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The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

A bright, shining lighthouse of a book. At turns tender and ferocious, this is a book that you hand to those struggling to find and express their voice. Acevedo's debut verse novel powerfully asserts the humming, electric, life-altering potential of poetry and literature. 



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Look: Poems By Solmaz Sharif Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977443
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 5th, 2016

This ingenious collection borrows and recontextualizes vocabulary from the US Department of Defense Dictionary of Military Terms. A fascinating exercise in linguistic appropriation that won the PEN Literary Award.


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Mz N: the serial: A Poem-in-Episodes By Maureen N. McLane Cover Image
$16.00
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ISBN: 9780374537050
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 2nd, 2017

"Not a novel, not a memoir, not a lyric" — whatever this book is, it's a fiercely intelligent and sharply funny exploration of a woman's emotional and intellectual development that will have you running to keep up.


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Olio By Tyehimba Jess Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781940696201
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Published: Wave Books - April 5th, 2016

Jess melds fact and fiction in this dazzling mix of forms that blends vaudeville, spirituals, dialogues, minstrel songs and slave statistics into a fascinating account of black culture after the Civil War.


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