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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 >
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Earth, My Likeness
Nature Poetry of Walt Whitman
Written by Walt Whitman
Edited by Howard Nelson
Introduction by Howard Nelson

Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: July 20, 2010
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-910-0 (1-55643-910-5)

While Walt Whitman is best known as America’s first great urban poet, he was also a gifted nature poet, as the selections in this book show. Here his celebration of the “body electric” from Leaves of Grass expands into a celebration of an equally electrifying nature as he memorializes the seashore... Read more >

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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 >
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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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