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"Poetry is probably my deepest love, even if I do gadabout more with the likes of fiction and philosophy. No matter what I read, I tend to be most interested in how a writer is using language -- what they do with words and the spaces between them. There is, I find, often more poetry shacked up in the paragraphs of prose than at its home in verse. I love a good story as much anyone, but more importantly still are the worlds created in the telling of that story. One result of this is that I tend to err on the side of reading slowest the books I value the most."

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Olio By Tyehimba Jess Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940696201
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Published: Wave Books - April 5th, 2016

Olio is unlike anything else I've ever read. How often does a person get to say that? Tyehimba Jess' second book is a mash-up of sonnet, song, and story, and neither the fiction nor fact of American history looks the same again. A celebration of the works, lives, and defiance of African American artists and musicians who suffered (then and today) minstrelizing stereotypes. Olio is an education and encyclopedia.


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The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All By C. D. Wright Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556594854
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - January 5th, 2016

Not quite poems. Not quite essays. C.D. Wright's final collection before her untimely death earlier this year is a fitting farewell for -- and arguably even introduction to -- a poet who defied formal identification. In the course of saluting the likes of Robert Creeley, Jean Valentine, and William Carlos Williams, and meanderingly reflecting on her time spent in Mexico and with those who have lost lifetimes in prison, Wright gives us a master-class in modern American poetry. Fans of Mary Ruefle's underground classic, Madness, Rack, and Honey, should take special note.


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The Peregrine By J. A. Baker, Robert Macfarlane (Introduction by) Cover Image
By J. A. Baker, Robert Macfarlane (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781590171332
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Published: NYRB Classics - December 31st, 2004

Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World By Marcia Bjornerud Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691202631
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Published: Princeton University Press - February 11th, 2020

Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry By Camille T. Dungy (Editor), Elizabeth Alexander (Contribution by), Alvin Aubert (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Camille T. Dungy (Editor), Elizabeth Alexander (Contribution by), Alvin Aubert (Contribution by)
$35.04
ISBN: 9780820334318
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Published: University of Georgia Press - December 1st, 2009

Grabeland By Eteam, Hajoe Moderegger, Franziska Lamprecht Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781643620138
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Published: Nightboat Books - February 11th, 2020

Short Life in a Strange World: Birth to Death in 42 Panels By Toby Ferris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062931757
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Published: Harper - February 25th, 2020

What You Have Heard Is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance By Carolyn Forché Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525560395
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Published: Penguin Books - February 11th, 2020

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Bertolt By Jacques Goldstyn, Claudia Zoe Bedrick (Translator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781592702299
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Published: Enchanted Lion Books - March 14th, 2017

Braiding Sweetgrass By Robin Wall Kimmerer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571313560
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2015

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A Separation: A Novel By Katie Kitamura Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399576119
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 6th, 2018

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now By Jaron Lanier Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250239082
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Published: Picador - August 27th, 2019

Sharks, Death, Surfers: An Illustrated Companion By Melissa Mccarthy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9783956794247
Published: Sternberg Press - June 18th, 2019

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet By Raj Patel, Jason W. Moore Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780520299931
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Published: University of California Press - July 30th, 2018

Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times By Alexis Shotwell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780816698646
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - December 6th, 2016