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Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick. 0893046353 / 9780893046354 First Edition. s New. Chapbook. 
"A meeting of an American poet with a Sicilian composer-guitarist in Italy and American, in English and Italian, then & now." 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Legas, Mineola: s Softcover. Brand new book. 
RAISINS WITH ALMONDS / PňSSULI CU MťNNULI has a dual character both in content and form. It is divided into two parts: Under the Apple Tree (Sutta l'aruvulu di pumu) and Sicilian Light (Luci di Sicilia). Under the Apple Tree begins with an imaginative re-thinking of the original Hebrew creation stories, from the Creation of Adam and Eve, to the naming of animals, to the rays of light (rather than horns), that appeared on the head of Moses (Michelangelo and his MosŹ in San Pietro in Vincoli were victims of a bad translation). There is a moving poem 'Father and Son' that shifts across emotions and generations with grace; 'Immortality,' a sardonic short piece; and 'The Cats and Dogs of Tel Aviv' who come to a mutually understood form of tolerance; a lesson to Jews and Muslims in the Middle East. There is the heartache of a child lost to war ('Still Waiting for the Phone to Ring') and the curse of muteness in 'Forgetting Jerusalem.' Then: what appears at first to be an abrupt break or switch in register to Sicily. But in re-reading these poems together, the reader will notice a common genetic code or heritage. The light, the cadences of language and history, the sacredness of the stranger and guest: Barkan ties Israel and Sicily together not by geographic proximity but by a shared cultural outlook. Wracked by sacred and secular history, by Eros and Thanatos, by Old Testament severity and Greek mythology, Israel and Sicily are palimpsests upon which the history of humanity is writ large and small. With the English originals on the verso pages, Scalabrino's Sicilian renderings on the recto pages and photos by Giuseppe Mineo of Barkan in Sicily, RAISINS WITH ALMONDS is a charming, melodic and musical tribute to two extraordinary cultures."—Stanislao G. Pugliese 
Price: 13.54 USD
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203 BARNSTONE, ALIKI. Dear God, Dear Dr. Heartbreak: New And Selected Poems.
Sheep Meadow Press, Riverdale: 2009 First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"All of a sudden I understand why I like Aliki Barnstone's poems so much. They remind me of the one she has studied most-shall we call her her master-Emily Dickinson. Not in the forms, not, as such, in the music, and not in the references; but in that weird intimacy, that eerie closeness, that absolute confession of soul . . . . In Barnstone, too, the two worlds are intensely present, and the voice moves back and forth between them. She has the rare art of distance and closeness. It gives her her fine music, her wisdom, her form. She is a fine poet."—Gerald Stern "For Aliki Barnstone, poetry seems a natural medium. The vision and cadences of these poems suggest a sensibility for which poetry is as inevitable as breathing or eating."—Robert Pinsky Aliki Barnstone's books include Blue Earth and Wild With It (Sheep Meadow Press, 2002), The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy: A New Translation, and Changing Rapture: Emily Dickinson's Poetic Development (UPNE, 2007). She teaches at the University of Missouri. 
Price: 16.10 USD
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204 BARNSTONE, ALIKI. The Real Tin Flower: Poems About The World At Nine.
Crowell-Collier Press, New York: 1968. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is worn and torn. 

Price: 9.98 USD
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205 BAROLINI, HELEN. Rome Burning.
Birch Brook Press, Delhi: 2003. 0913559865 / 9780913559864 First edition. s Softcover. Brand new copy. 
This collection o elegant, quietly powerful poems by Heen Barolini evokes her past life in Rome and its rich, classical traditions, evident not only here but also in the whole body of her work as novelist and interpreter of her dual background. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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Noel Young Press, Santa Barbara: 1975. Limited Edition of 1,000. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Divided into four parts: One Plus One, Inbetween Yesterday, Nuns In Triptych, A Handful of Dying. 
Price: 18.72 USD
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207 BART, JILL. The Naked And The Nude.
Birnham Wood Graphics, Northport: 1993. First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A poetry chapbook. 
Price: 6.89 USD
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208 BASHIR, SAMIYA. Where The Apple Falls: Poems.
Red Bone Press, Washington, D. C.: 2005. 0965665976 / 9780965665971 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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209 BASHO.; OSHIRO, HIDE (ILLUMINATIONS). Back Roads To Far Towns: Basho's Travel Journal.
White Pine Press, Buffalo: 2004. 189399631X / 9781893996311 First Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Basho (1644-1694), the most famous Haiku poet of Japan, recorded his many travels around Japan in his journals. Cid Corman's exquisite translation of Basho's most mature journal details the most arduous part of a nine-month journey he took with his friend and disciple, Sora, through the backlands north of the capital, west to the Japan Sea, and back to Kiyoto. More than a record of the journey, the journal is a poetic sequence that has become a center of the Japanese heart/mind. Detailed notes provide the reader with information that enriches the text, which has been illuminated with sumi-e. 
Price: 11.59 USD
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210 BASHO; BUSON; ISSA; SHIKI. The Four Seasons: Japanese Haiku.
The Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon: 1958. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good Condition. 
Japanese Poetry. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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211 BATON, MAISHA. Sketches.
West End Press: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
True to the title, these poems offer brief, sensitive portraits of people the poet has known in two cities of her choosing-Pittsburgh and Albuquerque. From girls of the street to husbands and wives to loners in the neighborhood, from the occasional artist to "a real live realist," the author shows her respect for individuals, her curiosity as to their thoughts, and her faith in their survival, enriching the reader's perceptions as well. "With an ear for dialect and spoken voice, plus a fierce yet compassionate eye for detail, Maisha Baton cuts individual portraits of people . . . amassing a collection that spans universal concerns of race and place, disenfranchisements and resilience, a collection in which 'God wears many faces' and we get to read them."--Lisa Gill "Every person in this book, as in the world, is irreplaceable and rich with the mysteries and contradictions of their choices and their fates."--V. B. Price Maisha Baton, poet and playwright, was born in Pennsylvania and moved to New Mexico in 1979. She received a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of New Mexico. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals and her plays, Mitote and Kate's Sister, have appeared in over half a dozen major venues. 
Price: 11.35 USD
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Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon: 1958. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This the poetic masterpiece of the great nineteenth-century writer Charles Baudelaire. Flowers of Evil is one of the most frequently read and studied works in the French language.Translated into English from the French by Jacques Leclercq. 
Price: 18.72 USD
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213 BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES. Les Fleurs Du Mal.
Garnier, Paris: 1991. 2737000491 / 9782737000492 s Softcover. Very good reading copy. 
French Langauge 
Price: 32.78 USD
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214 BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES. Paris Spleen: Little Poems In Prose.
Wesleyan University Press, Middletown: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A modernist classic translated for the twenty-first century. Between 1855 and his death in 1867, Charles Baudelaire inaugurated a new—and in his own words "dangerous"—hybrid form in a series of prose poems known as Paris Spleen. Important and provocative, these fifty poems take the reader on a tour of 1850s Paris, through gleaming cafes and filthy side streets, revealing a metropolis on the eve of great change. In its deliberate fragmentation and merging of the lyrical with the sardonic, Le Spleen de Paris may be regarded as one of the earliest and most successful examples of a specifically urban writing, the textual equivalent of the city scenes of the Impressionists. In this compelling new translation, Keith Waldrop delivers the companion to his innovative translation of The Flowers of Evil. Here, Waldrop's perfectly modulated mix releases the music, intensity, and dissonance in Baudelaire's prose. The result is a powerful new re-imagining that is closer to Baudelaire's own poetry than any previous English translation. Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) wrote some of the most influential poetry of the nineteenth century in books including Les Fleurs du Mal and Le Spleen de Paris. Keith Waldrop is author of numerous collections of poetry and is the translator of The Selected Poems of Edmond JabŹs, as well as works by Claude Royet-Journoud, Anne-Marie Albiach, and Jean Grosjean. "A handsome pendant to Waldrop's previous translation of The Flowers of Evil. There, his prose provided a sober caution against poetic inebriation; here it registers the sorry morning-after of the lyric subject." — Richard Sieburth "Waldrop's translations soar…perhaps getting closer to Baudelaire's rich tone than any other translation."—Chicago Review 
Price: 23.70 USD
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215 BAUDELAIRE, CHARLES. The Flowers Of Evil.
New Directions, New York: 1958. Third Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A selection edited by Marthiel and Jackson Mathews. Contains 53 poems which the Mathews feel best represent the total work and which, in their opinion, have been most successfully rendered into English. The French texts as established by Yves Gerald Le Dantec for the Pleiade edition are printed en face. Included are Baudelaire's "Three Drafts of a Preface" and brief notes on the nineteen translators whose work is represented. 
Price: 7.36 USD
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216 BAUER, GRACE. Mean / Time: Poems.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque: 2017. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Bauer's newest collection is an exploration of time: how we perceive it and its passing, how we use language to describe the lived experience that time informs, and the transformations we undergo during its passing. Grace Bauer is the author of four books of poetry, including Nowhere All at Once. "Reading this book is fuel for anyone's imagination."--Dara Weir, author of You Good Thing 
Price: 18.00 USD
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217 BAUMEL, JUDITH. The Weight Of Numbers.
Wesleyan University Press, Middletown: 1987. 0819511455 / 9780819511454 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Winner of the 1987 Walt Whitman Award of The Academy of American Poets. "The richness of her language identifies the richly emerging poet, as does a love poem. ("Roches Moutonnees") whose impact comes from the poet's celebration of the transforming power of metaphor. For the delight of a reader of many first-book manuscripts, and surely for the pleasure of her readers-to-come, along with her talent and skill she has an interesting mind." - Mona Van Duyn 
Price: 21.61 USD
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218 BAUSCH, RICHARD. These Extremes: Poems And Prose.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 2009. First Edition. An LSU Press paperback original. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In his first collection of poetry and prose, award-winning fiction writer Richard Bausch proves that he is also an accomplished poet. Penned over a span of many years, the poems in These Extremes deal with a wide variety of subjects. Many focus on Bausch's own family and relationships. In one long, touching poem, "Barbara (1943-1974)," the poet memorializes his oldest sister, who died young. He also offers two prose memory pieces, recollections from his childhood and adolescence. In these brief "essays," Bausch draws loving but unsentimental portraits of his father, mother, and other relatives as he reflects on the sense of belonging that he gained from his family—something he hopes to pass on to his own children in this violent, chaotic world. In "Back Stories," the center of the book, Bausch effortlessly weaves poems around familiar characters from history, literature, movies, and popular culture—including Thomas Jefferson, Shakespeare's Falstaff, Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Sam, the piano player from Casablanca. Decidedly accessible in form, theme, and expression, These Extremes will surprise and delight lovers of poetry and fans of Bausch's stories and novels. Richard Bausch is the author of many books of fiction, most recently the novels Peace and Thanksgiving Night, and Wives and Lovers: 3 Short Novels. His stories have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, New Yorker, GQ, Playboy, Harper's, and in the anthologies Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, and Pushcart Prize Stories. Recipient of the Hillsdale Prize for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the PEN/Malamud Award, Bausch lives in Memphis, Tennessee.. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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219 BELL, JOSH. No Planets Strike.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2004. Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
No Planets Strike, the debut collection of poetry by Josh Bell, reads as a playfully serious record of modernity. Subversive in their treatment of the contemporary voice, broad in their subject matter, and often delightfully funny, the poems in this collection have a brilliant ear language. Josh Bell is a lecturer in the creative writing program at Columbia University while he completes his dissertation for the University of Cincinnati. His poems have appeared in 9th Letter, Boston Review, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, Triquarterly, Verse, and Volt. "Bell delivers on his promise to 'burn the very Latin from the world,' insisting on grief-stricken gutturals often undercut by wry or Dadaist humor that prove him to be one of the most tonally versatile young poets working today."—Tanya Larkin, Boston Book Review "Edgy in both senses of the word. Josh Bell populates his daft American heartland with the runaway muse Ramona and her clones. The resulting landscapes are as dangerous, funny, and drop-dead gorgeous as those in a Road Runner cartoon."—John Ashbery "Josh sings as if he had both a feather and a pistol held to his throat—objects that somehow (so absurd and surreal is his world) merge into the same provocation. He's tickled and he's frightened; he's at once hilariously and seriously voluble. Reeling from a sense that the universe cudgels us (that most contemporary of feelings), he yet boasts, rightfully, of his devices, which, wrongly, he calls 'rusted.' Everywhere in this dazzling collection he vindicates the idea that 'we're at the fingertips / of so much force; it makes us / feel like singing.'"—Calvin Bedient "This is not a book for the agoraphobic, the acrophobic, or the erotophobic: Josh Bell's fierceness of wit, his deft lyricism, his ability to swing adroitly between dictions high and low, combine to create a world that is savage and irreverent, yet fraught with longings spiritual and corporeal."—Cate Marvin "Josh Bell's No Planets Strike is a scary and deeply moving voyage through a wide spectrum of very American self-confrontation. With a voice that can move easily across many dialects and moods—a voice that can mutter, 'Ramona, I can't sleep, I shot / too many Indians. I shot and shot / but they wouldn't fall down'—this powerful first collection reminds us of all that is untranslatably American in our experience, as well as our language. It is a mesmerizing tonal range Bell achieves—'reach[ing] for the sky'—being grounded down by a reality of deep psychic and national orphanhood, one that is, as well, bravely clear-headed, capable of grief without self-pity, filled with dark humor—sassy, witty, caustic, dying to love and be loved, trying not to sell out to powers visible and invisible. This is a speaker who has seem too much, felt too much, who cannot bear much more, but who still believes in us, and in his job, enough to try to bring back an accurate report from the large and the small broken heart."—Jorie Graham 
Price: 15.39 USD
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220 BELLAMY, HAKIM. Swear.
West End Press: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In his debut collection of hard-hitting poems, Albuquerque Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy addresses the issues important to our day - politics, work, and art. Bellamy moves from a freethinking attitude of deliverance to a provocative new space where the reader can reflect on the poet's inquisition of the one percent, working-class life in urban and rural America, and the transcendent value of hip hop as one of our top exports and global contributions. Swear politicizes the human condition in a manner that balances the abstract with the concrete. Hakim Bellamy is the inaugural Poet Laureate of Albuquerque (2012-2014). His work has been widely anthologized and published in Truthout, The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, Counterpunch, Mas Tequila Review, and other books and journals. Bellamy has written and performed for scores of public venues and forums, from Occupy to the New Mexico State Legislature. "Bellamy's work is polemic like Amiri; satiric like Nietzsche; iconoclastic like Mao; passionate like Neruda. Ministering without preaching, Bellamy's sense of metaphor whistleblows on the top-down without fear of consequence."-- Bruce George, cofounder HBO's Def Poetry Jam 
Price: 14.20 USD
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