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The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry|
This important and much-disputed essay edited by Ezra Pound from the manuscript of Ernest Fenollosa (and published in Instigations, London, 1920) has since gone through several editions, despite the ridicule of such sinologists as Professor George...
Poetry As Insurgent Art|
After a lifetime, this (r)evolutionary little book is still a work-in-progress, the poet's ars poetica, to which at 88 he is constantly adding. From the groundbreaking (and bestselling) A Coney Island of the Mind in 1958 to the "personal epic" of...
The Poetry Deal|
San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 5
San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 5: The Poetry Deal is the first full-length collection of poems in decades from legendary feminist Beat poet, Diane di Prima.
"A prolific writer generally associated with the Beat Generation, di Prima deserves wider recognition."—Library Journal
Of Poetry & Protest|
From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin
This extraordinary volume collects the poems of forty-four of America's most talented African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize– winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa and Tracy K. Smith, as well as the work of other luminaries such as Elizabeth Alexander, Ishmael Reed, Nikki Giovanni and Sonia Sanchez.
An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry's accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder
Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry—and poetry alone—can do. Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it.