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  • Parallaxby Maureen Mulhern

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    Poems of perception more...

  • Letters to Santa Clausby The Elves; Emily Weisner Thompson; Pat Koch

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    For years, children and adults have stuffed their candid dreams, wishes, and promises into envelopes addressed to Santa Claus. Whether the envelopes come with stamps or without, are addressed to "The Big Red Guy at Jingle Bells Lane" or simply "To Santa," for over 100 years, millions of these letters have poured into Santa Claus, Indiana. Arriving... more...

  • Splitting an Orderby Ted Kooser

    Copper Canyon Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Ted Kooser is among the country?s best-selling poets, and Splitting an Order is the long-awaited follow-up to his Pulitzer winner. more...

  • Slant Sixby Erin Belieu

    Copper Canyon Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Erin Belieu?s lyric musicality and strong sense of satire create an energetic tension and a rollicking fun book to read more...

  • African American Literature Beyond Raceby Gene Andrew Jarrett

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 30.00

    It is widely accepted that the canon of African American literature has racial realism at its core: African American protagonists, social settings, cultural symbols, and racial-political discourse. As a result, writings that are not preoccupied with race have long been invisible?unpublished, out of print, absent from libraries, rarely discussed among... more...

  • Walk Till the Dogs Get Meanby Adrian Blevins; Karen Salyer McElmurray

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    In Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean, Adrian Blevins and Karen Salyer McElmurray collect essays from today?s finest established and emerging writers with roots in Appalachia. Together, these essays take the theme of silencing in Appalachian culture, whether the details of that theme revolve around faith, class, work, or family legacies. In essays that... more...

  • Heights of the Marvelousby Todd Colby

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 7.39

    In the cutting-edge manner and method of Verses that Hurt and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poet's Café , this anthology gathers recent work by many of New York City's most daring young poets. Contributors to this eclectic, exhilarating collection include Jordan Davis, Maggie Estep, Mimi Goese, Kenneth Goldsmith, Sharon Mesmer, Lee Ranaldo,... more...

  • White Trash, An Anthology of Southern Poetsby Nancy C. McAllister; Robert Waters Grey

    Bitingduck Press 1999; US$ 2.99

    Don't Try and Sell Me No Pink Flamingos : From the forward by George Garrett York Harbor, Maine July 1976 Naturally I would a whole lot rather be back there among the pages of this book, paid up and in good standing, instead of up here in the front talking about it. ?I feel like having some bumper stickers printed up?HONK IF YOU LOVE FRED CHAPPELL,... more...

  • Homeless Not Hopelessby Edna Molina-Jackson

    UPA 2008; US$ 34.99

    The importance of moving toward a national policy to end homelessness is crucial. In this striking examination of the roles that homeless people and the U.S. government play in causing and curtailing the escalating phenomena of homelessness, Edna Molina-Jackson asserts that there is a great need to alter the socio-economic structures that generate... more...

  • The Tennis Court Oathby John Ashbery

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    Still a touchstone of contemporary avant-garde poetry today, this 35th anniversary edition of John Ashbery's second book celebrates an American poet who has won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a National Book Critics Circle Award. more...