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Product Description: In this fresh poetry collection, Kevin Stein tussles with the current American moment’s skewed notions of social and aesthetic value. His gallery of subjects is bracingly contemporary, including Gold Star Mothers who’ve lost a child to war, nightshift factory workers, estranged veterans, guitarist Les Paul, one couple’s yard sale romance, a dog’s Valentine poem, and even riffs on toilet paper, Herodotus, congressional discord, and league bowlers...read more

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9780984651054 | Small Pr United, March 1, 2013, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: In this fresh poetry collection, Kevin Stein tussles with the current American moment’s skewed notions of social and aesthetic value.

"The great pleasure of this book is the writing itself. Not only is it free of academic and ‘lit-crit' jargon, it is lively prose, often deliciously witty or humorous, and utterly contemporary. Poetry's Afterlife has terrific classroom potential, from elementary school teachers seeking to inspire creativity in their students, to graduate students in MFA programs, to working poets who struggle with the aesthetic dilemmas Stein elucidates, and to teachers of poetry on any level."--- Beckian Fritz Goldberg, Arizona State University"Kevin Stein is the most astute poet-critic of his generation, and this is a crucial book, confronting the most vexing issues which poetry faces in a new century."---David Wojahn, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityAt a time when most commentators fixate on American poetry's supposed "death," Kevin Stein's Poetry's Afterlife instead proposes the vitality of its aesthetic hereafter. The essays of Poetry's Afterlife blend memoir, scholarship, and personal essay to survey the current poetry scene, trace how we arrived here, and suggest where poetry is headed in our increasingly digital culture. The result is a book both fetchingly insightful and accessible. Poetry's spirited afterlife has come despite, or perhaps because of, two decades of commentary diagnosing American poetry as moribund if not already deceased. With his 2003 appointment as Illinois Poet Laureate and his forays into public libraries and schools, Stein has discovered that poetry has not given up its literary ghost. For a fated art supposedly pushing up aesthetic daisies, poetry these days is up and about in the streets, schools, and universities, and online in new and compelling digital forms. It flourishes among the people in a lively if curious underground existence largely overlooked by national media. It's this second life, or better, Poetry's Afterlife, that his book examines and celebrates.Kevin Stein is Caterpillar Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Program at Bradley University and has served as Illinois Poet Laureate since 2003, having assumed the position formerly held by Gwendolyn Brooks and Carl Sandburg. He is the author of numerous books of poetry and criticism.digitalculturebooksis an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at www.digitalculture.org.

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9780472070992 | Univ of Michigan Pr, July 1, 2010, cover price $70.00

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9780472050994 | Univ of Michigan Pr, July 1, 2010, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: "The great pleasure of this book is the writing itself.

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9788448033750 | 3 edition (Timun Mas, June 30, 2009), cover price $10.95

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Product Description: In this ambitious collection, Kevin Stein enters the volatile intersection of private lives and larger public history. In poems variously formal and experimental, improvisational and narrative, wisely silly and playfully forlorn, Stein renders the human carnival flexed across the tattooed bulk of “history’s bicep...read more

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9780252033094 | Univ of Illinois Pr, November 26, 2008, cover price $47.00 | About this edition: In this ambitious collection, Kevin Stein enters the volatile intersection of private lives and larger public history.

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9780252076008 | 1 edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, November 26, 2008), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In this ambitious collection, Kevin Stein enters the volatile intersection of private lives and larger public history.

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The poet laureate of Illinois shoulders an array of poetic forms, blending pathos, humor, and social commentary in poems ranging from meditative narratives to improvisational lyrics that explore art's capacity to embody as well as express contemporary culture. Simultaneous.

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9780252029981 | Univ of Illinois Pr, April 30, 2005, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: The poet laureate of Illinois shoulders an array of poetic forms, blending pathos, humor, and social commentary in poems ranging from meditative narratives to improvisational lyrics that explore art's capacity to embody as well as express contemporary culture.

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9780252072406 | Univ of Illinois Pr, April 30, 2005, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The poet laureate of Illinois shoulders an array of poetic forms, blending pathos, humor, and social commentary in poems ranging from meditative narratives to improvisational lyrics that explore art's capacity to embody as well as express contemporary culture.

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Product Description: The year is 3026 and war has ravaged the thousands of worlds of the Inner Sphere for centuries. Successor Lords send clashing armies to conquer neighbors and re-establish the long-lost Star League. Though the BattleMech is the king of the battlefield, it is supported by a much vaster array of conventional vehicles that fight every where from premier border worlds to the back waters of beyond...read more

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9781932564082 | Revised edition (Fanpro Llc, January 1, 2004), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The year is 3026 and war has ravaged the thousands of worlds of the Inner Sphere for centuries.

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Raistlin, Caramon, and their kender companion, Earwig, investigate the disappearance of cats from the city of Mereklar and a series of murders by a gigantic cat. Reprint.

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9780786929719 | Reprint edition (Wizards of the Coast, June 1, 2003), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Raistlin, Caramon, and their kender companion, Earwig, investigate the disappearance of cats from the city of Mereklar and a series of murders by a gigantic cat.

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Product Description: Illinois may at first glance seem distant from the epicenter of the literary rebellion of twentieth-century poetry, but much of that revolt was fomented by writers of the Chicago Renaissance and unfurled in the pages of Chicago's own little magazine, Harriet Monroe's "Poetry"...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By G. E. Murray (editor) and Kevin Stein (editor)

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9780252026584 | Univ of Illinois Pr, August 1, 2001, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Illinois may at first glance seem distant from the epicenter of the literary rebellion of twentieth-century poetry, but much of that revolt was fomented by writers of the Chicago Renaissance and unfurled in the pages of Chicago's own little magazine, Harriet Monroe's "Poetry".

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9780252069789 | Univ of Illinois Pr, October 1, 2001, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Illinois may at first glance seem distant from the epicenter of the literary rebellion of twentieth-century poetry, but much of that revolt was fomented by writers of the Chicago Renaissance and unfurled in the pages of Chicago's own little magazine, Harriet Monroe's "Poetry".

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Product Description: Winner of Poetry's Frederick Bock Prize and the Indiana Review Poetry Prize (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780252025983 | Univ of Illinois Pr, October 1, 2000, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Winner of Poetry's Frederick Bock Prize and the Indiana Review Poetry Prize

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9780252068621 | Univ of Illinois Pr, October 1, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Winner of Poetry's Frederick Bock Prize and the Indiana Review Poetry Prize, Kevin Stein casts a wide net over the ineffable befuddlement of everyday life.

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Product Description: At a time when poets appear tragically detached from the public for which they write, Kevin Stein persuasively demonstrates in Private Poets, Worldy Acts the way a particular group of diverse poets have manifested their communal concerns...read more

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9780821411636 | Ohio Univ Pr, October 1, 1996, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: At a time when poets appear tragically detached from the public for which they write, Kevin Stein persuasively demonstrates in Private Poets, Worldy Acts the way a particular group of diverse poets have manifested their communal concerns.

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9780821412824 | Ohio Univ Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: At a time when poets appear tragically detached from the public for which they write, Kevin Stein persuasively demonstrates in Private Poets, Worldy Acts the way a particular group of diverse poets have manifested their communal concerns.

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9780252065378 | Univ of Illinois Pr, September 1, 1996, cover price $16.95

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Guides readers through Ringworld, a land area of seven million Earths populated by strange and wonderful beings. By the author of Tales of Known Space.

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9780671722043, titled "The Guide to Larry Niven's Ringworld" | Baen Books, February 1, 1994, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Guides readers through Ringworld, an artificial world that encircles its sun, possesses a land area of seven million earths, and is populated by strange and wonderful beings

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9780671722050, titled "The Guide to Larry Niven's Ringworld" | Baen Books, February 1, 1994, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Guides readers through Ringworld, an artificial world that encircles its sun, possesses a land area of seven million earths, and is populated by strange and wonderful beings

Jaeme, new lord of Castle Elfwood, Decutonius, an unpredictable mage, the druidess Laela, and the venerable knight Cedric must confront the evil that threatens to crush Elfwood in only three days. Original.

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9780441833269 | Ace Books, April 1, 1993, cover price $4.50 | also contains Phineas L. Macguire . . . Gets Cooking! | About this edition: Jaeme, new lord of Castle Elfwood, Decutonius, an unpredictable mage, the druidess Laela, and the venerable knight Cedric must confront the evil that threatens to crush Elfwood in only three days.

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9780826208439 | Univ of Missouri Pr, September 1, 1992, cover price $18.95

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9780826208446 | Univ of Missouri Pr, September 1, 1992, cover price $10.95

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Raistlin, Caramon, and their kender companion, Earwig, investigate the disappearance of cats from the city of Mereklar and a series of murders by a gigantic cat

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9780880387767 | Wizards of the Coast, January 1, 1990, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Raistlin, Caramon, and their kender companion, Earwig, investigate the disappearance of cats from the city of Mereklar and a series of murders by a gigantic cat

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Product Description: Although some critics have identified two phases in the poetry of James Wright and have isolated particulars of his movement from traditional to more experimental forms, few have noted also the elements of constancy in the evolution of his poetry...read more

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9780821409091 | Ohio Univ Pr, January 1, 1989, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Although some critics have identified two phases in the poetry of James Wright and have isolated particulars of his movement from traditional to more experimental forms, few have noted also the elements of constancy in the evolution of his poetry.

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Gathers unusual and little-known facts about rock and roll performers, groups, recordings, and history

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9780440575801 | Reissue edition (Dell Books, November 1, 1982), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Gathers unusual and little-known facts about rock and roll performers, groups, recordings, and history

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