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New and Selected Poems

New and Selected Poems

by David Lehman

Paperback, 288 pages, Simon & Schuster, $20, published November 5 2013 | purchase
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  • David Lehman

The founder of The Best American Poetry series draws from material produced over the course of more than 40 years.

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The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

by Peter Sis

Paperback, 0 pages, Penguin Group USA, $18, published October 29 2013 | purchase
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Peter Sis reimagines the 12th-century Persian poem The Conference of the Birds, fitting out an English translation with lavish illustrations. It's the harrowing story of thousands of birds on a perilous journey in search of a king. While Sis is best known for his many children's books, this book is his first intended for adults.

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Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire

Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire

by Brenda Hillman

Hardcover, 108 pages, Univ Pr of New England, $22.95, published August 22 2013 | purchase
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  • Brenda Hillman

Fire — its physical, symbolic, political, and spiritual forms — is the fourth and final subject in Brenda Hillman's series on the elements. Here, Hillman evokes fire as metaphor and as event to chart subtle changes of seasons during financial breakdown, environmental crisis and street movements for social justice. She gathers factual data, earthly rhythms, chants to the dead, journal entries and lyric fragments in the service of a radical animism.

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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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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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  • Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound
  • 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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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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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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  • The Epic of the Persian Kings
  • 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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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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  • Learning to Write (And Read) Poetry by Studying With the Masters
  • Robert Pinsky

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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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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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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  • W. S. Merwin Collected Poems 1996-2011
  • W. S. Merwin

Collects poetry from the former U.S. Poet Laureate, including "The Vixen," "The Folding Cliffs," and "The Shadow of Sirius."

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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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  • Donald Justice

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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Dhaka Dust

Dhaka Dust

Poems

by Dilruba Ahmed

Paperback, 95 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published June 21 2011 | purchase
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  • Dilruba Ahmed
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