Poetry

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MIDWOOD: POEMS

Written by Prikryl, Jana
In her third book, Jana Prikryl probes the notion of midlife, when past and future blur in the equidistance. Balancing formal innovation with deeply personal reflection, Midwood subtly but impiously explores love and sex and marriage and motherhood in plain, urgent language.
August 9, 2022 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$26.95
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METAMORPHOSES

Written by Ovid
The first female translator of the epic into English in over sixty years, Stephanie McCarter addresses accuracy in translation and its representation of women, gendered dynamics of power, and sexual violence in Ovid's classic. A Penguin Classic Hardcover Ovid's Metamorphoses is an epic poem, but one that upturns almost every convention.
October 25, 2022 | Hardcover | Penguin Group | 608 Pages |
$35.00
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ESSENTIAL HAIKU VOLUME 20 (2012)

Written by Hass
American readers have been fascinated, since their exposure to Japanese culture late in the nineteenth century, with the brief Japanese poem called the hokku or haiku. The seventeen-syllable form is rooted in a Japanese tradition of close observation of nature, of making poetry from subtle suggestion.
August 1, 1995 | Paperback | Ecco Press | 352 Pages |
$17.99
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RIVER OF HEAVEN: THE HAIKU OF BASHO, BUSON, ISSA, AND SHIKI

Written by Aitken, Robert
"In this, his final work, American senior Zen Roshi Robert Aitken lovingly ties together two threads, Zen practice and haiku." --Spirituality & Health Known to many as the study of quiet stillness and introspection, Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself through brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression.
May 10, 2011 | Paperback | Counterpoint LLC | 208 Pages |
$16.95
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BASHO: THE COMPLETE HAIKU

Written by Basho, Matsuo
Basho stands today as Japan's most renowned writer, and one of the most revered. Wherever Japanese literature, poetry or Zen are studied, his oeuvre carries weight. Every new student of haiku quickly learns that Basho was the greatest of the Old Japanese Masters. Yet despite his stature, Basho's complete haiku have not been collected into a single volume. Until now.
September 13, 2013 | Hardcover | Kodansha International | 432 Pages |
$24.95
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ON LOVE AND BARLEY: HAIKU OF BASHO

Written by Basho, Matsuo
Basho, one of the greatest of Japanese poets and the master of haiku, was also a Buddhist monk and a life-long traveller. His poems combine 'karumi', or lightness of touch, with the Zen ideal of oneness with creation.
January 7, 1986 | Paperback | Penguin Group | 92 Pages |
$12.00
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SOMETHING CLOSE TO MUSIC: LATE ART WRITINGS, POEMS, AND PLAYLISTS

Written by Ashbery, John
An intimate and unique collection of the work of John Ashbery--a prolific poet and art critic--pairing poetry and art writings with playlists of music from his personal library. This book places poetry by Ashbery (1927-2017), gathered from his later collections, in conversation with a selection of contemporaneous art writing.
June 7, 2022 | PB | David Zwirner Books |
$12.95
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WAY BACK HOME

Written by Peppernell, Courtney
When a dark storm settled upon the earth, you lost many things--your hope, your strength, yourself. One day, in the middle of the darkness, you meet a spirit, washed from the ocean onto the shore. The spirit hands you a key. It is time to find the way back home.
August 23, 2022 | PB | Andrews McMeel Publishing |
$16.99
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FLOATERS: POEMS

Written by Espada, Martín
Martín Espada is a poet who stirs in us an undeniable social consciousness, says Richard Blanco. Floaters offers exuberant odes and defiant elegies, songs of protest and songs of love from one of the essential voices in American poetry.
May 17, 2022 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 96 Pages |
$15.95
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BLACK OAK: ODES CELEBRATING POWERFUL BLACK MEN

Written by Green III, Harold
As he did for Black women in Black Roses, Harold Green III, poet and founder of the music collective Flowers for the Living, now honors the Black men he most admires--groundbreakers including Tyler Perry, Barry Jenkins, Billy Porter, Chance the Rapper, LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and John Legend--and celebrates their achievements which are transforming lives and making hist
May 31, 2022 | Hardcover | Harper Design |
$17.99

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