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book image Alexander Vvedensky: An Invitation for Me to Think
An Invitation for Me to Think: Selected Poems of Vvedensky
Alexander Vvedensky
Vvedensky
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Vvedensky was co-founder with Daniil Kharms of one of the most obscure, yet fascinating, playful, and revolutionary Russian avant-garde literary movements, dubbed OBERIU. His avowed task was "the poetic critique of reason" and he claimed "time, death, and God" as the themes of his freewheeling poems.
Contributors: Eugene Ostashevsky , Matvei Yankelevich

book image Alive: New and Selected Poems
Alive
Elizabeth Willis
Willis
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This collection of new and selected poetry from Elizabeth Willis is a perfect primer on the work of one of America's most important and talented contemporary poets. “Willis has the finest ear for the lyric amongst her generation.... The intense beauty of the work is an unblinking testament to the poet’s sense that the stakes for language are becoming impossibly high.” —Richard Deming, Boston Review

book image W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse
W.H. Auden's Book of Light Verse
W.H. Auden
Auden
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Auden's great, transformative anthology, assembled when his own work was at its most provocative and searching, is above all a rethinking of the history of poetry in English.

book image The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse
Stuffed Owl
D.B. Wyndham Lewis, Charles Lee
Lewis
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There is bad Bad Verse and good Bad Verse. It has been the preoccupation of the compilers to include in this book chiefly good Bad Verse.
Contributors: Billy Collins

book image The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems
Stray Dog Cabaret
Catherine Ciepiela
schmidt
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Eight world-class twentieth-century Russian poets brought to new life in Schmidt's scintillating translations. A New York Review Books Original.
Contributors: Honor Moore , Paul Schmidt

book image Shelley: The Pursuit
Shelley
Richard Holmes
Holmes
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Here we have the real Shelley at last—radical agitator, atheist, and apostle of free love, as well as a brilliant and uncompromising poetic innovator.

book image The Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
Osip Mandelstam
mandelstam
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Osip Mandelstam is a central figure not only in modern Russian but in world poetry, the author of some of the most haunting and memorable poems of the twentieth century.
Contributors: Clarence Brown, W.S. Merwin

book image Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Edward John Trelawny
Trelawny
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In 1822, after having been discharged from the British navy, deserted by his wife, and as good as disowned by his father, the thirty-two year old Edward John Trelawny set off for Italy to make the acquaintance of his hero, Lord Byron.
Contributors: Anne Barton

book image Poems of the Late T'ang
Poems of the Late T'ang
A.C. Graham
Graham
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A groundbreaking anthology that includes the work of some of the most famous poets of China. "You never forget the moment you first encounter a book that turns out to be a treasure for life. Especially works that open up new worlds."—Michael Wood, The Independent (UK)

book image The New Life
New Life
Dante Alighieri
Dante
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The New Life is the masterpiece of Dante's youth, an account of his love for Beatrice, the girl who was to become his lifelong muse, and of her tragic early death.
Contributors: Dante Gabriel Rossetti