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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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Originally published in 1916, Roy J. Cook's "101 Famous Poems" is one of the finest collections of poetry ever assembled. The book seems to include a poem, word, or even a phrase (e.g. tinnabulation and runcible spoons) for just about everyone.


There are poems of encouragement (such as Frank Stanton's "Keep a'Goin") and poems to delight both children and the young at heart-such as Eugene Field's "Little Boy Blue," Edward Lear's "The Owl and the Pussy Cat," and Mary Howitt's "The Spider and the Fly." There are also light-hearted poems with good points for even today, such Eugene Field's "The Duel" (an entertaining tale about the gingham dog and calico cat that scrapped so wildly they ate each other up).


From the World War I era, we read Alan Seeger's "I Have a Rendezvous with Death," which tragically came true in his case. Other heart-wrenching war poems from that era include "In Flander's Fields" by John McRae, "Grass" by Carl Sandburg, "The Spires of Oxford" by Winifred M. Letts, and "How Did You Die?" by Edmund Vance Cooke. Poems about death include Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar," not to mention the chilling lyrics of "The Raven" and "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe.


Story lovers will enjoy the epic poem of how Horatius and his two comrades saved Rome by staving fearsome foes at the foot of a bridge, or the story of Bess, the innkeeper's daughter, so tragically told in Alfred Noyes' "Highwayman" classic.


There are American patriotic poems, such as Henry Van Dyke's "America for Me," "God Save the Flag" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, and "The Flag Goes By" penned by Henry Holcomb Bennett. And what American schoolchild hasn't heard the patriotic words of Sir Walter Scott-"breathes there the man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said, this is my own, my native land?"


Readers of-and audiobook listeners to-this book will pick up many common phrases drawn from or adapted from the storied words and verses of yesteryear (e.g. "ours is not to wonder why, ours is but to do or die" adapted from Alfred Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade")


"Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to men" is a direct quote from a poem by Sam Walter Foss. The "runcible spoon," which was made up by Edward Lear as part of his nonsense poetry, is now included in more than one English dictionary. "I Shall Not Pass this Way Again" comes directly from the poem by that name, written by Eva Rose York. And "If I can stop one heart from breaking" was penned by Emily Dickinson in her wonder classic, "Not in Vain."


Though poetry has fallen out of favor in some circles today, there is much to be gained by reading the verses of yesteryear. There is a reason why so many people memorized poems in the 1800's. Memorizing poetry has been shown to expand the mind, teach rhythmic patterns, and even improve neuroplasticity. For those new to the joy of poetry, those simply wanting a review of the great verses of yesteryear, and even for students required to read this book in a literature class, "101 Famous Poems" provides a great introduction to many of the very best poems ever written. For those who aren't familiar with many of the world's greatest poets, the short poet biographies at the end of the book provides a helpful-though brief-intro to each writer will lay at least a brief groundwork for an even better understanding of each poem.

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.

101 Great American Poems

101 Great American Poems

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Focusing on popular verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, this treasury of great American poems invites poetry lovers to savor a taste of the nation's rich poetic legacy. Selected for both popularity and literary quality, 101 time-honored poems are included in this entertaining volume.
150 Most Famous Poems: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and many more

150 Most Famous Poems: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and many more

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This great English Poetry Anthology contains 150 of the Most Famous Poems of the last centuries. Dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, these famous poems remain Masterpieces of English Literature and continue to inspire and influence people all over the world.

This poetry compilation comes in the size of 8x10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm) and is perfect as a gift for poetry lovers, literature students and teachers or to complete your own book collection.

The following famous Poets are represented in this book:

Matthew Arnold - William Blake - Anne Bradstreet - Rupert Brooke - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Robert Browning -William Cullen Bryant - Robert Burns - George Gordon, Lord Byron - Lewis Carroll - Samuel Taylor Coleridge - E.E. Cummings - Walter John de la Mare - Emily Dickinson - John Donne - Paul Laurence Dunbar - T. S. Eliot - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Robert Frost - Mary Elizabeth Frye - Thomas Gray - Edgar Albert Guest - Felicia Hemans - William Ernest Henley - Oliver Wendell Holmes - Gerard Manley Hopkins - James Langston Hughes - Leigh Hunt - John Keats - Joyce Kilmer - Rudyard Kipling -Emma Lazarus - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - James Lowell - Thomas Macaulay - Douglas Malloch - Christopher Marlowe - John Masefield - John McCrae - John Milton - Marianne Moore - Pablo Neruda - Edgar Allan Poe - Alexander Pope - Christina Rossetti - Carl Sandburg - Henry Scott-Holland - Alan Seeger - Robert W. Service - William Shakespeare - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Edmund Spenser - Gertrude Stein - Wallace Stevens - Robert Louis Stevenson - Sara Teasdale - Alfred, Lord Tennyson - Henry David Thoreau - Walt Whitman - John Greenleaf Whittier - Ella Wheeler Wilcox - Oscar Wilde - William Carlos Williams - William Wordsworth - W.B. Yeats

180 Days: Reflections and Observations of a Teacher

180 Days: Reflections and Observations of a Teacher

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180 Days: Reflections and Observations of a Teacher is a collection of poems from several different facets of being a teacher: first as a teacher and observer of the profession and students; as a continuing learner with students at the Young Authors Conference; as school documentarian and historian; and as a mentor, highlighting the work of his students. The book takes the reader from schools in the heart of the inner city to the suburbs--from the classroom to subbing for Special Ed.--reflecting the variety of challenges and joys that make up a teacher's day.
180 More

180 More

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Come full circle with 180 new, exciting poems selected and introduced by Billy Collins.

Inspired by Billy Collins's poem-a-day program for American high schools that he began through the Library of Congress, the original Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry was a gathering of clear, contemporary poems aimed at a wide audience. In 180 More, Collins continues his ambitious mission of exposing readers of all ages to the best of today's poetry. Here are another 180 hospitable, engaging, reader-friendly poems, offering surprise and delight in a wide range of literary voices-comic, melancholy, reflective, irreverent. If poetry is the original travel literature, this anthology contains 180 vehicles ready to carry you away to unexpected places.

With poems by
Robert Bly
Carol Ann Duffy
Eamon Grennan
Mark Halliday
Jane Kenyon
David Kirby
Thomas Lux
Donna Masini
W. S. Merwin
Paul Muldoon
Carol Muske-Dukes
Vijay Seshadri
Naomi Shihab Nye
Gerald Stern
Ron Padgett
Linda Pastan
Victoria Redel
Franz Wright
Robert Wrigley
and many more

1919

1919

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"The Zora Neale Hurston of her generation." --Studio 360

"A truly rare cultural phenomenon: an artist who not only holds up a mirror to society, but makes herself a catalyst to change it." --Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots that comprised the "Red Summer" of violence across the nation's cities, is an event that has shaped the last century but is widely unknown. In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event--which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries--through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city. Ewing uses speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to recast history, and illuminates the thin line between the past and the present.

Eve L. Ewing is a writer and an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. She is the author of Electric Arches and Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side.

1919

1919

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NPR Best Books of 2019
Chicago Tribune Best Books of 2019

Chicago Review of Books Best Poetry Book of 2019
O Magazine Best Books by Women of Summer 2019
The Millions Must-Read Poetry of June 2019
LitHub Most Anticipated Reads of Summer 2019


The Chicago Race Riot of 1919, the most intense of the riots comprising the nation's Red Summer, has shaped the last century but is not widely discussed. In 1919, award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing explores the story of this event--which lasted eight days and resulted in thirty-eight deaths and almost 500 injuries--through poems recounting the stories of everyday people trying to survive and thrive in the city. Ewing uses speculative and Afrofuturist lenses to recast history, and illuminates the thin line between the past and the present.

2011 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

2011 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

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The best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured annually with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world's richest and most prestigious literary awards. The 2011 edition of the anthology includes poems from all the books to be shortlisted and the poems in the 2011 anthology are selected and introduced by the judges. Royalties from the sales of the anthologies are donated to UNESCO's World Poetry Day, created to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard in their communities.
2013 Poet's Market

2013 Poet's Market

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2018 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

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The highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry.

Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world's most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has tremendously spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation. Each year The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.

2019 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

2019 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

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The highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry. Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world's most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has tremendously spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation. Each year The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.
2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

2022 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology

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The prestigious and highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry from the 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist.

Each year, the best books of poetry published in Canada and internationally in English are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world's richest literary awards. Since 2001, this annual prize has spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets.The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems from their collections.

Featuring works from shortlisted poets Sharon Dolin, Gemma Gorga, Douglas Kearney, Ali Kinsella, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Natalka Bilotserkivets, Ed Roberson, David Bradford, Liz Howard, and Tolu Oloruntoba.

20th Century in Poetry

20th Century in Poetry

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A historical timeline of more than four hundred 20th-century poems. "[A] prodigious harvest . . . an entire universe of poetry lives here" (Booklist, starred review).

This groundbreaking anthology presents in chronological order over four hundred poems written in the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history, while notes to the poems place each one in its historical context and trace the century's poetic development. Concise biographies for each poet complete the anthology.By organizing the poems in chronological order, readers will see poets in a new light. Here A. E. Housman, for example, rubs shoulders with T. S. Eliot, showing that traditional forms can hold their own against the modernist orthodoxy. All the major events of the twentieth century are reflected in the choice of poems within these pages.

20th Century in Poetry

20th Century in Poetry

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A historical timeline of more than four hundred 20th-century poems. "[A] prodigious harvest . . . an entire universe of poetry lives here" (Booklist, starred review).

This groundbreaking anthology presents in chronological order over four hundred poems written during the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history, while notes to the poems place each one in its historical context and trace the century's poetic development. Concise biographies for each poet complete the anthology. By organizing the poems in chronological order, readers will see poets in a new light. Here A. E. Houseman, for example, rubs shoulders with T. S. Eliot, showing that traditional forms can hold their own against the modernist orthodoxy. All the major events of the twentieth century are reflected in the choice of poems within these pages. Including poems by Noël Coward, Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Robert Frost, G. K. Chesterton, Ezra Pound, Philip Larkin, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, W. H. Auden, e. e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, Kingsley Amis, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O'Hara, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, John Updike, Robert Penn Warren, among a host of others, this richly rewarding collection captures the history of the twentieth century within one monumental volume.

28 Portuguese Poets

28 Portuguese Poets

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This major bilingual anthology, with English translations by Richard Zenith and Alexis Levitin, introduces the work of 28 Portuguese poets (beginning with Fernando Pessoa and his 'heteronyms'), and reveals a richly varied body of verse that is at once a place of departure and exploration as well as, in the words of Alexandre O'Neill's 'Portugal', "an ongoing discussion with myself"
2Fish

2Fish

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Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing.

2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo's thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.