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  1. Spring

    Spring

    By Oni Buchanan

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    2009 Massachusetts Book Awards WinnerRepresenting nothing less than a tour-de-force of formal invention and emotional intensity, Oni Buchanan\u2019s Spring encompasses radically contrasting work. Ecstatic, visually intricate rhapsodies... Learn More
    Published: 22nd August 2008
    Hardback | £45.00
    Paperback | £14.99
  2. Veil and Burn

    Veil and Burn

    By Laurie Clements Lambeth

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Concerned with physical experience, pain, and disability, Veil and Burn illuminates an intense desire to feel through the Other, embrace it, become it, and in the transformation, to understand the suffering body. In poems about... Learn More
    Published: 2nd April 2008
    Hardback | £36.00
    Paperback | £12.99
  3. Michelangelo's Seizure

    Michelangelo's Seizure

    By Steve Gehrke

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Providing poetic entry into the visual artsIn Michelangelo's Seizure, Steve Gehrke seizes the lives of several classic and contemporary painters--from Caravaggio and Magritte to Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock--to demonstrate... Learn More
    Published: 28th March 2007
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £12.99
  4. The Welcome

    The Welcome

    By David Friedman

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Published: 25th January 2006
    Paperback | £12.99
  5. Shiva's Drum

    Shiva's Drum

    By Stephen Cramer

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Departing from simple observations of the people and setting around him-- neighbors, friends, and lovers in New York City--Stephen Cramer's Shiva's Drum explores personal and familial relationships set to the rhythms of jazz in... Learn More
    Published: 8th October 2004
    Paperback | £12.99
  6. Rhythm & Booze

    Rhythm & Booze

    POEMS

    By Julie Kane

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Arranged in four parts--each associated with a particular Louisiana city--the poems in Rhythm & Booze trace the hardships and uncertainties, as well as the moments of unexpected sublimity, of a life lived in a continuous struggle... Learn More
    Published: 10th July 2003
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. Theory of Devolution

    Theory of Devolution

    POEMS

    By David Groff

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    With blazing wit and a searing language, David Groff writes fiercely of erosion and endurance in this stunning debut collection. At turns fervent and elegiac, dishy and sly, these poems confront the effect of AIDS and HIV on a... Learn More
    Published: 26th August 2002
    Paperback | £12.99
  8. Manderley

    Manderley

    POEMS

    By Rebecca Wolff

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Selected by Robert Pinsky as one of five volumes published in 2001 in the National Poetry Series   In the Manderley of Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier's forbidding haven of mocking ghosts and secrets that refuse to remain buried,... Learn More
    Published: 19th October 2001
    Paperback | £10.99
  9. Renunciation

    Renunciation

    POEMS

    By Cory Marks

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Renunciation introduces a powerful new poet whose work, though it treads the ground of silence and loss, bears a redemptive grace. Disquieting and healing, Corey Marks's poems hold to "a moment when possibility / bristles... Learn More
    Published: 25th May 2000
    Paperback | £17.99
  10. Nigger Heaven

    Nigger Heaven

    By Carl Van Vechten

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Published: 30th December 1999
    Paperback | £17.99
  11. So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water Until It Breaks
    An astonishing new talent, Rigoberto González writes with a clarity of the senses that pulls the reader into a marvelous and unfamiliar world. The sidewalk preacher, the umbrella salesman, the nurse on the graveyard shift,... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1999
    Paperback | £15.99
  12. Nine Skies

    Nine Skies

    POEMS

    By A V. Christie

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

          Selected by Sandra McPherson         for the 1996 National Poetry Series       The late poet James V. Dickey        ... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1997
    Paperback | £15.99
  13. The Broken World

    The Broken World

    POEMS

    By Marcus Cafagna

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

      Selected by Yusef Komunyakaa         as one of five volumes published in 1996 in the National Poetry Series       "Marcus Cafagña is a poet who shies at nothing, who will         not turn away from... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 1996
    Paperback | £13.99
  14. My Alexandria

    My Alexandria

    POEMS

    By Mark Doty

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    This is the first cloth edition of one of the most highly praised and touching collections of poems to appear in recent years. In selecting it for the National Poetry Series, Philip Levine said: "The courage of this book... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1993
    Paperback | £12.99
  15. The SURFACE

    The SURFACE

    POEMS

    By Laura Mullen

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Selected by C. K. Williams as one of the five volumes published in 1991 in the National Poetry Series, The Surface was the first collection in Laura Mullen's acclaimed career.  ... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1991
    Paperback | £14.99
  16. Stubborn

    Stubborn

    POEMS

    By Roland Flint

    Series National Poetry Series

    University of Illinois Press

    Selected by Dave Smith as one of the five volumes published in 1990           in the National Poetry Series                     "I could not leave this book aside nor, among so many worthy others,          ... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 1990
    Paperback | £13.99
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