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Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.
Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.
Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.
Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
Poems depicting the planetary tilt that shuffles the seasons, the dynamic poise of a bird hovering, the tendency to veer as we aim for the polestar but wake up awry.
A collection of poetry and prose by a Hudson Valley–based group of women writers.
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
In spring 1972, Brenda Hudson, wife and mother, disappears while vacationing on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.
Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.
Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.
Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.
The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.
Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.
Short stories that reflect the complexities of contemporary Tibetan life, written by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden.
Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.
Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.
Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.
An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.
Poetry that takes nature by surprise, observing the world while making it anew.
This poetry book is a grain of seed in light of the poet’s longing for warm human nature, and of her effort to restore it; it also bears her love for paper.
Poets and critics address the potential of language to address the increasing level of discord and precarity in the twenty-first century.
The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.
Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.
Offers the complete body of work of one of the twentieth century's greatest Russian poets for the first time in English.
A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.
Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.
Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.
Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.
Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.
The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
A love story told against the backdrop of “the writing life. ”
Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).
Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.
A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.
Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.
A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.
Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.
Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.
How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.
Takes the reader on a journey through time and place, with stops along the way to visit Madame Curie, Charlie Parker, Scheherazade, Madame Bovary, Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin, and God, among others.
Lyric and blank verse poetry sifting darkness in the author’s life and in the lives of others, both real and imagined.
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
A longtime member of the Communist Party travels across the USA in 1950, wondering what he will tell the House Un-American Activities Committee, and whether he will ever return home.
Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.
Explores the life and times of John Drake Sloat, the US Navy Pacific Squadron commander who occupied Monterey and declared the annexation of California at the beginning of the war with Mexico.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
This book presents the poetry and letters of the American writer Adelaide Crapsey (1878–1914). Her best poetry deserves to be enjoyed by a larger audience, and her letters and newly discovered biographical ...
A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2015.
A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.
When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.
Tells the story of Lebanese immigrant Alfred Nicola, the fortune he began building as a peddler in Louisiana, and the family that founded Al-Kafaat University, an iconic institution serving the underprivileged and disabled of Lebanon, through two centuries of unrest in the Middle East.
The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.
A collection of poems by the South Korean poet Lee Jangwook.
A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.
Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.
An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.
A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Compelling stories of intercultural contact and emotional survival in a complex world.
More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.
Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.
An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the "Burned-Over District" of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.
Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.
The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.
An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.
A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
A father and son travel across North America in a pick-up truck--talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.
A biography of one of nineteenth-century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals.
A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.
An award-winning African-American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadephia childhood in the 1930's to mid-century Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.
A multilayered study and poetic evocation of one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, Strasbourg Cathedral.
One man’s always humbling and sometimes humorous path to forgiveness and redemption.
A bright young man with cerebral palsy has his destiny intertwined with Princess Diana’s.
Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2014.
An abbot’s ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.
An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.
Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.
Examines the life of education activist Audrey Cohen and her founding of Metropolitan College of New York.
A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.
A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.
Poems on relationship, intimacy, and longing, the poetics of postcards, and places real and imagined.
The first collection in English of this renowned Korean poet's work.
Poems that express the wonder and challenge of being human in a conflicted world.
Poems that explore our place in the cosmos.
Uses the stories of two inventors who took different paths to examine the early industrial revolution in New York and New England.
An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.
The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.
Eight intimate stories that speak to the spiritual question of what matters in life.
A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.
A story of loss and survival.
A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.
A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.
Uncovers a new chapter in the story of American modernist poetry.