Bringing together a series of ingeniously linked myths and legends, Ovid's deliciously witty and poignant Metamorphoses describes a magical world in which men and women are transformed - often by love - into flowers, trees, animals, stones and stars. First published in 1567, this landmark translation by Arthur Golding was the... read more
Michael Rosen's "Selected Poems" is a wonderfully moving sequence of prose poems extracted from his acclaimed autobiographical triptych, "Carrying the Elephant", "This is Not My Nose" and "In the Colonie". In a series of artful, deceptively simple poems, Rosen covers a vast terrain, collating vivid and fragmentary memories fr... read more
|Author:||Samuel Taylor Coleridge|
|Series:||Oxford World's Classics|
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was one of the most versatile minds in European intellectual history, and a shaping influence in the development of English poetry. As a radical young poet in the years following the French Revolution, Coleridge collaborated with Wordsworth in Lyrical Ballads (1798) and was by turns dramat... read more
This remains one of the most celebrated books of erotic poetry published in the last 100 years. Neruda was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1971. This translation first published 1969.
The most essential of the immortal poems and songs of Scotland's beloved national bard are collected in this volume. With the publication of his first book of poems in 1786, Robert Burns
This edition is out of print. In this life-enriching book devoted to the experience of love, Roger Housden presents ten poems that can stir in each of us one of the deepest, most powerful sensations known to mankind. Guiding us through the beautifully expressed thoughts of ten individual poets, Housden invites us to explor... read more
This is a mini-anthology of Rilke's poetry and prose for both aficionados and newcomers. Combining great passion and gentle care, the poems on love presented here are often not only sensual but explicitly sexual as well. Others reflect perennial themes in Rilke's work - death and life, growth and transformation. The book conc... read more
Works from the English poet, renowned for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose - especially his limericks.
Marriage consists of two sequences of poems. The first is loosely based on the relationship between Pierre Bonnard and his muse and model, who became eventually his wife. It is a rich pattern for the study of the mysteries of domesticity, the unspoken privacies and intimacies that can exist between two people. For the painter... read more
"Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" narrates in crystalline verse the strange tale of a green knight who rudely interrupts the Round Table festivities one Yuletide, casting a pall of unease over the company and challenging one of their number to a wager. The virtuous Gawain accepts, and decapitates the intruder with his own axe... read more
Upon the publication of her posthumous volume of poetry, "Ariel", in the mid-1960s, Sylvia Plath became a household name. Readers may be surprised to learn that the draft of "Ariel" left behind by Sylvia Plath when she died in 1963 is different from the volume of poetry eventually published to worldwide acclaim. This facsimil... read more
This edition is out of print. Internationally celebrated for his writing and his music, Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is his eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title Book of Mercy, and his ... read more
This is the definitive edition of one of America?s greatest poets, increasingly recognised as one of the greatest English-language poets of the 20th century, loved by readers and poets alike. This collection includes her four published volumes, fifty uncollected works, and translation of Octavio Paz, Max Jacob and others.
If Michael Ondaatje's novels have the compression and power of poetry, his poems read like narratives that have been pared down to their essence. The poems brought together in this electrifying volume are stylish yet endlessly surprising explorations of friendship and passion, family history and personal mythology. Spanning t... read more
These poems of lamentation and celebration were written and dedicated to individuals
The Epic Poem of Finland Into English - Volume 2.
It is often said that Rumi (aka Jalal al-Din, 1207-73) is now the most popular poet in the United States. This conquest of the new world by a middle-eastern medieval writer who died before Chaucer was even born has been achieved with extraordinary speed in less than thirty years. The main key to Rumi's success is the spiritua... read more
"Poetical Sketches" was the first and only volume of William Blake's poetry printed in his lifetime. Long unavailable in its entirety as a single volume, this edition is reproduced from an extremely rare copy of the original 1783 book, cared for by the City of Westminster Archive Centre, and contains corrections to the printe... read more
This impressive volume provides over 1,500 thoroughly revised and updated entries on modern poets active from 1910 to the present day. An extensive guide to the lives of influential poets writing in English, in Britain and around the world, this companion helps to illuminate the influences, inspirations, and movements that ha... read more
Sylph Editions' Cahiers series features some of the most venerable names in literature and publishing as they embark on unique explorations in writing and translation. This newest installment unites two texts by celebrated Canadian poet Anne Carson. The first, "Variations on the Right to Remain Silent," is an essay on the sta... read more