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By P. K Page. 1985
By Joanna Lilley. 2014
Yukon-based, UK-born Joanna Lilley’s first book of poems is a wry and eloquent testament to the intricacies of our various… relationships. From the shattered pieces of our environmental puzzles to the labyrinth of family dynamics, Lilley makes these dilemmas come alive. Chillingly sparse, attractively odd and refreshingly frank, these poems embrace the complexities of human life with an unsettling mix of the sardonic and the compassionate. c2014.
By Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses… causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
By Jack Prelutsky. 2002
A collection of rhyming poems set in such places as Tuscaloosa, Tucumcari, and the Grand Canyon. These funny verses are… about people and animals, often doing unusual things, like "Seven snails and seven snakes/ swam around the five Great Lakes." For grades K-3. 2002.
By John Henry Newman. 2009
By Jill Sardegna, T. Otis Paul. 1991
By Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time… and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
By Michael Tucker. 1984
The author has spent many years as a trainer of guide dogs. He explains how the dogs are selected and… trained, how they are matched with their new owners, and the training that the owner receives. 1984.
By Coleman Barks, Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi. 1995
Contemporary translation of spiritual poetry by the Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). These poems were created during Rumi's work with… a dervish learning community that was "exploring the mystery of union with the divine." Includes sex. 1995. Uniform title: Selections.
By Lynn Crosbie. 2017
A sustained, confessional new collection of poems that tells the story of Crosbie's father’s battle with frontotemporal dementia and blindness,… following a stroke. The poems chronologically recount the poet’s conversations and time with her father, and capture his still-astonishing means of communicating. The book’s title is his sardonic remark. Crosbie considers dementia to be a symbolic language and as such, similar to poetry. The author’s attempts to understand her father’s distress, pain, fear, and brave love are assisted by her understanding of the “negative capability” required of readers of poetry. 2017.
By Ashis Gupta. 2007
Crafted as a long poem, a libretto for stage presentations, this book is less about Clarence Thomas than it is… about the devastating reign of the Bush administration. The central idea of the book is: ‘War is an Evil product of Evil/Hypocritical Minds’. The ‘Chorus of the Homeless’ occupies a central role in the poem, performing a function much like the Chorus in Greek Tragedies, providing a reasonably objective commentary. In a sense, the central story is a tragedy too – George Bush is a tragic figure. And, towards the end, he is conceived as a tragic hero, a Samson-like figure who pulls down the temple over his head to crush the Philistines. 2007.
By Ernest Freeberg. 2001
Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind… at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. 2001.
By Margaret Atwood. 2007
A collection of fifty poems, ranging in subject from the personal to the political. They investigate the mysterious writing of… poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. 2007.
By Fouad Ajami. 1998
Examines the concepts of secular nationalism and modernity as conceived by Arab intellectuals of Beirut, Baghdad, Damascus, and Cairo. Provides… insights into the Middle East from Arabic sources: fiction, poetry, memoirs, and political commentaries. c1998.
By Jan Andrews. 1981
By F. R Scott. 1981
Scott was a historian and lawyer, but foremost a poet. This collection, which was organized by Scott himself, shows both… a reflective man and a public figure committed to human progress. Winner of the 1981 Governor General's Award for Poetry. 1981. Uniform title: Poems
By Michael Ondaatje. 2009
William Bonney, a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve, and by the time he was… twenty-one he had slain nineteen more. Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels and his own imagination, Ondaatje imagines Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880s New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. A synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth. Winner of the 1970 Governor General's Award for Poetry. 2009.
By John Keats. 1994
Collected works of the quintessential Romantic poet, who died of tuberculosis in 1821 at age twenty-six. Includes poems such as… "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "La Belle Dame sans Merci," and "The Eve of St. Agnes," along with the allegorical romance "Endymion" and the five-act poetic tragedy "Otho the Great." c1994. Uniform title: Poems
By A. A Milne. 1998
Originally written to entertain the author's son, Christopher Robin, some of the verses are about the boy's stuffed animals. This… volume contains both the first collection, "When we were very young," published in 1924, and the second, "Now we are six," published in 1927. Grades K-3. 1998.
By Elizabeth Bishop. 1983
The life's work of the American poet. Includes "A cold spring," "Questions of travel," "Geography III," the Pulitzer Prize-winning "North… and South," uncollected poems, translations, four poems published after her death, and some poems never published. c1983. Uniform title: Poems