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A new collection about violence and the rural Midwest from a poet whose first book was hailed as memorable (Stephen Burt, Yale Review) and impressive (Chicago Tribune) Flyover Country is a powerful collection of poems about violence: the violence we do to the land, to animals, to refugees, to the ...
Flyover Country: Poems
A new collection about violence and the rural Midwest from a poet whose first book was hailed as memorable (Stephen Burt, Yale Review) and impressive (Chicago Tribune) Flyover Country is a powerful collection of poems about violence: the violence we do to the land, to animals, to refugees, to the people of distant countries, and to one another. Drawing on memories of his childhood on a dairy farm in Illinois, Austin Smith explores the beauty and cruelty of rural life, challenging the idea that the American Midwest is mere flyover country, a place that deserves passing over. At the same time, the collection suggests that America itself has become a flyover country, carrying out drone strikes and surveillance abroad, locked in a state of perpetual war that Americans seem helpless to stop. In these poems, midwestern barns and farmhouses are linked to other lands and times as if by psychic tunnels. A poem about a barn cat moving her kittens in the night because they have been discovered by a group of boys resonates with a poem about the house in Amsterdam where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis. A poem beginning with a boy on a farmhouse porch idly swatting flies ends with the image of people fleeing before a drone strike. A poem about a barbwire fence suggests, if only metaphorically, the debate over immigration and borders. Though at times a dark book, the collection closes with a poem titled The Light at the End, suggesting the possibility of redemption and forgiveness. Building on Smith's reputation as an accessible and inventive poet with deep insights about rural America, Flyover Country also draws profound connections between the Midwest and the wider world.
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23.88 USD

Flyover Country: Poems

by Austin Smith
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New Statesman's best books of the year, 2018 This new book of poems and essays by Eileen Myles finds our game-changing writer keying lines in the euphoric style that the New York Times has called 'one of the essential voices in American poetry.' Following the critically claimed Afterglow (a dog ...
Evolution
New Statesman's best books of the year, 2018 This new book of poems and essays by Eileen Myles finds our game-changing writer keying lines in the euphoric style that the New York Times has called 'one of the essential voices in American poetry.' Following the critically claimed Afterglow (a dog memoir) and I Must Be Living Twice, their career-spanning selected poems, Evolution is Myles' first all-new poetry collection since 2011's Snowflake/different streets. These new poems upend genre in a vernacular that enacts, like nothing else, the way we speak (inside and out today). From walking around Marfa and New York City with an orange pit bull to Eileen's transcendent acceptance speech as President, Evolution lifts a can of Diet Coke as an End-of-the-World toast to embodiment, irreverence and risk.
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22.17 USD

Evolution

by Eileen Myles
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Was it a crater or a sinkhole? asks a voice in one of the mysterious, wonderstruck poems in Christopher Bolin's Form from Form, whose cadences modulate with the energies of form-making, deformation, and elusive reformation. Natural forms and forms of human manufacture, forms of absence and those of urgent desire ...
Form from Form
Was it a crater or a sinkhole? asks a voice in one of the mysterious, wonderstruck poems in Christopher Bolin's Form from Form, whose cadences modulate with the energies of form-making, deformation, and elusive reformation. Natural forms and forms of human manufacture, forms of absence and those of urgent desire construct and deconstruct each other in Bolin's singular music, which blends unnerving plainness and obliqueness, the childlike and the alien. As their sites drift from workers' camps to city squares, isolated coasts to windswept plains, the poems in Form from Form trace a map of a fragmented ecology, dense with physical detail of altered landscapes and displaced populations. In tones of austere beauty and harsh discordance, these poems provide a field guide to luminescent things, a visionary fretwork of the possibilities and impossibilities of faith in the present moment.
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20.950000 USD

Form from Form

by Christopher Bolin
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Inspiration Led By PoetryStop cutting yourself short: You must wear your crown at all times. If you were waiting on someone to give it to you, Dear Woman is here to inform you that you can give it to yourself. Every woman is a queen, especially you. Put your crown ...
Dear Woman
Inspiration Led By PoetryStop cutting yourself short: You must wear your crown at all times. If you were waiting on someone to give it to you, Dear Woman is here to inform you that you can give it to yourself. Every woman is a queen, especially you. Put your crown on and get ready to rule. Take a journey: No one has just one page in their life story. That's why Dear Woman has everything-quotes, letters, short stories, and poems to educate, motivate, encourage, and provide a little tough love. This open letter is just as multi-faceted and inspirational as you are. Want the best for yourself: Michael E. Read wrote this book because he wants nothing more than for you to be the best woman possible, regardless of circumstance. In Dear Woman, he encourages you to feel the same way. This is more than a self-help book, more than just relationship advice for women-though it does include both of those things. No, this inspirational open letter, full of poetry and wisdom, is life advice just for you. Do it for you: You are an amazing woman. Deep down, you know that. Dear Woman isn't here to tell you that you need to improve. Rather, it's here to tell you that you can be your true self-for yourself. This is the life advice you need, because you deserve to thrive for no other reason than the fact that you are a woman. Dear Woman was written in hopes of shedding a little light and love. Let it add some brightness to your life. After reading this book, you will: Love yourself whole-heartedly Know that you deserve the best Be confident regardless of what life throws at you
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29.390000 USD

Dear Woman

by Michael Reid
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Over the past few decades, the gulf coast of Louisiana has suffered its share of natural disasters. From hurricanes, to floods, to the gradual destruction caused by coastal erosion, the poems in No Brother, This Storm serve as archives of the hope and resilience found throughout the region. For much ...
No Brother, This Storm: Poems
Over the past few decades, the gulf coast of Louisiana has suffered its share of natural disasters. From hurricanes, to floods, to the gradual destruction caused by coastal erosion, the poems in No Brother, This Storm serve as archives of the hope and resilience found throughout the region. For much of his career, Jack Bedell has paid tribute to the people, landscapes, and traditions of his native South Louisiana. His poems give voice to personal and cultural histories that make up the fabric of life in his home state. No Brother, This Storm continues this tradition, containing lyrics and narratives of hope and beauty in the face of storms, floods, and personal loss. Poem by poem, No Brother, This Storm explores loss, reinvention, and rebirth on personal, natural, and regional levels. More than simple inventory, though, these poems try to recognize strength and hope with every line. Bedell's work honors South Louisiana as it gives voice to its people, places, and ways of life. His poems do their best to find the good in the day, even in the aftermaths of storm and loss.
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16.800000 USD

No Brother, This Storm: Poems

by Jack B. Bedell
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Reveling in the paradox of the formal prose poem, Donna Stonecipher's Transaction Histories gathers together six series of poems that explore the disobedient incongruities of aesthetics and emotions. Stonecipher's carefully sculpted forms and exacting language are held in tension with an unruly imagination to provoke a vision of experience densely ...
Transaction Histories
Reveling in the paradox of the formal prose poem, Donna Stonecipher's Transaction Histories gathers together six series of poems that explore the disobedient incongruities of aesthetics and emotions. Stonecipher's carefully sculpted forms and exacting language are held in tension with an unruly imagination to provoke a vision of experience densely layered with bodies impinging upon and altering each other, engaging in transactions that unfold in poetically complex and emotionally startling ways. By turns wry and melancholic, playful and acerbic, erotically charged and politically skeptical, Stonecipher's poems marry a deeply felt lyricism to a fascination with the mechanisms of narrative. The result is akin to Roland Barthes's notion of the novelistic : writing that flirts with the gestures and spaces of the novel without the trappings of plot, character, or action. Narrative fragments dart in and out of sight, spectral figures and motifs recur in fugal patterns, and habits of ruthless observation are brought to bear on the details of both intimate life and social organization. Stonecipher lays claim to a stylistic achievement and vision that are entirely her own, transparent and elusive, casual in address and rigorous in design. Whether training its eye on fetishized polar bears, illegal garbage dumping, or ideological debates around rose chintz wallpaper, Transaction Histories tracks the fitful and tragicomic relationships that exist among objects, landscapes, texts, and people, and lays bare the ways in which our transactions keep our lives going.
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20.950000 USD

Transaction Histories

by Donna Stonecipher
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Alicia Ostriker's artistic and intellectual productions as a poet, critic, and essayist over the past 50 years are protean and have been profoundly influential to generations of readers, writers, and critics. Her poetry, literary criticism, all her writings are both feminist and human in their fierce engagements with the material ...
Everywoman Her Own Theology: On the Poetry of Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Alicia Ostriker's artistic and intellectual productions as a poet, critic, and essayist over the past 50 years are protean and have been profoundly influential to generations of readers, writers, and critics. Her poetry, literary criticism, all her writings are both feminist and human in their fierce engagements with the material and metaphysical world. Ostriker as a poet is concerned with questions of social justice, equality, religion, and how to live in a world marked by both beauty and tragedy.Everywoman Her Own Theology: On the Poetry of Alicia Suskin Ostriker engages Ostriker's poetry from throughout her career, including her first volume Songs, her award-winning collection The Imaginary Lover, and her more recent work, No Heaven, The Volcano Sequence, The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog, and Waiting for the Light. Like her literary criticism and essays, Ostriker's poetry explores themes of feminism, Jewish life, family, and social justice. Everywoman Her Own Theology includes work from poets and literary critics to illuminate Ostriker's poems and her collections of poetry. With insightful new essays by Jenny Factor, Diana Hume George, Jill Hammer, Richard Tayson, Jacqueline Osherow, Tony Hoagland, Eric Selinger, Wesley McNair, Toi Derricotte, Afaa Michael Weaver, Eleanor Wilner and others, Everywoman Her Own Theology opens new pathways for critical engagements of Ostriker's poetic work.
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31.450000 USD

Everywoman Her Own Theology: On the Poetry of Alicia Suskin Ostriker

by Julie R Enszer, Martha Nell Smith
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There has been explosive interest in the life of Pauli Murray, as reflected in a recent profile in The New Yorker, the publication of a definitive biography, and a new Yale University college in her name. Murray has been suddenly cited by leading historians as a woman who contributed far ...
Dark Testament: and Other Poems
There has been explosive interest in the life of Pauli Murray, as reflected in a recent profile in The New Yorker, the publication of a definitive biography, and a new Yale University college in her name. Murray has been suddenly cited by leading historians as a woman who contributed far more to the civil rights movement than anyone knew, being arrested in 1940-fifteen years before Rosa Parks-for refusing to give up her seat on a Virginia bus. Celebrated by twenty-first-century readers as a civil rights activist on the level of King, Parks, and John Lewis, she is also being rediscovered as a gifted writer of memoir, sermons, and poems. Originally published in 1970 and long unavailable, Dark Testament and Other Poems attests to her fierce lyrical powers. At turns song, prayer, and lamentation, Murray's poems speak to the brutal history of slavery and Jim Crow and the dream of racial justice and equality.
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16.750000 USD

Dark Testament: and Other Poems

by Pauli Murray
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Lindsay Bernal's What It Doesn't Have to Do With explores through sculpture, painting, pornography, and performance art changing views on gender and sexuality. The elegiac meditations throughout this collection link the objectification of women in art and life to personal narratives of heartbreak, urban estrangement, and suicide. Haunted by the ...
What It Doesn't Have to Do With: Poems
Lindsay Bernal's What It Doesn't Have to Do With explores through sculpture, painting, pornography, and performance art changing views on gender and sexuality. The elegiac meditations throughout this collection link the objectification of women in art and life to personal narratives of heartbreak, urban estrangement, and suicide. Haunted by the notions of femininity and domesticity, the protagonist struggles to define the self in shifting cultural landscapes. Ezra Pound, Louise Bourgeois, and Morrissey coexist within the unruly, feminist imagination of these poems. Through quick turns and juxtapositions, Lindsay Bernal navigates the paradoxical states of grief and love, alternating between vulnerability and irony, despair and humor. Her wry, contemporary voice confronts serious subjects with unpredictable wit.
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20.950000 USD

What It Doesn't Have to Do With: Poems

by Lindsay Bernal
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CEASE begins with the words, to keep the peace/we need a wall/to fall to our knees before.... Framed by the long poem, wall, Beth Bachmann's new collection of poetry wildly upturns the boundaries between bodies at peace and bodies at war, between the human territory of border walls and the ...
Cease
CEASE begins with the words, to keep the peace/we need a wall/to fall to our knees before.... Framed by the long poem, wall, Beth Bachmann's new collection of poetry wildly upturns the boundaries between bodies at peace and bodies at war, between the human territory of border walls and the effects of war on the environment and landscape, between the movements of soldiers and of refugees, between terror as an interior state and violences performed on the body, and between the words of politicians and the breath of a poem. Taking up Muriel Rukeyser's call for women poets to respond to war, Women and poets see the truth arrive, the poems in CEASE are almost breathless in their speed and presence on the page. CEASE is both a plea and an awakening to peace as a process and a transient state.
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17.850000 USD

Cease

by Beth Bachmann
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Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it's that of the child-murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav ...
Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016
Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it's that of the child-murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav Nijinsky, or the poet's own. And in that embodiment is a transgressive empathy, one that recognises our wild appetites, the monsters, the misfits, the misunderstood among us and inside us. Few writers have so willingly ventured to the dark places of the human psyche and allowed themselves to be stripped bare on the page with such candor and vulnerability. Over the past half century, Bidart has done nothing less than invent a poetics commensurate with the chaos and appetites of our experience. Half-Light encompasses all of Bidart's previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst, in which the poet austerely surveys his life, laying it plain for us before venturing into something new and unknown. Here Bidart finds himself a 'Creature coterminous with thirst,' still longing, still searching in himself, one of the 'queers of the universe.' Visionary and revelatory, intimate and unguarded, Bidart's collected works are a radical confrontation with human nature, a conflict eternally renewed and reframed, restless line by restless line.
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21.000000 USD

Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

by Frank Bidart
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Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, American Radiance, at turns funny, tragic, and haunting, reflects on the author's experience immigrating as a child to the United States from Ukraine in 1991. What does it mean to be an American? Luisa Muradyan doesn't try to provide an answer. ...
American Radiance
Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry, American Radiance, at turns funny, tragic, and haunting, reflects on the author's experience immigrating as a child to the United States from Ukraine in 1991. What does it mean to be an American? Luisa Muradyan doesn't try to provide an answer. Instead, the poems in American Radiance look for a home in history, folklore, misery, laughter, language, and Prince's outstretched hand. Colliding with the grand figures of late '80s and early '90s pop culture, Muradyan's imagination pushes the reader forward, confronting the painful loss of identity that assimilation brings.
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18.850000 USD

American Radiance

by Luisa Muradyan
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Poetry has often been defined by its closure, its condensation of meaning and value into discrete, self-referential textual objects. Affect, Psychoanalysis and American Poetry challenges the dominant metaphor of poetic containers by turning to recent poetic texts that represent the contagious and uncontainable feelings of anxiety, grief, shame, and rage. ...
Affect, Psychoanalysis, and American Poetry: This Feeling of Exaltation
Poetry has often been defined by its closure, its condensation of meaning and value into discrete, self-referential textual objects. Affect, Psychoanalysis and American Poetry challenges the dominant metaphor of poetic containers by turning to recent poetic texts that represent the contagious and uncontainable feelings of anxiety, grief, shame, and rage. From modernists Wallace Stevens to mid-century poets Randall Jarrell, Robert Creeley and Ted Berrigan, and finally to contemporary practitioners Aaron Kunin and Claudia Rankine, John Steen argues that new poetic techniques arise from the poetic productivity of negative affects, and that a new model of poetic value can be found in poems that are-instead of containers-permeable, social spaces of intimacy, attachment, and withdrawal. Drawing from object relations, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and affect theory, Affect, Psychoanalysis, and American Poetry finds poetry's singularity in its unique capacity to represent anew the transmissible, relational, and uncontainable valences of feeling that structure and destabilize social life.
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119.700000 USD

Affect, Psychoanalysis, and American Poetry: This Feeling of Exaltation

by John Steen
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Poetic cycles that speak to journey and meditation are at the heart of Meena Alexander's latest collection, Atmospheric Embroidery. Metaphors of crossing borders, oceans, and war zones-the power within the journey-give depth to lyrical snapshots and narratives of Bombay and Bollywood, and war-torn stories through the eyes of children. These ...
Atmospheric Embroidery: Poems
Poetic cycles that speak to journey and meditation are at the heart of Meena Alexander's latest collection, Atmospheric Embroidery. Metaphors of crossing borders, oceans, and war zones-the power within the journey-give depth to lyrical snapshots and narratives of Bombay and Bollywood, and war-torn stories through the eyes of children. These poems sing the blues of the Indian Ocean, wash up on the ports of Sudan, and scatter the streets of New York City. Where does your story begin? This keepsake collection embroiders a poet's journey, a travel through worlds So landscape becomes us, / Also an interior space bristling with light. Atmospheric Embroidery expresses an art of repose and reflection on ourselves and connections beyond our borders.
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18.850000 USD

Atmospheric Embroidery: Poems

by Meena Alexander
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Mouth Trap
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16.800000 USD

Mouth Trap

by Rebbecca Brown
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A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems
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20.990000 USD

A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems

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Atrophy
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15.750000 USD

Atrophy

by Jackson Burgess
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Open Late: New & Collected Poems (1979-2018).
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28.300000 USD

Open Late: New & Collected Poems (1979-2018).

by Rex Wilder
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The Lachrymose Report
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24.100000 USD

The Lachrymose Report

by Sierra Nelson
Hardback
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Wolf Moon Down
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15.700000 USD

Wolf Moon Down

by Sarah J Woolf-Wade
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Shot in the Head
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13.600000 USD

Shot in the Head

by Lee Varon
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Whispers of an Old Soul
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21.000000 USD

Whispers of an Old Soul

by Roman Garreis
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The Book of the Blue Squid
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9.450000 USD

The Book of the Blue Squid

by Joshua Mertz
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Nature, Sex, and Culture: A Tree of Discombobulated Thoughts
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17.840000 USD

Nature, Sex, and Culture: A Tree of Discombobulated Thoughts

by Tiffany Desiree
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A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears And Laughter
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16.790000 USD

A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears And Laughter

by Nikki Giovanni
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Alms for the Bored
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13.600000 USD

Alms for the Bored

by Sam Pekarske
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A Door on the River: Poems
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17.850000 USD

A Door on the River: Poems

by Jessica Hornik
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Threshold: New and Selected Poems
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17.850000 USD

Threshold: New and Selected Poems

by Cary Waterman
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