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A. E.  


Archaic Smile

"...Raves are in order:  This brilliant debut immediately puts Stallings very much in the front rank of young American poets."
Dick Allen


Reviewed in
this issue by 
A. M. Juster




Mayflies: New Poems and Translations

The first volume of poetry in a decade by the Pulitzer Prize-winning past Poet Laureate of the United States.
This is the work of a master.
  Ray Olson, Booklist



Reviewed in
this issue by 
Leslie Monsour





Winner of the 2000
Nicholas Roerich
Poetry Prize 

 "Diane Thiel is the real thing  a genuinely memorable lyric poet whose intuitive music strikes the difficult balance between the mythic and the real, the personal and the historical, the familiar and the unknown." 
     Dana Gioia


R. S.  


Poetry : A Longman Pocket Anthology

  Texas Poets in Concert: A Quartet

New Expansive Poetry

This revised edition of Story Line Press's first controversial and influential anthology contains 16 essays by leading poet-critics on the New Narrative and the New Formalism.

Fiction : A Longman Pocket Anthology

No Word of Farewell : Selected Poems, 1970-2000 

The Advocates of Poetry : A Reader of American Poet-Critics of the Modernist Era



Living in Time

"...A long poem, preceded and followed by essay-length memoirs exploring a lifetime of literary activity. The poem the role of the imagination in a small child and in the writer herself..."
  Halfway Down the Hall: New and Selected Poems

"...Hadas stakes a small claim for art's place in our lives....witty, elegant poems..."
The Progressive
Other Worlds Than This: Translations

Translations of Tibullus, Seneca, Hugo, Baudelaire, Mallarme, Rimbaud, LaForgue, Valery, and the modern Greek poet Konstantine Karyotakis, and  others.
The Empty Bed

". . . Hadas writes about death in a time of AIDS and violence, discussing the persistence of memories despite the need for oblivion and the permanence of friendship that transcends the mortal coil." 
Merrill, Cavafy, Poems and Dreams (Poets on Poetry)



Questions for

Questions for Ecclesiastes: Poems
Winner of the 1998 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.Contains 
the "Unholy Sonnets,"
sequence of poems.
  Unholy Sonnets: Poems 
50 sonnets on questions of (largely Christian) religious faith and doubt.

Other books:

  The Reaper Essays
  The Black Riviera (Wesleyan Poetry)

Rebel Angels:
 25 Poets of the
 New Formalism 

Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism
The first anthology
of new formalism.




A Formal  
Feeling Comes

A Formal Feeling Comes
An anthology of
new formalism 
poetry by women poets.



A fine letter press edition,
from Aralia Press




All the Fun's in How You Say a Thing: An Explanation of Meter and Versification
...An Explanation of Meter and Versification ...

  Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt Against Meter

Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986

"...It has given me more pleasure than any other first book I have read this year." J. D. McClatchy
The Color Wheel

"... this new book is a marvel, reminding us of how involving of thought and feeling poetry at its best can be."
Robert Shaw, Poetry

Jerry H. 


The Weird Sonneteers




by Keith Allen Daniels, Jerry H. Jenkins, Ann K. Schwader.
A collection of 120 sonnets on science-fiction, fantasy and horror themes
each poet contributing 40 sonnets!


This collection of poems
with avian themes won
Second Prize in the 1996
Anamnesis Poetry
Chapbook Award



Banjo Grease


"Dennis Must's first collection of short stories is no ordinary debut but the mature work of a fully accomplished literary artist ... originality ... deep irreverence ... compassion for working-class men and women..."
Tom Jenks, Editor (with Raymond Carver) of "American Short Story Masterpieces."




Heal Abuse and Trauma Through Art : Increasing Self-Worth, Healing of Initial Wounds, and Creating a Sense of Connectivity




Gardner's Art Through the Ages 

"The most successful art history book every written."


...An Explanation of Meter and Versification ...

All the Fun's in How You Say a Thing: An Explanation of Meter and Versification
by Timothy Steele

Missing Measures: Modern
Poetry and the Revolt 
Against Meter
by Timothy Steele
    The Oxford Book of Short Poems


The Caedmon Treasury of Modern Poets Reading Their Own Poetry/Cpn 2006 (2 Cassettes)

The Caedmon Treasury
of Modern Poets Reading Their Own Poetry/Cpn 2006
(2 Cassettes)


Robert Frost readsRobert Frost Reads : 
The Road Not Taken, 
the Pasture, Birches, 
Death of a Hired Man, 
Mending Wall and Other 
of His Poems/ Audio Cassettes
by Robert Frost


81 Famous Poems: An Audio Companion to The Norton Anthology of  Poetry, Third Edition Derek
Walcott Reads/
Audio Cassette
by Derek Walcott

  The Nobel Prize-winning poet,
  playwright, and essayist reads
  excerpts from his own works, 
  including selections from Omeros,
and Collected Poems,


The Best American Poetry 2000 by Rita Dove (Editor),
David Lehman (Editor)


Voice of the Poet: Merrill
Voice of the Poet: Merrill
by James Merrill (Reader), J. D. McClatchy (Editor)


Best Words, Best Order
Best Words, 
Best Order : 
Essays on Poetry
by Stephen Dobyns


 Derek Walcott Reads 81 Famous Poems: An Audio Companion to 
The Norton Anthology of  Poetry, Third Edition


2001 Poet's Market : 1,800 Places
to Publish Your Poetry



2001 Writers Market: 
Internet Edition (Book & CD) 8000 Editors! 
"Does everything but stamp your self-addressed envelopes"
St. Paul PioneerPress



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