World Poetry Day Reading List from Sandman Books

World Poetry Day (celebrated on March 21st) was declared by UNESCO in 1999, "with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard." Since it falls on a Sunday this year, we are celebrating the day before. Visit your friendly neighborhood bookshop on March 20th for awesome specials on poetry books; or, shop here on the site from the comfort of your home!

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Complete Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486426747
Published: Dover Publications - February 21st, 2003

Best known for his tragic plays and his refined and polished blank verse, Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) was born in the same year as fellow writer William Shakespeare. Marlowe's career was cut short by a tavern brawl, in which he died under circumstances as mysterious and violent as any of his dramas.


Sonnets from the Portuguese and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - February 5th, 1992

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), English poet and wife of the poet Robert Browning, is perhaps best known for her remarkable series of 44 love poems Sonnets from the Portuguese. Published in 1850, they were written by Mrs. Browning to her husband during the early years of their relationship.


Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - July 1st, 1990

The heart asks pleasure first,
And then, excuse from pain;
And then, those little anodynes
That deaden suffering;
And then, to go to sleep;
And then, if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor,
The liberty to die.


A Shropshire Lad (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - July 1st, 1990

Few volumes of poetry in the English language have enjoyed as much success with both literary connoisseurs and the general reader as A. E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad, first published in 1896. Scholars and critics have seen in these timeless poems an elegance of taste and perfection of form and feeling comparable to the greatest of the classic.


Best Poems of the Brontë Sisters (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
By Brontë, Candace Ward (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780486295299
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Published: Dover Publications - January 15th, 2016

In this collection of their poetry, published under gender-concealing pseudonyms, we get an intimate glimpse of their fears, hopes, faith, and desires. -- Haunted Library
This collection is not only for fans of the Bront Sisters and classic rhyming poetry but also for readers that crave heartbreaking gothic angst. -- Eastside Middle School


Gitanjali (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486414171
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Published: Dover Publications - November 30th, 2011

A Bengali poet and mystic, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) had long been loved and admired in India, but it was not until the publication of his own English translation of more than a hundred of his Bengali poems in 1913 that he achieved international fame -- and a Nobel Prize.


Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - February 5th, 1992

As both painter and poet, William Blake (1757-1827) was a powerful and visionary artist whose two early collections of poetry, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, contain memorable lyric verses embodying the emerging spirit of Romanticism. The two works were published together in 1794 with the subtitle, Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul.


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ISBN: 9780486287454
Published: Dover Publications - November 18th, 2015

American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972) was among the most influential literary figures of the twentieth century. As a poet, he founded the Imagist movement (c. 1909-17), which advocated the use of precise, concrete images in a free-verse setting. As an editor, he fostered the careers of William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, and Robert Frost.


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ISBN: 9780486292946
Published: Dover Publications - May 20th, 2015

One of the most original and widely imitated poets of the twentieth century, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) wrote verse firmly rooted in concrete experience and the particulars of everyday life.


Evangeline and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - April 12th, 1995

It has been said that a copy of Longfellow's narrative poem Evangeline could be found in every literate household in America in the nineteenth century. Certainly its poignant romance touched many hearts and stirred deepening interest in the Maine-born Harvard educator who, in his lifetime, would become America's most famous poet.


Favorite Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486272733
Published: Dover Publications - September 21st, 1992

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882) was the most popular American poet of his time, and one of the most famous American poets of all time. It has been said that certain of his poems -- the long narratives Evangeline and The Song of Hiawatha most notably -- were once read in every literate home in America.


Great Short Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
By Paul Negri (Editor)
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ISBN: 9780486411057
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Published: Dover Publications - February 18th, 2000

This outstanding anthology of short verse offers poetry lovers an impressive sampling of more than 150 masterpieces spanning over 400 years of English and American literary history. Although short in length (the longest are 24 lines, most 16 lines or less), these poems are long on beauty, power, imagination, and originality.


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ISBN: 9780486264714
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Published: Dover Publications - July 28th, 1990

Treasury of 44 poems evokes stirring images of British character and attitudes at the height of the Empire. "Gunga Din," "Danny Deever," "If," "The White Man's Burden," "The Female of the Species," many others, filled with character study, dramatic incident and rousing language New Notes to the Text. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines.


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ISBN: 9780486277882
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Published: Dover Publications - December 23rd, 1993

Considered by many critics the foremost English "metaphysical" poet, John Donne (1572-1631) earned renown for both sacred and secular verse, his love poems in the latter genre ranking among his most original and popular works.


Lyric Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - May 1st, 1991

One of the greatest English poets, John Keats (1795-1821) created an astonishing body of work before his early death from tuberculosis at the age of 26.


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By Dante
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Published: Dover Publications - August 20th, 2001

In this celebration of a poet's passionate love for the woman he worshiped from afar, Dante weaves together rapturous sonnets and canzoni with prose commentaries and an autobiographical narrative. La Vita Nuova records the poet's adoration of Beatrice, the celestial figure who would ultimately guide him through his masterpiece, The Divine Comedy.


Poems and Songs (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486268637
Published: Dover Publications - June 1st, 1991

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) called himself an Aeolian harp strung to every wind of heaven. His first volume of poems, entitled Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, was published in 1786.


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ISBN: 9780486287539
Published: Dover Publications - December 16th, 2015

Widely known as the author of such classic novels as The Return of the Native and Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) was also a great poet. His lyricism, subtlety, depth, and variety have earned him a significant place in the ranks of modern English poets.


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Published: Dover Publications - June 30th, 1999

In his 1918 autobiographical essay, A Negro Poet Writes, Claude McKay (1889-1948), reveals much about the wellspring of his poetry.


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ISBN: 9780486406473
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Published: Dover Publications - June 20th, 2016

Best known as the author of Lady Chatterley's Lover and Women In Love, D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930) also wrote some of the twentieth century's finest poetry. Lawrence is noted for his use of words in a richly textured manner that produces vivid images and expresses deep emotion.


Early Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - December 18th, 2008

One of the most successful poets in America and a fascinating literary figure of the early twentieth century, Edna St. Vincent Millay found her voice in a national poetry contest at the age of twenty. Her poems received critical praise and became the first step toward receiving the Pulitzer Award years later.


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Published: Dover Publications - January 15th, 2016

Best known as the author of the epic poem Paradise Lost, John Milton (1608-74) was also an accomplished writer of shorter verse forms.


Essay on Man and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - June 16th, 1994

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.


My Last Duchess and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486277837
Published: Dover Publications - December 23rd, 1993

The Victorian poet Robert Browning (1812 -1889) is perhaps most admired today for his inspired development of the dramatic monologue. In this compelling poetic form, he sought to reveal his subjects' true natures in their own, often self-justifying, accounts of their lives and affairs.


Troilus and Cressida (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - January 19th, 2006

Frequently referred to as the first great English novel, this story of two lovers brims with romance, warfare, and betrayal. Set during the siege of Troy, the epic poem tells of Troilus, a Trojan prince who has fallen hopelessly in love with Cressida, the daughter of a Trojan priest who has defected to the Greeks.


The Song of Hiawatha (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - March 24th, 2006

At the door on summer evenings
Sat the little Hiawatha;
Heard the whispering of the pine-trees,
Sounds of music, words of wonder . . .


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By Hafiz
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Published: Dover Publications - November 4th, 2003

Hafiz has no peer. -- Goethe


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ISBN: 9780486298979
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Published: Dover Publications - July 10th, 1997

Mentor and guide to the Lost Generation of expatriate American writers, including Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) is perhaps better known for her Parisian salon than her literary works. Yet her innovative approach to writing and her originality of thought make the impact of her books on contemporary literature enormous.


The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: A Facsimile in Full Color (Dover Fine Art) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486281223
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Published: Dover Publications - September 1st, 1994

Once regarded as a brilliant eccentric whose works skirted the outer fringes of English art and literature, William Blake (1757-1827) is today recognized as a major poet, a profound thinker, and one of the most original and exciting English artists.


Somewhere Waiting: Song of Myself (Obvious State Classics Collection) Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Evan Robertson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781633300071
Published: Obvious State - September 17th, 2019

Walt Whitman's visionary manifesto, visually reimagined

Carefully culled to about one third of its original length, this version provides the perfect introduction to Whitman's most expansive and audacious poem.


We Two Alone: A November Night (Obvious State Classics Collection) Cover Image
By Sara Teasdale, Evan Robertson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781633300057
Published: Obvious State - September 17th, 2019

Sara Teasdale’s dreamy, amorous walk, visually reimagined.

This fully illustrated book brings Teasdale's exquisite words to life, following the unbroken "line of lights" that lead the narrator through an evening where everything is made magical by her romantic mood.


Let Us Go Then: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (Obvious State Classics Collection) Cover Image
By T. S. Eliot, Evan Robertson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781633300026
Published: Obvious State - November 5th, 2019

T. S.


To Live Deliberately: Where I Lived, and What I Lived For (Obvious State Classics Collection) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781633300088
Published: Obvious State - September 17th, 2019

Henry David Thoreau dropped the gauntlet with Walden in 1854, and it is more relevant than ever.

To Live Deliberately is our visual reimagining of Thoreau's most well-known essay, Where I Lived and What I Lived For. Accompanied by 30 illustrations, the essay challenges the trappings of modern living and embraces an ascetic rejection of the ma


Nevermore: The Raven (Obvious State Classics Collection) Cover Image
By Edgar Allan Poe, Evan Robertson (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781633300040
Published: Obvious State - September 17th, 2019

Edgar Allan Poe’s masterful macabre poem, visually reimagined

This fully illustrated book brings Poe’s exquisite words to life, exploring the subconscious presence of Lenore and the dual nature of the Raven as both a physical and metaphysical creature.


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Published: Red Hen Press - April 20th, 2016

Let the Voices is a book about the uneasiness of living with those whose lives have been cut short by the violence of poverty. Set in a trailer park on the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana, the speaker in these poems gives voice to childhood companions often hungry, both literally and figuratively, for a kind of salvation.


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Published: Red Hen Press - April 6th, 2016

As with Constantine’s previous titles, Dementia, My Darling can be enjoyed at random or in order. However, when taken in sequence, the poems construct a thesis on life as we remember it from moment to moment. What is your first memory of love? How soon will you forget answering that question?


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Published: Red Hen Press - April 8th, 2016

In 2010, Tess Taylor was awarded the Amy Clampitt Fellowship. Her prize: A rent-free year in a cottage in the Berkshires, where she could finish a first book. But Taylor—outside the city for the first time in nearly a decade, and trying to conceive her first child—found herself alone.


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Published: Red Hen Press - May 10th, 2016

What does Diablo do after he becomes a telephone phone in the desert? Why is the smallest of the tarantulas frozen to the boulders after midnight, while the other spiders play baseball with the old man Jose? Who loved Scarletta better than angels?


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Published: Red Hen Press - April 22nd, 2016

Every day we are forced to integrate the world’s news into our personal lives; we all have to decide what parts of the flood of news resonate with us and what we need to turn away from, out of necessity or sensitivity.


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Published: Red Hen Press - April 14th, 2016

Guided by the character of the Woman Warrior—witty, swift, and ruthless in her wonder—readers of Brynn Saito’s second collection of poetry traverse the terrain of personal and historical memory: narrative poems about family, farming towns, girlhood, and bravery are interspersed with lyric poetry written from the voice of a stone found in a Japanese American internment camp dur


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Published: Red Hen Press - April 29th, 2016

Primary Source presents Jason Schneiderman’s most exuberant volume of poetry, as he plays with the literary canon and explores his own personal archive.


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Published: iUniverse - July 1st, 2001

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Published: Swallow Press - March 26th, 2018

With this edition of Requiem and Poem without a Hero, Swallow Press presents two of Anna Akhmatova’s best-known works, ones that represent the poet at full maturity, and that most trenchantly process the trauma she and others experienced living under Stalin’s regime.

Akhmatova began the three-decade process of writing Requiem in 1935 after the arrests of her son, Lev Gu


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Published: Ecco - March 21st, 2017

Pulitzer Prize finalist

A poetic history of the twentieth century from one of our most beloved, popular, and highly lauded poets—a stirring, strikingly original, intensely imagined recreation of the most potent voices and searing moments that have shaped our collective experience.


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ISBN: 9780786869442
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Published: Hachette Books - April 1st, 2002

The award-winning bestselling poetry of 11-year-old Mattie Stepanek has touched the lives of hundreds and thousands of people. From Heartsongs, to Vietnam War Memorial, to Prayer for a Journey, Mattie has written movingly and courageously about life and death, love and loss, faith and hope, innocence and joy.


You Kiss by th' Book: New Poems from Shakespeare's Line (Gary Soto Poems, Poems for Shakespeare Fans) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452148298
Published: Chronicle Books - March 22nd, 2016

In his engaging new collection, National Book Award finalist Gary Soto creates poems that each begin with a line from Shakespeare and then continue in Soto's fresh and accessible verse.


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ISBN: 9780786869466
Published: Hachette Books - January 7th, 2003

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.


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ISBN: 9780062853677
Published: Ecco - October 2nd, 2018

“Serious art does not need to be weighty or explicitly topical. It can be, as it is here, apparently as light as a feather: The Lumberjack’s Dove is, in its manner, a folktale; it is also a meditation on attachment, on loss, on transformation.


Translation: Poems (Wick Poetry First Book #21) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781606352625
Published: Kent State University Press - August 28th, 2015

Winner of the 2014 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
Jane Hirshfield, Judge


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Published: Red Hen Press - April 21st, 2016

a slice from the cake made of air processes the physical and mental trauma of abortion coupled with the desires for sexual and emotional love against a backdrop of contemporary culture—with all the sexualization that comes with race, gender, and landscape.


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Published: Ecco - October 11th, 2016

A collection of language-driven, imaginative poetry from the winner of the 2015 National Poetry Series Open Competition.


A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter Cover Image
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 2nd, 2018

The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. She’s been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a courageous activist who has spoken out on the sensitive issues that touch our national consciousness, including race and gender, social justice, protest, violence in the home and in the streets, and why black lives matter.


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ISBN: 9781597097253
Published: Red Hen Press - April 5th, 2016

Nicelle Davis’s The Walled Wife unearths from the long-standing text “The Ballad of the Walled-up Wife,” a host of issues that continue to plague women in the contemporary world: the woman’s body as sacrifice; the woman’s body as tender or currency; the woman’s body as disposable; the woman’s body as property; the woman’s body as aesthetic obj


The Wing Reader: An Illustrated Poem Cover Image
By Brooke Smith, Brian Rea (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452158761
Published: Chronicle Books - March 6th, 2018

In this enchanting book, Brian Rea (the beloved artist of the New York Times column "Modern Love") illustrates Brooke Smith's poignant poem about the healing power of creativity. A woman in the midst of grief discovers a wonderful secret: she can see words on the wings of butterflies. And these words inspire her to compose rejuvenating stories of love.


Forty-five: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061136023
Published: Harper Perennial - October 16th, 2018

The daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes looks back on forty-five years of loves, losses, pain, hope, and joy in this revealing and poignant poetry collection

“Hughes writes about tragedy with [Sylvia] Plath-like wit.”—Entertainment Weekly


I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062389091
Published: Ecco - September 13th, 2016

A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.


Make Blackout Poetry: Activist Edition: Create a Citizen’s Manifesto with Political Documents Cover Image
By Abrams Noterie, Jerrod Schwarz (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781419733918
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Published: Abrams Noterie - February 5th, 2019

Blackout poetry is created by removing or “blacking out” existing text to create a new piece of art. Make Blackout Poetry: Activist Edition gives you a curated collection of political texts to deconstruct and repurpose to make seventy-five pieces of your own blackout poetry.


Poems: About Family and Favorites: Exploring Who and What We Love Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781945547294
Published: Familius - September 5th, 2017

Fom New York Times #1 bestselling author Richard Eyre comes a beautuful, heartfelt book of poetry and inspiration. Richard’s first book was published more than forty-five years ago, and he has since published more than fifty titles. While writing prose has basically become his profession, writing poetry has always been his love.


Fair Sun Cover Image
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - March 23rd, 2017

Three interrelated sections of poetry which explore the primary importance of connection, between humans and with the natural world. In the first section, the poems are wide-ranging, exploring the acquisition of language, the ways in which the experience and distance embedded in language darken and threaten the qualities of a childhood spent close to the natural world.


Flight Cover Image
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 4th, 2016

Thoughtful and intelligent, the poems in Flight are still fully embodied, rooted entirely in the senses, and extending Coles’s ongoing examination of the big questions: What is the relation of art and science? What are our different ways of knowing, and how do we participate in and understand them? What are the potentials and limitations of perception and intuition?


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Published: Red Hen Press - March 29th, 2016

Acclaimed for combining the accessible and profound, Kim Dower’s poetry has been described by The Los Angeles Times as “Sensual and evocative . . .


Blake's
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ISBN: 9780486245485
Published: Dover Publications - February 1st, 1984

35 plates in full color. Facsimile edition based on rare, priceless originals engraved and hand-colored by Blake himself.


Lessons from Summer Camp Cover Image
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 18th, 2016

In Lessons from Summer Camp, Jim Tilley takes a fifty-year retrospective look at a ten-year period during his childhood and adolescence to discover what summer camp was really about.


Still the Animals Enter Cover Image
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 11th, 2016

Exuberant dogs, deer splintering a fence, bears that slip in through the door of dreams:  in Hilberry's poems, the animals surely enter, and it is this book’s dream-found responsibility to see further, or rather, see better, to leave the door open to strange visits and visitations, in daylight, in the looked-over corners of our daily lives. 
 
In these


Psychosis in the Produce Department Cover Image
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 7th, 2016

Psychosis in the Produce Department: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2015 gathers the best work from Laurel Ann Bogen’s previous ten books as well as new and unpublished poetry.


Killing Poetry: Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780813580012
Published: Rutgers University Press - July 17th, 2017

Winner of the 2019 Lilla A. Heston Award
Co-winner of the 2018 Ethnography Division’s Best Book from the NCA


In recent decades, poetry slams and the spoken word artists who compete in them have sparked a resurgent fascination with the world of poetry.


The Los Angeles Review Vol. 19 Cover Image
By Kate Gale (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781597094207
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 1st, 2016

When senses voiced in writing merge, separate, and flow back together again, ink and paper suddenly transform. The blan, working alongside poverty in Haiti, the killing of things living yet unjustly categorized as trivial, the change in lives through photographs, and their stillness in passing.


A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062843685
Published: Ecco - September 18th, 2018

A piercing debut collection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence from a sensational new talent


XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062427359
Published: Ecco - March 22nd, 2016

Pulitzer Prize finalist

A poetic history of the twentieth century from one of our most beloved, popular, and highly lauded poets—a stirring, strikingly original, intensely imagined recreation of the most potent voices and searing moments that have shaped our collective experience.


Fast: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062663481
Published: Ecco - May 2nd, 2017

The first new collection of poetry in five years from Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham


I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975 - 2014 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062389084
Published: Ecco - September 29th, 2015

A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.


Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

A New York Times Bestseller, chosen as Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club


Neruda: The Poet's Calling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062694201
Published: Ecco - March 27th, 2018

A Finalist for the PEN/Bograd Weld Prize for Biography  

The most definitive biography to date of the poet Pablo Neruda, a moving portrait of one of the most intriguing and influential figures in Latin American history


A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061905858
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Published: HarperCollins - September 22nd, 2009

From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings—a favorite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old. This special edition contains 12 never-before-published poems.


Falling Up Cover Image
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Published: HarperCollins - January 24th, 2006

From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, comes a wondrous book of poems and drawings.


Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings Cover Image
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014


Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z Cover Image
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - February 4th, 2020

How can we make the world a better place?


Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me Cover Image
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - April 2nd, 2019

A new collection of poetry for kids from Coretta Scott King Book Award winner Eloise Greenfield

Thinker isn't just an average puppy--he's a poet. So is his owner, Jace. Together, they turn the world around them into verse.


Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship Cover Image
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - January 1st, 2018

Two poets, one white and one black, explore race and childhood in this must-have collection tailored to provoke thought and conversation.

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.


Goodnight Songs Treasury: A Collection of Bedtime Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454934776
Published: Union Square Kids - October 1st, 2019

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Goodnight Moon comes a collection of bedtime poems, gorgeously illustrated by 24 award-winning artists.


Lion of the Sky: Haiku for All Seasons Cover Image
By Laura Purdie Salas, Mercè López (Illustrator)
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - April 2nd, 2019

you gasp as I roar,
my mane exploding, sizzling--
lion of the sky

Haiku meet riddles in this wonderful collection from Laura Purdie Salas. The poems celebrate the seasons and describe everything from an earthworm to a baseball to an apple to snow angels, alongside full-color illustrations.


On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson (Emily Dickinson for Kids, Biography of Female Poet for Kids) Cover Image
By Jennifer Berne, Becca Stadtlander (Illustrator)
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 18th, 2020

An inspiring and kid-accessible biography of one of the world's most famous poets.


Heartland Cover Image
By Diane Siebert, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - October 6th, 2015

A read-aloud picture book for young children that celebrates the heartland of our great country.

Every country has a heart and America's is in those places where golden wheat waves in the breeze, where great rivers flow, and cornfields stretch across the plains in glorious patchwork quilts of greens and yellows and browns.


Heartland Cover Image
By Diane Siebert, Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781567925364
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Published: David R. Godine Publisher - October 6th, 2015

A read-aloud picture book for young children that celebrates the heartland of our great country.

Every country has a heart and America's is in those places where golden wheat waves in the breeze, where great rivers flow, and cornfields stretch across the plains in glorious patchwork quilts of greens and yellows and browns.


Kooky Crumbs: Poems in Praise of Dizzy Days Cover Image
By J. Patrick Lewis, Mary Uhles (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781610673716
Published: Kane Miller Books - September 1st, 2016

From National Hat Day (January 15th) to National Vinegar Day (November 1st), former Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis rejoices in this calendar of dizzy days, celebrating them all in poetic style.


Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition) Cover Image
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - January 9th, 2018

Maya Angelou’s unforgettable poem is matched with the daring art of Jean-Michel Basquiat in this powerful ode to courage
 
Shadows on the wall
Noises down the hall
Life doesn't frighten me at all
 
Maya Angelou's brave, defiant poem celebrates the courage within each of us, young and old.


Ode to an Onion: Pablo Neruda & His Muse Cover Image
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Published: Cameron Kids - October 9th, 2018

A poetic, beautifully illustrated picture book inspired by Ode to the Onion by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904–1973).  Pablo has a lunch date with his friend Matilde, who shows the moody poet her garden. Where Pablo sees conflict and sadness, Matilde sees love and hope.


Phrases of the Moon: Lunar Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568463117
Published: Creative Editions - August 21st, 2018

In this ode to the moon, musical text weaves stories people have told for centuries with impressions we all might have had about this enigmatic but constant celestial orb. Enhanced by luminous illustrations, this magnificent picture book collection of original poems, retold myths, and facts about the moon glows with magic and mystery.


World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419728457
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” —Leonardo da Vinci
 
Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, eighteen poets have written new poems inspired by some of the most popular works in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum.


Seeing Into Tomorrow Cover Image
By Richard Wright, Nina Crews, Nina Crews (Illustrator)
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Published: Millbrook Press (Tm) - February 1st, 2018

A remarkable celebration of Richard Wright, poetry, and contemporary black boys at play.


Afternoon on a Hill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568463346
Published: Creative Editions - March 12th, 2019

In this whimsically illustrated board book, a poem expresses the joys of being out in the natural world as "the gladdest thing under the sun."


Jabberwocky and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - June 14th, 2001

Mathematician, author, photographer, and artist, Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 1832-1898) is best known as the creator of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, but he was also a prolific poet.


Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - October 12th, 1993

Byron's free-spirited lifestyle combined with his rare poetic gift to make him one of the foremost figures of the Romantic Era. This collection of his poems, richly varied in mood and content, captures the essence of his great achievement. Among the thirty-one poems included are convivial song-like poems, love poems, travel poems, humorous and satiric poems.


A Boy's Will and North of Boston (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780486268668
Published: Dover Publications - June 1st, 1991

Although Robert Frost (1874-1963) wrote poetry throughout his youth and early adult years, his first collection of poems was not published until he was nearly 40 years old. And, ironically, it was not in America that this quintessentially American poet was first published, but in England. In 1912, he settled his family in Buckinghamshire, determining to devote his full life to poetry.