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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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"This testimony from a black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts of all black men and women... I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a... (read more)

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The Liar's Club
The Liar's Club
by Mary Karr
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"The essential American story...a beauty." Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book... (read more)

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Opened Ground Selected Poems 1966-1996 (98 Edition)
Opened Ground Selected Poems 1966-1996 (98 Edition)
by Seamus Heaney
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"[This collection] eloquently confirms his status as the most skillful and profound poet writing in English today."--Edward Mendelson, The New York Times Book Review "Perhaps the best descriptions of Seamus Heaney's extraordinarily rich and varied... (read more)

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Waste Land and Other Poems (98 Edition)
Waste Land and Other Poems (98 Edition)
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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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
by e e cummings
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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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From The Seraphim and other Poems (1838)   The Sleep   A Sea-Side Walk   Consolation   From Poems (1844)   Grief   Cheerfulness Taught by Reason   To George Sand: A Desire   To George Sand: A Recognition   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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Sylvia Plath (1932-63) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and studied at Smith College. In 1955 she went to Cambridge University on a Fulbright fellowship, where she met and later married Ted Hughes. She published one collection of poems in her lifetime,... (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
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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)
by Matthew Dickman
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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 the Women's Movement
Poems from the Women's Movement
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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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