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Gallagher, Brigid.

Summary: A biography on Langston Hughes, the American poet and playwright.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 HUG

Bryant, Jennifer.

Summary: From the Publisher: A Junior Library Guild Selection. Willie loved to write-words gave him freedom and peace. But he also knew that he needed to earn a living, so when he grew up he went off to medical school and became a doctor-one of the busiest men in town! Yet he never stopped writing. In this picture book biography of poet William Carlos Williams, Jen Bryant's engaging prose and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Williams 2008

Baram, Marcus

Summary: In this biography, Marcus Baram--an acquaintance of Gil Scott-Heron's--will trace the volatile journey of a troubled musical genius. Baram will chart Scott-Heron's musical odyssey, from Chicago to Tennessee to New York: a drug addict's twisted path to redemption and enduring fame. In Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man, Marcus Baram puts the complicated icon into full focus.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCOTT-HERON, GIL BAR

Slade, Suzanne

Summary: Introduces the life and work of Gwendolyn Brooks, from her early love of poetry and her first published poems as a girl in Chicago through her financial struggles as an adult during the Depression to winning the Pulitzer Prize for her second book.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRO

Summary: "The Kresge Eminent Artist Award honors an exceptional artist in the visual, performing or literary arts for lifelong professional achievements and contributions to metropolitan Detroit's cultural community. Gloria House is the 2019 Kresge Eminent Artist. This monograph celebrates her life and work." -- Title page.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kresge Foundation 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HOUSE, GLORIA LIF

Kumin, Maxine

Summary: "From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin, a timeless memoir of life, love, and poetry. Maxine Kumin left an unrivaled legacy as a pioneering poet and feminist. The Pawnbroker's Daughter charts her journey from a childhood in the Jewish community inDepression-era Philadelphia, where Kumin's father was a pawnbroker, to Radcliffe College, where she comes into her own as an intellectual and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KUMIN, MAXINE KUM

Summary: This comprehensive guide to modern poetry in English covers 1,500 poets, including poets from Britain, America, New Zealand, Trinidad, and Zimbabwe. Many of the contributors are themselves celebrated poets, including Tom Paulin and Seamus Heaney.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1996

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

De Veaux, Alexis

Summary: "During her lifetime, Audre Lorde (1934-1992) created a mythic identity for herself that retains its vitality to this day. Alexis De Veaux demystifies Lorde's iconic status, charting her childhood in Harlem in the conservative household of Caribbean-immigrant parents; her early marriage to a white, gay man with whom she had two children; her emergence as an outspoken, black, feminist, lesbian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LORDE, AUDRE DEV

Jackson, Angela

Summary: Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the great American literary icons of the twentieth century, a protégé of Langston Hughes and mentor to a generation of poets, including Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, and Elizabeth Alexander. Her poetry took inspiration from the complex portraits of black American life she observed growing up on Chicago's South Side, a world of kitchenette...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BROOKS, GWENDOLYN JAC

Scott-Heron, Gil

Summary: A personal account by the late musician and poet traces the story of his life, career, and history-making 1981 tour at the side of Stevie Wonder to raise support for the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grove Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCOTT-HERON, GIL SCO

Hasselstrom, Linda M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fulcrum Pub. 1991

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 Hasse

Doty, Mark.

Summary: When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he finds himself bringing home Beau, a large golden retriever, malnourished and in need of loving care. Beau joins Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family. As Beau bounds back into life, the two dogs become Mark Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2007

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 811.54 DOT

Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

Summary: "A novelistic memoir by famed poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Kumin, Maxine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Copper Canyon Press 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Summary: Teamed with his friends Mickey, Neutron and Pedro, high school student Jim Carroll seems headed for a bright basketball career. But when pressures from his coach, his mom, and school seem to mount, Jim finds solace in all the wrong places, and the dark streets of New York begin to tear him apart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 1998

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Forché, Carolyn

Summary: Describes the author's deep friendship with a mysterious intellectual who introduced her to the culture and people of El Salvador in the 1970s, a tumultuous period in the country's history, inspiring her work as an unlikely activist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2019

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Roffman, Karin

Summary: "The first biography of an American master. The Songs We Know Best, the first comprehensive biography of the early life of John Ashbery -- the winner of nearly every major American literary award -- reveals the unusual ways he drew on the details of his youth to populate the poems that made him one of the most original and unpredictable forces of the last century in arts and letters. Drawing on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ASHBERY, JOHN ROF

Di Prima, Diane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DI PRIMA, DIANE DIP

McCullers, Carson.

Summary: Celebrated worldwide for her masterly novels, Carson McCullerswas equally accomplished, and equally moving, when writingin shorter forms. This Library of America volume brings together for the first time her twenty extraordinary stories, along with plays, essays, memoirs, and poems. Here are the indelible tales Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland and A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. as well as her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 MCC

Burleigh, Robert.

Summary: Describes how the twentieth-century African American poet Langston Hughes affirms his vocation as a writer through the composition of his famous 1921 poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orchard Books 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HUG

Giorno, John

Summary: "Memoir of the poet and performance artist John Giorno"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GIORNO, JOHN GIO

Crawford, Robert

Summary: "A biography of T. S. Eliot from his birth in St. Louis in 1888 to his publication of The Waste Land in 1922"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ELIOT, T.S. CRA

Flynn, Nick

Summary: "Nick Flynn met his father when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. As a teenager he'd received letters from this stranger father, a self-proclaimed poet and con man doing time in federal prison for bank robbery. Nick, his own life precariously unsettled (his mother committed suicide when he was in his late teens), was living alternatively in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FLYNN, NICK FLY

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