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Peters, Lisa Westberg

Summary: "If you're a curious child and you get a new dog, you discover all kinds of things. Gravity has new meaning, when you're racing down a slide toward your eager-beaver dog waiting at the bottom (uh-oh!). Friction has a new meaning, when your slippery dog escapes from the bath (soap+fingers=not enough friction). But love has a new meaning too, when you and your cosmic dog become the center of your...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wordsong, and imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers 2023

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wordsong, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane 2020

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

Emezi, Akwaeke

Summary: "Collection of poems by Akwaeke Emezi"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Copper Canyon Press 2022

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

Hood, Susan

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Summary: "An inspirational nonfiction novel-in-verse about Zhanna Arshanskaya, a young Ukrainian Jewish girl using the alias Anna, whose phenomenal piano-playing skills saved her life and the life of her sister, Frina, during the Holocaust-from award-winning author Susan Hood, with Zhanna's son, Greg Dawson"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2022

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Summary: Mexican Poetry has flourished during the last thirty years, and this ambitious multi-lingual anthology surveys the vibrant and eclectic work of poets born after 1950. The poetry of this new generation reflects a wealth of backgrounds, regions, styles, and especially influences -- including traditional and inventive narrative, formalism, lyrics, suites, and experimental verse. This is also the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Copper Canyon Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 REV

El-Kurd, Mohammed

Summary: Each day after school, Mohammed El-Kurd's grandmother welcomed him at the door of his home with a bouquet of jasmine. Her name was Rifqa -- she was older than Israel itself and an icon of Palestinian resilience. With razor-sharp wit and glistening moral clarity, El-Kurd lays bare the brutality of Israeli settler colonialism. His poems trace Rifqa's exile from Haifa to his family's current...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2021

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Gibson, Andrea

Summary: A queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection. The poems range from close examination of the deeply personal to the vastness of the world, exploring the expansiveness of the human experience from love to illness, from space to climate change, and so much more in between. One of the most celebrated poets and performers of the last two decades, Andrea Gibson's trademark...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Button Publishing Inc. 2021

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VanDerwater, Amy Ludwig

Summary: "Fascinating information about the animals (yes, sea otters have pockets!) tucked into short, lively poems and bright, bold artwork make this collection perfect for National Poetry Month--or any day of the year. In honor of Poem in Your Pocket Day, a child imagines the poems animals might carry in their pockets, if they had pockets. What would a hummingbird write? A fox? A sea otter? These...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wordsong, an imprint of Astra Books for Young Readers 2022

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Summary: A collection of thirty-three how-to poems for children, ranging from the whimsical to the very practical.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2019

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 811.008 PRO

Ada, Alma Flor

Summary: Simple poems and glorious paintings offer a deeply moving portrait of migrant Chicano farmworker families at work and play.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Library Ideas, LLC] 2019

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Foster, John L. (John Lawrence)

Contents: Some rather lively lines (Papyrus Chester Beatty I)--Songs inscribed on an earthen vessel (Cairo ostracon 25218)--Songs of the garden (Papyrus Harris 500)--Songs of great heart's ease (Papyrus Chester Beatty I)--Songs from a faded papyrus (Papyrus Harris 500)--Stanzaic love song (Papyrus Chester Beatty I)--Songs of the orchard (Papyrus Turin 1966)--Songs of the birdcatcher's daughter (Papyrus...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1974

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 493.1 FOS

Marie, Aurielle

Summary: "Gumbo Ya Ya, Aurielle Marie's stunning debut, is a cauldron of hearty poems exploring race, gender, desire, and violence in the lives of Black gxrls, soaring against the backdrop of a contemporary South. These poems are loud, risky, and unapologetically rooted in the glory of Black gxrlhood. The collection opens with a heartrending indictment of injustice. What follows is a striking...

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of Pittsburgh Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 811 MAR

Young, Alora

Summary: "A true American epic in verse, Walking Gentry Home tells the story of Alora Young's ancestors, from the unnamed women the historical record has forgotten but Alora brings to life through imagination; to Amy, the first of her foremothers to arrive in Tennessee, buried in an unmarked grave unlike the white man who enslaved her and fathered her child; through Alora's great-grandmother Gentry,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hogarth 2022

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

Adaf, Shimon

Summary: Cycle of poems composed after Adaf's sister's death.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alice James Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 492.4 ADA

Grass, Günter

Summary: A bilingual poetry collection. In Nursery Rhyme, he writes: "Who laughs here, who has laughed? / Here we have ceased to laugh. / To laugh here is now treason / The laugher has a reason."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt Brace 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 438.4 GRA

Momaday, N. Scott

Summary: "In Earth Keeper: Reflections on an American Land, Momaday reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. "When I think about my life and the lives of my ancestors, I am inevitably led to the conviction that I, and they, belong to the American land. This is a declaration of belonging. And it is an offering to the earth." he writes. Earth Keeper is a story of attachment, rooted...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 MOM

Pizarnik, Alejandra

Summary: Revered by the likes of Octavio Paz and Roberto Bolano, Alejandra Pizarnik is still a hidden treasure in the U.S. Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962 1972 unearths this extraordinary poet for English readers in a bilingual edition that spans the heights of Pizarnik s oeuvre. In her brief life, Pizarnik produced an astonishingly powerful body of work. In her own words, she was drawn to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 PIZ

Watson, Renée

Summary: "Poet Renée Watson looks back at her childhood and urges readers to look forward at their futures with love, understanding, and celebration in this fully illustrated poetry collection"-- Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kokila 2024

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

Wolf, Allan

Summary: Learn vital processes and procedures about gardening through different types of poetry.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2022

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

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

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1999

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Plath, Sylvia.

Summary: Contains in sequence all the poetry written by the author from 1956 until her suicide in 1963, together with fifty selections from her pre-1956 work.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1981

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

Bolaño, Roberto

Summary: Collects some of the Chilean poet's earliest verse, including love poems, political pieces, and works that highlight such themes as the search for poetry, detectives, and the interrelationship of life, death, and the weather.

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Publisher / Publication Date: New Directions Pub. 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 468.4 BOL

Diaz, Natalie

Summary: "In When My Brother Was An Aztec, Natalie Diaz examines memory's role in human identity. Each section filters memory through specific individuals and settings. The first concentrates on a diabetic grandmother without legs and the landscape, tangible and intangible, of a Native American reservation. The second engages a brother's strife with drug-use and his unraveling of the family, the home....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Copper Canyon Press 2012

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

Homer

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: When Emily Wilson's translation of The Odyssey appeared in 2017--revealing the ancient poem in a contemporary idiom that was "fresh, unpretentious and lean" (Madeline Miller, Washington Post)--critics lauded it as "a revelation" (Susan Chira, New York Times) and "a cultural landmark" (Charlotte Higgins, Guardian) that would forever change how Homer is read in English. Now Wilson has returned...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2023

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