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I Praise My Destroyer
Poems
Written by Diane Ackerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 132 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 22, 2000
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77134-0 (0-679-77134-4)

In her first new book of poetry since Jaguar of Sweet Laughter, Diane Ackerman combines her deep understanding of the world with her immense passion for language to craft richly sensual poems that "honor all lifewherever and in whatever formit may deal."

Imbued with ravishing imagery, these exuberant and lyrical explorations... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ants on the Melon
A Collection of Poems
Written by Virginia Adair


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 16, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75229-2 (0-375-75229-3)

"        Virginia Adair speaks directly and unaffectedly, in an accent stripped of mannerism and allusion. Ants on the Melon exhibits enough formal variety, freshness, and intelligence to confirm, at one stroke, that Ms. Adair is a poet of accomplishment and originality."
--Brad Leithauser, The New York Times Book Review

"        Extraordinarily moving. Her voice is... Read more >
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I Shall Not Be Moved

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1991
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-35458-4 (0-553-35458-2)

The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. Here are three volumes of classic Maya Angelou -- including her first poetry collection, Just Give Me a Cool Drink of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Love's Exquisite Freedom

Written by Maya Angelou
Illustrated by Edward Burne-Jones


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59962-103-6 (1-59962-103-7)

Love’s Exquisite Freedom pairs the lyrical grace of Maya Angelou with the exquisite art of Edward Burne-Jones. Angelou’s poem of love’s transcendent power finds a striking, sensual complement in Burne-Jones, a star of 19th century Britain’s Aesthetic movement. Burne-Jones continually examined themes of love, while persuasively arguing for the value of... Read more >

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Poems
Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 12, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37985-3 (0-553-37985-2)

Tenderly, joyously, sometimes in sadness, sometimes in pain, Maya Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as only she has discovered it. In this moving volume of poetry, we hear the multi-faceted voice of one of the most powerful and vibrant writers of our time. Includes the full texts of... Read more >
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Poems
Maya Angelou
Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1996
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-25576-8 (0-553-25576-2)

In this moving volume of poetry, Angelou writes from the heart and celebrates life as she has discovered it in poems such as “Just Give a Cool Drink of Water ’Fore I Diiie,” “Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well,” “Still I Rise, Shaker,” and “Why Don’t You Sing.”... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Still I Rise

Written by Maya Angelou


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 7, 2001
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-50596-6 (0-375-50596-2)

In this inspiring poem, Maya Angelou celebrates the courage of the human spirit over the harshest of obstacles. An ode to the power that resides in us all to overcome the most difficult circumstances, this poem is truly an inspiration and affirmation of the faith that restores and nourishes the soul... Read more >

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night thoughts
70 dream poems & notes from an analysis
Written by Sarah Arvio


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95955-3 (0-307-95955-4)

In this remarkable and unique work, award-winning poet Sarah Arvio gives us a memoir about coming to terms with a life in crisis through the study of dreams.

As a young woman, threatened by disturbing visions, Arvio went into psychoanalysis to save herself. The result is a riveting sequence of dream poems... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Sono
Cantos
Written by Sarah Arvio


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 2, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71136-7 (0-375-71136-8)

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Visits from the Seventh

Written by Sarah Arvio


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70978-4 (0-375-70978-9)

Visits from the Seventh is a highly original debut. Arvio’s wry, uncanny poems take the form of conversations between a woman and a throng on invisible presences—visitors, as she calls them—who counsel, challenge, cajole and comfort her. Together they murmur about destiny, the moon, a walk on Park Avenue, sex, ambition... Read more >
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A Mind of Winter
Poems for a Snowy Season
Selected by Robert Atwan
Introduction by Donald Hall


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6920-2 (0-8070-6920-5)

Winter has been a powerful muse for many of America’s best loved poets. The elegant patterns of frost on a windowpane, a child on a sled, a lone fox foraging for food on a desolate landscape, the comic smile of a snowman, the sobering sight of an unkempt man huddled against... Read more >

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Selected Poems

Written by W. H. Auden
Edited by Edward Mendelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27808-1 (0-307-27808-5)

This significantly expanded edition of W. H. Auden’s Selected Poems adds twenty poems to the hundred in the original edition, broadening its focus to better reflect the enormous wealth of form, rhetoric, tone, and content in Auden’s work. Newly included are such favorites as “Funeral Blues” and other works that represent... Read more >

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A Book of Women Poets from Antiquity to Now

Edited by Aliki Barnstone and Willis Barnstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: April 28, 1992
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-0997-6 (0-8052-0997-2)

This is a monument to the literary genius of women throughout the ages. Here in one volume are the works of three hundred poets from six different countries and four millennia. This revised edition includes a newly expanded section of American poets from the colonial era to the present. Contributors include... Read more >

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Intruder

Written by Jill Bialosky


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71171-8 (0-375-71171-6)

From acclaimed poet Jill Bialosky: a haunting series of poems about the dangers of eros and the creation of art, “as intense and perfectly noted as violin concertos” (Booklist).

“Jill Bialosky’s powerful third book of poetry, Intruder, is sharply perceptive, reminding readers about the way life forces us to our knees while... Read more >
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The Players
Poems
Written by Jill Bialosky


Format: Hardcover, 80 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 24, 2015
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-35262-8 (0-385-35262-X)

The strongest collection yet from this widely praised poet is about the central players in our lives, our relationships over time-between mother and son, mother and daughter-and how one generation of relationships informs and shapes the next.

The opening sequence of the collection "Manhood" looks at the insular world of baseball, shedding... Read more >
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Subterranean

Written by Jill Bialosky


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 4, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70972-2 (0-375-70972-X)

Jill Bialosky follows her acclaimed debut collection, The End of Desire, with this powerful sequence of poems that probes the subterranean depths of eros. Gerald Stern has called Bialosky “the poet of the secret garden, the place, at once, of grace and sadness,” and here she enters that garden again, blending... Read more >
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Poems of the American South

Edited by David Biespiel


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71244-9 (0-375-71244-5)

This one-of-a-kind collection of poems about the American South ranges over four centuries of its dramatic history.

The arc of poetry of the South, from slave songs to Confederate hymns to Civil War ballads, from Reconstruction turmoil to the Agrarian movement to the dazzling poetry of the New South, is richly varied... Read more >

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For All of Us, One Today
An Inaugural Poet's Journey
Written by Richard Blanco


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3380-7 (0-8070-3380-4)

In this brief and evocative memoir, Richard Blanco shares his life as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Kabir
Ecstatic Poems
Translated by Robert Bly


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 15, 2007
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6380-4 (0-8070-6380-0)

Originally published in 1976, with more than 75,000 copies in print, this collection of poems by fifteenth-century ecstatic poet Kabir is full of fun and full of thought. Columbia University professor of religion John Stratton Hawley has contributed an introduction that makes clear Kabir’s immense importance to the contemporary reader and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Word of Mouth
Poems Featured on NPR's All Things Considered
Written by Catherine Bowman


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71315-6 (0-375-71315-8)

Starting in 1995, NPR’s All Things Considered began presenting poets reading their own works. Introduced by “poetry DJ” Catherine Bowman, these popular short segments allowed listeners to experience poetry as a kind of verbal music, recalling its roots as a spoken art form. Word of Mouth, edited by Bowman, brings together... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Hunger

Written by Lucie Brock-Broido


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 12, 1988
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75852-7 (0-394-75852-8)

Lucie Brock-Broido blazed onto the poetry scene with this first book, when Helen Vendler anointed her in The New Yorker with a lengthy review that described her achievement in A Hunger as "a violently skewed portrait of the female poet and her Muse, a hyped-up version of Stevens and his interior... Read more >
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Stay, Illusion
Poems
Written by Lucie Brock-Broido


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-96202-7 (0-307-96202-4)

National Book Award Finalist

Stay, Illusion, the much-anticipated volume of poems by Lucie Brock-Broido, illuminates the broken but beautiful world she inhabits. Her poems are lit with magic and stark with truth: whether they speak from the imagined dwelling of her “Abandonarium,” or from habitats where animals are farmed and harmed “humanely,”... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Trouble in Mind

Written by Lucie Brock-Broido


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 4, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71022-3 (0-375-71022-1)

With Trouble in Mind, her long-awaited third collection, Lucie Brock-Broido has written her most exceptional poems to date. There is a new clarity to her work, a disquieting transparency, even in the midst of the wild thickets of language for which she is known. A poet “at the border of her... Read more >

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Red Doc>

Written by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95067-3 (0-307-95067-0)

**New York Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2013**
**GoodReads Reader’s Choice Award Winner**

Some years ago I wrote a book about a boy named Geryon who was red and had wings and fell in love with Herakles. Recently I began to wonder what happened to them in later life. Red Doc> continues their... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Red Doc>

Written by Anne Carson


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96058-0 (0-307-96058-7)

In a stunningly original mix of poetry, drama, and narrative, Anne Carson brings the red-winged Geryon from Autobiography of Red, now called "G," into manhood, and through the complex labyrinths of the modern age. We join him as he travels with his friend and lover "Sad" (short for Sad But Great)... Read more >
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