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Jun 25

The Crazy Bunch by Willie Perdomo ’85. If you’d like to take an anthropological trip to a different culture right within the confines of Manhattan island, this book is for you. These poems take you
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Jan 12

Invasive Procedures, Earthquakes, Calamities & Poems from the midst of life by Nan Socolow ’55. This collection of poems reflects on love, complicated love, death, children, nature, aging, and our
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Jul 3, 2018

Manderley, Poems by Rebecca Wolff, middle school in the 80’s. I picked this work because I had just read Nora Olsen’s homage to Daphne du Maurier ( Maxine Wore Black) and wondered how Rebecca Wolff
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May 22, 2018

Once More with Feeling by Tina Cane, ff. Tina’s collection of poems, grounded in New York and family, reflects the welter of feelings engendered by the city and her particular parents . A group of p
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May 6

Body of Work by Tina Cane ff. In this evocative work, Tina explores a vast range of topics, from concrete vignettes depicting the poverty of her Chinese immigrant grandparents to a cosmic perspectiv
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Jul 31, 2018

Blood Atlas by Lynne DeSilva Johnson, 90’s?. As in all atlases, geography is central. From Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn in the first poem, near the Marcy housing development, to the candles melted int
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Jul 3, 2018

Ism is a Retrovirus by Matthew Hupert, late 70’s?. In the section of this poetry collection titled Ars Poetica, Matthew gives his 10 Top Tips – For Poets. Among them is the warning, “If all your po
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Feb 17, 2018

The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon by Willie Perdomo. New York Puerto Ricans might find themselves in a familiar world in this collection of poetry, but non-Puerto Ricans will discover a portal int
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May 6

The Analyst, Poems by Molly Peacock ff. Powerful emotion is the engine for powerful poetry, and this collection of poems erupts from a raging furnace fire. Behind the fraught story of the poet and h
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Jul 31, 2018

Dear Elena, Letters to Elena Ferrante, Poems by Tina Cane ff. I feel quite privileged to have number 136 of 150 copies of this gorgeous book with artwork by Esther Solondz. (Other printed versions
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May 22, 2018

Voice’s Daughter of a Heart Yet to be Born by Anne Waldman ’62? This work combines prose poems and verse in a trip Offworld with an embryonic version of Thel, the heroine of Blake’s Book of Thel.
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Feb 17, 2018

The Master Thief by Camille Guthrie (ff). This haunting epic poem is rife with evocative allusions to the brothers Grimm and other purveyors of classic lore. Camille’s poem drew me back to read and r