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Product Description: “Beasley uses humor and surprise like a scythe, cutting to the root of a matter.”―Washington PostIn Count the Waves, Sandra Beasley turns her eclectic imagination to the heart's pursuits. A man and a woman sit at the same dinner table, an ocean of worry separating them...read more

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9780393243208 | W W Norton & Co Inc, June 1, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: In this intense, illuminating collection of poems, Sandra Beasley examines how intimacy is lost and gained during our travels.

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9780393353211 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, December 13, 2016), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: “Beasley uses humor and surprise like a scythe, cutting to the root of a matter.

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9780674725669 | Harvard Univ Pr, October 14, 2013, cover price $19.95
9781849430852 | Oberon Books Ltd, August 28, 2012, cover price $23.95

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9780674970823 | Reprint edition (Harvard Univ Pr, November 21, 2016), cover price $15.95

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More than a gathering of essays, That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration is part memoir, part literary criticism, and an artful fusion of the two. It is an intimate portrait of a life in poetry that only Alan Shapiro could have written. In this book, Shapiro brings his characteristic warmth, humor, and many years as both poet and teacher to bear on questions surrounding two preoccupations: the role of conventions—of literary and social norms—in how we fashion our identities on and off the page, and how suffering both requires and resists self-expression. He sketches affectionate portraits of his early teachers, revisits the deaths of his brother and sister, and examines poems that have helped him navigate troubled times. Integrating storytelling and literary analysis so seamlessly that art and life become extensions of each other, Shapiro embodies in his lively prose the very qualities he celebrates in the poems he loves. Brimming with wit and insight, this is a book for poets, students and scholars of poetry, teachers of literature, and everyone who cares about the literary arts and how they illuminate our personal and public lives.  

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9780226416816 | Univ of Chicago Pr, October 21, 2016, cover price $90.00

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9780226416953 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, October 21, 2016), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: More than a gathering of essays, That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration is part memoir, part literary criticism, and an artful fusion of the two.

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An illustrated collection of nineteen popular poems by William Wordsworth, who was the poet laureate of England in the mid-nineteenth century.

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9780806982779 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, May 1, 2003, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: An illustrated collection of nineteen popular poems by William Wordsworth, who was the poet laureate of England in the mid-nineteenth century.

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9780571206995 | Faber & Faber, January 1, 2002, cover price $9.00 | About this edition: The response of one writer to the work of another can be doubly illuminating.
9780192822697 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 2, 1994, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: For many, William Wordsworth personifies the Age of Romanticism.
9780192813336 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 1984), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Over the course of his long life Wordsworth revised and altered his early works considerably, and readers today are often familiar only with these last revised versions.

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Product Description: The Little Edges is a collection of poems that extends poet Fred Moten’s experiments in what he calls “shaped prose”—a way of arranging prose in rhythmic blocks, or sometimes shards, in the interest of audio-visual patterning...read more

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9780819575050 | Wesleyan Univ Pr, December 19, 2014, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Winner of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2016) The Little Edges is a collection of poems that extends poet Fred Moten's experiments in what he calls "shaped prose"--a way of arranging prose in rhythmic blocks, or sometimes shards, in the interest of audio-visual patterning.

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9780819576705 | Wesleyan Univ Pr, July 5, 2016, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The Little Edges is a collection of poems that extends poet Fred Moten’s experiments in what he calls “shaped prose”—a way of arranging prose in rhythmic blocks, or sometimes shards, in the interest of audio-visual patterning.

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9780865478206 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, June 7, 2016, cover price $12.00

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Product Description: What Persists contains eighteen of the nearly fifty essays on poetry that Judith Kitchen published in The Georgia Review over a twenty-five-year span. Coming at the genre from every possible angle, this celebrated critic discusses work by a divers array of poets.

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9780820349312 | Univ of Georgia Pr, April 1, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: What Persists contains eighteen of the nearly fifty essays on poetry that Judith Kitchen published in The Georgia Review over a twenty-five-year span.

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Product Description: From the award-winning children’s book duo, Jeanne and William Steig, comes a wildly wily collection of poetry all about the…peculiarities…of the animal kingdom!Consider the lemming: No hawing or hemming No dilly or dally No silly or shally The whole lemming nation In one wild migration Is off to the sea...read more
By William Steig (illustrator)

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9781481439633 | Atheneum, February 2, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: From the award-winning children’s book duo, Jeanne and William Steig, comes a wildly wily collection of poetry all about the…peculiarities…of the animal kingdom!

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Features twenty-six humorous poems using words from each letter of the alphabet
By William Steig (illustrator)

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9780062050069 | Harpercollins Childrens Books, September 1, 1992, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Features twenty-six humorous poems using words from each letter of the alphabet

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9780062059024 | Reprint edition (Trophy Pr, November 1, 1994), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Presents an alliterative humorous verse for each letter of the alphabet, including 'The Enigmatic Egg,' 'Mishmash,' and 'Worrywart'

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9781481440608 | Reissue edition (Atheneum, February 2, 2016), cover price $17.99

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9780062050076 | Harpercollins, September 1, 1992, cover price $14.89 | About this edition: Features twenty-six humorous poems using words from each letter of the alphabet

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9780606071833 | Demco Media, November 1, 1994, cover price $12.20 | About this edition: Presents an alliterative humorous verse for each letter of the alphabet, including 'The Enigmatic Egg,' 'Mishmash,' and 'Worrywart'

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Product Description: WINNER OF THE NEW MEASURE POETRY PRIZE | FREE VERSE EDITIONS, edited by JON THOMPSON | "SPOOL'S a year 'written in threes'-its three word lines forming narrow columns or perhaps threads. 'Thread' is a word Cooperman explicitly associates with the lyric here and it is also Ariadne's thread of rescue or at least return though, at times, 'the tape is/broken now so / sick and slck...read more

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9781602357440 | Parlor Pr, December 31, 2015, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: WINNER OF THE NEW MEASURE POETRY PRIZE | FREE VERSE EDITIONS, edited by JON THOMPSON | "SPOOL'S a year 'written in threes'-its three word lines forming narrow columns or perhaps threads.

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Product Description: The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, are rediscovered for the resurgent interest in his inspiring work. Once relegated as a poet of 'mere' rural literature we discover now a poet who transcends the genre of rural literature with considerable prophetic insight into the socio-political infrastructure of his day with a profound understanding of the challenges facing a futuristic directed society...read more
By Lilian Ramos and Dean Garrett Stroud (foreword by)

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9780773400771 | Edwin Mellen Pr, December 31, 2015, cover price $159.95 | About this edition: The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, are rediscovered for the resurgent interest in his inspiring work.

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9780814252246 | Ohio State Univ Pr, December 9, 2015, cover price $16.95

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Stanley Moss dedicates these poems 'to departed friends: human, canine, arboreal, avian', setting the tone for a collection that is celebratory, occasional, salutatory. Striking out at 'Sunrise', the poems move through sections for 'Noon', 'Sunset', and 'Eclipse'. As light turns to shade, and shade to darkness, the viewpoint matures, grows deliberative, more aware of a pressing mortality. History, religion and cosmology proffer their solaces; death and grief are redeemed as tradition or rite, acts of god or fate. Ultimately it is the will to think, to remember, and to memorialise that offer solid foundations: 'It took time before I took my time', writes the poet. Moss creates a wonderfully peopled and cultivated world - one that is wild, giving, ephemeral.'Unthinkable questions, but when he formulates them they take on the quiet urgency of common daylight.' - John Ashbery'I've loved Stanley's poems since I first encountered a poem of his in Poetry magazine in John Berryman's office when I was nineteen.' - W. S. Merwin'God may or may not be his co-pilot, but Moss has a knack for lifting my spirits into 'the sweaty / life-loving, Book-loving air of happiness'.' - Parnassus'This is a book made of experience and high intellect...these poems curse and sing about the blessings and tragedies of personal life ...an important, gutsy collection.' - Yusef Komunyakaa

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9780521247221, titled "Three Sad Races: Racial Identity and National Consciousness in Brazilian Literature" | Cambridge Univ Pr, December 1, 1983, cover price $49.95 | also contains Three Sad Races: Racial Identity and National Consciousness in Brazilian Literature

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9781937679552 | Hopewell Pr, December 19, 2015, cover price $14.95
9781784102401 | Carcanet Pr, December 3, 2015, cover price $16.35 | About this edition: Stanley Moss dedicates these poems 'to departed friends: human, canine, arboreal, avian', setting the tone for a collection that is celebratory, occasional, salutatory.

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Product Description: Playful and serious, unforgiving and compassionate, Poetry: A Survivor's Guide offers an original take on a subject both loved and feared. In a series of provocative and inspiring propositions, the act of reading a poem is made new, and the act of writing one is made over...read more

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9781501309502 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 19, 2015, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Playful and serious, unforgiving and compassionate, Poetry: A Survivor's Guide offers an original take on a subject both loved and feared.

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9781501309496 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, November 19, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Playful and serious, unforgiving and compassionate, Poetry: A Survivor's Guide offers an original take on a subject both loved and feared.

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Product Description: What sets Dean Olson’s new book of poems, When I Reach You, apart from Olson’s earlier books is the predominate focus on love as a measure of life’s vitality and as an agent of life’s changes. We find here a few nostalgic expressions of love for parents and friends, and fond memories of his rural youth; but the poet returns again and again in this book to the theme of love in relationship, in being coupled in life’s great adventure of change...read more

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9781564745804 | Scb Distributors, November 9, 2015, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: What sets Dean Olson’s new book of poems, When I Reach You, apart from Olson’s earlier books is the predominate focus on love as a measure of life’s vitality and as an agent of life’s changes.
9780521315166, titled "Experiments in Plant Tissue Culture" | 2nd edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, February 1, 1986), cover price $24.95 | also contains Experiments in Plant Tissue Culture | About this edition: The second edition of Experiments in Plant Tissue Culture makes available new information that has resulted from recent advances in the applications of plant tissue culture techniques to agriculture and industry.

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Product Description: One of Publishers Weekly's 2015 "Poetry Torch Carriers"One of Lit Hub's "Best Poetry Collections of 2015"Cal Bedient in Lit Hub writes: Douglas Piccinnini's first collection of poems, Blood Oboe is poetry as pumped-up kicks. It transforms English the way a rope burn changes the way you feel about rope...read more

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9781632430090 | Omnidawn Pub, November 3, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: One of Publishers Weekly's 2015 "Poetry Torch Carriers"One of Lit Hub's "Best Poetry Collections of 2015"Cal Bedient in Lit Hub writes: Douglas Piccinnini's first collection of poems, Blood Oboe is poetry as pumped-up kicks.

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Product Description: Published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University Winner of the 2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry  What does it mean to work in the age of the cubicle? The Business takes on the modern workplace with sharp-witted poems that sting like a paper cut...read more

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9781885635471 | Center for Literary Pub, November 1, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Published by the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University Winner of the 2015 Colorado Prize for Poetry  What does it mean to work in the age of the cubicle?

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Product Description: "Smote is a book of the dark reality of our daily existence; it is a book of abiding grace."—Robert Olen ButlerI release you like the crank-addled truck driverreleases his cargo at the midnight dockuntil the warehouse is one in a trailof crumbs, little light left on behind him...read more

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9781941411094 | Sarabande Books, October 13, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: "Smote is a book of the dark reality of our daily existence; it is a book of abiding grace.

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Product Description: Furious and unstoppable

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9781937679538 | Sheep Meadow Pr, October 6, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Furious and unstoppable

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Product Description: Margaret Ross’s debut unearths the corporeal in the most desolate reaches of corporate speech: Futures exchange. Human resources. Personal life. Lush and visceral, A Timeshare knows that questions and crises of individual existence are inextricably bound to shared experience and its deft music carries from the closest closet to outer space, touching the concrete through the metaphysical: it syncs the bed to the ocean, memory to zero-g, voicemail to lyric, killjar, dive bar, Lascaux, Antarctica, living and waiting rooms...read more

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9781632430120 | Omnidawn Pub, November 3, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Margaret Ross’s debut unearths the corporeal in the most desolate reaches of corporate speech: Futures exchange.

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Product Description: Floyd Skloot's eighth poetry collection, Approaching Winter, evokes the fluid and dynamic nature of memory as it ebbs and floods through our daily lives. Here the real and the imagined intermingle freely: In one poem, the cry of eagles reflects the wails of an infant daughter, long since grown and gone; in another, an aging Samuel Beckett prepares to throw the first pitch at Ebbets Field...read more

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9780807160176 | Louisiana State Univ Pr, October 5, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Floyd Skloot's eighth poetry collection, Approaching Winter, evokes the fluid and dynamic nature of memory as it ebbs and floods through our daily lives.

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Product Description: Thematically exploring the contrasts and dynamic interplay between solidity and ephemerality, in his first book of poems Harold Schweizer creates great dramatic tension by poising complex, expansive sentences against the strictures of taut margins...read more

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9781936797639, titled "The Book of Stones and Angels" | Tupelo Pr, October 1, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Thematically exploring the contrasts and dynamic interplay between solidity and ephemerality, in his first book of poems Harold Schweizer creates great dramatic tension by poising complex, expansive sentences against the strictures of taut margins.

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9780143128281 | Penguin USA, January 26, 2016, cover price $22.00

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