The Super Fun Kids' Graphic Novel Sale

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores

    Recently Viewed clear list

    Contributors | September 15, 2015

    Mary Karr: IMG Memoir Tutorials with Mary Karr, Lena Dunham, and Gary Shteyngart

    Editor's note: It's been 20 years since the groundbreaking memoir The Liars' Club sent Mary Karr into the literary spotlight with its phenomenal... Continue »
    1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      The Art of Memoir

      Mary Karr 9780062223067

Qualifying orders ship free.
List price: $18.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Poetry- A to Z

Meme (Kuhl House Poets)


Meme (Kuhl House Poets) Cover




       Mind your own beeswax or you’ll be tarred and feathered right here and now. Ray, the dog’s got something in her mouth. While you’re up, would you check the ham?
                        You and the beast’s belly, its short sleek fur,
                        its odor of a world beyond the curb. The tail
                        rises, the fur fans out—
            No, just see what the temperature is up to. Oh, I’ll do it.

            That’s what I was afraid of. Dan, she skunked me. 

Product Details

Wheeler, Susan
University of Iowa Press
Dawes, Kwame
Kooser, Ted
Wanek, Connie
Osman, Ladan
General Poetry
Poetry-A to Z
Single Author / American
Edition Description:
Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry
Publication Date:
8 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Fast Animal New Trade Paper $14.00
  2. Night of the Republic Sale Hardcover $7.98

Related Subjects

Engineering » Communications » Radar and Microwave
Engineering » Communications » Telephony
Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z
Science and Mathematics » Electricity » General Electronics

Meme (Kuhl House Poets) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 200 pages University of Iowa Press - English 9781609381271 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'There is no knack for grief,' writes Wheeler (Assorted Poems), but her far-reaching experimentation suggests that — through language — she's seeking one. Three wild sequences struggling with loss comprise this volume: In 'The Maud Poems,' a daughter attempts to make sense of a mother's language rife with idioms and clichés by collaging stanzas of the poet's own lyric voice ('In the sepulcher where the mother lay/ at last some sleep to gain,/ Hannah helped me carve the oak/ into granite with her cane') between nagging bursts ('Don't come in here all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed expecting us to give you more'). The second sequence, 'The Devil — or — The Introjects' remixes this vernacular with narrative in dense — sometimes opaque — units. The last is also the most stirring sequence: 'The Split' recounts disaster that 'doubles at the slightest slight' through slippery lines that reveal masterful dexterity without compromising meaning. 'Such is the state of our poetry caught in my throat on its way/ to my mouth, why not do everything// but of course we do nothing' she writes. Wheeler's ambitious new book comes closer to doing everything — much closer — and we are left awed at Wheeler's audacity. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

Acclaimed poet Susan Wheeler, whose last individual collection predicted the spiritual losses of the economic collapse, turns her attention to the most intimate of subjects: the absence or loss of love. 

"Synopsis" by ,
For decades a restorer of old homes, Connie Wanek shows us that poetry is everywhere, encountered as easily in the waterways, landscapes, and winters of Minnesota, as in the old roofs and darkened drawers of a home long uninhabited. Rival Gardens includes more than thirty unpublished poems, along with poems selected from three previous books—all in Wanek’s unmistakable voice: plainspoken and elegant, unassuming and wise, observant and original. Many of her new poems focus on the garden, beginning with the Garden of Eden.
A deep feeling for family and for the losses and gains of growing into maturity mark the tone of Rival Gardens, with Wanek always attending to the telling detail and the natural world.
"Synopsis" by ,

Winner of the Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, The Kitchen-Dwellers Testimony is based on a Somali insult: jiko muufo. Translated literally as “kitchen flatbread,” the insult criticizes those women who love domestic work so much that they happily watch bread rise. This collection of poems examines the varied ways women navigate gender roles, while examining praise for success within roles where imagination about female ability is limited. The Kitchen-Dwellers Testimony is about love and longing, divorce, distilled desire, and all the ways we injure ourselves and one another.

  • back to top


Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at