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Publisher logoFounded in 1977, The Sheep Meadow Press is a nonprofit press dedicated to publishing poetry and belles-lettres. Sheep Meadow is attracted to poets of great merit who for one reason or another have been turned away from commercial publishers.

About Love
Montague, John

About the Theater

“Stanley Kauffmann is a national treasure.” – Susan Sontag
Kauffmann, Stanley and Gordon Rogoff, intro.

An Anthology—The First Four Decades (1959–1993)
Cookson, William ed. and introd. Grey Gowrie, fwd.

Ajanta’s Ledge

Yes. Jazz, at last, in words
Feinstein, Sascha

Albums of a Life
A Memoir
Kauffmann, Stanley

Algebra of Night
New & Selected Poems, 1948–1998
Barnstone, Willis

Alternatives to History

Ladin, Jay

The Always Present Present

Sheep Meadow Press presents the final edition of the Quarterly Review of Literature
Weiss, Theodore and Renée Weiss

Harris writes about struggle and memory, repression and revelation—the stuff dreams and poetry are made of
Harris, Duriel E.

Amorous Shepherd
Micheaux, Dante

...and the Sea

Buckley, Christopher

And They Shall Wear Purple
New and Selected Poems
“the color of the soul”
Hollander, Jean

Any Day Now
Der-Hovanessian, Diana


Peck, John

The Art of Forgetting

“his spelling casts a spell”
Codrescu, Andrei

Back, Rachel Tzvia

Bad Machine

A great poet of several cultures
Szirtes, George

The Bag of Broken Glass

Sugarman, Yerra

Be Seated, Thou
Poems 1989-1998
A contemporary Welsh poet's newest collection
Abse, Dannie

Beast in the Apartment

Poet with American-Greek-Chinese Muse
Barnstone, Tony

Between Here and Monkey Mountain
poetry poetry poetry poetry poetry
McClung, Laren

Between Soul and Stone
A breathtaking new volume from a poet who wrestles with the diabolical complexity of the human heart
Berdeshevsky, Margo

Between Two Stones
An evocative first collection of poems.
Weitz, Joshua


A meditation inspired by Midwestern rural settings, and biblical and classical story.
Wells, James Bradley

Birds and Bison

Malroux, Claire

Black Milk

Dent, Tory

The Black Sea

History in poetry
Papadopoulos, Stephanos

The Blind Man and the Beauty and Other Stories

Loria, Arturo

Bliss Crisis

Gibbs’s poems are full of passionate crises
Gibbs, Jules

Bone-Songs and Sanctuaries
New and Selected Poems
Jennings, Michael

A Book for Daniel Stern

Moss, Stanley and Pam Diamond, eds.

The Book of Disquietude by Bernardo Soares, assistant bookkeeper in the City of Lisbon

Pessoa, Fernando. Richard Zenith, trans. and introd.

The Burning Glass
Der-Hovanessian, Diana

But a Passage in Wilderness

This is a first book of poetry by a recipient of the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America, selected by Marie Ponsot
Berdeshevsky, Margo

Café de l’Aube à Paris / Dawn Café in Paris
Not since T.S. Eliot’s French poems has an English-language poet written so brilliantly in French
Barnstone, Willis

Calendar Year

Agoos, Julie

Cape Discovery
The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Anthology
Gammon, Catherine, and Bruce Smith, eds.

A Celebration for Stanley Kunitz On His Eightieth Birthday

Kunitz, Stanley

The Center for Cold Weather

Mathis, Cleopatra

The Circle Dancers

Der-Hovanessian, Diana

Cities of Mathematics and Desire

Johnson, Judith

A Poem
Kaufman, Shirley

A Clearance

Wilson, Fiona

The Clinic, Memory
New and Selected Poems
Feinstein, Elaine

Closet Sonnets
The Life of G. S. Crown (1950–2021)
Golden unlocked closet
Azriel, Yakov

A Cloud Inhaled Me
Collected Poems
Beautiful Freedom
Silk, Dennis

Collected Poems

“Valiant poems”
Dent, Tory

Collected Poems, 1935-1992

Prince, F. T.

Collected Prose

Celan, Paul. trans. from the German by Rosmarie Waldrop

Coming to Life
Ladin continues the journey of self from one gender to the next—a journey of the soul in and out of flesh
Ladin, Joy

Companions, Analogies

“house flies reborn as fireflies”
Swann, Brian

A Company of Ghosts
Brilliant new poems that capture, at once, terror and paradise as subtle music
Middleton, Christopher

The Compromises Will Be Different

Rehder, Robert

Conversations with Critics

Tredell, Nicolas

The Correspondence of Paul Celan and Ilana Shmueli

An extraordinary dialogue that illuminates the work of the greatest German-language poet since Rilke
Celan, Paul and Ilana Shmueli, Norman Manea, intr.

The Courage of the Rainbow
Selected Poems
Volková, Bronislava, trans. Willis Barnstone, et al., trans.

Dancing at the Monastery
Every poem by Der-Hovanessian speaks for a million murdered Armenians
Der-Hovanessian, Diana

Daubs for Needy Space
Selected Poems
Close distances
Rosen, Aaron

Dean Cuisine
or The Liberated Man’s Guide to Fine Cooking
Greenberg, Jack and James Vorenberg

Dear God, Dear Dr. Heartbreak

Barnstone, Aliki

The Definition of Joy
“Joy Ladin sends spies into the Promised Land.”
Ladin, Joy

Detroit and Selected Poems

Detroit and the world
Hammial, Philip

Dialogue with the Archipelago

Gardinier, Suzanne

Swimming with the Immortals
Writing without boundary
Lieberman, Laurence

Dolores is Blue / Dolorez is Blues

“Hermine Pinson speaks and sings for herself and others.”
Pinson, Hermine


“born a poet”
Barnstone, Aliki

The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai

The Early Books of Yehuda Amichai collects for the first time in a single volume the three works -- Songs of Jerusalem and Myself, Poems and Time -- that established Amichai as Israel's greatest contemporary poet and one of the major poets of our time.
Amichai, Yehuda

Echo System

Directly oblique
Agoos, Julie

The Elegy on Hats

Berg, Stephen

Embodiment, and other poems

Gregor, Arthur

The English Channel
a play about Shakespeare
Brustein, Robert

Esperanza and Hope

Lots of hope
Snyder, Esperanza

Etruscan Things
Lesser, Rika and Richard Howard

Every Room We Ever Slept In

Shinder, Jason

Evidence of Things Seen

Wollman, Richard

Fathomsuns and Benighted

Late works by the greatest German-language poet after Rilke.
Celan, Paul. Ian Fairley, trans. and intr.

Fields Across Which No Birds Fly

Snodgrass, Ann

58 Poems

The surest way to reach the heart is through the ear
Berg, Stephen

Five A.M. in Beijing
Poems of China
Barnstone, Willis

Five Books
Fuller, John

The Flaw
Ignatow, Yaedi

Flogging the Czar
Winner, Robert

Flowers of Ice

Ziedonis, Imants. Barry Callaghan, trans.; John Montague, pref.

For That Day Only
Schulman, Grace

Forms of Gone
Winner of the 2005 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry
Sugarman, Yerra

Forms of Hope
A collection of Venclova's literary/political essays and lectures on post-World War II Eastern European cultural matters.
Venclova, Tomas

Forty Days in the Calypso Saloon & Frescoes with Graffiti

Poet’s poet
Middleton, Christopher

Four Puppet Plays
Play without a Title, The Divan Poems and Other Poems, Prose Poems, and Dramatic Pieces
Lorca, Federico García. Edwin Honig, trans.

Friends with Dogs

“‘Hardyish,’ says Tom Sleigh”
Blair, David

A Full Heart

Field, Edward

The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something
New & Selected Poems
Free miracles
Ladin, Joy

A Future More Vivid
Selected Poems
A dark rabbit that wins the race
Rosenberg, Betsy

Goodbye Lyric
The Gigans & Lovely Gun
Kocher, Ruth Ellen

Great Tranquillity
Questions and Answers
Amichai, Yehuda. Glenda Abramson and Tudor Parfitt, trans.

The Grief Muscles

Language Soldier
Courtney, Brandon

Grieving Shias

Hasan, Raza Ali

Mathis, Cleopatra


A wild book of highly autobiographical, essentially religious prose poems.
Berg, Stephen

The Hand Upon His Head

Gregor, Arthur

New & Selected Poems
Madness, you say? Poetry, I say
Zisquit, Linda

Heart Work
Dolin, Sharon

Schulman, Grace


All’s Write with the World
Berg, Stephen

He’s Far Too Much
A Play
African play translated to English
Mohamed, Said Ahmed

History and Chronicle of the Songbook

Saba, Umberto. Stephen Sartarelli, trans. and notes

HIV, Mon Amour

Dent, Tory

New & Selected Poems
Fragos’s poetry is hostage to nothing but her unique voice
Fragos, Emily

Hôtel Dieu

Papadopoulos, Stephanos

House of Affection

Kwitny, Wendy Wood

The Ice Lizard
Poems, 1977–88
Johnson, Judith Emlyn


Surfacing possibilities
Ladin, Joy

In Secret
Versions of Yannis Ritsos
The famous Greek poet now expertly translated in English
Ritsos, Yannis

In Solitary
A well-established fiction writer turns her hand to poetry.
Schwartz, Lynn Sharon

Interviews and Encounters

Romanian Sapphos
Cassian, Nina and Carmen Firan

Interviews and Encounters with Stanley Kunitz

Kunitz, Stanley. Stanley Moss, ed.

Intimate Chronicles

Middleton, Christopher

& Selected Poems 1986-2009
A collection of poems “broad enough to hold the surf of history crashing with an emotional sweep, depth and beauty few contemporary poets can provide”
Gardinier, Suzanne

It's About Time

Poetry of the highest order
Moss, Stanley

Jazz Talmud

Jazz and Talmud meet in this brilliant, melodic, vibrantly colored first collection
Marmer, Jake

Just Look at the Dancers
Canticles, Fumes, Monostichs
A new collection from an incomparable stylist of rare genius and an exacting sensibility
Middleton, Christopher

Kabbalah and Consciousness and the Poetry of Allen Afterman

Afterman, Allen


The most recent book by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Germany's most important and influential living poet.
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. Michael Hamburger and Hans Magnus Enzensberger, trans.

The Knot Garden
Funk, Allison

Labors Lost Left Unfinished
Pavli , Ed

The Ladder

A smile like an eagle’s claw
Bar-Yosef, Hamutal

New and Selected Poems
Weissbort, Daniel

Landlady and Tenant
Wolfert, Helen

The Landscape Is Behind the Door

Martory, Pierre. John Ashbery, tr

The Landscapist
Selected Poems
Martory, Pierre, Ashbery, John trans. & intro.

Last Day of the Year
Selected Poems
Magisterial Potato Farming
Krüger, Michael

Leaving the Door Open
Ignatow, David

Let the Words

Wallach, Yona; Linda Stern Zisquit, trans.; Aharon Shabtai, intro.

Lie Nearest Truth

A brave and beautiful debut from a poet who navigates the haunted world of remembered feeling
Garritty, Sean

Life After Death
A first collection of poems by a lifelong poet.
Rohrer, Jane

Lighter Than Air
Moral Poems
A new volume by Germany's most important and influential living poet.
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. Reinhold Grimm, trans.

The Lime Orchard Woman
Ríos, Alberto

The Literary Community
Selected Essays 1967-2007
Solotaroff, Ted, Banks, Russell, intro.

A Long-Gone Sun
A Poem
Poetry of the present that looks back at Malroux's childhood and her father's life in the French Résistance and death at Bergen-Belsen.
Malroux, Claire. Marilyn Hacker, trans.

Love & Selected Poems

Aharon Shabtai, now in his late fifties, is the most important Israeli poet of his generation. This is his first book to be published in English.
Shabtai, Aharon. trans. from the Hebrew by Peter Cole.

The Missing

The first book of a brilliant young African-American poet.
McNeil, Rangi

Morning Prayer

Grubin, Eve

The Music We Dance To
Seiferle, Rebecca


History and deep feeling converge in this luminous debut
Bloch, Benjamin

The Necessities of War
A Study of Thucydides’ Pessimism
Zeus would cherish this book
Pouncey, Peter

The Neighbor Out of Sound

To life
Marmer, Jake

New and Collected Poems

Schmidt, Michael

New and Selected Poems
From The Book of My Life
Field, Edward

Night Fugue

Sampson, Fiona

Night Sky Frequencies
“glistening with constellations”
Nystrom, Debra

Night Train
Asher, Elise

Night, Morning

Bar-Yosef, Hamutal, Back, Rachel Tzvia

50 Poems
Hazo, Samuel

No Success Like Failure
The American Love of Self-Destruction, Self-Aggrandizement, and Breaking Even
Solotaroff, Ivan

Nobody's Ezekiel

Brilliant and exacting
Middleton, Christopher

The Noise of the Rain

“Truth sat for her drawing”
Plimpton, Sarah

Not To

Terranova, Elaine

The Notebooks of David Ignatow

Ignatow, David. Ralph J. Mills, Jr., ed. and introd.

The Nowhere Steps

Rudman, Mark

Of the Mortal Fire
Poems 1999–2002
Middleton, Christopher

Opening the Window

Cohen, Marc

Orchard Lamps

Drach, Ivan. Stanley Kunitz, ed. and introd.; Jacques Hnizdovsky, woodcuts; Daniel Halpern, et al., trs

Out Loud

Poems both elegantly wrought and meditatively wild, testifying to a restless intelligence.
Hyland, Peter B.

Ovid in Sicily
A New Verse Translation of Selections from the “Metamorphoses” of Ovid, with Foreword, Latin Facing Text, and 14 Color-plates from the “Ovidiane” Sequence of Paintings by Marialuisa de Romans
Mandelbaum, Allen

Paradise Found
An Interview
Nobel Dirt
Manea, Norman

The Past Keeps Changing
Bloch, Chana

Paul Celan, Nelly Sachs
Here are the letters between Nelly Sachs (1891–1970), recipient of the 1966 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the great German-speaking poet Paul Celan (1920–1970). Their correspondence lasted from 1954 until Celan's death by suicide. Sachs died the day Celan was buried.
Celan, Paul, and Nelly Sachs. John Felstiner, intr.; Christopher Clark, trans.; Barbara Wiedemann, ed.

Perhaps Bag

Rumens, Carol

Piero della Francesca

A major work by the most important Italian art historian of this century
Longhi, Roberto. David Tabbat, trans.; Keith Christiansen, introd.

The Pleasures of Influence
Tributes to Stanley Kunitz, 2001–2015
2015 Kunitz thoughts
Moss, Stanley

Pocket Gospel

Poetry, poetry, poetry
Sutton, Pamela


Ruddick, Bruce

Poems and Translations of Hi-Lö

Peck, John

Poems from the Greek Anthology

Slavitt, David R., trans.

The Poems of B. R. Whiting

Whiting, B. R.

Poems of Jerusalem and Love Poems

Amichai, Yehuda

Poems of Possibilities

Crowell, Joan


Furious and unstoppable
Sexton, Elaine

Prowling Sequiturs
A selection of new poems reflecting Rosen’s appreciation for love and language
Rosen, Aaron

Rosen, Aaron

A Quarter Turn

Nystrom, Debra

Questions of Love
New and Selected Poems
New and Selected Poems
Lesser, Rika

The Quilt & Other Stories

Chughtai, Ismat. Anita Desai, pref.; Tahira Naqvi and Syeda S. Hameed, trans.

Reluctant Mirrors
New and Selected Poems
Rosen, Aaron

Meditations on the way the Holocaust continues to affect life.
Lieberman, Michael

Reply from Wilderness Island
Balakian, Peter

The Requited Distance
New poems from poet, writer, photographer and painter Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Griffiths, Rachel Eliza

The Resurrection of the Body

“...a passionate discourse that is at once earthy and numinous...’
Schmidt, Michael

Rimbaud Versions and Inventions
still unilluminated I...
Berg, Stephen

The Ripped-Out Seam
Seiferle, Rebecca

The River Serpent, and other poems

Gregor, Arthur

Rock and Dew
Selected Poems
Firan, Carmen

Romanian Poems by Paul Celan and Essays

Indispensable poet
Celan, Paul

Saint Torch

Torch for everybody
Fragos, Emily

Saul Bellow
Settling My Accounts Before I Go Away
An important conversation on religion, the Holocaust, and literature between a Nobel Prize winner and a probable winner
Bellow, Saul and Norman Manea

The Savantasse of Montparnasse
With ten drawings from “The Savantasse Scrolls” by Marialuisa de Romans
Mandelbaum, Allen

The Second Question
Der-Hovanessian, Diana

Secret Citizen
Gregor, Arthur

Selected Poems

Poems drawn from six volumes of the work of Germany's most important and influential living poet.
Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Michael Hamburger, Rita Dove, and Fred Viebahn, trans

Selected Poems

A superb translation of one of Brazil's great Modernist poets.
Bandeira, Manuel; David Slavitt, trans.

Selected Poems

Der-Hovanessian, Diana

Selected Poems

A great Welsh-English poet at the height of his powers
Abse, Dannie

The Selected Poems of Jean Sénac

First English translation of revolutionary Algerian poet
Sénac, Jean, and Katia Sainson, David Bergman, trans.

Sex Perhaps

Country Matters
Starbuck, Kathryn


Buckley, Christopher

Snow Part

The last book of Paul Celan, never before translated.
Celan, Paul. Fairley, Ian, trans.

Some Things Words Can Do [Includes A History of Small Life on a Windy Planet, orig. pub. in 1993]

Collins, Martha

Song of the Broken String
After the /Xam Bushmen—Poems from a Lost Oral Tradition
Watson, Stephen

Selected Poems from the Canzoniere of Umberto Saba
Saba, Umberto. Stephen Sartarelli, trans. and introd.

Sorrows of the Warrior Class

Original and necessary
Hasan, Raza Ali

Stars in My Eyes

Field, Edward

The Stories and Recollections of Umberto Saba

Saba, Umberto. Estelle Gilson, tr

Stories of My Life

“marrow and lymph”
Schmidt, Michael

New and Selected Poems
New and Selected Poems
Baron, Mary

Strange Nursery
Breathtaking, rigorous new poems that wrestle with history, myth, devils, angels and self
Schor, Esther

Summers of Vietnam and Other Poems

Kinzie, Mary

Sunday Out Of Nowhere New and Selected Poems

The making of a personal civilization
Swann, Brian

The Tales of Arturo Vivante

Vivante, Arturo. Mary Kinzie, selected and introd by.

Tankard Cat

Middleton, Christopher

Taps for Space
Rosen, Aaron

Ten Great Films

Ten essays on important 20th century films by its finest critic
Kauffmann, Stanley

The Tenor on Horseback
Middleton, Christopher

That Other Side of Things
Gregor, Arthur

Third Day
New and Collected Poems
New and collected poems reflecting events over long periods of the author’s life.
Gowrie, Grey

Three New Poets

Harwell, Sarah C., Farah Marklevits, and Courtney Queeney

Three Studies
Masolino and Masaccio, Caravaggio and His Forerunners, Carlo Braccesco
A new English version of the third edition (1963) of Longhi's seminal work on the Renaissance painter Piero della Francesca.
Longhi, Roberto

To Hold in My Hand
Selected Poems, 1955–1983
Morley, Hilda. Stanley Kunitz, introd

101 Ghazals
Gardinier, Suzanne

Toward Babel
Poems and A Memoir
In a single, bilingual volume Shmueli’s poetry, prose, and an important early memoir
Shmueli, Ilana, and Susan Gillespie, trs.


Rosen, Aaron

Train Ride to Bucharest

Cherciu, Lucia

The Traveling Queen

Wise fire
Collins, Michael


Amichai, Yehuda. trans. from the Hebrew by Ruth Nevo

A Tribute to Stanley Kunitz on His 96th Birthday

Moss, Stanley, ed.


Vallejo, César. Rebecca Seiferle, trans.; Stanley Moss, ed

The Unending Lightning
Selected Poems
Hernández, Miguel. trans. from the Spanish by Edwin Honig

Unknown Sky

Sublime hunger
Cohen, Marc

Unopened Letters
Zisquit, Linda

The Visionary Gleam
Texts & Transformations
Well known as a painter, there is no American painter who is as good a poet and no American poet who is as good a painter as Elise Asher.
Asher, Elise

The Voice of Robert Desnos
Selected Poems
Desnos, Robert; Kulik, William, trans.

Walking on Darkness

“deep history in the daily”
Scott, Peter Dale

Walks in Rome

Prince, F. T

What to Tip the Boatman?

Much of this remarkable book of poems is about mothering -- the poet as mother of a troubled and gifted daughter.
Mathis, Cleopatra

Wheat Among Bones
Baron, Mary

Whispering to Fool the Wind
Ríos, Alberto

White Nights

Wonderfully busy poet
Jenkins, Alan

Wild Domestic

Wild Domestic Muse
Rosenfeld, Natania

Wild Light
Selected Poems
Wallach, Yona. Linda Zisquit, trans.

Wild With It
The bloom of Aliki Barnstone's work, her inimitable sensibility and sensitivity, have gathered praise.
Barnstone, Aliki

Will the Morning Be Any Kinder Than the Night?
And Other Stories
Wexler, Irving

William the Wonder Kid
Plays, Puppet Plays and Theater Writings
Silk, Dennis

The Window
New and Selected Poems
Ravikovitch, Dahlia. Chana Bloch and Ariel Bloch, trans. and eds.; Robert Alter, fwd.

Winters Come, Summers Gone
Selected Poems
“a master’s voice”
Moss, Howard

The Word Pavilion
New and Selected Poems
A new collection by an English writer who lives in Austin, Texas.
Middleton, Christopher

The Yellow Bird

Abse, Dannie

The Yüan Chen Variations

Prince, F. T.