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Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution
Word Warriors
35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution
Paperback      ISBN: 1580052215
Collects the work of a variety of female spoken word artists, including Patricia Smith, Eileen Myles, Sarah Jones, Suheir Hammad, Staceyann Chin, and Michelle Tea.
Nicolas Guillen: Popular Poet of the Caribbean
Nicolas Guillen
Popular Poet of the Caribbean
Hardcover      ISBN: 0826207561
Some Church
Some Church
Paperback      ISBN: 1571314229
In Some Church, Wyoming Poet Laureate David Romvedt defines the intersection of a person’s political, social, and spiritual life. Offering vignettes both intimate and expansive, these poems are informed by Romvedt’s world — both the immediate, rural landscape of his Wyoming home and by sociopolitical forces beyond his control. Whether evoking a dying neighbor’s tree occupied by vultures or a treasured daughter tear-gassed at a peace rally, Romvedt captures the essence of a complex American West in the tradition of Frost, Williams, and Ginsberg.
Making Your Own Days: The Pleasure of Reading and Writing Poetry
Making Your Own Days
The Pleasure of Reading and Writing Poetry
Paperback      ISBN: 0684824388
Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms
The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide
The Sounds of Poetry
A Brief Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0374526176
America's Poet Laureate offers a journey inside the world of poetry to explore the fundamental workings of this literary art, explaining how different sounds can be used to express meaning and images
Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt
Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt
Paperback      ISBN: 0472063383
Essays by the distinguished American author, Marge Piercy, examine feminist culture, the nature of literature, and the writing of her poetry and novels
W.h. Auden: A Tribute Edited by Stephen Spender
W.h. Auden
A Tribute Edited by Stephen Spender
by Auden
Hardcover      SKU: 1199617741
Circumstances Beyond Our Control: Poems
Circumstances Beyond Our Control
Paperback      ISBN: 0801883784
Robert Phillips is a prominent member of America's neglected "transition generation" of poets -- those born in the late 1930s and early 1940s. His work has been included in many anthologies and textbooks. He gathers for his seventh full-length collection his best poems of the past six years, from dramatic monologues to personal lyrics. While most are free-verse, there are also sonnets, a villanelle, a ballade, an abecedarian, found poems, prose poems, haiku, and clerihews. Divided into three sections -- "Fire and Obsession," "A Little Light Music," and "Rituals" -- this new volume reveals Phillips's playfulness and good humor, his high intelligence, and his musicality.
Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Records of Shelley, Byron, and the Author
Paperback      ISBN: 0940322366
In 1822, after having been discharged from the British navy, deserted by his wife, and as good as disowned by his father, the thirty-two year old Edward John Trelawny set off for Italy to make the acquaintance of his hero, Lord Byron. "I have met today the personification of my Corsair," Byron wrote in a letter. "He sleeps with the poem under his pillow, and all his past adventures and present manners aim at this personification." But though Byron enjoyed the company of his admirer, and was eventually to embark with him on his ill-fated final expedition to aid in the War of Greek Independence, he had grown guarded and ironical with age, and the perfect meeting of minds that Trelawny had envisioned was not to be. Shelley, however, enchanted him. In the months before his death at sea, he and Trelawny were frequent companions, and the young poet emerges from these pages in all his splendid carelessness and otherworldly concentration.
Wonderful Investigations: Essays, Meditations, Tales
Wonderful Investigations
Essays, Meditations, Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 1571313273
Touching on the works of Emerson, Thoreau, Proust and Plato, the author, considered “one of America's most significant young poets