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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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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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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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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

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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1 available in Adult, Call number: 821 TOL

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

Thomas, Dylan

Summary: Presents recordings of the poetry and prose of Dylan Thomas, and selected works by other authors originally produced in1952 as well as other archival recorded material from the 1950s and 1960s and recordings from the BBC and CBC.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Caedmon 2002

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 821 THO

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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2 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

Oliver, Mary

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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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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, Call number: 811.54 BUT

Summary: Book of bedtime poetry.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 821 ONE

Judge, Lita

Summary: A free verse biography of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, featuring over 300 pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 811 JUD

Kaur, Rupi

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Summary: A transcendent journey about growth and healing, ancestry and honoring one's roots and expatriation, and rising up to find a home within yourself.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel Publishing 2017

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Contents: Babi Yar (poem) / Yevgeny Yevtushenko (4:37) -- Babi Yar / Shostakovich (57:57) -- The loss (poem) / Yevgeny Yevtushenko (4:18).

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: 1994

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD CLASSICAL SHO

Summary: Poets of the 20th century read their own work, recorded at various times and places.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Rhino/Word Beat 1996

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2 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COMEDY/SPOKEN ARTS IN

Hughes, Langston

Summary: "Dream Variation," one of Langston Hughes's most celebrated poems, about the dream of a world free of discrimination and racial prejudice, is now a picture book stunningly illustrated by Daniel Miyares...An African-American boy faces the harsh reality of segregation and racial prejudice, but he dreams of a different life--one full of freedom, hope, and wild possibility, where he can fling his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Hughes 2017

Liebler, M. L.

Summary: In I Want to Be Once, M. L. Liebler approaches current events with a journalistic eye and a poet's response. Part autobiographical, part commentary, the lines of Liebler's poems come hard-hitting, but not without moments of great tenderness and humanity.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2016

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

Long Soldier, Layli

Summary: The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award. WHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment. What did I know of our language but pieces? Would I teach her to be pieces? Until a friend comforted, Don’t worry,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2017

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