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Herrera, Juan Felipe

Summary: "When Juan Felipe Herrera was very young, he picked flowers, helped his mama feed the chickens, slept under the starry sky, and learned to say goodbye to his amiguitos each time his migrant family moved on. When he grew up, Juan Felipe Herrera became a poet. His breathtaking poem "Imagine" and Lauren Castillo's evocative illustrations will speak to every reader and dreamer searching for this...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Library Ideas, LLC] 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J READ-ALONG HER

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

Gregson, Susan R.

Summary: Examines the life of Phillis Wheatley, the first African-American woman to publish a book, discussing her early life as a slave in Boston in the 1700s, the education and kind treatment she received from her owners, her experiences after being granted her freedom, and her later years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bridgestone Books 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB WHEATLEY GRE

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

Giovanni, Nikki

Summary: The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. Giovanni offers an intimate, affecting, and illuminating look at her personal history and the mysteries of her own heart.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2017

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 811 GIO

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

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

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

Summary: From Maxine Kumin in 1973 to Eamon Grennan in 1996, including Amy Clampitt, Marilyn Hacker, Paul Muldoon, Nobel laureate Derek Walcott, and U.S. poet laureates Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, Louise Gluck, and Charles Simic, "Poetry in Person" follows an extraordinary range of poets as they create their poems and offers numerous illustrations of the original drafts, which bring their processes to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 811.608 POE

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, Call number: J 808.1 OUT

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

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

Hasselstrom, Linda M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fulcrum Pub. 1991

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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...

Format: text

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 921 Grimes 2019

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

Hong, Cathy Park

Summary: "Asian Americans inhabit a purgatorial status: neither white enough nor black enough, unmentioned in most conversations about racial identity. In the popular imagination, Asian Americans are all high-achieving professionals. But in reality, this is the most economically divided group in the country, a tenuous alliance of people with roots from South Asia to East Asia to the Pacific Islands,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2020

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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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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

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

Giorno, John

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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

Jamison, Kay R.

Summary: "The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LOWELL, ROBERT JAM

Meltzer, Milton

Summary: Examines the life of the reclusive nineteenth-century Massachusetts poet whose posthumously published poetry brought her the public attention she had carefully avoided during her lifetime.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2006

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

Reef, Catherine.

Summary: A biography of Walt Whitman, whose poetry in "Leaves of Grass" reflected the great changes that took place in nineteenth-century America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 1995

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB WHITMAN REE

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

Brown, Molly McCully

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Summary: "In sixteen intimate essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body-in her case, one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy, a permanent and often painful movement disorder. In spite of-indeed, in response to-physical constraints, Brown leads a peripatetic life: the essays comprise a vivid travelogue set throughout the United States and Europe, ranging...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Persea Books 2020

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Ferlinghetti, Lawrence

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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC FER

Di Prima, Diane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2001

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

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

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

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