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Transfer

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Transfer (American Poets Continuum #128) By Naomi Shihab Nye Cover Image
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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


Recalculating

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Recalculating By Charles Bernstein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780226925288
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 Country of Marriage

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A Country of Marriage: Poems By Wendell Berry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619021082
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Published: Counterpoint - March 26th, 2013

With daffodils on the cover this is the perfect little book of poetry for April and National Poetry Month.  These poems are from the early 1970s but time hasn't made them any less insightful or beautiful. Enjoy.

Anne



The Cineaste

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The Cineaste: Poems By A. Van Jordan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393239157
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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The Iliad By Homer, Robert Fagles (Translated by), Bernard Knox (Introduction by), Bernard Knox (Notes by) Cover Image
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


The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson By Emily Dickinson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316184137
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Published: Back Bay Books - January 30th, 1976

Let's call it poetry for the bitter single girl. Because sometimes you're not in the mood for more declarations of love -- you'd rather ask someone, "Are you--Nobody--Too?" Sure, Emily writes about beauty and nature and religion and bumblebees too. But when your inner spinster is ready to curl up with a good poem, Emily Dickinson's got your back.

Sarah



Talking into the Ear of a Donkey

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Talking Into the Ear of a Donkey: Poems By Robert Bly Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393343649
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 5th, 2012

Robert Bly’s most recent book Talking Into the Ear of a Donkey contains poems that range from insight fully humorous to wildly precious observations of what being human entails.  He is this year’s recipient of the Poetry Society of America’s most prestigious award the “Frost Medal” for “ distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.”


The Emily Dickinson Reader

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The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English-To-English Translation of Emily Dickinson's Complete Poems By Paul Legault Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781936365982
Published: McSweeney's - August 14th, 2012

More than just a clever joke, The Emily Dickinson Reader is an insightful look at Emily Dickinson’s work and a wise work of poetry its own right. Through his “translations,” Legault reveals a darker and funnier Dickinson than we might have assumed, while creating a strange synthesis work shining with its own kind of brilliance. This is how he translates poem 432 ““I cannot write people back to life. As hard as I might try. And I do. Furiously. Like a wizard. Or a grammarian.”

Josh


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