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76. Cover image for 'Breakfast Served Any Time All Day'
Essays on Poetry New and Selected
Donald Hall
A master of American letters collects forty years of writings on poetry in one essential volume
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Essays
Paul Hoover
Pointed essays and an interview from one of contemporary literature's most engaging critics, poets, and editors
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Essays
Paul Hoover
Pointed essays and an interview from one of contemporary literature's most engaging critics, poets, and editors
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78. Cover image for 'Further Requirements'
Interviews, Broadcasts, Statements and Book Reviews, 1952-85
Philip Larkin
Collects a wide range of writing by this witty and astute British poet, including commentary on a diverse list of authors
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79. Cover image for 'The Answers Are Inside the Mountains'
Meditations on the Writing Life
William Stafford, Edited by Paul Merchant & Vincent Wixon
A gathering of poems, articles, aphorisms, writing exercises, and interviews from this prolific and venerable author
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79. Cover image for 'The Answers Are Inside the Mountains'
Meditations on the Writing Life
William Stafford, Edited by Paul Merchant & Vincent Wixon
A gathering of poems, articles, aphorisms, writing exercises, and interviews from this prolific and venerable author
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An American Looks at Contemporary British Poetry
Dana Gioia
The latest offering in the Poets on Poetry series from the acclaimed poet, critic, and current chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
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81. Cover image for 'The Metaphysician in the Dark'
Charles Simic
From one of America's foremost contemporary poets, a scintillating, surprising collection of essays on everything from poetry and art to the fine art of sausage-making
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with Trial of a Poet
Karl Shapiro
Now back in print, two brilliant verse-essays on poets and poetry by an American master
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with Trial of a Poet
Karl Shapiro
Now back in print, two brilliant verse-essays on poets and poetry by an American master
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Memoirs
Charles Simic
The coming-of-age of one of America's best-loved poets, from his childhood in war-torn Yugoslavia to his bohemian years in New York City
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Ten More Years with Ray
Tess Gallagher
Documents that chronicle the story of a literary partnership and marriage that did not end with death
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Ten More Years with Ray
Tess Gallagher
Documents that chronicle the story of a literary partnership and marriage that did not end with death
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Poetry and Identity
David Mura
Essays and interviews on the relationship of color and the literary canon
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Essays, Conversations, and Interviews
Philip Levine
An engaging and intimate collection by an American original
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Essays, Conversations, and Interviews
Philip Levine
An engaging and intimate collection by an American original
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Searching for Shuangqing, China's Peasant Woman Poet
Paul S. Ropp
A lyrical account of a decade-long search for the truth about Shuangqing, China's peasant woman poet
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Job Opportunities in Contemporary Poetry
Thomas M. Disch
Eminently readable and refreshingly candid essays on literature and culture, by a master of many literary genres and forms
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Essays on Poetry
Mark Jarman
How a poem tells a story, and the importance of narrative as core of a poem's body and key to its soul
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Essays on Poetry
Mark Jarman
How a poem tells a story, and the importance of narrative as core of a poem's body and key to its soul
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90. Cover image for 'The Instant of Knowing'
Lectures, Criticism, and Occasional Prose
Josephine Jacobsen
A rich assortment of the writings of rediscovered octogenarian poet Josephine Jacobsen
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Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art
Annie Finch and Kathrine Varnes, Editors
Fifty poets examine the architecture of poems—from the haiku to rap music—and trace their history
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91. Cover image for 'An Exaltation of Forms'
Contemporary Poets Celebrate the Diversity of Their Art
Annie Finch and Kathrine Varnes, Editors
Fifty poets examine the architecture of poems—from the haiku to rap music—and trace their history
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92. Cover image for 'On Gwendolyn Brooks'
Reliant Contemplation
Stephen Caldwell Wright, Editor
A reassessment of the art and achievements of the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize
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Toward an Autobiography
Philip Levine
An extraordinary memoir from one of our most celebrated poets
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Contemporary American Poetry
Linda Gregerson
Appraises the work of significant American poets in engaging and erudite essays by a leading critic and scholar
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95. Cover image for 'Robert Frost and the Challenge of Darwin'
Robert Faggen
A revealing look at Darwin's influence on the American poet Robert Frost
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96. Cover image for 'The Poetry Blues'
Essays and Interviews
William Matthews
A posthumous collection of essays on poetry, jazz, art, and language by one of America's most well respected poets
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97. Cover image for 'The Gazer Within'
Larry Levis
A posthumous collection of essays, reviews, and interviews by Larry Levis
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Larry Levis
A posthumous collection of essays, reviews, and interviews by Larry Levis
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98. Cover image for 'Becoming a Poet'
Elizabeth Bishop with Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell
David Kalstone
A celebrated study of Elizabeth Bishop's genius, as revealed through her literary friendships
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99. Cover image for 'The Ghost of Meter'
Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse
Annie Finch
A groundbreaking study of the connections among meter, the poetic unconscious, and wider literary and cultural forces
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100. Cover image for 'The Straight Line'
Writing on Poetry and Poets
Ron Padgett
A lively and diverse collection of prose by an esteemed poet-teacher
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Writing on Poetry and Poets
Ron Padgett
A lively and diverse collection of prose by an esteemed poet-teacher
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