Books about Poetry

  1. Where the Sidewalk Ends

    by Shel Silverstein
    A collection of whimsical and imaginative poems.

    Come in... for where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. Shel Silverstein, the New York Times bestselling author of, The Giving Tree,, A Light in the Attic,, Falling Up, , and, Every ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Crossover

    by Kwame Alexander
    Two brothers explore the joys and struggles of adolescence through the power of basketball.

    New York Times, bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙, Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙,2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults,∙, 2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ... (Barnes & Noble)

  3. The Ground Beneath Her Feet

    by Salman Rushdie
    A modern retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, exploring themes of fame and adoration.

    Salman Rushdie's most ambitious and accomplished novel, sure to be hailed as his masterpiece. At the beginning of this stunning novel, Vina Apsara, a famous and much-loved singer, is caught up in a ... (Goodreads)

  4. A Light in the Attic

    by Shel Silverstein
    A whimsical collection of poems, stories and drawings exploring life, love and the power of imagination.

    Last night while I lay thinking here, Some Whatifs crawled inside my ear, And pranced and partied all night long, And sang their same old Whatif song:, Whatif I flunk that test?,Whatif green hair ... (Goodreads)

  5. Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices

    by Paul Fleischman
    A collection of poems meant to be read aloud by two people, celebrating the music and rhythm of language.

    From the Newbery Medal-winning author of Seedfolks , Paul Fleischman, Joyful Noise is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrates the insect world. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these ... (Goodreads)

  6. A Thousand Mornings

    by Mary Oliver
    An exploration of nature, beauty and gratitude through lyrical poetry.

    In A Thousand Mornings , Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. ... (Goodreads)

  7. The Complete Stories and Poems

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    A collection of dark and mysterious stories and poems, exploring the depths of the human condition.

    This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary ... (Barnes & Noble)

  8. Falling Up

    by Shel Silverstein
    A whimsical collection of poems about the funny, strange, and wondrous experiences of life.

    Millie McDeevit screamed a scream,So loud it made her eyebrows steam.,She screamed so loud,Her jawbone broke,Her tongue caught fire,Her nostrils smoked..., Poor Screamin' Millie is just one of the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  9. Letters to a Young Poet

    by Rainer Maria Rilke
    Uplifting and inspiring words of wisdom, encouraging a young poet to find his own artistic voice.

    In 1903, a student at a military academy sent some of his verses to a well-known Austrian poet, requesting an assessment of their value. The older artist, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), replied to ... (Goodreads)

  10. 100 Love Sonnets

    by Pablo Neruda
    Collection of love poems exploring the depths of passion, desire and longing.

    Against the backdrop of Isla Negra - the sea and wind, the white sand with its scattering of delicate wild flowers, the hot sun and salty smells of the Pacific - the poet sets the poems in ... (Goodreads)

  11. Leaves of Grass

    by Walt Whitman
    An exploration of the relationship between the individual and the divine, viewed through the lens of nature and its rhythms.

    A collection of quintessentially American poems, the seminal work of one of the most influential writers of the nineteenth century. ... (Goodreads)

  12. Desolation Angels

    by Jack Kerouac
    Exploration of life through a journey of self-reflection, spurring personal growth.

    With the publication of On the Road in 1957, Jack Kerouac became at once the spokesman and hero of the Beat Generation. Along with such visionaries as William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Allen ... (Goodreads)

  13. E.E. Cummings: Complete Poems 1904-1962

    by E.E. Cummings
    Collection of iconic poetry from the American modernist, exploring themes of life and love.

    At the time of his death in 1962, E. E. Cummings was, next to Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in America. Combining Thoreau's controlled belligerence with the brash abandon of an uninhibited ... (Goodreads)

  14. The Dharma Bums

    by Jack Kerouac
    A journey of self-discovery, fueled by a passion for Buddhism and nature.

    The character Japhy drives Ray Smith's story, whose penchant for simplicity and Zen Buddhism influenced Kerouac on the eve of the sudden and unpredicted success of, On the Road, . The action shifts ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Eugene Onegin

    by Alexander Pushkin
    A poetic novel of unrequited love and tragic consequences, set in early 19th century Russia.

    In the 1820s, Eugene Onegin is a bored St. Petersburg dandy , whose life consists of balls, concerts, parties, and nothing more. Upon the death of a wealthy uncle, he inherits a substantial fortune ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The New York Trilogy

    by Paul Auster
    A series of interconnected stories exploring the hidden mysteries of New York City.

    A 2006 reissue by Penguin Books is fronted by new pulp magazine -style covers by comic book illustrator Art Spiegelman . The first story, City of Glass , features an author of detective fiction who ... (Wikipedia)

  17. Songs of Innocence and of Experience

    by William Blake
    A poetic collection exploring the duality of human nature, innocence and experience.

    Songs of Innocence and of Experience, is an collection of poems by William Blake., Note:, For a complete Table of Contents of the included poems, see the 'Questions' section below. This book appeared ... (Goodreads)

  18. Les Fleurs du Mal

    by Charles Baudelaire
    Collection of poems exploring the beauty and depravity of human nature.

    Charles Baudelaire's 1857 masterwork was scandalous in its day for its portrayals of sex, same-sex love, death, the corrupting and oppressive power of the modern city and lost innocence, Les Fleurs ... (Goodreads)

  19. Much Ado About Nothing

    by William Shakespeare
    A comedic romance of misunderstandings and eventual triumph of love over deception.

    In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare includes two quite different stories of romantic love. Hero and Claudio fall in love almost at first sight, but an outsider, Don John, strikes out at their ... (Goodreads)

  20. You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

    by Charles Bukowski
    A collection of poems exploring the depths of human emotion and the beauty of life.

    Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times , a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions. ... (Barnes & Noble)

  21. Possession

    by A.S. Byatt
    Two modern academics uncover a hidden romance between two Victorian poets.

    Obscure scholar Roland Michell, researching in the London Library , discovers handwritten drafts of a letter by the eminent Victorian poet Randolph Henry Ash, which lead him to suspect that the ... (Wikipedia)

  22. هشت کتاب

    by Sohrab Sepehri

    هشت کتاب: مرگِ رنگ. زندگیِ خواب‌ه. آوارِ آفتاب. شرقِ اندوه. صدای پای آب. مسافر. حجمِ سبز. ما هیچ، ما نگاه ... (Goodreads)

  23. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

    by Dr. Seuss
    A whimsical journey of rhyming words and simplistic stories, teaching life lessons.

    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 children's book by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). A simple rhyming book for learner readers, it is a book with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a ... (Goodreads)

  24. 100 Selected Poems

    by E.E. Cummings
    An exploration of life, love, and the beauty of nature through the lens of poetry.

    E.E. Cummings is without question one of the major poets of this century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It contains one hundred ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. The Sun and Her Flowers

    by Rupi Kaur
    An exploration of personal growth, healing, and finding one's self.

    From Rupi Kaur, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long-awaited second collection of poetry. A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry ... (Goodreads)

  26. Four Quartets

    by T.S. Eliot
    A poetic meditation on the journey of life and its cyclical nature.

    The Four Quartets is a series of four poems by T.S. Eliot, published individually from 1936 to 1942, and in book form in 1943; it was considered by Eliot himself to be his finest work. Each of the ... (Goodreads)

  27. Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months

    by Maurice Sendak
    A rhythmic journey through the months of the year, celebrating the joys of childhood.

    For over fifty years, children have discovered that, whether it’s June or December, every month is perfect for Chicken Soup with Rice ! Now in a larger, 5 x 7 trim size,, Chicken Soup with Rice, is a ... (Barnes & Noble)

  28. The Basketball Diaries

    by Jim Carroll
    A teenage boy's struggles with addiction and his journey of self-discovery.

    The urban classic coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, and basketball. Jim Carroll grew up to become a renowned poet and punk rocker. But in this memoir of the mid-1960's, set during his ... (Goodreads)

  29. Shakespeare's Sonnets

    by William Shakespeare
    A collection of poems exploring love, life, mortality, and beauty.

    The Arden Shakespeare has long been acclaimed as the established scholarly edition of Shakespeare's work. Now being totally reedited for the third time, Arden editions offer the very best in ... (Goodreads)

  30. The Complete Works

    by William Shakespeare
    A comprehensive collection of works, containing plays, sonnets, and narrative poems.

    Tempest Two Gentlemen of Verona Merry Wives of Windsor Measure for Measure Comedy of Errors Much Ado About Nothing Love's Labour's Lost Midsummer Night's Dream Merchant of Venice As You Like It ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

    by Stephen Greenblatt
    Uncovering the history of an ancient philosophical poem, and its impact on the modern world.

    One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Forty Rules of Love

    by Elif Shafak
    A story of romance and spiritual enlightenment, exploring the teachings of a Sufi master.

    Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and report on Sweet Blasphemy , a novel written by a ... (Goodreads)

  33. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish

    by David Rakoff
    A novel in verse form, following the interconnected lives of characters through the decades, exploring love, loss, and the human condition.

    From the incomparable David Rakoff, a poignant, beautiful, witty and wise novel in verse whose scope spans the 20th Century.,David Rakoff, who died in 2012 at the age of 47, built a deserved ... (Goodreads)

  34. Good Poems

    by Garrison Keillor
    A collection of poems that are accessible, relatable, and enjoyable for readers of all backgrounds and experiences.

    America's beloved author, humorist, and storyteller offers a selection of meaningful and enjoyable poems Every day people tune in to The Writer's Almanac on public radio and hear Garrison Keillor ... (Barnes & Noble)

  35. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

    by T.S. Eliot
    Collection of whimsical poems about cats, each one unique in its own way.

    These loveable cat poems were written by T.S. Eliot for his godchildren and friends in the thirties. They have delighted generations of children since, and inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber's brilliant ... (Goodreads)

  36. Love That Dog

    by Sharon Creech
    A young boy's reluctant journey to discover his love of poetry, and his own writing talent.

    "I guess it does look like a poem when you see it typed up like that." Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, ... (Goodreads)

  37. Doctor Zhivago

    by Boris Pasternak
    A love story set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, exploring the tragedy of a nation in upheaval.

    The plot of Doctor Zhivago is long and intricate. It can be difficult to follow for two reasons. First, Pasternak employs many characters, who interact with each other throughout the book in ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

    by Dr. Seuss
    An exploration of the imaginative works of Dr. Seuss, from sketches to paintings.

    These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss ) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures in otherworldly ... (Goodreads)

  39. The Essential Rumi

    by Rumi
    Collection of the spiritual poet's works, exploring life, love, and the divine.

    This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has ... (Barnes & Noble)

  40. Poetics

    by Aristotle
    A philosophical treatise on the nature of tragedy and its effects on audiences.

    ‘The plot is the source and the soul of tragedy’ In his near-contemporary account of Greek tragedy, Aristotle examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to ... (Goodreads)

  41. Now We Are Six

    by A.A. Milne
    A collection of poems about the joys and innocence of childhood.

    When We Were Very Young and Now We Are Six complete the four-volume set of deluxe editions of the Milne and Shepard classic works. Like their companions, the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition ... (Goodreads)

  42. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

    by Dr. Seuss
    An imaginative picture book filled with hilarious sounds and lively illustrations.

    The story follows a man named Mr. Brown, who can make a wide variety of sounds, imitating the sounds of animals and inanimate objects. The narrator recites a list of items and animals that Mr. Brown ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Brown Girl Dreaming

    by Jacqueline Woodson
    A poetic memoir of a young girl's coming-of-age in the Civil Rights era.

    Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. ... (Goodreads)

  44. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

    by Sylvia Plath
    An intimate look into the life of the poet, documenting her struggles with mental health and creativity.

    First U.S. Publication A major literary event–the complete, uncensored journals of Sylvia Plath, published in their entirety for the first time. Sylvia Plath's journals were originally published in ... (Goodreads)

  45. The Savage Detectives

    by Roberto Bolaño
    A poetic journey of two young poets searching for a mysterious figure through Latin America.

    The novel is narrated in first person by several narrators and divided into three parts. The first section , "Mexicans Lost in Mexico", set in late 1975, is told by 17-year-old aspiring poet, Juan ... (Wikipedia)

  46. Hop On Pop

    by Dr. Seuss
    A whimsical exploration of the English language, accompanied by fun illustrations.

    "HOP ... POP,We like to Hop,We like to hop,on top of Pop..." Join, Dr. Seuss, in this classic rhyming picture book — the simplest Seuss for youngest use! Full of short, simple words and silly rhymes, ... (Goodreads)

  47. Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave

    by Laban Carrick Hill
    The story of Dave, an enslaved potter who created beautiful works of art and inscribed them with his own poetry.

    To us,it is just dirt,the ground we walk on. . . .,But to Dave,it was clay,the plain and basic stuff,upon which he formed a life,as a slave nearly 200 years ago. Dave was an extraordinary artist, ... (Goodreads)

  48. Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

    by Kathleen Rooney
    An elderly woman's journey through the streets of New York, reflecting on her extraordinary life.

    It’s the last day of 1984, and 85-year-old Lillian Boxfish is about to take a walk. As she traverses a grittier Manhattan, a city anxious after an attack by a still-at-large subway vigilante, she ... (Goodreads)

  49. Spoon River Anthology

    by Edgar Lee Masters
    Collection of poetic epitaphs of deceased townsfolk, exploring their lives and secrets.

    From "Edgar Lee Masters's Spoon River Anthology was an immediate commercial success when it was published in 1915. Unconventional in both style and content, it shattered the ... (Goodreads)

  50. The Ruba'iyat of Omar Khayyam

    by Omar Khayyám
    A collection of philosophical poetry exploring the human condition.

    The rubaiyat are a series of poems or 'stanzas' by the famous 12th century Persian atronomer and philosopher The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (Persian: رباعیات عمر خیام‎) is the title that Edward ... (Goodreads)

  51. Illuminations

    by Arthur Rimbaud
    Collection of prose and poetry exploring the depths of the human experience.

    The prose poems of the great French Symbolist, Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891), have acquired enormous prestige among readers everywhere and have been a revolutionary influence on poetry in the twentieth ... (Goodreads)

  52. Zen in the Art of Writing

    by Ray Bradbury
    A passionate collection of essays on creativity, forging a path to artistic enlightenment.

    "Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your turn. Jump!" Zest. ... (Goodreads)

  53. Blood Wedding

    by Federico García Lorca
    A tragedy of forbidden love, exploring the power of fate and the consequences of passion.

    As the play opens, The Mother speaks with her son, The Groom. Act I reveals that The Groom's father was killed a few years ago by men from the Felix family. When The Groom asks for a knife to cut ... (Wikipedia)

  54. I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats

    by Francesco Marciuliano
    A book of humorous poems from the perspective of cats, exploring the unique personalities of felines.

    Animal lovers will laugh out loud at the quirkiness of their feline friends with these insightful and curious poems from the singular minds of funny cats. In this hilarious book of tongue-in-cheek ... (Barnes & Noble)

  55. Love Is a Dog from Hell

    by Charles Bukowski
    A poetic exploration of the human experience, from joy to heartache and everything in between.

    Collection of poems rising from and returning to Bukowski's personal experiences reflect people, objects, places, and events of the external world, and reflects on them, on their way out and back. ... (Goodreads)

  56. An Iliad

    by Alessandro Baricco

    “Voglio raccontarvi quel che so, perché anche voi capiate quello che io ho capito: la guerra è un’ossessione dei vecchi, che mandano i giovani a combatterla.” Venticinque monologhi dei personaggi ... (Barnes & Noble)

  57. Shakespeare: The World as Stage

    by Bill Bryson
    An exploration of Shakespeare's life, works, and enduring cultural impact.

    At first glance, Bill Bryson seems an odd choice to write this addition to the Eminent Lives series. The author of 'The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid' isn't, after all, a Shakespeare scholar, ... (Goodreads)

  58. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho

    by Sappho
    Poetic exploration of love and desire, reflecting on the beauty of life and nature.

    By combining the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of one of our most fearless and original poets, If Not, Winter provides a tantalizing window onto the genius of a woman ... (Barnes & Noble)

  59. The Portable Dorothy Parker

    by Dorothy Parker
    A collection of witty, satirical, and candid stories and poems.

    This collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors. ... (Goodreads)

  60. The Foot Book: Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites

    by Dr. Seuss
    Exploration of opposites in a whimsical and humorous way.

    A Dr. Seuss classic turns 50! Since 1968, this super-simple, simply brilliant Bright and Early Book about feet has been helping beginning beginner readers step into the world of reading by ... (Barnes & Noble)

  61. Hollywood

    by Charles Bukowski
    A gritty and wild novel of the film industry and its desperate players.

    Adopting the stylized alter-ego, Henry 'Hank' Chinaski , a character used in previous novels, this book relates his experiences of working with a director, finding financial backing, losing financial ... (Wikipedia)

  62. The Complete Poems

    by William Blake
    A collection of poems that explore the spiritual, supernatural, and philosophical realms.

    One of the great English Romantic poets, William Blake (1757-1827) was an artist, poet, mystic and visionary. His work ranges from the deceptively simple and lyrical Songs of Innocence and their ... (Goodreads)

  63. Post Office

    by Charles Bukowski
    A poetic and darkly humorous narrative about a man's struggles with poverty and loneliness.

    In Los Angeles, California , down-and-out barfly Henry Chinaski becomes a substitute mail carrier ; he quits for a while and lives on his winnings at the race track, then becomes a mail clerk. ... (Wikipedia)

  64. The Dante Club

    by Matthew Pearl
    A group of poets, scholars and academics band together to unravel a dark mystery in 19th century Boston.

    The Dante Club begins with the murder of fictional Massachusetts Chief Justice Artemus Healey, who had avoided taking a position to stop or support the escaped slaves of the South . Found by his ... (Wikipedia)

  65. The Birth of Tragedy

    by Friedrich Nietzsche
    A philosophical exploration of the nature of tragedy, and its role in the development of culture & civilization.

    A compelling argument for the necessity for art in life, Nietzsche's first book is fuelled by his enthusiasms for Greek tragedy, for the philosophy of Schopenhauer and for the music of Wagner, to ... (Goodreads)

  66. Oh Say Can You Say?

    by Dr. Seuss
    A collection of tongue-twisters and silly rhymes that will challenge your pronunciation and tickle your funny bone.

    A collection of silly tongue-twisters. ... (Goodreads)

  67. Trout Fishing in America

    by Richard Brautigan
    A poetic and humorous exploration of the American experience.

    Richard Brautigan was a literary idol of the 1960s and 1970s whose comic genius and iconoclastic vision of American life caught the imagination of young people everywhere. He came of age during the ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Complete Poems

    by Catullus
    A collection of poems by the Roman poet Catullus, exploring themes of love, friendship, and society.

    Catullus is a companion of lovers and of those whom love has disappointed. He is also a satirical and epigrammatic writer who savagely consoles with laughter. Carmina captures in English both the ... (Goodreads)

  69. Hot Water Music

    by Charles Bukowski
    A collection of Bukowski's works exploring themes of love, death, and the human experience.

    With his characteristic raw and minimalist style, Charles Bukowski takes us on a walk through his side of town in, Hot Water Music,. He gives us little vignettes of depravity and lasciviousness, bite ... (Goodreads)

  70. Fragile Things: Short Fictions and Wonders

    by Neil Gaiman
    Collection of short stories blending fantasy, horror and science fiction.

    This is an alternate cover edition for, ISBN 0060515236 (ISBN13: 9780060515232)., Fragile Things is Neil Gaiman's second collection of short fiction. A mysterious circus terrifies an audience for one ... (Goodreads)

  71. Revolting Rhymes

    by Roald Dahl
    Retelling of classic fairy tales with unexpected twists, set in an anarchic landscape.

    I guess you think you know this story.,You don't. The real one's much more gory.,The phoney one, the one you know,Was cooked up years and years ago... Do you think Cinderella married the prince and ... (Goodreads)

  72. Message

    by Fernando Pessoa

    Mensagem é o único livro de poemas de Fernando Pessoa publicado em português durante a sua vida. É também "realmente um só poema", como escreveu, dada a unidade perfeita conseguida pelo seu canto das ... (Goodreads)

  73. How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You

    by Matthew Inman
    Witty and humorous illustrations of a cat's innermost thoughts.’s most popular cat jokes, including “How to Pet a Kitty” and “The Bobcats,” plus 15 new and never-before-seen cat-themed comics, are presented in this hilarious #1, New York Times , ... (Barnes & Noble)

  74. Lyrical Ballads

    by William Wordsworth
    Poetic exploration of nature, emotion, and its effects on the human spirit.

    The majority of the following poems are to be considered as experiments. They were written chiefly with a view to ascertain how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of ... (Goodreads)

  75. Curran

    by Gordon Andrews
    Mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate Curran, the Beast Lord, face a new enemy threatening Atlanta's peace. Action-packed urban fantasy with a touch of romance.

    Not short story, novella, or standalone, but collection of scenes written by Gordon Andrews as a companion to our Kate Daniels series of books. These scenes illustrate the point of view of Curran, ... (Goodreads)

  76. Autobiography of Red

    by Anne Carson
    A modern retelling of Greek myth, exploring the intersections of love, art, and identity.

    The award-winning poet Anne Carson reinvents a genre in Autobiography of Red , a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a ... (Goodreads)

  77. Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

    by Stephen Greenblatt
    A biographical exploration tracing the life of the ultimate literary genius, William Shakespeare.

    A young man from a small provincial town moves to London in the late 1580s and, in a remarkably short time, becomes the greatest playwright not of his age alone but of all time. How is an achievement ... (Goodreads)

  78. Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

    by Javaka Steptoe
    A picture book biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a young artist who became a cultural phenomenon in the 1980s New York art scene.

    Winner of the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Jean-Michel Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocketed to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon ... (Goodreads)

  79. The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus

    by Jen Bryant
    The biography of Peter Roget, creator of the thesaurus, and his lifelong love of words.

    2015 Caldecott Honor Book 2015 Sibert Medal Winner For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions – and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own book. But he didn’t write ... (Barnes & Noble)

  80. Upstream: Selected Essays

    by Mary Oliver
    A collection of essays on the beauty of nature, and the importance of a mindful life.

    Comprising a selection of essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing. As she contemplates the ... (Goodreads)

  81. Dead Poets Society

    by N.H. Kleinbaum
    A new English teacher inspires his students to embrace poetry and seize the day, but faces resistance from the school's administration.

    In the autumn of 1959, Todd Anderson begins his senior year of high school at Welton Academy, an all-male , elite prep school . He is assigned one of Welton's most promising students, Neil Perry, as ... (Wikipedia)

  82. The Portable Beat Reader

    by Ann Charters
    A collection of works by Beat Generation writers, including Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Burroughs, exploring themes of rebellion and nonconformity.

    Through poetry, fiction, essays, song lyrics, letters, and memoir this authoritative single-volume collection of Beat literature captures the triumphant energy of a movement that swept through ... (Goodreads)

  83. The New Kid on the Block

    by Jack Prelutsky
    A light-hearted poem about a new kid in the neighborhood, making friends and having fun.

    From beloved and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky come over 100 hilarious poems about strange creatures and people—from jellyfish stew to a bouncing mouse, to the very unexpected new kid! For fans of ... (Goodreads)

  84. The Trouble With Poetry - And Other Poems

    by Billy Collins
    A collection of witty and accessible poems that explore the joys and challenges of writing and reading poetry.

    Playfulness, spare elegance, and wit epitomize the poetry of Billy Collins. With his distinct voice and accessible language, America's two-term Poet Laureate has opened the door to poetry for ... (Goodreads)

  85. Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

    by Warsan Shire
    A lyrical exploration of womanhood, identity, and the power of words.

    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 ... (Goodreads)

  86. Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems

    by Billy Collins
    Collection of poems exploring the beauty of everyday life.

    Sailing Alone Around the Room , by America’s Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, contains both new poems and a generous gathering from his earlier collections The Apple That Astonished Paris , Questions ... (Goodreads)

  87. Lit

    by Mary Karr
    A memoir of a young girl's spiritual awakening, overcoming traumatic circumstances.

    The New York Times bestseller, now available in paperback—Mary Karr’s sequel to the beloved and bestselling The Liars’ Club and Cherry “lassos you, hogties your emotions and won’t let you go” ... (Goodreads)

  88. Trout Fishing in America / The Pill vs. the Springhill Mine Disaster / In Watermelon Sugar

    by Richard Brautigan
    A collection of three surreal and experimental novels exploring the counterculture of the 1960s.

    An omnibus edition of three counterculture classics by Richard Brautigan that embody the spirit of the 1960s. Trout Fishing in America is by turns a hilarious, playful, and melancholy novel that ... (Goodreads)

  89. In Praise of Shadows

    by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki
    A contemplative essay on the beauty of shadows and the traditional Japanese aesthetic. It contrasts Western and Eastern cultures' approach to light and darkness.

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