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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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Lunch Poems (Pocket Poets Series: No. 19)
Lunch Poems (Pocket Poets Series: No. 19)
by Frank Ohara
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Important poems by the late New York poet published in The New American Poetry, Evergreen Review, Floating Bear and stranger places. Often this poet, strolling through the noisy splintered glare of a Manhattan noon, has paused at a sample Olivetti to... (read more)

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Poem of the Deep Song
Poem of the Deep Song
by Federico Garcia Lorca
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The magic of Andalusia is crystallized in Federico Garcia Lorca's first major work, Poem of the Deep Song, written in 1921 when the poet was twenty-three years old, and published a decade later. In this group of poems, based on saetas, soleares, and... (read more)

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Pocket Poets Series #0001: Pictures of the Gone World
Pocket Poets Series #0001: Pictures of the Gone World
by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Published to celebrate forty years of City Lights publishing, which began with the letterpress printing of this book in 1955. It was Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first book, and it has been reprinted twenty-one times, having never been out of print. 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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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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The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems
by Pablo Neruda
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This collection of Neruda’s most essential poems will prove indispensable. Selected by a team of poets and prominent Neruda scholars in both Chile and the U.S., this is a definitive selection that draws from the entire breadth and width of Neruda... (read more)

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Pocket Poets Series #0047: Listen!: Early Poems, 1913-1918
Pocket Poets Series #0047: Listen!: Early Poems, 1913-1918
by Vladimir Mayakovsky
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“Nathaniel Mackey's poem is a brilliant renewal of and experiment with the language of our spiritual condition and a measure of what poetry gives in trust-'heart's/meat' and the rush of language to bear it.” —Robin Blaser “Mackey&... (read more)

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Aureole : an Erotic Sequence (03 Edition)
Aureole : an Erotic Sequence (03 Edition)
by Carole Maso
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Two women leaf through a book of French slang, with its delicate and delicious mixing of food and sex. A man and a woman sit in a Parisian dive, caressing each other’s hands. Two lovers take late-night refuge in a beach cabana, their lovemaking... (read more)

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Poems of Arab Andalusia (89 Edition)
Poems of Arab Andalusia (89 Edition)
by Cola (translator) Franzen
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These poems, from the astonishing 10th- through 13th-century civilization in Andalusia, are based on the codex of Ibn Sa'id, who wanted poems "whose idea is more subtle than the West Wind, and whose language is more beautiful than a fair face." Spanish... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #28: Scattered Poems
Pocket Poets #28: Scattered Poems
by Jack Kerouac
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Poetry. Jack Kerouac does not always receive credit as one of the great American poets of the twentieth-century, but SCATTERED POEMS helps show the great range he possessed across genres. This book includes "Pull My Daisy," written with Allen Ginsberg... (read more)

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Pocket Poets Series #0035: Mind Breaths: Poems, 1972-1977
Pocket Poets Series #0035: Mind Breaths: Poems, 1972-1977
by Allen Ginsberg
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Meditations, rhapsodies, elegies, confessions, and mindful chronicle writings filling inward and outward space thru mid-Seventies decade. Mind Breaths: Australian songsticks measure oldest known poetics, broken-leg meditations march thru Six Worlds... (read more)

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Pocket Poets #0048: Pomes All Sizes
Pocket Poets #0048: Pomes All Sizes
by Jack Kerouac
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Poetry. Here are poems about Mexico and Tangier, Berkeley and the Bowery. Mid-fifties road poems, hymns and songs from God, drug poems, wine poems, dharma poems and Buddhist meditations. Poems to Beat friends, goofball poems, quirky haiku, and a fine... (read more)

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City of Memory: And Other Poems
City of Memory: And Other Poems
by Jose Emilio Pacheco
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The leading poet of his generation, José Emilio Pacheco is one of Mexico’s most esteemed and beloved writers. City of Memory and Other Poems presents two of his finest poetry collections, accompanied by beautifully rendered translations.... (read more)

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Paroles : Selected Poems (58 Edition)
Paroles : Selected Poems (58 Edition)
by Jacques Prevert
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In the years immediately following World War II, Jacques Prévert spoke directly to and for the French who had come of age during the German Occupation. First published in 1946 by Les Editions de Minuit, a press with its origins in the... (read more)

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Keys To the Garden : New Israeli Writing (96 Edition)
Keys To the Garden : New Israeli Writing (96 Edition)
by Ammiel (ed.) Alcalay
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This first anthology of twentieth-century Israeli literature to feature the work of writers who were born in—or whose families originated from—the Levant, Turkey, Iran, India, and Arab worlds represents twenty-four authors whose concerns... (read more)

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Artaud Anthology
Artaud Anthology
by Antonin Artaud
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“I am the man,” wrote Artaud, “who has best charted his inmost self.” Antonin Artaud was a great poet who, like Poe, Holderlin, and Nerval, wanted to live in the infinite and asked that the human spirit burn in absolute freedom... (read more)

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Twenty Prose Poems
Twenty Prose Poems
by Charles Baudelaire
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From the introduction by Michael Hamburger: “Baudelaire's prose poems were written at long intervals during the last twelve or thirteen years of his life. The prose poem was a medium much suited to his habits and character. Being pre-eminently a... (read more)

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Gasoline, the Vestal Lady on Brattle (58 Edition)
Gasoline, the Vestal Lady on Brattle (58 Edition)
by Gregory Corso
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Poetry. "Open this book as you would a box of crazy toys, take in your hands a refinement of beauty out of a destructive atmosphere. These combinations are imaginary and pure, in accordance with corso's individual (therefore universal) desire" -Allen... (read more)

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Volcan : Poems From Central America: a Bilingual Anthology (84 Edition)
Volcan : Poems From Central America: a Bilingual Anthology (84 Edition)
by Alejandro (ed.) Murguia
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A contact bomb, a volcano ready to erupt" describes not only Central America in the 1980s but—in the conception of its editors—this anthology of contraband poetry. The poems themselves were often copied by hand and smuggled onto Mexico, from... (read more)

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