Poetry

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    Change As A Curved Equation
    By Donald Everett Axinn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Grounded in nature and the earth, but often soaring to high altitudes (Axinn is a veteran pilot) this new book of poems catches moods, seasons, weather; poses questions large and small about life, the earth, the passage of time and the seasons, about geography and geometry. In this his sixth volume of... [READ MORE]
    Broken Windows: Reflections in Poetry and Photography
    By Steve Bedney
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Within this group of poems are reflections on love, loss, and pain, some on an individual level, but others on a grander scale. They represent a decline into the darkness, and a struggle and a hope to climb back to the light. From the depths of the aftermath of tragedy to the solitude of being along... [READ MORE]
    Voices of the Rainbow
    Contemporary Poetry by Native Americans
    Edited by Kenneth Rosen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Kenneth Rosen’s haunting volume of poetry proves that the powerful and moving voice of Native Americans must be heard. More than two hundred poems embrace anguish, pride, and hope, representing twenty-four tribal affiliations, including, Sioux, Pawnee, Choctaw, Seminole, Laguna Pueblo, Cherokee, Anishinabe,... [READ MORE]
    Travel in My Borrowed Lives
    New and Selected Poems
    By Donald Everett Axinn, Illustrated by Jay Parini
    (Arcade Publishing)
    For almost half a century, Donald Everett Axinn has been writing poetry in which, as Jay Parini notes in his introduction, "the stamp of individuality, the personal voice of the poet, lives on every page." A seasoned pilot, as well as a poet and novelist, Axinn revels as much in viewing the world from... [READ MORE]
    Rumi
    A New Translation of Selected Poems
    By Rumi, Translated by Farrukh Dhondy
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Championed by the likes of Madonna, Donna Karan, and Deepak Chopra, Rumi has won such a following in this country that a few years ago he was proclaimed our bestselling poet. But translations that have popularized the work of this thirteenth-century Sufi mystic have also strayed from its essence. In... [READ MORE]
    Poems for Life
    Celebrities on the Poems they Love
    Introduction by Anna Quindlen
    (Arcade Publishing)
    What is your favorite poem? That is the question students from two fifth-grade classes at a New York grade school asked famous people to whom they had written. Their idea, the students explained, was to put together a book that would benefit the Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children. The... [READ MORE]
    The Latest Illusion
    By Donald Everett Axinn
    (Arcade Publishing)
    A poet and novelist, Donald Everett Axinn is also a major real estate developer in the New York area who personally experienced the dizzying heights and gaping depths of business in the 1980s and survived to tell the tale.... [READ MORE]
    Three Mennonite Poets
    By Jean Janzen
    (Good Books)
    This well-received collection features three poets who differ widely in culture and style, yet are rooted in common values. Yorifumi Yaguchi is a well-known Japanese poet and professor. Jean Janzen is a Fresno, California, poet whose work has appeared in many literary magazines, and David Waltner-Toews... [READ MORE]
    Snake in the Parsonage
    By Jean Janzen
    (Good Books)
    Snake in the Parsonage includes the poems for which Jean Janzen received The Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts. Selected by a panel of major poets. Once again Jean Janzen shows us life -- colored deeply and in irrepressible light. She finds both ecstasy and... [READ MORE]
    Poetry of Yorifumi Yaguchi
    A Japanese Voice In English
    By Yorifumi Yaguchi
    (Good Books)
    Yorifumi Yaguchi is a nationally known poet in Japan. He was a child during World War II, watching while bombs split his countryside to pieces, while the neighbor girl fell prey to soldiers, while an American soldier crept into his home, hoping for rest and safety. Yaguchi's grandfather, a devout Buddhist... [READ MORE]
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