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Poetry from the 2013 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our <a href="http://www.bookshopsantacruz.com/2013-winter-newsletter">2013 Winter Newsletter</a>.

Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins

Aimless Love is the first compilation to come from the two-term U.S. poet laureate in 12 years. Combining more than 50 new poems with poems from four previous books, this collection is a wonderful addition for any Billy Collins fan, and is sure to win him new fans as well. Touching on the themes of time passing, love, loss, and the importance (and paradoxes that come with) language itself, this collection does a marvelous job of being both accessible and imaginative. There is an almost guiding quality to the poems in this book—as if the reader is receiving advice to questions that arise as life progresses—and yet Collins’ playfulness dances with depth. (Don't miss our special offsite event with Billy Collins on November 8th - details here.)

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780679644057
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Published: Random House - October 22nd, 2013

The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems

In her late experimental works, Emily Dickinson parceled out her poetry one word at a time on envelope fragments and discarded paper. The Gorgeous Nothings, a facsimile of her “envelope-poems,” offers insight into Dickinson’s later years and creative process, and is a celebration of the poet’s famous economy: The title comes from Dickinson’s manuscript A 821: “the gorgeous | nothings | which | compose | the | sunset | keep.” But it also “offers a reminder to the rest of us non-Dickinsons in the world. It’s not your materials that matter or even your scope. We all have envelopes, and pens, and scattered (and non-grocery-list-related) thoughts. We all have tiny moments we can transform into gorgeous nothings.” —O Magazine

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By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor), Susan Howe (Preface by)
$49.95
ISBN: 9780811221757
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Published: New Directions / Christine Burgin - October 29th, 2013

The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry edited by Rita Dove

In this outstanding anthology, poet Rita Dove, former U.S. poet laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, introduces readers to the most significant and compelling poems of the past hundred years. From Robert Frost to Wallace Stevens, Natasha Tretheway to Terrance Hayes, Dove’s selections paint a dynamic and cohesive portrait of modern American poetry.

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By Rita Dove (Editor)
$28.00
ISBN: 9780143121480
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

This Day: New and Collected Sabbath Poems by Wendell Berry

For nearly thirty-five years, Wendell Berry has been at work on a series of poems occasioned by his solitary Sunday walks around his farm in Kentucky. From riverfront and meadows, to grass fields and woodlots, every inch of this hillside farm lives in these poems, as do the poet’s constant companions in memory and occasion, family and animals, who have with Berry created his Home Place with love and gratitude.

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781619021983
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: Counterpoint LLC - October 15th, 2013

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