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October 24, 2014
  1. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
    by Maya Angelou
  2. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  3. complete poems 1904-1962
    by e e cummings
  4. Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition
    by Walt Whitman
  5. The Bell Jar (P.S.)
    by Sylvia Plath
  6. Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)
    by Mary Karr
  7. Poems
    by Elizabeth Bishop
  8. The Guest Cat
    by Takashi Hiraide
  9. Saint Friend (McSweeney's Poetry)
    by Carl Adamshick
  10. Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford
    by WIlliam Stafford and Kim Stafford
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Poetry Month Picks
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The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems

Emily Dickinson and Jen Bervin and Marta Werner and Susan Howe

Bringing together 52 facsimiles of Emily Dickinson's poetry, jotted down on envelopes that functionally shape and contain her words, The Gorgeous Nothings illuminates the visual nature and linguistic concision of her work. This beautiful book will appeal... (read more)

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Making Your Own Days: The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

Kenneth Koch

In Making Your Own Days, celebrated poet Kenneth Koch writes about poetry as no one has written about it before -- and as if no one had written about it before. Full of fresh and exciting insights and experiences, this book makes the somewhat mysterious... (read more)

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Memories Look at Me

Tomas Transtromer

Written a few years after Transtromer suffered a stroke that left him unable to speak, Memories Look at Me is Tomas Tranströmer's lyrical autobiography about growing up in Sweden. His story opens with a streak of light, a comet that becomes a brilliant... (read more)

Haiku and Tanka
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The Art of Haiku: Its History Through Poems and Paintings by Japanese Masters

Stephen Addiss

In the past hundred years, haiku has gone far beyond its Japanese origins to become a worldwide phenomenon—with the classic poetic form growing and evolving as it has adapted to the needs of the whole range of languages and cultures that have... (read more)

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Dante Alighieri

Inferno is a first person narration of Dante's travels through Hell, but at a deeper level it represents allegorically the soul's journey towards God. At this deeper level, Dante draws on medieval Christian theology and philosophy.A powerful work of art... (read more)

A to Z
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Slip (New Issues Poetry & Prose)

Cullen Bailey Burns

Poetry. "This book, about desire and memory, about discerning what matters in our lives, is a gift for any reader. Cullen Bailey Burns, in partial narratives, in cloaked moments, writes about time's passage, the rules of desire, about mourning done... (read more)

Criticism and Discussion
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Redemption in Poetry and Philosophy: Wordsworth, Kant, and the Making of the Post-Christian Imagination (Making of the Christian Imagination)

Simon Haines

A biblical understanding of redemption requires the sacrificial death of Jesus. In the post-Christian world envisioned by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his Enlightenment contemporaries, the Christ-centric source of redemption disappears, though the human... (read more)

Locked Case
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Giacomo Leopardi

A groundbreaking translation of the epic work of one of the great minds of the nineteenth century Giacomo Leopardi was the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and was recognized by readers from Nietzsche to Beckett as one of... (read more)

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