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Ashes of Her Love - Pierre Alex Jeanty Cover Art

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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HER - Pierre Alex Jeanty Cover Art

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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The Inferno

The Inferno A New Verse Translation by Dante Alighieri & Peter Thornton

This enthralling new translation of Dante’s Inferno “immediately joins ranks with the very best” (Richard Lansing). One of the world’s transcendent literary masterpieces, the Inferno tells the timeless story of Dante’s journey through the nine circles of hell, guided by the poet Virgil, when in midlife he strays from his path in a dark wood. In this vivid verse translation into contemporary English, Peter Thornton makes the classic work fresh again for a new generation of readers. Recognizing that the Inferno was, for Dante and his peers, not simply an allegory but the most realistic work of fiction to date, he points out that hell was a lot like Italy of Dante's time. Thornton's translation captures the individuals represented, landscapes, and psychological immediacy of the dialogues as well as Dante's poetic effects. The product of decades of passionate dedication and research, his translation has been hailed by the leading Dante scholars on both sides of the Atlantic as exceptional in its accuracy, spontaneity, and vividness. Those qualities and its detailed notes explaining Dante's world and references make it both accessible for individual readers and perfect for class adoption.

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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. m ilk 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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A Crowded Loneliness - r.h. Sin Cover Art

A Crowded Loneliness

A Crowded Loneliness by r.h. Sin

A Crowded Loneliness documents the thoughts of one mind in isolation and may mirror the emotions of many others.

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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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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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The Essential Rumi - reissue - Coleman Barks Cover Art

The Essential Rumi - reissue

The Essential Rumi - reissue New Expanded Edition by Coleman Barks

This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever. The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.

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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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Don't Call Us Dead - Danez Smith Cover Art

Don't Call Us Dead

Don't Call Us Dead Poems by Danez Smith

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection “[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”— The New Yorker Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. “Some of us are killed / in pieces,” Smith writes, “some of us all at once.” Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America—“Dear White America”—where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.

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The 20th Century in Poetry - Michael Hulse & Simon Rae Cover Art

The 20th Century in Poetry

The 20th Century in Poetry by Michael Hulse & Simon Rae

A historical timeline of more than four hundred 20th-century poems. “[A] prodigious harvest . . . an entire universe of poetry lives here” ( Booklist , starred review).  This groundbreaking anthology presents in chronological order over four hundred poems written during the twentieth century. The authors, both published poets themselves, give an overview of each period of history, while notes to the poems place each one in its historical context and trace the century’s poetic development. Concise biographies for each poet complete the anthology. By organizing the poems in chronological order, readers will see poets in a new light. Here A. E. Houseman, for example, rubs shoulders with T. S. Eliot, showing that traditional forms can hold their own against the modernist orthodoxy. All the major events of the twentieth century are reflected in the choice of poems within these pages. Including poems by Noël Coward, Rudyard Kipling, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Robert Frost, G. K. Chesterton, Ezra Pound, Philip Larkin, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, W. H. Auden, e. e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, Kingsley Amis, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Frank O’Hara, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, John Updike, Robert Penn Warren, among a host of others, this richly rewarding collection captures the history of the twentieth century within one monumental volume.  

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the moon and her stars - Rupi b. Kaur Cover Art

the moon and her stars

the moon and her stars by Rupi b. Kaur

Divided into five chapters and illustrated by kaur, the moon and her stars is a journey of love, falling, rising, inspiration, and growing. A celebration of life and love in all its forms. The hands of time cannot touch us i said. why? he asked. i kissed his lips before saying: because our love is timeless.  

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The Lais of Marie De France - Marie France Cover Art

The Lais of Marie De France

The Lais of Marie De France With Two Further Lais in the Original Old French by Marie France

Marie de France (fl. late twelfth century) is the earliest known French woman poet and her lais - stories in verse based on Breton tales of chivalry and romance - are among the finest of the genre. Recounting the trials and tribulations of lovers, the lais inhabit a powerfully realized world where very real human protagonists act out their lives against fairy-tale elements of magical beings, potions and beasts. De France takes a subtle and complex view of courtly love, whether telling the story of the knight who betrays his fairy mistress or describing the noblewoman who embroiders her sad tale on the shroud for a nightingale killed by a jealous and suspicious husband.

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Where to Begin - Cleo Wade Cover Art

Where to Begin

Where to Begin A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World by Cleo Wade

“Author and poet Cleo Wade will make your day with her inspiring and uplifting outlook on life” ( People ) and she returns with another moving collection of poems, mantras, and illustrations encouraging you to remain hopeful and harness your inner power and create change through self-care and social justice. If you are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice, and equality, Where to Begin is the ultimate inspirational guide. Building on the wisdom of Cleo Wade’s national bestseller Heart Talk , this heartfelt collection will help you stay connected to hope during difficult moments and remind you that no matter what, you still have the power to show up and effect positive change. Remember, your big life is made up of a collection of all of your small moments. Our big world is a made up of a collection of all of our small actions. This book is about where to begin.

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The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde - Audre Lorde Cover Art

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde by Audre Lorde

A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. "These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine

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She Felt Like Feeling Nothing - r.h. Sin Cover Art

She Felt Like Feeling Nothing

She Felt Like Feeling Nothing by r.h. Sin

There are moments when the heart no longer wishes to feel because everything it's felt up until then has brought it nothing but anguish. In  She Felt Like Feeling Nothing , r.h. Sin pursues themes of self-discovery and retrospection. With this book, the poet intends to create a safe space where women can rest their weary hearts and focus on themselves.

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Idiot Verse - Keaton Henson Cover Art

Idiot Verse

Idiot Verse by Keaton Henson

Combining whimsical illustrations with poems of love, humour and celebration of the ups and downs of being a touring recording artist, Idiot Verse is a delightful book in the tradition of Leonard Cohen and John Lennon. It’s a singer-songwriter’s notebook to himself, and the world, and sure to impress fans especially, of which Henson has many. Bestseller

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Beyond Worthy - Jacqueline Whitney Cover Art

Beyond Worthy

Beyond Worthy by Jacqueline Whitney

These words are for the one looking for hope, for the one questioning whether they’ll ever truly be okay. These words are for us all. Hold this book in your hands and hold onto hope. Trust that you will find peace and freedom from your past and clarity for your future. Stop doubting whether you’re worthy of living or if continuing to fight for your life is worth it. Pain comes and goes, but with every second, we grow stronger. You will get through whatever it is you are going through. There is hope. Let these words be your guide.

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Healing Earthquakes - Jimmy Santiago Baca Cover Art

Healing Earthquakes

Healing Earthquakes Poems by Jimmy Santiago Baca

An award-winning collection of poems that vividly capture the astonishing emotional range of an entire romance from beginning to end.   Jimmy Santiago Baca introduces us to a man and woman before they are acquainted and re-creates their first meeting, falling in love, their decision to make a family, the eventual realization of each other’s irreconcilable faults, the resulting conflicts, the breakup and hostility, and, finally, their transcendence of the bitterness and resentment.   Throughout the relationship we are privy to the couple’s anguish of loneliness, the heady rush of new love, the irritations and joys of raising children, the difficulties in truly knowing someone, the doldrums of breakup, and so on. It is impossible not to identify with these characters and to recognize the universal drama of human connection. As he weaves this story, Baca explores many of his traditional themes: the beauty and cruelty of the desert lands where he spent much of his life, the grace and wisdom of animals, and the quiet dignity of life on small Chicano farms. An extraordinary work that “expresses both bliss and heartache with lyric intensity” from one of America’s finest poets ( Booklist ).   “Baca is a force in American poetry . . . His words heal, inspire, and elicit the earthly response of love.” —Garrett Hongo   “[Baca] writes with unconcealed passion . . . what makes his writing so exciting to me is the way in which it manifests both an intense lyricism and that transformative vision which perceives the mythic and archetypal significance of life-events.” —Denise Levertov

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The Strength In Our Scars - Bianca Sparacino Cover Art

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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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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Counting Descent - Clint Smith Cover Art

Counting Descent

Counting Descent by Clint Smith

Clint Smith’s debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.

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New Selected Poems

New Selected Poems by Thom Gunn & Clive Wilmer

A new selection of poems by the celebrated gay poet Thom Gunn has been described as “one of the most singular and compelling poets in English during the past half-century” ( Times Literary Supplement ). Gunn was an Elizabethan poet in modern guise, though there’s nothing archaic, quaint, or sepia-toned about his poetry. His method was dispassionate and rigorous, uniquely well suited for making a poetic record of the tumultuous time in which he lived. Gunn’s dozens of brilliantly realized poems about nature, friendship, literature, sexual love, and death are set against the ever-changing backdrop of San Francisco—the druggy, politically charged sixties and the plague years of AIDS in the eighties. Perhaps no contemporary poet was better equipped—by temperament, circumstance, or poetic gift—to engage the subjects of eros and thanatos than Thom Gunn. This New Selected Poems , compiled by his friend Clive Wilmer and accompanied by insightful notes, is the first edition to represent the full arc of Gunn’s inimitable career.

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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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Heart Talk - Cleo Wade Cover Art

Heart Talk

Heart Talk Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade

A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade—the artist, poet, and speaker who has been called “the Millennial Oprah” by New York Magazine —that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, perfect for fans of the bestseller Milk & Honey . True to her hugely popular Instagram account, Cleo Wade brings her moving life lessons to Heart Talk , an inspiring, accessible, and spiritual book of wisdom for the new generation. Featuring over one hundred and twenty of Cleo’s original poems, mantras, and affirmations, including fan favorites and never before seen ones, this book is a daily pep talk to keep you feeling empowered and motivated. With relatable, practical, and digestible advice, including “Hearts break. That’s how the magic gets in,” and “Baby, you are the strongest flower that ever grew, remember that when the weather changes,” this is a portable, replenishing pause for your daily life. Keep Heart Talk by your bedside table or in your bag for an empowering boost of spiritual adrenaline that can help you discover and unlock what is blocking you from thriving emotionally and spiritually.

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QR - Michael Camarata Cover Art

QR

QR An Experiment In Poetry by Michael Camarata

In “QR: An Experiment In Poetry,” Author Michael Camarata has converted seven of his poems, four of which have never been previously published, into QR code. Only by scanning the code will a poem be revealed to you. Free QR code scanning apps for smart phones with cameras and web cams are widely available online. What is QR Code? QR code was originally created as a replacement scanning system for barcodes, capable of holding larger volumes of information and utilizing a camera instead of a laser for scanning. Online it has become a popular replacement for a user’s avatar, providing a scan link to that user’s blog or other website. Offline it has been used for posting semi-private notes on bulletin boards to others who have a scanning app on their camera phones, or for treasure hunts where the hunters must scan the code to read their next clue.

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I Hope You Stay - Courtney Peppernell Cover Art

I Hope You Stay

I Hope You Stay by Courtney Peppernell

Just as moving and endearing as Peppernell's previous books,  I Hope You Stay  is a reminder of the resilience and hope needed after heartache and pain. The book is divided into five sections, with poems ranging from free verse to short form. These words are a light in the deepest hours of the night: Hold on. The sun is coming.  

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Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame - Charles Bukowski Cover Art

Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame

Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame by Charles Bukowski

Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame is poetry full of gambling, drinking and women. Charles Bukowski writes realistically about the seedy underbelly of life.

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The Nectar of Pain - Najwa Zebian Cover Art

The Nectar of Pain

The Nectar of Pain by Najwa Zebian

In  The Nectar of Pain , Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of healing. With uncommon warmth and wisdom, Zebian empowers all who have lost to let go of anger and transform their suffering into the softness, sweetness, and beauty of nectar. She holds her readers by the hand as they heal. 

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#metoo - Rupi b. Kaur Cover Art

#metoo

#metoo by Rupi b. Kaur

from the soul-soothing mind of rupi, comes another beautiful collection of poetry that only kaur can pen, the writer of the decennium (Poetry Writer's Guild of Literary Arts and Achievement).   a vibrant, transcendent and heart-wrenching journey about growth and healing divided into four chapters; life, #metoo, crazy / beautiful, and tears on my pillow. each chapter serves a different purpose towards healing a different pain within us. #metoo takes readers through a journey of the most terrible moments in a woman’s life and finds the strength needed within to rise again, stronger than ever, reborn from the ashes like a phoenix. 'they told her she needed to find a knight, when all she wanted was to find a sword.' - rupi b. kaur

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Staying Alive - Neil Astley Cover Art

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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The Canterbury Tales - Geoffrey Chaucer & Nevill Coghill Cover Art

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Geoffrey Chaucer & Nevill Coghill

Nevill Coghill’s masterly and vivid modern English verse translation with all the vigor and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle English A Penguin Classic In  The Canterbury Tales  Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight’s account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath’s Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook. Rich and diverse,  The Canterbury Tales  offer us an unrivalled glimpse into the life and mind of medieval England. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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All The Words I Should Have Said - Rania Naim Cover Art

All The Words I Should Have Said

All The Words I Should Have Said by Rania Naim

Rania Naim’s first poetry collection “All The Words I Should Have Said” explores the deeper struggles of love and heartbreak and the challenges of moving on and finding one’s strength again after loss. And the truth behind the words we said and the words we never did.  The book is a reflection of what we wish we could tell the ones who loved us, the ones who hurt us, the ones who made us question ourselves and the ones who never told us how they truly felt.  “All The Words I Should Have Said” is a collection of deep and heartfelt poems that we’ve all wanted to say but never knew how. Praise for “All The Words I Should Have Said”: In “All The Words I Should Have Said,” Rania takes her readers on a personal and gut-wrenching journey through love, loss, and everything in between. Naim's words are carefully crafted, and her stunning poems will leave you breathless. This book is truly a masterpiece that you won't be able to put down the second you lay your eyes on it. —Lauren Jarvis-Gibson, Writer at Thought Catalog and author of “In Regards To Forever”

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Your Soul is a River - Nikita Gill Cover Art

Your Soul is a River

Your Soul is a River by Nikita Gill

Thought Catalog Books presents Nikita Gill’s “Your Soul Is A River,” a collection of poetry.

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Apologies That Never Came - Pierre Alex Jeanty Cover Art

Apologies That Never Came

Apologies That Never Came by Pierre Alex Jeanty

With massive social media followings and a loyal fan base, Jeanty is poised for great success for his sixth poetry collection entitled Apologies That Never Came . In this series of prose and poetry, both the words and sentiment are simple, uninterrupted by excess flair or complexity. Apologies That Never Came dissects the agony of heartbreak and loss through the unexpressed words and feelings; what is left over at the end. While his poems and prose delve into pain, they ultimately transcend that heartbreak, awakening everyone's preexisting strength and capacity for growth. Much like in his previous collections, Jeanty has successfully created a tool for unity and healing out of the torment of his experiences.   

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Rest in the Mourning

Rest in the Mourning by r.h. Sin

The calm before and after the storm. Rest in the Mourning is a steady and profound stream of conscious thoughts and emotion. Documenting unhealthy relationships and why the heart ends up in the hands of those deemed unworthy. It speaks to the heart's ability to hold on to relationships that no longer deserve our energy as well as what happens when we are ready to let go. Rest in the Mourning is about self-care and self-love.    

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This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give A Fuck - Janne Robinson Cover Art

This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give A Fuck

This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give A Fuck by Janne Robinson

Janne Robinson is a 21st-century feminist beat poet. Her voice haunts with the legacy of early feminists and poets such as Gloria Steinem, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. Her no sugar shit prose cuts with the honesty and simplicity of Bukowski and the romantic reliability of Kerouac. Her poetry leads like a woman, walking with fire in the footprints of Steinem—breathing sexual liberation, choice, and overall championing women to their birthright of not only equality but leadership.   Robinson notoriously states that her career is to “share slabs of her heart for a living." Her ability to capture the human experience with unrefined sincerity makes her an incredible force in the modern landscape of personal expression.    Her loyal following of enthusiasts on social media are there not only for her brutal honesty and lyrical grace but also for her lifestyle, which is a mirror of her devotion to joy and refusal to work to work to work to die. Robinson’s films and art shit on the societal "shoulds" and norms and encourage people to ‘build their own box’. She is an outrageous idealist and master at effortlessly marrying the life she wishes to live with her work, and this enrages and inspires many who believe they are trapped.    Robinson’s foray into directing and the multimedia world was in directing a spoken word poetry film in NYC involving 18 women reading the lines from her poem, “This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give a F**k.” The film was a viral sensation online and was nominated for the 2016 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.   Janne is very much so crowning at the beginning of what is and will be a triumphant career, and she has begun so with the hearts of millions indebted and watching as it is rare to stumble upon a woman who makes revolution nature.

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The Evolution of a Girl

The Evolution of a Girl by L.E. Bowman

The Evolution of a Girl is a collection of poetry and prose taking the reader from girl to woman; from heartbreak and anger to transformation and rebirth. It speaks of the strength we find when learning to accept ourselves and the unbreakable softness that comes from unyielding self-love. The Evolution of a Girl is a book for those who are hurting, for those who are healing, and for those who are ready to try again.

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Always 2nd Best - Angie Kesler Cover Art

Always 2nd Best

Always 2nd Best by Angie Kesler

We can't always fix what's broken, but what we can do is pick up the pieces and shape them into something new and more beautiful than before. Those pieces might not fit together as we had originally hoped, but they do become seamless when put together as our creator truly intended. This book of poetry is just a glimpse into broken moments that have slowly been tranforming life into the masterpiece that it should be.  Cover Illustrations by Patrick Kesler Copy Editor, Meaghan Reitz

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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses Penguin Classics by Ovid & David Raeburn

'Still remarkably vivid. It is easier to read this for pure pleasure than just about any other ancient text' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian Ovid's sensuous and witty poem begins with the creation of the world and brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation - often as a result of love or lust - where men and women find themselves magically changed into extraordinary new beings. Including the well-known stories of Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists from Shakespeare and Chaucer to Picasso and Ted Hughes. This translation by David Raeburn is in hexameter verse, which brilliantly captures the energy and spontaneity of the original. Translated by DAVID RAEBURN with an Introduction by DENIS FEENEY

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100 Selected Poems - E. E. Cummings Cover Art

100 Selected Poems

100 Selected Poems by E. E. Cummings

e.e. cummings is without question one of the major poets of this century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It contains one hundred of cummings’s wittiest and most profound poems, harvested from thirty-five of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry. These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which cummings is famous. They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them, as well as the unique synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere.

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Dear Woman

Dear Woman (Poetry for Women) by Michael Reid

Inspiration Led By Poetry Stop cutting yourself short: You must wear your crown at all times. If you were waiting on someone to give it to you, Dear Woman is here to inform you that you can give it to yourself. Every woman is a queen, especially you. Put your crown on and get ready to rule. Take a journey: No one has just one page in their life story. That’s why Dear Woman has everything—quotes, letters, short stories, and poems to educate, motivate, encourage, and provide a little tough love. This open letter is just as multi-faceted and inspirational as you are. Want the best for yourself: Michael E. Read wrote this book because he wants nothing more than for you to be the best woman possible, regardless of circumstance. In Dear Woman, he encourages you to feel the same way. This is more than a self-help book, more than just relationship advice for women—though it does include both of those things. No, this inspirational open letter, full of poetry and wisdom, is life advice just for you. Do it for you: You are an amazing woman. Deep down, you know that. Dear Woman isn’t here to tell you that you need to improve. Rather, it’s here to tell you that you can be your true self—for yourself. This is the life advice you need, because you deserve to thrive for no other reason than the fact that you are a woman. Dear Woman was written in hopes of shedding a little light and love. Let it add some brightness to your life. After reading this book, you will: Love yourself whole-heartedlyKnow that you deserve the bestBe confident regardless of what life throws at you

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Reflection

Reflection by Tyler Lockett

Fueled by faith and powered by a strong work ethic, Tyler Lockett's debut book of poetry is a reflective and uplifting journey through topics such as identity, sports, race, relationships, and how to live a purposeful life. As an NFL All-Pro wide receiver and return specialist for the Seattle Seahawks, Lockett draws on his unique perspective as a professional athlete to address life's many challenges, temptations, and rewards . From reminding young people to pursue their dreams, to pleading with a friend not to take his own life, Lockett's poetry encourages readers to stay positive even when confronting impossible odds. In addition to never-before-published poems, Reflection also includes workshop questions, notes, and inspirational messages that give readers an opportunity to reflect on their own lives as well .

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How to Write Poetry

How to Write Poetry Your Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming a Poet by HowExpert Press

If you want to learn how to write poetry, then get this step-by-step guide. In this step-by-step guide, you will learn how to be a poet. - How to write poetry the right way. - How to think like a poet. - How to tell a story in a unique and eloquent way. - Simple exercises to unlock the poet within you. - How to rhyme with couplets - How to alternate rhymes with quatrains - How to rhyme with the sonnet. - How to write poetry with rhymes. - Impress people with your original and unique poems. - Discover how to express yourself to the world through your own personal poems. - And much more! Click "Buy" to get it now!

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Wisdom in Poetry

Wisdom in Poetry by Robert Greene

For the man or woman truly seeking to know God in a deep, personal way, Wisdom in Poetry is meant to offer spiritual treasure beyond earthly value. Gods living, eternal Word is manifested in my life on paper in easy-to-read poetry. As you read this Spirit-inspired work, the Holy Spirit will reveal many of the secret things of God hidden in His Word for His people. Jesus spoke in parables because the secret things about Him are for you, not the world. The poems in this book are Scripture-based, revealed to me by Gods indwelling spirit. Let this tall, cool drink of living water refresh your thirsty soul.

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A World of Poetry

A World of Poetry by Michael Clay Thompson

A World of Poetry is the third book in the Michael Clay Thompson Poetics Program and the poetic element of the third level of the MCT Language Arts Program. This volume is built on comparisons of poetic and scientific observations of nature and the world around us. Among featured topics are: Sound: alliteration, assonance, consonance, end-stopped, enjambed. Rhyme : end rhyme, rhyme scheme, internal rhyme, eye-rhyme, near rhyme. Meter: the foot, iamb, trochee, dactyl, spondee, amphibrach, amphimacer, pyrrhic. Stanza: Shakespearean sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, ballad, rime royal, limerick, haiku. Figures of Speech: simile, metaphor, personification, apostrophe. Poetic Grammar Poetry and Science Poets quoted include: T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, Christina Rosetti, Gerard Manley Hopkins, A.E. Houseman, Percy Shelley, Emily Dickinson, Sara Teasdale, Anne Sexton, Thomas Hardy, Edgar Allen Poe, W.B. Yeats, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, Emma Lazarus, Sylvia Plath, Basho Matsuo. This digital edition features audio that makes it a special treat for students (and their teachers). Now students can hear the voice of Michael Clay Thompson as he recites many of the poems and speaks directly to the readers.

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Death Poems

Death Poems by Thomas Ligotti

Death Poems by Thomas Ligotti, with a whole new section of poetry titled "Closing Statements". Cover art and internal illustrations by the amazing Richard A. Kirk. Long out of print, Death Poems was originally produced in a very small edition by Durtro in 2004. This highly prized collection has been virtually unobtainable until now.

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Sleeping with the Dictionary

Sleeping with the Dictionary by Harryette Mullen

Harryette Mullen's fifth poetry collection, Sleeping with the Dictionary, is the abecedarian offspring of her collaboration with two of the poet's most seductive writing partners, Roget's Thesaurus and The American Heritage Dictionary. In her ménage à trois with these faithful companions, the poet is aware that while Roget seems obsessed with categories and hierarchies, the American Heritage, whatever its faults, was compiled with the assistance of a democratic usage panel that included black poets Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, as well as feminist author and editor Gloria Steinem. With its arbitrary yet determinant alphabetical arrangement, its gleeful pursuit of the ludic pleasure of word games (acrostic, anagram, homophone, parody, pun), as well as its reflections on the politics of language and dialect, Mullen's work is serious play. A number of the poems are inspired or influenced by a technique of the international literary avant-garde group Oulipo, a dictionary game called S+7 or N+7. This method of textual transformation--which is used to compose nonsensical travesties reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"--also creates a kind of automatic poetic discourse. Mullen's parodies reconceive the African American's relation to the English language and Anglophone writing, through textual reproduction, recombining the genetic structure of texts from the Shakespearean sonnet and the fairy tale to airline safety instructions and unsolicited mail. The poet admits to being "licked all over by the English tongue," and the title of this book may remind readers that an intimate partner who also gives language lessons is called, euphemistically, a "pillow dictionary."

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My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet

I am 27 and have never killed a man but I know the face of death as if heirloom my country memorizes murder as lullaby —from “For Fahd” Textured with the sights and sounds of growing up in East New York in the nineties, to school on the South Side of Chicago, all the way to the olive groves of Palestine, My Mother Is a Freedom Fighter is Aja Monet’s ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the tiny gods who fight to change the world. Complemented by striking cover art from Carrie Mae Weems, these stunning poems tackle racism, sexism, genocide, displacement, heartbreak, and grief, but also love, motherhood, spirituality, and Black joy. Praise for Aja Monet: ““[Monet] is the true definition of an artist.” —Harry Belafonte ““In Paris, she walked out onto the stage, opened her mouth and spoke. At the first utterance I heard that rare something that said this is special and knew immediately that Aja Monet was one of the Ones who will mark the sound of the ages. She brings depth of voice to the voiceless, and through her we sing a powerful song.” —Carrie Mae Weems Of Cuban-Jamaican descent, Aja Monet is an internationally established poet, performer, singer, songwriter, educator, and human rights advocate. Monet is also the youngest person to win the legendary Nuyorican Poet’s Café Grand Slam title.

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The Works of Li Po

The Works of Li Po by Li Po

Li Po (701-762) rivals Du Fu for the title of China's greatest poet, and is considered to be the great Romantic poet of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). He grew up in Sichuan province, China, and set out at the age of twenty-five to travel in the country, writing poems. A well-read student of both Confucianism and Taoism in his youth, and later an unofficial court poet, Li Po is credited as the author of over one thousand poems about wine, friendship, nature, solitude, and time. His works are revered for their exquisite imagery, rich and effortless language, and cadence – although some critics admonished his violation of traditional poetic form. The poet was a member of a group in Shandong called the "Six Idlers of the Bamboo Brook," an informal group dedicated to literature and wine. Popular legend tells that an intoxicated Li Po drowned after falling from his boat in an attempt to embrace the reflection of the moon in the Yangtze River.

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