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    The New Oxford Book of War Poetry

    Jon Stallworthy 9780198704478
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    The Americans (Pitt Poetry)

    David Roderick 9780822963127
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    Song and Error (13 Edition)

    Curdy 9780374534325

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Poems
Poems
by Elizabeth Bishop
Staff Pick
Elizabeth Bishop's poetry is dearly loved amongst her fans but perhaps not as well-known as it should be; for one of America's towering talents of the 20th century, she is not read nearly as much as Eliot or Whitman, or even cummings. That may be in part because of her relatively slim output — this volume of all her poetic works clocks in at only 368 pages. But the care she took with her poetry is evident; every word is perfectly chosen, none wasted or missing. Her work is fiercely intelligent, poignant, surprising, plainspoken, and wrought from imagery both familiar and extraordinary. A must-read for anyone who is interested in poetry, language, or indeed literature at all, Bishop's Poems speaks deeply to what makes us human.
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City Lights Pocket Poets #19: Lunch Poems
City Lights Pocket Poets #19: Lunch Poems
by Frank O'hara
Staff Pick
Most days, I carry a copy of Lunch Poems with me on my bus ride to work. It has been an icebreaker, a talisman, a security blanket, and much more. This 50th anniversary edition is a great opportunity to revisit one of the most celebrated poetry collections of the 20th century, or to discover it for the first time. It also includes 14 pages of illuminating correspondence between O'Hara and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, as well as a preface by John Ashbery. And it's finally in hardcover, so it'll last even longer!
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Coming Soon!
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We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival
We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival
by Andrea Gibson
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We Will be Shelter, edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson, is an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice. Unique to this anthology is its focus on creating positive social change through gorgeous, gusty poetry... (read more)

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    The Dream Songs

    John Berryman 9780374516703
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    The Bell Jar (P.S.)

    Sylvia Plath 9780060837020
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    Chronic: Poems

    D A Powell 9781555975166

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Magic City
Magic City
by Yusef Komunyakaa
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'This is his finest book to date -- the most ambitious, the richest in writing and psychological drama, the most emotionally and intellectually demanding. It feels as though he has raised this book out of the darkest regions of his art and life.'... (read more)

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Sale Books
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Hip Logic
Hip Logic
by Terrance Hayes
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Terrance Hayes is a dazzlingly original poet, interested in adventurous explorations of subject and form. His new work, Hip Logic, is full of poetic tributes to the likes of Paul Robeson, Big Bird, Balthus, and Mr. T, as well as poems based on the... (read more)

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A to Z
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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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General
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Saint Friend (McSweeney's Poetry)
Saint Friend (McSweeney's Poetry)
by Carl Adamshick
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Saint Friend is that rare book that speaks in the voice of a generation. The voice comes from an acclaimed young poet who, after working years in obscurity, was fêted with the prestigious Walt Whitman Award for his first collection. This, his... (read more)

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Poetry Month Picks
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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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Anthologies
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The Seagull Reader: Poems, Second Edition
The Seagull Reader: Poems, Second Edition
by Joseph Kelly
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Each of these flexible teaching exercises includes straightforward, step-by-step guidelines and suggestions for variation. Free to adopters.... (read more)

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Night of the Republic
Night of the Republic
by Alan Shapiro
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Praise for Alan Shapiro “What makes Shapiro so important to American poetry right now is the success with which hes taken over the territory of fiction writers. While his poems maintain the compression and intensity of lyric, they also open to the... (read more)

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Bestsellers

Monday,
September 15, 2014
Poems
  1. Poems
    by Elizabeth Bishop
  2. complete poems 1904-1962
    by e e cummings
  3. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  4. Saint Friend (McSweeney's Poetry)
    by Carl Adamshick
  5. Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls
    by Karen Finneyfrock

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