Subject: Poetry / American / General

Subject: Poetry / American / General

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A Festering Sweetness

|9780822952909|Poems of American People| A Festering Sweetness is a new approach for the renowned child psychiatrist and writer Robert Coles. His works have always portrayed children in their own social fabric and language, but in this book he has arranged the words and intent of the children and their parents into verse forms. These skillfully constructed poems capture the hopes, fears, assumptions, and expectations of these people. The sense of life and suffering among the poor of the South, the northern ghettos, and the West conveyed in A Festering Sweetness could not be expressed in any form other than poetry….

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The Bus to Veracruz

|9780822952961|In Shelton’s fourth collection of poems, he writes of the desert Southwest, and through it gives his unique view of the world. The poems speak of landscape, marriage, freedom, and death.| Richard W. Shelton| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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Satan Says

|9780822953142|First published in 1980, the classic poetry of Sharon Olds’ Satan Says was introduced into college courses twenty years ago, and still maintains a wide usage today. Few first books have the power or vigor of design of Satan Says. Marilyn Hacker described it as “a daring and elegant first book. This is a poetry which affirms and redeems the art.”| Sharon Olds| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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Sure Signs

|9780822953135|New and Selected Poems|Named U.S. Poet Laureate for 2004-2006, Ted Kooser is one of America's masters of the short metaphorical poem. Dana Gioia has remarked that Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation. Long admired and praised by other poets, Kooser is also accesible to the reader not familiar with contemporary poetry.| Ted Kooser| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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Trying to Surprise God

|9780822953265|Trying to Surprise God, Peter Meinke’s second book of poetry, is characterized by an unusual and masterful range of effects, and by Meinke’s unique wit and compassion.| Peter Meinke| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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