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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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Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico
Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico
by Alice Corbin
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Alice Corbin's "Red Earth: Poems of New Mexico, originally published in 1920, marked a significant moment in the history of modern poetry. Its aesthetic power half explained its impact but also because it made an important contribution to the culture... (read more)

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Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade
Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade
by Toi Derricotte
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Cave Canem has for the past ten years dedicated itself to the discovery and cultivation of new voices in African American poetry. Founded in 1996 by prizewinning poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem began as a weeklong summer workshop... (read more)

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A Treasury of American Poetry
A Treasury of American Poetry
by Allen Mandelbaum
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A comprehensive overview of America's vast poetic heritage, Three Centuries of American Poetry features the work of some 150 of our nation's finest writers. It includes selections from Anne Bradstreet, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow... (read more)

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Paperwork
Paperwork
by Tom Wayman
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Paperwork, a provocative sampling of the best new work writing in North America, breaks this taboo. These poems are written by people who build houses and machines, catch fish, take care of children, manage companies, work hard at looking for work, and... (read more)

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Three American Poets
Three American Poets
by Jonathan Bean
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A unique collection of poems from three writers living under the shadow of the Civil War Three great American poets, all of whom preferred the solitary life, and yet each responded, in very different ways, to the greatest social event of their times: the... (read more)

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Poetry Daily Essentials 2007
Poetry Daily Essentials 2007
by Diane Boller
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Poetry Daily, on the web at http: //www.poems.com, is the world's most popular poetry web site, with more than three million visitors each year. Each day, the editors serve a new offering from the best of contemporary poems from poets known and those... (read more)

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Are You Experienced?: Baby Boom Poets at Midlife
Are You Experienced?: Baby Boom Poets at Midlife
by Pamela Gemin
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In this timely and reflective anthology, the generation that sought to stay forever young reveals that midlife should mean more than jokes about thinning hair, creaking joints, and thickening waistlines. Midlife's insights—whether they be physical,... (read more)

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Voices of the Future
Voices of the Future
by Etan Thomas
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"The poetic voice of his generation."—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar "Etan Thomas is breaking it down for our young minds on how to be a vital part of this challenging world we all live in. Let's give it up for Etan."—Spike Lee Broken down by a variety... (read more)

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Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America
Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America
by Virgil Suarez
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Red, White, and Blues, a new anthology from the award-winning editors of Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America and Vespers: Contemporary American Poems of Religion and Spirituality, offers a chorus of contemporary American poets on the idea... (read more)

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The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Pitt Poetry)
The Pittsburgh Book of Contemporary American Poetry (Pitt Poetry)
by Ed Ochester
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This anthology commemorates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Pitt Poetry Series (1968-1993), which from modest beginnings has become one of the most prominent poetry series in the United States.  This collection provides generous selections... (read more)

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Family Portrait: American Prose Poetry 1900-1950 (Marie Alexander Poetry)
Family Portrait: American Prose Poetry 1900-1950 (Marie Alexander Poetry)
by Robert Alexander
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"Family Portrait doesn't just rewrite the history of the prose poem in America—it sets the record straight. Murphy's scholarly introduction sets the stage for a book that traces the history of American prose poetry from 1900–1950. Simply put... (read more)

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American Negro Poetry: An Anthology (American Century)
American Negro Poetry: An Anthology (American Century)
by Arna Wendell Bontemps
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With 200,000 copies in print, this anthology has for decades been seen as a fundamental collection of African-American verse. Bontemps (1902-73), an important figure during and after the Harlem Renaissance, author of more than 25 novels, and longtime... (read more)

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Poetry of the American Renaissance: A Diverse Anthology from the Romantic Period
Poetry of the American Renaissance: A Diverse Anthology from the Romantic Period
by Paul Kane
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This anthology, the most comprehensive available in a single volume, brings together all of the major poets of the American Renaissance along with many lesser-known poets now being rediscovered. A critical introduction situated the poetry in its... (read more)

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Poetry of the American West
Poetry of the American West
by Alison H. Deming
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One hundred fifty poems by seventy-five poets offer an inclusive collage of voices--protest poems of the Chicano farmworkers' movement, campfire cowboy songs, sacred Native American songs, and works by Willa Cather, Langston Hughes, Adrienne Rich, and... (read more)

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Words Brushed By Music: Twenty-five Years of the Johns Hopkins Poetry Series (Johns Hopkins, Poetry and Fiction)
Words Brushed By Music: Twenty-five Years of the Johns Hopkins Poetry Series (Johns Hopkins, Poetry and Fiction)
by John T. Irwin
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Over the past twenty-five years, the Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction series has published thirty-one volumes of poetry, beginning in 1979 with John Hollander's Blue Wine and Other Poems. The series was launched with two guiding principles: to publish... (read more)

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Poets of the New Century
Poets of the New Century
by Roger Weingarten
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We're not sure this is the first comprehensive collection of the best and most exciting poetry to appear in this new century, but we're fairly certain it is the most extensive and ambitious. Emphasizing young and mid-career poets, with the usual... (read more)

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America Zen
America Zen
by Ray (edt) Mcniece
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Poetry. An essential contemporary anthology of American Zen poets including an introduction to the topic, biographic sketches and photos, and each poet's Zen statement. Poems by 30 poets, including Diane Di Prima, Tess Gallagher, Sam Hamill, Jane... (read more)

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The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (Camino del Sol: A Latina and Latino Literary)
The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (Camino del Sol: A Latina and Latino Literary)
by Francisco Aragon
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Join us across the nation with The Wind Shifts ON TOUR The Wind Shifts gathers, for the first time, works by emerging Latino and Latina poets in the twenty-first century. Here readers will discover 25 new and vital voices including Naomi Ayala, Richard... (read more)

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Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America
Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America
by Virgil Suarez
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From Waco to Columbine, from Oklahoma City to New York City, from domestic abuse and drive-by shootings to religious fanaticism and acts of terrorism, the poems in Like Thunder are for those who have perished and those who have survived. More than 140... (read more)

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