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Decembers: Poems
By author: James A. Perkins
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P477
ISBN: 9780881464658
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $18.00
The poems in DECEMBERS have been written, usually one a year, beginning in 1973 when the author moved from the South to New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, where he took a job teaching creative writing at Westminster College. They are written to accompany the Christmas cards he and his wife Jane write each year to keep in touch with friends from college, graduate school, and earlier jobs. These poems arise out of memory, both of the author and those of others. In them Perkins is much more interested in the images of the season, the sights, the sounds, the scents, the textures, and the tastes than he is in the abstractions: joy, love, warmth, gratitude, etc. He is more interested in what the season is than in what it means.

Eden's Last Horizon: Poems for the Earth
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P641
ISBN: 9780881468335
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Price: $24.00
EDEN'S LAST HORIZON is a work created from the pain and sorrow of what humans are doing to the Earth. Yet is also a poem of hope and joy for the varied and magnificent places on the planet and from inside the minds of people who love it. Both manifesto and a book of praise, the volume is darkly painful and yet filled with the light of the Earth's possible salvation.

Elegies for the Water: Poems
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H757
ISBN: 9780881461428
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $20.00
In this collection, Philip Lee Williams shows again his well-known ability to combine the arresting image with the moment of sudden insight. Deeply intertwined with the natural world of his Georgia country home, Williams's poems are testaments both to time-tested forms and the free impulse of contemporary verse.

Fireflies
By author: John Leland
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P521
ISBN: 9780881465501
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Price: $16.00
FIREFLIES is a collection of lyric poems—formal and informal— that seek solace in nature and memory for the heartache of being human. From children chasing fireflies at night to middle agers chasing lost loves at three in the morning, they trace the compromises we make to make it—the dead mice, cats, fetuses, and loves left in our wakes. And they celebrate the tenuous survival of trees, love, and innocence.

Galaxies: Poems
By author: Cathryn Hankla
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P545
ISBN: 9780881466164
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Price: $16.00
As the opening poem “The Labyrinth Galaxy” suggests, this is not a book of astronomy, but a book of seeking and beseeching. Cathryn Hankla’s GALAXIES forms a collective of connected but disparate things. Each galaxy grouping constitutes a gravitational system of concern, finding its own music and approach to what a poem can be. Together the poems create a spiritual pilgrimage, a sequence sending up an alarm for the earth, inviting the reader to walk a path to the heart’s center.

Georgia Cowboy Poets
Edited by: David Fillingim
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P407
ISBN: 9780881461831
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
The contemporary cowboy poetry revival that sprung up in 1985 in Elko, Nevada, has borne fruit in the Peach State. First, Fillingim traces the history of cowboy poetry and its emergence as a cultural phenomenon. Then he recounts the story of how Georgia became home to a vibrant cowboy poetry scene. But the largest part of the book is an anthology of poems by some of the finest cowboy poets anywhere, and they all happen to be in Georgia.As celebrated cowboy-poet Doris Daley— of Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada —says in the preface, “everywhere is west of somewhere.” So settle in, and travel with Fillingim to someplace west of wherever you are, and enjoy this unique combination of shrewd scholarly analysis and heartwarming cowboy poetry.

Going Farther into the Woods than the Woods Go
By author: Seaborn Jones
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P443
ISBN: 9780881462722
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $15.00
Going Farther into the Woods than the Woods Go opens with the poet speaking from an interior landscape in which life is going too fast and he is lonely and isolated from himself and others. Life is brutal, and the speaker finds himself constantly questioning his self-worth, yet in a surrealistic, witty fashion perhaps best described as black humor.

Grass Chapels: New & Selected Poems
By author: William Wright   Foreword by: Jesse Graves
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P629
ISBN: 9780881467994
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Price: $20.00
GRASS CHAPELS offers readers a sampling of William Wright's poetry from eight previous collections, along with a section of new poems. The poems in this collection are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, particularly wilderness, and specifically Southern landscapes. Wright's poetry is often gothic in tenor, and these meticulously wrought pieces investigate themes as varied as the limits of language, the importance and amorphous nature of memory, the miracle and mystery of consciousness, and the cyclical and embattled state of both human beings and the natural world from which they spring.

I Have Told You and Told You
By author: Elizabeth Cox
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P468
ISBN: 9780881464474
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $18.00
These poems, written over a period of thirty years, reflect both the experience of growing up and growing old. The poems seek to find a primitive connection to a natural world that is fast disappearing. They look at what is lost and what is still present, though ignored, in twenty-first-century life. The familiar subjects of love, death, disaster, discovery, grief, loss, and joy are explored; but the underlying power that keeps emerging lies in the need to rely on images that try to speak a language that cannot be spoken, of music/rhythm to enter that familiar place of the heart, and of a river, the Tennessee River, that drives the heart of this poet.

John Milton, Paradise Lost: The Biblically Annotated Edition
Edited by: Matthew Stallard   By author: John Milton
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P440
ISBN: 9780881462685
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $24.00
John Milton was arguable one of the best-read persons of his epoch. Milton's book reveals that in addition to the thoroughly humanistic education he received at Trinity College Cambridge, he also conducted an extensively broad reading program of his own. This biblically annotated edition of Paradise Lost will be useful to scholars and students of Milton alike.

John Milton, Paradise Lost: The Biblically Annotated Edition
By author: John Milton   Edited by: Matthew Stallard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H823
ISBN: 9780881462364
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $60.00
For more than 400 years, many literary critics have declared this monumental work, Paradise Lost, to be the greatest poem in the english language. Stallard contends that a full understanding of the Bible as the poem’s primary inter-text is essential to appreciating the poem in its Puritan context. John Milton, Paradise Lost: The Biblically Annotated Edition is lavishly annotated with Biblical references that demonstrates that Milton was mining a wide variety of translations including the 1540 Great Bible, the 1560 Geneva Bible, the Bishops Bible of 1568, the Douay- Rheims of 1582, and the revised Authorized Version of 1612.

Let Go of the Hands You Hold
By author: Marissa Glover
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P621
ISBN: 9780881467826
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
By turns clever, earnest, probing, and mischievous, Marissa Glover's poems take as their subjects the ever-relevant topics of sex, parenthood, loss, illness, and faith, and yet everywhere, in their tone and attitude, speak in the singular voice of a sly and vibrant woman banging up against the absurdities and disappointments of modern life.

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