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Summary: Poets, public figures and members of various communities join series creator Elisa New to engage in close readings of a single American poem. Each episode mixes lively discussion with archival materials, location footage, and vivid animation. The series offers audiences an immersive and accessible experience in reading poems that touch on many aspects of American life, past and present.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV POE

New, Elisa

Summary: People from all walks of life discuss various American poems.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Public Broadcasting Service 2019

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Mayes, Frances.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace College Publishers 1994

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Summary: Presents a collection of twenty poems written in tribute to well-known poets from around the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808.1 OUT

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 808.1 OUT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J808.1 KWA

Schmidt, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SCH

Finkelstein, Norman

Summary: "This beautifully written work begins with an overview of the spiritual problematics found in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American poetry. Traveling slightly outside of the realm of the contemporary, Finkelstein's discussions of Emerson, Whitman, and Eliot yield to close readings of the works of Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, Ronald Johnson, Michael Palmer, Susan Howe, Nathaniel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Iowa Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 FIN

Burt, Stephanie

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Summary: "In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 BUR

Paglia, Camille

Summary: America's premier intellectual provocateur explores and celebrates a series of great poems of the Western tradition, including some surprising discoveries of her own. She brings new energy and insight to our understanding of poems we already know, such as masterpieces by Shakespeare, Donne, Shelley, Dickinson, Lowell, and Plath. She leads us to appreciate the artistry of writers with whom we...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 821 PAG

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 821 Paglia

Hall, Donald

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Michigan Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 HAL

Moyers, Bill D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 MOY

Bennett, Paula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811 BEN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.54 CIV

Summary: This book is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry, anything but nature poetry. This...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Georgia Press 2009

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Heaney, Seamus

Summary: From the Publisher: A selection of the best of three decades of writing about poetry, a celebration of the "tenacious curiosity" (Los Angeles Times) of the Nobel laureate. Whether autobiographical, topical, or specifically literary, these writings circle the central preoccupying questions of Seamus Heaney's career: "How should a poet properly live and write? What is his relationship to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 828.914 HEA

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks MediaFusion 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.5 POE

Epstein, Daniel Mark.

Summary: Describes the life and work of an American woman whose love poetry transformed a generation of writers, drawing on letters, diaries, and journals to depict the world of a woman whose life was dedicated to art and love.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MILLAY, EDNA ST. VINCENT EPS

Jarman, Mark

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Story Line Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.509 JAR

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