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How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry
by Edward Hirsch


Harcourt Brace
Hardcover - 352 pages
1 Ed edition (April 1, 1999)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Edward Hirsch's primer may very well inspire readers to catch the next flight for Houston and sign up for any and all of his courses. Not for nothing does this attentive and adoring poet-teacher title his book How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry; Hirsch's big guide to getting the most... Read more

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Odyssey
by Homer, et al


Noonday Pr
Paperback - 515 pages
1st farrar edition (November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Introduction by Seamus Heaney; Translation by Robert Fitzgerald --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more

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Reading Rilke : Reflections on the Problems of Translation
by William H. Gass


Knopf
Hardcover - 256 pages
1 Ed edition (September 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
The New York Times Book Review, Daniel Mendelsohn
...a rich, ambitious, densely interconnected set of musings on the life and work of ... Rilke... Read more

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Illuminations
by Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt (Designer)


Schocken Books
Paperback - 278 pages
(December 1985)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Studies on contemporary art and culture by one of the most original, critical and analytical minds of this century. Read more

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Fooling With Words : A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft
by Bill D. Moyers(Editor)


William Morrow & Co
Hardcover - 230 pages
(October 1999)
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5 out of 5 stars
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The biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival in Waterloo, New Jersey, has been called the Woodstock of poetry. Taking place over the course of several (often hot and sticky) summer days, the festival comprises readings and workshops and performances. Audiences under the big top can reach a couple... Read more

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Byron : Child of Passion, Fool of Fame
by Benita Eisler


Knopf
Hardcover - 800 pages
(April 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
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"Obscured by the freedom fighter, fashion leader, fallen angel, and literary bad boy, Byron the great poet has tended to be forgotten," writes Benita Eisler in the closing chapter of her monumental biography, which goes a long way toward depicting George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) in a more... Read more

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The Practice of Poetry : Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach
by Robin Behn(Editor), et al


HarperCollins (paper)
Paperback - 320 pages
(September 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
talesin, May 22, 2000 4 out of 5 stars
A very useful repository of ideas and approaches.
When I bought this book, I envisioned it being like Kowit's "In the Palm of Your Hand" or Addonizio and Laux's "Poet's Companion". It isn't.

Instead of the comfortable, conversational and pretty easy-going tone and pace of the other two books, this is a densely packed collection... Read more

 


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Robert Frost : A Life
by Jay Parini


Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Hardcover - 528 pages
(April 1999)
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Robert Frost, the farmer-poet of New England, actually spent his formative early years in San Francisco. His mother moved the family east after the death of her husband--a hard-living journalist from whom Robert took his willful perversity. He attended Dartmouth and Harvard, leaving both... Read more

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How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry
by Edward Hirsch


Harvest Books
Paperback - 354 pages
1 Harvest edition (March 7, 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Edward Hirsch's primer may very well inspire readers to catch the next flight for Houston and sign up for any and all of his courses. Not for nothing does this attentive and adoring poet-teacher title his book How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry; Hirsch's big guide to getting the most... Read more

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A Night Without Armor : Poems
by Jewel


Harpercollins
Paperback - 140 pages
(August 3, 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars
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Jewel Kilcher was the first to admit that this book of 100 or so of her poems would not have been published if her dazzling debut album, Pieces of You, hadn't sold 10 million copies. And granted, Jewel is not going to replace Deborah Garrison's A Working Girl Can't Win on anybody's hit parade of... Read more

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The Sounds of Poetry : A Brief Guide
by Robert Pinsky


Farrar Straus & Giroux
Hardcover - 129 pages
1 Ed edition (September 1998)
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3.5 out of 5 stars
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While it's hardly the most traveled of literary destinations, poetry has suffered from no shortage of guidebooks. Still, these poetic baedekers tend to get bogged down in terminology and historical hairsplitting, while the actual music gets lost in the shuffle. We should be thankful, then, for... Read more

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The Awakening of Intelligence
by Jiddu, Krishnamurti


Harper San Francisco
Paperback - 544 pages
(April 1987)
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5 out of 5 stars
Book Description
This comprehensive record of Krishnamurti's teaching is an excellent, wide-ranging introduction to the great philosopher's thought. Read more

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Opened Ground : Selected Poems 1966-1996
by Seamus Heaney


Farrar Straus & Giroux (Pap)
Paperback - 464 pages
(October 1999)
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5 out of 5 stars
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For Seamus Heaney, "opened ground" is a necessity--a way of getting to the root of things. The book bearing that name spans three decades, beginning with "Digging," his exhilarating portrait of the artist as a young revolutionary. "Between my finger and my thumb / The squat pen rests; snug as a... Read more

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The Golden Gate : A Novel in Verse
by Vikram Seth, et al


Vintage Books
Paperback
Reissue edition (June 1991)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
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Can 690 sonnets, rhyming a-b-a-b-c-c-d-d-e-f-f-e-g-g, be a novel? Definitely! First published in 1986 and still fresh (the sole sign of its publication date being the frequent use of the word yuppie), Vikram Seth's The Golden Gate will turn the verse-fearing into admiring acolytes. Janet Hayakawa, a... Read more

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The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets
by Helen Hennessy Vendler


Belknap Pr
Hardcover - 692 pages
Bk&Cd Rom edition (November 1997)
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4 out of 5 stars
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Helen Vendler's The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets is an incredible work of analysis, criticism--and obsession. In giving these complex poems a close reading, Vendler attempts to enter the mind and esthetics of her subject, resulting in an amazing and comprehensive commentary on the sonnets. But this... Read more

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The Soul Bird
by Mikhal Senunit, et al


Hyperion
Hardcover - 48 pages
(June 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Sunny Ariel;sunny@sapphirehouse.com , January 11, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
An enchanting little book for all ages!
The Soul Bird was first published in Israel, and has, Ibelieve, already been translated into 23 languages! The simplicity ofthis uplifting story touched my heart AND soul! Read more

 


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Le Ton Beau De Marot : In Praise of the Music of Language
by Douglas R. Hofstadter


Basic Books
Paperback - 632 pages
Reprint edition (May 1998)
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4 out of 5 stars
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In the fall of 1537, a child was confined to bed for some time. The French poet Clément Marot wrote her a get-well poem, 28 lines long, each line a scant three syllables. In the mid-1980s, the outrageously gifted Douglas R. Hofstadter--il miglior fabbro of Godel, Escher, Bach--first attempted... Read more

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Poems and Selected Letters
by Veronica Franco, et al


University of Chicago Press
Paperback - 216 pages
(November 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
Veronica Franco (whose life is featured in the motion picture Dangerous Beauty) was a sixteenth-century Venetian beauty, poet, and protofeminist. This collection captures the frank eroticism and impressive eloquence that set her apart from the chaste, silent woman prescribed by Renaissance gender... Read more

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Stalking the Wild Pendulum : On the Mechanics of Consciousness
by Itzhak Bentov


Inner Traditions Intl Ltd
Paperback - 1 pages
Reprint edition (March 1988)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4.5 out of 5 stars
Dr. Montague Ullman, Director, Maimonides Medical Center
A brilliantly executed theoretical romp through the universe...to do all this with humor and suspense is indeed a major accomplishment. Read more

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First Loves : Poets Introduce the Essential Poems That Captivated and Inspired Them
by Carmela Ciuraru(Editor)


Scribner
Hardcover - 192 pages
(April 2000)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
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In 1996 the editor of the journal of the Poetry Society of America asked several poets to write about their first verse loves. So inspiring were their responses that the feature became a series, and now we are lucky enough to have 68 contributions in book form. Surely every poet in First Loves hopes... Read more

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The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets (Belknap)
by Helen H. Vendler


Belknap Pr
Paperback - 692 pages
Reprint edition (November 1999)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Amazon.com
Helen Vendler's The Art of Shakespeare's Sonnets is an incredible work of analysis, criticism--and obsession. In giving these complex poems a close reading, Vendler attempts to enter the mind and esthetics of her subject, resulting in an amazing and comprehensive commentary on the sonnets. But this... Read more

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Haiku Handbook : How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku
by William J. Higginson, Penny Harter


Kodansha International
Paperback
Reissue edition (March 1992)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
The author, William J. Higginson , December 4, 1998
Author's real name, and co-author credit.
For the curious, my name is in fact William J. Higginson. "William S. Higginson" is a fiction created by a typo when the book was first listed in Books in Print by Kodansha. More important, the author credit on the book is actually "William J. Higginson with Penny Harter. Penny... Read more

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Poemcrazy : Freeing Your Life With Words
by Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge


Crown Pub
Paperback - 210 pages
(April 1997)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
Poemcrazy is the poetic analog to Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird or Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones, two classic works on how to forget that you "can't write" and just start the pen moving. Susan Wooldridge is a swimming instructor in the wide ocean of language, encouraging us to... Read more

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Phonics Through Poetry : Teaching Phonemic Awareness Using Poetry
by Babs Bell Hajdusiewicz


Scott Foresman & Co
Paperback - 280 pages
Annual edition (September 1998)
  Avg. Customer Review:
5 out of 5 stars
A reviewer, September 19, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
A must have!
This is a fantastic book! I have a K-1 combination class and this book of poetry is perfect for addressing the needs of all the students. The best thing about this book is that the kids LOVE the poems. They are fun and catchy. There are many ideas for extension activities. You can even think of your... Read more

 


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A Message to Garcia
by Elbert Hubbard


Peter Pauper Pr
Hardcover - 32 pages
(August 1983)
  Avg. Customer Review:
4 out of 5 stars
Book Description
A marvelous story about a man who went it alone and got it done. Translated into all languages, this story has become a model for success. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title Read more

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