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Living on Fire: a Collection of Poems

By: Adair, Virginia Hamilton

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U. S. A., Random House Inc: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001617

ISBN: 0375502890

Condition: New in New dust jacket


This is the best book of poetry I've read in a long time. One of my favorites: New forms and faces make their mark/in my impenetrable dark. /What in a disembodied ghost/can me love some more than most? I'm happy when alone, it's true/but how much happier with you, and you. /So many I would welcome, if they came, /but keep returning to a certain name This is a wonderful collection of poems of all types; the writer was born in 1913 and so has had a full life to write about... View more info

Creeds of Faith and Inspiration

By: Andrews, Robin (edited by)

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Blue Mountain Press: 1990

Seller ID: R-01001

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A collection of poems; small line going through the price on the back, otherwise cover is fine. 61 pages, about half of the poems have beautiful illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

There's No Such Place As Far Away

By: Bach, Richard

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000568

ISBN: 0440087805

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A short story involving birds. The book is filled with beautiful illustrations, some are two full pages without text, some smaller, but all are lovely. The brushed cloth binding has a pressed design on it of a bird flying through trees. The book has no wear, but a gift inscription ffep. The dust jacket has no wear, but the spine is a bit sun lightened. The price is clipped. 41 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Exception to the Rule

By: Christenson, Laurie

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Owings Mills, Maryland, U. S. A., Watermark Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002693

ISBN: 1575534991

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This is a book of unusual poetry, signed by the author. A few lines from a poem named Mr. Snuffy: 'A flower began to bloom/and the town gathered in a swoon. /A young rock sank to the top of a well/and the town let out a cranky yell/. 55 poems are included. 59 pages, the title page is signed. The cover art is imaginative, and looks like it was hand-colored with colored pencils. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.; Signed by Author(s) View more info

Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach At Carmel

By: Connell, Jr. , Evan S.

Price: $32.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Press: 1963

Seller ID: 003772

Condition: Near Fine in Poor dust jacket


This work was first published in Contact, San Francisco's magazine of arts and letters. This is the first printing in book form. It is written in verse, and was reviewed by Kenneth Lamott, as follows: In Notes From a Bottle, Even Connell emerges as a cartographer of the darkest continent of all, the spirit of man. The journey on which he takes us is through a fearsome land that has lost its dimension of time, where we encounter as contemporaries the explorers of Vineland... View more info

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Briefs: a Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay

By: Cooper, Walter

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Universe Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 001383

ISBN: 0789304066

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Uncover the fun and sexy attractions of gay life and love. This humorous, eye-popping picture book of verse butch and nancy is sure to tickle your fancy. View hunks in trunks and leathers and feathers in 40 vivid and original color illustrations. "On parallel bars/I'd fix my glasses/on powerful thighs/and world-class asses. " It also includes verse of the stars: "You'd never guess/to look at him now/but Taurus the bull/was Doris the cow. " 79 pages, fille... View more info

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Briefs: a Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay

By: Cooper, Walter

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Universe Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 001384

ISBN: 0789304066

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Uncover the fun and sexy attractions of gay life and love. This humorous, eye-popping picture book of verse butch and nancy is sure to tickle your fancy. View hunks in trunks and leathers and feathers in 40 vivid and original color illustrations. "On parallel bars/I'd fix my glasses/on powerful thighs/and world-class asses. " It also includes verse of the stars: "You'd never guess/to look at him now/but Taurus the bull/was Doris the cow. " 79 pages, fille... View more info

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Sweet Machine: Poems

By: Doty, Mark

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Harpercollins: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001373

ISBN: 0060952563

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


THE EMBRACE: ' You weren't well or really ill yet either; just a little tired, your handsomeness tinged by grief or anticipation, which brought to your face a thoughtful, deepening grace. ' The first stanza of one of many poems in this book. "Mark Doty is a master, repainting our sad daily canvas, heightening the gold light, the diffusion, the shocked shattered glass and the artificial bath of attitude, letting us see it all arrayed, as he says, under 'the uncompromi... View more info

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The Selected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

By: Jeffers, Robinson

Price: $20.70

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1959

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 003114

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Robinson Jeffers has dominated American poetry as the leading exponent of rugged native poetry. Each of his books has added to his stature as a poet. Mr. Jeffers, with the help of Mrs. Una Jeffers, has chosen for this volume one hundred and twenty-five of his most significant poems, including such long narrative works as Roan Stallion, Tamar, The Tower Beyond Tragedy, Descent to the Dead, and the best of his shorter lyrical writings. In addition, the author contributes a... View more info

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The Constructor

By: Koethe, John

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Perennial: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001351

ISBN: 0060956356

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


This secret life/ Whose language is the melancholy sound the heart makes/ Beating against its cage': this is John Koethe's subject in his beautifully constructed and deeply moving new book of poems - lyrics of the dark and painfully honest inward gaze. Koethe, a philosopher by training, knows that meditation is more than just random reflection, that it is a disciplined exercise culminating in a hard-won and hence exhiliarating self-knowledge. " - Marjorie Perloff 61 ... View more info

A Book of Verse

By: Paterson, Andrew Barton 'banjo'

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Australia, Angus & Robertson Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003056

ISBN: 0207168628

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Banjo" Paterson has long been Australia's best-known poet. His ability to depict Australian life - the mannerisms of bush workers, sportsmen and city dwellers alike - and his evocation of the Australian landscape, enabled him to capture the hearts of his readers and the spirit of Australia. This beautifully-presented anthology brings together his most famous and best-loved poems, those which have proved their popularity over generations it is a superb collection for ... View more info

You Are Always My Friend a Collection of Poems on Friendship

By: Schutz, Susan Polis (edited by)

Price: $5.98

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, U. S. A., Blue Mountain Arts: 1981

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002667

ISBN: 0883961504

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


This is a beautiful book about friendship, printed on heavy paper and decorated using a different color on each page. It is a celebration, a tribute and a thank you - all rolled into one. It's about some of your most precious memories and some of the greatest hopes you could ever have. It's a book about one of the nicest things two people should ever share - friendship. The poetry selections in this book are gentle and sincere, saying in words what we all feel inside whe... View more info

Remember My Love

By: Sittig, Sigrid

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Folio Press: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001015

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A woman of forty, calm and wise, to whom the problems of life are clear; whose mind is certain and free of fear, not to be daunted by any surprise - thus she appears in her daughter's eyes. " A slim volume of beautiful poetry written by the author. This book is SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. There is also a notation from the original owner, that the book was purchased in 1952 from Marshall Field's when the author was signing books. Part One is love poems; Part Two is love los... View more info

Selections from the Idylls of the King

By: Tennyson, Alfred

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Chicago, IL, American Book Company: 1915

Seller ID: 000091

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Tennyson's poems were edited by Mary F. Willard, a principal at a Chicago school that has since disappeared. The binding is near fine with the slightest wear at the spine, top and bottom. One set of sentences is bracketed in pencil near the beginning of the book, and there may be others because they are almost too light to see. Light pencil marks appear on the inside covers and first three pages (two are blank) as though some child was given this scrawl on. 196 pages of ... View more info

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Appalachia

By: Wright, Charles

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Gordonsville, Virginia, U. S. A., Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001355

ISBN: 0374105715

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Almost thirty years ago, Charles Wright began a poetic project of Dantean scope - a trilogy of trilogies. This book is the last of the third trilogy, the first two books being Chickamauga and continued in Black Zodiac, which won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. The final book in this great work shows us a master poet's confrontation with his own mortality and his stunning ability to discover transcendence in the most beautifu... View more info