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Loving Through Heartsongs (USED)

Loving Through Heartsongs (USED)

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Mattie J. T. Stepanek has won the hearts of millions with his inspiring poems from his first two New York Times bestsellers. Now he's ready to spread a little love with Loving Through Heartsongs, a beautiful collection of poems written about innocence and trusting love from a child's perspective. Mattie's struggle with muscular dystrophy has never kept him from feeling deep love for his family, friends, country, and faith--heartfelt emotions that are reflected throughout these pages.
Melodies of the Heart

Melodies of the Heart

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In this collection of poetry crafted by writer, author and poet Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera, the reader will first be struck by her profound sense of place. In fact, throughout this work, it is often impossible to distinguish the profound love of her native Dominican Republic from the love of her adopted country, the United States. Perhaps it is a needless undertaking to even attempt to define this distinction. In a tangible sense, her work reflects the raw patriotism she demonstrates in her daily life - a life faithful to active community involvement, volunteerism and leadership in every community she serves. Throughout this work, the heart and soul of Ana Arelys's voice and ear shine through plainly, planted firmly in the traditional and shared American and Dominican values of family, legacy and spirit. These themes weave all through this work, binding it together, offering the reader a richness of message that only her unique voice could intend. Ana Arelys selects each word with great care, much like a composer might choose each note of a sonata, and whether consumed in silence or spoken aloud in either English or Spanish, her poems speak to a spectrum of human conditions. Friendship, justice, love, sorrow and even death, appear and perform as lively supporting actors on a stage, built from more universal messages. It has been said that the aim of poetry is to teach and delight. If so, then in Melodies of the Heart, we propose that Ana Arelys has achieved both.
Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey

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"Rupi Kaur is the Writer of the Decade." - The New Republic

#1 New York Times bestseller milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Museum of Clear Ideas; New Poems (USED)

Museum of Clear Ideas; New Poems (USED)

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This is Donald Hall's most advanced works extending his poetic reach even beyond his recent volumes, The One Day and Old and New Poems. Conflict dominates this book, and conflict unites it. Hall takes poetry as an instrument for revelation and discovery, whether in "Another Elegy, " a comic, pathetic portrait of a (fictional) contemporary poet, or in "Baseball, " in which a narrator called K.C. (swinging his bat from the Mudville of the poet's desk) fantastically attempts to explain the all-American game to a long-dead German artist. "Baseball" occupies nine innings, each inning composed of nine stanzas, each stanza composed of nine lines, each line composed of nine syllables. The title series of poems, "The Museum of Clear Ideas, " imitates, but does not translate, the first book of the Odes of Horace. A cool, witty voice identifies itself as Horace Horsecollar, an old Walt Disney character; yet no sooner does one voice establish itself than another voice contradicts it. By such means are ideas exhibited and clarified. The book's final section, "Extra Innings, " moves with terrible poignancy to questions about the end of the game, each inning adding another stanza, each stanza another line, each line another syllable, until the game is over. The Museum of Clear Ideas, exalting artifice, breaks beyond artifice to the heart of reality. As Thom Gunn wrote of Hall's The One Day, "It is one of those books, like Elizabeth Bishop's last collection, which alters the way we look at the jumbled contents of the poetic career preceding it, giving it retrospectively a shape, a pattern, a consistency it didn't seem to have at the time."

My Poem, My Riddle

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Night Watch Poems

Night Watch Poems

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"In the Night Watch Poems, B. G. Donohue finds the wide chinks of light in the dark.. These are powerful, complex and beautiful, perfectly measured and crafted. In his search for the Divine, Donohue discovers a fertile ground." - Colum McCann, National Book Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, Pushcart Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, et.al. Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, Hunter College

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Odyssey (USED)

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The standard translation into modern English of Homer's Odyssey. "The best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet."-- "New York Times Book Review" "The best translation there is of a great, perhaps, the greatest poet."--Rex Warner, "New York Times Book Review"

"This is the best Odyssey in modern English."--Gilbert HighetA

"Lattimore's translation of Homer's "Odyssey" is the most eloquent, persuasive and imaginative I have seen. It reads as if the poem had originally been written in English."--Paul EngleA

"A landmark in the history of modern translation....Lattimore has reanimated Homer for this generaiton, and perhaps for other generations to come." "--Times Literary Supplement (London)"

Odysseys: Selected Short Stories and Poems

Odysseys: Selected Short Stories and Poems

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Odysseys: An unfulfilled woman finds romance in an unlikely place; a young female pioneer finds rescue and renewal in a Lakota Indian warrior; an insecure American-Italian girl finds a sense of identity in an Italian village; and a pampered woman mends a broken friendship.
On the Care and Feeding of Robots

On the Care and Feeding of Robots

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These are the poems of a Christian pilgrim, a mercurial, twenty-first century believer-priest who characterizes himself, from the outset, as a highly problematic nomad. Poem after poem suggests that, in our postmodern era, one's identity, if ungrounded in the eternal Word, may yield at best either a vanishing semblance of macroscopic reality or its probabilistic trace. That, of course, is the predicament confronted by any compulsive wanderer--a crisis as perceptual in its implications as it is spiritual. Yet the lyrics in On the Care and Feeding of Robots never seek to celebrate a static reality. In other words, here, it is far more than the romantic desire for permanence that agitates the speaker; rather, it is fear of the imminent loss of his spacewalker's dream life that unsettles him. To live as a shuttle astronaut in a universe without access to its numinous meanings is to exist as no more than a ghostly qwiff--a wave ripple in a virtual world.

On the Care and Feeding of Robots

On the Care and Feeding of Robots

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These are the poems of a Christian pilgrim, a mercurial, twenty-first century believer-priest who characterizes himself, from the outset, as a highly problematic nomad. Poem after poem suggests that, in our postmodern era, one's identity, if ungrounded in the eternal Word, may yield at best either a vanishing semblance of macroscopic reality or its probabilistic trace. That, of course, is the predicament confronted by any compulsive wanderer--a crisis as perceptual in its implications as it is spiritual. Yet the lyrics in On the Care and Feeding of Robots never seek to celebrate a static reality. In other words, here, it is far more than the romantic desire for permanence that agitates the speaker; rather, it is fear of the imminent loss of his spacewalker's dream life that unsettles him. To live as a shuttle astronaut in a universe without access to its numinous meanings is to exist as no more than a ghostly qwiff--a wave ripple in a virtual world.

On the Mend

On the Mend

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On the Mend is a book about Living, Loving, Laughing, And all that comes in between. It's about Disappointment, Heartache, Heartbreak, Sadness, Loneliness, Accepting Learning, Growing, Strengthening, And moving forward. We all have our own version of the in-betweens, but our foundations are all the same. Some stories are longer, others are shorter. Some are more colorful, others are black and white. Some are filled with more living, living, and laughing, others more of the in-between. Know your story can change, turn the page, end the chapter, or begin a completely new book, but only after you take the time to learn what you want and need in this new journey filled with living, loving, and laughing.
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One Year Book of Poetry 365 Devotional Readings Based on Classic Christian Verse (USED)

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This daily devotional of Bible-inspired poetry contains some of the most eloquent, inspiring, and profound poetry ever written. Readers will glean understanding, wisdom, and inspiration for life's struggles and victories. But most of all, they will learn more about their Savior and be inspired to devote their lives to him wholeheartedly. Includes indexes.
Poetic Ramblings of a Hopeful Heart

Poetic Ramblings of a Hopeful Heart

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In this second edition of Poetic Ramblings, Ms. Griffin shows us the brighter, more positive side of her bipolar magnification. She leads you down path after path of exploration in search of love and acceptance.

Poetic Ramblings of a Hopeful Heart allows us to be part of the poet's adventure with an often naive, optimistic perception. She floods your senses with hope and faith as she shares her laughter and tears with you.

The poet continues to bare her soul, her pain, and her triumphs in order to enlighten others to not feel so alone. She holds you close as she reveals her personal sanguine journey through the labyrinth called love.

Take a moment to investigate what will surely be an exciting odyssey of emotions.

Poetry For Young People- Edna St. Vincent Millay (USED)

Poetry For Young People- Edna St. Vincent Millay (USED)

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"Well-written, engaging introduction...illuminates Millay's personal history and writing...luminous, evocative watercolors...A noteworthy addition to the poetry shelf...both informs and intrigues."--"Booklist." "Luminous, elegant illustrations bring these complex and insightful verses to life...all are fresh and alive and will draw readers into the book."--"School Library Journal." "A good assortment of Millay's poetry."--"Kirkus." "The watercolor artwork creates atmospheric settings for her words."--"Publishers Weekly."
Post-Catholic Midrashim

Post-Catholic Midrashim

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Midrashim are Judaic interpretations of scriptures, which often elaborate the stories found only in skeleton form there. In this spirit, contrary to the ways of Roman Catholic dogma, Lutz examines the social-spiritual effects of historic Catholic interpretations, including a child's mind's understanding. She turns the biblical stories on their head, with then pierces them with a deeper, more authentic meaning of the gospels'--including Mary Magdalene's and the Yoga Sutras' and Buddha's--message of nonviolence. At the same time, the poems expose the Church's patriarchal and punitive thought systems and contradictions.

The scriptural dissections alternate with poems of a fraught relationship between a rebel daughter and a pious mother, ranging from the pathos of the mother's loss of faith when her parish priests' pedophilia is revealed to the sweetness of the daughter's joy when her mother gives up self-punishment for Lent. Lutz spins tragicomedy from imagined fills in the gaps of the gospels and from the increasing absurdity of the mother and daughter's debates about birth control and abortion as the mother sinks into dementia.

Careening between sass and earnestness, the poems rail against religion, while struggling to recover an authentic spirituality. Lutz doesn't argue with God as much as she argues against religions' big lies.

It's kind of like Oscar Wilde and Richard Rohr walk into a bar/monastery, which is something like a bookstore/café, and find God's glass is more than half empty(ness).

Preliminary Visions

Preliminary Visions

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Preliminary Visions creates moments of being, moments of relation, moments of meaning-making--frequently with a sense of being observed by silent witnesses. The poems relationality blurs the imaginary outlines of the separate self, and provoke a sense of the ecological self.


Red Door (Letters I Never Sent)

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Renga for Obama

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Robert Browning Selected Poems (USED)

Robert Browning Selected Poems (USED)

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Robert Browning, a towering poetic presence of the Victorian era, was hailed by Henry James as a tremendous and incomparable modern. The sheer immediacy and colloquial energy of his poetry ensure enduring appeal. Browning paints landscapes both suburban and sublime, combines lyric and demotic language, and introduces everyday events of the streets and marketplace into the rarified world of Victorian poetry.

This edition includes examples from the early Dramatic Lyrics (1842) and Dramatic Romances and Lyrics (1845); from the masterpieces Mena and Women (1855) and Dramatis Personae (1864), and from the less familiar works of his later years. Together they convey the intensity, the lyric beauty, and the vitality of Browning's poetry.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Roll Deep

Roll Deep

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In his fourth collection, a breakthrough volume, Major Jackson appropriates the vernacular notion of "rolling deep" to capture the spirit of aesthetic travel that defines these forceful new poems and brazenly announces his steady accretion of literary and artistic influences, both formal and experimental--his "crew." The confident and radiant poems in Roll Deep address a range of topics, most prominently human intimacy and war. And like his best work to date, these poems create new experiences with language owed to Jackson's willingness to once again seek a rhythmic sound that expresses the unique realities of the twenty-first century with humor and understanding. Whether set in Nairobi, Madrid, or Greece, the poems are sensuously evocative and unapologetically with-it, in their effort to build community across borders of language and style.

From Urban Renewal, "The Dadaab Suite"

I have come to Dadaab like an actor
on a press release, unprepared for the drained faces
of famine-fleeing refugees, my craft's glamour
dimmed by hundreds of infant graves, children
whose lolling heads' final drop landed on their mothers'
backs like soft stones. What beauty can I spell in
this swelter of dust?

Rubaiyat

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Rumors and Ghosts

Rumors and Ghosts

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Seaside villages, oft peopled by fishermen and Captains, have held sway of many a thought. Shrouded by dense fog in the dead of night, these landscapes lend themelves to Mystery and tales of old. Ethereal mirages, adamantly and assuredly seen by the believer, lay the groundwork for others' enjoyment. But even the most unsuspecting soul may wonder: Do they exist? Or are they the flames of the tortured guilt-ridden psyche within each of us?

Rumors. Who of you, have never bent your ear to one? Or begun one? Or helped one along the continuum of tale telling in which gossip becomes knotted; entangled; metamorphosizing into its own ne'er-do-well, not breathing, but existing, hurting, spewing flagitious, maleficent thoughts? And in the end, who has won? But several have lost; and over time, these threads fade, shred, wither... only for a new one to begin.

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Selected Poems (USED)

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
Selected Poems of Ezra Pound (USED)

Selected Poems of Ezra Pound (USED)

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This book offers a compact yet representative selection of Ezra Pound's poems and translations. The span covered is Pound's entire writing career, from his early lyrics and the translations of Provençal songs to his English version of Sophocles' Trachiniae. Included are parts of his best known works--the Chinese translations, the sequence called Hugh Selwyn Mauberly, the Homage to Sextus Propertius. The Cantos, Pound's major epic, are presented in generous selections, chosen to emphasize the main themes of the whole poem.
Selected Poetry (USED)

Selected Poetry (USED)

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In spirit, Percy Shelley was perhaps the most essentially romantic poet of his age. Intense, idealistic, personal, his is the poetry of youth. His brief, impetuous life aroused great controversy, and, like Byron, he lives on outside his verse.

Shelley's work has been criticized for its undisciplined emotionalism. But essentially he was a poet of ideas, and in his search for truth and original human perfection, Shelley was inspired as much by the Greek poets and philosophers, particularly Plato, as by the radicalism of his own age. Above all, his great gift was his lyricism, and his verse comes as near to music as poetry can. As the poet Kathleen Raine said, "In his art if not in his life, Shelley was able to soar, to give expression to those dreams and visions which, continually broken by reality, are inextinguishable in the human spirit."

Selections from Leaves of Grass (USED)

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Sifting Through the Ashes of Me

Sifting Through the Ashes of Me

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Take a stroll outside the lines with Providence actor and poet Jason "Jay" Walker, as he zigzags and crisscrosses down Memory Lane, "sifting through" and arranging his early poems, which chronicle his life over twenty years, through high school, college and his involvement with and departure from the local Slam(TM) and poetry scene, in order to recapture the creative spark that drives him. It's two decades of growth, as a poet and a person, marked in meter (and sometimes in rhymes) to show the world and, hopefully, the author that they're not alone.

Spirit Spirit: Shaman Songs (USED)

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Spoon River Anthology (USED)

Spoon River Anthology (USED)

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One of the most striking and original achievements in American poetry is now available in a remarkable edition that comprehends the poet and his book in an entirely new way. This edition of Spoon River Anthology probes the social background of the smalltown world that Edgar Lee Masters loved and hated--and finally transmuted into powerful literary art. Extensive annotations identify the people whose lives inspired the 243 poetic accounts of frustration, violence, struggle, and triumph that once shocked American readers. The most extraordinary feature of this edition is the extensive introduction that provides the key to this misunderstood American classic. The book's relationship to Whitman is clearly established, and the important influences of Browning, Goethe, Spinoza, and others are revealed for the first time. John Hallwas's approach combines cultural, biographical, philosophical, psychoanalytic, mythic, and symbolic insights--and concludes with a stunning reassessment of "Our New Poet." The annotated Spoon River Anthology supersedes 75 years of largely misdirected critical commentary. It will send a new generation of readers back to this surprisingly complex book that probes so deeply into the American consciousness--and will send Masters back into our national anthologies.
Standing in the Shadows of Giants

Standing in the Shadows of Giants

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This is the second book of poetry by Matt Frati and continues his exploration of everyday phenomena begun in "Nightingale Blues" with a deeper, sharper poetic insight. The poems contained within run the gamut from expressions of the drudgery of work to the pleasures and pains of drink, women, writing and life in general.

Stanyan Street & Other Sorrows (USED)

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Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

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The debut collection of poetry from Lili Reinhart, the actress and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity.

I seem to be your new favorite novel.
One that keeps you up at night,
turning my pages.
Fingers lingering on me so you don't lose your place.

Swimming Lessons
explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-sized yet profound, Lili's poems reflect her trademark honesty and unique perspective. Accompanied by striking and evocative illustrations, Swimming Lessons reveals the depths of female experience, and is the work of a storyteller who is coming into her own.

Tartuffe (USED)

Tartuffe (USED)

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The translation into English verse of one of Molière's most masterful and most popular plays. "A continuous delight from beginning to end" (Richard Eberhart). Introduction by Richard Wilbur.
Telephone Man

Telephone Man

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Mary Ann (Maitland) Mayer grew up in Lincoln, Rhode Island. She practiced occupational therapy in and around Boston, New Bedford, and Providence for twenty-five years, and is the author of several clinical articles and textbook chapters. She holds degrees from Boston University and Tufts University. Mary Ann has been writing poetry for ten years. She is a member of the writers' community at the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Her poems have appeared in journals including Mediphors, Poesy, and Crone's Nest, and in anthologies published by 1st Books, Feminist Writers Guild, and Outriders Press. She is a past recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council award. Mary Ann is proud that Telephone Man is her first book of poetry. She considers the opportunity to collaborate with her father and to render his experiences into poems, a gift. About Telephone Man, she says: Although the diction and images of this book are unique and mark a departure from my usual poetry, I always enjoy imaginatively rendering real experiences, and the grittier the better. I feel that poetry is an ideal way to evoke meaning from the commonplace, and to shine a light into the hidden corners of daily life. With her loving and creative husband Carl Peter (Pete) Mayer and their gifted bird dog Emma (pen-named Ezra Hound), she divides her time between Sharon, Massachusetts and Franconia, New Hampshire.

This fresh collection of plain-spoken poems captures the day-to-day life of a Rhode Island telephone man spanning forty years following World War II. In these poems, the telling is fast and no line sleeps. The voice is easy and rugged, empathic and wise-guy. All are distilled from true situations as told to the author by her father, Bob Maitland, telephone man. Telephone Man brings the reader into the world of a specialized trade, but above all, it is a human story. It shows us a distinctive temperament, which embraces quirky, even dangerous encounters. It shows us how keen an observer of human behavior the tradesperson is, and how this becomes an essential tool in the tool-kit. Set down as poems, this collection celebrates the lyric of the trade, its practitioner, and reveals the bounty of humor and humanity in the daily grind.

Telephone Man ISBN 1-4208-7971-5

The Ache of Appetite

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Poetry. The always elegant, often heart-wrenching poems in Rachel Hadas's eleventh collection are no-holds-barred dispatches from the front lines of a loved one's surrender to dementia. Stunning--Molly Peacock. Harrowing--A.E. Stallings.

The Lost Village of Rockland

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The New Life

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Poetry. Tillinghast keeps re-blooming, reinventing, re-imagining, born and born again. At the heart of THE NEW LIFE is a fire that warms and brightens and burns beyond 'the cold miles of the galaxies.' It is a gift that will not go out. And we are grateful for it-Thomas Lynch. Richard Tillinghast has published seven other collections of poetry, a critical memoir of Robert Lowell, and two books of essays. A former professor of English at the University of Michigan, Tillinghast has been a Fellow of the American Research Institute in Turkey and currently lives in rural Ireland.

The Past (USED)

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The Solitary Sentinel

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the Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier (USED)

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Congratulations! You own or are about to own one of the most distinguished breeds of the twentieth century, the American Pit Bull Terrier. Your dog is automatically feared and respected by other people, and it's up to you to be his caretaker and ambassador.

This book will help you do both-and more. In the caretaking department, ""The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier"" will tell you everything you need to know about feeding your dog from puppyhood to old age. It will explain grooming essentials, like trimming toenails, cleaning ears, checking teeth, brushing and bathing. It will describe basic health concerns, from vaccination schedules to flea control to what to do in an emergency.

As for being an ambassador for your breed, ""The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier"" will tell you all sorts of fun facts about the Pit Bull's history so you can boast about your dog and help people understand him for who he really is. Did you know The Little Rascals' devoted companion, Petey, was a Pit Bull? Or that the Pit Bull was the symbol of American strength and courage during World War I? It's true; the Pit Bull was once the all-American dog, a companion cherished for his excellent way with children, his playfulness and his doggy demeanor. In most homes, he still is. But it's also true that today Pit Bulls are associated more with crime than with companionship.

""The Ultimate American Pit Bull Terrier"" celebrates the breed for the kind of dog it is with the right owners. A dog with physical and mental stature whose intelligence, charm and energy make him a superb friend, fellow athlete and playmate.
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The Works of Sir Walter Scott (USED)

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Titus Andronicus

Titus Andronicus

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The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. R. Braunmuller and Stephen Orgel
The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare's time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
To Make a Thing of Air

To Make a Thing of Air

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To the One Person I Consider to Be My Soul Mate (USED)

To the One Person I Consider to Be My Soul Mate (USED)

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This beautiful collection embraces the meaning of true and perfectly expresses the miracle that comes with finding a soul mate.
Too Numerous (USED)

Too Numerous (USED)

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What does it really mean when people are viewed as bytes of data? And is there beauty or an imaginative potential to information culture and the databases cataloging it? As Too Numerous reveals, the raw material of bytes and data points can be reshaped and repurposed for ridiculous, melancholic, and even aesthetic purposes.

Grappling with an information culture that is both intimidating and daunting, Kent Shaw considers the impersonality represented by the continuing accumulation of personal information and the felicities-and barriers-that result: "The us that was inside us was magnificent structures. And they weren't going to grow any larger."

Touch of Orange

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Treasury of Wedding Poems, Quotations & Short Stories (USED)

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This is a collection of over 100 classic poems, quotations and short stories from many lands, all on the subject of weddings. From bridal preparations and the wedding day itself, there is advice for newlyweds about married life from writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, John Donne, Goethe, Judah Halevi, e.e. cummings, Anne Bradstreet, W.S. Rendra, Ovid, George Bernard Shaw, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Stephen Crane and A.A. Milne.
True Story: Poems

True Story: Poems

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True Story is Randy Blasing's tenth book of poems. He plots the true stories he tells here along the trajectory of his actual life-from his memories of growing up in the Midwest to his experience of living in New England and visiting the Southwest and the Mideast-in no-holds-barred poems bristling with particulars and steeped in emotion, where past and present meet and come alive.


For example, a starlit fall night brings to light childhood autumns that shape his life to this day; a classic-car show takes him down Memory Lane to when the heady fifties came unglued in the sixties; a graphic dream returns him to his lost first love. Or now he is a casual collector of Zuni fetishes, in which nature and the sacred intersect as art, in New Mexico; now he is the American father-of-the-groom at his son's Turkish wedding; or now he belongs to an endangered species quarantined against a viral attack. Always true to his feelings, he keeps it real, whenever and wherever.

Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies; Poems (USED)

Tulip Farms and Leper Colonies; Poems (USED)

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Poetry. "TULIP FARMS AND LEPER COLONIES is a brilliant and funny motion picture of American life, narrated by Charles Harper Webb, but starring all of us-especially those of us who wince at the word 'downsizing,' open personal form letters announcing a ten million dollar prize, and watch Laurel and Hardy. In poem after amazing poem, Webb gets it exactly right, his extraordinary vision transforming our words into our world. Here is a book by a major poet of the twenty-first century whose work is both complex and accessible"-Maura Stanton. Webb is the author of five previous books of poetry, including Liver, which won the 1999 Felix Pollack Prize, and Reading the Water, which won the S.F. Morse Poetry Prize and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award.