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Poems
Poems
by Elizabeth Bishop
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A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011 This is the definitive edition of the work of one of Americas greatest poets, increasingly recognized as one of the greatest English-language poets of the twentieth century, loved by readers and poets... (read more)

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
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"I resignedly picked it up at last on the tail end of a history binge, telling myself, 'Okay, I'm finally going to slog through it. Just get it over with.' And I discovered all my trepidation had been for naught. This isn't an 'accessible for a scholarly... (read more)

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City Lights Pocket Poets #19: Lunch Poems
City Lights Pocket Poets #19: Lunch Poems
by Frank O'hara
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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems "Frank O'Hara was the laureate of the New York art scene. . . . A Pan piping on city streets, he luxuriates in the uninhibited play of his imagination."—The New York Times Book Review... (read more)

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Don't Let Me Be Lonely
Don't Let Me Be Lonely
by Claudia Rankine
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There are little televisions throughout Don't Let Me Be Lonely. Really. Little photographs of televisions, sometimes depicting widely broadcast images from the news, sometimes only static, are interspersed throughout this long prose poem. The images come... (read more)

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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse
by Anne Carson
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Autobiography of Red is the story of Geryon, a winged red monster slain by Herakles, as well as a young boy, tormented by his family, who writes his life story at the age of five. It is both an elaborate re-creation of ancient Greek myth and a... (read more)

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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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New and Selected Poems, Volume One
New and Selected Poems, Volume One
by Mary Oliver
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With themes that are deceptively simple yet immense in view, Mary Oliver's poetry is a constant surprise. Time spent immersed in her language is time pleasurably spent.... (read more)

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A Poetry Handbook
A Poetry Handbook
by Mary Oliver
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I bought A Poetry Handbook when I entered my first poetry-writing class as an undergrad. My professor was a notorious curmudgeon who didn't spare anyone's feelings and expected each progressive class in the term "to separate the sheep from the goats." I... (read more)

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The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
by Emily Dickinson and Jen Bervin and Marta Werner and Susan Howe
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Bringing together 52 facsimiles of Emily Dickinson's poetry, jotted down on envelopes that functionally shape and contain her words, The Gorgeous Nothings illuminates the visual nature and linguistic concision of her work. This beautiful book will appeal... (read more)

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
by Emily Dickinson
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A luminary of American poetry, Emily Dickinson is canonized for good reason. Her poems are vital, wildly eccentric, and filled with her rich and complex imagination. Absolutely essential.... (read more)

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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry /
by Czeslaw Milosz
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A fine collection of Milosz's favorite poems, A Book of Luminous Things casts a wide net over time and place. It's at once an excellent book for novice readers of poetry and long-time admirers.... (read more)

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Letters to Wendy's
Letters to Wendy's
by Joe Wenderoth
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From poet Joe Wenderoth comes one of the strangest epistolary books in years. Letters to Wendy's is a disturbing, hilarious, and even philosophical journey into a weirdo's mind.... (read more)

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Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage
Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage
by Robert Hass and Stephen Mitchell
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The best collection of wedding-related poetry I found. The editors also include an useful primer on wedding service scripts (in case you're writing your own), presenting standard examples from Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Zen traditions.... (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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Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems
Robinson Jeffers: Selected Poems
by Robinson Jeffers
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I foist this little book on folks every chance I get. Anyone who is concerned with the fate of both the natural world and of a humanity hell-bent on destroying it needs an introduction to Jeffers.... (read more)

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Woolgathering
Woolgathering
by Patti Smith
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Your childhood wasn't based in "facts," was it? A timeline, something dry and tidy and biographical like that? Nah. You probably remember childhood as a series of vignettes informing you of what it felt like to be alive in a fresh new world. Patti Smith... (read more)

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To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems
To Anacreon in Heaven and Other Poems
by Graham Foust
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With a Top 5 list of poetry books like this one, the expectation may be a bow to the romantic and lyric nature of verse. Do not be fooled! Graham Foust, one of my favorite contemporary poets, has written a coming-of-age of aging, all composed in a... (read more)

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Tender Buttons
Tender Buttons
by Gertrude Stein
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Stein continues her experiments with a "continuous present" in this classic work written in 1912, emphasizing sounds, rhythms, and repetitions over and against "sense." To live in this state is "to begin again and again," to "use everything." She sums it... (read more)

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The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems
The Way It Is: New and Selected Poems
by William Stafford
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I think of William Stafford as part grandfather/part favorite college professor. Although he was neither to me, his poems have a quiet truth that I both admire and adore. I wish I could have heard him teach at Lewis and Clark College or read as Oregon's... (read more)

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The Pleasures of the Damned: Poems, 1951-1993
The Pleasures of the Damned: Poems, 1951-1993
by Charles Bukowski
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Though some may find Bukowski's poetry on the pedestrian side, I actually like it for being filled with direct, astute, and often persnickety observations about the world unfolding and evolving around him. Check out this practitioner of "dirty realism... (read more)

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