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 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."

The Bright Nails Scattered on the Ground

Author: Allen R. Grossman
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811209768
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Poetry

A series of poems traces the course of a love affair from both the man's and the woman's point of view.

A Bernadette Mayer Reader

Author: Bernadette Mayer
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811212033
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Poetry

“She writes as if Everything were still possible in the work of a lifetime at the coincidence of all the turvy moments. Better that she's read without a thought to stop. Best so this world is found changed.” —Clark Coolidge

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.

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.

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.

Time of Grief

Author: Jeffrey Yang
Publisher: New Directions
ISBN: 081122032X
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Poetry

Time of Grief: Mourning Poems presents a wide-ranging selection of poets from classical to modern times writing on themes of grief and loss, death and mourning. Reaffirming poetry's ancient and intimate link to ritual, this little anthology unfolds as a series of forty-nine stations, or points of reflection and meditation. Each station — a poem or series of poems —explores and engages with the suspended, in-between state of bereavement. What the poets in this volume seek is a solace paradoxically within and beyond words. Their elegies try to make sense of the pain and emptiness common to grief. Readers will encounter recent Nobel Prize winner Tomas Tranströmer's epiphanic clarity,the immortal words of Li Ch'ing-chao and Zeami, Marina Tsvetaeva's eulogy to Boris Pasternak, Mallarmé's anguished lines for his son, Neruda's praise-song to his friend, Rilke's requiem, William Bronk's transcendental fugue.

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

A Book of Love Poetry

Author: Jon Stallworthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195042328
Release Date: 1986-12-11
Genre: Poetry

Poets through the ages offer interpretations of love's changing moods and forms

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