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Two Haloed Mourners
Two Haloed Mourners
by Bernadette Mayer
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As its title would suggest, Two Haloed Mourners is a work marked by a sometimes amorphous, sometimes definite sense of spirituality, a spirituality immanent to every stray thought and object. Loss and regret also figure prominently here, not as features... (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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Swan: Poems and Prose Poems
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems
by Mary Oliver
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“Joy is not made to be a crumb,” writes Mary Oliver, and certainly joy abounds in her new book of poetry and prose poems. Swan, her twentieth volume, shows us that, though we may be “made out of the dust of stars,” we are of the... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #56: Nine Alexandrias
Pocket Poets #56: Nine Alexandrias
by Semezd Mehmedinovic
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Translated from the Bosnian with an introduction by Ammiel Alcalay Following his depiction of Bosnia under siege in the much celebrated Sarajevo Blues, Semezdin Mehmedinovic´ now explores the vast space of his new continent. Mostly written in response... (read more)

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The Love Poems of John Keats: In Praise of Beauty
The Love Poems of John Keats: In Praise of Beauty
by John Keats
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These are the words John Keats chose to epitomize his short, frustrating, and tragic life. They appear as his epitaph in Rome's Protestant cemetery. Often called the greatest English poet after Shakespeare, Keats had a lifelong preoccupation with early... (read more)

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Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems (American Poets Project)
Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems (American Poets Project)
by Theodore Roethke
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From the recollections of his youth in Michigan to the visionary longings of the poems written just before his death, Theodore Roethke embarked on a quest to restore wholeness to a self that seemed irreparably broken. In the words of editor Edward Hirsch,... (read more)

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Sixty Poems
Sixty Poems
by Charles Simic
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Here are sixty of Charles Simic's best-loved poems, collected to celebrate his appointment as the fifteenth poet laureate of the United States. Charles Simic has been widely celebrated for his brilliant poetic imagery; his social, political, and moral... (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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The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks
by Gwendolyn Brooks
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"If you wanted a poem," wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, "you only had to look out of a window. There was material always, walking or running, fighting or screaming or singing." From the life of Chicago's South Side she made a forceful and passionate poetry that... (read more)

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Bye-And-Bye: Selected Late Poems
Bye-And-Bye: Selected Late Poems
by Charles Wright
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Over the course of nineteen collections of poems, Charles Wright has built “one of the truly distinctive bodies of poetry created in the second half of the twentieth century” (David Young, Contemporary Poets). Bye-and-Bye, which brings... (read more)

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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by Vladimir Nabokov
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Though we know Vladimir Nabokov as a brilliant novelist, his first love was poetry. This landmark collection brings together the best of his verse, including many pieces that have never before appeared in English.    These poems span the... (read more)

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The Selected Poems of William Blake
The Selected Poems of William Blake
by William Blake
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The Wordsworth Poetry Library comprises the works of the greatest English-speaking poets, as well as many lesser-known poets. Each collection has a specially commissioned introduction.... (read more)

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Coming to That: Poems
Coming to That: Poems
by Dorothea Tanning
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Still later, when I was more in touch with the world, they told me, "You have a future." I thought that over. Even if I believed them, what did my little future, whatever that was, have to do with the real thing, whatever that is?     ... (read more)

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Betjeman: A Life
Betjeman: A Life
by A N Wilson
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John Betjeman was by far the most popular poet of the twentieth century; his collected poems sold more than two million copies. As poet laureate of England, he became a national icon, but behind the public man were doubts and demons. The poet best known... (read more)

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Collected Works of W. B. Yeats #04: The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats: Volume IV: Early Essays
Collected Works of W. B. Yeats #04: The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats: Volume IV: Early Essays
by W B Yeats
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The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume IV: Early Essays is part of a fourteen-volume series under the general editorship of eminent Yeats scholars George Bornstein and George Mills Harper. These volumes include virtually all of the Nobel laureate's... (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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The Apothecary's Heir (National Poetry)
The Apothecary's Heir (National Poetry)
by Julianne Buchsbaum
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Selected for the National Poetry Series by Lucie Brock-Broido Poet Julianne Buchsbaum has won acclaim for her "rich, lucid, alliterative lexicon, full of apt surprise" (Reginald Shepherd); "there is something of Wallace Stevens in her... (read more)

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Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation
Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation
by Mark Eleveld
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Hear over 70 minutes of electrifying live poetry on 1 audio... (read more)

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by Leslie Adrienne Miller
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The new book by Leslie Adrienne Miller, whose poems “are delightfully eclectic, learned and wise” (Ted Kooser) If the face is a christening in flesh, the boy of him is its opposite, raising the tent of bones in which he will harbor all the... (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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