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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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Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)
Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)
by Mary Karr
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The best way I can describe this work is to say that it's absolutely delicious. More than a mere memoir, this fascinating jewel contains universal truths, with delicate and elegant phrasing, and, despite the subject matter, there's no sense of frivolous... (read more)

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A Poetry Handbook
A Poetry Handbook
by Mary Oliver
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I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I... (read more)

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The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats: Revised Second Edition
The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats: Revised Second Edition
by W B Yeats
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The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats includes all of the poems authorized by Yeats for inclusion in his standard canon. Breathtaking in range, it encompasses the entire arc of his career, from luminous reworkings of ancient Irish myths and legends to... (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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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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Love is a Dog from Hell: Poems, 1974-1977
Love is a Dog from Hell: Poems, 1974-1977
by Charles Bukowski
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First published in 1977, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the Bukowski canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.... (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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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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Velocities: New and Selected Poems: 1966-1992
Velocities: New and Selected Poems: 1966-1992
by Stephen Dobyns
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Velocities presents a selection of poems spanning more than twenty-five years in the career of Stephen Dobyns, one of the finest and most original poets of our age. This volume brings together new poems and a generous selection of work from Dobyns's... (read more)

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The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems
The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems
by Robert Hass
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“No practicing poet has more talent than Robert Hass.”—Atlantic Monthly The National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials, Robert Hass is one of the most revered of all living poets. With The Apple Trees at Olema... (read more)

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson
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A luminary of American poetry, Emily Dickinson is canonized for good reason. Her poems are vital, wildly eccentric, and filled with her rich and complex imagination. Absolutely essential.... (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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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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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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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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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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