French Love Poems

Author: New Directions
ISBN: 0811225593
Release Date: 2016-06-07

Inspired by the great tradition of French love poetry, New Directions presents a beautiful, small gift edition, dedicated to what makes the world go round

War Love Love War

Author: Aharon Shabtai
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811218902
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Poetry

Most recent book of poems is Things on Which I've Stumbled. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007 --Book Jacket.

The Captain s Verses Love Poems

Author: Pablo Neruda
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811221474
Release Date: 2009-02-25
Genre: Poetry

The Nobel Prize winner 's classic collection of love poems. Pablo Neruda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, finished writing The Captain's Verses in 1952 while in exile on the island of Capri—the paradisal setting for the blockbuster film Il Postino (The Postman). Surrounded by sea, sun, and Capri's natural splendors, Neruda addressed these poems to his lover Matilde Urrutia before they were married, but didn't publish them publicly until 1963. This complete, bilingual collection has become a classic for love-struck readers around the world—passionately sensuous, and exploding with all the erotic energy of a new love.

The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811226349
Release Date: 2007-04-17
Genre: Poetry

All of the author's previously published poems, including poems from the plays, are in this definitive edition that comes with a CD of the author reading some of his poems in his unmistakable Mississippi drawl. Few writers achieve success in more than one genre, and yet if Tennessee Williams had never written a single play he would still be known as a distinguished poet. The excitement, compassion, lyricism, and humor that epitomize his writing for the theater are all present in his poetry. It was as a young poet that Williams first came to the attention of New Directions’ founder James Laughlin, who initially presented some of Williams’ verse in the New Directions anthology Five Young American Poets 1944 (before he had any reputation as a playwright), and later published the individual volumes of Williams’s poetry, In the Winter of Cities (1956, revised in 1964) and Androgyne, Mon Amour (1977). In this definitive edition, all of the playwright’s collected and uncollected published poems (along with substantial variants), including poems from the plays, have been assembled, accompanied by explanatory notes and an introduction by Tennessee Williams scholars David Roessel and Nicholas Moschovakis. The CD included with this paperbook edition features Tennessee Williams reading, in his delightful and mesmerizing Mississippi voice, several of the whimsical folk poems he called his "Blue Mountain Ballads," poems dedicated to Carson McCullers and to his longtime companion Frank Merlo, as well as his long early poem, "The Summer Belvedere."

Love Poems

Author: Pablo Neruda
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811217299
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Poetry

A lavishly designed, bilingual gift edition of the Nobel Prize-winning poet's romantic works is comprised of pieces mostly written on the island of Capri, where he found inspiration in its idyllic landscapes and his relationship with Matilde Urrutia. Original.

Written on the Sky Poems from the Japanese

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811218375
Release Date: 2009-04-21
Genre: Poetry

“Rexroth’s readings from the Japanese master poets are breathtaking in their simplicity and clarity.”—The New York Times I go out of the darkness Onto a road of darkness Lit only by the far off Moon on the edge of the mountains. —Izumi Shikobu Over the years, thousands of readers have discovered the beauty of classic Japanese poetry through the superb English versions by the great American poet Kenneth Rexroth. Mostly haiku, these poems range from the classical and medieval to modern poetry, with an emphasis on folk songs and love lyrics. Because women played such an outstanding role in Japanese literature, included here are selections from their work, including the contemporary, deeply sensuous Marichiko. This elegant, beautifully designed gift book of poems spanning many centuries presents the original texts in romanji, the transliteration into the Western alphabet.

Asphodel that Greeny Flower Other Love Poems

Author: William Carlos Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811212831
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Poetry

'Asphodel' celebrates unforgettably Williams' love for his wife Floss, (going) so far as to say, 'Death is not the end of it'...'Asphodel' strands impressively as the poet's personal credo, a late, long poem central to his entire work.' -- World Literature Today

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Author: Pablo Neruda
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140186484
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Poetry

A translation of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet's collection of poems celebrating the beauty and nature of love and the passions, fears, pain, and anguish of human existence

The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time

Author: Leslie Pockell
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446511933
Release Date: 2008-03-12
Genre: Poetry

Here, in one compact volume, is a greatest hits collection of the 100 bets love poems ever written by 100 of the world's greatest poets. This essential anthology is ideal for the romantic-and will inspire any cynic. The poets included range throughout the history of world literature: from the Classics (Sappho, Catullus) and Renaissance (Shakespeare, Donne, Dante) to the Romantics (Shelly, Keats, Wordsworth) and 20th century giants (Frost, Lorca, Graves), right down to the present day (Viorst, Patchen, Neruda). Each poem features a brief introduction, which details the poet's life history as well as the poem's significance

The Love Poems Of Rumi

Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409023951
Release Date: 2008-09-04
Genre: Literary Criticism

Born Jalal ad-Din Mohammed Balkhi in Persia early in the thirteenth century, the poet known as Rumi expressed the deepest feelings of the heart through his poetry. This volume consists of new translations edited by Deepak Chopra to evoke the rich mood and music of Rumi's love poems. Exalted yearning, ravishing ecstasy, and consuming desire emerge from these poems as powerfully today as they did on their creation more than 700 years ago. 'These poems reflect the deepest longings of the human heart as it searches for the divine. They celebrate love. Each poetic whisper is urgent, expressing the desire that penetrates human relationships and inspires intimacy with the self, silently nurturing an affinity for the Beloved. Both Fereydoun Kia, the translator, and I hope that you will share the experience of ravishing ecstasy that the poems of Rumi evoked in us. In this volume we have sought to capture in English the dreams, wishes, hopes, desires, and feelings of a Persian poet who continues to amaze, bewilder, confound, and teach, one thousand years after he walked on this earth' - Deepak Chopra

Love and the Turning Year

Author: Kenneth Rexroth
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811201791
Release Date: 1970
Genre: Literary Criticism

An assemblage of delicate Chinese verse which delicately explore the worlds of love, nature, and meditation.

Poems from the Book of Hours

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811227599
Release Date: 2018-01-23
Genre: Poetry

One of the most powerful poetry collections of the twentieth century, now in a beautiful new edition Although The Book of Hours is the work of Rilke’s youth, it contains the germ of his mature convictions. Written as spontaneously received prayers, these poems celebrate a God who is not the Creator of the Universe but rather humanity itself and, above all, that most intensely conscious part of humanity, the artist. Babette Deutsch’s classic translations—born from “the pure desire to sing what the poet sang” (Ursula K. Le Guin)—capture the rich harmony and suggestive imagery of the originals, transporting the reader to new heights of inspiration and musicality.


Author: Pablo Neruda
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061492167
Release Date: 2008-10-28
Genre: Poetry

From Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda comes Intimacies—a beautiful companion to On the Blue Shore of Silence—showcasing some of Neruda's most extraordinary love poems, and once again married with Mary Heebner's earthy, evocative paintings. Neruda is celebrated the world over as a chronicler of love, and this vibrant addition to the revered master's canon offers readers a new interpretation on his writings about love and intimacy. The poems in this collection remind us that love is woven through all life, and that amorous love is only but the tip of such a powerful emotion. This collection presents Neruda at the height of his powers, with some of the most vibrant verses of the twentieth century. In a stunning package, with translations from acclaimed poet Alastair Reid, Intimacies is a book to be cherished and adored by both the most ardent Neruda fan and those new to the work of such an esteemed craftsman. hr Del Premio Nobel Pablo Neruda llega Intimismos—un bellísimo compañero para A la orilla azul del silencio—presentando algunos de los poemas de amor más extraordinarios de Neruda, unidos una vez más a las pinturas telúricas y evocativas de Mary Heebner. Neruda es celebrado por el mundo entero como el cronista del amor. Esta brillante adición al canon del venerado maestro les ofrece a sus lectores una nueva interpretación de sus escrituras sobre el amor y el papel que juega en nuestras vidas. Los poemas de esta colección nos recuerdan que el amor se encuentra entretejido en toda la vida, y que el amor romántico no es más que una punta de tan poderosa emoción. Esta colección presenta a Neruda en la cúspide de su proeza, con algunos de los versos más vibrantes del siglo veinte. Esta edición estelar de Intimismos, con traducciones por el aclamado poeta Alastair Reid, será apreciada y adorada tanto por los apasionados admiradores de Neruda como por aquellos que son nuevos a la obra de este honrado artesano.