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Mend: Poems

by Kwoya Fagin Maples

The inventor of the speculum, J. Marion Sims, is celebrated as the “father of modern gynecology,” and a memorial at his birthplace honors “his service to suffering women, empress and slave alike.

Black Bone: 25 Years of the Affrilachian Poets

edited by Bianca Lynne Spriggs and Jeremy Paden

The Appalachian region stretches from Mississippi to New York, encompassing rural areas as well as cities from Birmingham to Pittsburgh.

A Girl's A Gun: Poems

by Rachel Danielle Peterson

Haunting and candid, A Girl’s A Gun introduces a poet whose bold voice merges heightened lyricism with compelling narrative.

The New and Collected Poems of Jane Gentry

by Jane Gentry edited by Julia Johnson

Jane Gentry (1941–2014) possessed an uncanny ability to spin quietly expansive and wise verses from small details, objects, and remembered moments.

The Price of Scarlet: Poems

by Brianna Noll

A honeycomb long vacated by honeybees still possesses an “echo of the swarm, / a lingering song.

Next Door to the Dead: Poems

by Kathleen Driskell

When Kathleen Driskell tells her husband that she’s gone to visit the neighbors, she means something different than most.

Driving with the Dead: Poems

by Jane Hicks foreword by George Ella Lyon

Appalachia is no stranger to loss.

The Place of Poetry: Two Centuries of an Art in Crisis

by Christopher Clausen

Since the end of the eighteenth century, Christopher Clausen asserts, poetry has steadily declined in cultural status in the English-speaking world, yielding its former place as a bearer of truth to the advancing sciences.

Lorca's Poet in New York: The Fall into Consciousness

by Betty Jean Craige

Written in 1929–1930, when Federico García Lorca was visiting Columbia University, Poet in New York stands as one of the great Waste Land poems of the 20th century.

Milton's Ontology, Cosmogony, and Physics

by Walter Clyde Curry

Walter Clyde Curry, a well-known student of Milton, analyzes the origins and unique construction of the grand stage upon which Milton presents the drama of human destiny in Paradise Lost.

The Double Strand: Five Contemporary Mexican Poets

by Frank Dauster

Two strands, one indigenous, the other imposed, pro-duce the poetic and cultural tensions that give form to the work of five contemporary Mexican poets—All Chumacero, Efrain Huerta, Jaime Sabines, Ruben Bonifaz Nuno, and Rosario Castellanos.

Toward Octavio Paz: A Reading of His Major Poems, 1957–1976

by John M. Fein

The undisputed intellectual leadership of Octavio Paz, not only in Mexico but throughout Spanish America, rests on achievements in the essay and in poetry.

The Religious Sublime: Christian Poetry and Critical Tradition in 18th-Century England

by David B. Morris

This perceptive, carefully documented study challenges the traditional assumption that the supernatural virtually disappeared from eighteenth-century poetry as a result of the growing rationalistic temper of the late seventeenth century.

The Braided Dream: Robert Penn Warren's Late Poetry

by Randolph Paul Runyon

Robert Penn Warren's reputation as a poet, though always considerable, has soared in the last decade, as indicated by his recent selection as America's first poet laureate.

Religious Rite and Ceremony in Milton's Poetry

by Thomas B. Stroup

Milton, the arch-Puritan and outspoken critic of the stereotyped rituals of the established churches, has been regarded by most scholars as a writer who is unlikely to have employed liturgical materials in his poetry.

The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren

by Victor H. Strandberg

Though it has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bollingen Prize, the poetry of Robert Penn Warren still is not widely or well understood.

Quest for Eros: Browning and 'Fifine'

by Samuel B. Southwell

Students of Browning have long been puzzled by the discrepancies between the dramatic framework of Fifine and its symbolic development, but these difficulties are resolved in Southwell’s explication by a biographical hypothesis.

Leopardi and the Theory of Poetry

by G. Singh

In this first detailed and comprehensive account of Leopardi's theory of poetry, G. Singh assesses both the literary and critical attainments of a poet whose eminence ranks him with Dante and Petrarch.

Then and Now: The Personal Past in the Poetry of Robert Penn Warren

by Floyd C. Watkins

Taking a new approach to the study of Robert Penn Warren's imposing and still growing poetic canon, Floyd C. Watkins has found in the poems what he describes as a "poetic autobiography" unparalleled in American letters.

Di‘bil b. ‘Ali: The Life and Writings of an Early ‘Abbasid Poet

by Leon Zolondek

Di‘bil b. ‘Alī (765–860) was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the best satirists in the school of Arabic poets which flourished during the early ‘Abbāsid age.

The Land We Dreamed: Poems

by Joe Survant

Weaving together universal themes of family, geography, and death with images of America’s frontier landscape, former Kentucky Poet Laureate Joe Survant has been lauded for his ability to capture the spirit of the land and its people.

Many-Storied House: Poems

by George Ella Lyon

Born in the small, eastern Kentucky coal-mining town of Harlan, George Ella Lyon began her career with Mountain, a chapbook of poems.

Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place

by bell hooks

Author, activist, feminist, teacher, and artist bell hooks is celebrated as one of the nation’s leading intellectuals.

New Covenant Bound

by T. Crunk

“Our only sin was not having what they thought was enough.

Aemilia Lanyer: Gender, Genre, and the Canon

edited by Marshall Grossman with contributions by David Bevington, Leeds Barroll, Kari Boyd McBride, Susanne Woods, Janel Mueller, Marshall Grossman, Naomi Miller, Michael Morgan Holmes, Achsah Guibbory, and Boyd Berry

Aemilia Lanyer was a Londoner of Jewish-Italian descent and the mistress of Queen Elizabeth’s Lord Chamberlain.

What Comes Down to Us: 25 Contemporary Kentucky Poets

edited by Jeff Worley foreword by Ed McClanahan

What Comes Down To Us features twenty-five of Kentucky’s most accomplished contemporary poets.

Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney

by Daniel Tobin

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, author of nine collections of poetry and three volumes of influential essays, is regarded by many as the greatest Irish poet since Yeats.

Field Work: Modern Poems from Eastern Forests

edited by Erik Reece

While writing his book, Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness, Erik Reece spent a great deal of time studying strip mining and its effect on the environment and surrounding communities.

When Winter Come: The Ascension of York

by Frank X Walker

A sequel to the award-winning Buffalo Dance, Frank X Walker’s When Winter Come: The Ascension of York is a dramatic reimagining of Lewis and Clark’s legendary exploration of the American West.

The Collected Poems and Journals of Mary Tighe

by Mary Tighe and Harriet Kramer Linkin

Mary Blachford Tighe was born in Dublin in 1772 and became a poet by the age of seventeen.