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Poetry, Essays & Bibliophilia

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100 Poems to Break Your Heart Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780544931886
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 30th, 2021

100 of the most moving and inspiring poems of the last 200 years from around the world, a collection that will comfort and enthrall anyone trapped by grief or loneliness, selected by the award-winning, best-selling, and beloved author of How to Read a Poem

Implicit in poetry is the idea that we are enriched by heartbreaks, by the recognition and understanding of suff


The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

“Stunning.” —CNN 
“Dynamic.” —NPR
“Deeply rousing and uplifting.” —Vogue


Live Oak, with Moss Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Karen Karbiener (Afterword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419748158
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - March 23rd, 2021

New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Medal–winning Brian Selznick illustrates Walt Whitman like never before—now in paperback

As he was turning 40, Walt Whitman wrote 12 poems in a small handmade book he entitled Live Oak, with Moss. The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction and affection for other men.


American Wake Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781574232479
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Published: Black Sparrow Press - March 23rd, 2021

"The poems, plainspoken distillations of origins and loss, explore histories, teasing at what we know without knowing, and know without remembering we know. A book of quiet, watchful radiance."--The Boston Globe

"Must-read poetry."--The Millions


How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope Cover Image
By James Crews, Ross Gay (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635863864
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - March 23rd, 2021

What the world needs now – featuring poems from inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Ross Gay, Tracy K.


Letters of Note: Mothers Cover Image
By Shaun Usher (Compiled by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143134725
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Published: Penguin Books - April 6th, 2021

A fascinating new volume of messages about motherhood, from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections. In Letters of Note: Mothers, Shaun Usher gathers together exceptional missives by and about mothers, celebrating the joy and grief, humour and frustration, wisdom and sacrifice the role brings to both parent and child.


North by Shakespeare: A Rogue Scholar's Quest for the Truth Behind the Bard's Work Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316493246
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Published: Hachette Books - March 30th, 2021

The true story of a self-taught Shakespeare sleuth’s quest to prove his eye-opening theory about the source of the world’s most famous plays, taking readers inside the vibrant era of Elizabethan England as well as the contemporary scene of Shakespeare scholars and obsessives.

Acclaimed author of The Map Thief, Michael Blanding presents the twinning narratives o


The Golden Age of the American Essay: 1945-1970 Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780525567332
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Published: Anchor - April 6th, 2021

A one-of-a-kind anthology of American essays on a wide range of subjects by a dazzling array of mid-century writers at the top of their form.


If Men, Then: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374539313
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 16th, 2021

A darkly humorous collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Wideawake Field and Amity and Prosperity


Why I Am Not Going to Buy a Computer: Essays (Counterpoints) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9781640094574
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - February 9th, 2021

A brief meditation on the role of technology in his own life and how it has changed the landscape of the United States from America's greatest philosopher on sustainable life and living (Chicago Tribune).


African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (LOA #333): A Library of America Anthology Cover Image
By Kevin Young (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781598536669
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Published: Library of America - October 20th, 2020

A literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of Black poetry ever published, gathering 250 poets from the colonial period to the present


Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-reader Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781250785725
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Published: Picador - February 2nd, 2021

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2020.

One of our most beloved writers reassess the electrifying works of literature that have shaped her life

I sometimes think I was born reading . . . I can’t remember the time when I didn’t have a book in my hands, my head lost to the world around me.


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

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the 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.