• How to Be Drawn

    How to Be Drawn

    Hayes, Terrance

    A finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award A dazzling new collection of poetry by Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award-winning author of Lighthead In How to Be Drawn , his daring fifth collection, Terrance Hayes explores how we see and are seen. While many of these poems bear the clearest imprint yet of Hayes's background as a visual artist, they do not strive to describe art so much as inhabit it. Thus, one poem contemplates the principle of blind contour drawing while others are inspired by maps, graphs, and assorted artists. The formal and emotional versatilities that distinguish Hayes's award-winning poetry are unified by existential focus. Simultaneously complex and transparent, urgent and composed, How to Be Drawn is a mesmerizing achievement. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2015

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  • Lit: A Memoir

    Lit: A Memoir

    Karr, Mary

    The author reveals how, shortly after giving birth to a child she adored, she drank herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide before a spiritual awakening led her to sobriety.

    Format: Book - 2015

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  • How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems

    How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems

    Harjo, Joy

    This collection gathers poems from throughout Joy Harjo's twenty-eight-year career, beginning in 1973 in the age marked by the takeover at Wounded Knee and the rejuvenation of indigenous cultures in the world through poetry and music. How We Became Human explores its title question in poems of sustaining grace. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2004

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  • The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

    The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

    Lorde, Audre

    The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde celebrates the undeniable voice of a woman who wrote, in the words of Adrienne Rich, "poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity ... a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics, beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America ... These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."

    Format: Book - 2000

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  • My Feelings: Poems

    My Feelings: Poems

    Flynn, Nick

    A daring and intimate new book by the poet and memoirist Nick Flynn, "a champion of contemporary American poetry" ( Newpages ) . . . the take from his bank jobs, all of it will come to me, if I can just get him to draw me a map, if I can find the tree, if I can find the shovel. And the house, the mansion he grew up in, soon a lawyer will pass a key across a walnut desk, but even this lawyer will not be able to tell me where this mansion is. --from "Kafka" In My Feelings , Nick Flynn makes no claims on anyone else's. These poems inhabit a continually shifting sense of selfhood, in the attempt to contain quicksilver realms of emotional energy--from grief and panic to gratitude and understanding. (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 2015

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  • Salt

    Salt

    Waheed, Nayyirah

    This collection of poetry explores the realities of multiple identities, language, diasporic life and pain, the self, community, healing, celebration, and love.

    Format: Book - 2013

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  • Felicity

    Felicity

    Oliver, Mary

    "Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems,"--Amazon.com.

    Format: Book - 2016

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  • The Black Unicorn: Poems

    The Black Unicorn: Poems

    Lorde, Audre

    Rich continues: "Refusing to be circumscribed by any simple identity, Audre Lorde writes as a Black woman, a mother, a daughter, a Lesbian, a feminist, a visionary; poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity. Her rhythms and accents have the timelessness of a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics, beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America, beyond the North American earth, to Abomey and the Dahomeyan Amazons. These are poems nourished in an oral tradition, which also blaze and pulse on the page, beneath the reader's eye." (syndetics)

    Format: Book - 1995

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  • Half Sun, Half Sleep: New Poems

    Half Sun, Half Sleep: New Poems

    Swenson, May

    Format: Book - 1967

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  • The Song of Hiawatha

    The Song of Hiawatha

    Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

    A narrative poem of the life and deeds of the legendary Hiawatha, son of the West Wind.

    Format: Book - 1968

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