Good Poems for Hard Times

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143037675
Category: Poetry
Page: 344
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Presents a collection of inspirational poems by such authors as Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Robert Frost, and Raymond Carver.

Good Poems

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0142003441
Category: Poetry
Page: 476
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The popular radio show host showcases some of his favorite poems, including the work of Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Charles Bukowski, Donald Hall, Billy Collins, Robert Bly, and Sharon Olds, among others. Reprint.

Good Poems, American Places

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780670022540
Category: Poetry
Page: 484
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A latest anthology of poetic works celebrates the American landscapes with diverse selections by such contributors as Nikki Giovanni, William Carlos Williams and Naomi Shihab Nye. Edited by the best-selling author of the Lake Wobegon series.

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Extraordinary Poems For Every Day
Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812972961
Category: Poetry
Page: 373
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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.

Poems Bewitched And Haunted

Author: John Hollander
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 1400043883
Category: Poetry
Page: 256
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An anthology of fantastical and ghostly poems spans some three thousand years of literary explorations of the supernatural in works by Homer, Ovid, Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Virgil, Charles Baudelaire, Randall Jarrell, and James Merrill, among others.

The Stuffed Owl

An Anthology of Bad Verse
Author: Dominic Bevan Wyndham Lewis,Charles Lee
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170380
Category: Humor
Page: 264
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Presents an anthology of some of the worst poetry ever created by some of the most important poets of the English language, featuring works by Dryden, Wordsworth, and Keats, among others. Original.

The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry

Author: Robert Chandler,Irina Mashinski,Boris Dralyuk
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141972262
Category: Poetry
Page: 448
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An enchanting collection of the very best of Russian poetry, edited by acclaimed translator Robert Chandler together with poets Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, poetry's pre-eminence in Russia was unchallenged, with Pushkin and his contemporaries ushering in the 'Golden Age' of Russian literature. Prose briefly gained the high ground in the second half of the nineteenth century, but poetry again became dominant in the 'Silver Age' (the early twentieth century), when belief in reason and progress yielded once more to a more magical view of the world. During the Soviet era, poetry became a dangerous, subversive activity; nevertheless, poets such as Osip Mandelstam and Anna Akhmatova continued to defy the censors. This anthology traces Russian poetry from its Golden Age to the modern era, including work by several great poets - Georgy Ivanov and Varlam Shalamov among them - in captivating modern translations by Robert Chandler and others. The volume also includes a general introduction, chronology and individual introductions to each poet. Robert Chandler is an acclaimed poet and translator. His many translations from Russian include works by Aleksandr Pushkin, Nikolay Leskov, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov, while his anthologies of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida and Russian Magic Tales are both published in Penguin Classics. Irina Mashinski is a bilingual poet and co-founder of the StoSvet literary project. Her most recent collection is 2013's Ophelia i masterok [Ophelia and the Trowel]. Boris Dralyuk is a Lecturer in Russian at the University of St Andrews and translator of many books from Russian, including, most recently, Isaac Babel's Red Cavalry (2014).

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

New Poems
Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608681882
Category: Poetry
Page: 184
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“Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one.” — from the preface "I was born to grow, / alongside my garden of plants, / poems / like / this one“ So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global: the death of loved ones, war, the deliciousness of love, environmental devastation, the sorrow of rejection, greed, poverty, and the sweetness of home. The poems embrace our connections while celebrating the joy of individuality, the power we each share to express our truest, deepest selves. Beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others, she demonstrates that we are stronger than our circumstances. As she confronts personal and collective challenges, her words dance, sing, and heal.

77 Love Sonnets

Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781852249007
Category: Love poetry, American
Page: 104
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Garrison Keillor reads (or sings) all the poems in the book on two CDs inside, with music by Rich Dworsky 'When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorise Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 29, "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state" for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon, I come in peace, I depart in gratitude' - Garrison Keillor

The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

Author: Jack Prelutsky,Arnold Lobel
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0394850106
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 248
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More than 550 poems by American, English, and anonymous authors.

Penguin's Poems for Life

Author: Laura Barber
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141889799
Category: Poetry
Page: 416
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Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare's idea of the "seven ages" of a human life, this new anthology brings together the best-loved poems in English to inspire, comfort and delight readers for a lifetime. Beginning with babies, the book is divided into sections on childhood, growing up, making a living and making love, family life, getting older, and approaching death, ending with poems of mourning and commemoration. Ranging from Chaucer to Carol Ann Duffy, via Shakespeare, Keats, and Lemn Sissay, this book offers something for each of those moments in life - whether falling in love, finding your first grey hair or saying your final goodbyes - when only a poem will do. Contains an introduction by Laura Barber.

O, What a Luxury

Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound
Author: Garrison Keillor
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 080219303X
Category: Poetry
Page: 160
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O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound is the first poetry collection written by Garrison Keillor, the celebrated radio host of A Prairie Home Companion. Although he has edited several anthologies of his favorite poems, this volume forges a new path for him, as a poet of light verse. He writes—with his characteristic combination of humor and insight—on love, modernity, nostalgia, politics, religion, and other facets of daily life. Keillor’s verses are charming and playful, locating sublime song within the humdrum of being human.

Talking to the Sun

An Illustrated Anthology of Poems for Young People
Author: Kenneth Koch
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780870994364
Category: Art
Page: 112
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Poems from various time periods and many countries are organized by theme and illustrated with reproductions of art works from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Miracle Fruit

Author: Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780971031081
Category: Poetry
Page: 75
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Poetry. As three worlds collide, a mother's Philippines, a father's India and the poet's contemporary America, the resulting impressions are chronicled in this collection of incisive and penetrating verse. The writer weaves her words carefully into a wise and affecting embroidery that celebrates the senses while remaining down-to-earth and genuine. "We see that everything is in fact miracle fruit, including this book itself"-Andrew Hudgins.

Shades of Islam

Poems for a New Century
Author: Rafey Habib
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1847740995
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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"These poems offer a window onto the sensibility of a modern American Muslim, with unflinching honesty and richly informed compassion. The great humanistic tradition of poetry known in Arabic and other Eastern languages here finds a contemporary English voice, which will be recognized like a lost friend who has unaccountably been rediscovered."—Carl W. Ernst, William R. Kenan Junior Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill This dazzling and moving new collection of poems addresses faith, love, politics, and Islam in the twenty-first century. Ráfey Habib is professor of English at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

The Everyman Anthology of Poetry for Children

Author: Gillian Avery
Publisher: Everyman Chess
ISBN: 9781857159318
Category: Children's poetry
Page: 379
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Gillian Avery, historian of children's books and novelist whose first book THE WARDEN'S NEICE has become a modern classic of children's literature, has made a very personal selection of favourite poems. If children like them as much as she does, then (she says) they will stay in the mind long after their readers have grown out of childhood. Her taste is for the Augustan rather than the Romantic writers, but her choice of over two hundred and fifty pieces ranges widely, from ballads to Ted Hughes, from Ben Jonson to Noel Coward. The illustrations are taken from the books of natural history made by Thomas Bewick, the celebrated English wood engraver.

Ten Poems for Difficult Times

Author: Roger Housden
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608685306
Category: Poetry
Page: 136
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In his bestselling Ten Poems series, Roger Housden has shown an uncanny ability to choose and discuss poems that strike at the core of readers’ concerns and needs. In this new volume, ten extraordinary poems, along with Housden’s incisive essays, bring heartfelt insight and broad perspective both to our personal challenges and to our cultural and collective malaise. Ten Poems for Difficult Times is the perfect gift for oneself or for anyone in need of solace and inspiration. Ten Poems for Difficult Times “Good Bones” by Maggie Smith “The Thing Is” by Ellen Bass “The Quarrel” by Conrad Aiken “Cutting Loose” by William Stafford “Rain Light” by W. S. Merwin “How the Light Comes” by Jan Richardson “Now You Know the Worst” by Wendell Berry “A Brief for the Defense” by Jack Gilbert “It’s This Way” by Nazim Hikmet “Annunciation” by Marie Howe

Watching the World Change

The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11
Author: David Friend
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429933151
Category: History
Page: 464
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The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center was the most universally observed news event in human history. That the event was so visual is owing to the people who, facing disaster, took photographs of it: imperiled office workers, horrified tourists, professional photographers risking their lives. Conceived by Osama bin Laden as the toppling of an image of America right before the world's eyes, the tragedy swiftly came to be defined by photography, as families posted snapshots of their loved ones, police sought terrorists' faces on security-camera videotapes, and officials recorded the devastation and identified the dead. In Watching the World Change, David Friend tells the stories behind fifty of the images that altered our sense of our world forever—from the happenstance shots taken by bystanders as the first tower was struck to the scene of three firemen raising the Stars and Stripes at the site. He tells unforgettable stories of photographers and rescuers, victims and survivors. He shows how advances in television, digital photography, and the Internet produced an effect whereby more than two billion people saw the terrible events as they happened. He explores the controversy about whether images of 9/11 are redemptive or exploitative; and he shows how photographs help us to witness, to grieve, and finally to understand the unimaginable.

Motherland, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals

Author: Patricia Lockwood
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143126520
Category: Poetry
Page: 66
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Digte. What if a deer did porn? Is America going down on Canada? What happens when Niagara Falls gets drunk at a wedding? Is it legal to marry a stuffed owl exhibit? What would Walt Whitman's tit-pics look like? Why isn't anyone named Gary anymore? The poems' subject is the natural world, but their images would never occur in nature