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The Prophet
Series/Author: Kahlil

Hardcover - Fair The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies. The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death. Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: “Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one’s ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man’s philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth.” With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration. Learn More

The Cosmis Dance
Series/Author: Joyce

Hardcover - Like New The Cosmic Dance: An Invitation to Experience Our Oneness by Joyce Rupp, Mary Southard (Illustrator) Through powerful prose and poetry, Joyce Rupp makes it easy for us to experience our unity with each other and all of life. She calls us to live compassionately with each person and particle of creation. She challenges us to hear the pain of the planet and to care for the earth and its inhabitants. Most of all, she draws us to fuller enjoyment and appreciation of life and its unbreakable goodness in ourselves and in everyone and everything around us. Learn More

To My Child
Series/Author: Gary

Hardcover To My Child: We May No Longer Live in the Same House, but You're Always in My Heart : A Collection of Poems (Teens & Young Adults) by Gary Morris (Editor) Learn More

Crave Radiance
Series/Author: Elizabeth

Paperback - Like New Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 by Elizabeth Alexander The first career retrospective by the award-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander, including her poem delivered at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration We crave radiance in this austere world, light in the spiritual darkness. Learning is the one perfect religion, its path correct, narrow, certain, straight. —from Allegiance Over twenty years, Elizabeth Alexander has become one of America's most exciting and important poets, and her selection as the inaugural poet by President Obama confirmed her place as one of the indispensable voices of our time. Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990–2010 gathers twenty pages of new poetry, along with generous selections from her previous work. The result is the definitive volume to date by this American master. Learn More

Series/Author: Claudia

Paperback - Great Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society. Learn More

Collected Poems
Series/Author: Elder

Paperback - Good Collected Poems by Elder Olson This new volume includes some of the lyrics from Plays and Poems (1958) as well as many others both published and unpublished, spanning Olson's career as a poet from 1934 to the present. Learn More

You Poet
Series/Author: Rayna

Paperback - Like New You/Poet: Learn the Art. Speak Your Truth. Share Your Voice. by Rayna Halloway, Samuel Carl Offering a variety of advice for tapping into your creative voice, sharing your work online, and honing your writing skills, You/Poet shows you how to express yourself creatively through the art of poetry. You may think that writing poetry requires a specific set of skills. You may have read books on writing poetry that were stuffy and full of strict rules and regulations. But You/Poet proves that all you need to be a poet is the desire to share your inner thoughts and emotions with the world. Let HerHeartPoetry—an online poetry community, Instagram, digital zine, and poetry press—take you on a journey of self-discovery and surprise, and show you how to embrace the world of writing poetry with arms wide open. Writing poetry is an act of bravery. It’s just you, your thoughts and feelings, and the words you choose to express them. You/Poet can help you do just that. With encouragement and advice on poetry writing basics, how to identify your unique creative voice, and prompts and exercises to help you channel your thoughts and emotions through writing, this all-in-one guide will help you share your talent with the world. Learn More

Princess In The Attic
Series/Author: Joseph

Paperback - Great Princess in the Night by Joseph Howard This book is an extremely emotional series of poems. When read in sequence, they tell you the true story in real-time of a love that was intense and so tragic. These poems were never intended to be a book. They were written as kind of a therapy by a very sensitive man in a downward spiral. He was struggling to deal with all of the overwhelming emotions that come with loving someone who is an addict, while at the same time watching the love of his life succumbing to her addiction. While tragic, these poems are also informative. They will give you a glimpse into the life and the real struggles of someone who got caught up in a life and love that took him to the brink of his own self-destruction. Due to the intensity of the poems in this book, I would caution everyone to take their time reading it. Especially if you are in recovery or still suffer with an active addiction. Learn More

Series/Author: David

Paperback - Great Voices by David Elliott (Goodreads Author) Author David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death. Told through medieval poetic forms and in the voices of the people and objects in Joan of Arc’s life, (including her family and even the trees, clothes, cows, and candles of her childhood). Along the way it explores issues such as gender, misogyny, and the peril of speaking truth to power. Before Joan of Arc became a saint, she was a girl inspired. It is that girl we come to know in Voices. Learn More

A Daughter Is Lifes Great
Series/Author: Patricia

Paperback - Like New A Daughter Is Life's Greatest Gift by Patricia Wayant (Editor) Parents are always searching for a personal way to express the love, pride, and hopes they hold in their hearts for their daughters. This very special collection of contemporary poems and writings captures those feelings in words that every daughter will remember and cherish. Learn More

Blackbird Singing
Series/Author: Paul

Hardcover - Great Blackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965-1999 Paul McCartney , Adrian Mitchell (Editor) The hardcover publication of Blackbird Singing, the first collection of Paul McCartney's poems and lyrics, was an international cultural event—celebrated in concert halls, at literary festivals, and in newspapers and magazines throughout the world. While McCartney is of a completely different cast than Bob Dylan, his appeal may be even greater than that of the latter great poet-songwriter, wrote Publishers Weekly; The Guardian hailed McCartney's words as a remarkable feat of historical imagination. The best-selling Blackbird Singing now includes several new poems and lyrics, including Freedom, which McCartney performed in New York City at a benefit concert last fall. To actually read McCartney's poems, whether exuberant ballads of love or poignant messages of deepest grief, is to appreciate the electrifying power of the confluence of dream and song. Inspired by his late wife, Linda McCartney, Blackbird Singing gives us extraordinary access to the inner life of one of the most influential figures of our time. Learn More

Selected Poems
Series/Author: Langston

Paperback - Great Selected Poems Langston Hughes Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in Black writing in America—the poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death and represent stunning work from his entire career. The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who rushed the boots of Washington; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in the raffle of night. They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out wonder and pain and terror—and the marrow of the bone of life. The collection includes The Negro Speaks of Rivers, The Weary Blues, Still Here, Song for a Dark Girl, Montage of a Dream Deferred, and Refugee in America. It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity. Learn More