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May Sarton

USA (1912 - 1995)

May Sarton was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist born in Wondelgem, Belgium. Many of her novels and poems are pellucid reflections of the lesbian experience.
 
Novels
The Single HoundJoanna and UlyssesThe Poet and the DonkeyThe Bridge of Years
Shadow of a ManA Shower of Summer DaysFaithful Are the WoundsMrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing
The Birth of a GrandfatherThe Fur PersonThe Small RoomA Reckoning
Miss Pickthorn and Mr HareKinds Of LoveAs We Are NowPunch's Secret
Crucial ConversationsAngerThe Magnificent SpinsterThe Education of Harriet Hatfield
 
Collections
Encounter in April (poems) (1937)
Inner Landscape (poems) (1939)
A New Year Poem from May Sarton, 1942 (poems) (1941)
Celebrations, 1943 (1942)
The Joys (poems) (1945)
The Lion and the Rose (poems) (1948)
Letter to an Indian Friend (poems) (1949)
Of Friendship At Christmas (poems) (1952)
The Land of Silence (poems) (1953)
On Being Given Time (poems) (1953)
A Celebration (poems) (1956)
Minting Time (poems) (1957)
The Writing of a Poem (poems) (1957)
In Time Like Air (poems) (1958)
The Annealing (1959)
Cloud, Stone, Sun, Vine (poems) (1960)
The House in Winter (poems) (1963)
A Private Mythology: New Poems By May Sarton (poems) (1966)
As Does New Hampshire (poems) (1967)
A Grain of Mustard Seed (poems) (1971)
A Durable Fire (poems) (1972)
Collected Poems, 1930-1993 (poems) (1974)
A World Of Light (poems) (1976)
Selected Poems of May Sarton (poems) (1978)
Halfway to Silence (poems) (1980)
Shell (poems) (1982)
Letters from Maine (poems) (1984)
As Fresh, As Always New (poems) (1985)
Blizzard (poems) (1986)
The Phoenix Again (poems) (1987)
The Silence Now (poems) (1988)
Small Joys: New Year 1990 (poems) (1989)
Now I Become Myself (poems) (1991)
The Work Of Happiness (poems) (1991)
Bliss (poems) (1992)
The Ender, the Beginner (poems) (1992)
A Handful of Thyme: Christmas 1992 (poems) (1992)
Christmas, 1993 (poems) (1993)
After the War (poems) (1994)
Of Molluscs (poems) (1994)
From May Sarton's Well (poems) (1994)
Coming Into Eighty (poems) (1994)
May Sarton's Well (poems) (1997)
Catching Beauty (poems) (2002)
May Sarton to Valeria Knapp: Letters and Poems to a Secret Muse (poems) (2005)
Encounter in AprilInner LandscapeThe JoysThe Lion and the Rose
In Time Like AirA Private Mythology: New Poems By May SartonAs Does New Hampshire A Grain of Mustard Seed
A Durable FireCollected Poems, 1930-1993A World Of LightSelected Poems of May Sarton
Halfway to SilenceLetters from MaineAs Fresh, As Always NewThe Silence Now
Small Joys: New Year 1990The Ender, the BeginnerFrom May Sarton's Well Coming Into Eighty
 
Picture Books
A Walk Through the Woods
 
May Sarton recommends
The Half-sisters
The Half-sisters (1974)
Cynthia Propper Seton
"Cynthia Seton is hitting deep into woman's discovery of herself but in a rich and humane way."
Garden of Malice
Garden of Malice (1983)
(Roz Howard Mystery, book 1)
Susan Kenney
"A garden of rare pleasures for any reader who loves a mystery out of the ordinary... A fabulously good first novel, I give it five stars."



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