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Aimless Love

Author : Billy Collins
ISBN : 9780812984651
Genre : Poetry
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first volume of new and selected poems in twelve years. Aimless Love combines fifty new poems with generous selections from his four most recent books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead. Collins’s unmistakable voice, which brings together plain speech with imaginative surprise, is clearly heard on every page, reminding us how he has managed to enrich the tapestry of contemporary poetry and greatly expand its audience. His work is featured in top literary magazines such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and The Atlantic, and he sells out reading venues all across the country. Appearing regularly in The Best American Poetry series, his poems appeal to readers and live audiences far and wide and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader into zones of inspired wonder. In the poet’s own words, he hopes that his poems “begin in Kansas and end in Oz.” Touching on the themes of love, loss, joy, and poetry itself, these poems showcase the best work of this “poet of plenitude, irony, and Augustan grace” (The New Yorker). Envoy Go, little book, out of this house and into the world, carriage made of paper rolling toward town bearing a single passenger beyond the reach of this jittery pen and far from the desk and the nosy gooseneck lamp. It is time to decamp, put on a jacket and venture outside, time to be regarded by other eyes, bound to be held in foreign hands. So off you go, infants of the brain, with a wave and some bits of fatherly advice: stay out as late as you like, don’t bother to call or write, and talk to as many strangers as you can. Praise for Aimless Love “[Billy Collins] is able, with precious few words, to make me cry. Or laugh out loud. He is a remarkable artist. To have such power in such an abbreviated form is deeply inspiring.”—J. J. Abrams, The New York Times Book Review “His work is poignant, straightforward, usually funny and imaginative, also nuanced and surprising. It bears repeated reading and reading aloud.”—The Plain Dealer “Collins has earned almost rock-star status. . . . He knows how to write layered, subtly witty poems that anyone can understand and appreciate—even those who don’t normally like poetry. . . . The Collins in these pages is distinctive, evocative, and knows how to make the genre fresh and relevant.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Collins’s new poems contain everything you've come to expect from a Billy Collins poem. They stand solidly on even ground, chiseled and unbreakable. Their phrasing is elegant, the humor is alive, and the speaker continues to stroll at his own pace through the plainness of American life.”—The Daily Beast “[Collins’s] poetry presents simple observations, which create a shared experience between Collins and his readers, while further revealing how he takes life’s everyday humdrum experiences and makes them vibrant.”—The Times Leader
Category: Poetry

Sailing Alone Around The Room

Author : Billy Collins
ISBN : 9780307431745
Genre : Poetry
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Sailing Alone Around the Room, by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris, Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning, and Picnic, Lightning. These poems show Collins at his best, performing the kinds of distinctive poetic maneuvers that have delighted and fascinated so many readers. They may begin in curiosity and end in grief; they may start with irony and end with lyric transformation; they may, and often do, begin with the everyday and end in the infinite. Possessed of a unique voice that is at once plain and melodic, Billy Collins has managed to enrich American poetry while greatly widening the circle of its audience.
Category: Poetry

The Selected Poems Of Emily Dickinson

Author : Emily Dickinson
ISBN : 9780307823786
Genre : Poetry
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Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. This enthralling collection includes more than four hundred poems that were published between Dickinson's death and 1900. They express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature, and of what Henry James called "the landscape of the soul." And as Billy Collins suggests in his Introduction, "In the age of the workshop, the reading, the poetry conference and festival, Dickinson reminds us of the deeply private nature of literary art."
Category: Poetry

The Best American Poetry 2013

Author : David Lehman
ISBN : 9781476708140
Genre : Poetry
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Edited this year by beloved and inventive poet Denise Duhamel, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns. Over the last twenty-five years, the Best American Poetry series has become an annual rite of autumn, eagerly awaited and hotly debated: “an essential purchase” (The Washington Post). This year, guest editor Denise Duhamel brings her wit and enthusiasm and her commitment to poetry in all its wide variety to bear on her choices for The Best American Poetry 2013. These acts of imagination—from known stars and exciting newcomers—testify to the vitality of an art form that continues to endure and flourish, defying dour predictions of its demise, in the digital age. This edition of the most important poetry anthology in the United States opens with David Lehman’s incisive “state of the art” essay and Denise Duhamel’s engagingly candid discussion of the seventy-five poems that made her final cut.
Category: Poetry

The Best American Poetry 2013

Author : David Lehman
ISBN : 9781476708027
Genre : Poetry
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Celebrates contemporary American verse with poems that explore high moral earnestness, humor, and composition boundary testing from popular and less-well-known poets.
Category: Poetry

Best American Poetry 2017

Author : David Lehman
ISBN : 9781501127779
Genre : Poetry
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Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner and nineteenth US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable” (Robert Pinsky). Librarian of Congress James Billington says Natasha Trethewey “consistently and dramatically expanded the power” of the role of US Poet Laureate, holding office hours with the public, traveling the country, and reaching millions through her innovative PBS NewsHour segment “Where Poetry Lives.” Marilyn Nelson says “the wide scope of Trethewey’s interests and her adept handling of form have created an opus of classics both elegant and necessary.” With her selections and introductory essay for The Best American Poetry 2017, Trethewey will be highlighting even more “elegant and necessary” poems and poets, adding to the national conversation of verse and its role in our culture. The Best American Poetry is not just another anthology; it serves as a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry and is an eagerly awaited publishing event each year. With Trethewey’s insightful touch and genius for plumbing the depths of history and personal experience to shape striking verse, The Best American Poetry 2017 is another brilliant addition to the series.
Category: Poetry

Poetry 180

Author : Billy Collins
ISBN : 9780812968873
Genre : Poetry
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Billy Collins compiles 180 poems, one for each day of the school year, for high school students to read so that they might learn the value of poetry in their daily lives.
Category: Poetry

180 More

Author : Billy Collins
ISBN : UOM:39015060617993
Genre : Poetry
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Selected and introduced by America's former poet laureate, a second innovative anthology of 180 works by leading contemporary poets features the work of Robert Bly, Jane Kenyon, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds, Franz Wright, Paul Muldoon, Edward Hirsch, and other notable writers. Original. 45,000 first printing.
Category: Poetry

Talking Book Topics

Author :
ISBN : OSU:32435087601381
Genre : Talking books
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Category: Talking books

New And Selected Poems 1923 1985

Author : Robert Penn Warren
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003969735
Genre : Poetry
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This volume includes selections from all of the poet's previous poetic works and fifty new poems, never before published, to introduce this collection
Category: Poetry

New And Selected Poems

Author : Anthony Lawrence
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021512558
Genre : Fiction
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Collection of poems from the author's previous anthologies - 'Dreaming in Stone', 'Three Days out of Tidal Town', 'The Darkwood Aquarium', 'The Cold Wires of Rain', 'The Viewfinder' Includes a book-length selection of new poems - 'Skinned B y Light'. Some of the poems have also been published in other anthologies. Subjects include strange animals, birds, volcanoes and tropical adventures . 'Thanatos' and 'Skinned by Light' won the Newcastle Poetry prize in 1997. The 'Viewfinder' won the 1997 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize.
Category: Fiction

New And Selected Essays

Author : Robert Penn Warren
ISBN : UOM:39015014584596
Genre : Fiction
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Essays discuss Hawthorne, Twain, Conrad, Hemingway, Faulkner, Melville, Whittier, Frost, and Coleridge.
Category: Fiction

When Love Is Not Enough

Author : Maurice Harmon
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215370425
Genre : Poetry
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To mark his 80th birthday Maurice Harmon has brought together poems written in the last two years together with selections from three other collections.
Category: Poetry

Earthly Meditations

Author : Robert Wrigley
ISBN : 9781440627217
Genre : Poetry
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One of his generation's most accomplished poets, Robert Wrigley is renowned for his ironic, powerful, and lucid style as well as his ability to fuse narrative and lyrical impulses. Earthly Meditations features nineteen original poems alongside a collection of sixty-one poems chosen from his first six books.
Category: Poetry

Cosmo Doogood S Urban Almanac 2006

Author : Eric Utne
ISBN : 0976198916
Genre : Reference
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From cities across North America, a reference explores urban flora and fauna, from blooming schedules to a year's worth of weather predictions, with sun, moon, and planet guides and weekly meditations. Original. 80,000 first printing.
Category: Reference

Literary News

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924069273518
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Literary News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105028010101
Genre : American literature
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Unauthorized Autobiography

Author : Richard Jackson
ISBN : UOM:39015061102987
Genre : Poetry
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Poetry. His lines are witnesses of tremendous density and speed of the more ever powerful NOW in human history. As technology had to adapt to the godhead's voracious needs, so the poets have to eat exactly the same spot with even higher lucidity, more intelligence and compassion to mourn, to understand and to redeem. Richard Jackson does it with more inclusiveness than anybody else I know. His writing helps us to make sense. It protects us against suffocation. It bathes our lives--Tomaz Salamun.
Category: Poetry