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One Big Self

By C. D. Wright

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ISBN: 9781556592584
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 1st, 2007

This long form, investigative poem freed me of how I saw poetry. It gave me permission to do what I wanted. The collage of the anecdotes and prison protocol Wright creates is where poetry can go if you let it expand further and further. This is the hybrid form at its best; this is where she created a new genre we’re lucky to have.


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ISBN: 9781556592584
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 1st, 2007

This long form, investigative poem freed me of how I saw poetry. It gave me permission to do what I wanted. The collage of the anecdotes and prison protocol Wright creates is where poetry can go if you let it expand further and further. This is the hybrid form at its best; this is where she created a new genre we’re lucky to have.


This long form, investigative poem freed me of how I saw poetry. It gave me permission to do what I wanted. The collage of the anecdotes and prison protocol Wright creates is where poetry can go if you let it expand further and further. This is the hybrid form at its best; this is where she created a new genre we’re lucky to have.
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Crush (Yale Series of Younger Poets)

By Richard Siken

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By Richard Siken, Louise Glück (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780300107890
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Published: Yale University Press - April 11th, 2005

These poems are the dizzy hangover of a night spent with someone you know you shouldn’t have. Abrasive in form, Crush begs you to start reading but won’t let you stop or even slow down, no matter what. This is where you learn about poetry’s velocity. You won’t get off this ride unscathed, trust me.


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By Richard Siken, Louise Glück (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780300107890
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Published: Yale University Press - April 11th, 2005

These poems are the dizzy hangover of a night spent with someone you know you shouldn’t have. Abrasive in form, Crush begs you to start reading but won’t let you stop or even slow down, no matter what. This is where you learn about poetry’s velocity. You won’t get off this ride unscathed, trust me.


These poems are the dizzy hangover of a night spent with someone you know you shouldn’t have. Abrasive in form, Crush begs you to start reading but won’t let you stop or even slow down, no matter what. This is where you learn about poetry’s velocity. You won’t get off this ride unscathed, trust me.

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Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story

By Jim Holt

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ISBN: 9780871403599
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Published: Liveright - April 8th, 2013

This is a book that makes you take breaks (in a good way). It freaked me out. Here the concepts of “nothing” and “infinity” make me want to hide and just go back to dumb YouTube videos on loop. But inevitably I return to this book because maybe in secret I want to be scared by philosophy.


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Published: Liveright - April 8th, 2013

This is a book that makes you take breaks (in a good way). It freaked me out. Here the concepts of “nothing” and “infinity” make me want to hide and just go back to dumb YouTube videos on loop. But inevitably I return to this book because maybe in secret I want to be scared by philosophy.


This is a book that makes you take breaks (in a good way). It freaked me out. Here the concepts of “nothing” and “infinity” make me want to hide and just go back to dumb YouTube videos on loop. But inevitably I return to this book because maybe in secret I want to be scared by philosophy.
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Cathedral (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Raymond Carver

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ISBN: 9780679723691
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Published: Vintage - June 18th, 1989

This collection of Carver’s short stories never stays on my shelf; I need it close by. This is poverty, alcoholism and love stripped to their barest, the portraits so intimate you feel like a voyeur, but why look away? I have the last line of “Vitamins” tattooed on my arm if that means anything.


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Published: Vintage - June 18th, 1989

This collection of Carver’s short stories never stays on my shelf; I need it close by. This is poverty, alcoholism and love stripped to their barest, the portraits so intimate you feel like a voyeur, but why look away? I have the last line of “Vitamins” tattooed on my arm if that means anything.


This collection of Carver’s short stories never stays on my shelf; I need it close by. This is poverty, alcoholism and love stripped to their barest, the portraits so intimate you feel like a voyeur, but why look away? I have the last line of “Vitamins” tattooed on my arm if that means anything.
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Kindertotenwald: Prose Poems

By Franz Wright

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ISBN: 9780375711954
Published: Knopf - March 19th, 2013

These prose poems changed my life. Every line drags you further into a place you’ve been afraid to go or didn’t know you needed to. This is Franz Wright at his most startlingly brutal. It’s as if he’s holding up a mirror you’ve been avoiding and saying, Look at what you are.


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ISBN: 9780375711954
Published: Knopf - March 19th, 2013

These prose poems changed my life. Every line drags you further into a place you’ve been afraid to go or didn’t know you needed to. This is Franz Wright at his most startlingly brutal. It’s as if he’s holding up a mirror you’ve been avoiding and saying, Look at what you are.


These prose poems changed my life. Every line drags you further into a place you’ve been afraid to go or didn’t know you needed to. This is Franz Wright at his most startlingly brutal. It’s as if he’s holding up a mirror you’ve been avoiding and saying, Look at what you are.
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Last Bus to Wisdom: A Novel (Two Medicine Country)

By Ivan Doig

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ISBN: 9781101982563
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 16th, 2016

Published in 2015, this was the last of Doig’s books, every one of which I have loved. Doig writes of the American West, and he paints the big sky and the stalwart people into his stories so beautifully that you will know each place and person as though you had grown up there.


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Published: Riverhead Books - August 16th, 2016

Published in 2015, this was the last of Doig’s books, every one of which I have loved. Doig writes of the American West, and he paints the big sky and the stalwart people into his stories so beautifully that you will know each place and person as though you had grown up there.


Published in 2015, this was the last of Doig’s books, every one of which I have loved. Doig writes of the American West, and he paints the big sky and the stalwart people into his stories so beautifully that you will know each place and person as though you had grown up there.

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Picnic, Lightning (Pitt Poetry Series)

By Billy Collins

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ISBN: 9780822956709
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 29th, 1998

Reading the poetry of Billy Collins feels like talking to an old friend. He takes the mundane, the everyday circumstances, and turns them to extraordinary thoughts to ponder and appreciate.The irony in life is his toolbox.


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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - January 29th, 1998

Reading the poetry of Billy Collins feels like talking to an old friend. He takes the mundane, the everyday circumstances, and turns them to extraordinary thoughts to ponder and appreciate.The irony in life is his toolbox.


Reading the poetry of Billy Collins feels like talking to an old friend. He takes the mundane, the everyday circumstances, and turns them to extraordinary thoughts to ponder and appreciate.The irony in life is his toolbox.
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Crossing to Safety (Modern Library Classics)

By Wallace Stegner

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By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T.H. Watkins (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9780375759314
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Published: Modern Library - April 9th, 2002

I found myself re-reading page after page of this beautiful novel to savor the beautiful artistry of Stegner’s writing. I felt as if I were there, while the events unfolded and the characters made themselves known to me. This story of friendship, marriage, hopes and dreams will not disappoint. When you finish this one, read ANGLE OF REPOSE, for which Stegner won the Pulitzer prize.


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By Wallace Stegner, Terry Tempest Williams (Introduction by), T.H. Watkins (Afterword by)
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Published: Modern Library - April 9th, 2002

I found myself re-reading page after page of this beautiful novel to savor the beautiful artistry of Stegner’s writing. I felt as if I were there, while the events unfolded and the characters made themselves known to me. This story of friendship, marriage, hopes and dreams will not disappoint. When you finish this one, read ANGLE OF REPOSE, for which Stegner won the Pulitzer prize.


I found myself re-reading page after page of this beautiful novel to savor the beautiful artistry of Stegner’s writing. I felt as if I were there, while the events unfolded and the characters made themselves known to me. This story of friendship, marriage, hopes and dreams will not disappoint. When you finish this one, read ANGLE OF REPOSE, for which Stegner won the Pulitzer prize.
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Straight Man: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Richard Russo

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ISBN: 9780375701900
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Published: Vintage - June 9th, 1998

I love Russo’s ability to weave heartbreak and humor into a wonderful tale that we can all relate to. The protagonist is an English professor at a small, underfunded college who is facing down life’s challenges as he tries to save his department and himself. STRAIGHT MAN is witty, compassionate and unforgettable.


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Published: Vintage - June 9th, 1998

I love Russo’s ability to weave heartbreak and humor into a wonderful tale that we can all relate to. The protagonist is an English professor at a small, underfunded college who is facing down life’s challenges as he tries to save his department and himself. STRAIGHT MAN is witty, compassionate and unforgettable.


I love Russo’s ability to weave heartbreak and humor into a wonderful tale that we can all relate to. The protagonist is an English professor at a small, underfunded college who is facing down life’s challenges as he tries to save his department and himself. STRAIGHT MAN is witty, compassionate and unforgettable.
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The Archivist: A Novel

By Martha Cooley

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ISBN: 9780316158466
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 8th, 1999

In THE ARCHIVIST by Marta Cooley, the life and poems of T.S. Eliot reverberate in the lives of an archivist of Eliot’s letters and his poet wife. This beautifully written novel confronts many of the enduring literary themes of our twentieth century experience—the struggle to move beyond guilt and find redemption; the role of both religion and art in helping us make sense of our patterned existence in the face man’s aggression against his fellow man. THE ARCHIVIST is an unconventional, sophisticated novel that encompasses so much of what it means to be human.


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ISBN: 9780316158466
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 8th, 1999

In THE ARCHIVIST by Marta Cooley, the life and poems of T.S. Eliot reverberate in the lives of an archivist of Eliot’s letters and his poet wife. This beautifully written novel confronts many of the enduring literary themes of our twentieth century experience—the struggle to move beyond guilt and find redemption; the role of both religion and art in helping us make sense of our patterned existence in the face man’s aggression against his fellow man. THE ARCHIVIST is an unconventional, sophisticated novel that encompasses so much of what it means to be human.


In THE ARCHIVIST by Marta Cooley, the life and poems of T.S. Eliot reverberate in the lives of an archivist of Eliot’s letters and his poet wife. This beautifully written novel confronts many of the enduring literary themes of our twentieth century experience—the struggle to move beyond guilt and find redemption; the role of both religion and art in helping us make sense of our patterned existence in the face man’s aggression against his fellow man. THE ARCHIVIST is an unconventional, sophisticated novel that encompasses so much of what it means to be human.

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