Poetry and Poetics
Some of these titles are published within our three series for new poetry: The Brittingham Prize in Poetry, Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, and The Four Lakes Prize in Poetry. This page includes books of original poetry, poetry in translation, biographies and memoirs of poets, and historical and critical works about poetry and poets.
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The Blue Hour
“The Blue Hour casts a blue spell, using the tropes and gestures of traditional fairy tales—riddles, disguises, wishes, shape-shifting, entrapment, escape, and transformation—to trace a daughter’s experience of incestuous abuse. With language as sonically and somatically intricate as the subject she narrates, Whitaker looks unflinchingly at an ancient taboo and the infinite hour of its endurance.”
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The Book of Hulga
“Like the peacock lifting that magnificent tail into an arch, Rita Mae Reese’s poems of affliction and epiphany shiver and extend a structure so stunning, so moving, it’s nearly impossible to respond justly in language. Flannery O’Connor would have kept The Book of Hulga on her bedside table.”
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America’s Rebel Yiddish Poets
Beyond the Flesh
Alexander Blok, Zinaida Gippius, and the Symbolist Sublimation of Sex
Escaping a Marriage, Writing a Life
Poems, Rwanda, 1991–1994
Olson, Creeley, Zukofsky, Berrigan, and the American Avant-Garde
Contemporary American Poetry from the University Presses