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Red Doc

Red Doc

by Anne Carson

Paperback, 167 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published March 11 2014 | purchase
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In her follow-up to Autobiography of Red, poet Anne Carson revisits the myth of Geryon and Herakles.

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The War Works Hard

The War Works Hard

by Dunya Mikhail, Elizabeth Winslow and Saadi Simawe

Paperback, 80 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $13.95, published April 1 2005 | purchase
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Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea

Diary of a Wave Outside the Sea

by Dunya Mikhail

Paperback, 98 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $16.95, published May 5 2009 | purchase
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This bilingual, lyrical memoir, in the form of a long poem, weaves together the past and present of an Iraqi-American poet. Translated by Elizabeth Winslow.

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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy

by Dante Alighieri and Clive James

Hardcover, 527 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $29.95, published April 15 2013 | purchase
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  • Dante Alighieri and Clive James

Critic and poet Clive James' new translation of Dante's epic Divine Comedy leaves behind Dante's original terza rima rhyme scheme for quatrains, which James says avoids the strains of "rhyme-poor" English and creates a "nice, easily flowing rhythmic grid on which to mount the individual moments."

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Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by Robert Hayden

Paperback, 221 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $18.95, published April 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Robert Hayden

Edited by Frederick Glaysher, this volume collects the work of one of the most important African-American poets of the twentieth century. Robert Hayden's poems which contemplate the black experience and deal with such themes as dreams, mortality, nature, travel, and memory.

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The Cineaste

The Cineaste

Poems

by A. Van Jordan

Hardcover, 133 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $26.95, published April 1 2013 | purchase
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The author of Quantum Lyrics, M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A and Rise has now written a collection of poems inspired by the world of film.

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The Best of the Best American Poetry

The Best of the Best American Poetry

by Robert Pinsky

Hardcover, 322 pages, Simon & Schuster, $35, published April 9 2013 | purchase
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  • Robert Pinsky

An anthology of 100 top-selected poems culled from the prestigious poetry publication's first quarter century offers insight into the art form's flourishing status and is complicated by introductory essays and current poet biographies. Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate, serves as guest editor for this volume.

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Dhaka Dust

Dhaka Dust

Poems

by Dilruba Ahmed

Paperback, 95 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published June 21 2011 | purchase
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Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by Donald Justice

Paperback, 289 pages, Random House Inc, $16.95, published May 2 2006 | purchase
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A tribute to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet's career features the writer's theme of classic American melancholy and includes such pieces as "Bus Stop," "Men at Forty," "Crossing Kansas by Train," and "The Small White Churches of the Small White Towns." Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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Singing School

Singing School

Learning to Write (And Read) Poetry by Studying With the Masters

by Robert Pinsky

Hardcover, 160 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $25.95, published August 5 2013 | purchase
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A former poet laureate provides informative introductions and sidebar notes for more than 80 poems by greats including William Butler Yeats, Emily Dickinson and George Herbert, in an effort to spark pleasure in reading and writing poems.

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Stag's Leap

Stag's Leap

Poems

by Sharon Olds

Paperback, 89 pages, Random House Inc, $16.95, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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  • Sharon Olds

A poignant sequence of poems traces the evolution of a divorce while exploring themes of love, sex, sorrow, memory and freedom as reflected by everyday familiarities and the poignancy of former lovers parting, in a collection by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of The Dead and the Living.

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Our Andromeda

Our Andromeda

by Brenda Shaughnessy

Paperback, 131 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $16, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • Brenda Shaughnessy

Collects the author's poems about a parallel existence in the Andromeda galaxy in which people can relive their lives, correcting mistakes and avoiding pain.

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W. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1996-2011

W. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1996-2011

by W. S. Merwin

Hardcover, 679 pages, Penguin Group USA, $37.50, published May 16 2013 | purchase
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Collects poetry from the former U.S. Poet Laureate, including "The Vixen," "The Folding Cliffs," and "The Shadow of Sirius."

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The Waste Land and Other Poems

The Waste Land and Other Poems

by John Beer

Paperback, 113 pages, Small Pr Distribution, $14, published April 1 2010 | purchase
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Shahnameh

Shahnameh

The Epic of the Persian Kings

by Ferdowsi, Hamid Rahmanian, Ahmad Sadri and Sheila Canby

Hardcover, 570 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $75, published May 20 2013 | purchase
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  • Ferdowsi, Hamid Rahmanian, et al

Retells the ancient Iranian epic poem of the tenth century, and includes tales of the Simurgh--a giant bird who brings an orphaned king into her nest--man-eating snakes, and the great hero Rustam.

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A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings

by Mary Oliver

Paperback, 82 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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  • Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life's work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Mass. She shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog Percy, she patiently observes the teachings contained in the smallest of moments.NPR Bestseller

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O, What a Luxury

O, What a Luxury

Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound

by Garrison Keillor

Hardcover, 170 pages, Pgw, $20, published October 1 2013 | purchase
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  • Garrison Keillor

The host of A Prairie Home Companion presents his first collection of poetry, featuring his reflections on daily life, love, politics, and religion in verse.

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The Waste Land

The Waste Land

by T. S. Eliot

Hardcover, 84 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $15.95, published September 16 2013 | purchase
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  • T. S. Eliot

This reissue of the first edition, now back with its original publisher, brings to life the most important poem of the 20th century — which defined modernity after World War I — for a new generation of readers.

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