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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

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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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J811 HAL

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

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

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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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

Copies Available at Interlochen

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

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

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

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

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

Oliver, Mary

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

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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

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

Butts, Anthony.

Contents: The Saint Brigid psalms -- Before autumn -- Song of starry-eyed children -- Intercession to Saint Brigid -- Mist and fog -- Song of earth and sky -- The landscape for growth -- Eight modes toward desire -- Thin places -- Ice palaces -- Pygmalion -- The memory of light -- Soldiers -- Fretwork -- Voices' end -- Embers -- Far from home -- Wise and innocent -- The distance from here to there --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2009

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

Christle, Heather

Summary: Award-winning poet Heather Christle has just lost a dear friend to suicide and must reckon with her own struggles with depression and the birth of her first child. How she faces her joy, grief, anxiety, impending motherhood, and conflicted truce with the world results in a moving meditation on the nature, rapture, and perils of crying--from the history of tear-catching gadgets (including the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2019

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Joudah, Fady

Summary: "An exquisite and humane collection set to leave its mark on American poetics of the body and the body politic.In Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Fady Joudah has written love poems to the lovely and unlovely, the loved and unloved. Here he celebrates moments of delight and awe with his wife, his mentors, his friends, and the beauty of the natural world. Yet he also finds tenderness for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Milkweed Editions 2018

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

Milton, John

Summary: In Paradise Lost, Milton produced a poem of epic scale, conjuring up a vast, awe-inspiring cosmos ranging across huge tracts of space and time. And yet, in putting a charismatic Satan and naked Adam and Eve at the center of this story, he also created an intensely human tragedy on the Fall of Man. Written when Milton was in his fifties blind, bitterly disappointed by the Restoration, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 821.4 MIL

Summary: Book of bedtime poetry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 821 ONE

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