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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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The Pedestrians
The Pedestrians
by Rachel Zucker
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"Zucker is a poet of bottom-scraping, blood-chilling existential anxiety, one among many, and a poet of New York City, one among many, and a poet of American Jewish inheritance, one among many, and one of the funniest, too."—Boston Review Rachel... (read more)

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Red Doc> (Vintage Contemporaries)
Red Doc> (Vintage Contemporaries)
by Anne Carson
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**New York Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2013** **GoodReads Reader’s Choice Award Winner** Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to... (read more)

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Afternoon Masala: Poems
Afternoon Masala: Poems
by Vandana Khanna
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2014 cowinner, Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry... (read more)

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Love Sonnets and Elegies
Love Sonnets and Elegies
by Louise Labe
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Louise Labé is commonly regarded as the most original woman poet of the French Renaissance. The daughter of an illiterate rope maker in Lyon, known to her contemporaries for her unusual learning as well as her skills as a singer and lutanist, Lab... (read more)

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A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life
A White Tea Bowl: 100 Haiku from 100 Years of Life
by Mitsu Suzuki
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Mitsu Suzuki is the widow of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, the Zen monk who founded the San Francisco Zen Center and helped popularize Zen Buddhism in the United States. A White Tea Bowl is a selection of her poems, written after her return to Japan in 1993... (read more)

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Our Vanishing
Our Vanishing
by Frannie Lindsay
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Frannie Lindsays fourth collection of poetry, Our Vanishing, investigates the ways in which we stay present, and humanely so, in an age where much—our environment, our faith, our sense of ourselves—is being stripped away, reduced, and devalued.... (read more)

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God and the End of Satan/Dieu and La Fin de Satan: Selections: In a Bilingual Edition
God and the End of Satan/Dieu and La Fin de Satan: Selections: In a Bilingual Edition
by Victor Hugo
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While living in exile with his family on the Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy, Victor Hugo wrote some of his greatest poetry and prose, including Les Misérables and two epic poems: Dieu and La Fin de Satan. Dieu pictures the imaginary... (read more)

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Darkened Rooms of Summer: New and Selected Poems (Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry)
Darkened Rooms of Summer: New and Selected Poems (Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry)
by Jared Carter
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For nearly half a century, Jared Carter has been quietly mapping the American heartland. Line by line, his poetry has shown us the landscape, sounded the voices, conjured the music, and tested the silence of the ever-changing and yet ever-constant... (read more)

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Ode to Childhood: Poetry to Celebrate the Child
Ode to Childhood: Poetry to Celebrate the Child
by Samuel Carr
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Celebrate children! Featuring work by some of the world's great poets, this beautifully illustrated anthology captures all the charms, beauty, and love of childhood. The selections include William Blake's gentle “A Cradle Song,” Walt Whitman... (read more)

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When My Brother Was an Aztec
When My Brother Was an Aztec
by Natalie Diaz
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"I write hungry sentences," Natalie Diaz once explained in an interview, "because they want more and more lyricism and imagery to satisfy them." This debut collection is a fast-paced tour of Mojave life and family narrative: A sister fights for or... (read more)

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Someone Else's Wedding Vows
Someone Else's Wedding Vows
by Bianca Stone
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Someone Elses Wedding Vows reflects on the different forms of love, which can be both tremendously joyous and devastatingly destructive. The title poem confronts the human ritual of marriage from the standpoint of a wedding photographer. Within the... (read more)

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Canyon in the Body (Jintian)
Canyon in the Body (Jintian)
by Lan Lan
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Presented in five thematic sections, this bilingual collection compiles Lan Lan's most characteristic work, showcasing her lyricism, austerity, luminosity, and moral sensibilities. Previous translations have appeared in the anthology Push Open the... (read more)

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Illuminations
Illuminations
by Arthur Rimbaud
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The modernist masterpiece that is Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations has been given new life with the publication of John Ashbery's "dazzling" (The Economist) new translation, widely hailed as one of the literary events of the year. Presented with French... (read more)

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Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems, 1964-2001 (Modern Library)
Across the Land and the Water: Selected Poems, 1964-2001 (Modern Library)
by Winfried Georg Sebald
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“A splendid addition to an already extraordinary oeuvre.”—Teju Cole, The New Yorker   German-born W. G. Sebald is best known as the innovative author of Austerlitz, the prose classic of World War II culpability and conscience that... (read more)

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Our Andromeda
Our Andromeda
by Brenda Shaughnessy
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Brenda Shaughnessy's heartrending third collection explores dark subjects — trauma, childbirth, loss of faith — and stark questions: What is the use of pain and grief? Is there another dimension in which our suffering might be transformed? Can... (read more)

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Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage: And One to Save It
Twenty Poems to Bless Your Marriage: And One to Save It
by Roger (com) Housden
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A companion in poetry and prose along the journey of love and marriage—from the author of the bestselling Ten Poems series. Poems can teach us in ways that surpass other forms of understanding, especially when the subject concerns matters of the... (read more)

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The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Poets, Penguin)
The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon (Poets, Penguin)
by Willie Perdomo
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New work from a poet of “lyrical intelligence, ferocious wit, and searching humanity” (Junot Diaz) Through dream song and elegy, alternate takes and tempos, prizewinning poet Willie Perdomos third collection crackles with vitality and dynamism... (read more)

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In Time's Rift
In Time's Rift
by Ernst Meister
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"[Meister's] enviable combination of lyrical talent and existential preoccupation . . . is not a peaceful, divine perception but rather a distillation of despair . . . derangement seems almost justified."—Will Stone, The Times Literary Supplement... (read more)

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Vladislav Khodasevich: Selected Poems
Vladislav Khodasevich: Selected Poems
by Vladislav Khodasevich
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When the poet Vladislav Khodasevich fled the Soviet Union in 1922, he left behind a country that was, with every passing day, growing more ominous. And yet in finding a way out—and outliving many of his contemporaries—Khodasevich was nearly... (read more)

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