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Ten Poems to Open Your Heart

Written by Roger Housden


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4563-1 (1-4000-4563-0)

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... Read more >
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Incredible Good Fortune
New Poems
Written by Ursula K. Le Guin


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-422-8 (1-59030-422-5)

Incredible Good Fortune is Ursula K. Le Guin's sixth collection of poems, spanning the years 2000 to 2005. These poems by the celebrated author of Always Coming Home and The Language of the Night showcase Le Guin's many facets as a writer. Passionate, humanitarian, and sensuously aware of the world's vitality... Read more >

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Sister Outsider
Essays and Speeches
Written by Audre Lorde
Foreword by Cheryl Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
On Sale: August 1, 2007
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-58091-186-3 (1-58091-186-2)

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change... Read more >
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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
A Biomythography
Written by Geraldine Audre Lorde


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
On Sale: January 1, 1982
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-89594-122-0 (0-89594-122-8)

“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of... Read more >
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Archy and Mehitabel

Written by Don Marquis


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 29, 1987
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-09478-8 (0-385-09478-7)

Began as a column for The New York Sun in 1916, Archy, literary cockroach who types out vers libre by banging his head against the keys (but can't reach the shift key), and Mehitabel, the sultry cat
reincarnated from Cleopatra, have since gained a worldwide following. The now classic tale of... Read more >
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Love Speaks Its Name
Gay and Lesbian Love Poems
Edited by J. D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41170-0 (0-375-41170-4)

From Sappho to Shakespeareto Cole Porter—a marvelous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry.

The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico Garcia Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Merrill. Their poems of love are among the most... Read more >

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Poems of the Sea

Edited by J. D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-41329-2 (0-375-41329-4)

Throughout history, poets have felt the ancient pull of the sea, exploring the full range of mankind's nautical fears, dreams, and longings. The colorful legends of the sea–pirates and mermaids, phantom ships and the sunken city of Atlantis–have inspired as many imaginations as have the realities of lighthouses and shipwrecks, of... Read more >

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Broetry

Written by Brian McGackin


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Quirk Books
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-1-59474-517-1 (1-59474-517-X)

As contemporary poets sing the glories of birds, birch trees, and menstruation, regular guys are left scratching their heads. Who can speak for Everyman? Who will articulate his love for Xbox 360, for Mama Celeste’s frozen pizza, for the cinematic oeuvre of Bruce Willis?

Enter Broetry–a stunning debut from a dazzling... Read more >
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Paradoxides

Written by Don McKay


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-5509-6 (0-7710-5509-9)

Multi-award-winning poet Don McKay returns with a startling collection of new poems, his first since his Griffin Poetry Prize winning book, Strike/Slip.

Don McKay is known, among other things, as Canada’s foremost poet of the natural world. Readers have come to expect a playful extravagance in his poetry. Most recently, he... Read more >
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The River Sound
Poems
Written by W.S. Merwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70435-2 (0-375-70435-3)

A strikingly beautiful book of poems from one of our finest poets, exhibiting his artistry in the style he has made his own. Peter Davison has written of Merwin that "he conveys in the sweet simplicity of grounded language a sense of the self where it belongs, floating between heaven, earth... Read more >

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Correspondences
A poem and portraits
Written by Anne Michaels
Illustrated by Bernice Eisenstein


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-96249-2 (0-307-96249-0)

A rare and beautifully produced "accordion" book by renowned novelist and poet Anne Michaels and acclaimed artist and writer Bernice Eisenstein that will cause a stir for both its form and its content.

Anne Michaels's resonant book-length poem—which unfolds on one side of the pages of this accordion book—ranges from the universal... Read more >
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Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and the Complete Shorter Poems

Written by John Milton
Edited by William Kerrigan, John Rumrich and Stephen M. Fallon


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8371-5 (0-8129-8371-8)

Derived from the Modern Library’s esteemed The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton, this new volume, extensively revised and updated by its editors, contains Milton’s two late masterpieces, the brief epic Paradise Regained and the tragic drama Samson Agonistes. Age after age, these works have inspired new controversy and... Read more >
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God Breaketh Not All Men's Hearts Alike
New & Later Collected Poems
Written by Stanley Moss


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-345-2 (1-60980-345-0)

With nearly seventy-five new poems and over two hundred selected from his previous books, God Breaketh Not All Men’s Hearts Alike is the book of a lifetime in poetry, one that will lead to the author being recognized as among American’s best living poets. A work of intense illumination, these poems... Read more >
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Blue Iris
Poems and Essays
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 15, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6883-0 (0-8070-6883-7)

A rich collection of ten poems, two essays, and two dozen of Mary Oliver’s classic works on flowers, trees, and plants of all sorts, elegantly illustrated, Blue Iris is the essential companion to Owls and Other Fantasies, one of the best-selling volumes of poetry of 2003.

Blue Iris fortuitously offers an extended... Read more >
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Evidence
Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6905-9 (0-8070-6905-1)

Never afraid to shed the pretense of academic poetry, never shy of letting the power of an image lie in unadorned language, Mary Oliver offers us poems that reflect on the power of love and the great gifts of the natural world. Inspired by the familiar lines from William Wordsworth, “To... Read more >
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House of Light

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 8, 1992
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6811-3 (0-8070-6811-X)

Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award

Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity.

“Oliver’s poems are thoroughly convincing--as genuine, moving, and implausible... Read more >
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New and Selected Poems, Volume One

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6877-9 (0-8070-6877-2)

When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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New and Selected Poems, Volume Two

Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6887-8 (0-8070-6887-X)

Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America’s foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Owls and Other Fantasies
Poems and Essays
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6875-5 (0-8070-6875-6)

Within these pages Mary Oliver collects twenty-six of her poems about the birds that have been such an important part of her life-hawks, hummingbirds, and herons; kingfishers, catbirds, and crows; swans, swallows, and, of course, the snowy owl; among a dozen others-including ten poems original to this volume. She adds two... Read more >
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Red Bird
Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6893-9 (0-8070-6893-4)

Mary Oliver’s twelfth book of poetry, Red Bird comprises sixty-one poems, the most ever in a single volume of her work. Overflowing with her keen observation of the natural world and her gratitude for its gifts, for the many people she has loved in her seventy years, as well as for... Read more >
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Swan
Poems and Prose Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6914-1 (0-8070-6914-0)

Widely regarded as the “rock star” of American poetry, Mary Oliver is a writer whose words have long had the power to move countless readers. Regularly topping the national poetry best-seller list and drawing thousands to her sold-out readings across the country, Oliver is unparalleled in her impact. As noted in... Read more >
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Swan
Poems and Prose Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6899-1 (0-8070-6899-3)

“Joy is not made to be a crumb,” writes Mary Oliver, and certainly joy abounds in her new book of poetry and prose poems. Swan, her twentieth volume, shows us that, though we may be “made out of the dust of stars,” we are of the world she vividly captures here... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Thirst
Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 1, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6897-7 (0-8070-6897-7)

Thirst, a collection of 43 new poems from Pulitzer Prize-winner Mary Oliver, introduces two new directions in the poet’s work. Grappling with grief at the death of her beloved partner of over forty years, she strives to experience sorrow as a path to spiritual progress, grief as part of loving and... Read more >
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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures
Poems and Essays
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6885-4 (0-8070-6885-3)

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, a companion volume to Owls and Other Fantasies and Blue Iris, brings together ten new poems, thirty-five of Oliver’s classic poems, and two essays all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Why I Wake Early
New Poems
Written by Mary Oliver


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6879-3 (0-8070-6879-9)

The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world... Read more >
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