Tuesday, April 8, 2014

In Honor of National Poetry Month...

Dream Of The Unified Field By Jorie GrahamHappy National Poetry Month to all you verse-enthusiasts! In honor of this blessed month, check out these distinguished poets in the HarperCollins family:

Arthur Rimbaud: A French poet of the decadent movement, Rimbaud’s proto-surrealism influenced generations of artists, despite the fact that he retired at 20. We recommend Arthur Rimbaud: Complete Works.

Mark Doty: Known for his plain-spoken and unflinching writing across genres, Mark Doty won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2008, and is currently the Distinguished Professor and Writer-In-Residence in the Department of English at Rutgers. We recommend Fire to Fire.

Louise Gluck: Gluck is a former U.S. Poet Laureate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, the National Book Critics Circle Award  for Poetry, and the PEN/Winship Award for Poetry. We recommend The Wild Iris.

Patti Smith: Patti Smith is a writer, performer, and visual artist. She gained recognition in the 1970s for her revolutionary mergence of poetry and rock. Her memoir, Just Kids, won National Book Award for Nonfiction. We recommend Auguries of Innocence

Nikki Giovanni: American writer, activist, and educator, Giovanni’s early work was inspired by the Civil Rights and black power movements. She is a five-time NAACP Image Award-winner, holds the Langston Hughes Medal for Outstanding Poetry, and is the University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech. We recommend The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni.

Jorie Graham: Called "one of the most celebrated poets of the American post-war generation” by The Poetry Foundation, Graham won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1996, and has served as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She recently became the first female Boylston Professor at Harvard, replacing Seamus Heaney. We recommend Dream of the Unified Field.  

Hebert Zbigniew: A Polish poet, essayist, dramatist, and moralist, Hebert was a member of the Polish resistance movement during World War II, and is one of the most translated post-war Polish writers. He is the winner of many international prizes, and was, according to a note made by the secret police agent in the Polish Union of Writers, a candidate for the 1968 Nobel Prize in Literature. We recommend The Collected Poems.

Robert Hass: One of contemporary poetry’s most widely-read voices, Hass served as US Poet Laureate from 1995-1997, won the 2007 National Book Award for Poetry, and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. We recommend Time and Materials

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