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Looking for Poetry
Poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade and Rafael Alberti and Songs from the Quechua
Translated by Mark Strand

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70988-3 (0-375-70988-6)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, a native-born Brazilian, is universally recognized as the finest and most accessible modern Portugese-language poet and, along with Pablo Neruda, a poet of the common man, writing of home, family, friends, and love.

Rafael Alberti—an elegist primarily—came to Argentina (where he wrote many of his poems) in exile... Read more >

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The Weather of Words
Poetic Inventions
Written by Mark Strand

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70970-8 (0-375-70970-3)

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a brilliant and witty collection of writings on the art and nature of poetry—a master class both entertaining and provocative.

The pieces have a broad range and many levels. In one, we sit with the teenage Mark Strand while he reads for the first time a poem... Read more >

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A Poet's Mind
Collected Interviews with Robert Duncan, 1960-1985
Edited by Christopher Wagstaff
Contribution by Robert Duncan
Foreword by Gerrit Lansing

Format: Hardcover, 488 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-454-7 (1-58394-454-0)

Robert Duncan (1919-1988), one of the major postwar American poets, was an adulated figure among his contemporaries, including Robert Creeley, Charles Olson, and Denise Levertov. Lawrence Ferlinghetti remarked that Duncan “had the best ear this side of Dante.” His stature is increasingly recognized as comparable to that of Ezra Pound, William... Read more >

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The Beat Book
Writings from the Beat Generation
Edited by Anne Waldman
Foreword by Allen Ginsberg

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-455-6 (1-59030-455-1)


The Beat movement exploded into American culture in the early 1950s with the force of prophecy. Not just another literary school, it was an artistic and social revolution. William S. Burroughs proclaimed that the Beat writers were “real architects of change. There is no doubt that we’re living in... Read more >

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Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth
New Poems
Written by Alice Walker

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7105-7 (0-8129-7105-1)

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple gives us her first new collection of poetry in more than a decade, poems that reaffirm her as “one of the best American writers of today” (The Washington Post).

The forces of nature and the strength of the human spirit inspire the poems in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Leaves of Grass
The "Death-Bed" Edition
Written by Walt Whitman
Introduction by William Carlos Williams

Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 28, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78342-8 (0-679-78342-3)

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.

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Leaves of Grass

Written by Walt Whitman

Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 1, 1983
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21116-0 (0-553-21116-1)

One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves Of Grass is his one book. First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the wonderful... Read more >
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Freeing Your Life with Words
Written by Susan G. Wooldridge

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 1, 1997
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-609-80098-0 (0-609-80098-1)

**BookSense 76 Pick
**New York Library Outstanding Book for Teens, 1997

In Poemcrazy, Susan Wooldridge invites us into a realm where poetry is accessible, where poems are moments of discovery that often arrive unexpectedly--in parking lots, at the grocery store, on walks--and make our ordinary lives extraordinary.

A poetteacher in the California Poets... Read more >
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