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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
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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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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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Life on Mars
Life on Mars
by Tracy K. Smith
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New poetry by the award-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, whose “lyric brilliance and political impulses never falter” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) You lie there kicking like a baby, waiting for God himself To lift you past the rungs of... (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 ache... (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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Delights & Shadows
Delights & Shadows
by Ted Kooser
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Whether watching men releasing caged birds at dawn in New York City or a ladder of cranes rising from a field in Manitoba, Tom Sexton is a keen observer of the interconnectedness of the natural and human worlds. The former Alaska poet laureate takes to... (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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Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
Pocket Poets #04: Howl: And Other Poems
by Allen Ginsberg
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"Do we need to say anything about Howl? This is, more than anything else, the book that launched the Beat movement. By turns wildly praised and bitterly reviled, it still packs a wallop today."... (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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Brutal Imagination
Brutal Imagination
by Cornelius Eady
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Brutal Imagination is the work of a poet at the peak of his considerable powers. Its two central sections--which could be called song cycles--confront the same subject: the black man in America. The first, which carries the book's title, deals with the... (read more)

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All-American Poem (Apr Honickman 1st Book Award)
All-American Poem (Apr Honickman 1st Book Award)
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Poetry. Said judge Tony Hoagland of Matthew Dickman's ALL AMERICAN POEM, winner of the APR/Honnickman First Book Prize: "Matthew Dickman's all-American poems are the epitome of the pleasure principle; as clever as they are, they refuse to have ulterior... (read more)

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Poems From Women's Movement (09 Edition)
Poems From Women's Movement (09 Edition)
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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Face
Face
by Sherman Alexie
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Poetry. Fiction. Native American Studies. In this first full collection in nine years, Alexie's poems and prose show his celebrated passion and wit while also exploring new directions. Novelist, storyteller and performer, he won the National Book Award... (read more)

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Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems
by Billy Collins
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Sailing Alone Around the Room, by Americas Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning... (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 definitive... (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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