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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.
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Paradise (USED)

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"If there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolen's] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come."-Robert Royal, Crisis

In this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante's spiritual philosophy about resurrection, redemption, and the nature of divinity. It also affords modern-day readers a clear window into late medieval perceptions about faith. A bilingual text, classic illustrations by Gustave Doré, an appendix that reproduces Dante's key sources, and other features make this the definitive edition of Dante's ultimate masterwork.

Poems for Comfort and Healing (USED)

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Poems New and Collected 1957-1997 (USED)

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Here is the definitive collection of Wislawa Szymborska's poetry in English. It includes the one hundred poems of her phenomenally popular View with a Grain of Sand, along with sixty-four additional poems newly translated for this volume. Szymborska's Nobel Prize acceptance address is also included.
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Poems to Live By in Uncertain Times (USED)

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The week after the attack on the World Trade Center, Joan Murray read her poem about it, "Survivors--Found," on National Public Radio.

Thousands heard her poem and were so moved that they contacted her to ask for copies. In the wake of our nation's tragedy, poetry has taken on a new relevance in people's lives. As Dinitia Smith noted in The New York Times, "In the weeks since the terrorist attacks, people have been consoling themselves-and one another-with poetry in an almost unprecedented way."

Poems to Live By features sixty of the finest poems by an international group of distinguished writers, including W. H. Auden, Czeslaw Milosz, Bertolt Brecht, Yehuda Amichai, Mary Oliver, Miguel de Unamuno, Gwendolyn Brooks, Billy Collins, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Sharon Olds. Agreeing with Kenneth Burke that literature is equipment for living, Murray has arranged the anthology in six sections that address our most urgent concerns: death and remembrance, fear and suffering, affirmations and rejoicings, warnings and instructions, war and rumors of war, meditations and conversations.

Beginning with Faiz Ahmed Faiz's somber remembrance ('This is the way that autumn came to the trees: / it stripped them down to the skin') and concluding with D. H. Lawrence's simple and deep-felt "Pax," Poems to Live By addresses our need for wisdom in dark times, whether those times are personal or the ones we live through together.

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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.

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Purgatory (USED)

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A new translation by Anthony Esolen
Illustrations by Gustave Doré

Written in the fourteenth century by Italian poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy is arguably the greatest epic poem of all time--presenting Dante's brilliant vision of the three realms of Christian afterlife: Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. In this second and perhaps most imaginative part of his masterwork, Dante struggles up the terraces of Mount Purgatory, still guided by Virgil, in a continuation of his difficult ascent to purity. Anthony Esolen's acclaimed translation of Inferno, Princeton professor James Richardson said, "follows Dante through all his spectacular range, commanding where he is commanding, wrestling, as he does, with the density and darkness in language and in the soul. It is living writing." This edition of Purgatory includes an appendix of key sources and extensive endnotes--an invaluable guide for both general readers and students.

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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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Sacred Path Spells, Prayers & Power Songs of the American Indians (USED)

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The only up-to-date anthology of traditional American poetry, The sacred Oath emphasizes the relationship between the life of the individual and the power of the spoken word. Arranged as the progression of a human life, beginning with chants to ease the labor of an expectant mother, the selections narrate a journey through birth and infancy puberty adulthood, and old age.

The underlying belief, shared by native American cultures as different as the Cherokee and the Aztec, that language, like the forces of nature, can bring about change. If uttered at the proper moment and in proper combinations, words can ward off disease, control the movements of a loved one, exorcise a ghost and in short, enable the user to deal with the crises that arise at each stage of life.The Sacred Path is a powerful introduction to an increasingly important field of American literature.

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Selected Poems (USED)

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award
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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

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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.

Song of Songs (USED)

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Spirit Spirit: Shaman Songs (USED)

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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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Storyteller (USED)

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Strong is Your Hold (USED)

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In paperback for the first time comes the celebrated 11th book of poems by Kinnell, works reflecting intermingling with the natural world, love poems and evocations of sexuality, and poems about his family and friends. Includes an audio CD of the poet reading his works.
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Tartuffe (USED)

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

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."
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The Avenue Bearing the Initial of Christ Into the New World (USED)

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The Collected Poems 1952-1990 (USED)

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Collected in this generous volume are the poems of Yevtushenko, Russia's most popular poet and writer of world renown. Dynamic, eloquent, and passionate, this comprehensive volume reveals the full range and variety of Yevtushenko's work, startling in its resonance, even in English. The poet will tour the U.S. reading in major cities and to university audiences in 30 states.
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The Great Poems of the Bible (USED)

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In The Great Poems of the Bible, James Kugel, acclaimed Harvard scholar and former poetry editor of Harpers Magazine, selects eighteen essential poems from the Hebrew Bible and offers his own original and articulate translations of these core pieces of religious literature. His eloquent renditions are paired with deeply informed discussions about the conditions surrounding each poem, including its history and whatÊthe best religious scholarship and literary criticism tell us about how the poem should be understood. Kugel explains traditions, clarifies often-misunderstood language, and offers readers wonderfully insightful explanations that are indispensable to understanding the poems and, ultimately, the fundamental teachings of the Old Testament.
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The Iliad (USED)

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Anger be now your song, immortal one,
Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous,
that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss
and crowded brave souls into the undergloom,
leaving so many dead men-carrion
for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done.
-Lines 1-6

Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal).

This edition includes a new foreword by Andrew Ford.

The Inferno (USED)

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The Inferno (USED)

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"Here at last that much suffering reader will find Dante's greatness manifest, and not his greatness only, but his grace, his simplicity, and his affection." -- William Dean Howells, The Nation
"As a crown to his literary life, Longfellow combines his exquisite scholarship and his poetic skill and experience in the translation of one of the great poems of the world." -- Harper's Monthly
Enter the unforgettable world of The Inferno and travel with a pair of poets through nightmare landscapes of eternal damnation to the very core of Hell. The first of the three major canticles in La divina commedia (The Divine Comedy), this fourteenth-century allegorical poem begins Dante's imaginary journey from Hell to Purgatory to Paradise. His encounters with historical and mythological creatures -- each symbolic of a particular vice or crime -- blend vivid and shocking imagery with graceful lyricism in one of the monumental works of world literature.
This acclaimed translation was rendered by the beloved nineteenth-century poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A skilled linguist who taught modern languages at Harvard, Longfellow was among the first to make Dante's visionary poem accessible to American readers.

The Lost Village of Rockland

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The Metamorphoses (USED)

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The Moon Reflected Fire (USED)

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Of The Moon Reflected Fire and its subject, the Vietnam War, poet James Tate writes: "These are trenchant, wrenching poems. With artistry and honesty they perform an inquest into war and its corrosive after effects."

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 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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Thoughts of You, My Friend: A Collection o Poems on Friendship (USED)

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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.
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To Make a Thing of Air

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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.
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Top 500 Poems (USED)

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The Top 500 Poems offers a vivid portrait of poetry in English, assembling a host of popular and enduring poems as chosen by critics, editors, poets, and general readers. These works speak across centuries, beginning with Chaucer's resourceful inventions and moving through Shakespeare's masterpieces, John Donne's complex originality, and Alexander Pope's mordant satires. The anthology also features perennial favorites such as William Blake, William Wordsworth, and John Keats; Emily Dickinson's prisms of profundity; the ironies of Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot; and the passion of Sylvia Plath and Allen Ginsberg. These 500 poems are verses that readers either know already or will want to know, encapsulating the visceral power of truly great literature. William Harmon provides illuminating commentary to each work and a rich introduction that ties the entire collection together.

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.

Twin Towers Anthology; The Pentagon and Flight 93 (USED)

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Voices of the Earth: People Helping People

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Voices of the Earth: The Future of Our Planet

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Volume 1 Norton Anthology of Poetry ; Modern Poetry (USED)

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The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry continues to be the most comprehensive collection of twentieth-century poetry in English. It richly represents the major figures, while also giving full voice to ethnic American poetries, experimental traditions, postcolonial poetry, and the long poem, eclipsing all other anthologies in scope, clarity, and balance.
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Warm from the Thicket

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Upon the death of her mother in October, 2013, Elisabeth King began relieving her journey through grief with writing. Each expression represents a day in the life of the healing process; some are joyful while others still weigh heavy on a weary soul. This book is a representation of raw emotion, reflection, motherhood, childhood and the belief that through darkness comes light. Through sadness comes solace. Through life comes all things and the process should be acknowledged and honored.

Where I'm Coming From

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Jay Walker is reaching out to the world through his poetry, speaking on world issues & reflecting on all the aspects & events of his life & his art. Where I'm Comin' From is not a love letter to Rhode Island; it's a declaration of the status of his emotional journey to the ultimate destination of peace, love & nakedness for all.

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Whispers From The Tree of Life (USED)

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Frances L. O'Donnell received one of the first annual "Dorry Awards" for her Poetry book "Whispers from The Tree of Life," honoring the very best in local literature, book of the year award on September 27, 2016. Whispers from The Tree of Life also received an Honorable Mention from The Paris Book Festival Competition on May 17, 2016. In Whispers from the tree of life, Fran O'Donnell's poetry sparkles with the deeply hued jewels of her mind and heart. Her poetry reflects myriad colors and feelings combined with keen observations. Fran's poetry beguiles in its playful simplicity and surprises with its transcendent meaning. Fran celebrates the beauty of the natural world and a hunger to connect with it. The poet invites us not to be afraid of life but to embrace it tenderly with love and gratitude. Most importantly, she encourages us to discover our own bright star. Eileen M. Stefani MA. English --- Phi Beta Kappa Connecticut College Artist ---Natural Science illustration Society