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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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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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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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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
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A phenomenal #1 bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou's childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the... (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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Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals
by Patricia Lockwood
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A breathtaking new collection from one of todays boldest and most adventurous poets Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwoods second collection address the most urgent questions of our time, like: what if a deer did porn? Is America... (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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Bell Jar
Bell Jar
by Sylvia Plath
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The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under--maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity... (read more)

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
by Maya Angelou
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Olives
Olives
by A. E. Stallings
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A. E. Stallings has established herself as one of the best American poets of her generation. In addition to a lively dialogue with both the contemporary and ancient culture of her adopted homeland, Greece, this new collection features poems that, in her... (read more)

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Lunch Poems (64 Edition)
Lunch Poems (64 Edition)
by Frank O'hara
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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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Bluets
Bluets
by Maggie Nelson
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"Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color." A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue, while folding in, and... (read more)

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Wind in a Box (06 Edition)
Wind in a Box (06 Edition)
by Terrance Hayes
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Terrance Hayes is an elegant and adventurous writer with disarming humor, grace, tenderness, and brilliant turns of phrase. He is very much interested in what it means to be an artist and a black man. In his first collection, Muscular Music, he took the... (read more)

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The Book of Joshua
The Book of Joshua
by Zachary Schomburg
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Zachary Schomburg has delivered his latest work from a dark place, where little machines repeat in a hollow voice, "this is only further proof of your badness." Presented in a single narrative, The Book of Joshua is a sorry heart begged out of dreams... (read more)

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The Gift
The Gift
by Hafiz
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Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi&... (read more)

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Here Comes the New Joy
Here Comes the New Joy
by John W. Barrios
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Here comes the new joy. Joy has evolved, and John W Barrios has emerged as the champion of its adaptation. Barrios' critically imagined first collection of poetry reveals the mutation and renders the reader naturally selected. The old joy is... (read more)

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Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
by Walt Whitman
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In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which... (read more)

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Selected Poems and Four Plays
Selected Poems and Four Plays
by William B Yeats
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Since its first appearance in 1962, M. L. Rosenthal's classic selection of Yeats's poems and plays has attracted hundreds of thousands of readers. This newly revised edition includes 211 poems and 4 plays. It adds The Words Upon the Window-Pane, one of... (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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