0-88946-957-1 208 pages
An analysis committed to an essentially Jungian "depth method" as it searches for the "central poem" in Stevens' oeuvre.

Quietly My Captain Waits
Snouck-Hurgronje, Eleanor
1990 0-88946-045-0

Lurie, Toby
1993 0-7734-9515-0

Reaching for Air
Davidson, Phebe
2000 0-7734-1264-6 72 pages

Reader's Guide to Hart Crane's White Buildings
Norton-Smith, John
1993 0-7734-9257-7 164 pages
The study moves through a close, careful reading of each poem, utilizing linguistic, tabular, and literary historical approaches to build an overall assessment of the collection as a series of experimental transformations, fused experiences, and poetic chronicles. Paying detailed attention to the relationship between formal experimentation and biographical experience, the study presents a poet dedicated to the search for appropriate techniques with which to encapsulate the fleeting experiences of life, a worthy continuer of the tradition of Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Pound, and T. S. Eliot.

Really Perfect Poem Has an Infinitely Small Vocabulary
Stone, Ira
1999 0-7734-3113-6
To the extent that this book presents a specific theme, it is that of the inadequacy of language which both compels and confounds the possibility of poetry. Inspired by the explorations of poets as diverse as Jack Spicer, Charles Reznikoff and William Bronk, Stone attempts to reach inside of language itself, trying and failing to describe the everyday experiences of the world, yet reveling in the aesthetic and spiritual enrichment wrought by the failure.

Reasons for Waking
Cook, Albert
1996 0-7734-2674-4 188 pages
Like a collage, these poems use juxtapositions and leaps to bring psychological, spiritual and rhythmic perceptions into coherent expression.

Steadman, John
1994 0-7734-2752-X
This collection of lyrics and lyric sequences ranges in subject from the decades preceding World War II to the present. Focussing successively on various facets of European and American society and culture, it explores the complex interrelationship between art and literature, and the tension between reality and myth.

Will, Frederic
1993 0-7734-0041-9
"The theme of my poetry book is the restoration of purpose and direction in private life, with concrete reference to my rediscovery of inner energy after a difficult and meaningful divorce. The mood of this poetry is argumentative and daily, presenting attitudes and opinions through the filter of diary- and journal-like segments of everyday experience." - FW

Recovering Biker: Poems (paper)
Miller, William
2017 1-4955-0598-7 100 pages

Recycled Sonnets
Kempher, Ruth
1995 0-7734-2746-5

Reel to Real
Blair, Carroll
1999 0-7734-3111-X
A work that moves back and froth from the abstract to the direct, expressing images and impressions from the world of an individual imagination to the world that is shared by all, the two sometimes meeting in the same poem.

Relish for Eternity: The Process of Divinization in the Poetry of John Clare
Crossan, Greg
1976 0-7734-0616-6 301 pages

Resurgence of Traditional Poetic Form and the Current Status of Poetry’s Place in American Culture
Walzer, Kevin
2001 0-7734-7554-0 192 pages
This study focuses on a movement called ‘constructive postmodernism’ which, in the work of such theorists as Frederick Turner, has helped to chart new directions for literary theory past the fragmentary impasses of deconstruction, identity politics, and cultural studies. It develops alternative readings of such poets as Wallace Stevens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E. E. Cummings, James Wright, Hayden Carruth, Rita Dove, John Haines, Judson Jerome, and Sam Hamill. The book also raises questions about the status of poetry in contemporary American culture, particularly its relationship with the university.

Rider of Asses
Swaim, Gary
1996 0-7734-2668-X
These poems are quiet and reflective rather than brash or hard-edged, seeking to give meaning to the difficult, joyous, and even comic realities of life.

Rinds, Roots and Stars. A Woman's Journal From the Great Flood
Brooks, Cora
1996 0-7734-2708-2
The diary of Noah's wife, in poetic form.

Rise of New Science Epistemological, Linguistic, and Ethical Ideals and the Lyric Genre in the Eighteenth Century
Bergstrom, Carson R.
2002 0-7734-6909-5 353 pages
This is the first work to study the relationship between the rise of science in the 17th and 18th centuries and the rise to major genre status of the lyric genre. It argues that the epistemological, linguistic, and methodological principles which underlay the rise of the new science also influenced the ways in which poets and critics conceived of the significance and cultural value of the lyric genre. Relying on a wide range of critical commentary from the 17th to the late 18th century, much of it from little known or unknown critical writings, the study shows how the lyric genre became the key for understanding poetry and the function of poetry. It offers a model for understanding the relationships between literature and other cultural experiences, encouraging critical, historical, and multi-disciplinary research.

Ritual Illumination
McDonald, William
1990 0-88946-836-2

Romantic Regional Poetry of Peter Rosegger (1843-1918): Heimatdichtung and Dorfgeschichte
Ramos, Lilian
2015 0-7734-0077-X 220 pages
The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, have been rediscovered for the resurgent reader’s interest in this inspiring book. Once relegated as a poet of ‘mere’ rural literature we discover now a poet who transcends the genre of rural literature with considerable prophetic insight into the socio-political infrastructure of his day with a profound understanding of the challenges facing a futuristic directed society.

Roses, You Must Be
Inoue, Yukiko
2002 0-7734-3477-1 84 pages

Rostropovich in Red Square a Selection of Love Poems
Pease, Peter
1996 0-7734-2805-4
A brief sample of a chaotic correspondence between the author and a Siberian woman with whom he fell in love.

Round the Bend and Over the Hill
Peters, Patricia
2000 0-7734-1256-5

Combs, Eugene
1992 0-7734-9523-1
Runpoem depicts running as a metaphor of life and specifically as an experience of self awareness and investigation. It provokes readers to reflect on the relation of mind, body, and spirit through the act of running.

Ryoanji Temple and Other Poems
Steadman, John
1993 0-7734-2802-X
The poems in this volume represent diverse facets of the author's responses to his travels in Europe and Asia, and to his enjoyment of classical and Renaissance literature and art.Other poems are reactions to three decades of residence in California. Recurrent themes are the interaction between art and nature, between actuality and myth, and between the "real" world and its variable (and occasionally distorted) images and reflections in the human mind -- and in the artist's own creations and re-creations.

Whitmore, Susan
1993 0-7734-0018-4
Based on the religious festivals and mysteries of ancient Greece, it calls up a view of the world that has a clarity and directness of our strongest dreams.

Saturday Collection
Stewart, L.
1995 0-7734-2715-5 53 pages
Observing the city at its darkest hour, the poet works the mean streets in a loved/hated job, observing, taking notes, making it all make sense.

Sawn Bench
Appelbaum, David
1993 0-7734-9517-7
The park is where you go when you need space. It is not pretty, not well kept. Benches are broken and sawn off. Yet things happen. Under the planetrees, children play, lovers quarrel, sailors smoke, men play bocci. Trysts, mishaps, crises, illuminations take place. It is sunny or gray, quiet or noise-filled. In the park is a presence. Sit a while and it fills you. When you get up, you are different." - David

Schemes of Consciousness
Johnson, Richard Eric
2004 0-7734-3546-8 80 pages
In Schemes of Consciousness, the poet takes full responsibility for his actions - but not for others. Covering thirty years of travels abroad and within the United States, the poems share with the reader some of the sights, sounds, characters, and sensory perceptions of his experiences.

He uses a combination of avant-garde and lyrical styles to contrast the disparities of people's thoughts and actions in places that often seem wholesome, but in fact may not be.

Throughout the collection, the poet's thematic portrayal of love and the challenges, problems and results that stem from therefrom are manifest. His subject matter embodies his admiration for old foundations and nuances of tradition. Johnson likes to smile and wink at people who think they are unique.

Scriptural Poetics in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake
Balsamo, Gian
2002 0-7734-7145-6 208 pages

Search for Inner-Peace
Herberts, Steven
1997 0-7734-2836-4
This collection of poetry is not only intended to capture the thoughts of the reader, it is meant to touch every soul in need of forgiveness and acceptance. The collection is divided into two sections: free-verse and prose, and 'With Rhyme and Reason'.

Season of the Sacred Fool
Ochs, Otto
2000 0-7734-3408-9
Poems that attempt to explain the physical, emotional, and spiritual pain of those people the author knew and grew up with in Bavarian Germany, 1945-56, in several Displaced Persons Camps. The ‘sacred fool’ is anyone who survives the crucible of pain, shame, and indifference and finds him/herself victorious in often unrecognized moments and ways.

Seasonal Delights
Halff, Bro
1999 0-7734-3098-9 76 pages

Second Lining
Leer, Norman
1997 0-7734-2824-0
Graphics by Grethe-Brix-J. Leer Winner of the Samuel Ostrosky Award for Best Creative Scholarly Work in the Humanities 1998

Secret Life
Lundberg, Carol
1994 0-7734-2801-1

Secure the Shadow . .
Dorothy Richardson
2002 0-7734-3472-0 588 pages
Secure the Shadow ... ere the Substance Fade (Advertisement of a Daguerreotypist)

Why the stroke of God's hand in the prime of life? Henry Underhill's search for an answer during the summer of 1875 gives the reader the "Life and Times" this Illinois attorney, politician, and Presbyterian elder has become too handicapped to write. Major themes include Illinois politics and law circa 1840-1875, slavery and racism, the role of women, capital punishment, the Civil War, medicine, and Protestantism.

The most important secondary character is Shadrach, Henry's African-American nurse and secretary, who becomes a catalyst for change.

Woven from primary sources, interlaced with jokes and anecdotes, the narration does justice to a protagonist who love both the law and literature.

Seeds & Deep Seasons
Somdah, Marie-Ange
1996 0-7734-2677-9
Here is a rich, resonant voice. Seeds & Deep Seasons offers a deep and colorful fragrance with which to embark on a quest to discover aspects of the human condition.

Selected Poems of Andre Chedid
Cochran, Judy
1995 0-7734-2908-5 224 pages
This bilingual translation and study of selected poems of Andrée Chedid includes the original poems in French and English, and an introductory essay. Chedid authored 27 volumes of poetry, and won prestigious prizes in Europe, but is known in the US only for fiction. The author/translator met with Chedid in Paris, and corresponded with her on the production of this volume.

Selected Poems of Eugene Lee-Hamilton (1845-1907)
Jackson, MacDonald
2002 0-7734-7305-X 228 pages
This selection is designed to display the range of Eugene Lee-Hamilton’s verse at its best. Though this late-Victorian poet was praised by reviews of his own day, including John Addington Symonds, and is represented in modern Oxford and Penguin anthologies, there has been no 20th century collection of his poems. This volume has a long introduction summarizing Lee-Hamilton’s strange life, outlining his poetic development, and placing his verse in its 19th century context. Notes record the textual sources of all poems and discuss Lee-Hamilton’s revisions.

Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins with Modern English Paraphrases- Volume One
Walhout, Donald
1995 0-7734-8932-0 80 pages
This text gives a line-by-line paraphrase, in modern English diction, syntax, and punctuation, of the major poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The original poems are on the facing page, making this a useful tool for helping readers unfamiliar with Hopkins decipher his sometimes difficult work. Much Hopkins scholarship consists of giving suggested readings of the poems, and most teachers and expositors find it necessary to do this paraphrasing anyway; here is a volume with that work already available. A second use of the book is for scholars themselves. The paraphrases this volume offers may suggest to scholars readings with which they can compare their own interpretations.

Selected Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins with Modern English Paraphrases- Volume Two
Walhout, Donald
2002 0-7734-7017-4 120 pages
This text gives a line-by-line paraphrase, in modern English diction, syntax, and punctuation, of the major poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins. The original poems are on the facing page, making this a useful tool for helping readers unfamiliar with Hopkins decipher his sometimes difficult work. Much Hopkins scholarship consists of giving suggested readings of the poems, and most teachers and expositors find it necessary to do this paraphrasing anyway; here is a volume with that work already available. A second use of the book is for scholars themselves. The paraphrases this volume offers may suggest to scholars readings with which they can compare their own interpretations.

Serpent Humanized
Stevenson, Warren
2002 0-77343439-9 80 pages

Serpent in the Mirror
Fajardo-Acosta, Fidel
1992 0-7734-0026-5

A New Reading of the Poetry of John Donne
Takševa, Tatjana
2010 0-7734-3606-5 356 pages
Through the reading records of Donne’s poems and the concept of multiple referentiality, this study examines the social dimensions of early modern genres and the relationship among poetics, rhetoric and the Renaissance doctrines of imitation, placing systematic attention on how the differences oral and written modes of expression influences the process of reading and the early modern understanding of genre.

Shades of Conscience
Spence, Doyle
1996 0-7734-2703-1
Poems on a range of themes from the tragedies of Auschwitz, Rwanda, and Bosnia, to personal recollections and meditations of love and loneliness.

Shades of Darkness
Mose, K.
1993 0-7734-0029-X
Shades of Darkness is an expression of a tragic vision of life. The poet of ideal longings finds life cluttered by imperfections, historic abuse and complicated human relationships. We have a poetry of questioning, a poetry of stark images of pain, suffering and anger, but also a poetry reflecting moments of joy and human closeness. The result is a contemporary Romanticism which blends nuclear bombs, lasers, T.V., computerization, superpowers and the Third World with more traditional motifs and domestic life.

Shaking Up the Insides of the Word
Thomas, Rudy
1992 0-7734-0045-1

She Had This Memory
Schmidt, Jan
1999 0-7734-3099-7

Shelley and the Concept of Humanity. A Study of His Moral Vision
Brazell, James
1972 0-7734-0327-2 169 pages
Examines how Shelly's moral sense, and especially his concept of humanity, is expressed in his poetry, as a question of relationship between poetry and beliefs.

Teller, Gayl
1996 0-7734-2678-7
Illustrated by Joyce Muller Winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Poetry Prize

Silence and Other Poems
Davidson, Phebe
1995 0-7734-9598-3
Wry wit and lyrical reflection on the silence that lies at the center of individuals and their relationships with one another.

Towey, Augustine
1996 0-7734-2693-0
Inspirational poems

Silent Film
Marcello, Leo
1997 0-7734-2844-5
Honorable Mention Award in the Mellen Poetry Press contest 'Hiroshima'. Poems using images from old 16-millimeter film, faded photographs, and family memories, containing the personal history of a man born the morning the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, but embracing the wider historical perspective.

Simple Rules
Shoaf, R.A.
1991 0-7734-0010-9

Singing Sparrow
Hufgard, M. Kilian
2003 0-7734-3463-1 88 pages
Inspirational poetry written by an artist who listens and communicates her love of Christ through her poetry.

Sleeper, You Wake
Rogers, Bertha
1991 0-7734-9669-6

Slopes to the River
Bassein, Beth
1996 0-7734-2753-8
Poems of laughter, nostalgia, and terror permeate these poems about family, growing up, coping in the public arena, and surviving catastrophe. Subjects range from whales and skulls to beggars, students, a sick chicken, whiskey, and Saint Theresa.

Estaver, Paul
2002 0-7734-3474-7 124 pages

Sometime Master
Cook, Albert
1998 0-7734-3092-X 144 pages

Somewhere in the Telling
Kuntz, Laurie
1999 0-7734-3085-7
Many of the poems in this book deal with personal loss, displacement and trauma. The interconnected cultural, personal and aesthetic issues in the collection explore and address experiences of the heart and spirit and encourage critical thinking and constructive social action.

Songs for My God
Glick, G.
1998 0-7734-2847-X

Sonnets From the Surd a Chronicle of Wasted Time
MacAoidh, Hamish
2001 0-7734-3411-9 64 pages
Sonnets of love and loss. Dedicated to “the Triple Goddess is all her incarnations” this sequence of poems investigates the origin, development, and resolution of a foredoomed love.

Sources and Traditions of Milton’s “L’allegro” and “Il Pensoroso”
Hurley, C.
1999 0-7734-7913-9 168 pages
This study not only enables a modern audience to assess more fully the nature of Milton’s creativity but also to experience more clearly the companion poems as Milton’s contemporary readers – unencumbered by several centuries of scholarly commentary and accretion – might have experienced them.

Sow the Wind
Chambers, Antonia
1993 0-7734-0025-7
Universal themes of courage, loyalty, and freedom (and their opposites) blend with a lyrical commentary on Scotland's past, present, and future.

Space Between the Stars
Kirby, Anna
1987 0-88946-044-2

Speed, Light, and Song
Williams, Linda
1993 0-7734-2782-1
These poems are written documentation of the integration of Williams's philosophical, psychological, and poetic sensibility. Further, they present textual integration of her family's multi-ethnic orientation: African-American; American Indian; Italian.

Spiritual Meaning of Material Things in the Novels of Adalbert Stifter (1805-1868) A Study in Poetic Realism
Saur, Pamela S
2015 1-4955-0358-5 228 pages
Addresses Adalbert Stifter's view of human relationship to material substances as well as proper ownership and use of possessions in individuals of the middle and higher classes. It builds on past scholarship in two main areas, namely Stifter and nature and the domestic ideal of the "Biedermeier" movement with which he is identified.

Spliced Romanticism
Robinson, Jeffrey
1997 0-7734-2814-3
A book in four sequences, each sequence featuring a poetic response to some aspect of Romantic poetry in an effort to 'update' that poetry in terms of contemporary poetics and idiom.

Split Rails
Holmberg, Carl
1997 0-7734-2711-2
Split Rails reflects midwestern rural beginnings that will not quit. Initial struggles with sexuality, ideology and spirituality remain important in later poems, though transformed. Finding oneself in nature and living in society speak the paradoxes of the heart these poems face.

Standing on My Father's Grave
Freeman, John
2002 0-7734-3429-1 72 pages
Two themes run like intertwining threads, related at deep psychic levels: a Wordsworthian love of nature, and an abiding interest in the work of psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung.

Still Sifting
Kaiser, Monica
1996 0-7734-2673-6
Illustrated by G. Warlock Vance Still Sifting is a collection of poetic images and stories capturing the complex energies of nature and people, the rawness of death, the simplicity of childhood, and the glaring truths of self discovery.

Stones in the Bridge a Jewish Woman's Crossing Poems
Shrier, Helene
2016 0-7734-2835-6 64 pages

McKague, Thomas
1995 0-7734-2739-2

Story Book Time
McMullins, Hilda
1995 0-7734-2772-4

Stranger Within
Hochman, Will
1993 0-7734-2780-5

Strategy of Joy: An Essay on the Poetry of S.T. Coleridge
Gilpin, George H.
1972 0-7734-0364-7 238 pages
This study searches for the mythic unity which encompasses both the poet's art and his life, and examines the techniques which he used to express his vision.

Stubborn Pine in a Stiff Wind
Coleman, Earl
2002 0-7734-3433-X

Study of Coleridge’s Three Great Poems - Christabel, Kubla Khan and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Stevenson, Warren
2001 0-7734-7496-X 156 pages
This thoroughly revised and augmented edition of Stevenson’s Nimbus of Glory, originally published in softcover in 1983. This edition updates this scholarly and critical work, making it accessible to a new generation of scholars. It includes a new chapter entitled “The Case of Missing Captain: Power Politics in ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. “ the study as a whole argues that the impact of the personality of William Wordsworth is much more profound than has previously been realized, and that Coleridge’s originality as an artist is able to withstand the assaults of time and critics.

Study of Cultural Centres and Margins in British Poetry Since 1950 Poets and Publishers
Jackaman, Rob
1995 0-7734-2275-7 344 pages
Drawing on the author's experience both inside and outside the British literary milieu, this volume gives a unique and often contentious view of the late-twentieth-century poetry canon, and the way that this canon has been established. As well as offering an interpretive overview, the book is valuable in suggesting different perspectives on the poetry of several specific key figures writing in Britain, such as Philip Larkin and Seamus Heaney. But it does not neglect other writers who have been forced onto the periphery of the poetry-publishing world, such as representatives of various ethnic and gender groups working in Britain during this period (e.g., the Northern Ireland frontier, West Indian poets, feminist poets). It adds up to a stimulating and provocative account of what's been happening in British poetry in recent years.

Study of Shelley's a Defence of Poetry: A Textual and Critical Evaluation Volume One
Delisle, Fanny
1974 0-7734-0365-5 320 pages
Incorporates the important assessments of all major annotated Defence editions, and selected opinions from general criticisms. Suggests new sources and views of Shelley's thought. Shows the diversity of the views of the critics. This study will bring a deeper understanding of the true poetry and synthesis of Shelley's Defence.

Study of Twenty- First Century Andalusian Poetry: Facing Page Spanish / English Translations of Seven Andalusian Women Poets ( Juana Castro, Rosa Diaz, Paloma Fernandez Goma, Maria Rosal, Maria Del Valle Rubio, Pilar Sanabria, Maria Sanz )
Putnam, Mark
2016 1-4955-0471-9 136 pages
This work offers a fresh perspective on bilingual anthology. It’s expertly translated verses wonderfully capture the bold and vibrant contemporary Andalusian poetry of this select group of women. The added reader bonus is the inclusion of helpful and important biographical excerpts from interviews of these outstanding female poets.

Deamer, Robert
1995 0-7734-3469-0 48 pages
These poems are a celebration of place, beauty, romantic love and longing, and the inseparable inter-relationships among these things. There are two alternating and counterpointing moods: joyous and astonished contemplation of beauty, and intensity of passion, or of pain. Sugarloaf Mountain emerges as a central, unifying symbol.

Suite - Orchid Ska Blues
Weinstein, Norman
1991 0-7734-0016-8

Suite Polonaise
Davis, Frederick
1994 0-7734-2720-1

Surface Tension
Phillips, Steve
1996 0-7734-2680-9
These poems explore the points of contact and contrast between man's nature and the landscape in which he lives. The poetry combines flights of metaphysical rapture and romantic daydreams with portraits of urban realities. Throughout, the poems' images remind us of hidden spiritual elements and charged atmospheres.

Symphony Number One and Selected Poems
Oerke, Andrew
2000 0-7734-3119-5
Symphony Number One is the first part of a trilogy. It investigates the nature of human identity and concludes that who we really are is created by our individual, common and uncommon choices of words, and is revealed in the true equations between words and action. This book is about primal, radical cure, and it is Mozart and Mingus played by a combo in blue jeans jamming to a new millennial swing. Poet Andrew Oerke’s work has been published in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Mademoiselle, and other leading magazines. Golden Gloves champ, football player, University professor, Peace Corps Director in Africa and the Caribbean, US Korean War veteran, and United Nations Gulf War consultant, he has lived many lives. In feature articles, The New York Times and International Herald Tribune have said that here is a poet “whose muse is a world traveler.” With Notes and Comments by James O. Allsup

Tale of the Shoah a Tragedy of the Holocaust - A Narrative Poem
De Ritis, Paul
2000 0-7734-3404-6 120 pages
An narrative poem attempting to express the inexpressible: the horror of the Shoah.

Tasks of Survival Poems 1970-1990
Johnston, Allan
1996 0-7734-0034-6

That Time of Year
Shepard, Roy
2000 0-7734-1246-8 76 pages
These poems reflect the freedom of an autumnal perspective. They look back a long way, yet grasp the present moment. In mood they range from passionate to playful.

The Baroque Poetry of Fernando de Herrera, 1534-1597: Decoro in the Spanish Poetry of the 16th and 17th Centuries
Scott Sigel
2007 0-7734-5464-0 144 pages
This study examines the way in which poetry, in this case the poetry of Fernando de Herrera, could function as an expression, and not simply as the result, of significant change in the social and economic ordering in sixteenth and seventeenth century Spanish life. The rise of the monarchical order, now based on imperial interests, replaced the earlier medieval dependence on theological justifications for the sate with a newly defined structure of secular beliefs and behaviors. Part of this emerging secular order was felt in poetry as a system of regulating principles and practices known as poetic decorum. The emergence of this defined aesthetic of the secular is revealed in Fernando de Herrera’s poetry, in both his awareness and use of this system of decoro.

The Bear and other Poems
Zeng, Hong
2017 1-4955-0627-4 68 pages
The Bear and Other Poems is the author's first book of creative poetry, in Chinese and English bilingual versions.

Together with Commentary and Notes
Markham, Jacquelyn K.
2014 0-7734-4259-6 632 pages
This volume brings together for the first time nearly five hundred poems by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman, one of the most influential thinkers of her time. It represents the significant poetry this writer, lecturer, feminist, and pioneer sociologist chose to publish during her lifetime.

Boos, Florence
1991 0-88946-933-4 592 pages
Examines The Earthly Paradise as the first mature poetic expression of Morris' view that a poet is also a historian who bears the immense responsibility of creation and narration. Details one of the longest and most complex single poetic narratives in the English language along several lines: systematic use of multiple narrators and audiences which deepen the poem's sense of shared experience and impose a coherent structure on its temporal and other discontinuities; the alterations of confession, description, and retrospection in the frame and inner tales that enabled Morris to complete one of the fullest Victorian meditations on the creation of identity through frustrated love and sorrow; the flexibility and subtlety of the poem's various allegorical resonances and narrative levels; and the "stoic," aesthetic, and political implications of Morris' evolving ideal of friendship.

The Achievement of the Poets of Sangamon, Illinois
Lewis, Ethan
2008 0-7734-5777-5 280 pages
This critical anthology features fourteen relatively unknown poets from Sangamon, Illinois examining their impact on one another and their importance in establishing a context for understanding the work of more noted poets. The importance of reading poets in relation to one another for the study of literary history is emphasized in the interpretations of the poets included herein.

Advocate of Poetry as a Spoken Art
Dickson, Foster J.
2009 0-7734-4654-0 148 pages
This work is a two-part overview to this writer, poet, journalist, activist, and sociologist. The introduction covers some background on how scholars and academics have neglected Beecher, for a variety of possible reasons. Part one consists of a biography that centers on Beecher’s working life, only briefly discussing his four marriages and only mentioning that he had four children. Part two covers a sampling of his poetry, offering explications and critical analysis that point to the conclusion that Beecher should not have been neglected or omitted from literary study to the extent that he has been. The afterword discusses the author’s experiences during his research process, including meeting Beecher’s widow Barbara. Overall, the work is intended to reintroduce John Beecher to the literary community and incite further discussion about him.

Theme and Style in African Poetry
Elimimian, Isaac
1991 0-7734-9675-0 272 pages
A critical study which thoroughly and comprehensively explores the range and content of African verse. Embraces oral poetry and francophone verse.

Things of Man Twenty-Four Poems (1990-1991)
Towey, Augustine
1992 0-7734-9474-X

This Sacred Earth and Other Poems
Kleiner, Elaine
1996 0-7734-2710-4
This volume of poems is derived from the poet's experience of the Pacific Northwest Coast and is characterized by a quiet precision of natural imagery, local place names, and themes drawn from the region's folklife. From the fishing villages and lumber towns south of Seaside, Oregon, and along the coast of western Washington, she draws upon a poetic langugage that is at once dreamy, evocative, and ethereal, and yet vigorous and earthy.

This Woman’s Life a Collection of Poems
Duhon Boudreaux, Gwendolyn
1999 0-7734-3090-3 60 pages
Poems deal with love and sorrow, relationships and war, growth and pain, timidity and fearlessness.

Thoughts, Words, & Deeds
Dickson, Andrew
1995 0-7734-0009-5
Poems by an Australian poet on diverse subjects.

Thousand Winds May Make a Storm / Tausend Winde - Ein Sturm Poems and Aphorisms / Gedichte Und Aphorismen
Panthel, Hans
1990 0-88946-582-7 124 pages
Bi-lingual edition of poems by Hasan Dewran (Turkish/Kurdish writer living in Germany) translated into English by Hans Panthel. It also includes a poem in Zazaki - a minority language spoken on the upper Euphrates.

Three Women: Touching the Boundaries of Life Narrative Epic Poems
Saba, Mark
1996 0-7734-2704-X 196 pages
Winners of the 1995 Mellen Poetry Prizes.

Judith of the Lights by Mark Saba

The Cross-Country Run of Josephine X. Dreifus: A Tribute to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's Journey to Sakhalin by Donald Ray Schwartz

Sally Jordan by B. E. Stock

Through a Glass Darkly
Risden, E.
1995 0-7734-2731-7
These poems contain elements both realistic and hopeful. Their technical focus moves toward a refinement and musicality.

Tides and Ceremonies
Patterson, Lorne
1997 0-7734-2820-8

Tilling the Land
Brugaletta, John
1992 0-7734-0022-2

Time for Reflection
Burt, Paul
1994 0-7734-2724-4

Time Transcending Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe: An Explanation of the Mechanics of His Poetic Speech
Studniarz, Slawomir
2016 1-4955-0459-X 323 pages
Monograph focuses on the poetic output of Edgar Allan Poe offering a new approach to his verse, whereby his poems are treated as unique phono-semantic structures, requiring specific interpretative procedures that bring to light the close correspondence between the phonetic orchestration and the semantic dimension in Poe’s poetry.

To Skim the Smoke
Liveson, Jay
1997 0-7734-2707-4
Reminiscent of the tradition of Oliver Sacks and Richard Selzer, these poems reflect observations of a neurologist on personal, medical and universal problems. They include both serious and humorous material and range in style from classic format to modern free form.

To Slay the Dragon
Liveson, Jay
1996 0-7734-2676-0
This collection of poems reflect the observations of a neurologist. The topics range from medical problems, both patients' and personal, to questions of life and love. They range from philosophical to satirical and are written in styles spanning classic forms to modern free verse.

Today I Commanded the Wind- Heute Befahl Ich Dem Wind a Bilingual (English/German); Lyrical Volume
Kahn, Lisa
1994 0-7734-0019-2 140 pages
This collection of poems is dedicated to the author's mother. Through these poems she expresses her grief at the loss of her mother and hopes to help the reader to come to terms with the death of a loved one, overcome the sorrow, and go on with life.

Tornado Weather
Luria, Emile
1993 0-7734-2763-5

Touching Earth and Spirit
Musante, Robert
2002 0-7734-3563-8 68 pages
These sonnets explore the undeniable powers of spirit in nature. Some powers are peaceful while others prove antagonistic to animal life and human life. In some cases, spirit manifests itself in revelatory or realistic experiences. The new version of the book has four additional sonnets that address visions, death and the afterlife--themes that resonate in groups of sonnets throughout the book.

Tradition and Experiment in the Poetry of James Thomson (1700-1748)
Agrawal, R.R.
1981 0-7734-0249-7 279 pages

Latham, John
1996 0-7734-2675-2
Themes explored in this new collection include a child's perception of the world, dislocation, loss and obsession.

Tributaries From a Well
Peters, Patricia
1998 0-7734-2843-7
The first section of Peters' book contains references to a gifted and beloved child's childhood, close friendships bringing joy and solace, and family members from childhood continually present in fact and in mind. The second section is bleak for unexplained or implied reasons. It contains both juvenilia and current poems seeking and asking questions that no one should or can ask or answer.

Lurie, Toby
1991 0-88946-002-7

Classen, Albrecht
2010 0-7734-3747-9 200 pages

Tumble Soup
Vasbinder, Samuel
1995 0-7734-2737-6
The poems in this collection reflect the interests and obsessions of the author. The problems inherent in time, nostalgic recollections of a personal past, descriptions of places with magical overtones, and fanciful inventions that tease the mind are all part of this poetry. Its language presses heavily on the additional meanings that can be embodies in poetic words as they describe or suggest images. It uses the language of symbol and metaphor in new ways, asking the language to bend and curve as the poem and the ideas it suggests are revealed.

Tunnel of Stone
Magid, Annette M.
2003 0-7734-3455-0 80 pages
These poems offer clear observations of people and places. Annette M. Magid provides insights into relationships with a keen eye for detail and an attentive ear to the rhythm of everyday occurrences, offering a refreshing view of human nature.

Under This Combustible Sky
Carrino, Michael
1999 0-7734-3122-5

Underlight Collected Poems
Merzlak, Regina
1993 0-7734-2770-8

Understanding the Poetry of Jose Manuel Caballero Bonald: The Function of Memory in a Spanish Writer's Art
Woods, Ross
2012 0-7734-2652-3 224 pages
An inter-disciplinary study of how the Spanish poet Jose Manuel Caballero describes memory and time in his later obra. This text makes use of Heidegger, Bergson, Heraclitus, and several other philosophers, but argues that Heidegger’s Being and Time is the key text from which Caballero drew inspiration.

Mounsey, Chris
2011 0-7734-1605-6 368 pages
A significant academic work that present’s the author’s exegetical reading of Blake with his interpretations of the writing of William Blake that expands more than Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Understanding the Portuguese Poet Joaquim Pessoa, 1942-2007: A Study in Iberian Cultural Hybridity
Simon, Robert
2008 0-7734-5001-7 164 pages
The first definitive study of Joaquim Pessoa’s poetry, this work examines the place of mysticism in postmodern literature by analyzing the role of mystical love in Pessoa’s poems.

Undiscovered Country Revised Edition
Duquette, Georges
1993 0-7734-2767-8

Une Étude Des Derniers Poemes De Saint-John Perse, Laureat Du Prix Nobel / a Study of the Later Poems of the Nobel Prize Winning Poet, Saint-John Perse
Kocay, Victor
2014 0-7734-3509-3 436 pages
In addition to analyzing Perse’s later poems, this work also gives an account of Perse’s personal understanding of poetry. The analyses follow the poems closely, strophe by strophe, section by section, from the first of these poems Chronique, to the last published poems in the Mediterranean Cycle, Sécheresse and underscores the main tenants of Perse’s poetry.

Ups and Downs
Cluster, Grace
1995 0-7734-2791-0
Drawing from a diverse background ranging from ranch wife to vacuum cleaner sales to purchasing assistant, Grace Cluster explores the "ups and downs" of everyday life with humor and awe.

Valse Triste Songs and Ballads
George, Emery
1996 0-7734-2691-4
Poetry by the author of Blackbird, Metropolitan Icons, and Holderlin and the Golden Chain of Homer.

Vanzetti's Fish Cart
Vitiello, Justin
1991 0-7734-0004-4

Variety of Poetica Genres: Ars Poetica
Christopher, Joe R.
2012 0-7734-3056-3 124 pages
A collection of poems that displays a myriad of poetic genres complete with references. It provides ample opportunity for students to learn about all the different kinds of prose poems, even the lesser known tropes. The first section of Dr. Christopher's book is titled "Theory", which has a number of poems about poetic genres: "Prose Poetry", "What's a Sonnet for?," "A Genre is a Norm," "Comment on Naturalism," "The Novel Has Replaced the the Long Poem," and others. He also comments on style, on literary movements, on religous verse, on writing conferences, and criticism. The second section is titled "Practioners," and it contains poems commenting on the works of other poets (beginning in the classical period) or parodying their works or (in a few cases) translating their poems. In short Christopher's work is not focused on one aspect of poetry as John Holland's Rhyme's Reason was about verse forms, but it belongs in the same class of poetry about poems. The book aims to toy with the idea of what it is to write poetry, even while evoking styles used by famous poets from the past.

Vintage New and Selected Poems
Slade, Leonard
1995 0-7734-2735-X

Violet Hours
McKague, Thomas
1996 0-7734-2689-2
This cycle of poems deals with the loss of a love, beginning with the immobilizing stages of mourning and ending with the tremulant processes of survival.

Violin & Flamethrower
Amoss, Lindsay
1996 0-7734-2759-7
The quantum silence in this collection of poems carries a bright abstract of improbable joy into exclusive materialization of an implied presence.

Waiting for Snow in Lewiston
Towey, Augustine
1990 0-88946-892-3

Waiting Room
Lanter, Wayne
1995 0-7734-2747-3
This poetry is rigorous and honest, accessible and penetrating. Lanter explores the links between man's frail existence with the larger universe, and his place in it. These poems show the influence of Larkin, Brodsky and Walcott.

Wandering Voices a Collection of Verse
Cole, Jack
1999 0-7734-3125-X

Saul, Stephen
1999 0-7734-3095-4
This volume concentrates on the use of charged language to deliver intense imagery, following the Bergsonian philosopher, T. E. Hume, who said the language of poetry is a visual concrete one. . . Images in verse are not mere decoration, but the very essence of an intuitive language.

Wanting a Country for This Weather
Sels, Robin
1994 0-7734-3483-6 116 pages

Warm Storm
Holt, Rochelle
1991 0-7734-9790-0

Water Under a Film of Ice
Peters, Patricia
1997 0-7734-2685-X

Water Ways
Thomas, Laurence
1993 0-7734-2761-9
This collection of 45 poems, all related to water, shows the peripatetic nature of Thomas' life. The Great Lakes of the poet's native Michigan vie for space with references to the Nile, the Mississippi, the Adriatic, Lake Victoria, the Atlantic and Pacific and many ports in between. The poems are a reflection on the poet's affinity for water; the final poem 'Water Ways, the Final Splash', gets into primal origins by cataloging the waters the poet is familiar with and noting that 'water doesn't separate; it connects.'

Water Witching in the Garden
Biffar, Donna
1995 0-7734-2670-0
These poems form a triad of the wonders and savagery of family connections and, therefore, of human existence. These are poems of everyday Midwestern farm images and the mysteries that can be found in sunflowers opening to the sun.

Way I Want to Remember
Huxford, Colette
1996 0-7734-2692-2
Strives to capture the miracle that happens every day, focussing on the love of family, the change of seasons, and country life.

We Speak in Tongues
Schmidt, Jan
1991 0-7734-0000-1
This collection of poetry is a collage of women’s voices, a poetic vision explored within different combinations of landscapes, voices, and art.

What the Black Box Said
Wright, Terry
1996 0-7734-2694-9

What the Light Has Shown
Shelton, Marilyn
1996 0-7734-2697-3

What the Night Told Me
Brown, Bill
1992 0-7734-0035-4
Poems on diverse subjects.

What Wells Up
Paulsen, Michelle
1997 0-7734-2713-9
These poems represent what wells up inside, relying heavily on imagery, and dances with the extremes, often bordering on the manic. More than anything else, they take the reader into the space of the experience.

What's a Heaven For?
Kirk, Juanita
1993 0-7734-2798-8
The title of this volume has been taken from a Robert Browning poem. This may account for the sticks, stones, arrows, and juxtaposed subtleties and energetic language of the poetry. Love poems elicit various reactions from readers, but the love poems of Juanita Kirk make up a volume which is closely related to an autobiography. Acting out love is a dangerous thing in these days of postmodern criticism, but Kirk joyfully speaks her mind to her many loves, and she defies any of them to find themselves on the pages.

When Last I Saw You
Peters, Patricia
1992 0-7734-9619-X

Whipping Song
Slade, Leonard
1993 0-7734-2771

Who are You?
Gibbs, Sally
1996 0-7734-2696-5
Poems express life as the author has experienced it: thoughts of nature, travel, dancing, animals, loves, fears, a search for answers to the unknown.

Will Windward
Tookey, Mary
1989 0-88946-899-0
Moments of everyday life are captured in crystals of poetry. These lyrics uncover extraordinary bits of beauty often overlooked because they are embedded in the commonplace. The varied verse forms function like prisms to highlight and transform universal emotions.

Ansari, A. A.
2001 0-7734-7432-3 160 pages
This work focuses on the development of the central myth worked out more extensively in The Four ZOAS, Milton and Jerusalem.

William Carlos Williams' Poetic Response to the 1913 Paterson Silk Strike
Cappucci, Paul R.
2002 0-7734-6912-5 220 pages
This is the first in-depth analysis of the ways that the 1913 Paterson silk strike influenced Williams’s early development as a modernist poet and his creation of the long poem Paterson. It will interest those who study the relationship between literature and history, the tension between art and politics, and the representation of labor and class.

William Carlos Williams's Early Poetry the Visual Arts Background
MacGowan, Christopher
1984 0-7734-1986-1 160 pages
The aim of this study is twofold: to document Williams' interest in and response to such movements as vorticism, Dada and the American "local school," and to apply this background material to a close examination of his verse as he moved toward the complex structure of Spring and All. The book uses sources from unpublished Williams material, and draws upon many uncollected articles that appeared in the "little magazines" of the 1910s and 20s. This study has an international scope, recognizing Williams' important relationship with Ezra Pound and also his interest in the work and theories of Kandinsky.

Wing Span
Fish, Cheryl
1992 0-7734-9667-X

Winter Harvest a Retrospective
Steadman, John
1996 0-7734-2698-1
Verses arranged in five parts: Epicedia; Early Poems; Epiphanies; Period Pieces; and Themes and Variations

Wistfulness and Other Foibles
Hantman, Barbara
1995 0-7734-2725-2
Poems fall under thematic categories such as family relationships, romantic love, wistfulness, social criticism, humor, and craziness.

Wittgenstein's Trousers: Poems
Elton, W.R.
1991 0-7734-0020-6

Carter, Robert
1990 0-88946-033-7
The distinguished Canadian poet draws from his early experiences exploring the great Canadian North to bring us a collection of poems that enlighten and speak to issues of values and human choices.

Woman in Exile
Nangini, Mary
1991 0-7734-9769-2

Word-Scales a Radical Approach to Poetry
Lurie, Toby
2000 0-7734-3410-0
Word-Scales is a term the poet devised to describe a process of composing poetry. It’s a method of creating with the language of words rather than the language of music. Although there are obvious differences between Word-Scales and music scales, the basic concepts of composing with them are much the same. Music forms are a primary agent in composing with Word-Scales. Those most prominently used are: fugue, rondo. Sonata, crab-fugue and serial forms.

Wordsworth and the Poetry of Self-Sufficiency. A Study of the Poetic Development 1796-1814
Cosgrove, Brian
1982 0-7734-0259-4 335 pages

Wordsworth Notebook. Moods of My Own Mind and Other Poems From Romanticism
Robinson, Jeffrey
2002 0-7734-3431-3 80 pages
Continues the project begun in Romantic Presences (1995), Spliced Romanticism (Mellen, 1997) and The Life of Things (2001) - of recasting the language, imagery and events from British Romantic Poetry (principally that of Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats) into original poems in a contemporary idiom and post-modern poetics. The title-sequence imagines an "inner world" of William and Dorothy Wordsworth during a summer (1802) of intense writing of poems and journal entries. Another sequence joins and reworks the language of Romantic poems with that of select twentieth-century poets.

Wormwood Wine
Cosma, Flavia
2000 0-7734-3416-X
Translated from Romanian by Don Wilson with the author

You Only Get What You Settle For
Boulhosa, Stephen
1993 0-7734-2760-0
A first collection of poems by a poet whose influences are as diverse as A. E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, and Bob Dylan.