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    • Life on Mars : poems
    • Useless landscape, or, A guide for boys : [poems]
      Useless landscape, or, A guide for boys : [poems]
      D.A. Powell.
      In D. A. Powell?s fifth book of poetry, the rollicking line he has made his signature becomes the taut, more discursive means to describing beauty, singing a dirge, directing an ironic smile, or questioning who in any given setting is the instructor and who is the pupil. This is a book that explores the darker side of divisions and developments, which shows how the interstitial spaces of boonies, backstage, bathhouse, or bar are locations of desire. With Powell?s witty banter, emotional resolve, and powerful lyricism, this collection demonstrates his exhilarating range. --Publisher.
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    • Angles of ascent : a Norton anthology of contemporary African American poetry
      Angles of ascent : a Norton anthology of contemporary African American poetry
      edited by Charles Henry Rowell.
      "This landmark anthology brings together for the first time more than three hundred poems by over seventy African American poets, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden, Ai, Toi Derricotte, Rita Dove, Elizabeth Alexander, Natasha Tretheway, Major Jackson, and Kevin Young. Angles of Ascent looks to the immediate past of contemporary African American poetry, including the influence of Modernism in the 1950's and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960's, before turning toward the current thriving literary sceneand beyond. General readers and specialists alike will treasure this collection for its diverse readings of humanity by modern and contemporary African American poets as well as its comprehensive introductions and commentary."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • \blak\ \al-fe bet\ : poems
    • The Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics

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    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Provides biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition. Entries include personal and career information, addresses, a detailed bibliography, a list of further reading sources, and more. Each entry also includes a signed critical essay covering each poet's career and works, written by an expert in the field.

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    Websites

    Poets.org
    Web home of the Academy of American Poets. Among many other things on this site, you can find information about National Poetry Month or discover a new poet or poem.
    Poets' Corner
    Named for Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey, this site was begun in 1995 and now has approximately 6,700 works online by 780 authors. A number of indices allow easy access to the material.
    The Lit: Cleveland's Literary Center
    Formerly The Poets' and Writers' League of Greater Cleveland, The Lit sponsors workshops and literary events, publishes a bi-monthly magazine, and promotes writers and their works.
    Poets & Writers: From Inspiration to Publication
    The online version of this print publication provides full text articles, helpful hints, and a Directory of Writers with over 5,000 authors’ names, credits, and contact information.
    The Poetry Archive
    The Poetry Archive is a unique audio collection of poets reading from their own works. Contemporary poets, historical recordings including Langston Hughes, Tennyson, and Yeats. Special sections for teachers, students, and children.