Poetry

A 24-Hour Cotillion

A 24-Hour Cotillion
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9781939929662
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November 1, 2016
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Aard-vark to Axolotl : Pictures from My Grandfather's Dictionary

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$15.00
Aard-vark to Axolotl, an eclectic series of tiny essays, is a collection of prose poems disguised as imaginary definitions, and a collaboration of text + image based on a set of illustrations from an old dictionary. Sometimes sneaky mysterious, sometimes downright weird, these small stories work on the reader like alternative definitions for items drawn from a cabinet of curiosities.
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9780997745566
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May 8, 2018
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Paperback

Anabasis, a poem translated by T.S. Eliot (USED)

Anabasis, a poem translated by T.S. Eliot (USED)
$45.00
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164411
Publication Date: 
1938
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DJ Hardcover

And Still I Rise

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$18.00
Maya Angelou's unforgettable collection of poetry lends its name to the documentary film about her life, And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters.

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Thus begins "Phenomenal Woman," just one of the beloved poems collected here in Maya Angelou's third book of verse. These poems are powerful, distinctive, and fresh--and, as always, full of the lifting rhythms of love and remembering. And Still I Rise is written from the heart, a celebration of life as only Maya Angelou has discovered it.

"It is true poetry she is writing," M.F.K. Fisher has observed, "not just rhythm, the beat, rhymes. I find it very moving and at times beautiful. It has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity. . . . It is astounding, flabbergasting, to recognize it, in all the words I read every day and night . . . it gives me heart, to hear so clearly the caged bird singing and to understand her notes."

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9780394502526
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August 12, 1978
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Paperback

Ballad of Reading Gaol (USED)

Ballad of Reading Gaol (USED)
$80.00
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93569494
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1928
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Hardcover

Between Wars and Other Poems (USED)

Between Wars and Other Poems (USED)
$55.00
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36749148
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Publication Date: 
1965
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DJ Hardcover

Blackbird: Poems

Blackbird: Poems
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Laura Grace Weldon was the Ohio Poet of the Year in 2019 for this collection of nature filled poems. This collection casts an uncommonly bright glow. In clear language, these poems explore themes of connection and healing through subjects as unusual as cow pastures, dictionaries, to-do lists, and astrophysics. Beauty is revealed in what one reviewer calls "sacraments of the ordinary." Perfect for poetry lovers and those who haven't read a poem in years. 

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9780999432761
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February 1, 2019
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Paperback

Blackheart Hideaway

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$10.00
Love resides within all of earth and knows no limits. It is an entity that holds those within its reach captive. To be enraptured by love is to surrender all sensibility. In Blackheart Hideaway, M. Lauren explores the depths, darkness and overwhelming insatiability of love through poetry, prose and short stories. Whether it be the betrayal of a lover in "Telling Him," the indisputable answer to "Love's Call" or the hope & promise of newfound love, Blackheart Hideaway explores and endures it all.
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9781983598043
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June 7, 2018
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Paperback

Blood Pages

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In Blood Pages George Bilgere continues his exploration of the joys and absurdities of being middle-aged and middle-class in the Midwest. OK, maybe he's a bit beyond middle-aged at this point, and his rueful awareness of this makes these poems even more darkly hilarious, more deeply aware of the feckless and baffling times our nation has stumbled into. And the fact that Bilgere, relatively late in life, is now the father of two young boys brings a fresh sense of urgency to his work. Blood Pages is a guidebook to the fears, foibles, and beauties of our lovely old country as it makes its blundering, tentative way into the new century.
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9780822965275
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March 1, 2018
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Paperback

Blue Horses : Poems

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In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life's work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.

Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird's nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments.

At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.

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9780143127819
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October 11, 2016
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Paperback

Collected Poems

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$17.95

Rita Dove's Collected Poems 1974-2004 showcases the wide-ranging diversity that earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the position of U.S. poet laureate, a National Humanities Medal, and a National Medal of Art. Gathering thirty years and seven books, this volume compiles Dove's fresh reflections on adolescence in The Yellow House on the Corner and her irreverent musings in Museum. She sets the moving love story of Thomas and Beulah against the backdrop of war, industrialization, and the civil right struggles. The multifaceted gems of Grace Notes, the exquisite reinvention of Greek myth in the sonnets of Mother Love, the troubling rapids of recent history in On the Bus with Rosa Parks, and the homage to America's kaleidoscopic cultural heritage in American Smooth all celebrate Dove's mastery of narrative context with lyrical finesse. With the "precise, singing lines" for which the Washington Post praised her, Dove "has created fresh configurations of the traditional and the experimental" (Poetry magazine).

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9780393354935
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November 14, 2017
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Paperback

Creatures in an Alphabet (USED)

Creatures in an Alphabet (USED)
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0385277970 (9780385277976)
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Publication Date: 
1982
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DJ Hardcover

DIRECTED BY DESIRE: THE COLLECED POETRY

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$24.00

"Directed by Desire . . . is a powerful addition to the entire canon of American poetry."--Booklist

Now in paperback, Directed by Desire is the definitive overview of June Jordan's -poetry. Collecting the finest work from Jordan's ten volumes, as well as dozens of "last poems" that were never published in Jordan's lifetime, these more than six hundred pages overflow with intimate lyricism, elegance, fury, meditative solos, and dazzling vernacular riffs.

As Adrienne Rich writes in her introduction, June Jordan "wanted her readers, listeners, students, to feel their own latent power--of the word, the deed, of their own beauty and intrinsic value."

From "These Poems"

These poems
they are things that I do
in the dark
reaching for you
whoever you are
and
are you ready?

The cloth edition of Directed by Desire was selected as a Library Journal Poetry Book of the Year and received the Lambda Book Award for Lesbian Poetry.

June Jordan taught at UC Berkeley for many years and founded Poetry for the People. Her twenty-eight books include poetry, essays, fiction, and children's books. She was a regular columnist for The Progressive and a prolific writer whose articles appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, and The Nation. After her death in 2002, a school in the San Francisco School District was renamed in her honor.

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9781556592348
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June 1, 2007
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Paperback

Dog Songs : Poems

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$16.00
"The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming." --The Boston Globe

Mary Oliver's Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet's relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver's poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it.

Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver's beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver's life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.

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9780143125839
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September 29, 2015
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Paperback

Dunbar Critically Examined (USED)

Dunbar Critically Examined (USED)
Dunbar Critically Examined (USED)
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The Associated Publishers Inc, 1941, nod. Blue boards, library markings.  Good-

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34398433
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January 1, 1941
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Hardcover

Essential Essays

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Demonstrating the lasting brilliance of her voice and her prophetic vision, Essential Essays showcases Adrienne Rich's singular ability to unite the political, personal, and poetical. The essays selected here by feminist scholar Sandra M. Gilbert range from the 1960s to 2006, emphasizing Rich's lifelong intellectual engagement and fearless prose exploration of feminism, social justice, poetry, race, homosexuality, and identity.

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9780393355130
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August 20, 2019
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Paperback

Even the Stars Look Lonesome

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$9.00
Even the Stars Look Lonesome is Maya Angelou talking of the things she cares about most. In her unique, spellbinding way, she re-creates intimate personal experiences and gives us her wisdom on a wide variety of subjects. She tells us how a house can both hurt its occupants and heal them. She talks about Africa. She gives us a profile of Oprah. She enlightens us about age and sexuality. She confesses to the problems fame brings and shares with us the indelible lessons she has learned about rage and violence. And she sings the praises of sensuality.
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ISBN: 
9780375500312
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Publication Date: 
August 5, 1997
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DJ Hardcover

Fact of a Doorframe : Selected Poems 1950-2001

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The Fact of a Doorframe is the ideal introduction to Rich's opus, from her formative lyricism in A Change of Word (1951), to the groundbreaking poems of Diving into the Wreck (1973), to the searching voice of Fox (2001).
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9780393323955
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Publication Date: 
November 17, 2002
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Paperback

Good Boys

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"In an era of rising nationalism and geopolitical instability, Megan Fernandes's Good Boys offers a complex portrait of messy feminist rage, negotiations with race and travel, and existential dread in the Anthropocene. The collection follows a restless, nervy, cosmically abandoned speaker failing at the aspirational markers of adulthood as she flips from city to city, from enchantment to disgust, always reemerging-just barely-on the trains and bridges and barstools of New York City. A child of the Indian ocean diaspora, Fernandes enacts the humor and devastation of what it means to exist as a body of contradictions. Her interpretations are muddied. Her feminism is accusatory, messy. Her homelands are theoretical and rootless. The poet converses with goats and throws a fit at a tarot reading; she loves the intimacy of strangers during turbulent plane rides and has dark fantasies about the "hydrogen fruit" of nuclear fallout. Ultimately, these poems possess an affection for the doomed: false beloveds, the hounded earth, civilizations intent on their own ruin. Fernandes skillfully interrogates where to put our fury and, more importantly, where to direct our mercy"--
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9781947793408
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February 18, 2020
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Paperback

Good Kiss : Poems

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$14.95
The Good Kiss is a collection of poems dealing loosely with the subjects of divorce, sexuality, and American culture from the 1950s to today. The poems vary in tone from the fairly serious to the reflective and meditative, to the wryly comic. Perhaps it is fair to say that this range of tones exists within many of the individual poems, and is their defining characteristic. Poems like What I Want, and The Good Kiss are good examples of these quirky, rather unexpected tonal shifts and blendings.
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9781884836930
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February 1, 2002
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Paperback

Haywire

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$13.95
Tenth annual winner of the May Swenson Poetry Award, Haywire is a well-polished collection from a highly accomplished poet. With humor, compassion, and an unflinching eye, Bilgere explores the human condition in accessible lines and a magician's way with language. In images bright and dark, tangible and immanent, Bilgere brings us time after time to the inner reaches of a contemporary life. In subjects ranging from adolescent agony to the loss of parents to the comic pain of middle age, he finds no reason to turn away his gaze, and ultimately no reason not to define himself in joy

Haywire was chosen for the Swenson Award by poet Edward Field, winner of numerous awards and a personal friend of the late May Swenson. Field describes the book this way. "This poet, you knew from his very first lines, didn't fall for anything phony--his own language is irresistibly no-bullshit down to earth, even sassy."

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9780874216479
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October 1, 2006
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Paperback

How To Live in Ruins

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$14.99
The poems in How to Live in Ruins tell one couple's story of moving to Cleveland and raising a family there. This is a book for anyone who has ever loved a place that's a little bit rusty and tried to make it better.
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9781635347951
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Publication Date: 
2019
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Paperback

IBADAH: WHEN LOVE TRANSFORMS I

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$20.00

"How do we live when our pain does not dissipate? Is the heart a vector, or is it woven by swift hands on the night before we are born? Have you ever loved someone so deeply that you changed species to become a flower? Reading Ankur Kalra's Ibadah, poems of love, desire, loss and passion, new and stirring questions about the soul's journey as a beloved arise, perhaps, in the reader's being. That these poems are written by an interventional cardiologist, someone who has touched what for so many of us is a vocabulary, a set of sensations, brings another dimension to the insights developed here. Who are we when we are not alone? Who are we when we are not with each other? I am honored to write in support of this mystical and visceral book."

- Bhanu Kapil

About the Author

Dr. Kalra is an interventional cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, a university professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and founder of the non-profit startup, makeadent.org. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Radcliffe Cardiology's US Cardiology Review, a peer-reviewed medical (cardiology) journal, and host of the medical (cardiology) podcast show, Parallax. He has presented late-breaking science at national and international scientific cardiovascular platforms, and has published over 130 scientific manuscripts in various peer-reviewed medical journals. Educated at Indira Gandhi Medical College (Shimla, India), Dr. Ankur Kalra completed medical and cardiology training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India), Cooper University Hospital (Camden, NJ), and Hennepin County Medical Center and Minneapolis Heart Institute (Minneapolis, MN). He served as a clinical and research fellow in interventional cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA), and a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA) in 2015-16. He then completed a year of advanced interventional and structural cardiology fellowship in 2016-17, at Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center (Houston, TX). In addition to certifications, awards, and accolades, Dr. Kalra is board-certified in Internal Medicine (2012), Cardiovascular Disease (2015) and Interventional Cardiology (2016) from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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9781645308041
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February 5, 2020
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Paperback

Imperial

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$15.95
In Imperial, George Bilgere's sixth collection of poetry, he continues his exploration of the beauties, mysteries, and absurdities of being middle-aged and middle-class in mid-America. In poems that range from the Cold War anxieties of the 1950s to the perils and predicaments of an aging Boomer in a post-9/11 world, Bilgere's rueful humor and slippery syntax become a trapdoor that at any moment can plunge the reader into the abyss. In Bilgere's world a yo-yo morphs into an emblem for the atomic bomb. A spot of cancer flames into the Vietnam War. And the death of a baseball player reminds us, in this age of disbelief, of the importance--the necessity--of myth.
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ISBN: 
9780822962687
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Publication Date: 
January 21, 2014
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Paperback

Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi (USED)

Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi (USED)
$40.00
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SKU: 
1789188
Publication Date: 
1931
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Hardcover