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Cold Mountain Poems [With CD (Audio)]
Cold Mountain Poems [With CD (Audio)]
by Han-shan
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In 1953, Gary Snyder returned to the Bay Area and, at age 23, enrolled in graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley, to study Asian languages and culture. He intensified his study of Chinese and Japanese, and taking up the challenge of... (read more)

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Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford
Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford
by WIlliam Stafford and Kim Stafford
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“In our time there has been no poet who revived human hearts and spirits more convincingly than William Stafford.” —Naomi Shihab Nye Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made. Ask me whether what I have done is my... (read more)

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Book of Hours
Book of Hours
by Kevin Young
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Kevin Young is the author of seven previous books of poetry, including Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels, winner of a 2012 American Book Award, and Jelly Roll, a finalist for the National Book Award. He is also the editor of eight other... (read more)

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Prophet (23 Edition)
Prophet (23 Edition)
by Kahlil Gibran
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Every War Has Two Losers: William Stafford on Peace and War
Every War Has Two Losers: William Stafford on Peace and War
by William Stafford
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Born the year World War I began, acclaimed poet William Stafford (1914-1993) spent World War II in a camp for conscientious objectors. Throughout a century of conflict he remained convinced that wars simply dont work. In his writings, Stafford showed it... (read more)

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Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid
Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid
by Nikki Giovanni
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Nikki Giovanni's poetry has spurred movements and inspired songs, turned hearts and informed generations. She's been hailed as a healer and as a national treasure. But Giovanni's heart resides in the everyday, where family and lovers gather... (read more)

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Incarnadine: Poems
Incarnadine: Poems
by Mary Szybist
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The anticipated second book by the poet Mary Szybist, author of Granted, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award The troubadours knew how to burn themselves through, how to make themselves shrines to their own longing. The spectacular... (read more)

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Dog Songs: Thirty-Five Dog Songs and One Essay
Dog Songs: Thirty-Five Dog Songs and One Essay
by Mary Oliver
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A New York Times bestselling collection of new and favorite poems, celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poets world. Beloved by her readers, special to the poets own heart, Mary Oliver's dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs... (read more)

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Songs from under the River: A Collection of Poetry
Songs from under the River: A Collection of Poetry
by Anis Mojgani
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After six years of touring the country, Anis Mojgani has combed through out-of-print editions to put together a best-of collection for his third Write Bloody release. Popular poems (Some with over 200,000 "Likes" on YouTube) such as "Direct Orders (rock... (read more)

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Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford
Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford
by Kim Stafford
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A prolific writer, a famous pacifist, a respected teacher, and a literary mentor to many, William Stafford is one of the great American poets of the twentieth century. His first major collection--Traveling Through the Dark--won the National Book Award... (read more)

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Swan: Poems and Prose Poems
Swan: Poems and Prose Poems
by Mary Oliver
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“Joy is not made to be a crumb,” writes Mary Oliver, and certainly joy abounds in her new book of poetry and prose poems. Swan, her twentieth volume, shows us that, though we may be “made out of the dust of stars,” we are of the... (read more)

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The Road to Emmaus: Poems
The Road to Emmaus: Poems
by Spencer Reece
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A moving, subtle sequence of narrative poems, from a sharp new poetic voice Two strangers walk toward Emmaus; Christ has just been crucified, and they are despondent—until a third man joins them and warms their hearts. It is only when... (read more)

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Down in My Heart: Peace Witness in War Time (Northwest Reprints)
Down in My Heart: Peace Witness in War Time (Northwest Reprints)
by William Stafford
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From 1942 to 1945, William Stafford was interned in camps for conscientious objectors for his refusal to be inducted into the U.S. Army. Stafford's memoir of these years offers a rich glimpse into a little-known aspect of World War II and a fascinating... (read more)

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Strange Light
Strange Light
by Derrick C. Brown
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Derrick Brown's fourth and final collection of poetry and short stories is a unrelenting machine of honesty that has been called his finest collection of new work. Strange Light takes us back to the docks, to a violent drama class and boring prom, an... (read more)

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The Liar's Club
The Liar's Club
by Mary Karr
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Mary Karr is a poet who writes wry, punchy, blackly humorous prose. Her harrowing childhood is brought to Technicolor life in her memoir The Liars' Club. A dazzling bestseller, The Liars' Club was selected one of the best books of 1995 by... (read more)

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Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
Madness, Rack, and Honey: Collected Lectures
by Mary Ruefle
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This is one of the wisest books I've read in years... —New York Times Book Review No writer I know of comes close to even trying to articulate the weird magic of poetry as Ruefle does. She acknowledges and celebrates in the odd mystery and mysticism... (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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Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems
Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems
by Billy Collins
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Darkness Around Us Is Deep (93 Edition)
Darkness Around Us Is Deep (93 Edition)
by William Stafford
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The Darkness around Us Is Deep marks an important event in American literary history, namely, publication of the selected poems of William Stafford. As Robert Bly says in his introduction, "William Stafford is a master. He belongs to that category of... (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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