The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong

by

A cultural “biography” of Robert Frost’s beloved poem, arguably the most popular piece of literature written by an American “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood . . .” One hundred years after its first publication in August 1915, Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget that it is, in fact, a poem. Yet poetry it is, and Frost’s immortal lines remain unbelievably popular. And yet in spite of this devotion, almost everyone gets the poem hopelessly wrong. David Orr’s The Road Not Taken dives directly into the controversy, illuminating the poem’s enduring greatness while revealing its mystifying contradictions. Widely admired as the poetry columnist for The New York Times Book Review, Orr is the perfect guide…

Keep Reading

The Light of the World: A Memoir

by

A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander.   In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband. Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid price, Alexander tells a love story that is, itself, a story of loss. As she reflects on the beauty of her married life, the trauma resulting from her husband’s death, and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons, Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss.   THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a…

Keep Reading

Walk Along with Nostalgia

by

-Walk Along with Nostalgia Poetry is life and soul. When the soul flows into words, there is a pure world waiting for you to read its hope and joy. – Ding Ding Ding Ding is a young poet and writer, who was originally from China, and currently living in Au Meet the Author DIND DING is a young poet, freelance writer, translator, who was originally from China, and currently living in Sydney. After finished her Bachelor of Journalism from China, she did the Master of Inter-national Studies in The University of Sydney, and the Master of Translation in The University of New South Wales in her mid 20s. Her travelling experiences from motherland to foreign countries move her poems to…

Keep Reading

Malanga Chasing Vallejo: Selected Poems: Cesar Vallejo: New Translations and Notes: Gerard Malanga

by

In the forceful, staggering poetry of César Vallejo, poet and photographer Gerard Malanga discovered a kindred spirit. Driven by a deep sense of spiritual kinship and with the encouragement of Vallejo’s widow, Malanga’s translations reveal a profound perspective on Vallejo’s work that brings into focus the brutal desperation behind his genius.Malanga Chasing Vallejo gathers 82 of Vallejo’s poems in a bilingual edition that is marked by the spiritual connection between poet and translator. A work of the heart, these poems are presented from the position of a fellow member of the underclass, providing a street-level entry point for readers who can relate to the hunger feeding every verse and the ache of loneliness that no amount of modern technology can obscure.…

Keep Reading

Go to Top