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Par P. K Page. 1985
Par Joanna Lilley. 2014
Yukon-based, UK-born Joanna Lilley’s first book of poems is a wry and eloquent testament to the intricacies of our various…relationships. From the shattered pieces of our environmental puzzles to the labyrinth of family dynamics, Lilley makes these dilemmas come alive. Chillingly sparse, attractively odd and refreshingly frank, these poems embrace the complexities of human life with an unsettling mix of the sardonic and the compassionate. c2014.
Par Jack Prelutsky. 2002
A collection of rhyming poems set in such places as Tuscaloosa, Tucumcari, and the Grand Canyon. These funny verses are…about people and animals, often doing unusual things, like "Seven snails and seven snakes/ swam around the five Great Lakes." For grades K-3. 2002.
Par Johanna Skibsrud. 2016
In this collection of poems, the author asks: is our world really what it appears to be? How do we…shape it through language? And if language can create our world, can it also transform or destroy it? She brings us to the edges of dreams and waking. With lines that are searching, but spacious, she deftly turns over ideas of perception and reality, inviting us to join her as she releases the abstract figure from its painting, or brings the poet in from the wilderness. 2016.
Par John Henry Newman. 2009
Par Coleman Barks, Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi. 1995
Contemporary translation of spiritual poetry by the Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). These poems were created during Rumi's work with…a dervish learning community that was "exploring the mystery of union with the divine." Includes sex. 1995. Uniform title: Selections.
Par Lynn Crosbie. 2017
A sustained, confessional new collection of poems that tells the story of Crosbie's father’s battle with frontotemporal dementia and blindness,…following a stroke. The poems chronologically recount the poet’s conversations and time with her father, and capture his still-astonishing means of communicating. The book’s title is his sardonic remark. Crosbie considers dementia to be a symbolic language and as such, similar to poetry. The author’s attempts to understand her father’s distress, pain, fear, and brave love are assisted by her understanding of the “negative capability” required of readers of poetry. 2017.
Par Ashis Gupta. 2007
Crafted as a long poem, a libretto for stage presentations, this book is less about Clarence Thomas than it is…about the devastating reign of the Bush administration. The central idea of the book is: ‘War is an Evil product of Evil/Hypocritical Minds’. The ‘Chorus of the Homeless’ occupies a central role in the poem, performing a function much like the Chorus in Greek Tragedies, providing a reasonably objective commentary. In a sense, the central story is a tragedy too – George Bush is a tragic figure. And, towards the end, he is conceived as a tragic hero, a Samson-like figure who pulls down the temple over his head to crush the Philistines. 2007.
Par Margaret Atwood. 2007
A collection of fifty poems, ranging in subject from the personal to the political. They investigate the mysterious writing of…poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. 2007.
Par Fouad Ajami. 1998
Examines the concepts of secular nationalism and modernity as conceived by Arab intellectuals of Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo. Provides…insights into the Middle East from Arabic sources: fiction, poetry, memoirs, and political commentaries. c1998.
Par Jan Andrews. 1981
Par F. R Scott. 1981
Scott was a historian and lawyer, but foremost a poet. This collection, which was organized by Scott himself, shows both…a reflective man and a public figure committed to human progress. Winner of the 1981 Governor General's Award for Poetry. 1981. Uniform title: Poems
Par Michael Ondaatje. 2009
William Bonney, a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve, and by the time he was…twenty-one he had slain nineteen more. Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels and his own imagination, Ondaatje imagines Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880s New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. A synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth. Winner of the 1970 Governor General's Award for Poetry. 2009.
Par John Keats. 1994
Collected works of the quintessential Romantic poet, who died of tuberculosis in 1821 at age twenty-six. Includes poems such as…"Ode on a Grecian Urn," "La Belle Dame sans Merci," and "The Eve of St. Agnes," along with the allegorical romance "Endymion" and the five-act poetic tragedy "Otho the Great." c1994. Uniform title: Poems
Par A. A Milne. 1998
Originally written to entertain the author's son, Christopher Robin, some of the verses are about the boy's stuffed animals. This…volume contains both the first collection, "When we were very young," published in 1924, and the second, "Now we are six," published in 1927. Grades K-3. 1998.
Par Elizabeth Bishop. 1983
The life's work of the American poet. Includes "A cold spring," "Questions of travel," "Geography III," the Pulitzer Prize-winning "North…and South," uncollected poems, translations, four poems published after her death, and some poems never published. c1983. Uniform title: Poems
Par Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes. 1981
Par Susan Goyette. 2015
In 2006, a four-year-old Massachusetts girl died from prolonged exposure to a cocktail of drugs that a psychiatrist had prescribed…to treat ADHD and bipolar disorder; her parents were convicted of her murder. Goyette strives to confront the senselessness of this story, answering logic’s failure to encompass the complexity of mental illness, poverty and child neglect with a mythopoetic, sideways use of image and language. Goyette portrays the court proceedings’ usual suspects in unusual ways, evokes the ghost of the girl, personifies poverty as a belligerent bully and offers an unexpected emblem of love and hope in a bear. 2015.
Par Mark Callanan, James Langer. 2013
Gathering the strongest poetry published by Newfoundlanders since the death of E.J. Pratt in 1964, this groundbreaking anthology features selections…from twelve of the province’s most impressive poets, including Al Pittman, Tom Dawe, Mary Dalton, John Steffler, Patrick Warner, and Ken Babstock. With over forty years of poetry on display, this collection celebrates the rousing and the rebirth of contemporary Newfoundland verse. 2013.
Par Yusef Komunyakaa. 2011