Poetry Ebook Best Sellers

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The Hill We Climb - Amanda Gorman Cover Art

The Hill We Climb

The Hill We Climb An Inaugural Poem for the Country by Amanda Gorman

A special edition of the poem "The Hill We Climb," read at the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, on January 20, 2021 On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," is now available to cherish in this special edition.

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Don't Wait TIl I Die To Love Me - Michael Tavon Cover Art

Don't Wait TIl I Die To Love Me

Don't Wait TIl I Die To Love Me by Michael Tavon

Don’t Wait Til I Die To Love me and is a book about the nuances of life and how precious it is. The author takes his readers through a journey of self-discovery. In vivid detail he spills his thoughts and deepest feelings towards love in every dimension. Tavon hopes the readers will gain a new outlook life while learning how to appreciate the little things we take for granted . ‘Don’t Wait Til I Die To Me’ is such a simplistic title with a nuanced meaning which can relate to people in many ways. The people who find themselves to be overlooked or undervalued will resonate with pieces like “To The Ones Who Hurt Me “ and “For The Misunderstood”. Pieces such as “Dying Mother” and “Five Sense” will have the readers feeling remorseful towards humanity and Mother Earth. The purpose of this book is to allow each reader to learn more about themselves and become hopeful on their healing journey. Tavon wants his readers to know they’re not alone. He also hopes people will become proactive when it comes to loving themselves, other people, and the environment. This book is a guide for the lost souls with many unanswered questions. This is one of the most complete poetry collections of the modern era.

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Ashes of Her Love

Ashes of Her Love by Pierre Alex Jeanty

After the burning blaze of a failed relationship, she is often left alone to deal with the smoking aftermath. Best-selling author Pierre Alex Jeanty helps to bring clarity and understanding to the countless women who are faced with the reality of heartbreak. Ashes of Her Love exposes the fire for what it truly was, and encourages women to drown out the embers that threaten to reignite. With this book, women are inspired to free themselves from the weight of dead relationships, find freedom in walking away, and are empowered to stay away and avoid the reoccurring cycle of heartache. If you’re in a dying relationship, walking away from a terrible love story, learning to put what is no longer good in the past, Ashes of Her love is the fire you need to turn the pages and start writing a new love story. The ending is just the beginning…

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Home Body

Home Body by Rupi Kaur

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry. rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body , she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here. i dive into the well of my body and end up in another world everything i need already exists in me there’s no need to look anywhere else - home

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HER

HER by Pierre Alex Jeanty

"Her" is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of "Her."

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Confessions of Her

Confessions of Her by Cindy Cherie

Based on a true story, Confessions of Her is the debut poetry novel by Cindy Cherie, one of today's most popular poets on Instagram. It is a tale of survival depicting how one young woman found love in herself, rather than searching for it in the arms of another. This autobiographical collection of poetry and prose takes you on a journey of love and loss, depicting how she overcame heartbreak to ultimately, save herself.

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Sincerely,

Sincerely, by F.S. Yousaf

" Sincerely is passionate. Honest. Charming. F. S. Yousaf has beautifully encapsulated in a book what it feels like to fall in love." — Madisen Kuhn, author of Almost Home Fans of top-selling Sincerely are saying "unexpected perfection", "not your basic poetry book", "breathtaking", "helped me appreciate my marriage" . Searching for a profound way to propose to his love, F.S Yousaf reread the letters she had written him. In them he found his proposal, and inspiration to write his own prose and poetry. This is a compilation of letters and love poems that exemplifies the spirituality and the magnitude of how much one person can mean to another. It carries messages of positivity, hope, and most of all, true love.

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Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur Cover Art

Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

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Everything You’ll Ever Need You Can Find Within Yourself - Charlotte Freeman Cover Art

Everything You’ll Ever Need You Can Find Within Yourself

Everything You’ll Ever Need You Can Find Within Yourself by Charlotte Freeman

Everything You’ll Ever Need (You Can Find Within Yourself)  is Charlotte Freeman’s first book and was written from the most vulnerable places of the heart. The pages of this book are open and honest, written to resonate with those who need it the most. Full of messages we all sometimes need, that often come at  just  the right time, this book is your reminder that everything you’ll ever need, you can find within yourself.

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The Sun and Her Flowers - Rupi Kaur Cover Art

The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming. A celebration of love in all its forms. this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt fall root rise in order to bloom

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A New Land

A New Land by The Telling Room

Since 2004, The Telling Room has been nurturing the voices and publishing the work of some of today's most talented and inspiring young poets and writers. Organized into three sections mirroring the transitional stages from childhood into adulthood, A New Land packages 30 groundbreaking poems from The Telling Room's first 15 years. Follow one narrator as he revisits the winding river in Cameroon where he grew up. Feel how one of these poets feels when watching her younger brother grow into a Black man in the world. Imagine the horror of a wildfire in the midst of climate change. Listen to one young woman describe the joys and tribulations of teenage motherhood. Featuring an Introduction by Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, this collection of poems offers a stunning exploration of coming of age and a triumphant chorus of American youth, whose voices make up their "new land" and also reckon with the social issues that impact us all. "An utterly moving collection of youth poetry that mirrors the face of America. Artfully arranged, these poems plumb a multitude of experiences ranging from migration and family separation, to race and gun violence, to first love and sexuality. Through these young poets' eyes we see the world, we too, wish to re-conceive alongside them; through their courage and honesty we navigate the social challenges they strive to re-write." —Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugrual Poet, author of How to Love a Country

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The Odyssey - Homer & Emily Wilson Cover Art

The Odyssey

The Odyssey by Homer & Emily Wilson

A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 "Wilson’s language is fresh, unpretentious and lean…It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." —Madeline Miller, author of Circe Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the “complicated” hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson’s Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homer’s music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer’s swift, smooth pace. A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem’s major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of readers.

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HIM - Pierre Jeanty Cover Art

HIM

HIM by Pierre Jeanty

The best-selling poet of  HER & HER Vol. 2  returns with a different voice, on a different path, but with the same mission. HIM is a collection of "he-poetry" in a world of "she-poems" that tends to only refer to him when speaking ill. Through poetry and prose, Pierre wears his heart on paper and pens a tribute to men; their undelivered feelings, unrecognized strength, their loud silence, and their neglected complaints. HIM celebrates good men, their love, their worth, and their beauty. The characteristics that often fall into the shadows are now brought to life.

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Pillow Thoughts - Courtney Peppernell Cover Art

Pillow Thoughts

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

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Delphi Works of Robert Frost (Illustrated) - Robert Frost Cover Art

Delphi Works of Robert Frost (Illustrated)

Delphi Works of Robert Frost (Illustrated) by Robert Frost

One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Robert Frost created a body of poetry that is now celebrated for portraying the life of ordinary men, whilst being rich in its depiction of rural life and subtle in its handling of complex social and philosophical themes. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature’s finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the pre-1923 poetical works of Robert Frost, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Frost’s life and works * Brief introduction to the life and poetry of Frost * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Scholarly ordering of poems into chronological order   Please note: the collection presents Frost’s poetry up until 1922 to comply with copyright. Once new texts enter the public domain, they will be added to the eBook as a free update.   CONTENTS:   The Poetry of Robert Frost BRIEF INTRODUCTION: ROBERT FROST   The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles.

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Delphi Works of W. B. Yeats

Delphi Works of W. B. Yeats by W. B. Yeats

This is the seventh volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. Many poetry collections are often poorly formatted and difficult to read on eReaders.  The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the poetical works and plays of W. B. Yeats, with illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Yeats' life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Ten poetry collections – the most poems possible due to US copyright restrictions * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems and plays * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * 19 plays, including rare dramas appearing for the first time in digital print * Features two autobiographies - discover Yeats' literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: to comply with US copyright restrictions, poetry collections, plays and autobiographical works published after 1922 cannot appear in this volume.  Once these later works enter the US public domain, they will be added as a free update to the eBook. CONTENTS The Poetry Collections The Wanderings of Oisin and Other Poems The Countess Kathleen and Various Legends and Lyrics The Wind Among The Reeds Poems from the Shadowy Waters Two Narrative Poems In the Seven Woods The Green Helmet and Other Poems Responsibilities The Wild Swans at Coole Michael Robartes and The Dancer The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Plays The Countess Cathleen The Land of Heart’s Desire Diarmuid and Grania Where There is Nothing Cathleen ni Houlihan The Hour-Glass The Pot of Broth The King’s Threshold On Baile’s Strand Deirdre The Unicorn from the Stars The Green Helmet The Shadowy Waters The Hour-Glass (verse version) At the Hawk’s Well The Dreaming of the Bones The Only Jealousy of Emer Calvary The Player Queen The Autobiographies Reveries over Childhood and Youth The Trembling of the Veil

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The Ship of Fools - Sebastian Brant Cover Art

The Ship of Fools

The Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant

Definitive English language edition of influential (1494) allegorical classic. Sweeping satire of weaknesses, vices, grotesqueries of the day. Includes 114 royalty-free illustrations.

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Hammer Is the Prayer

Hammer Is the Prayer Selected Poems by Christian Wiman

A visionary selection from one of America’s foremost poets One of the most distinctive voices in contemporary American poetry, Christian Wiman has forged a singular style that fuses a vivid and propulsive music with clear-eyed realism, wry humor, and visionary lament. In his “daring and urgent” ( The New York Times Book Review ) memoir, My Bright Abyss , he asks, “What is poetry’s role when the world is burning?” Hammer Is the Prayer: Selected Poems might be read as an answer to that question. From the taut forms of his first book to the darker, more jagged fluencies of his second, into the bold and pathbreaking poems of his last two collections, Hammer Is the Prayer bears the reckless, restless interrogations and the slashing lyric intensity that distinguish Wiman’s verse. But it also reveals the dramatic and narrative abilities for which he has been widely praised—the junkyard man in “Five Houses Down” with his “wonder-cluttered porch” and “the eyesore opulence / of his five partial cars,” or the tragicomic character in “Being Serious” who suffers “the world’s idiocy / like a saint its pains.” Hammer Is the Prayer brings together three decades of Wiman’s acclaimed poetry. Selected by the author, these poems reveal the singular music and metaphysical urgency that have attracted so many readers to his work and firmly assert his place as one of the most essential poets of our time.

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Whiskey Words & a Shovel I - r.h. Sin Cover Art

Whiskey Words & a Shovel I

Whiskey Words & a Shovel I by r.h. Sin

Originally released in 2015, this re-rerelease packs the same punch as the first version, but makes an even greater connection with the soul of the reader. Each piece has been re-seen and revamped to reflect the author’s continuing journey with his partner, Samantha King, without whom this book would not exist. Samantha is the muse, the “she” the writer speaks of; she is every woman who has felt like she wasn’t good enough, and every woman who struggles to find love.    

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Beowulf (Bilingual Edition) - Seamus Heaney Cover Art

Beowulf (Bilingual Edition)

Beowulf (Bilingual Edition) by Seamus Heaney

New York Times bestseller and winner of the Costa Book Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in Beowulf and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader.

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HER II - Pierre Jeanty Cover Art

HER II

HER II by Pierre Jeanty

A continuation of the wildly successful best seller "Her", Pierre Alex Jeanty brings explosive emotion to "Her 2". This celebration of femininity and self-love also explores the woes of love. He offers warnings of the wrong types of attraction while encouraging healthy, fun, and devout relationships of the purest form. "Her 2" tugs at the heart strings using short sentiments and vivid, poetic imagery that echo through the chambers of the heart and mind. "Her 2" is sure to be a classic poetic masterpiece for years to come.

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2am Thoughts - Makenzie Campbell Cover Art

2am Thoughts

2am Thoughts by Makenzie Campbell

I met you at dusk. We loved till midnight.  Then, you left me. 2am found me at my lowest.  When the sun came up, I dried my tears, found my strength, and went on with my day. The poetry of 2am Thoughts condenses an entire relationship with its untamed emotions and experiences to a single day. As the long hours of the night drag on, so does the love, heartache, and loss. When the dawn breaks, the morning sun brings acceptance, healing, and recovery.

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Dear Self - Ruby Dhal Cover Art

Dear Self

Dear Self This is Me Being There for You When You Need Me the Most by Ruby Dhal

Bestselling author Ruby Dhal releases another explorative gem as she continues to embark on her journey to heal. This 300-page self-help book uncovers love, loss, grief, healing, self-discovery and hope through pieces of prose and interactive chapters filled with truth residing at the heart of the human condition. Pieces that have been adored by millions of readers all around the world are bundled together in this tender collection that Ruby has carefully compiled to aid everyone on their healing journey. In 'Dear Self', Ruby talks about heartache, loneliness and relationships and takes it even further by diving into fear, insecurities, strength, commitments, the power of pain, what self-love/self-worth mean and self-discovery in light of one's healing journey. As someone who doesn't shy away from speaking about her personal experiences - this is Ruby's rawest book. Details about Ruby's personal life are stripped off for readers all around the world to decipher. In this book, Ruby opens up about her own mistakes, lessons, regrets and experiences of heartache and moving on to shed light on the various tools that will be beneficial for her readers. This is the most interactive and authentic book Ruby has written so far, with the anticipation that the words within this book will encourage readers to mend their hearts, understand themselves better, engage in self-care and love themselves and those around them without insecurities. This book is for everyone who wants to discover more about themselves, accept their imperfections and take pride in their vulnerabilities. This book is for everyone who wants to move on and embrace happiness. This book is for everyone who wants to make a positive change in their life but doesn't know where to begin. This book is for you, dear reader. It is for you.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh by Penguin Books Ltd

The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death. The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh . If you enjoyed The Epic of Gilgamesh , you might like Homer's Iliad , also available in Penguin Classics. 'A masterly new verse translation' The Times 'Andrew George has skilfully bridged the gap between a scholarly re-edition and a popular work' London Review of Books

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Born to Love, Cursed to Feel

Born to Love, Cursed to Feel by Samantha King Holmes

Born to Love, Cursed to Feel is about love—the good, the bad, and the confusing. It touches on morals and how when emotions are involved it’s not as black and white. The poetry is frequently written in a narrative manner that evocatively pulls you in and makes you feel. This book is about falling in love, bad decisions, and ultimately growth. The essence of it all is to show that no matter how far one falls all the mistakes don’t have to be what defines them.

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Every Word You Cannot Say

Every Word You Cannot Say by Iain S. Thomas

**I know you don’t want to talk sometimes. Sometimes because it hurts and sometimes because you’re just not supposed to talk about what you want to talk about. Sometimes it can be hard to say, “this is beautiful,” when no one else can see what you see. Or, “Here, this is where the pain is.”  But some part of you knows, the truth about the words you cannot say is that they only hurt until you say them. They only hurt until the person who needs to hear them, hears them.  Because we are human, and the closest we’ve ever come to showing each other who we really are, and how we love, is with words. So I’m going to try to say to you here, what I wish you’d say to me too. Please. Listen. We can change things.   Here.  

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2Fish

2Fish (a poetry book) by Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo

Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo's thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.

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The Iliad

The Iliad by Homer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox

This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and dramatic.

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She's Strong, but She's Tired

She's Strong, but She's Tired by r.h. Sin

From New York Times  bestselling author r.h. Sin, an ode to the women who have chosen to fight for themselves. A poetic documentation of pain, loneliness, courage, and triumph.

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She Just Wants to Forget - r.h. Sin Cover Art

She Just Wants to Forget

She Just Wants to Forget by r.h. Sin

She Just Wants to Forget  is the follow up to the New York Times bestselling poetry collection  She Felt Like Feeling Nothing by r.h. Sin. 

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The Strength In Our Scars

The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino

“The Strength In Our Scars” is Bianca Sparacino’s reminder to you: No matter what you’re going through, no matter where you are on your healing journey—you are strong. Through poetry, prose, and compassionate encouragement you would expect from someone who knows exactly what you’re working through, Sparacino is here with the words you need. “The Strength In Our Scars” tackles the gut-wrenching but relatable experiences of moving on, self-love, and ultimately learning to heal. In this book you will find peace, you will find a rock, you will find understanding, and you will find hope. Remember: Whatever is dark within you has also carved light into your soul. Whatever is lost within you has also brought you back home to yourself. Whatever is hurt within you is also healing you in ways you may not understand at that moment in time. This book hopes to show you that.

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Falling Toward the Moon

Falling Toward the Moon by r.h. Sin & Robert M. Drake

The heart will ache, the soul will feel weary, and the mind will be weighed down by the things you wish to forget. There will be nights when all you have is yourself and the moon. There will be nights when silence will exist in abundance. And even though you may feel lonely at first. You must understand that the solitude is a gift; you must understand that even when alone, you are more than enough.

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Empty Bottles Full of Stories

Empty Bottles Full of Stories by r.h. Sin & Robert M. Drake

What are you hiding behind your smile? If those empty bottles that line the walls of your room could speak, what tales would they spill? So much of your truth is buried beneath the lies you tell yourself. There’s a need to scream to the moon; there’s this urge to go out into the darkness of the night to purge. There are so many stories living inside your soul, you just want the opportunity to tell them. And when you can’t find the will to express what lives within your heart, these words will give you peace. These words will set you free.

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In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition: A Poet's Portable Workshop (Second Edition) - Steve Kowit Cover Art

In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition: A Poet's Portable Workshop (Second Edition)

In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition: A Poet's Portable Workshop (Second Edition) by Steve Kowit

*Over 90,000 copies sold* Long an anchor text for college and junior college writing classes, this illuminating and invaluable guide has become a favorite for beginning poets and an ever-valuable reference for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft, expand their technical skills, and engage their deepest memories and concerns.This edition adds Steve Kowit’s famous essay on poetics “The Mystique of the Difficult Poem,” in which he argues stirringly and forcefully that a poem need not be obscure to be great. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry. It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures, obsessions, dreams, secrets, and sorrows into the poems you have always wanted to write.  If you long to create poetry that is magical and moving, this is the book you've been looking for. Here are chapters on the language and music of poetry, the art of revision, traditional and experimental techniques, and how to get your poetry started, perfected, and published.  Not the least of the book's pleasures are model poems by many of the best contemporary poets, illuminating craft discussions, and the author's detailed suggestions for writing dozens of poems about your deepest and most passionate concerns.

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey The Fitzgerald Translation by Robert Fitzgerald & Homer

Robert Fitzgerald's is the best and best-loved modern translation of The Odyssey, and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language reader in all its glory.

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The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us Poetry and Prose by Courtney Peppernell & Zack Grey

A universal narrative on the significance of distance with love; remember to hold on to what you believe in. Ideal for those “whose love knows no bounds," The Space Between Us  is full of profound anecdotes and messages, illustrating the courage and heartache of enduring physical distance. The Space Between Us  explores the trials of love and what it's like to live a life separated by distance from someone you care about. Its content is thoughtfully divided into five chapters, or phases, of the long-distance experience: At First Glance Living for Tomorrow Lonely Nights Grow Together/Grow Apart When I See You. A combination of poems and prose are sporadically connected with small graphics and maps to visualize the journey of physical distance. These poems serve as an adhesive between the reader and the ones they miss, the longing, the anticipation, and the eventual relief. Though both authors bring with them a unique perspective, the lens is singular; each is attuned to navigating this complex terrain.

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Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh by Stephen Mitchell

Vivid, enjoyable and comprehensible, the poet and pre-eminent translator Stephen Mitchell makes the oldest epic poem in the world accessible for the first time. Gilgamesh is a born leader, but in an attempt to control his growing arrogance, the Gods create Enkidu, a wild man, his equal in strength and courage. Enkidu is trapped by a temple prostitute, civilised through sexual experience and brought to Gilgamesh. They become best friends and battle evil together. After Enkidu's death the distraught Gilgamesh sets out on a journey to find Utnapishtim, the survivor of the Great Flood, made immortal by the Gods to ask him the secret of life and death. Gilgamesh is the first and remains one of the most important works of world literature. Written in ancient Mesopotamia in the second millennium B.C., it predates the Iliad by roughly 1,000 years. Gilgamesh is extraordinarily modern in its emotional power but also provides an insight into the values of an ancient culture and civilisation.

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Staying Alive

Staying Alive real poems for unreal times by Neil Astley

Staying Alive is an international anthology of 500 life-affirming poems fired by belief in the human and the spiritual at a time when much in the world feels unreal, inhuman and hollow. These are poems of great personal force connecting our aspirations with our humanity, helping us stay alive to the world and stay true to ourselves. The Staying Alive trilogy of anthologies have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry. Many people turn to poetry only at unreal times, whether for consolation in loss or affirmation in love, or when facing other extremes and anxieties. Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies, but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle, taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems. A strong poem is not just for crisis. Such a poem is there for all times, helping us face or embrace daily change and disruption. It will also speak to us when nothing seems to be happening, when the poem's importance is in helping us stay alive to the world and stay true to ourselves. Staying Alive has reached a wider readership than any other anthology of contemporary poetry. It is a landmark in the history of literary publishing. A sequel, Being Alive (2004), and a companion anthology, Being Human (2011), completed this poetry trilogy. Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogy (2012) selects 100 poems from all three anthologies, a third from each. These anthologies have been welcomed not only by poets but by a wide range of well-known people respected for their work in fields other than poetry – all avid readers of poetry. They want to recommend these books above all other anthologies of contemporary poetry. ‘Truly startling and powerful poems.’ – Mia Farrow ‘These poems distil the human heart as nothing else… Staying Alive celebrates the point of poetry. It’s invigorating and makes me proud of being human.’ – Jane Campion ‘ Staying Alive is a blessing of a book. The title says it all. I have long waited for just this kind of setting down of poems. Has there ever been such a passionate anthology? These are poems that hunt you down with the solace of their recognition.’ – Anne Michaels ‘ Staying Alive is a magnificent anthology. The last time I was so excited, engaged and enthralled by a collection of poems was when I first encountered The Rattle Bag . I can’t think of any other anthology that casts its net so widely, or one that has introduced me to so many vivid and memorable poems.’ – Philip Pullman ‘Usually if you say a book is “inspirational” that means it’s New Agey and soft at the center. This astonishingly rich anthology, by contrast, shows that what is edgy, authentic and provocative can also awaken the spirit and make its readers quick with consciousness. In these pages I discovered many new writers, and I’ve decided I’m now in love with our troublesome epoch if it can produce poems of such genius.’ – Edmund White ‘ Staying Alive is a wonderful testament to Neil Astley’s lifetime in poetry, and to the range and courage of his taste. It’s also, of course, a testament to poetry itself: to its powers to engross and move us, to its ability to challenge and brace us, and to its exultation. Everyone who cares about poetry should own this book.’ – Andrew Motion

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Poetry in Medicine: An Anthology of Poems About Doctors, Patients, Illness and Healing - Michael Salcman Cover Art

Poetry in Medicine: An Anthology of Poems About Doctors, Patients, Illness and Healing by Michael Salcman

Infused with hope, heartbreak, and humor, this book gathers our greatest poets from antiquity to the present, prescribing new perspectives on doctors and patients, remedies and procedures, illness and recovery. A literary elixir, Poetry in Medicine displays the genre’s capacity to heal us.   For millennia poets have described the ailments of the body and those who treat them. Infused with hope, heartbreak, and unexpected humor, this book gathers diverse poems about our medical experiences—poems about doctors and patients, remedies and procedures, illnesses and convalescence—each one prescribing a unique perspective and new revelations.  A literary elixir, Poetry in Medicine showcases not only the breadth of poetry’s relationship to medicine, but also the genre’s unparalleled capacity to heal us. Contributors include Auden, Baudelaire, Berryman, Blake, Bishop, Boland, Campo, Cavafy, Clampitt, Chaucer, Clifton, Cummings, Dickinson, Donne, Conan Doyle, Eliot, Frost, Gunn, Hall, Hass, Hayden, Hirsch, Heaney, O. W. Holmes, Kooser, Larkin, Longfellow, Lowell, Merrill, Milne, Milton, Nash, Ovid, Pinsky, Plath, Rilke, Shakespeare, Seshardi, Sexton, Stevens, Szymborska, Whitman, Williams, Yeats, et al.

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Delphi Complete Works of William Blake - William Blake Cover Art

Delphi Complete Works of William Blake

Delphi Complete Works of William Blake by William Blake

The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This monumental volume presents for the first time ever the complete works of William Blake, featuring all of the poetry and the entire corpus of engravings and paintings, as well as the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version: 2) * Beautifully illustrated with numerous images relating to Blake's life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry and other works * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Famous poetry collections like SONGS OF INNOCENCE offer fully illustrated texts * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a special ‘Plates’ section with Blake’s complete engravings, paintings and illustrations – spend hours exploring Blake's artistic genius in over 1,100 images! * Features two biographies - discover Blake’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with missing books to JERUSALEM in response to customer's review Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Poetry and Prose Books POETICAL SKETCHES AN ISLAND IN THE MOON ALL RELIGIONS ARE ONE THERE IS NO NATURAL RELIGION TIRIEL SONGS OF INNOCENCE THE BOOK OF THEL THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL THE FRENCH REVOLUTION VISIONS OF THE DAUGHTERS OF ALBION AMERICA A PROPHECY EUROPE A PROPHECY THE FIRST BOOK OF URIZEN SONGS OF EXPERIENCE THE BOOK OF LOS THE SONG OF LOS THE BOOK OF AHANIA THE FOUR ZOAS MILTON A POEM JERUSALEM: THE EMANATION OF THE GIANT ALBION SONGS AND BALLADS FROM BLAKE’S NOTEBOOK (1793) SATIRIC VERSES AND EPIGRAMS FROM BLAKE’S NOTEBOOK UNCOLLECTED WORKS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Plates CATALOGUE OF VISUAL WORKS The Biographies WILLIAM BLAKE by Irene Langridge WILLIAM BLAKE by Charles Gardner Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles

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The Universe of Us - Lang Leav Cover Art

The Universe of Us

The Universe of Us by Lang Leav

Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav.  Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the best-selling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found.  Lang's poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feelings with her skillfully crafted words.

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Coming into Eighty - May Sarton Cover Art

Coming into Eighty

Coming into Eighty Poems by May Sarton

In May Sarton’s seventeenth and final collection of poetry, the writer reflects on life, aging, and mortality Coming into Eighty  presents a poet’s look at age. Herein, Sarton gives readers a glimpse into her quotidian tasks, her memories, her losses, and her triumphs. The volume explores topics ranging from the war in Iraq to the struggle of taking a cat to the vet. Dark and immediate, this work catalogues both the tedium and the splendor of life with equal wit and beauty. Winner of the Levinson Prize.

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Pillow Thoughts II - Courtney Peppernell Cover Art

Pillow Thoughts II

Pillow Thoughts II Healing the Heart by Courtney Peppernell

Peppernell understands that healing is a process, and Pillow Thoughts II  eloquently captures the time and experience that one goes through on their journey to peace through restoration.  A collection of inspirational and comforting poems for anyone who is mending from a broken heart.

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Immortal Sofa - Maura Stanton Cover Art

Immortal Sofa

Immortal Sofa by Maura Stanton

In accessible poems full of rich detail and painterly images, Maura Stanton looks under the surface of the ordinary, hoping to find the magic spark below the visible. In poems both humorous and elegaic, she gathers strange facts, odd events, and overlooked stories to construct her own vision of immortality, one made up of fragments of history and geography and the illusions of yearning human beings. From elephants in Ceylon to Nazi prisoners in Ireland, from Beowulf to Jane Austen, from sonnets to prose poems to blank verse, Immortal Sofa conjures our complex existence in all its sorrowful but astonishing variety.

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We Hope This Reaches You in Time - r.h. Sin & Samantha King Holmes Cover Art

We Hope This Reaches You in Time

We Hope This Reaches You in Time by r.h. Sin & Samantha King Holmes

Ideas, poetry, and prose from bestselling authors Samantha King Holmes & r.h. Sin.

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Flowers on the Moon - Billy Chapata Cover Art

Flowers on the Moon

Flowers on the Moon by Billy Chapata

Social media sensation Billy Chapata shares insight and advice into the powerful world of love, heartbreak, and what comes next. This collection of poetry and prose will justify heartache and inspire the fortitude to survive and prosper. From Chameleon Aura author Billy Chapata comes his second major poetry collection, Flowers on the Moon . Chapata presents his signature blend of experience and advice through a chaptered series of prose and poetry. Filled with the familiar themes of love, loss, resilience, and growth From Chameleon Aura but with fresh poems and new advice, his touching narrative celebrates humanity for its undeniable worth, and this collection will leave readers warm with hope for growth, rebirth, and, most prominently, self-acceptance.

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Howl and Other Poems - Allen Ginsberg Cover Art

Howl and Other Poems

Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg

'The poem that defined a generation' - Guardian Beat movement icon and visionary poet, Allen Ginsberg broke boundaries with his fearless, pyrotechnic verse. The apocalyptic 'Howl' became the subject of an obscenity trial when it was first published in 1956 - its vindication was a watershed moment in twentieth-century history. Dark, ecstatic and rhapsodic, 'Howl' shows why Ginsberg was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. Howl and Other Poems is a collection of Ginsberg's finest work, including 'Howl', one of the principal works of the Beat Generation as well as 'A Supermarket in California', 'Transcription of Organ Music', 'Sunflower Sutra', 'America', 'In the Baggage Room at Greyhound"', and some of his earlier works.  "Ginsberg is both tragic and dynamic, a lyrical genius ... probably the single greatest influence on American poetical voice since Whitman." - Bob Dylan  'Allen is ever-present in his words. His words are him - they're like a living embodiment of him - they have his energy, his philosophy, his playfulness, his sexuality and his compassion. Not only did he give us love and poetry, he reminded us of our civic duty to use our voice.' - Patti Smith About the Author Allen Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1926, the son of Naomi Ginsberg and the well-known lyric poet/teacher Louis Ginsberg. As a Columbia College student in the 1940s he began close friendships with William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, Gregory Corso and Jack Kerouac. He became associated with the Beat movement and the 1950s San Francisco Renaissance poets Gary Snyder and Michael McClure. After jobs as a labourer, market researcher and sailor, Ginsberg published his first volume, Howl and Other Poems, in 1956.  Howl overcame censorship trials to become one of the most widely read poems of the century, translated into twenty-eight languages. In 1965 Ginsberg was, in a matter of weeks, crowned Prague May King, expelled by the Czech police and placed on the FBI's Dangerous Security list. Though he travelled widely, teaching in India, China, and Western and Eastern Europe, his home for most of his life was New York's Lower East Side. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Allen Ginsberg was awarded the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Minister of Culture in 1993, honoured as Harvard Phi Beta Kappa Poet 1994 and co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute, the first accredited Buddhist college in the western world. Ginsberg died in New York on 5 April 1997, eight days after being diagnosed seriously ill. He continued to write until the last few days of his life and died surrounded by his friends and family. One of the last of the 'Beats', he embodied the surprising, experimental and sometimes lunatic spirit of the artistic and literary scene he was so much a part of. On his death James Campbell wrote of him in the Guardian, 'Allen Ginsberg was the exemplary avant-garde figure of the post-war world. In verse, in politics, in his own intimate life - there was no room for a 'private life' - Ginsberg resisted and disdained the orthodox, the social lie. Few people have done as much to make non-conformism respectable in our time as he did.'

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To All the Ones I've Ever Loved - Kiana Azizian Cover Art

To All the Ones I've Ever Loved

To All the Ones I've Ever Loved by Kiana Azizian

Follow the journey of finding self-love. To All The Ones I've Ever Loved shows the pain and struggle caused by the destruction of others, only to find healing and peace within oneself.

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Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass - Lana Del Rey Cover Art

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey

The New York Times bestselling debut book of poetry from Lana Del Rey, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. “ Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic.” — Lana Del Rey Lana’s breathtaking first book solidifies her further as “the essential writer of her times” ( The Atlantic ). The collection features more than thirty poems, many exclusive to the book: Never to Heaven, The Land of 1,000 Fires, Past the Bushes Cypress Thriving, LA Who Am I to Love You?, Tessa DiPietro, Happy, Paradise Is Very Fragile, Bare Feet on Linoleum , and many more. This beautiful hardcover edition showcases Lana’s typewritten manuscript pages alongside her original photography. The result is an extraordinary poetic landscape that reflects the unguarded spirit of its creator. Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is also brought to life in an unprecedented spoken word audiobook which features Lana Del Rey reading fourteen select poems from the book accompanied by music from Grammy Award–winning musician Jack Antonoff.

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Pillow Thoughts III - Courtney Peppernell Cover Art

Pillow Thoughts III

Pillow Thoughts III Mending the Mind by Courtney Peppernell

A beautifully raw and poignant collection of poetry and prose, Pillow Thoughts III continues the series from poet Courtney Peppernell . Fix yourself a warm drink and settle into Peppernell's words as she pens a tribute to her readers who are bravely continuing their journey from hurt to healing. 

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