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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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A Musical Hell
A Musical Hell
by Alejandra Pizarnik
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Published in pamphlet form, this incredibly stunning and visionary collection of poems is enough to set anyone's surrealist imaginings on fire. With a truly adulatory — and much deserved! — preface by Julio Cortázar.... (read more)

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I Remember
I Remember
by Shane Allison
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Both this book and I Remember by Joe Brainard use the deceptively simple "I remember" repetition to build the details of these authors' lives — Brainard, a gay man growing up in Oklahoma in the '50s, and Allison, a gay black man growing up in... (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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The Reenactments: A Memoir
The Reenactments: A Memoir
by Nick Flynn
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As with Nick Flynn's other major prose works, The Reenactments is a compelling, vignette-style memoir. Flynn's 2004 Another Bullshit Night in Suck City was adapted into a film (Being Flynn) earlier this year, starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, and... (read more)

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Yale Series of Younger Poets #0072: Beginning with O
Yale Series of Younger Poets #0072: Beginning with O
by Olga Broumas
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Winner of the 72nd Yale Younger Award, this is a lyrical collection bursting with eroticism. In it Broumas recasts figures of Greek myth (Artemis, Demeter, Calypso, Circe, others) and rewrites modern fairy tales (Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast... (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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Facts about the Moon: Poems
Facts about the Moon: Poems
by Dorianne Laux
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Philip Levine aptly characterizes Dorianne Laux's writing as "gritty, tough, lyrical poems." In her newest book, Facts about the Moon, Laux writes of young women learning to be alive in the world. In the wonderful short poem "Moon in the Window," the... (read more)

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Chronic: Poems
Chronic: Poems
by D A Powell
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I had the good fortune of hearing D. A. Powell read from his latest book, Chronic, and it was one of the better poetry readings I've ever been to. He was intelligent, witty, funny and sincere — and luckily his poems are, too. Powell shies away from... (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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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by William Carlos Williams
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An inspiration to the Beats, Williams was, and still is, one of the most important American poets. This collection is a perfect introduction to his work.... (read more)

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Lichtenberg Figures
Lichtenberg Figures
by Ben Lerner
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In this sonnet sequence, Lerner blends contemporary phrases — which portrays his youth and connectedness with popular culture — but also fuses a philosophical outlook in classic poetic form. He has dazzling wit, but also puts you in your place, shuts... (read more)

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The Book of Disquiet
The Book of Disquiet
by Fernando Pessoa
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Relatively unknown during his lifetime (having published only a single book of poems), Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935) has since been recognized as a literary genius. A national hero in his native Portugal, he developed a style of writing based on the use of... (read more)

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Collected Poems (08 Edition)
Collected Poems (08 Edition)
by Sylvia Plath
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The dark and tragic tones of American poet Sylvia Plath cannot be denied — her persona and infamous death ensure this — but her poems are also by turns playful and deeply haunting, and this too must be admitted. A stunning collection.... (read more)

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Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems
Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems
by Ingeborg Bachmann
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Darkness Spoken brings together two previous collections and numerous uncollected poems, many in their first English translation, by Austrian poet Ingeborg Bachmann. Influence to prominent writers as Thomas Bernhard and Elfriede Jelinek, Bachmann... (read more)

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Circadian (Penguin Poets)
Circadian (Penguin Poets)
by Joanna Klink
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Joanna Klink's new book, Circadian, is a wonderful exploration of inner and outer landscapes, speaking to the underlying rhythm that connects us, even in the most solitary moments, to the world around us. Klink's poems always seem to have a meditative... (read more)

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Flies (Lannan Literary Selections)
Flies (Lannan Literary Selections)
by Michael Dickman
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Flies, Michael Dickman's second poetry collection, does not disappoint. The much acclaimed author of The End of the West startles and disturbs with beautiful, violent, honest poems that will be some of the finest you read this year.... (read more)

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The Book of Beginnings and Endings
The Book of Beginnings and Endings
by Jenny Boully
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The Book of Beginnings and Endings begins with the perfect visual complement on its cover: an installation by Belgian artist Marcel Broodthaers. An egg is a literal, biological, and metaphorical beginning. But an eggshell is an ending; emptied of its... (read more)

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My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan Poetry)
My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer (Wesleyan Poetry)
by Jack Spicer
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Jack Spicer is a wonderfully bizarre and enigmatic poet, whose work has been out of print for far too long. I particularly love After Lorca, but all of Spicer's work deserves to be read and celebrated.... (read more)

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I Remember
I Remember
by Joe Brainard
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Both this book and I Remember by Shane Allison use the deceptively simple "I remember" repetition to build the details of these authors' lives — Brainard, a gay man growing up in Oklahoma in the '50s, and Allison, a gay black man growing up in... (read more)

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