Poetry

Jazz Day

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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph By Roxane Orgill, Francis Vallejo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roxane Orgill, Francis Vallejo (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763669546
Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016

Jazz fans, would-be jazz fans, poetry lovers, photographers or just folks who appreciate ingenious picture books – this one is for you. The making of the Harlem 1958 photo is presented in a unique and totally interesting way. One of a kind!!

Carol

 


BAN EN BANLIEUE

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Ban En Banlieue By Bhanu Kapil Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781937658243
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Published: Nightboat Books - January 15th, 2015

This dense and beautiful book touches a wide range of topics including gender, race, violence, and art, taking the first few moments of a riot and meditating and expanding on them until the moment touches so much more. The act of creation, of poetry, of storytelling is the centerpiece of Kapil’s brilliant book, so I highly recommend this for writers and other artists.

JOSH

 


THE PRINCE OF LOS COCUYOS

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The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood By Richard Blanco Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062313775
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Published: Ecco - June 23rd, 2015

The inaugural poet Blanco’s memoir of his childhood in Miami is both a quintessentially American immigrant family story and his own singular story of his awakening to his identity as a young gay man. Warm, tenderhearted, and often hilarious, Blanco captures the unique essence of the Cuban exile community in which he grew up.

DALE

 


The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse

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The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse By Red Pine (Translator), Stonehouse Cover Image
By Red Pine (Translator), Stonehouse
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594557
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 27th, 2014

For enthusiasts of Han Shan (Cold Mountain) and other medieval Chinese poets (in translation), Stonehouse speaks to the same aesthetic and has great power within the simplicity. A great discovery, thanks to Red Pine.

Gary


Bluets and Autobiography of Red

What is the color of loss? Nelson might answer blue, Carson might answer red, but in forming their answers both writers have produced totally unique, totally brilliant works of art. Through personal meditation and the lens of classical Greek literature both authors’ explorations illuminate far more of human experience than just the moments and thoughts subject to their inspection. Two works of genius.


Josh

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Bluets By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (Vintage Contemporaries) By Anne Carson Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375701290
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Published: Vintage - July 27th, 1999

Terrapin

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Terrapin: Poems by Wendell Berry By Wendell Berry Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619024250
Published: Counterpoint - November 11th, 2014

A marriage of 21 poems by this acclaimed, poet, fiction writer and farmer, with dozens of full-color watercolor illustrations that are visual meditations on the poems they illustrate .  Together they draw on their love of the natural world to make a collection that is a consummate example of fine bookmaking.  Appropriate for children of all ages & those who love the book as physical object.


Robert


Seeking the Cave

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Seeking the Cave: A Pilgrimage to Cold Mountain By James P. Lenfestey Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781571313461
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 21st, 2014

Thirty years after first encountering the poems of Han-shan, better known here as Cold Mountain, James Lenfestey makes a pilgrimage of sorts to the reputed hillside cave in China where Han-Shan lived as a hermit centuries ago. With Bill Porter (aka Red Pine) as his guide he visits along the way shrines of other important poets and Buddhist temples all the while documenting his journey in both prose and verse.Dale


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