Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday's Three on Literature and Poetry

Thursday's Three presents a trio of new titles to put on your current and future reading list.

Thoreau's Wildflowers, edited by Geoff Wisner (Yale University Press, March 22, 2016) ~ Containing more than 200 black-and-white drawings first created by the marvelous Barry Moser for his 1979 book Flowering Plants of Massachusetts (University of Massachusetts Press), this book presents a selection of Henry David Thoreau's nature writing and an essay by Ray Angelo, "Thoreau as Botanist".

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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

simulacra (April 2017) ~ A poetry collection by Airea D. Matthews, winner of the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Matthews's manuscript was selected by poet Carl Phillips, who describes her debut as "rollicking, destabilizing, at once intellectually sly and piercing and finally poignant". 

Publishing this month, on March 29, is 2015 winner Noah Warren's The Destroyer in the Glass (Yale University Press). Also selected by Phillips, this collection explores themes of human isolation and need for connection.

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Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay: An Annotated Edition (Yale University Press, April 26, 2016), edited by Timothy F. Jackson ~ Included are previously unpublished manuscript excerpts, poems, prose, and correspondence. Poems appear as printed in first editions. Dr. Holly Peppe, Millay scholar and literary executor, contributes the introduction.

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Read an interview with Holly Peppe at Penguin USA blog.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

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