Poetry

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LEAVES OF GRASS

Written by Whitman, Walt
Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic visi
November 28, 2000 | Paperback | Modern Library | 800 Pages |
$16.00
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AS I WALKED OUT ONE EVENING

Written by Auden, W H
Following the success of Tell Me the Truth About Love, this warm, delightful, and sometimes uproarious collection of Auden's lighter poems includes 13 poems never previously published. Full of verse that's fun and approachable, this collection includes love poems, dramatic verses, operatic songs, toasts, a few baudy limericks, and much more.
August 8, 1995 | Paperback | Vintage | 240 Pages |
$15.00
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DRUM-TAPS: THE COMPLETE 1865 EDITION

Written by Whitman, Walt
Walt Whitman worked as a nurse in an army hospital during the Civil War and published Drum-Taps, his war poems, as the war was coming to an end. Later, the book came out in an expanded form, including "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," Whitman's passionate elegy for Lincoln.
April 7, 2015 | Paperback | New York Review of Books | 200 Pages |
$14.00
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED

Written by Carson, Anne
The award-winning poet reinvents a genre in a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five.
July 27, 1999 | Paperback | Vintage | 160 Pages |
$16.00
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SELECTED POEMS: 1988-2013

Written by Heaney, Seamus
A new edition of the later selected work of a Nobel Prize-winning poet
November 18, 2014 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 240 Pages |
$17.00

RED DOC

Written by Carson, Anne
**New York Magazine's Top 10 Books of 2013**
March 11, 2014 | Paperback | Vintage | 167 Pages |
$15.95
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DUINO ELEGIES & THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS

Written by Rilke, Rainer Maria
Available for the first time in a single volume, Ranier Maria Rilke's two most beloved sequences of poems rendered by his most faithful translator. Rilke is unquestionably the twentieth century's most significant and compelling poet of romantic transformation and spiritual quest. His poems of ecstatic identification with the world exert perennial fascination.
October 6, 2009 | Paperback | Vintage |
$16.00
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SELECTED POEMS

Written by Borges, Jorge Luis
Though universally acclaimed for his dazzling fictions, Jorge Luis Borges always considered himself first and foremost a poet. This new bilingual selection brings together some two hundred poems--the largest collection of Borges' poetry ever assembled in English, including scores of poems never previously translated.
April 1, 2000 | Paperback | Penguin Books |
$25.00
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IN SEARCH OF DUENDE

Written by Garcia Lorca, Federico
The notion of duende a demonic earth spirit embodying irrationality, earthiness, and a heightened awareness of death became a cornerstone of Lorca s poetics. In Search of Duende gathers Lorca s writings about the duende and three art forms susceptible to it: dance, music, and the bullfight.
March 1, 2010 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 113 Pages |
$10.95
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FLOWERS OF EVIL

Written by Baudelaire, Charles
Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Baudelaire's full poetic range.
October 17, 1989 | Paperback | New Directions Publishing Corporation | 448 Pages |
$20.95

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