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Circular Migrations

Poetry that helps to explore the details of life.

Sweet Solitude

New and selected poems on love, faith, and the African American experience.

PhanFood

A cookbook for—and by—fans of the rock band Phish.

Guilty

A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.

Kiliaen van Rensselaer (1586-1643)

A biography of Kiliaen van Rensselaer, one of the founding directors of the Dutch West India Company and a leading figure in the establishment of the New Netherland colony

Wisdom Sings the World

Wisdom, this book argues, is found in the poetry of things.

Learning to be Human

Compilation of Stern’s columns from Chronogram in which he explores the intriguing concept of regional culture in its full meaning.

Crush Test

Poetry that sifts the possibilities of an American ethos and probes for a usable truth.

A Hellsmouth for Orpheus

To the poet's quest for immortal vision, A Hellsmouth for Orpheus offers the longing of human desire. Raw but discreet, deliberately sensual, evoking an elusive authority, this book-length poem turns ...

Only the Sound Itself

Poetry that reminds us to think about the experiences that made us who we are.

The Book of Nine Elixirs

sucked two small drops
of blood
& I suddenly saw
the lust of his attack
& felt its
most serious
misunderstanding
of my life.

Tales from the Sausage Factory

A former state legislator and a political scientist team up to show how New York's legislature was once the nation's model professional legislature, and how it might recover from its present dysfunction.

Diary of a Vagabond

By Song Yong
Translated by Jason Park
Introduction by Jason Park
Notes by Jason Park
Subjects: General Interest

"Song Yong's strange complex stories exhibit masterful control of language and narrative drive. They explore themes of existentialism such as existential anxiety and despair and deal with the plight of ...

The Apple in the Monkey Tree

"Mr. Murphy is a very carful craftsman in his work, a patient and testing intelligence, one of those writers who knows precisely what he wants his style to achieve. His poetry is quite but packed, carefully ...

Postcards Dropped in Flight

"Charming, enigmatic, often humorous, these half-poetic, half-philosophic vignettes condense a lifetime to its essential images. They sent me searching for my own. " –Steve Webb, Seattle writer and ...

Cathay

Kim Man-jung

Li Po

Su Tung-p'o

Tu Fu

Wang Wei

Wei Chuang

Rafting into the After-Life

"The 42 poems in this book were culled from a 365-poem opus titled One Year. Each poem in One Year was composed according to the following method:

I would take a day--say, January 18--and, sifting through ...

The Hairpin Tax

The fragmentary poems are of flight, written in the full fury of movement from a known habitat to one full of strangeness. The uncanny is their constant envoy. They enter into things at an obtuse angle ...

WaterWrites

This anthology of contemporary poetry and memoir celebrates the Hudson River and its environs in all of its breadth and depth. It brings together sixty Hudson Valley writers who explore what it means ...

The Clay-Shaper's Husband

ODE TO DOGS

I am tired of hearing about dogs
used as metaphors for the uncivilized.
Imagine a world in which humans

possessed at least twenty times
as many olfactory receptors,
able to distinguish the ...

The Robe of Love

"Irresistible. A major force in the renaissance of storytelling in America. " —New York Times

"The Robe of Love takes us straight to the heart singing, glorious reminding us in story after story that ...

Ode to the Human Face

In this cruel era of killings, war and torture a powerful confirmation of what is still human in us humans.

Blue Cliff Record

By David Rothenberg
Foreword by Sam Hamill
Subjects: General Interest

"Revisiting these 100 classic case studies, Rothenberg enlivens the process, and if he returns one to translations from the original, if his practice deepens another's practice, so much the better. " ...