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Latham, Irene

Summary: This beautiful poetry collection introduces readers to the art of found poetry as the poet writes a 37-line poem, "Nest," then finds 160 smaller poems within it. What can you find in a poem about a robin's nest? Irene Latham masterfully discovers "nestlings" or smaller poems about an astonishing variety of subjects--emotions, wild animals, natural landmarks on all seven continents, even planets...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Elhillo, Safia

Summary: The January Children depicts displacement and longing while also questioning accepted truths about geography, history, nationhood, and home. The poems mythologize family histories until they break open, using them to explore aspects of Sudan's history of colonial occupation, dictatorship, and diaspora. Several of the poems speak to the late Egyptian singer Abdelhalim Hafez, who addressed many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 2017

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

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Summary: An anthology of American poems, arranged chronologically, from colonial alphabet rhymes to Native American cradle songs to contemporary poems.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1999

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Contents: Weary blues (4:02) -- The Dream keeper (4:27) -- Neighbor (2:15) -- Daybreak in Alabama (2:29) -- Sylvester's dying bed (1:57) -- Border LIne (1:41) -- Reverie on the Harlem River (1:22) -- In Time of Silver Rain (4:00) -- Bound No'th Blues (2:37) -- Democracy (2:31) -- Ma Lord (1:26) -- Railroad Avenue (2:33) -- Life is fine (3:26).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD JAZZ HUG

Jess, Tyehimba

Summary: "Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess's much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them,"--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wave Books 2016

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

Silverstein, Shel.

Summary: A collection of humorous poems and drawings.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Music Custom Marketing Group 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD JUV SIL

Moore, Clement Clarke

Summary: Award-winning illustrator Charles Santore perfectly captures the delight of Santa's wondrous visit with unforgettable images that are sure to enchant young believers--and older ones--for Christmas Eves to come.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Applesauce Press, an imprint of Cider Mill Press Book Publishers 2011

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1 available in Board Books, Call number: JE BOARD MOO

Gorman, Amanda

Summary: "On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," is now available to cherish in this special edition."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2021

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

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 811 GOR

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 811 GOR

Hayes, Terrance

Summary: "A powerful, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award winning author of Lighthead. In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Written during the first two hundred days of the Trump presidency, these poems are haunted by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2018

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

León, Amyra

Summary: The author takes readers on a poetic journey through her childhood in Harlem. León explores love and loss, melody and bloodshed as she navigates the intricacies of foster care, mourning, self-love, and resilience. She invites readers to dream with abandon-- because it is a privilege to dream at all. -- adapted from front flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2020

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

Thakur, Sophia

Summary: "In her publishing debut, internationally acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur takes you on an intimate journey through love, loss, sacrifice, and self-discovery. In four parts -- titled Grow, Wait, Break, and Grow Again -- she shares her raw self and gives voice to experiences that connect people, inspiring readers to explore the tendencies of the heart." -- Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

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

Akbar, Kaveh

Summary: Kaveh Akbar's exquisite, highly anticipated follow-up to Calling a Wolf a Wolf... With formal virtuosity and ruthless precision, Kaveh Akbar's second collection takes its readers on a spiritual journey of disavowal, fiercely attendant to the presence of divinity where artifacts of self and belonging have been shed. How does one recover from addiction without destroying the self-as-addict? And...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2021

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Reed, Justin Phillip

Summary: "Indecency is boldly and carefully executed and perfectly ragged. In these poems, Justin Phillip Reed experiments with language to explore inequity and injustice and to critique and lament the culture of white supremacy and the dominant social order. Political and personal, tender, daring, and insightful--the author unpacks his intimacies, weaponizing poetry to take on masculinity, sexuality,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Coffee House Press 2018

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

Borzutzky, Daniel

Summary: Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force. Thinking about the ways in which economic policy, racism, and militarized policing combine to shape the city, Lake Michigan's poems explore the themes of estrangement, state violence and capitalist exploitation, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Pittsburgh Press 2018

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

Coombs, Kate.

Summary: Come down to the shore with this rich and vivid celebration of the ocean! With watercolors gorgeous enough to wade in by award-winning artist Meilo So and playful, moving poems by Kate Coombs, Water Sings Blue evokes the beauty and power, the depth and mystery, and the endless resonance of the sea.--Book jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Coombs 2012

Kass, Jeff

Summary: Teacher/Pizza Guy is a collection of autobiographical poems from the 2016-17 school year in which Jeff Kass worked as a full-time English teacher and a part-time director for a literary arts organization and still had to supplement his income by delivering pizzas a few nights a week. Kass chronicles his experience of treading the delicate balance of holding himself acocuntable to his wife and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2019

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

Vestergaard, Hope

Summary: Rhymes and colorful illustrations invite young readers to meet their favorite trucks and vehicles face-to-face.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2016

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Ginsberg, Allen

Contents: Epithalamion -- Wild orphan -- Over Kansas -- A dream record -- Blessed be the muses -- A supermarket in California -- The trembling of the veil -- Introduction -- Howl -- Line pick up -- Howl (part II).

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Homer

Summary: Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and best loved modern translation of the greatest of all epic poems.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 883.01 HOM

Hopkins, Lee Bennett/ Manning, Jane (ILT)

Summary: Here is the library, not just as a place that houses books, but as an experience. Fifteen poems celebrate the thrill of getting your first library card, the excitement of story hour, the fun of using the computer, the pride of reading to the dog, and thejoy of discovering that the librarian understands you and knows exactly which books you'll love. The poems, compiled by noted poet and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WordSong, an imprint of Highlights 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811 HOP

Lanham, J. Drew (Joseph Drew)

Summary: "...J. Drew Lanham explores his obsession with birds and all things wild in a mixture of poetry and prose."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hub City Press 2021

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

Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel)

Summary: Coming from the darker side of J.R.R. Tolkien's imagination, this is an important non Middle-earth work to set alongside his other retellings of existing myth and legend, "The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún," "The Fall of Arthur," and "The Story of Kullervo."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 821 TOL
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 821 TOL

Gilmore, Brian G.

Summary: "Come see about me, Marvin is accessible, honest poetry about and for real people. In the collection, brian g. gilmore seeks to invite the reader into a fantastical dialogue between himself and Marvin Gaye--two black men who were born in the nation's capital but moved to the Midwest for professional ambitions. In trying to acclimate himself to a new job in a new place--a place that seemed so...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2019

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

Giovanni, Nikki

Summary: One of America’s most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life and the people who have shaped her. The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. She’s been hailed as a firebrand, a radical, a healer, and a sage; a wise and courageous voice who has spoken out on the sensitive issues, including race and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 811 GIO

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