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Bestsellers in PoetryMay 25, 2013
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Congratulations to Natasha Trethewey, our 19th U.S. poet laureate!
Trethewey is the nation's first laureate to hail from the South since 1986, when Robert Penn Warren was named the first U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress. She is also Mississippi's top poet and will be the first person to serve simultaneously as poet laureate for a state and for the nation at large. Natasha's collection of poems Native Guard won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2007.
In 1902, a nineteen-year-old aspiring poet named Franz Kappus wrote to Rilke, then twenty-six, seeking advice on his poetry. Kappus, a student at a military academy in Vienna similar to the one Rilke had attended, was about to embark on a career as an... (read more)
Whispers of love, the poems in this section, express tender, caring, true unconditional love as well as dreams of the future and memories of the past. Feelings to share with the one you love, trying to put into words emotions when no words are needed.<... (read more)
Known to many as the study of quiet stillness and introspection, Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself through brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. In River of Heaven these concepts and pillars lend themselves to an exploration of... (read more)
The Argonautica is the dramatic story of Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece and his relations with the dangerous princess Medea. The only surviving Greek epic to bridge the gap between Homer and late antiquity, this epic poem is the crowning literary... (read more)
[Edinburgh]: Edinburgh University Press, (1968) First edition. Inscribed by Edwin Morgan on the font free endpaper, dated 1977. 4to., (4), [1l], (88), [1l], (1)pp. Printed paper over boards. Binding lightly worn, bumped. Good Condition. RW/kb... (read more)
"Coe writes about his parents with warmth, insight, and grace . . . with celebration as well as regret. A collection that captures the tenderness and intimacy within the black family. His words construct a path from the innocence of childhood into the... (read more)
A Cycle of the West: The Song of Three Friends, the Song of Hugh Glass, the Song of Jed Smith, the Song of the Indian Wars, the Song of theJohn G Neihardt
A Cycle of the West rewards its readers with a sweeping saga of the American West and John G. Neihardt's exhilarating vision of frontier history. It is infused with wonder, nostalgia, and a keen appreciation of epic history. Unquestionably the... (read more)
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