Subject: Poetry / American / General

Subject: Poetry / American / General

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Ruby for Grief

|9780822953333| The work of Michael Burkard has a rich interior quality different from that of any other voice in American poetry. He captures a sense of the mind revising and revealing itself, altering its perceptions. | Michael Burkard| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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The Middle of the World

|9780822953340|The Middle of the World reflects Norris’s strong gifts as a storyteller and poet of place. The locales are New York City, where she formerly lived, and South Dakota west of the Missouri River, where she is business manager of a family farm that raises wheat, sunflowers, and Hereford cattle. “The poems are about these places,” she writes, “and the more or less imagined lives in them: and also about family and inheritance; it was inheritance that moved me to South Dakota. Some of the poems are about faith: my own ideas as well as the traditional religious faith that…

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Emplumada

|9780822953272|Emplumada is Lorna Dee Cervantes’s first book, a collection of poems remarkable for their surface clarity, precision of image, and emotional urgency. Rooted in her Chicana heritage, these poems illuminate the American experience of the last quarter century and, at a time when much of what is merely fashionable in American poetry is recondite and exclusive, Cervantes has the ability to speak to and for a large audience.| Lorna Dee Cervantes| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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Selected Poems, 1969-1981

|9780822953432|Shelton assembles the best of his previous work together with a selection of new poems.| Richard W. Shelton| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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Blue Like The Heavens

|9780822953586|New and Selected Poems|“Aliveness is Gary Gildner’s striking quality,” Crystal McLean writes in the magazine New Letters, and thise selection of Gary Gildner’s previously published poems, plus eighteen new poems, demonstrates the aptness of that perception. Accessible and eminently readable, the poems in Blue Like the Heavens also possess great emotional depth. Readers who complain about the obscurity of contemporary American poetry will delight in this book.| Gary Gildner| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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