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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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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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Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996
by Seamus Heaney
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As selected by the author, Opened Ground includes the essential work from Heaney's twelve previous books of poetry, as well as new sequences drawn from two of his landmark translations, The Cure at Troy and Sweeney Astray, and several previously... (read more)

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The Waste Land and Other Poems: Including the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
The Waste Land and Other Poems: Including the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
by T S Eliot
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This all-new Signet Classic contains many of T.S. Eliot's most important early poems, leading to perhaps his greatest masterpiece, The Waste land, which has long been regarded as one of the fundamental texts of modernism. By combining poetic elements... (read more)

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
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“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . .... (read more)

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New and Selected Poems, Volume One
New and Selected Poems, Volume One
by Mary Oliver
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With themes that are deceptively simple yet immense in view, Mary Oliver's poetry is a constant surprise. Time spent immersed in her language is time pleasurably spent.... (read more)

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The New Testament
The New Testament
by Jericho Brown
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In the world of Jericho Brown's second book, disease runs through the body, violence runs through the neighborhood, memories run through the mind, trauma runs through generations. Almost eerily quiet in even the bluntest of poems, Brown gives us the... (read more)

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Sonnets from the Portuguese (Dover Thrift Editions)
Sonnets from the Portuguese (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Famed series of 44 love poems written to the poet's husband, Robert Browning, plus a selection of poems dealing with religion, art, social problems and political events. These include "Consolation," "The Cry of the Human," "A Curse for a Nation," "The... (read more)

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Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen ((Rev)63 Edition)
Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen ((Rev)63 Edition)
by Wilfred Owen
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Wilfred Owen was twenty-two when he enlisted in the Artists’ Rifle Corps during World War I. By the time Owen was killed at the age of 25 at the Battle of Sambre, he had written what are considered the most important British poems of WWI. This... (read more)

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100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir
100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: A Memoir
by Kim Stafford
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Bret and Kim Stafford, the oldest children of the poet and pacifist William Stafford, were pals. Bret was the good son, the obedient public servant, Kim the itinerant wanderer. In this family of two parent teachers, with its intermittent celebration of... (read more)

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The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions)
The Waste Land (Norton Critical Editions)
by T S Eliot
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For ease of reading, this Norton Critical Edition presents The Waste Land as it first appeared in the American edition (Boni & Liveright), with Eliot's notes at the end. "Contexts" provides readers with invaluable materials on The Waste Land's... (read more)

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Love is a Dog from Hell: Poems, 1974-1977
Love is a Dog from Hell: Poems, 1974-1977
by Charles Bukowski
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First published in 1977, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the Bukowski canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.... (read more)

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Delights & Shadows
Delights & Shadows
by Ted Kooser
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry Ted Kooser, who served as United States Poet Laureate (2004–2006), is a poet who works toward clarity and accessibility, so that each distinctive poem appears to be as fresh and bright and spontaneous as a good... (read more)

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The Bell Jar (P.S.)
The Bell Jar (P.S.)
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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The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
by Emily Dickinson and Jen Bervin and Marta Werner and Susan Howe
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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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Five Decades, Poems 1925-1970
Five Decades, Poems 1925-1970
by Pablo Neruda
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This bilingual volume is the definitive collection of the poetry of Pablo Neruda, the 1971 Nobel Prize winner, "our great Latin American Whitmanesque father"(Library Journal), and one of the most profoundly influential poets of the twentieth century. His... (read more)

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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by e e cummings
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The one hundred and fifty-six poems here, arranged in twelve sections and introduced by E. E. Cummings's biographer, include his most popular poems, spanning his earliest creations, his vivacious linguistic acrobatics, up to his last valedictory sonnets.... (read more)

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Poems from the Women's Movement
Poems from the Women's Movement
by Honor Moore
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THE WOMEN?S MOVEMENT OF THE 1960s, 70s, AND 80s generated an extraordinary outpouring of poetry that captured an age of expectancy, of defiant purpose, and exuberant exploration. Here, brought together for the first time, are the poems that gave voice to... (read more)

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Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)
Lit: A Memoir (P.S.)
by Mary Karr
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The best way I can describe this work is to say that it's absolutely delicious. More than a mere memoir, this fascinating jewel contains universal truths, with delicate and elegant phrasing, and, despite the subject matter, there's no sense of frivolous... (read more)

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