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Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe (USED)

Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe (USED)

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Explore the transcendent world of unity and ultimate beauty in Edgar Allan Poe's verse in this complete poetry collection.

Although best known for his short stories, Edgar Allan Poe was by nature and choice a poet. From his exquisite lyric "To Helen," to his immortal masterpieces, "Annabel Lee," "The Bells," and "The Raven," Poe stands beside the celebrated English romantic poets Shelley, Byron, and Keats, and his haunting, sensuous poetic vision profoundly influenced the Victorian giants Swinburne, Tennyson, and Rossetti.

Today his dark side speaks eloquently to contemporary readers in poems such as "The Haunted Palace" and "The Conqueror Worm," with their powerful images of madness and the macabre. But even at the end of his life, Poe reached out to his art for comfort and courage, giving us in "Eldorado" a talisman to hold during our darkest moments--a timeless gift from a great American writer.

Includes an Introduction by Jay Parini
and an Afterword by April Bernard

Creatures (USED)

Creatures (USED)

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No one can jump as high as the very boastful kangaroo. But the littlest kangaroo challenges him to a jumping contest anyway. Even the very boastful kangaroo has to laugh when the very little and very clever kangaroo outsmarts him and wins the competition. Bernard Most's resourceful kangaroo hilariously illustrates one of life's basic lessons--that any problem can be overcome if only you put your mind to it.

Crosswinds Poetry Journal Vol. 3 2018

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Crosswinds Poetry Journal; Volume~ V 2020

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Dark

Dark

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The Dark can be a scary place, but ignore it at your own peril, for if left alone, it will grow & devour you. Only in addressing what's wrong can we figure out how to make things right. Don't worry, for you don't have to go it alone; Jay Walker will venture into your Dark with you & help to shine a light on it all. Will you go with him into the dark places inside him?
Doing Watts Natural: Life in Words

Doing Watts Natural: Life in Words

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This autobiographical fiction chronicles Latoya Watts' life thus far in the form of prose meets poetry meets spoken word. As a Caribbean-American woman, Latoya shares some of her experiences of wearing the labels: Pastor's kid, wife, mother, educator, and introvert, just to name a few. Latoya welcomes you into her journey of being vulnerable; a process that is undeniably and emotionally arduous. "Reading this book is like pouring honey over the memories of our own lives... Rich, complex, and yet so sweetly thoughtful." -Rev. Dr. Vanessa Quainoo, author of Speak Life"Her unique outlook on identity will help you rediscover your own; her take on fatherhood will redefine your definition of family." -Damont "Mr. Orange" Combs, 2019 RI Mentor of the Year and author
Dream of Gerontius (USED)

Dream of Gerontius (USED)

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Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR John Henry Cardinal Newman's renowned poem describes the death of an old man and the journey of his soul to the judgment seat of God. First published in 1865, it quickly became a bestseller in its field. Also included are a section on Elgar's Dream of Gerontius, which rapidly became the most popular choral work in Britain after Handel's Messiah, and a discography of currently available recordings of Elgar's Dream.
Essay on Man and Other Poems (USED)

Essay on Man and Other Poems (USED)

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Considered the preeminent verse satirist in English, Alexander Pope (1688-1744) brought wide learning, devastating wit and masterly technique to his poems. Models of clarity and control, they exemplified the classical poetics of the Augustan age.
This volume contains a rich selection of Pope's work, including such well-known poems as the title selection -- a philosophical meditation on the nature of the universe and man's place in it -- and The Rape of the Lock, a mock-epic of rare charm and skill. Also included are Ode on Solitude, The Dying Christian to His Soul, Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, An Essay on Criticism, Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog, Epistle [IV] to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington: Of the Use of Riches, Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot; or, Prologue to the Satires and more.
Taken together, these poems offer an excellent sampling of Pope's imaginative genius and the felicitous blending of word, idea and image that earned him a place among the leading lights of 18th-century literature.
Exiles of Eden (USED)

Exiles of Eden (USED)

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Exiles of Eden looks at the origin story of Adam, Eve, and their exile from the Garden of Eden, exploring displacement and alienation from its mythological origins to the present. In this formally experimental collection steeped in Somali narrative tradition, Osman gives voice to the experiences and traumas of displaced people over multiple generations. The characters in these poems encounter exile's strangeness while processing the profoundly isolating experience of knowing that that once you are sent out of Eden, you can't go back.
Fatherhood is a Verb

Fatherhood is a Verb

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In his long-awaited second book of poems, Quintin Prout re-invents, in the spirit of our truest poets, the common language of English speakers to meet his needs in expressing his experience. In fact, he goes as far as to re-assign words their parts of speech, as his experience requires. In his hands, the noun fatherhood becomes a verb. As is the case with so much in this world that is "assigned" (race, sex, and so on), the language on the tip of our tongue has to tell the truth that lies in the heart; thus fatherhood is not a thing but a verb, active and even transformative. Such a "reassignment" affirms our freedom to be ourselves, as poetry at its best always does, within the limits of our common language. As father and daughter interact in poem after poem, this witty, heartfelt, instructive book shows us fatherhood in action, and the lucky reader who happens on it will be grateful for its exemplary, original voice.