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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry

Mariner Books, 1998

"A collection of 300 poems from writers around the world, selected and edited by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz   Czesław Miłosz's A Book of Luminous Things —his personal selection of poems from the past and present—is a testament to the stunning varieties of human experience, offered up so that we may see the myriad ways that experience can be shared in words and images. Miłosz provides a preface to each of these poems, divided ...
  
  











  



  
101 Great American Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dover Publications, 1998

Rich treasury of verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, selected for popularity and literary quality, includes Poe's "The Raven," Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," as well as poems by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, and many other notables. Includes 13 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Casey at the Bat," "Fog," "The New Colossus," "Chicago," "I, Too, Sing America," "O ...
  
  











  



  
The Giant Book of Poetry
William Roetzheim

Level 4 Press, Inc., 2014

Winner or finalist in the Best Books National Book Award Poetry Anthology of the Year; Benjamin Franklin Audio Book of the Year; Foreword Magazine Audio Book of the Year; and the Bill Fisher Award for Best New Fiction. Over 750 pages of poetry spanning from 4,000 BC up to the present day and including a broad cross-section of global poetry. Footnotes for each poem specify each poem's form, define unusual or archaic words, and include notes about ...
  
  











  



  
Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dover Publications, 1998

Collection of more than 80 poems by 50 American and British masters celebrates travel, adventure and the many real and metaphorical journeys each of us take in the course of our lives. Works by Whitman, Byron, Millay, Sandburg, Service, Bliss Carman, Robert Louis Stevenson, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Shelley, Tennyson, Yeats, many others. Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The New ...
  
  











  



  
A Poetry Handbook
Mary Oliver

Mariner Books, 1994

With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. “Stunning” (Los Angeles Times). Index.
  
  











  



  
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou

Sterling Children's Books, 2013

An acclaimed anthology receives a new design and cover! Award-winning writer, historian, and civil rights activist Dr. Maya Angelou is a true American icon. Twenty-five of her finest poems capture a range of emotions and experiences, from the playful “Harlem Hopscotch” to the prideful “Me and My Work” to the soul-stirring “Still I Rise.” Award-winning artist Jerome Lagarrigue masterfully illustrates each verse, and renowned academic ...
  
  











  



  
Great Short Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dover Publications, 2000

This outstanding 150-poem anthology spans over 400 years of English and American literary history. Memorable compositions include Donne's "Death Be Not Proud," Blake's "The Tyger," Wordsworth's "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," Byron's "She Walks in Beauty," Shelley's "Ozymandias," as well as works by Tennyson, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats, Frost, and many others. Includes 3 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "The Road Not ...
  
  











  



  
A Thousand Mornings: Poems
Mary Oliver

Penguin Books, 2013

The New York Times -bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver In A Thousand Mornings , Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and ...
  
  











  



  
100 Best-Loved Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

Dover Publications, 1995

Popular, well-known poetry: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love," "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" "Death, be not proud," "The Raven," "The Road Not Taken," plus works by Blake, Wordsworth, Byron, Coleridge, Shelley, Emerson, Browning, Keats, Kipling, Sandburg, Pound, Auden, Thomas, and many others. Includes 13 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Fog," "Chicago," ...
  
  











  



  
Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)
Walt Whitman

Dover Publications, 2007

In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass , a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human ...
  
  











  



  
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings
Shel Silverstein

HarperCollins, 2014

If you are a dreamer, come in, If you are a dreamer, A wisher, a liar, A hope-er, a pray-er, A magic bean buyer . . . Come in . . . for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. You'll meet a boy who turns into a TV set, and a girl who eats a whale. The Unicorn and the Bloath live there, and so does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout who will not take the garbage out. It is a place where you wash your shadow and plant ...
  
  











  



  
The Oxford Book of American Poetry
David Lehman

Oxford University Press, 2006

Here is the eagerly awaited new edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry brought completely up to date and dramatically expanded by poet David Lehman. It is a rich, capacious volume, featuring the work of more than 200 poets-almost three times as many as the 1976 edition. With a succinct and often witty head note introducing each author, it is certain to become the definitive anthology of American poetry for our time. Lehman has gathered ...
  
  











  



  
The Road Not Taken and Other Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
Robert Frost

Dover Publications, 1993

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. " These deceptively simple lines from the title poem of this collection suggest Robert Frost at his most representative: the language is simple, clear and colloquial, yet dense with meaning and wider significance. Drawing upon everyday incidents, common situations and rural imagery, Frost fashioned poetry of great lyrical beauty and potent ...
  
  











  



  
The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Tupac Shakur

MTV Books, 2009

His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete . For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply ...
  
  











  



  
Poetry, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
  
  











  



  
No Matter the Wreckage
Sarah Kay

Write Bloody Publishing, 2014

Following the success of her breakout poem, "B", Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. No Matter the Wreckage presents readers with new and beloved poetry that showcases Kay's talent for celebrating family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects ("The Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire"). Both fresh and wise, ...
  
  











  



  
The Seashell Anthology of Great Poetry

The Seashell Press, 2011

Now in paperback, the bestselling poetry anthology on Amazon. From Geoffrey Chaucer to e.e. cummings, from William Shakespeare to Anne Sexton, here are the great American and British poems of the last 500 years, organized by subject in a new and provocative way. "Great Poetry is personal," writes Christopher Burns in his introduction to this extraordinary collection. "Like a seashell held to your ear, a poem resonates to the beating of your ...
  
  











  



  
Travelling light - poetry

Vickie Johnstone, 2011

A collection of 43 poems - long and short, written in various styles. The majority are free verse. I have two other published poetry books: Kaleidoscope - a collection of 119 poems, written from the age of 16 until 2010; and Life's Rhythms - a book of 316 haiku, composed in the traditional pattern of three lines with 5-7-5 syllables, written from 2011-12. Sample poem... Dreamers She lives among the dragons, stars and unicorns ...
  
  











  



  
Six Centuries Of English Poetry: Tennyson To Chaucer (1892)
James Baldwin

Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2009

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
  
  











  



  
Poems to Learn by Heart
Caroline Kennedy

Disney-Hyperion, 2013

There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it-share it-it's yours forever. In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 best-seller A Family of Poems , Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us: the young and ...
  
  











  








   



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