Poetry

The Static Herd

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ISBN: 9781940853031
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Published: Calamari Press - May 1st, 2014

This debut book of poetry and art is a beautiful miasma; an atmosphere, an idea, and a lexicon that envelopes you. Dark without being morbid, its words and images creep into your consciousness and settle into a pensive, persistent, and brilliant whisper. A fantastic debut from a wonderfully talented poet and artist.

Josh


Stealing Sugar from the Castle

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ISBN: 9780393240078
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 16th, 2013

Stealing Sugar From The Castle is a comprehensive selection of Robert Bly’s vast body of work from 1950 to the present.  His poetry preserves the “wilderness that is both within and without” to reintegrate “poetry with life – daily life, the life of the body, spiritual and political life”.  He has been of a driving force in American poetry for over sixty years.

Robert


Transfer

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ISBN: 9781934414521
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Published: BOA Editions - August 23rd, 2011

Naomi Shihab Nye, the recipient of 2013 Robert Creeley Award, was born to an American mother and a Palestinian father.  In her newest collection, Transfer, she draws on her Palestinian-American heritage and her extensive travel experiences to create a poetry collection that attests to our shared humanity.  Transfer was a finalist for the 2012 Arab-American Book Award.

Robert


Balloon Pop Outlaw Black

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ISBN: 9780985118228
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Published: Octopus Books - October 15th, 2012

Perplexing and brilliant. Beautiful and philosophical. This collection bends pop culture and poetry around quantum physics until something totally unique is created. A thrilling book that will push your brain in strange and exciting ways.

Josh


Recalculating

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ISBN: 9780226925288
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Published: University of Chicago Press - March 13th, 2013

Charles Bernstein is on a mission to tear down and build back up everything we know, believe and love about poetry. His first collection in seven years uses translations, homages, and manifestoes to write a new poetry future. Witty and daring. Playful and brilliant. Recalculating will be in the discussion for all the major poetry awards this year.

Josh


The Cineaste

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ISBN: 9780393239157
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 1st, 2013

Jordan's book lives in that ephemeral residual dreaminess left over from a just-seen movie, with unlikely mind-scenes, extrapolation and fantasy inspired by specific films and, in a wondrous central section, a poetic exploration of pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. Movies and poetics: a perfect symmetry.

Gary


The Iliad

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By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780140445923
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Published: Penguin Classics - July 1st, 1991

The Odyssey is full of tales and adventures; the Iliad is one vast combat narrative centering on the psychopathic super-warrior Achilles and warfare jacked up by direct intervention of the gods. Fagles' translation vividly captures the gore, insanity and stark beauty of that most intense of human experiences.  2700 years old and still one of the greats.

Gary


Gone Fishing

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ISBN: 9780547820118
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2013

As in the style of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, this book of verse is both fun and funny. With every chapter told in a different poetic form, accompanied by Matthew Cordell’s charming illustrations, this is a wonderful introduction to poetry.

Robin



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