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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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Incarnadine: Poems
Incarnadine: Poems
by Mary Szybist
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The anticipated second book by the poet Mary Szybist, author of Granted, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award The troubadours knew how to burn themselves through, how to make themselves shrines to their own longing. The spectacular... (read more)

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If the Tabloids Are True What Are You?: Poems and Artwork
If the Tabloids Are True What Are You?: Poems and Artwork
by Matthea Harvey
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A brilliant combination of poetry and visual artwork by Matthea Harvey, whose vision is “nothing short of blazingly original” (Time Out New York) She didnt even know she had a name until one day she heard the human explaining to another one, &... (read more)

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Metaphysical Dog
Metaphysical Dog
by Frank Bidart
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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner Winner of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry A National Book Award Finalist A vital, searching new collection from one of finest American poets at work today In “Those Nights,” Frank Bidart writes... (read more)

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Three American Poets
Three American Poets
by Jonathan Bean
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Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before... (read more)

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Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
by Claudia Rankine
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There are little televisions throughout Don't Let Me Be Lonely. Really. Little photographs of televisions, sometimes depicting widely broadcast images from the news, sometimes only static, are interspersed throughout this long prose poem. The images come... (read more)

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Ezra Pound to His Parents: Letters 1895-1929
Ezra Pound to His Parents: Letters 1895-1929
by Mary De Rachewiltz
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The poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was the only child of Homer Loomis Pound (1885-1942) and Isabel Weston Pound (1860-1948). He grew up in Philadelphia, where his father was an assayer in the U.S. Mint; was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, and at... (read more)

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Red Doc>
Red Doc>
by Anne Carson
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Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their adventures in a very different style and with... (read more)

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Alien vs. Predator (Poets, Penguin)
Alien vs. Predator (Poets, Penguin)
by Michael Robbins
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A second collection from a poet of “sheer joy and dizzy command” (The New York Times) Upon its publication in 2012, Alien vs. Predator, the debut collection by Michael Robbins, became one of the hottest and most celebrated works of poetry in... (read more)

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Every Riven Thing: Poems
Every Riven Thing: Poems
by Christian Wiman
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A vibrant new collection from one of America's most talented young poets Every Riven Thing is Christian Wimans first collection in seven years, and rarely has a book of poetry so borne the stamp of necessity. Whether in stark, haiku-like descriptions of... (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 Liars' Club: a Memoir
The Liars' Club: a Memoir
by Mary Karr
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Winner of the 2012 Sarton Memoir Award “Every few years, a memoir comes along that revitalizes the form…With generous, precise, and unsentimental prose, Monica Wood brilliantly achieves this . . . When We Were the Kennedys is a deeply moving... (read more)

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Human Chain: Poems
Human Chain: Poems
by Seamus Heaney
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A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011Winner of the 2011 Griffin Poetry PrizeWinner of the 2011 Poetry Now Award Seamus Heaneys new collection elicits continuities and solidarities, between husband and wife, child and parent, then and now, inside... (read more)

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Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar
Poet and Critic: The Letters of Ted Hughes and Keith Sagar
by Keith Sagar
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The correspondence between the British poet Ted Hughes and literary critic Keith Sagar lasted from 1969 until Hughes’s death in 1998. During that time Hughes wrote 146 letters to Sagar, which show a unique dialogue between a writer and a critic. In... (read more)

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Underground: New and Selected Poems
Underground: New and Selected Poems
by Jim Moore
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“Jim Moore writes of history, of love, of pain, of the intimate revelations of a consciousness alive to itself.” —C. K. Williams “It's coming so fast,” says an old woman across from me, speaking to no one in particular: she... (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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Maggot: Poems
Maggot: Poems
by Paul Muldoon
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Of Plan B, which included several of the poems in Maggot, Robert McCrum recently said in the London Observer that “Paul Muldoon, who has done so much to reimagine the poets task, has surpassed himself with his latest collection.” In his... (read more)

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Complete English Works
Complete English Works
by George Herbert
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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there.... (read more)

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O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound
O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound
by Garrison Keillor
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O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic and Profound is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this... (read more)

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Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
by Seamus Heaney
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"[This collection] eloquently confirms his status as the most skillful and profound poet writing in English today."--Edward Mendelson, The New York Times Book Review "Perhaps the best descriptions of Seamus Heaney's extraordinarily rich and varied... (read more)

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