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Benaim, Sabrina

Summary: Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem Explaining My Depression to My Mother has become a cultural phenomenon with over 5,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Button Poetry, Exploding Pinecone Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.6 BEN

Gonzalez, Elisa

Summary: Grand Tour, the debut collection of poetry by Elisa Gonzalez, dramatizes the mind in motion as it grapples with something more than an event: she writes of a whole life, to transcendent effect. By the end, we feel we have been witness to a poet remaking herself.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2023

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

Miller, Natasha T.

Summary: "Butcher is a book about love & loss--about being unapologetic and transparent in grief. Natasha finds an unexpected solace in the kitchen after losing her best friend and brother, Marcus. Here, using the cuts of the cow as a metaphor, Miller explores addiction, family & tragedy. Butcher takes the body of a cow and cleaves it into 5 parts: envisioning the cuts as relationship with family...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.6 MIL

McKinney, Jane

Summary: From a mother and daughter comes a book in prose and poetry about change, loss, and the joy they discover in small things, including a daily ritual they call their “chair chat.”After losing her husband of sixty-three years and six weeks later, her beloved dog, Jane McKinney finds solace in writing poetry. Feeling isolated from her six children, she relocates from Arizona to an independent...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mission Point Press 0000

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

Stoneham, Donna

Summary: "A healing balm for anyone recovering from loss, Catch Me When I Fall reveals how our grief journeys can be a powerful transformative force. Through the conversations between mother and daughter that take place in this moving collection of poems and letters, we are provided with the opportunity to explore a beautiful notion: as long as we keep our hearts open to the mystery and power of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: She Writes Press 2023

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Rikkers, Laing F.

Summary: "Steeped in lush art and poetry that invites reflection, Morning Leaves is the perfect gift for those grieving the loss of a loved one."--Page [4] of cover.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Collective Book Studio 2023

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

Schminkey, Ollie

Summary: Dead Dad Jokes is an unflinching take on family, loss and trauma. There is nothing quiet about Schminkey’s debut. Every page is raw, honest and unforgettable. Dead Dad Jokes brings the impact of addiction into crisp focus while also shattering our simplistic TV preconceptions about it. Ollie never lets the reader slip into the easy sadness of cliche - instead they guide us through the realities...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.6 SCH

Sok, Monica

Summary: "In her debut collection, Monica Sok uses poetry to reshape a family's memory about the Khmer Rouge regime, memory that is both real and imagined, according to a child of refugees. Driven by myth-making and fables, the poems examine the inheritance of the genocide and the profound struggles of searing grief and PTSD. Though the landscape of Cambodia is always present, it is the liminal space,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Copper Canyon Press 2020

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

Smith, Crystal Simone

Summary: "With poems found within the text of George Saunders's Lincoln in the Bardo, Crystal Simone Smith embarks on an uncompromising exploration of collective mourning and crafts a masterwork that resonates far beyond the page. These poems are visually stark, a gathering of gripping verses that unmasks a dialogue of tragic truths--the stories of lives taken unjustly and too soon. Bold and deeply...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 811 SMI

Rivera, Sara Daniele

Summary: "Sara Daniele Rivera's award-winning debut is a collection of sprawling elegy in the face of catastrophic grief, both personal and public. From the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election through the COVID-19 pandemic, these poems memorialize lost loved ones and meditate on the not-yet gone -- all while the wider-world loses its sense of connection, safety, and assurance. In those years of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2024

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Mansbach, Adam

Summary: "Adam Mansbach--a young and mostly unknown jazz musician, rapper, poet, screenwriter, and novelist - had just had his first brush with fame from a most unlikely source: a book of rhyming couplets about putting his young daughter to sleep that had improbably sold millions of copies and shot to the top of bestseller lists. Just as his dreams of writing success were coming true - interviews on...

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Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2021

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

Dooley, Sarah

Summary: "After her brother dies in a fire, Sasha Harless has no one left and nowhere to turn, but soon discovers family she didn't know she had, and begins to heal through poetry"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J FIC DOO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC DOO

Limón, Ada

Summary: "An astonishing collection about interconnectedness--between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves--from National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ada Limón"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Milkweed Editions 2022

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

Fournier, Melissa

Summary: A mother’s worst fear is realized at 23 weeks into the pregnancy, and a baby girl is born at the edge of viability. Melissa Fournier shares her incomprehensible grief for her daughter’s brief life in these intimate poems that reflect the power of grace to transform sorrow into resilience and hope.

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Poetry Box 0000

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: Ordinary. Typical. Routine. NORMAL. These are the words we often use to describe our lives, until… the accident, the diagnosis, the discovery, the death. Until The Thing That Changed Everything. Only then do we understand what we thought was normal was in fact Before, and we are now living After. The true stories and poems collected here are stories about life after loss—but these...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Barnwood Books 0000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.9 AFT

Grimes, Nikki

Summary: "Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong, an imprint of Highlights 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 GRI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Grimes 2019

Nardo, Don

Summary: Describes the events in Homer's "Iliad" and "Odyssey," from the causes of the Trojan War to the legendary Greek and Trojan characters, the end of the war, and Odysseus's harrowing journey home.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2012

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Schrager, Lee.

Summary: "These are 50 exciting new recipes for America's most decadently delicious food, from classic Southern preparations to new twists by chefs across the country, paired with 25 perfect sides--the best of the crispiest birds around, as selected by the founder of the South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festival. Everyone has their own take on fried chicken: some let it brine with lots of salt...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5975 SCH

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