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Dialogue on the Threshold

A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship with to the poet Georg Trakl.

Between Celan and Heidegger

Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.

Watch Me Trick Ghosts

Strangers and spirits intersect between surreal city streets and tactile dreams in this fourth collection from the award-winning poet.

Sole Impression

New poems by the author of Winter Crows.

Teardrops of Time

Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.

The World of Agha Shahid Ali

Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.

The Play of Light

Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.

Fried Goldfinch

A volume of lyric poetry including ekphrastic works, animal poems, life studies, and found objects.

Qorbanot

A dynamic dialogue of poetry and art that reimagines the ancient, biblical concept of sacrifice.

Hundred-Mile Home

A creative travelogue of landscape and memory.

Forty Two Greens

Translated by Youngshil Cho
Subjects: General Interest

The poems in this book, by the way they speak to all parts of our minds, invite us to come alive and experience each movement, each emotion and action, and some statements therein, intuitively and aesthetically.

Muddy Dragon on the Road to Heaven

Poems that explore social and ecological struggles, personal and public nostalgia, family and solitude and seek to balance it all with hope.

Birth Chart

A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.

Let's Hear Their Voices

The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.

Tales from the Temple

By Oh-hyun Cho
Translated by Heinz Insu Fenkl
Subjects: General Interest

A collection of prose poems by Musan Cho Oh-hyun (1932–2018), celebrated poet-monk of the Nine Mountain school of Korean Zen.

In the Region of the Heart

An exploration of states of consciousness as well as journeys in the imaginal realm.

The Now Dark Sky, Setting Us All On Fire

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2018, this collection unveils surrealistic imagery and apocalyptic moments to explore cityscapes external and internal.

Multicultural Poetics

Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.

The Room Is on Fire

By Susan Weinstein
Subjects: Education

Blends history and theory with practical descriptions of how spoken word poetry is taught and how to produce spoken word events.

Figures of Time

Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.

Tilt / Hover / Veer

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.

The Full Pomegranate

Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.

An Apple in Her Hand

A collection of poetry and prose by a Hudson Valley–based group of women writers.

The Poetry of Georges Bataille

By Georges Bataille
Translated by Stuart Kendall
Introduction by Stuart Kendall
Subjects: General Interest

Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.

Years I Walked at Your Side

The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.

Reflecting Pool

Edited by Laurence Carr
Subjects: General Interest

Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.

Paper

By Shin Dal-Ja
Translated by Cho Young-Shil
Subjects: General Interest

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.

Fraying Edge of Sky

Poetry that takes nature by surprise, observing the world while making it anew.

Poetics and Precarity

Poets and critics address the potential of language to address the increasing level of discord and precarity in the twenty-first century.

Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

Translated by Burton Raffel & Alla Burago
Introduction by Sidney Monas
Subjects: General Interest

Offers the complete body of work of one of the twentieth century's greatest Russian poets for the first time in English.

Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth

Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.

Poetic Fragments

Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).

In the Gorge

Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.

The Fifth Element

Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.

Threnodies

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.

Black Irish

Lyric and blank verse poetry sifting darkness in the author’s life and in the lives of others, both real and imagined.

Flower of the Desert

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.

Complete Poems and Collected Letters of Adelaide Crapsey

Edited by Susan S. Smith
Subjects: General Interest

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 ...

Meridian

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2015.

Dead Reckoning

A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.

Request Line at Noon

By Lee Jangwook
Translated by Sun Kim & Tsering Wangmo
Subjects: General Interest

A collection of poems by the South Korean poet Lee Jangwook.

Nearer to Never

A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience.

Reality Crumbs

By Raquel Chalfi
Translated by Tsipi Keller
Afterword by Dan Miron
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.

Forgotten Borough

Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.

The Stones of Strasbourg and Other Poems

A multilayered study and poetic evocation of one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, Strasbourg Cathedral.

Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2014.

The City That Never Sleeps

An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.

Together / Apart and other poems

Poems on relationship, intimacy, and longing, the poetics of postcards, and places real and imagined.

Mandalas

Poems that explore our place in the cosmos.

A Warm Family

By Kim Hu-Ran
Translated by Cho Young-Shil
Subjects: General Interest

The first collection in English of this renowned Korean poet's work.

Every Root a Branch

Poems that express the wonder and challenge of being human in a conflicted world.

Mary Barnard, American Imagist

Uncovers a new chapter in the story of American modernist poetry.

Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance

By Hafiz & Martin Bidney
Translated by Martin Bidney
Subjects: General Interest

A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.

Rain, Sky, Wind, Port

Poems on nature and the human condition.

Lost Orchard

Edited by Jo Pitkin
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

A unique literary anthology with contributions from former members of Kirkland College, the last established women’s college in the United States.

A Slant of Light

A collection of contemporary prose and poetry by women writers from New York’s Hudson Valley.

Freeze

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2012.

Here, Everything Is Dreaming

Poems and stories that stream directly from dreams and shamanic adventures in the world-behind-the-world.

Selected Poems

In these idiosyncratic, subtly rhymed and occasionally violent lyrics, Frost runs her tongue along the edge of the knife dividing wit from rage.

Rumi's Holistic Humanism

Rumi’s universal approach to life is compellingly revealed in easy-to-read prose with excerpts from Rumi’s poetry.

Midwestern Heart

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2011.

Pacem in Terris

The banner of humankind blows over Pacem in Terris whenever it is open. The five stripes symbolize five subdivisions of the one human race; brown, black, red, white, yellow, unite at the top, each one ...

Song of Myself and Other Poems

Uses new poetic forms to explore various themes such as the nature of the self and our relations with nature.

Truant Pastures

By Harry C. Staley
Introduction by George Drew
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

Poems that ponder the conundrums of existence and religious faith in wartime.

The End of the Folded Map

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2010.

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.

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.

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.

Only the Sound Itself

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

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 ...

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 ...

Missives

The etymology of the word "missive" according to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary comes from Middle French: lettre missive, literally translated as "a letter intended to be sent. " Missives is a book composed ...

Sand and Traffic

Would you be so terrifying
uncoffined, dried earth caked on your calves, disintegrating in a field among weeds
like an animal whose death
makes a place large and strange?
—from Knee Deep in Mud My Mother ...

While I Was Dancing

This collection of poems was written between 2004 and 2009. Working with various partners Steve Clorfeine developed a form, "moving and writing," in which one person moves with eyes closed and the other ...

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 ...

Riverine

Edited by Laurence Carr
Subjects: General Interest

Riverine is a contemporary anthology of memoir, short fiction, and poetry by over seventy Hudson Valley writers.

The memoirs reflect Hudson Valley life along with life outside the U. S. Intriguing short ...

Feral Idylls

With each poem in this series, Bauman explores the life of an animal native to the Catskill region, delving into their secret suffering, fear, and determination. Through their daily struggles, he reveals ...

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 ...

What the Bee Knows

"The Sphinx, the Pyramids, the stone temples are, all of them, ultimately, as flimsy as London Bridge; our cities but tents set up in the cosmos. We pass. But what the bee knows, the wisdom that sustains ...

Gas Light

"A Short Piece"

It must be that the azaleas
Bloom at dawn
And fall at dusk.

Over the low pine grove
Behind the rocks in Samchung Dong
They droop
Whenever the clouds pass.

All through April
Unnoticed by ...

Welsh Woman Wandering and Other Poems

Scholar in Comparative Religion and co-author of Shlomo's Stories (Jason Arson), Mesinai was chosen one of Columbia University's 250 'greatest graduates' for her search for Raoul Wallenberg and other ...

Tilting Gravity

"Winner of the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award for 2009," Elizabeth Rees's Tilting Gravity shimmers like moonlight on tidewater, illuminating the ebb and flow of brokenness and recovery with rippling imagination ...

The Way I Wait for You

David McCann is the Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Literature at Harvard University and the translator/editor of numerous volumes of Korean poetry. His own poetry has been published in Poetry, Ploughshares, ...

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 ...

A Yelp in the Ideal

In the poetry of Celestine Frost, the I is not confessional, rarely even personal, but, like he or she, a voice, subliminal and quirky. In this, her fourth collection, the liquid, unamalgamated thought ...

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 ...

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. " ...

Seeing Venice

"Venice is so much more than canals, bridges, gondolas. It is an unbroken sequence of ever-changing moods; festive; frivolous, elegiac and melancholy, forever foreign yet totally intimate. " –from Seeing ...

Enneagrammatic Improvisations

The poems in this volume are experimental in nature. They came out of a study of the enneagram—a symbol best described in P. D. Ouspensky's In Search of the Miraculous. While looking for a way to experience ...

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 ...

Charlie

Abraham Burickson's chapbook Charlie is an exploration of what it means to find oneself living without an instruction manual in a world filled with strangers. The poems follow Charlie and Sal, two very ...

Hurricane Hymn and Other Poems

Poetry cannot perform search and rescues.
Words are not water or food or shelter.
Grief cannot put a roof over storm-refugees.
Compassion's not a substitute for action.
Come in from the wind, let ...

Window with 4 Panes

The ambiguity of snow

Dog wishes, buried
in squinty sun
may never sprout

deeper dreads down
under may deface
even terror's stun gun
before bright dawn

pours on white cloth
buffered over white
strain and ...

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 ...