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Poetry

& A Serial Poem

& A Serial Poem

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Daryl Hine's first wholly new collection of poetry in almost twenty years is a series of some three-hundred, ten-line lyric poems, linked by and flowing through the ampersand, which gives the book its title. The poems flit from thought to thought, from the philosophical to the mundane. They are autobiographical without ever being confessional, in what is ultimately a cycle of loss and wonder. Written by a poet for whom form is a natural setting, Daryl Hine alerts us to the interconnectedness of living in our common era, evoking these through wit and learning, with the assurance of a great master.

10 Commandments

10 Commandments

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Ten Commandments is a book-length sequence of poems that plot the rules we were raised on, rules we forget but can't evade. Here is the whole underworld of desire, its tasks and perversions. Here are the iron laws and the way the heart is shaped by them, even as it prefers betrayal, adultery, murder, or greed. J. D. McClatchy draws on intimate authobiographical details, and on a range of historical incidents that includes an eerie account of Proust in a brothel and a chilling glimpse of Eichmann in Argentina. Sideshow freaks, snipers in Vietnam, Auden's dictionary, whirling dervishes, motel and mammogram, slave and saint--this book is a cabinet of moral curiosities, a collage of emotional astonishments.

When McClatchy's previous book, The Rest of the Way, was published in 1990, he was given an Award in Literature by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, whose citation concluded, "it may be that no more eloquent poet will emerge in his American generation."

With Ten Commandments, there can be no question of his mastery. Here is that rare eloquence indeed, charged with passion and raised to a remarkable new power.

10 Poems to Open Your Heart

10 Poems to Open Your Heart

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Ten Poems to Open Your Heart is a book devoted to love: to the intimacy of personal love and lovemaking, to a loving compassion for others, and to the love that embraces both this world and the next. This new volume from Roger Housden features a few of the same poets as his extraordinarily moving Ten Poems to Change Your Life, such as Mary Oliver and Pablo Neruda, along with contributions from Sharon Olds, Wislawa Szymborska, Czeslaw Milosz, Denise Levertov, and others. Any one of the ten poems and, indeed, any one of Housden s reflections on them, can open, gladden, or pierce your heart.
Through the voices of these ten inspiring poets, and through illustrations from his own life, Housden expresses the tenderness, beauty, joys, and sorrows of love, the presence of which, more than anything else, gives human existence its meaning.
As Housden says in his eloquent introduction, Great poetry happens when the mind is looking the other way and words fall from the sky to shape a moment that would normally be untranslatable. . . . When the heart opens, we forget ourselves and the world pours in: this world, and also the invisible world of meaning that sustains everything that was and ever shall be. "
100 Best African American Poems

100 Best African American Poems

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Celebrate Black poets--a collection of classic and contemporary Black authors selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Giovanni

Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting the 100 best African American works from classic and contemporary poets.

A startlingly vibrant collection that spans from historic to modern, from structured to freeform, and reflects the rich roots and visionary future of African American verse. Lift up Black voices with these magnetic poems, an exciting mix of most-loved classics and daring new writing. From Gwendolyn Brooks and Langston Hughes to Tupac Shakur, Natasha Trethewey, and many others, the voice of a culture comes through in this collection, one that is as talented, diverse, and varied as its people.

Included are works by:

  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Kwame Alexander
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Langston Hughes
  • Mari Evans
  • Kevin Young
  • Asha Bandele
  • Amiri Baraka
  • Ruby Dee
  • Novella Nelson
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • And many, many, more

    The perfect poetry book for anyone looking to expand their collection of books by Black authors and celebrate the poets who have changed the world of classic and contemporary poetry forever.

    "African American poems are like all other poems: beautiful, loving, provocative, thoughtful, and all those other adjectives I can think of. Poems know no boundaries. They, like all Earth citizens, were born in some country, grew up on some culture, then in their blooming became citizens of the Universe. Poems fly from heart to heart, head to head, to whisper a dream, to share a condolence, to congratulate, and to vow forever. The poems are true. They are translated and they are celebrated. They are sung, they are recited, they are delightful. They are neglected. They are forgotten. They are put away. Even in their fallow periods they sprout images. And fight to be revived. And spring back to life with a bit of sunshine and caring."--Nikki Giovanni

    Nikki Giovanni is an award-winning poet, writer, and activist. She is the author of more than two dozen books for adults and children, including Bicycles, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea, Racism 101, Blues: For All the Changes, and Love Poems. Her children's book-plus-audio compilation Hip Hop Speaks to Children was awarded the NAACP Image Award. Her children's book Rosa, a picture-book retelling of the Rosa Parks story, was a Caldecott Honor Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Award. Both books were New York Times bestsellers. Nikki is a Grammy nominee for her spoken-word album The Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection and has been nominated for the National Book Award. She has been voted Woman of the Year by Essence, Mademoiselle, and Ladies' Home Journal. She is a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where she teaches writing and literature.

    100 Best Loved Poems

    100 Best Loved Poems

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    Here are some of the most loved poems in the English language, chosen not merely for their popularity, but for their literary quality as well. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these splendid poems remain evergreen in their capacity to engage our minds and refresh our spirits.
    100 Essential American Poems

    100 Essential American Poems

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    The way we view our nation---its history, its traditions, even our distinctly American voice---is largely determined by our literature. In this rewarding and thought-provoking book are gathered poems that have been essential components of our common American culture, from the earliest days of our nation through canonic works of the nineteenth century and up to the present day. 100 Essential American Poems includes fondly remembered works by such familiar figures as Longfellow, Poe, and Whitman, and popular classics like A Visit from St. Nicholas and Casey at the Bat, but it also features passionate outcries from poets like Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes that highlight our ongoing national racial tensions, and poems by such women as Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Edna St. Vincent Millay that supply a distinctly female perspective on American life. Also included are the lyrics of such expressions of the American spirit as Yankee Doodle, The Star-Spangled Banner and This Land Is Your Land, in addition to a few surprises! The immortal poems and songs included here, each preceded by an illuminating headnote, will remind every reader of the richness and variety of the poetry of America and its people.

    100 Essential American Poems

    100 Essential American Poems

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    The way we view our nation---its history, its traditions, even our distinctly American voice---is largely determined by our literature. In this rewarding and thought-provoking book are gathered poems that have been essential components of our common American culture, from the earliest days of our nation through canonic works of the nineteenth century and up to the present day. "100 Essential American Poems" includes fondly remembered works by such familiar figures as Longfellow, Poe, and Whitman, and popular classics like "A Visit from St. Nicholas" and "Casey at the Bat," but it also features passionate outcries from poets like Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes that highlight our ongoing national racial tensions, and poems by such women as Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Edna St. Vincent Millay that supply a distinctly female perspective on American life. Also included are the lyrics of such expressions of the American spirit as "Yankee Doodle," "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "This Land Is Your Land," in addition to a few surprises! The immortal poems and songs included here, each preceded by an illuminating headnote, will remind every reader of the richness and variety of the poetry of America and its people.

    100 Favorite English and Irish Poems

    100 Favorite English and Irish Poems

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    Compact anthology features many of the best works by 59 poets writing in English, among them Edmund Spenser, Christina Rossetti, John Milton, Robert Burns, and William Blake.
    100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century

    100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century

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    Accounting for the great range of style and content with which poets such as W. H. Auden, Dylan Thomas, Federico García Lorca, Rainer Maria Rilke, William Butler Yeats, Pablo Neruda, and Jorge Luis Borges responded to the changes and challenges of the twentieth century, 100 Great Poems of the Twentieth Century is intended as both a unique compendium for the already well-versed and as an engaging introduction for those new to the expansive world of poetry. Alan Ginsberg's struggle--What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman....In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!--is echoed by other remarkable poets in this international collection of exciting and moving poems that are alike not in their length or for their status as seminal texts but because they are impossible to forget.

    100 Hiccups

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    100 Love Sonnets

    100 Love Sonnets

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    Against the backdrop of Isla Negra - the sea and wind, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wild flowers, the hot sun and salty smells of the Pacific - the poet sets the poems in celebration of his love. The subject of that love is Matilde Urrutia de Neruda, the poet's 'beloved wife'.
    100 Poems

    100 Poems

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    Selected poems from a Nobel laureate

    In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, and will discover new favorites, from The Cure at Troy to Death of a Naturalist. It is a singular and welcoming anthology, reaching far and wide, for now and for years to come.

    Seamus Heaney had the idea to make a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, a collection small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this himself, but now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. No other selection of Heaney's poems exists that has such a broad range, drawing from the first to the last of his prizewinning collections.

    100 Poems

    100 Poems

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    Selected poems from a Nobel laureate

    In 100 Poems, readers will enjoy the most loved and celebrated poems, and will discover new favorites, from The Cure at Troy to Death of a Naturalist. It is a singular and welcoming anthology, reaching far and wide, for now and for years to come.

    Seamus Heaney had the idea to make a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, a collection small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an introduction for all comers. He never managed to do this himself, but now, finally, the project has been returned to, resulting in an intimate gathering of poems chosen and introduced by the Heaney family. No other selection of Heaney's poems exists that has such a broad range, drawing from the first to the last of his prizewinning collections.

    100 Poems from Tang and Song Dynasties

    100 Poems from Tang and Song Dynasties

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    A unique collection of poems from one of the most culturally significant periods in Chinese history.
    100 Poems to Break Your Heart

    100 Poems to Break Your Heart

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    100 of the most moving and inspiring poems of the last 200 years from around the world, a collection that will comfort and enthrall anyone trapped by grief or loneliness, selected by the award-winning, best-selling, and beloved author of How to Read a Poem

    Implicit in poetry is the idea that we are enriched by heartbreaks, by the recognition and understanding of suffering--not just our own suffering but also the pain of others. We are not so much diminished as enlarged by grief, by our refusal to vanish, or to let others vanish, without leaving a record. And poets are people who are determined to leave a trace in words, to transform oceanic depths of feeling into art that speaks to others.

    In 100 Poems to Break Your Heart, poet and advocate Edward Hirsch selects 100 poems, from the nineteenth century to the present, and illuminates them, unpacking context and references to help the reader fully experience the range of emotion and wisdom within these poems.

    For anyone trying to process grief, loneliness, or fear, this collection of poetry will be your guide in trying times.

    100 Selected Poems

    100 Selected Poems

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    E.E. Cummings is without question one of the major poets of this century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It contains one hundred of Cummings s wittiest and most profound poems, harvested from thirty-five of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry. These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which Cummings is famous. They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them, as well as the unique synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere."
    1000 Poems from the Manyoshu: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation

    1000 Poems from the Manyoshu: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation

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    Dating from the 8th century and earlier, the Manyoshu is the oldest Japanese poetry anthology; it is also widely considered to be the best. The 1,000 poems (out of a total of more than 4,500) in this famous selection were chosen by a distinguished scholarly committee based on their poetic excellence, their role in revealing the Japanese national spirit and character, and their cultural and historical significance. The acclaimed translations artfully preserve the simplicity and direct quality of the originals, and encompass an enormous range of human emotions and experiences. Text is in English only
    101 Famous Poems

    101 Famous Poems

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    Fully indexed by title, author, and first line, this much-loved collection, in print since 1916, is a wide-ranging collection of the best-known English language poets, from William Shakespeare Robert Frost, from Percy Bysshe Shelley to Edna St. Vincent Millay.

    Paperback Fiction

    Bedrock Faith
    By: May, Eric Charles
    Memorial
    By: Washington, Bryan
    Lying Life of Adults
    By: Ferrante, Elena
    Infinite Country
    By: Engel, Patricia
    You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
    By: Matthewson, Janina
    Hench
    By: Walschots, Natalie Zina

    Hardcover Non-Fiction

    1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
    By: Ai Weiwei
    Going There
    By: Couric, Katie
    Between the Lines
    By: Beutter Cohen, Uli
    David Copperfields History of Magic
    By: Britland, David
    Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
    By: Wengrow, David
    Welcome to Dunder Mifflin
    By: Silverman, Ben

    Hardcover Fiction

    Noor
    Author: Okorafor, Nnedi
    Little Hope
    Author: Joella, Ethan
    Chouette
    Author: Oshetsky, Claire
    Termination Shock
    Author: Stephenson, Neal
    Sentence
    Author: Erdrich, Louise
    All of Us Villains
    Author: Herman, Christine Lynn