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What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World
What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World
by Robert Hass
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An evocative and captivating collection of essays on writers, place, poetry, and photography—with accompanying photos throughout—from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Robert Hass Renowned for his magisterial verse, Robert... (read more)

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My Poets
My Poets
by Maureen N Mclane
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A thrillingly original exploration of a life lived under poetrys uniquely seductive spell “Oh! there are spirits of the air,” wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this stunningly original book, Maureen N. McLane channels the spirits and... (read more)

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The Virtues of Poetry
The Virtues of Poetry
by James Longenbach
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An illuminating look at the many forms of poetrys essential excellence by James Longenbach, a writer with “an ear as subtle and assured as any American poet now writing” (John Koethe) “This book proposes some of the virtues to which... (read more)

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Being Flynn
Being Flynn
by Nick Flynn
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A Focus Features production, Nick Flynn's moving memoir of his relationship with his father is directed by Paul Weitz, whose films include About a Boy and Little Fockers.... (read more)

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Five Works by Octavio Paz: Conjunctions and Disjunctions / Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare / The Monkey Grammarian / On Poets and Others (Arcade Classics)
Five Works by Octavio Paz: Conjunctions and Disjunctions / Marcel Duchamp: Appearance Stripped Bare / The Monkey Grammarian / On Poets and Others (Arcade Classics)
by Octavio Paz
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One of the great thinkers of the twentieth century has some of his finest art, culture and literary criticism collected here for the first time. A Nobel laureate, Octavio Pazs lucid poetry has been translated by such luminaries as Mark Strand, Elizabeth... (read more)

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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by Robert Pinsky
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Intense verbal music with a jazz feeling; invention against the grain of expectation; intelligence racing among materials with the variety of a busy street—these have been the qualities of Robert Pinskys work since his first book, Sadness and... (read more)

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Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne
by John Keats
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The epic romance of one of the most celebrated poets in the English language Coming to theatres in September 2009 is the tragic love story of nineteenth- century poet John Keats and the love of his life, Fanny Brawne. Keats died at the young age of... (read more)

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Blue Front: Poems
Blue Front: Poems
by Martha Collins
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A stunning account of racism, mob violence, and cultural responsibility as rendered by the poet Martha Collins the victim hanged, though not on a tree, this was not the country, they used a steel arch with electric lights, and later a lamppost, this was... (read more)

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View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems
by Wislawa Szymborska
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From one of Europes most prominent and celebrated poets, a collection remarkable for its graceful lyricism. With acute irony tempered by a generous curiosity, Szymborska documents lifes improbability as well as its transient beauty to capture the wonder... (read more)

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Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010
Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010
by Maxine Kumin
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A landmark collection celebrating the remarkable range of Maxine Kumin, one of America's greatest living poets. Where I Live gathers poems from five previous books, together with twenty-three new poems that pay homage to Kumin's farm life and to poets of... (read more)

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Whitman: Poetry and Prose (Library of America)
Whitman: Poetry and Prose (Library of America)
by Walt Whitman
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This Library of America edition is the most comprehensive volume of the work of Walt Whitman (1819–1892) ever published. It includes all of his poetry and what he considered his complete prose. It is also the only collection that includes, in... (read more)

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Selected Poems (P.S.)
Selected Poems (P.S.)
by Gwendolyn Brooks
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The classic volume by the distinguished modern poet, winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize, and recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, showcases an esteemed artist's technical mastery, her warm... (read more)

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Everyday People
Everyday People
by Albert Goldbarth
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The not-at-all-everyday new poetry collection by Albert Goldbarth, twice winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award           I brought a book of many words to an emptiness in my heart, and I shook them... (read more)

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Poems 1959-2009
Poems 1959-2009
by Frederick Seidel
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These are the collected poems of a master whose work includes many of the most compelling, savage, and tender poems in the language. Frederick Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, “the best American poet writing today.”... (read more)

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Our Lady of the Ruins: Poems
Our Lady of the Ruins: Poems
by Traci Brimhall
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Winner of the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, Our Lady of the Ruins tracks a group of women through their pilgrimage in a mid-apocalyptic world.  Exploring war, plagues, and the search for a new God in exile, these poems create a chorus of wanderers... (read more)

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Failure
Failure
by Philip Schultz
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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR FAILURE "Philip Schultz's language reminds me of such modern masters as Isaac Rosenberg and Hart Crane. It's one thing I've always admired in his poetry; that and a heartbreaking tenderness that goes beyond mere pity and that is so... (read more)

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Library of America #118: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings
Library of America #118: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings
by Henry Wa Longfellow
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No American writer of the 19th century was more universally enjoyed and admired than Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. His works were extraordinary bestsellers for their era, achieving fame both here and abroad. Now, for the first time in over 25 years. Poems... (read more)

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The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense
The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense
by Edward Lear
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The absurd and fanciful verses of Edward Lear-from "The Owl and the Pussy-cat" to "The Jumblies," from "The Scroobious Pip" to countless limericks-have enchanted generations of readers, children and adults alike. This delightful collection, the most... (read more)

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Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
Beautiful & Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry
by David Orr
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Contemporary poetry may seem like a foreign country you've barely visited and wouldn't dream of living in. Beautiful & Pointless, however, reveals how to accept the foreignness of poetry in the same way we accept the strange delights of a place we're... (read more)

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Here
Here
by Wislawa Szymborska
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These twenty-seven poems consider life on earth, from the microbe to the apocalypse. Along the way they take in, among other objects of study, the human teenager, divorce, Ella Fitzgerald, Vermeer’s Milkmaid, dreams, traffic accidents, Greek... (read more)

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