Poetry

The Gold Cell (Knopf Poetry Series)

DESCRIPTION: A new collection by the much praised poet whose second book THE DEAD AND THE LIVING, was both the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Poems

DESCRIPTION: Poems is Wilfred Owen’s only volume of poetry, first published posthumously in 1920 and edited by his friend and mentor, Siegfried Sassoon. Owen is regarded as one of the best poets of World War I and composed nearly all of his poems in just over a year, between August 1917 and September 1918. Owen was …

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Complete Tales and Poems

DESCRIPTION: In a career that spanned slightly more than two decades, Edgar Allan Poe pioneered the short story as a literary form, perfected the tale of psychological horror, launched the detective fiction genre, and helped to revolutionize modern poetics. The full body of Poe’s imaginative work encompasses mystery tales, horror stories, satires, fables, fantasies, science …

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The Tweny-Ninth Year – Hala Alyan

In Islamic and Western tradition, age twenty-nine is a milestone, a year of transformation and upheaval. For Hala Alyan, this is a year in which the past—memories of family members, old friends and past lovers, the heat of another land, another language, a different faith—winds itself around the present. Hala’s ever-shifting, subversive verse sifts together …

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The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry – Kim Addonizio & Dorianne Laux

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet’s Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life―including self-doubt …

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Starlight – Tamara Basic

(a walk through stars) take me on a walk through starswe’ll light up the nightwith our own constellationbrighter than the sunout of this worldand out of our mindsjust two crazy kidsmadly in lovewith the whole universe. Poignant, bittersweet, personal and hopeful, Starlight is a collection of poems and thoughts on themes of love, heartbreak, sorrow, …

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Coming to Age: Growing Older with Poetry – Mary Ann Hoberman (Editor) & Carolyn Hopley (Editor)

This exquisitely giftable anthology of poems about age and aging reveals the wisdom of trailblazing writers who found power and growth later in life. At eighty-two, the novelist Penelope Lively wrote: “Our experience is one unknown to most of humanity, over time. We are the pioneers.” Coming to Age is a collection of dispatches from the great …

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The Nectar of Pain – Najwa Zebian

From Najwa Zebian—celebrated Lebanese-Canadian poet, speaker, and educator—comes a highly personal and moving second collection. In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of …

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