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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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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 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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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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Because of A Woman - Malanda Jean-Claude Cover Art

Because of A Woman

Because of A Woman by Malanda Jean-Claude

In Because of a Woman, Malanda struggles with vulnerability and fights love at every angle due to the failure to reciprocate. His fear of commitment doesn’t allow him to settle in one place until he loses everything.  Whether it’s lost love, finding yourself or seeking companionship in lonely places ― this is for you. Delivered with witty metaphors, Malanda allows for his readers to embark on a journey with him. Every page is a layer of truth as he fights to understand himself and his counterparts, redefining what it is to be a man in a ‘stoic-male’ society.

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To The Women I Once Loved - Pierre Alex Jeanty Cover Art

To The Women I Once Loved

To The Women I Once Loved by Pierre Alex Jeanty

“To The Women I Once Loved” is a reflection of a poet’s heart, his deepest inner feelings towards past relationships and how they contributed to the man he has become. Each piece brings consciousness to parts of a woman that ought to be glorified, qualities men sometimes neglect in relationships; while making both men and women aware that who they become has a direct correlation with who they’ve been with. Pierre allows readers to see where he missed it before in a way that is uplifting not only to the reader but also the women of his past. This literary piece is filled with hope and will salivate the soul of those waiting on love.

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The Odyssey - Homer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox Cover Art

The Odyssey

The Odyssey by Homer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox

The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles A Penguin Classic   Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey , which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review  hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends  retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 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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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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The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe Cover Art

The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the hallucination that the man's heart is still beating under the floorboards. It is unclear what relationship, if any, the old man and his murderer share. It has been suggested that the old man is a father figure or, perhaps, that his vulture eye represents some sort of veiled secret. The ambiguity and lack of details about the two main characters stand in stark contrast to the specific plot details leading up to the murder. The story was first published in James Russell Lowell's The Pioneer in January 1843. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is widely considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and one of Poe's most famous short stories.

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Zookeeper - Douglas S. Haynes Cover Art

Zookeeper

Zookeeper A timeless free verse poem that encourages us to view our lives with the patterns found in nature. by Douglas S. Haynes

A timeless free verse poem that encourages us to view our lives like the zoo with the patterns found in nature and valuable life lessons are made inspiring. Illustrated by Daniel J. Middleton to bring smiles to faces. Author Douglas S. Haynes is a practicing attorney in Louisville, Kentucky, who began writing poetry in 2011. He publishes regularly in Louisville Bar Briefs. Zookeeper was the product of his desire to impart advice at the onset of his daughter’s freshman college year.  She hung the poem in her dorm room.

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Canti - Giacomo Leopardi Cover Art

Canti

Canti by Giacomo Leopardi

I Canti raccolgono la produzione in versi di Giacomo Leopardi. La produzione poetica dell'autore e la stessa raccolta sono divisi in quattro fasi principali, sebbene l'ordine seguito dalla raccolta non sia sempre questo: - la prima fase tratta di temi eroici, delle canzoni del suicidio, temi della natura e sul senso della vita. La voce poetica sembra giungere dall'antico e dalla natura, laddove anche morire diventa necessario per durare poeticamente, l'umanità è eroica e decaduta, e l'io è ricordo. - la seconda fase comprende i piccoli idilli e i canti pisano-recanatesi o grandi idilli. - la terza fase, nominata ciclo di Aspasia, è dedicata a Fanny Targioni Tozzetti conosciuta a Firenze, di cui egli s'innamorò. Il nome Aspasia si riferisce ad Aspasia, prostituta amata da Pericle, sovrano di Atene. - l'ultima fase comprende le due canzoni "sepolcrali", la Palinodia, il capitolo I nuovi credenti, La ginestra e Il tramonto della Luna.

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Tagore - Rabindranath Tagore Cover Art

Tagore

Tagore The Mystic Poets by Rabindranath Tagore

Discover How Tagore’s Spiritual Life and Vision Can Enlighten Your Own "Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophical and spiritual thoughts transcend all limits of language, culture, and nationality. In his writings, the poet and mystic takes us on a spiritual quest and gives us a glimpse of the infinite in the midst of the finite, unity at the heart of all diversity, and the Divine in all beings and things of the universe." —from the Preface by Swami Adiswarananda Rabindranath Tagore is one of the most influential mystic poets and teachers of the last century. Deeply spiritual and profoundly sensitive, his verse speaks to people from all backgrounds who seek a deeper understanding of self, country, creation, God, and love. This beautiful sampling of Tagore’s two most important works, The Gardener and Gitanjali, offers a glimpse into his spiritual vision that has inspired people around the world. Poems from The Gardener explore youth and earthly love, while excerpts from Gitanjali express divine love and Tagore’s difficulty in satisfying it. Overwhelmingly mystical and lovely in its simplicity, this unique collection offers insight into Tagore’s heavenly desires, his ongoing quest for Brahama Vihara, the joy eternal, and illuminates the remarkable diversity that made him the most important bridge between the spirituality of the East and West in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Black ButterFly - Robert M. Drake Cover Art

Black ButterFly

Black ButterFly by Robert M. Drake

The Black Butterfly is a symbol of transformation and rebirth after death. Drake wrote this book for those who have lost someone in death and in life. This book is a collection of memories and experiences Drake lived after the death of one of his brothers. He promised he would write him a few words after he failed to complete the task while his brother was alive. This book is everything... this book is for all who are breathing and for all who are no longer here. This book is for you.

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Primero de poeta - Patricia Benito Cover Art

Primero de poeta

Primero de poeta by Patricia Benito

El libro de poesía que, autoeditado por su autora, escaló las listas de Amazon y ha conquistado a miles de lectores. « Vive, j***r, vive. Y si algo no te gusta, cámbialo. Y si algo te da miedo, supéralo. Y si algo te enamora, agárralo .» Primero de poeta son todos los papeles que rellené y quemé, todos los pasos que no di, las vidas que perdí. Todas las declaraciones de amor que callé, los sueños que rompí, los miedos de los que aprendí. Es mi impaciencia, mis ganas de sentir y el pánico. Es descubrir que mis miedos siempre ganan la partida. Es empujarte a que te vayas por si te acercas demasiado. Es querer que te acerques demasiado. Primero de poeta son todos mis errores. Y mi cura. La opinión de los lectores: «Cada página es una confesión desnuda y sincera de la autora, de esas que te hacen partícipe de principio a fin porque sabes que son auténticas, porque están escritas con el lenguaje que compartimos todos, el del dolor y el de la alegría, el del miedo y el del amor, en definitiva, el lenguaje del alma. Recomiendo tenerlo para ojearlo con cuidado de vez en cuando, porque al menos a mí, me hace sentir cosas de las cuales no quiero abusar y "gastarlas" demasiado rápido.» Chris «Para los amantes del buen gusto, de lo bonito, de lo que toca el alma. Por encontrarme reflejada en muchos de esos renglones, hacerme sonreír y también hacerme reflexionar. Por todo eso y por mucho más, es un libro para leer al menos una vez en la vida.» Inma «A cada poema te enamoras más de Patricia, porque te hace sentir y recordar emociones cotidianas que a veces podemos tener olvidadas. Recomendable 100%, para leer y releer.» Inma Naroi «Una poesía moderna, directa, de pensamientos ágiles y muy cercana, con partes que invitan a la reflexión.» Juan

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My Wicked Wicked Ways - Sandra Cisneros Cover Art

My Wicked Wicked Ways

My Wicked Wicked Ways by Sandra Cisneros

In this beautiful collection of poems, remarkable for their plainspoken radiance, the bestselling author of The House on Mango Street and winner of the 2018 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature embraces her first passion-verse. With lines both comic and sad, Sandra Cisneros deftly-and dazzlingly-explores the human experience. For those familiar with Cisneros only from her acclaimed fiction, My Wicked Wicked Ways presents her in an entirely new light. And for readers everywhere, here is a showcase of one of our most powerful writers at her lyrical best.

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Time and Materials - Robert Hass Cover Art

Time and Materials

Time and Materials Poems 1997-2005 by Robert Hass

The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This work is breathtakingly immediate, stylistically varied, redemptive, and wise. His familiar landscapes are here—San Francisco, the Northern California coast, the Sierra high country—in addition to some of his oft-explored themes: art; the natural world; the nature of desire; the violence of history; the power and limits of language; and, as in his other books, domestic life and the conversation between men and women. New themes emerge as well, perhaps: the essence of memory and of time. The works here look at paintings, at Gerhard Richter as well as Vermeer, and pay tribute to his particular literary masters, friend Czeslaw Milosz, the great Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, Horace, Whitman, Stevens, Nietszche, and Lucretius. We are offered glimpses of a surpris­ingly green and vibrant twenty-first-century Berlin; of the demilitarized zone between the Koreas; of a Bangkok night, a Mexican desert, and an early summer morning in Paris, all brought into a vivid present and with a passionate meditation on what it is and has been to be alive. "It has always been Mr. Hass's aim," the New York Times Book Review wrote, "to get the whole man, head and heart and hands and every­thing else, into his poetry." Every new volume by Robert Hass is a major event in poetry, and this beautiful collection is no exception.

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The Wilds of Poetry - David Hinton Cover Art

The Wilds of Poetry

The Wilds of Poetry Adventures in Mind and Landscape by David Hinton

An exploration of the emerging Western consciousness of how deeply we belong to the wild Cosmos, as seen through the lineage of modern America's great avant-garde poets --a thrilling journey with today's premier translator of the Chinese classics. Henry David Thoreau, in The Maine Woods, describes a moment on Mount Ktaadin when all explanations and assumptions fell away for him and he was confronted with the wonderful, inexplicable thusness of things. David Hinton takes that moment as the starting point for his account of a rewilding of consciousness in the West: a dawning awareness of our essential oneness with the world around us. Because there was no Western vocabulary for this perception, it fell to poets to make the first efforts at articulation, and those efforts were largely driven by Taoist and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhist ideas imported from ancient China. Hinton chronicles this rewilding through the lineage of avant-garde poetry in twentieth-century America—from Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound and Robinson Jeffers to Gary Snyder, W. S. Merwin, and beyond—including generous selections of poems that together form a compelling anthology of ecopoetry. In his much-admired translations, Hinton has re-created ancient Chinese rivers-and-mountains poetry as modern American poetry; here, he reenvisions modern American poetry as an extension of that ancient Chinese tradition: an ecopoetry that weaves consciousness into the Cosmos in radical and fundamental ways.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Truth About Magic - Atticus Cover Art

The Truth About Magic

The Truth About Magic Poems by Atticus

The instant New York Times bestseller from the mysterious and romantic poet Atticus, Instagram sensation and author of Love Her Wild and the Dark Between Stars In his third collection of poems, Atticus takes us on adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in love, looking back and looking inward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace, wit, and longing. Whether it’s drinking wine out of oak barrels, laughing until you cry, dancing in old barns until the sun comes up, or making love on sandy beaches, Atticus reminds us that magic is everywhere—we simply have to look for it.

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The Iliad - Robert Fitzgerald & Homer Cover Art

The Iliad

The Iliad The Fitzgerald Translation by Robert Fitzgerald & Homer

Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss and crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrion for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done. -Lines 1-6 Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" ( Library Journal ). This edition includes a new foreword by Andrew Ford.

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The Prophet - Kahlil Gibran Cover Art

The Prophet

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English in 1923 by the Lebanese-American artist, philosopher and writer Khalil Gibran. In the book, the prophet Almustafa who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses many issues of life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.

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Letters, To The Men I Have Loved - Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol Cover Art

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved by Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol

When people part ways where does the LOVE go? Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol is a Dominican born actress and contemporary poet. At the age of five her family migrated to Miami, Florida. She wrote her first poem at the age of six and since then cultivated a passion for poetry. "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved" is her debut as an author. In it she expresses her feelings through distinct letters and poems to various men whom she considers motivated personal growth and her transition from young adult to womanhood. With words she paints a vivid picture of feelings such as passion, forgiveness, lust, and hope. Gracefully playing with the universal theme of the pursuit of love and the desire for change that can resonate with women all around the world.

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Di Balik Jendela Koruki - Kusfitria Marstyasih Cover Art

Di Balik Jendela Koruki

Di Balik Jendela Koruki by Kusfitria Marstyasih

Puisi tidak mesti hidup di dalam tubuh seseorang terpilih, atau dalam rumah-rumah yang dinamai. Puisi bisa lahir di mana saja, dalam tubuh siapa saja, termasuk seorang ibu. Kusfitria adalah bukti dimana ke-ibu-annya bagi ketiga anak dan kasihnya bagi sang suami, tetap saja menjadikan bara puitik dan lalu ia goreskan dalam buku ini. Puisi, sedemikian dekat dengan siapapun.

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

Whiskey Words & a Shovel II

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

R.H. Sin’s second volume continues the passion and vigor of his previous publication. His stanzas inspire strength through the pure emotional energy and the vulnerability of his poems. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. R.H. Sin’s poems are often only a few lines long, and yet the emotional punch of his language gives these words an enduring power beyond the short page. He doesn't back away from the pains and struggles of life and love, and yet his determined, unapologetic voice provides a measure of comfort and a message of perseverance that is at once realistic and indomitable. This blend of determination and painful vulnerability gives his poetry a distinctive, engaging flavor.

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

Whiskey Words & a Shovel III

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

r.h. Sin’s final volume in the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel series expands on the passion and vigor of his first two installments. His stanzas inspire strength through the raw, emotional energy and the vulnerability of his poems. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. At roughly 300 pages, this culminating volume will be his lengthiest yet.   

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The Poetic Underground - Erin Hanson Cover Art

The Poetic Underground

The Poetic Underground Ebook by Erin Hanson

After the success of the physical edition of this book, I am now happy to make it available as an e-book in order for it to be more readily enjoyed. This book contains poems from the past 2+ years of poetry writing, all from my blog, The Poetic Underground.

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Reflection - Tyler Lockett Cover Art

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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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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Rest in the Mourning - r.h. Sin Cover Art

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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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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The Poetic Edda - Henry Adams Bellows Cover Art

The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda by Henry Adams Bellows

The Poetic Edda translated by Henry Adams Bellows This edition is a reprint of the 1923 Bellows translation of Scandinavian mythology. Table Of Contians.... 01. Voluspo 02. Hovamol 03. Vafthruthnismol 04. Grimnismol 05. Skirnismol 06. Harbarthsljoth 07. Hymiskvitha 08. Lokasenna 09. Thrymskvitha 10. Alvissmol 11. Baldrs Draumar 12. Rigsthula 13. Hyndluljoth 14. Svipdagsmol 15. Völundarkvitha 16. Helgakvitha Hjorvarthssonar 17. Helgakvitha Hundingsbana I 18. Helgakvitha Hundingsbana II 19. Fra Dautha Sinfjotla 20. Gripisspo 21. Reginsmol 22. Fafnismol          23. Sigrdrifumol 24. Brot Af Sigurtharkvithu 25. Guthrunarkvitha I 26. Sigurtharkvitha En Skamma          27. Helreith Brynhildar          28. Drap Niflunga          29. Guthrunarkvitha II, En Forna          30. Guthrunarkvitha III          31. Oddrunargratr          32. Atlakvitha En Grönlenzka          33. Atlamol En Grönlenzku          34. Guthrunarhvot          35. Hamthesmol

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Las almas de Brandon - César Brandon Ndjocu Cover Art

Las almas de Brandon

Las almas de Brandon by César Brandon Ndjocu

Las almas de Brandon es un recopilatorio de historias cortas, cuentos y poemas de todo tipo que tratan sobre el amor, la soledad, el olvido, el dolor, la alegría, la felicidad, la vida y la muerte. Un exquisito pero agridulce viaje a través de los sentidos que te sobrecogerá de emociones y te hará reflexionar.

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Please Don't Go Before I Get Better - Madisen Kuhn Cover Art

Please Don't Go Before I Get Better

Please Don't Go Before I Get Better by Madisen Kuhn

Discover this exquisite poetry and prose collection about the pains of growing up from the popular millennial Instagram poet, perfect for fans of Amanda Lovelace and Rupi Kaur. Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years , poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind. Chronicling the complexities, joys, and challenges of this transitional phase of life, Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better is a powerful, deeply affecting work that pierces your heart with its refreshing candor and vulnerability. A poignant exploration of self-image, self-discovery, and self-reflection, this anthology brilliantly captures the universal experience of growing up, and you are bound to find yourself reflected in these glimmering pages.

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Whereas

Whereas Poems by Layli Long Soldier

The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award WHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment. What did I know of our language but pieces? Would I teach her to be pieces? Until a friend comforted, Don’t worry, you and your daughter will learn together. Today she stood sunlight on her shoulders lean and straight to share a song in Diné, her father’s language. To sing she motions simultaneously with her hands; I watch her be in multiple musics. —from “WHEREAS Statements” WHEREAS confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators. Through a virtuosic array of short lyrics, prose poems, longer narrative sequences, resolutions, and disclaimers, Layli Long Soldier has created a brilliantly innovative text to examine histories, landscapes, her own writing, and her predicament inside national affiliations. “I am,” she writes, “a citizen of the United States and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, meaning I am a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation—and in this dual citizenship I must work, I must eat, I must art, I must mother, I must friend, I must listen, I must observe, constantly I must live.” This strident, plaintive book introduces a major new voice in contemporary literature.

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Be With

Be With by Forrest Gander

WINNER OF THE 2019 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRY LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Book of 2018 Forrest Gander’s first book of poems since his Pulitzer finalist Core Samples from the World: a startling look through loss, grief, and regret into the exquisite nature of intimacy Drawing from his experience as a translator, Forrest Gander includes in the first, powerfully elegiac section a version of a poem by the Spanish mystical poet St. John of the Cross. He continues with a long multilingual poem examining the syncretic geological and cultural history of the U.S. border with Mexico. The poems of the third section—a moving transcription of Gander’s efforts to address his mother dying of Alzheimer’s—rise from the page like hymns, transforming slowly from reverence to revelation. Gander has been called one of our most formally restless poets, and these new poems express a characteristically tensile energy and, as one critic noted, “the most eclectic diction since Hart Crane.”

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The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson - Emily Dickinson & Billy Collins Cover Art

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson & Billy Collins

Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. This enthralling collection includes more than four hundred poems that were published between Dickinson's death and 1900. They express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature, and of what Henry James called "the landscape of the soul." And as Billy Collins suggests in his Introduction, "In the age of the workshop, the reading, the poetry conference and festival, Dickinson reminds us of the deeply private nature of literary art."

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Aphrodite Made Me Do It

Aphrodite Made Me Do It by Trista Mateer

Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self-care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It . In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present. By the end of this book, Aphrodite will make you believe in the possibility of your own healing.

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Love is a Dog From Hell

Love is a Dog From Hell by Charles Bukowski

First published in 1977, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the Bukowski canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies, heartbreaks, and limits of love.

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Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: • New introductions commissioned from today’s top writers and scholars • Biographies of the authors • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events • Footnotes and endnotes • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work • Comments by other famous authors • Study questions to challenge the reader’s viewpoints and expectations • Bibliographies for further reading • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader’s understanding of these enduring works. Pilgrims on their way to worship at the shrine of Saint Thomas à Becket in Canterbury stop at the Tabard Inn. Representing a cross-section of medieval English society, the group includes a knight and his squire, a prioress, a friar, a miller, and a wife. To amuse themselves on their journey, they agree that each will tell a tale. These stories—by turns bawdy, hilarious, scurrilous, romantic, heroic, and moving—reveal a great deal about the tellers and the world they live in, which, despite the distance of six hundred years, seems remarkably like our own. Indeed, the structure of The Canterbury Tales and the sophisticated, intricate interplay between the stories, their narrators, and the general narrator (himself a complex comic character) give the book its strikingly modern flavor. Often called the first book of poetry written in English, Chaucer’s masterpiece is also the first anthology of English short fiction, one that will resonate with readers for as long as folly and courage, deceit and generosity, love and jealousy remain part of the human personality. Robert W. Hanning is Professor of English at Columbia University, where he has taught since 1961. He has published The Vision of History in Early Britain, The Individual in Twelfth-Century Romance, The Lais of Marie de France (co-translated with Joan Ferrante), and Castiglione: the Ideal and the Real in Renaissance Culture (co-edited with David Rosand), as well as many articles on Chaucer’s poetry and other medieval and Renaissance subjects. Peter Tuttle’s most recent poetry is Looking for a Sign in the West, published by Back Short in 2003.

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Hard Light

Hard Light by Michael Crummey

In Hard Light Michael Crummey retells and reinvents his father’s stories of outport Newfoundland and the Labrador fishery of a half century ago. Speaking through generations of storytellers, he conjures a world of hard toil and heavy weather, shot through with stoicism, grim humour, endurance, and love. This is writing that is supple and charged with intensity, language that vivifies — electrifies — whoever and whatever it describes.

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After Ikkyu and Other Poems

After Ikkyu and Other Poems by Jim Harrison

A spirited collection of poems inspired by the Zen practice of one of America's most celebrated authors, Jim Harrison, a New York Times best-selling author. The popular novels of Jim Harrison (1937–2016) represent only part of his literary output—he was also widely acclaimed for the “renegade genius” of his powerful, expressive poems. After Ikkyū is the first collection of Harrison’s poetry directly inspired by his many years of Zen practice. The writing here is at once thought-provoking and passionate, immortalizing a celebrated American writer’s relationship to Zen in beautiful verse. These short, spirited poems will inspire you to look at life differently with a newfound sense of wonder and gratitude for everyday moments.

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Toda la felicidad del universo

Toda la felicidad del universo by César Brandon Ndjocu

Toda la felicidad del universo es un recopilatorio de historias cortas, cuentos y poemas que tratan sobre el amor, la soledad, el olvido, el dolor, la alegría, la felicidad, la vida y la muerte. Un exquisito pero agridulce viaje a través de los sentidos que cautivará y hará reflexionar al lector.

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Feed

Feed by Tommy Pico

From the Winner of the Whiting Award, an American Book Award, and finalist for a Lambda, Tommy Pico's Feed is the final book in the Teebs Cycle. Feed is the fourth book in the Teebs tetralogy. It's an epistolary recipe for the main character, a poem of nourishment, and a jaunty walk through New York's High Line park, with the lines, stanzas, paragraphs, dialogue, and registers approximating the park's cultivated gardens of wildness. Among its questions, Feed asks what's the difference between being alone and being lonely? Can you ever really be friends with an ex? How do you make perfect mac & cheese? Feed is an ode of reconciliation to the wild inconsistencies of a northeast spring, a frustrating season of back-and-forth, of thaw and blizzard, but with a faith that even amidst the mess, it knows where it's going.  

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Стихотворения

Стихотворения by Борис Пастернак

Имя Бориса Пастернака давно перестало быть именем только поэта. Он стал совестью и творческой силой своего поколения. Творчество Б.Л.Пастернака – это постижение гармонии мира. От составителя: «…Составляя этот сборник из стихотворений Бориса Пастернака, писавшихся в разные годы, мы хотели обратить внимание читателя на единый, органический характер основного содержания его многолетнего труда (1910—1960). На его глазах менялся мир, образ которого рисовал Пастернак, но сохраняя цельность своего дарования и верность ему, он зорко следил за тем, что происходило вокруг, не обманываясь владычеством „трескучей фразы“ и лжи злободневности, всеохватно царившим в его зрелые годы. …» В сборник вошли стихотворения из следующих циклов: Из книги «Начальная пора» 1912—1914 Из книги «Поверх барьеров» 1914—1916 Из книги «Сестра моя – жизнь» Лето 1917 года Из книги «Темы и вариации» 1916—1922 Стихи разных лет 1916—1931 Из книги «Второе рождение» 1930—1932 Из книги «На ранних поездах». 1936—1944 Стихотворения Юрия Живаго 1946—1953 Из книги «Когда разгуляется» 1956—1959

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Gitanjali

Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore

Gitanjali, or 'Song Offerings', is a collection of 103 English poems, largely translations, of the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.

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The Silence

The Silence by John Greening

The title poem of The Silence is a meditation on Sibelius and the thirty years he spent grappling with an eighth symphony that he eventually burned. The poem is emblematic of a broader concern with the mystery of the creative process, explored in the work of other artists but also grappled with first-hand, in the composition of poems. Death, that most emphatic of silences, is a recurring theme; but so too is the bright potentiality of the unknown, the beyond. A tribute to the late Dennis O'Driscoll is, among other things, a bold meditation on hope. Elsewhere, Greening visits the Peak District, the Ancient Egypt of Nebamun, Sibelius's Finland, and the vanished settlements beneath Heathrow Airport.

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