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- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05
Jane Hirshfield is a visionary, profoundly original American writer whose poems ask nothing less than what it is to be human. Both sensual meditations and passionate investigations, they reveal complex truths in language luminous and precise. Rooted in the living world, her poems celebrate and elucidate a hard-won affirmation of our human fate. Born... more...
- Bloodaxe Books 2015; US$ 13.05
?Poetry Book Society Recommendation. The world of Beauty/Beauty is ‘built from the nose/out, like a painting?, accumulating its various feelings, ideas, objects, disappointments and joys to the point of almost overflowing. Preoccupied with demise and loss, as well as reimagination and regeneration, Rebecca Perry?s debut collection has the duality... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 54.00
Acclaimed as the greatest American novel of the last quarter century, "Beloved" confronts the legacy of slavery and its aftermath. The new full-length essays in this volume provide a comprehensive critical overview of this modern classic. This study guide also features a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, an index, notes... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1946; US$ 60.00
Better than Laughter was first published in 1946. This first collection of the poems of Mildred Louise Boie reflects the free and perceptive spirit of a young woman who followed a fascinating variety of paths. Upon release from the American Red Cross, she served in Italy, France, and Germany, assisting in civilian relief, and was awarded the Bronze... more...
- LSU Press 2013; US$ 9.99
Praise for David Kirby "Kirby is exuberant, irrepressible, maniacal and remarkably entertaining.... Okay, let me just say it: he is a wonderful poet." -- Steve Kowit, San Diego Union-Tribune "Kirby's voice and matter (teaching, literature, traveling, rock 'n' roll, everyday bozohood) are utterly personal and, despite all the laughter, ultimately... more...
- SensePublishers 2015; US$ 49.99
Blackeyed is a collection of plays and monologues. The topics covered in the book include housing and foreclosure, suicide, assault, mental health, the Black male experience, and more. The book intersects with critical race theory because the majority of this work positions race at the center of the experiences of the fictional or fictionalized characters.... more...
- LSU Press 2012; US$ 9.95
David Huddle's latest collection, Blacksnake at the Family Reunion, shares intimate and amusing stories as if told by a quirky, usually reticent, great uncle. In "Boy Story," a teenage romantic meeting ends abruptly when the boy's sweetheart realizes they have parked near her grandmother's grave. The poem "Aloft" recalls a widowed mother's indignation... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 15.95
Finalist, National Book Critics Circle Award. In Blowout, Denise Duhamel asks the same question that Frankie Lyman & the Teenagers asked back in 1954?"Why Do Fools Fall in Love?" Duhamel's poems readily admit that she is a love-struck fool, but also embrace the "crazy wisdom" of the Fool of the Tarot deck and the fool as entertainer or jester.... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2002; US$ 12.95
"Language that's often raw but honest, fresh and real (not to mention quite beautiful at times). . . . Buy it." --Pittsburgh Magazine"[Beatty's] writing style . . . reflects a down-to-earth woman concerned with humanity." --City Paper"'Wild girl fire' is what Jan Beatty calls it, 'that white-hot tearing' that ignites into art or self-destruction. Poetry... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 15.95
?Poet Alicia Ostriker is also a highly original scholar/teacher of midrash, the commentary and exegesis of scripture (the same root as madrasa, place of study). Here she ?studies? Jewish history, Jewish passion, Jewish contradictions, in a compendium of learned, crafted, earthy and outward-looking poems that show how this quest has informed... more...