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Author: Kiese Laymon and Yrsa Daley-Ward | Narrator: Kiese Laymon and Yrsa Daley-Ward
Release Date: September 26, 2017
“yrsa daley-ward’s bone is a symphony of breaking and mending. . . . she lays her hands on the pulse of the thing. . . . an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind.” —nayyirah waheed, author of salt.

From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of poems about the heart, life, and the inner self.
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Author: Robert Hollander, Jean Hollander and Dante | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: July 11, 2017
The epic grandeur of Dante’s masterpiece has inspired readers for 700 years, and has entered the human imagination. But the further we move from the late medieval world of Dante, the more a rich understanding and enjoyment of the poem depends on knowledgeable guidance.
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Author: Warsan Shire | Narrator: Warsan Shire
Release Date: April 18, 2017
What elevates teaching my mother how to give birth, what gives the poems their disturbing brilliance, is Warsan Shire's ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives in the dominant narrative of Islam; reclaiming the more nuanced truths of earlier times - as in Tayeb Salih's work - and translating to the realm of lyric the work of the likes of Nawal El Saadawi.
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Author: Wes Moore and Donovan Livingston | Narrator: Donovan Livingston
Release Date: April 04, 2017
An inspirational rallying call about education, race, and the true nature of equality—the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation speech praised as “powerful” by Hillary Rodham Clinton in Teen Vogue and “inspired” by Justin Timberlake

In emotionally charged spoken-word poetry, Livingston shares a message of hope and hard truths, declaring that education can become an equalizer only if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America’s future.
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Author: Tyler Knott Gregson | Narrator: Tyler Knott Gregson
Release Date: April 28, 2015
The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane.

One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything.
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Author: Robert Pinsky and Dante Alighieri | Narrator: Frank Bidart, Seamus Heaney and Louise Gl├╝ck
Release Date: July 17, 2014
Robert Pinsky's new verse translation of the Inferno makes it clear to the contemporary listener, as no other in English has done, why Dante is universally considered a poet of great power, intensity, and strength. This critically acclaimed translation was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award given by the Academy of American Poets.
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Author: Mary Oliver | Narrator: Mary Oliver
Release Date: March 06, 2014
A New York Times bestselling collection of new and favorite poems,
celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poet’s world


Beloved by her readers, special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window into her world.
$17.50
ISBN: 9780698175976
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Author: Billy Collins | Narrator: Billy Collins
Release Date: October 22, 2013
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE. Includes 5 additional poems only available on the digital download.

“Billy Collins puts the ‘fun’ back in ‘profundity.’ ”—Alice Fulton


From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years.
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Author: John Updike | Narrator: Charles McGrath
Release Date: April 21, 2009
A stunning collection of poems that John Updike wrote during the last seven years of his life and put together only weeks before he died for this, his final book.

The opening sequence, “Endpoint,” is made up of a series of connected poems written on the occasions of his recent birthdays and culminates in his confrontation with his final illness.
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Author: Homer, Robert Fagles, Bernard Knox and Bernard Knox
Release Date: September 18, 2008
This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and dramatic.
$13.99
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Author: Maya Angelou, James Weldon Johnson and Henry Louis Gates
Release Date: September 17, 2008
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Author: Various | Narrator: Various
Release Date: March 20, 2007
Since 1998, the Alfred A. Knopf Publishing Group has celebrated National Poetry Month™ by emailing a poem-a-day throughout the month of April to over 25,000 devoted poetry fans. In April 2006, Knopf introduced the Poem-a-Day podcast, which featured poets including Kevin Young and James Merrill reading their own poems, as well as Knopf authors such as Joan Didion and Toni Morrison reading work by their favorite poets.
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