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The Lives of the Heart: Poems
The Lives of the Heart: Poems
by Jane Hirshfield
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Jane Hirschfield, the award-winning author of "The October Palace" and editor of "Women in Praise of the Sacred", presents a scintillating new volume of poems that will be published to coincide with the hardcover release of "Nine Gates", the author's... (read more)

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Leaves of Grass (83 Edition)
Leaves of Grass (83 Edition)
by Walt Whitman
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One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves Of Grass is his one book.  First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was... (read more)

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Diving Into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972
Diving Into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972
by Adrienne Rich
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Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
by Allen Ginsberg
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"Do we need to say anything about Howl? This is, more than anything else, the book that launched the Beat movement. By turns wildly praised and bitterly reviled, it still packs a wallop today."... (read more)

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Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
by T. S. Eliot
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Eliots famous collection of nonsense verse about cats-the inspiration for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. This edition features pen-and-ink drolleries by Edward Gorey throughout.... (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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Moon Is Always Female
Moon Is Always Female
by Marge Piercy
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Her seventh and most wide ranging collection. In the 1st of 2 sections, the poems move from the amusingly elegiac to the erotic, the classical to the funny. The 2nd section is a series of 15 poems for a calendar based on lunar rather than solar... (read more)

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101 Great American Poems Dover Thrift E
101 Great American Poems Dover Thrift E
by American Poetry
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Rich treasury of verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, selected for popularity and literary quality, includes Poe's "The Raven," Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," as well as poems by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot... (read more)

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Gary Soto: New and Selected Poems
Gary Soto: New and Selected Poems
by Gary Soto
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For over two decades, the award-winning poet and author Gary Soto has been offering his readers a vision that transcends the ordinary, making him one of today's most celebrated Chicano writers. "New and Selected Poems" includes the best of his seven full-... (read more)

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The Clerk's Tale
The Clerk's Tale
by Spencer Reece
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The New Yorker recently devoted the entire back page to a single poem, "The Clerk"s Tale," by Spencer Reece. This debut author"s first collection had been selected by poet laureate Louise Gluck from among 850 submissions to win the 2003 Bakeless Prize of... (read more)

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City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology
City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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"This comprehensive selection from the influential City Lights Pocket Poets Series is a landmark retrospective, celebrating forty years of publishing and cultural history. From the introduction by Lawrence Ferlinghetti: “Even though some say that... (read more)

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Poems and Prose (Penguin Classics)
Poems and Prose (Penguin Classics)
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, grand purveyor of sprung rhythm (a complex poetic rhythm based on the patterns of speech natural to Welsh and Old English), are poems that beg to be read aloud. Strange diction, fervent sound-play, and an inimitable... (read more)

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Heartsongs
Heartsongs
by Mattie J.T. Stepanek
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Mattie J.T. Stepanek began writing poetry at the age of three. In ,Heartsongs, Mattie explores the uncensored reality of living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and with the grief associated with the loss of his three siblings to the same life... (read more)

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Letters to a Young Poet
Letters to a Young Poet
by Rainer Maria Rilke
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From 1903 to 1908 Rilke wrote a series of remarkable responses to a young would-be poet, on poetry and on surviving as a sensitive observer in a harsh world. Accompanying the letters is a chronicle of Rilke's life showing what he was experiencing in his... (read more)

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The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poetry Anthology, a
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: Poetry Anthology, a
by Robert Bly
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Boys feel wild; they love their tree houses, their wild spots in the woods, they all want to go down to the river, with Huck, away from domesticating aunts. Boys love to see some wildness in their fathers, to see their fathers dancing or carrying on... (read more)

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Poems: Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie/Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well/And Still I Rise/Shaker, Why D
Poems: Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie/Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well/And Still I Rise/Shaker, Why D
by Maya Angelou
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Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness,  sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and  celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In  this moving volume of poetry, we hear the  multi-faceted... (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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Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
by Walt Whitman
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In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which... (read more)

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Taste of Cherry (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry)
Taste of Cherry (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry)
by Kara Candito
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In Kara Canditos prize-winning debut collection a “garish/human theatre” comes to life against richly textured geographic and psychic landscapes. These poems are high-speed meditations on a world where Walter Benjamin meets the “glitzy... (read more)

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Life Studies & for the Union Dead
Life Studies & for the Union Dead
by Robert Lowell
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This popular volume collects two of Lowell's finest books of poetry.... (read more)

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