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Colour Theory
A letter of apology to Vincent Van Gogh, a flat-footed dialogue with Bernini's Pope Gregory,...
The Brother Inside Me
Death and its many mysteries are explored in these autobiographical poems about the passing of...
Backscatter: New and Selected Poems
At the age of eighteen, Raymond Filip wrote 'I am a citizen of the world...
Cantos North / Cantos du nord: An English-French Bilingual Edition
Epic in scope, lyrical in its celebration of nature, frequently uncompromising in its portrayal of...
And Light Remains
In this new book, And Light Remains, Isabella Colalillo-Katz mobilizes a poignant poesis to probe...
Things My Mother Told Me
These poems are a breath of fresh air -- luminous, feisty, heart-breaking, and fiercely honest....
Mary Melfi's poetry is, despite its use of tough, surprising, visual comparisons, very direct. Her words strike like a hammer on a nail. The images arise from our highly technological world. Melfi does not care for lace gloves, Persian carpets, or the panoramas of Northern intangible greenery. Whatever lifts man and woman to the brightness of their union finds warmth in her heart. Whatever makes man and woman rot from the inside is crushed by Melfi's pitiless cynicism. A collection of poems that reads like a play.

"Hope is a woman with a gold watch chain,/ swinging it right and left, left and right .../ ordering everything to be under her control and to be dazzled by it."
A Bride in Three Acts

Mary Melfi
1983
A Bride in Three Acts
Lovhers
In Your Crib
The Circular Incantation: An Exercise in Loss and Findings
Dark Domain
Rush of Wings: Poems 1968-1977
Love Is Not Native to My Blood
Newer Lies
Trivia Thief: Selected Poems
Whirlwinds
Shiftless
The Broken World: Poems 1967-1998
Viamerica: The Eyes