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The Rattle Bag

The Rattle Bag

An Anthology of Poetry

  • Author: Ted Hughes,Seamus Heaney
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0571225837
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 496
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Gathers a wide selection of poems by British and American authors, including Frost, Ginsberg, Graves, Eliot, Hardy, Sharkespeare, Tennyson, Wordsworth, and Auden.

The School Bag

The School Bag

  • Author: Seamus Heaney,Ted Hughes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780571177509
  • Category: Children's poetry, English
  • Page: 590
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The School Bag is designed to present the history of the poetry of the English language in a fresh and accessible way and includes not only poems from the established canon but also examples of Old English, Middle English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh poetry.

World Poetry

World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

  • Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393041309
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 1338
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An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century

99 Poems in Translation

99 Poems in Translation

  • Author: Harold Pinter,Anthony Astbury,Geoffrey Godbert
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • ISBN: 9780802134899
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 149
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Straddling a wide range of styles, cultures, and time periods, gathers the works of such poets as Anna Akhmatora, Charles Baudelaire, Ovid, and Yuan Chen

The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish

The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish

  • Author: Joshua Weiner
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022601715X
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 64
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At the heart of Joshua Weiner’s new book is an extended poem with a bold political dimension and great intellectual ambition. It fuses the poet’s point of view with Walt Whitman’s to narrate a decentered time-traveling collage about Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac that runs through Washington, DC. For Weiner, Rock Creek is the location of myriad kinds of movement, streaming, and joining: personal enterprise and financial capital; national politics, murder, sex, and homelessness; the Civil War and collective history; music, spiritual awakening, personal memory, and pastoral vision. The questions that arise from the opening foundational poem inform the others in the collection, which range widely from the dramatic arrival of an uncanny charismatic totem that titles the volume to intimate reflections on family, illness, and dream visions. The virtues of Weiner’s earlier books—discursive intelligence, formal control, an eccentric and intriguing ear, and a wide-ranging curiosity matched to variety of feeling—are all present here. But in The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish, Weiner has discovered a new poetic idiom, one that is stripped down, rhythmically jagged, and comprehensively philosophical about human limits.

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

  • Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1501121863
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 352
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"Following...their anthology, Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women. What poem has moved you to tears? The poems chosen range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W.H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature."--

How to Read (and Write About) Poetry

How to Read (and Write About) Poetry

  • Author: Susan Holbrook
  • Publisher: Broadview Press
  • ISBN: 1551119919
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 208
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How to Read (and Write About) Poetry invites students and others curious about poetry to join the critical conversation about a genre many find a little mystifying, even intimidating. In an accessible, engaging manner, this book introduces the productive questions, reading strategies, literary terms, and secondary research tips that will empower readers to participate in literary analysis. Holbrook explicates a number of meaty poems, initiating readers into critical discourse while highlighting key poetic terms. These useful terms are fully defined in a glossary at the back of the book. The explications are followed by selections of related works, so the book thus offers what amounts to a brief anthology, ideal for a poetry unit or introductory class on poetry and poetics. Readers can bring some of the new skills they’ve acquired to these selections, which range across periods and styles. A chapter on meter illuminates the rhythmic dimension of poetry and guides readers through methods of scansion. Holbrook also offers guidance on essay writing, preparing students for literary discussion within and beyond the classroom. The conciseness of the book makes it portable and affordable, while its various instructive components make it a resource that will continue to serve its readers as their explorations of poetry continue.

Making Your Own Days

Making Your Own Days

The Pleasures of Reading and Writing Poetry

  • Author: Kenneth Koch
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684824388
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 320
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Selections from the work of sixty-five poets, from Homer and Ovid to Frank O'Hara and John Ashberry, accompany a discussion of poetry, including meter, line division, rhyme, and poetic forms

The Book of Men: Poems

The Book of Men: Poems

  • Author: Dorianne Laux
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393080919
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 96
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"Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."—Philip Levine The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "continually engaging and, at her best, luminous" (San Diego Union-Tribune). from "To Kiss Frank," make out with him a bit, this is what my friend would like to do oh these too many dead summers later, and as much as I want to stroll with her into the poet's hazy fancy all I can see is O'Hara's long gone lips fallen free of the bone, slumbering beneath the grainy soil.

The Penguin book of contemporary British poetry

The Penguin book of contemporary British poetry

  • Author: Blake Morrison,Andrew Motion
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 208
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Benito Cereno, Bartleby: the Scrivener, And, the Encantadas

Benito Cereno, Bartleby: the Scrivener, And, the Encantadas

  • Author: Herman Melville
  • Publisher: Digireads.Com
  • ISBN: 9781420925494
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 112
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Benito Cereno, is a harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship and is regarded by many as Melville's finest short story. First written as magazine pieces and later published in The Piazza Tales, Bartleby (also called Bartleby, the Scrivener) is a haunting moral allegory set in the business world of 19th century New York. The Encantadas, or The Enchanted Isles, is a sea story.

Answering Back

Answering Back

Living poets reply to the poetry of the past

  • Author: Carol Ann Duffy
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0330470574
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 148
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Carol Ann Duffy has invited fifty of her peers to choose and respond to a poem from the past. With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they have inspired – Paul Muldoon, Vickie Feaver and U. A. Fanthorpe, for example, engage with classic works by Philip Larkin, Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti – the result is a collection of voices that speak to one another across the centuries. Teasing, subverting, arguing, echoing and – ultimately – illuminating, Answering Back is a vibrant, fascinating and timeless anthology, compiled by one of the nation’s favourite poets. ‘Intriguing . . . Entertaining and stimulating’ Good Book Guide ‘A starry game of call and answer across poetic generations’ FT Magazine

I Wore My Blackest Hair

I Wore My Blackest Hair

  • Author: Carlina Duan
  • Publisher: Little a
  • ISBN: 9781503941977
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: N.A
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Celebrating Chinese American girlhood in all its confusion, love, and loss. In I Wore My Blackest Hair, Fulbright grant and Edna Meudt Memorial Award recipient Carlina Duan delivers an electric debut collection of poetry. With defiance and wild joy, Duan's poems wrestle with and celebrate ancestry and history, racial consciousness, and the growing pains of girlhood. They explore difficult truths with grace and power. I Wore My Blackest Hair is an honest portrait of a woman in-between--identities, places, languages, and desires--and her quest to belong. The speaker is specific in her self-definition, discovering and reinventing what it means to be a bold woman, what it means to be Chinese American, and what it means to grow into adulthood. Duan moves seamlessly from the personal to the imaginative to the universal, heralding a brilliant new voice in contemporary poetry.

Other Men's Flowers

Other Men's Flowers

An Anthology of Poetry

  • Author: Archibald Percival Wavell Earl of Wavell
  • Publisher: Trafalgar Square
  • ISBN: 9780712653428
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 448
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First published in 1944, during the darkest days of the war, Lord Wavell's great anthology of English poetry - enhanced by his own introduction and annotations - encouraged and delighted many thousands of readers. It has remained in print every since, proving beyond doubt that, whatever the fashion of the day, poetry can fulfil its ancient function, finding its way to the hearts of the many, not only to the minds of the few.

The Penguin Book of English Verse

The Penguin Book of English Verse

  • Author: P J Keegan
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141941871
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 1184
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This ambitious and revelatory collection turns the traditional chronology of anthologies on its head, listing poems according to their first individual appearance in the language rather than by poet.

Give the Ball to the Poet

Give the Ball to the Poet

A New Anthology of Caribbean Poetry

  • Author: Georgie Horrell,Morag Styles,Aisha Spencer
  • Publisher: Third Millenium Pub
  • ISBN: 9781909931008
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 128
  • View: 2882
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"GIVE THE BALL TO THE POET is an exciting new anthology of Caribbean poetry aimed primarily at 11- to 16-year-olds but with great appeal for all ages. In its pages you will find many well-known and loved Caribbean poets, while also discovering lively new voices. With an emphasis on the music of Caribbean poetry as it is spoken, this collection ranges from the light-hearted and lyrical to the serious and thought- provoking. Jane Ray's ravishing illustrations complement the poetry and bring the Caribbean to life. A deep sense of place is never far away, with many poems evoking the beauty of the islands while not forgetting their harsh histories. Published in time for the Commonwealth Games (Glasgow, 2014), the anthology features some outstanding poetry on sporting themes; one of several works specially commissioned for the book is a tribute to Usain Bolt by Mervyn Morris. Give the Ball to the Poet distils the essence of a vibrant range of traditions in a celebration of human struggle, endeavour and achievement."--front cover flap.

Famous Americans

Famous Americans

  • Author: Loren Goodman
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300132034
  • Category: History
  • Page: 96
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This year’s winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Loren Goodman’s Famous Americans. Hilarious, eclectic, and bizarre, this collection takes the reader on a rollercoaster of a ride through the absurdities of American pop culture. Employing a variety of forms (from epistolary to script to interview and beyond), this work proves to be as much about exploring frameworks as it is about examining the lives of famous and not-so-famous Americans. Goodman questions our concept of what it means to be an icon: he disrupts our assumptions, creating an alternate universe in which nothing remains sacred.

The 7th Man

The 7th Man

  • Author: Melanie Rae Thon
  • Publisher: New Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9781934832523
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 84
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In stark, fevered, poetic lines, Valen Arnoux confesses his intimate participation in 131 executions. As a prison guard and member of the strap down team, he is compelled to rehearse, to perfect his timing and skills, to synchronize his movements with the precise choreography of the team. Each member takes his turn playing the role of the condemned, "because no body is the same, and every man responds differently." These theatrical performances catalyze an uncanny sense of identification-any man might be himself, his closest friend, his brother...

Staying alive

Staying alive

real poems for unreal times

  • Author: Neil Astley
  • Publisher: Miramax
  • ISBN: 9781401359263
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 496
  • View: 9212
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An anthology of five hundred contemporary poems explores themes of passion, spirituality, death, and friendship, in a collection that includes contributions by such writers as Mary Oliver, W. H. Auden, and Maya Angelou. Original. 25,000 first printing.