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2015 Poet's Market: The Most Trusted Guide for Publishing Poetry

Robert Lee Brewer - Writer'S Digest
Pages: 505
Format: Book

The most trusted guide to getting poetry published!

Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than the 2015 Poet's Market, which includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book/chapbook...

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The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing

Kevin Young - Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 311
Format: Book

Poetry serves a unique role in our lives, distilling human experience and emotion down to truths as potent as they are brief. There are two times most people turn to it: for love and loss. The Art of Losing will be the first anthology of its kind, delivering poetry with a purpose....

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Best of the Best American Poetry: 25th Anniversary Edition

Robert Pinsky - Scribner Poetry
Pages: 322
Format: Hardcover

Robert Pinsky, distinguished poet and man of letters, selects the top 100 poems from twenty-five years of The Best American Poetry

THIS SPECIAL EDITION CELEBRATES twenty-five years of the Best American Poetry series, which has become an institution. The Best American...
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Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (Phoenix Poets)

David Ferry - The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 113
Format: Paperback

Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Poetry. To read David Ferry s "Bewilderment" is to be reminded that poetry of the highest order can be made by the subtlest of means. The passionate nature and originality of Ferry s prosodic daring works astonishing transformations that...
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Black Crow Dress

Roxane Beth Johnson - Alice James Books
Pages: 58
Format: Paperback

"These poems move forward like a novel in verse with a real understanding of the differences between the past and history. Or, as Johnson herself says in the opening poem, 'Each one is hungry for a voice & music to re-bloom.' This is a poet the best readers will be reading for the rest...

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Collected Poems

Joseph Ceravolo - Wesleyan University Press
Pages: 560
Format: Book



Like an underground river, the astonishing poems of Joseph Ceravolo have nurtured American poetry for fifty years, a presence deeply felt but largely invisible. Collected Poems offers the first full portrait of Ceravolo's aesthetic trajectory, bringing to light the highly original...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Slam Poetry

Marc Kelly Smith - Alpha Books
Pages: 370
Format: Paperback

Get in on the action...CD included!

According to the PBS television series The United States of Poetry, a "strand of new poetry began at Chicago's Green Mill Tavern in 1986 when Marc Smith found a home for the Poetry Slam." Since then, performance poetry has spread throughout...
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Just Saying

Rae Armantrout - Wesleyan University Press
Pages: 101
Format: Book

In Just Saying, improbable and even untenable speakers are briefly constituted - only to disappear. The result is part carnival, part nightmare. A television pundit's rhetoric segues into an unusual succulent with writhing maroon tongues. When the world suddenly becomes legible, is that...
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Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting: Poems

Kevin Powers - Little
Pages: 96
Format: Book

The award-winning author of The Yellow Birdsreturns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection. National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting captures...
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Letters to Borges

Stephen Kuusisto - Copper Canyon Press
Pages: 98
Format: Print book

"[Kuusisto] is a powerful writer with a musical ear for language and a gift for emotional candor." - The New York Times

"A talented writer judged against any standard." - USA Today

Best-selling memoirist Stephen Kuusisto uses the themes of travel,...

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The Little Black Book of Writers' Wisdom

Steven D Price - Skyhorse
Pages: 212
Format: Book

Author and journalist Gene Fowler put it best: "Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead." Anyone who has ever wanted or been required to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a Tweet...
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The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry

Alan Kaufman - Thunder's Mouth Press
Pages: 685
Format: Book

From the Beat poetry of the '50s to the spoken word of today, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry brings readers the words, visions, and extravagant lives of bohemians, beatniks, hippies, punks, and slackers. Like Donald Allen's epochal New American Poetry, The Outlaw Bible...
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The Poets' Corner: The One-and-Only Poetry Book for the Whole Family

John Lithgow - Grand Central Pub.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great...
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Poet's Guide: How to Publish and Perform Your Work

Michael J Bugeja - Story Line Press
Pages: 152
Format: Book

A practical handbook clearly explaining how poets can successfully publish and market their work. Published poets and Bugeja, former poetry columnist for Writer's Digest magazine and author of the acclaimed Art and Craft of Poetry, offer practical advice on workshops, readings, contests,...
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Senegal Taxi

Juan Felipe Herrera - University of Arizona Press
Pages: 112
Format: Paperback

"I wish I could find the words to tell you the story of our village after you were killed." So begins Senegal Taxi, the new work by one of contemporary poetry's most vibrant voices, Juan Felipe Herrera. Known for his activism and writings that bring attention to oppression...
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Stag's Leap: Poems

Sharon Olds - Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 89
Format: Book

In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending, Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility...

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Singing School: Learning to Write

Robert Pinsky - Norton & Company
Pages: 221
Format: Hardcover

A bold new approach to writing (and reading) poetry based on great poetry of the past.

Quick, joyful, and playfully astringent, with surprising comparisons and examples, this collection takes an unconventional approach to the art of poetry. Instead of rules, theories, or recipes,...
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The Spoken Word Revolution With Audio CD

Mark Eleveld - Sourcebooks
Pages: 256
Format: Book

We're about to take you off the road you expected to be on when you heard the word "poetry." Sandburg, Kerouac, Whitman, and Millay were all radicals in their early days. They outraged the status quo. The poets you'll experience in this book and audio CD travel on that same track....
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The Spoken Word Revolution Redux

Mark Eleveld - Sourcebooks MediaFusion
Pages: 295
Format: Book

From its earliest days to today, poetry has always been a spoken art. On the page and out loud, poetry is the home for the brilliant, the rebellious, the artists and performers who are changing the world. Today's spoken word revolution is the literary equivalent to grabbing a culture by the collar...
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Riding Westward: Poems

Carl Phillips - Farrar
Pages: 53
Format: Book

The singer turning thisand that way, as if watching the song itself
--the words to the song--leave him, as he
lets each go, the wind carrying most of it,
some of the words, falling, settling into
instead that larger darkness, where the smaller

darknesses that our lives...
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