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Local Visitations: Poems
Author: Stephen Dunn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244571
Pages: 96
Year: 2004-09-17
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Wise and searching new poems from the winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. In his twelfth collection, his first since winning the Pulitzer Prize, Stephen Dunn turns his keen gaze on Sisyphus, our contemporary Everyman. Free, for the time being, from the power of the gods and the ceaseless weight of the rock, he struggles to navigate twenty-first-century America. In language by turns mordant and tender, often elegiac, Dunn illuminates the quotidian burdens of his all-too-human hero, as well as the abrasions of ambivalence and choice, finally concluding that "here / and there, though mostly here, even fate is reversible / with struggle or luck." In a second sequence of poems, nineteenth-century novelists become "local visitors" to the author's South Jersey towns. "Chekhov in Port Republic," "Jane Austen in Egg Harbor," "Dostoyevsky in Wildwood": these inventions and others give Dunn provocative new latitudes. As in his previous books, "he balances the casual and the vivid as he plumbs the ambiguity and mystery of human relations" (New York Times Book Review).
The Room and the World
Author: Laura McCullough
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652232
Pages: 344
Year: 2015-01-01
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The Room and the World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn is the first book of its kind to explore and unpack the Pulitzer winning poet’s oeuvre. Including 24 essays, a preface by poet and essayist Smith, and an introduction by McCullough, this anthology illuminates Dunn’s development as a writer, his thematic obsessions, his strategies and maneuvers on the page, and locates him in the pantheon of essential American poets. Philosophical, funny, and founded on the juxtaposition of ideas with masterful tonal layering and texture, Dunn’s poems are considered some of the best of his generation. The contributors, including Dunn’s contemporaries and former students, poets and scholars, highlight Dunn’s meditations on freedom and constraint, sexiness and sorrow, sound and sense, and finding mystery in the dailiness of living. Fans will find this a crucial text that reveals the complexities of Dunn’s poetry and much about the man himself.
What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009
Author: Stephen Dunn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244601
Pages: 192
Year: 2010-07-05
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Brilliant new poems and an expansive gathering from six collections by a Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated as “indispensable.” What Goes On displays the evolving style and sensibility of a major award-winning poet, and a traceable growth that has blossomed into a provocative confrontation with questions of consciousness and existence. Stephen Dunn’s poems probe life’s big questions without ever losing sight of the significance of the mundane.
Jesus Christ's Visitation
Author: Ronald Augustus Williams
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ISBN: 0805964959
Pages: 32
Year: 2004-07-01
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Little Savage
Author: Emily Fragos
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802140653
Pages: 67
Year: 2004-01
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A David Craig Austin Poetry Prize-winning writer presents a collection of works in which she deeply empathizes with her characters, who include misfits, artists, the students of a fifteenth-century school, and a composer on the brink of madness. Original.
Unleashed
Author: Amy Hempel, Jim Shepard
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307422593
Pages: 176
Year: 2007-12-18
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Now in paperback, an irresistible gift for dog lovers: poems from the dogs' point of view, written by the well known writers and poets who love them. List of contributors: Edward Albee, Jennifer Allen, Danny Anderson, Lynda Barry, Rick Bass, Charles Baxter, Robert Benson, Roy Blount, Jr., Ron Carlson, Jill Ciment, Bernard Cooper, Stephen Dobyns, Mark Doty, Stephen Dunn, Anderson Ferrell, Amy Gerstler, Matthew Graham, Ron Hansen, Brooks Haxton, Cynthia Heimel, Amy Hempel, Noy Hollan, Andrew Hudgins, John Irving, Denis Johnson, R.S. Jones, Walter Kirn, Sheila Kohler, Maxine Kumin, Natalie Kusz, Anne Lamott, Gordon Lish, Ralph Lombreglia, Merrill Markoe, Pearson Marx, Erin McGraw, Heather McHugh, Arthur Miller, George Minot, Susan Minot, Honor Moore, Mary Morris, Alicia Muñoz, Elise Paschen, Padgett Powell, Wyatt Prunty, Lawrence Raab, Mark Richard, John Rybicki, Jeanne Schinto, Bob Shacochis, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, Lee Smith, Ben Sonnenberg, Kate Clark Spencer, Gerald Stern, Terese Svoboda, William Tester, Abigail Thomas, Lily Tuck, Sidney Wade, Kathryn Walker, William Wegman From the Trade Paperback edition.
Poetry
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Year: 2004
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Public Library Core Collection
Author: John Greenfieldt, Patrice Bartell
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
ISBN: 0824210948
Pages: 1856
Year: 2008
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Visitation
Author: Jenny Erpenbeck
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811219313
Pages: 151
Year: 2010-09-30
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A bestseller in Germany, Visitation has established Jenny Erpenbeck as one of Europe’s most significant contemporary authors. A house on the forested bank of a Brandenburg lake outside Berlin (once belonging to Erpenbeck’s grandparents) is the focus of this compact, beautiful novel. Encompassing over one hundred years of German history, from the nineteenth century to the Weimar Republic, from World War II to the Socialist German Democratic Republic, and finally reunification and its aftermath, Visitation offers the life stories of twelve individuals who seek to make their home in this one magical little house. The novel breaks into the everyday life of the house and shimmers through it, while relating the passions and fates of its inhabitants. Elegant and poetic, Visitation forms a literary mosaic of the last century, tearing open wounds and offering moments of reconciliation, with its drama and its exquisite evocation of a landscape no political upheaval can truly change.
Poetry 180
Author: Billy Collins
Publisher: Random House Trade
ISBN: 0812968875
Pages: 323
Year: 2003
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Billy Collins compiles 180 poems, one for each day of the school year, for high school students to read so that they might learn the value of poetry in their daily lives.
Between Angels
Author: Stephen Dunn
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393306585
Pages: 112
Year: 1990-04-17
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"Between Angels affirms what we are capable of in our best moments—grace, tenderness, love—while acknowledging that the human heart can be merciless. It's a book of great breadth."--Gregory Djanikian, Philadelphia Inquirer
The Georgia Review
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Mid-American Review
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Year: 2003
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The Best American Poetry 2003
Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: 0743203879
Pages: 256
Year: 2003-08-26
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"The Best American Poetry" is not just a poetry collection; it's an eagerly anticipated event. Like its predecessors, "The Best American Poetry 2003" is a definitive "who's who" and "what's happening" in American verse, spotlighting the most talented poets at work today in the United States. "Poetry encourages us to have dialogue through the observed, the felt, and the imaginary," writes editor Yusef Komunyakaa in his thought-provoking introduction. As a black child of the American South and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, Komunyakaa brings his singular vision to this outstanding volume. Included here is a diverse mix of senior masters (Richard Wilbur, the late Kenneth Koch), crowd-pleasing bards (Billy Collins, Rita Dove), rising stars (Catherine Bowman, Tony Hoagland) and the fresh voices of an emerging generation (Natasha Trethewey, Daniel Nester). With comments from the poets elucidating their work and series editor David Lehman's eloquent foreword assessing the state of the art, "The Best American Poetry 2003" is a must-have for readers of contemporary poetry.
Flames in the Fire
Author: Phillip Shabazz
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ISBN: 1600478662
Pages: 122
Year: 2013-05
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"This is a spectacular body of work...I don't use the word spectacular often. It wrenched me inside out and reassembled me whole. Shabazz naps with one eye open where suffering and courage encapsulate lifetimes of experience. Be careful, his poems shamelessly offer grenades in lunch boxes posed as gifts." -Jaki Shelton Green, 2009 Piedmont Laureate, and winner of the North Carolina Award for Literature "One word, AMAZING. A powerful, moving collection from a poet at the height of his powers... From passionate lyrics to meditative narratives, Shabazz's poems are peopled with unforgettable characters, real human beings, friends, family, revolutionaries and lost wild men lurking city streets for something more than a handful of change. This book is not a confessional rather a meditation on a life lived and confirms that to be the Phoenix one must first endure the fire, only then can one rise from the ashes." -Howard L. Craft, poet, playwright "In a world ruled by indifference in which the glimmer of past embers appear barely visible, Shabazz's words remind us that if we train our eyes to listen, it is obvious for all to see that from Ganazumba to Hotada Francis, from the rage of loss to the reinvention of the soul, from the end of a world to the building of that other world of collective love found in the sweetness of mother's cooking, Black Fire lives on " -Alvaro Reyes, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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