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Poetry, Essays & Bibliophilia

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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller! 

Chosen as one of Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club! 

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.


Dearly: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

A new book of poetry from internationally acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood


$19.00
SKU: 9781936482115

Poems by Carol A. Armstrong

In the enormously imaginative poems of Everything Waits To Be Noticed, Carol Armstrong draws upon the full range of a life deeply and richly lived. She relates the experience of aging with youthful zest, looks the imperfections of life squarely in the face, embracing them, her "irrepressible merriment obliterating darkness." The child in her is given free rein, and also the sage. Her work is sometimes saucy, and always smart in all senses of the word. Above all, it expresses love.

2011


When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

Selected as one of Oprah Winfrey's "Books That Help Me Through"

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology.


How to Love a Country: Poems Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780807043073
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Published: Beacon Press - March 24th, 2020

A timely and moving collection from the renowned inaugural poet on issues facing our country and people—immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more.


Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection Cover Image
By James Crews (Editor), Ted Kooser (Preface by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781732743458
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Published: Green Writers Press - April 9th, 2019

This anthology features poems by Mark Doty, Ross Gay, Donald Hall, Marie Howe, Naomi Shihab Nye and many others. These poets, from all walks of life, and from all over America, prove to us the possibility of creating in our lives what Dr. Martin Luther King called the "beloved community," a place where we see each other as the neighbors we already are.


Intimations: Six Essays Cover Image
$10.95
ISBN: 9780593297612
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Published: Penguin Books - July 28th, 2020

“Smith does more than illuminate what we're going through right now. She offers a model of how to think ourselves through a fraught historical moment without getting hysterical or sanctimonious, without losing our compassion or our appreciation for what's good in other people. She teaches us how to be better at being human.” —John Powers, Fresh Air


And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again: Writers from Around the World on the Covid-19 Pandemic Cover Image
By Ilan Stavans (Editor)
$22.00
ISBN: 9781632063021
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Published: Restless Books - August 25th, 2020

As our world is transformed by the coronavirus pandemic, writers offer a powerful antidote to the fearful confines of isolation: a window onto lives and corners of the world beyond our own. In Mauritius, a journalist contends with denialism and mourns the last days of summer, lost to the lockdown. In Paris, a writer struggles to protect his young son from fear.


Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525510567
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - July 14th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—Esquire
 


The Saddest Words: William Faulkner's Civil War Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631491702
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Published: Liveright - August 25th, 2020

A New York Times Notable Book of 2020

How do we read William Faulkner in the twenty-first century? asks Michael Gorra, in this reconsideration of Faulkner's life and legacy.


A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856029
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling, Booker Prize–winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.


The Poets & Writers Complete Guide to Being a Writer: Everything You Need to Know About Craft, Inspiration, Agents, Editors, Publishing, and the Business of Building a Sustainable Writing Career Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982123079
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - April 7th, 2020

The definitive source of information, insight, and advice for creative writers, from the nation’s largest and most trusted organization for writers, Poets & Writers.

For half a century, writers at every stage of their careers have turned to the literary nonprofit organization Poets & Writers and its award-winning magazine for resources to foster their professional development,


I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419737114
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 14th, 2020

A look at the culture and fanaticism of book lovers, from beloved New York Times illustrator Grant Snider
 
It’s no secret, but we are judged by our bookshelves. We learn to read at an early age, and as we grow older we shed our beloved books for new ones. But some of us surround ourselves with books.


Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525574972
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 2020

Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout.

“A book tailormade for bibliophiles.”—Oprah Winfrey (One of 6 Books Oprah Loves to Give as Gifts During the Holidays)