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Title Call Me Ishmael Tonight A Book of Ghazals
Author Agha Shahid Ali
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2004-10-17
Category Poetry
Total Pages 88
ISBN 9780393352047
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Ali's ghazals are contemporary and colloquial, deceptively simple, yet still grounded in tradition....Highly recommended."—Library Journal The beloved Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali presents his own American ghazals. Calling on a line or phrase from fellow poets, Ali salutes those known and loved—W. S. Merwin, Mark Strand, James Tate, and more—while in other searingly honest verse he courageously faces his own mortality.

Call Me Ishmael Tonight by Shahid Ali Agha

Title Call Me Ishmael Tonight
Author Shahid Ali Agha
Publisher W. W. Norton
Release Date 2003
Category Poetry
Total Pages 87
ISBN 0393051951
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a collection of ghazals by the Kashmiri-American poet.

Ravishing Disunities by Agha Shahid Ali

Title Ravishing DisUnities
Author Agha Shahid Ali
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Release Date 2000-11-03
Category Poetry
Total Pages 195
ISBN 0819564370
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of ghazals, a traditional Arabic form of poetry, by over one hundred poets including William Matthews, Diane Ackerman, and Paul Muldoon.

Title Rooms Are Never Finished Poems
Author Agha Shahid Ali
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2003-03-17
Category Poetry
Total Pages 112
ISBN 9780393352054
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

"An incomparable work, an unmatched achievement."—Anthony Hecht In this stunningly inventive collection—a finalist for the 2001 National Book Award in poetry—Ali excavates the devastation wrought upon his childhood home, Kashmir, and reveals a more personal devastation: his mother's death and the journey with her body back to Kashmir.

Title The Country Without a Post Office
Author Agha Shahid Ali
Publisher Orient Blackswan
Release Date 2000
Category Jammu and Kashmir (India)
Total Pages 64
ISBN 817530037X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Here Is A Haunted And Haunting Volume That Establishes Agha Shahid Ali As A Seminal Voice Writing In English. Amidst Rain And Fire And Ruin, In A Land Of `Doomed Addresses`, The Poet Evokes The Tragedy Of His Birth Place, Kashmir.

Mediterranean Men by Nick Mancuso

Title Mediterranean Men
Author Nick Mancuso
Publisher Guernica Editions
Release Date 2006
Category Poetry
Total Pages 78
ISBN 155071242X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Modern poetry is combined with a classical theme in this complex and turbulent incantational anthology from internationally recognized actor Nick Mancuso.

The Veiled Suite by Shahid Ali Agha

Title The Veiled Suite
Author Shahid Ali Agha
Publisher Penguin Books India
Release Date 2009
Category Poetry
Total Pages 393
ISBN 9780393068047
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a selection of the author's poems from throughout his life, from playful early poems to themes of mourning and loss.

T S Eliot As Editor by Shahid Ali Agha

Title T S Eliot as Editor
Author Shahid Ali Agha
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1986
Category Criterion (London, England : 1922)
Total Pages 173
ISBN UOM:39015013097798
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Lofty Dogmas by Deborah Brown

Title Lofty Dogmas
Author Deborah Brown
Publisher University of Arkansas Press
Release Date 2005
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 440
ISBN 9781557287922
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Compiled by three noted poets, this is an eclectic, stimulating, and informed selection of poets' remarks on poetry spanning eras, ethnicities, and aesthetics. The 102 selections from nearly as many poets reach back to the Greeks and Romans, then draw on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Sidney, and Milton, on to Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, and Poe, then Hopkins, Yeats, Eliot, Rilke, and Pound, concluding with many of our contemporaries, including Hall, Clifton, Mackey, Kunitz, and Rukeyser. The book is divided into three sections. "Musing" concerns issues of inspiration, "Making," issues of craft, from diction to meter to persona and voice, and "Mapping," the role of poetry and the poet. Headnotes at the beginning of each selection provide background information about the poet and commentary on the significance of the selection. There is also a useful appendix with a listing of essays arranged according to more specific topics. As the poets write in their introduction: "This book was intended to deepen readers' understanding of age-old poetic ideas while at the same time pointing out new directions for thinking about poetry, juxtaposing the familiar and the strange, reconfiguring old boundaries, and shaking up stereotypes."

Inland by Pamela Alexander

Title Inland
Author Pamela Alexander
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Release Date 1997-05-01
Category Poetry
Total Pages 79
ISBN 9781587290022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Pamela Alexander's poetry is characterized by inventive language, scrupulous accuracy of imagery, and a winning fusion of the comic and the deeply serious. Her subjects vary as widely as her settings, which range from the New Hampshire woods to the Arizona desert. A family life eccentric to the point of chaos, close observations of wildlife, and coastal sailing are among the poet's topics. Despite this variety, Inland has an emerging organization that suggests a kind of plot. The family is left behind in the way that families of origin always are, revealed fully only in perspective: “foghorns / in the harbor, two different pitches / at different intervals / repeating so often I didn't hear them / and their accidental harmonies / until I'd left town.” Shifting toward the subject of new relationships, in her diatribe against a past (and passing) lover Alexander gives a new twist to the fact that this subject has been fair game for poets for centuries: “...you could say hello, you canoe-footed fur-faced / musk ox, pockets full of cheese and acorns / and live fish and four-headed winds and sky...” James Merrill, praising Alexander's first book, called it “a wonderful achievement. Her language is now simple, now playful, now extremely poignant.” This is an apt description of Inland as well, a book that shows Alexander in witty yet serious engagement with the world. The longest poem here, “Swallowing the Anchor” (the title is the sailors' term for giving up the sea), is also the most directly personal. It closes the section of the book in which the poet comes to terms with losses, including the death of the loved one. She does this with grace—and her wit is not jokes, her poignancy is not sentimentality.

June Jordan S Poetry For The People by Poetry for the People (Organization)

Title June Jordan s Poetry for the People
Author Poetry for the People (Organization)
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release Date 1995
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 232
ISBN 0415911680
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Her vision and politics have set her at the forefront of contemporary poetry and her work has a far-reaching impact on all poets and readers of poetry today. A dedicated and inspired teacher, her innovative and highly successful poetry program, Poetry for the People, has recently emerged as a national phenomenon.

Title The Hemophiliac s Motorcycle
Author Tom Andrews
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Release Date 1994-04-01
Category Poetry
Total Pages 89
ISBN 9781587290091
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In this second wise and passionate book, Tom Andrews explores illness as a major theme, avoiding sentimentality without being merely confessional. He advances his considerable talent with great strength and forcefulness. The poems ae buoyant with humor and mindful of larger mysteries even as they investigate very personal issues. There is an urgency that is compelling; the work is immersed in the private grief of the speaker without excluding the reader. There is real and hard-won wisdom and intelligence in the poems, offering genuine surprises and delight; their attractive humility is not a pose.

Title A Walk Through the Yellow Pages
Author Shahid Ali Agha
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1987
Category Poetry
Total Pages 24
ISBN UOM:39015055843505
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Faces Of Love by Hafez

Title Faces of Love
Author Hafez
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2013-08-27
Category Poetry
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781101627174
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered “our finest translator of Persian poetry” (The Times Literary Supplement), presents a diverse selection of some of the best poems by these world-renowned authors and shows us the spiritual and secular aspects of love, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart. “Davis [is] widely acknowledged as the leading translator of Persian literature in our time…Faces of Love has made the Persian originals into real and moving English poems.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Poetic Form by David Caplan

Title Poetic Form
Author David Caplan
Publisher Longman Publishing Group
Release Date 2007
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 260
ISBN 0321198204
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Poetic Form offers a clear, compact, and entertaining introduction to the history, structure, and practice of the language's most popular verse forms. Written with humor and wit, this guide aims to convey the pleasures of poetry -- a sestina's delightful gamesmanship, an epigram's barbed wit, a haiku's deceptive simplicity -- and the fun of exploring the poetic forms. Each chapter defines a particular verse form, briefly describes its history, and offers examples. Writing exercises challenge students to utilize the forms in creative expression. Covering a wider range of forms in greater detail and with more poetic examples than similar guides on the market, it provides enough material to thoroughly introduce the language's major forms while allowing flexibility in the classroom.

The Siege by Adrian Levy

Title The Siege
Author Adrian Levy
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2013-11-07
Category Political Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780670922581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The Siege by Adrian Levy & Cathy Scott-Clark - a searing account of the 2005 terrorist attacks at Mumbai's famous Taj Hotel On 26th November 2008 the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai is besieged by Pakistani Islamists, armed with explosives and machine guns. For three days, guests and staff of the hotel are trapped as the terrorists run amok. On 29th November commandos launch Operation Black Tornado. The world holds its breath. The Siege is a helter-skelter thriller, threaded with powerful human stories. By turns tragic and heroic, the events are told through a cast of real characters, who were thrown together in the luxurious, century-old Taj: waiters, chefs, captains of industry, hedge funders, celebrities, tourists, policemen, special forces and terrorists. For the first time, this astonishing book takes us through the news footage and into the heart of the hotel. Each hostage has a choice: hide, run or fight. What would you do? This classic non-fiction account will grip readers of No Easy Day and No Way Down and will be enjoyed by fans of 'United 93' and 'The Towering Inferno'. Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy are the authors of four books, most recently the acclaimed The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 - Where the Terror Began (Harper Press UK; Penguin India). For 16 years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and then the Guardian. In 2009, the One World Trust named them British Journalists of the Year, having won Foreign Correspondents of the Year in 2004. They co-produce documentaries for British and American television; their most recent for C4 Dispatches, on Pakistan's war on terror, City of Fear, was nominated for an award at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Currently they are filming new projects in Myanmar and China.

In Primary Light by John Wood

Title In Primary Light
Author John Wood
Publisher Iowa Poetry Prize
Release Date 1994
Category Poetry
Total Pages 94
ISBN UOM:39015028874348
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

John Wood is well known for his brilliant writing on the history of photography, but for many years he has also centered on his work as a poet, publishing in some of the very best magazines and gaining the deep admiration of many writers and poets. This book is testimony of his devotion to his craft - a fully realized, mature, and carefully constructed collection.

Title Making Love to Roget s Wife c
Author Ronald Koertge
Publisher University of Arkansas Press
Release Date 1997
Category
Total Pages 113
ISBN 1610752570
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In Making Love to Roget's Wife, Ron Koertge offers his best work from twenty-three years and a dozen earlier collections. With twenty-five new poems, and over eighty from previous books, this selection reawakens us to the presence of a superbly honed comic voice.

Portrait In A Spoon by James Cummins

Title Portrait in a Spoon
Author James Cummins
Publisher Poetry
Release Date 1997
Category Poetry
Total Pages 79
ISBN 1570031924
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

In his previous collection of sestinas, The Whole Truth, Cummins rewrote to absurd and magisterial ends the Perry Mason saga. In this much-awaited second volume of poems, he again trains his eye on culture - high and low, popular and elitist - to explore and explode the myths and mythos of making. He finds the spoon that encloses and discloses, like John Ashbery's mirror, distorts as it explains.

Passing Through Customs by Gibbons Ruark

Title Passing Through Customs
Author Gibbons Ruark
Publisher LSU Press
Release Date 1999-02-01
Category Poetry
Total Pages 112
ISBN 0807123625
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Gibbons Ruark is a poetic naturalist, bending close to his subject to report with precision the complexity of beauty we overlook in our haste. A truly imaginative writer as well, however, Ruark gives back to us not merely mirrored documentation but reflections fully colored by his sight and his spirit; like water and sky, both subject and poet are illuminated in his poems.Passing Through Customs, a retrospective of thirty years' work, is arranged in clusters of image, feeling, and thought, like runs of a particular kind of music. The reader moves from two coastal poems, years apart on the calendar of the poet's career, to poems about family and friends, through shadows and solitudes of elegies, into sunlit homages to the saving grace of art. There are evocations of Ruark's beloved and strife-torn Ireland, others of Italy's bounty, portraits of now missed faces, and the abiding presence of his wife. This gallery of words, so strongly affecting, steadies and moves us at once.Passing Through Customs leads us into the reaches of Ruark's sensibility, certainly, but also through inherited forms and ceremonies enriching to us all.