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The Iliad

The Iliad by Homer & Emily Wilson

The greatest literary landmark of antiquity masterfully rendered by the most celebrated translator of our time. When Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey appeared in 2017—revealing the ancient poem in a contemporary idiom that was “fresh, unpretentious and lean” (Madeline Miller, Washington Post)—critics lauded it as “a revelation” (Susan Chira, New York Times) and “a cultural landmark” (Charlotte Higgins, Guardian) that would forever change how Homer is read in English. Now Wilson has returned with an equally revelatory translation of Homer’s other great epic—the most revered war poem of all time. The Iliad roars with the clamor of arms, the bellowing boasts of victors, the fury and grief of loss, and the anguished cries of dying men. It sings, too, of the sublime magnitude of the world—the fierce beauty of nature and the gods’ grand schemes beyond the ken of mortals. In Wilson’s hands, this thrilling, magical, and often horrifying tale now gallops at a pace befitting its legendary battle scenes, in crisp but resonant language that evokes the poem’s deep pathos and reveals palpably real, even “complicated,” characters—both human and divine. The culmination of a decade of intense engagement with antiquity’s most surpassingly beautiful and emotionally complex poetry, Wilson’s Iliad now gives us a complete Homer for our generation.


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The Odyssey

The Odyssey by Homer & Emily Wilson

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


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This Was Meant To Find You

This Was Meant To Find You
When You Needed It Most
by Charlotte Freeman

If you are hurting, healing, feeling, letting someone go, or starting a new chapter and learning to open your heart back up again, this book was meant to find you when you needed it most. This Was Meant To Find You  (When You Needed It Most)  is Charlotte Freeman’s second book and was written to resonate deeply with the ones who seek comfort in reading the right words at the right time. It’s for the ones who are learning what it means to choose yourself a little more each day and be gentle with yourself through all phases of your journey.


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A Gentle Reminder

A Gentle Reminder by Bianca Sparacino

A gentle reminder, for the days you feel light in this world, and for the days in which the sun rises a little slower. A gentle reminder for when your heart is full of hope, and for when you are learning how to heal it. A gentle reminder for when you finally begin to trust in the goodness, and for when you need the kind of words that hug your broken pieces back together. A gentle reminder for when growth hangs heavy in the air, for when you need to tuck your strength into your bones just to make it to tomorrow. A gentle reminder for when you are balancing the messiness, and the beauty, of what it means to be human, when you are teaching yourself that it is okay to be both happy and sad, that you are real, not perfect. A gentle reminder for when you seek the words you needed when you were younger. A gentle reminder for when you need to hear that you deserve to be loved the way you love others. A gentle reminder for when you need to recognize that you are not your past, that you are not your faults. A gentle reminder for when you need to believe in staying soft, in continuing to be the kind of person who cares. A gentle reminder for when you need to believe in loving deeply in a world that sometimes fails to do so. A gentle reminder to keep going. A gentle reminder to hope. A gentle reminder, for you. Take what you need.


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Everything You’ll Ever Need You Can Find Within Yourself

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

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


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The 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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This Day Is Dark

This Day Is Dark by r.h. Sin

r.h. Sin’s This Day Is Dark is a blistering case study of when red flags are mistaken for passion and love falls in the hands of the wrong people, as explored in his signature poetic voice. From  New York Times  bestselling author r.h. Sin comes  This Day Is Dark , a heartbreakingly relatable collection of poetry and prose that captures some of the darkest moments over an 18-year period.  This Day Is Dark  is an evocative exploration into what it means and how it feels when forever is temporary and once celebrated love becomes unrecognizable.


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Valentía by Kelbin Torres

Este no es un libro de esos que dejas olvidados en un rincón, es un libro de esos a lo que vuelves cada vez que lo necesitas. Es de esos que logan derrumbarte, pero también hacerte brillar. Te hará llorar y reír, te acercará más a la vida. Aquí encontrarás verdades, de esas sin filtro, que te hacen reflexionar. No encontrarás utopías, pues cada palabra nace de una experiencia. Valentía es un camino, tiene sus obstáculos, sus dolores y tristezas, pero también está lleno de esperanza, de fe. Es un libro que avivará el fuego de tu corazón, pondrá tus emociones a flor de piel y, sobre todo, te recordará que en esta vida vale mucho más ser valiente que cualquier otra cosa.


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El desamor que jamás viví

El desamor que jamás viví Una nueva edición especial ampliada con poemas inéditos by Olga González

¿Alguna vez has sentido que te rompían el corazón? ¿Has podido coser sus grietas hasta amar con mucha más intensidad? El poemario del que todo el mundo habla y que ha arrasado en TikTok: El desamor que jamás viví de Olga González. Los pasos para superar una ruptura son los siguientes: 1. Ira 2. Negación 3. Superación 4. Nuevos comienzos Olga González da el salto de la autoedición al mundo editorial con el poemario que ha arrasado en las redes sociales. Un canto al amor y a los corazones rotos, pero también a la fuerza que tenemos en nuestro interior para superar momentos difíciles y resurgir más fuertes que nunca.


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Beauty in the Stillness

Beauty in the Stillness
by Karin Hadadan

For those who yearn to live in the present moment, who seek reflection through heartbreak, comfort during times of loneliness, or guidance while healing,  Beauty In The Stillness  provides the words you need to read right now. Author Karin Hadadan is the founder of ICI ET NU, a lifestyle brand that promotes living in the present moment.  Beauty In The Stillness  is her first published collection of self-help poetry.


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Clarity & Connection

Clarity & Connection by Yung Pueblo

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the celebrated author of Inward comes the second in series, a collection of poetry and short prose focused on understanding how past wounds impact our present relationships. In Clarity & Connection, Yung Pueblo describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In his characteristically spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth. To be read on its own or as a complement to  Inward , Yung Pueblo’s second work is a powerful resource for those invested in the work of personal transformation, building self-awareness, and deepening their connection with others.   


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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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Unfold Poetry + Prose by Ari B. Cofer

From the author of paper girl and the knives that made her comes unfold , a poetic, aching, and hopeful retelling of realizations made while on the journey to healing from both loss of love and loss of self. Through poetry and short essays, unfold shows that true growth comes from being unafraid to face what's hidden inside, to be vulnerable, and to be unashamed of what we find when we finally open up.


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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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Inward by Yung Pueblo

From poet, meditator, and speaker Yung Pueblo, comes the first in series, a collection of poetry and prose that explores the movement from self-love to unconditional love, the power of letting go, and the wisdom that comes when we truly try to know ourselves. It serves as a reminder to the reader that healing, transformation, and freedom are possible.


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We Hope This Reaches You in Time

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

A revised and expanded paperback edition of  We Hope This Reaches You in Time  by Samantha King Holmes and r.h. Sin with all-new bonus material from the authors. Ideas, poetry, and prose from bestselling authors Samantha King Holmes & r.h. Sin.


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All The Letters I Should Have Sent

All The Letters I Should Have Sent by Rania Naim

To the people we loved and the people who couldn’t love us.  To the ones who broke our hearts and the ones that got away.  To the ones who loved us and the ones who healed us.  To the ones who made us ask important questions and the ones who gave us the answers. To all the people who once came into our lives and left an impact, left a mark or left a scar.  This book is for you.


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Let the Light Pour In

Let the Light Pour In by Lemn Sissay

For the past decade, Lemn Sissay has composed a short poem as dawn breaks each morning. Life-affirming, witty and full of wonder, these poems chronicle his own battle with the darkness and are fuelled with resilience and defiant joy. Let the Light Pour In is a collection of the best of these poems, and a book celebrating his morning practice. ‘How do you do it?’ said night ‘How do you wake up and shine?’ ‘I keep it simple,’ said light ‘One day at a time.’


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Soft by Kiana Azizian

There are great awakenings that come from loving and losing. It is in these moments that we really know and understand who we are. In soft, Kiana Azizian uses the repetition of being in love and suffering through heartbreak to heal, forgive, move on, and fall in love again. Self-discovery and reflection are powerfully, yet vividly portrayed in a way that only those who have been loved will understand.


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Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey

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


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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.  She Felt Like Feeling Nothing is the first book in the "What She Felt" series.


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A Beautiful Composition of Broken

A Beautiful Composition of Broken by r.h. Sin

A Beautiful Composition of Broken  is inspired by some of the events expressed artistically by Samantha King in the bestseller  Born to Love, Cursed to Feel.  It serves as a poetic documentary of the lives of people who have been mistreated, misunderstood, and wrongfully labeled in a way that limits them in this world. The author’s most personal volume yet,  A Beautiful Composition of Broken  builds a conceptual bridge between r.h. Sin’s earliest work and his series,  Planting Gardens in Graves.


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The Best American Poetry 2021

The Best American Poetry 2021 by David Lehman & Tracy K. Smith

The 2021 edition of the leading collection of contemporary American poetry is guest edited by the former US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith, providing renewed proof that this is “a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” ( Chicago Tribune ). Since 1988, The Best American Poetry series has been “one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets). Each volume presents a choice of the year’s most memorable poems, with comments from the poets themselves lending insight into their work. The guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2021 is Tracy K. Smith, the former United States Poet Laureate, whose own poems are, Toi Derricotte’s words, “beautiful and serene” in their surfaces with an underlying “sense of an unknown vastness.” In The Best American Poetry 2021, Smith has selected a distinguished array of works both vast and beautiful by such important voices as Henri Cole, Billy Collins, Louise Erdrich, Nobel laureate Louise Glück, Terrance Hayes, and Kevin Young.


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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation)

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (A New Verse Translation) by Simon Armitage

"Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book Review One of the earliest great stories of English literature after Beowulf, Sir Gawain is the strange tale of a green knight on a green horse, who rudely interrupts King Arthur's Round Table festivities one Yuletide, challenging the knights to a wager. Simon Armitrage, one of Britain's leading poets, has produced an inventive and groundbreaking translation that "[helps] liberate Gawain from academia" (Sunday Telegraph).


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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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Don't Wait Til I Die To Love Me

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

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


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Daring To Take Up Space

Daring To Take Up Space by Daniell Koepke

In her first poetry collection, Daniell gives voice to the fear and anxiety, as well as the perseverance and strength, that has been fundamental to her own personal growth journey and the path to deeper and more meaningful self-love and acceptance. In her own words, this book is for “the 17-year-old Daniell who was convinced she was worthless; who was convinced she would never survive or amount to anything. This is for the friends and family who never stopped believing in and supporting her. This is for all the people who feel that they have to shrink and hide who they are in order to be loved and accepted and worth something. This is for anyone who needs a reminder that you deserve to take up space in the world and that you are enough.”


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Fierce Fairytales

Fierce Fairytales Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul by Nikita Gill

Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women. Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Through her gorgeous reimagining of fairytale classics and spellbinding original tales, she dismantles the old-fashioned tropes that have been ingrained in our minds. In this book, gone are the docile women and male saviors. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains. You will meet fearless princesses, a new kind of wolf lurking in the concrete jungle, and an independent Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own. Complete with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations by Gill herself, Fierce Fairytales is an empowering collection of poems and stories for a new generation.


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Tell Me How You Really Feel

Tell Me How You Really Feel by Steven James Viney

Exploring themes of self-doubt, faith, loss, gratitude, absurdity and resolve, Tell Me How You Really Feel is a collection of poems written between the years 2006 and 2023.


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The Book of Healing

The Book of Healing Selected Poetry and Prose by Najwa Zebian

From bestselling author, speaker, and educator Najwa Zebian comes a collectible treasury of her most beloved poetry and prose. Selected by the author and organized by topic, the pieces in this collection address themes such as letting go, understanding self-worth, and stepping into your own power. Perfect for readers looking to overcome pain, heal from trauma, and rebuild a strong sense of self, The Book of Healing contains Najwa’s favorite pieces from her three bestselling books— Mind Platter , The Nectar of Pain , and Sparks of Phoenix . Beautifully packaged with foil-stamping and a ribbon marker, this gift-worthy selection of poems gets straight to the heart of Najwa’s message. A keepsake or a broad introduction, The Book of Healing is a worthy companion for anyone looking to cultivate emotional resilience.


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The Big Smoke

The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka

A suite of poems examining the myth and history of the legendary prizefighter Jack Johnson — a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award — from the author, with Youssef Daoudi, of the graphic novel Last on His Feet: Jack Johnson and the Battle of the Century The legendary Jack Johnson (1878–1946) was a true American creation. The child of emancipated slaves, he overcame the violent segregationism of Jim Crow, challenging white boxers—and white America—to become the first African-American heavyweight world champion. The Big Smoke , Adrian Matejka’s third work of poetry, follows the fighter’s journey from poverty to the most coveted title in sports through the multi-layered voices of Johnson and the white women he brazenly loved. Matejka’s book is part historic reclamation and part interrogation of Johnson’s complicated legacy, one that often misremembers the magnetic man behind the myth.


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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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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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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 Tradition

The Tradition by Jericho Brown

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award "100 Notable Books of the Year," The New York Times Book Review One Book, One Philadelphia Citywide Reading Program Selection, 2021 "By some literary magic—no, it's precision, and honesty—Brown manages to bestow upon even the most public of subjects the most intimate and personal stakes."—Craig Morgan Teicher, “'I Reject Walls': A 2019 Poetry Preview” for NPR  “A relentless dismantling of identity, a difficult jewel of a poem.“—Rita Dove, in her introduction to Jericho Brown’s “Dark” (featured in the New York Times Magazine in January 2019) “Winner of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brown's hard-won lyricism finds fire (and idyll) in the intersection of politics and love for queer Black men.”—O, The Oprah Magazine Named a Lit Hub “Most Anticipated Book of 2019” One of Buzzfeed’s “66 Books Coming in 2019 You’ll Want to Keep Your Eyes On” The Rumpus poetry pick for “What to Read When 2019 is Just Around the Corner” One of BookRiot’s “50 Must-Read Poetry Collections of 2019” Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we’ve become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown’s mastery, and his invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.


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The Last Night of the Earth Poems

The Last Night of the Earth Poems by Charles Bukowski

“The Walt Whitman of Los Angeles.”—Joyce Carol Oates, bestselling author “He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels.”—Leonard Cohen, songwriter In The Last Night of the Earth Poems, Charles Bukowski's gritty poems deal with writing, death and immortality, literature, city life, illness, war, and the past.


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The Pleasures of the Damned

The Pleasures of the Damned Poems, 1951-1993 by Charles Bukowski

“The Walt Whitman of Los Angeles.”—Joyce Carol Oates, bestselling author “He brought everybody down to earth, even the angels.”—Leonard Cohen, songwriter The Pleasures of the Damned features selected later poetry of Charles Bukowski, America’s most influential poet. To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—a counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature, a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he struck a chord with generations of readers, writing raw, tough poetry about booze, work, and women, that spoke to his fans as “real” and, like the work of the Beats, even dangerous. The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works of Bukowski’s later years, edited by John Martin of Black Sparrow Press, including the last of his new, never-before-published poems.


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Good Poems for Hard Times

Good Poems for Hard Times by Garrison Keillor

"The book is full of strong, memorable poems that stick with readers like a friend during a long, hard night. " - The Christian Science Monitor Here, readers will find solace in works that are bracing and courageous, organized into such resonant headings as "Such As It Is More or Less" and "Let It Spill." From William Shakespeare and Walt Whitman to R. S. Gwynn and Mary Oliver, the voices gathered in this collection will be more than welcome to those who've been struck by bad news, who are burdened by stress, or who simply appreciate the power of good poetry.


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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri by Dante Alighieri & Robert M. Durling

This first volume of Robert Durling's new translation of The Divine Comedy brings a new power and accuracy to the rendering of Dante's extraordinary vision of Hell, with all its terror, pathos, and humor. Remarkably true to both the letter and spirit of this central work of Western literature, Durling's is a prose translation (the first to appear in twenty-five years), and is thus free of the exigencies of meter and rhyme that hamper recent verse translations. As Durling notes, "the closely literal style is a conscious effort to convey in part the nature of Dante's Italian, notoriously craggy and difficult even for Italians." Rigorously accurate as to meaning, it is both clear and supple, while preserving to an unparalleled degree the order and emphases of Dante's complex syntax. The Durling-Martinez Inferno is also user-friendly. The Italian text, newly edited, is printed on each verso page; the English mirrors it in such a way that readers can easily find themselves in relation to the original terza rima. Designed with the first-time reader of Dante in mind, the volume includes comprehensive notes and textual commentary by Martinez and Durling: both are life-long students of Dante and other medieval writers (their Purgatorio and Paradiso will appear next year). Their introduction is a small masterpiece of its kind in presenting lucidly and concisely the historical and conceptual background of the poem. Sixteen short essays are provided that offer new inquiry into such topics as the autobiographical nature of the poem, Dante's views on homosexuality, and the recurrent, problematic body analogy (Hell has a structure parallel to that of the human body). The extensive notes, containing much new material, explain the historical, literary, and doctrinal references, present what is known about the damned souls Dante meets --from the lovers who spend eternity in the whirlwind of their passion, to Count Ugolino, who perpetually gnaws at his enemy's skull--disentangle the vexed party politics of Guelfs and Ghibellines, illuminate difficult and disputed passages, and shed light on some of Dante's unresolved conflicts. Robert Turner's illustrations include detailed maps of Italy and several of its regions, clearly labeled diagrams of the cosmos and the structure of Hell, and eight line drawings illustrating objects and places mentioned in the poem. With its exceptionally high standard of typography and design, the Durling-Martinez Inferno offers readers a solid cornerstone for any home library. It will set the standard for years to come.


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The Divine Comedy

The Divine Comedy Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso by Robin Kirkpatrick & Dante Alighieri

Robin Kirkpatrick's masterful verse translation of The Divine Comedy , published in a single volume, is the ideal edition for students as well as the general reader coming to this great masterpiece of Italian literature for the first time The Divine Comedy describes Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide; his ascent of Mount Purgatory and encounter with his dead love, Beatrice; and finally, his arrival in Heaven. Examining questions of faith, desire and enlightenment, the poem is a brilliantly nuanced and moving allegory of human redemption. This volume includes a new introduction, notes, maps and diagrams 'The perfect balance of tightness and colloquialism... likely to be the best modern version of Dante' - Bernard O'Donoghue 'The most moving lines literature has achieved' - Jorge Luis Borges 'This version is the first to bring together poetry and scholarship in the very body of the translation - a deeply-informed version of Dante that is also a pleasure to read' - Professor David Wallace, University of Pennsylvania Individual editions of Robin Kirkpatrick's translation - Inferno , Purgatorio and Paradiso - are also available in Penguin Classics, and include Dante's Italian printed alongside the English text.


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Toda la felicidad del universo

Toda la felicidad del universo by César Brandon Ndjocu

El libro del poeta que conquistó un país entero en menos de tres minutos.  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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All The Right Pieces

All The Right Pieces by Nakeia Homer

“Every piece of you deserves to be at peace with you.” And  All The Right Pieces  encourages us to own, accept, and honor our personal story and our personal process, so we can make room for our personal growth. Nakeia’s concise, poetic style makes  All The Right Pieces  a good read for anyone on a journey to heal, grow, and be made whole. This new collection of short prose, poetry, and soul-stirring reminders, from Nakeia Homer, is a commemoration of all of life, the good and the bad, coming together for our highest good.  All The Right Pieces  lays out the process of becoming in a way that helps us see that every version of us, every season we go through, and every circumstance we face contributes to making us whole.


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Poems for the Moon: Vol 2

Poems for the Moon: Vol 2 by J.R. Rogue

"you cannot know who you'll be when you will be so many different versions of yourself in this lifetime. you cannot find the road you are craving, not yet. it's waiting for you to pave it." In her Letters to the Universe Series Goodreads Choice Nominated poet J.R. Rogue shares intimate poems written lovingly for her readers. Take a journey through the eyes of author and reader as Rogue shares a glimpse into the private task of writing poetry dedicated to readers worldwide. Poems for the Moon: Vol 2 is book 2 in the Letters to the Universe series. Each poem in this collection is a custom piece written for a J.R. Rogue reader.


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Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Complete Novels

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: The Complete Novels by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

This book contains the complete novels of Fyodor Dostoyevsky in the chronological order of their original publication. - Poor Folk - The Double - Netochka Nezvanova - The Village of Stepanchikovo - Uncle's Dream - The Insulted and the Injured - The House of the Dead - Notes from Underground - Crime and Punishment - The Gambler - The Idiot - The Eternal Husband - Demons - The Adolescent - The Brothers Karamazov


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Textos cruéis demais para serem lidos rapidamente

Textos cruéis demais para serem lidos rapidamente by Igor Pires, Gabriela Barreira & Anália Moraes

O LIVRO DE FICÇÃO MAIS VENDIDO DE 2018 Indo contra a tendência dos textos curtos e superficiais que são postados nas redes sociais, o coletivo literário Textos cruéis demais para serem lidos rapidamente (TCD) passou a produzir e compartilhar um conteúdo extenso, profundo e extremamente poético em suas páginas no Facebook e no Instagram. Com seus escritos e ilustrações, eles acabaram atingindo um público muito maior do que o esperado, nos mostrando como, apesar da crescente agilidade que nossa comunicação exige, ainda precisamos de tempo para digerir e entender nossas complexas relações humanas. Para este livro, foram produzidos textos inéditos que ganharam a companhia das sensíveis ilustrações de Anália Moraes.


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Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land by Herman Melville

Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land is an American epic poem by Herman Melville, published in two volumes in 1876. Clarel is the longest poem in American literature, stretching to almost 18,000 lines (longer even than European classics such as the Iliad, Aeneid and Paradise Lost). As well its great length, Clarel is notable for being the major work of Melville's later years; in the three decades between The Confidence Man (1857) and Billy Budd (begun in 1888), Melville devoted himself solely to writing poetry, with Clarel and the short American Civil War collection, Battle Pieces, being his most significant achievements. (from wikipedia.com)


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The Spring of My Life

The Spring of My Life And Selected Haiku by Kobayashi Issa

Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), along with Basho and Buson, is considered one of the three greatest haiku poets of Japan, known for his attention to poignant detail and his playful sense of humor. Issa's most-loved work, The Spring of My Life, is an autobiographical sketch of linked prose and haiku in the tradition of Basho's famous Narrow Road to the Interior. In addition to The Spring of My Life, the translator has included more than 160 of Issa's best haiku and an introduction providing essential information on Issa's life and valuable comments on translating (and reading) haiku.


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The Iliad & The Odyssey

The Iliad & The Odyssey by Homer

While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well.


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Pangaea Prose and Poetry by Hinnah Mian

"if you wish to read the story of my people look no further than my body." Pangea is a collection of poetry working through the trauma inflicted on a body—whether the trauma come from a person, a country, or from within. It is the act of learning to be whole in a broken body, a broken world. It is a collection of tales told through generations of stories hidden beneath the skin.


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Teeth Never Sleep

Teeth Never Sleep Poems by Angel Garcia

Finalist, 2019 PEN Open Book Award Winner, 2019 American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation Drawing on folklore and fantasy, childhood memory and hallucination, and marked by a tone of piercing divulgence, Teeth Never Sleep nimbly negotiates the split consciousness a culture of dominance requires of men (especially men of color), highlighting the fissures in selfhood created by the pressure to seek submission over intimacy while still wanting desperately to be loved, and tracing the contorted route by which emotional pain finds expression in violence. “The night my girlfriend tells my mother I beat her, / I feel betrayed. This was a secret we kept between us. / That night, I was no longer my mother’s loving son,” the speaker in one poem confesses, and later “I never wanted to be this kind of animal.” And yet, through the lens of Ángel García’s sharp imagining, men frequently appear as beasts (sometimes literally)—as hybrid beings both tender and brutal—that he steadfastly refuses to let off the hook as he obsessively catalogs the origins of toxic masculinity ( the first time I made my mother cry , the first time I pitied my father , the first time I saw a girl bleed ) and its quiet, lasting effects: “Still a part of me believes a / man shouldn’t cry in front of a woman, even in the dark.” In a culture of weaponized masculinity, the poems in Teeth Never Sleep make a doorway of a wound, inviting readers to walk through and sit down inside the raw pain they harbor to meditate on two central, urgent questions: what it means to be a man and how, as a man, to love.


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