Subject: Poetry / General

Subject: Poetry / General

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Spilled and Gone

|9780822965725|Poems| Jessica Greenbaum’s third book of Poetry I Was Waiting for You Outside the Post OfficeI was waiting for you outside the post officeA gray morning, nothing special about itExcept everything, since we were travelingPeople walked to work pressing their collarsCloser to their throats, a delivery truckAlmost backed into a parked motorcycleBut by the time I recorded it here and looked upBoth gone. One of this city’s oversizedPigeons, stocky in a brown turtleneck andGray bottom, hustled like a man-in-motionAmong the chimney pots, and no matter theStillness of the pale yellow buildings (a hueMythically, or stubbornly, without analogue)No matter the rows…

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Flying At Night

|9780822942580|Poems 1965-1985|Named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2004-2006, Ted Kooser is one of America’s masters of the short metaphorical poem. Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation.In Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, Kooser has selected poems from two of his earlier works, Sure Signs (1980) and One World at a Time (1985). Taken together or read one at a time, these poems clearly show why William Cole, writing in the Saturday Review, called Ted Kooser “a wonderful poet,” and why Peter Stitt, writing in the Georgia Review, proclaimed him “a skilled…

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Flying At Night

|9780822958772|Poems 1965-1985| Named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2004-2006, Ted Kooser is one of America's masters of the short metaphorical poem. Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation. In Flying at Night: Poems 1965-1985, Kooser has selected poems from two of his earlier works, Sure Signs and One World at a Time (1985). Taken together or read one at a time, these poems clearly show why William Cole, writing in the Saturday Review, called Ted Kooser “a wonderful poet,” and why Peter Stitt, writing in the Georgia Review, proclaimed him “a…

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90 Miles

|9780822958802|Selected And New Poems| Ninety miles separate Cuba and Key West, Florida. Crossing that distance, thousands of Cubans have lost their lives. For Cuban American poet Virgil Suárez, that expanse of ocean represents the state of exile, which he has imaginatively bridged in over two decades of compelling poetry. “Whatever isn't voiced in time drowns,” Suárez writes in “River Fable,” and the urgency to articulate the complex yearnings of the displaced marks all the poems collected here. 90 Miles contains the best work from Suárez's six previous collections: You Come Singing, Garabato, In the Republic of Longing, Palm Crows, Banyan,…

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No Heaven

|9780822958758| Alicia Suskin Ostriker's voice has long been acknowledged as a major force in American poetry. In No Heaven, her eleventh collection, she takes a hint from John Lennon's “Imagine” to wrestle with the world as it is: “no hell below us, / above us only sky.” It is a world of cities, including New York, London, Jerusalem, and Berlin, where the poet can celebrate pickup basketball, peace marches, and the energy of graffiti. It is also a world of families, generations coming and going, of love, love affairs, and friendship. Then it is a world full of art and…

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