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The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994
The Dream of the Unified Field: Selected Poems 1974-1994
by Jorie Graham
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Jorie Graham is the author of eleven collections of poems. Her poetry, widely translated, has been the recipient of numerous awards, among them the Pulitzer Prize, the Forward Prize (UK), and the International Nonino Prize. She lives in Massachusetts and... (read more)

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The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness
The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness
by Kevin Young
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*Finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism* *A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Literary Criticism and Essays Pick for Spring 2012* The first work of prose by the brilliant poet Kevin Young, winner of the Graywolf Press... (read more)

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Dear Mr. Longfellow: Letters to and from the Children's Poet
Dear Mr. Longfellow: Letters to and from the Children's Poet
by Sydelle Pearl
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A charming biography that brings to life a famous figure of American literature and a distant, simpler age in the history of our country. If you were attending school in the late-nineteenth century, it's very likely that your teacher would have taught... (read more)

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Above the River: The Complete Poems
Above the River: The Complete Poems
by James Wright
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"Lucidity, precision, rhythmical poise, sentiment, intelligence, and the rigors of a conscious craft that liberated the imagination--these were the poetic values James Wright cherished, and they remain the keynotes of Above the River, a splendid new... (read more)

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The Bees
The Bees
by Carol Ann Duffy
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A winner of the Costa Book Award, “beautiful and moving poetry for the real world” (The Guardian) The Bees is Carol Ann Duffys first collection of new poems as British poet laureate, and the much anticipated successor to the T. S. Eliot... (read more)

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The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands
The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands
by Nick Flynn
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After spending time in Turkey interviewing former Abu Ghraib detainees, it is clear the experiences there had a profound and lasting effect not only on Nick Flynn himself but also upon his writing. As was the case in his memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb,... (read more)

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Directing Herbert White: Poems
Directing Herbert White: Poems
by James Franco
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Directing Herbert White is the debut poetry collection by the actor, director, and writer James Franco Im a nocturnal creature, And Im here to cheat time. You can see time and exhaustion Taking pay from my face—   In fifty years My... (read more)

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The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You
The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You
by Frank Stanford
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Poetry. Frank Stanford was called by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Alan Dugan a brilliant poet, ample in his work, like Whitman. He was the founder of Lost Roads Publishers and the author of a number of important works, among them the epic THE... (read more)

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Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell
Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell
by Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell
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Robert Lowell once remarked in a letter to Elizabeth Bishop that “you ha[ve] always been my favorite poet and favorite friend.” The feeling was mutual. Bishop said that conversation with Lowell left her feeling “picked up again to the... (read more)

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You Come Too
You Come Too
by Robert Frost
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A feast for lovers of American literature-the work of our greatest poet, redesigned and relaunched for a new generation of readers No poet is more emblematically American than Robert Frost. From "The Road Not Taken" to "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy... (read more)

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Black Zodiac: Poems
Black Zodiac: Poems
by Charles Wright
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award Black Zodiac offers poems suffused with spiritual longinglyrical meditations on faith, religion, heritage, and morality. The poems also explore aging and mortality with restless... (read more)

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Double Shadow: Poems
Double Shadow: Poems
by Carl Phillips
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A stunning new collection of poems from the author of Speak Low Comparing any human life to “a restless choir” of impulses variously in conflict and at peace with one another, Carl Phillips, in his eleventh book, examines the double shadow... (read more)

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Morning Haiku
Morning Haiku
by Sonia Sanchez
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From a leading writer of the Black Arts Movement, poems of commemoration and loss for readers of all ages   A collection of haiku that celebrates the gifts of life and mourns the deaths of revered African American figures in the worlds of music... (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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Holding on Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore
Holding on Upside Down: The Life and Work of Marianne Moore
by Linda Leavell
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Winner of the Plutarch Award for the Best Biography of 2013 Winner of the PEN Weld Award for Biography A mesmerizing and essential biography of the modernist poet Marianne Moore The Marianne Moore that survives in the popular imagination is... (read more)

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The Art of Robert Frost
The Art of Robert Frost
by Tim Kendall
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Widely revered during his lifetime, Robert Frost continues to enchant readers today, nearly a century after the publication of his first volume of poems, A Boy's Will. This book presents a splendid selection of sixty-five poems from across Frost's... (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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Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty (Inspirations)
Haiku Inspirations: Poems and Meditations on Nature and Beauty (Inspirations)
by Tom Lowenstein
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A haiku is a short Japanese poem, mostly of just three lines, often capturing the fleeting moment in a spirit of Zen like immediacy - the falling of plum blossom, the splash of a frog as it leaps into a pond. This book is a beautifully illustrated... (read more)

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Selected Poems (Keats, John)
Selected Poems (Keats, John)
by John Keats
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A rare glimpse into the mind of a brilliant young poet through his beautifully written letters These extraordinary letters give the fullest and most poignant record we have of John Keatss aspirations as a poet, his life as a literary man about town, his... (read more)

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The 20th Century in Poetry
The 20th Century in Poetry
by Michael Hulse
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This groundbreaking anthology presents in chronological order over four hundred poems written during the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history, while notes to the poems place each one... (read more)

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