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Poetry

  • Author:
    Belcourt, Billy-Ray
    Summary:

    Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder their sadness and pain without giving up on the future. His poems upset genre and play with form, scavenging for a decolonial kind of heaven where "everyone is at least a little gay."

  • Author:
    Momaday, N. Scott
    Summary:

    Spanning nearly fifty years, the poems gathered here illuminate the human condition, Momaday's connection to his Kiowa roots, and his spiritual relationship to the American landscape.

  • Author:
    Reinhart, Lili
    Summary:

    This program is read by the author The debut collection of poetry from Lili Reinhart, the actress and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity. I seem to be your new favorite novel. One that keeps you up at night, turning my pages. Fingers lingering on me so you don't lose your place. Swimming Lessons explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-sized yet profound, Lili's poems reflect her trademark honesty and unique perspective. Swimming Lessons reveals the depths of female experience, and is the work of a storyteller who is coming into her own. A Macmillan Audio Production from St. Martin's Griffin

  • Author:
    Parisien, Dominik
    Summary:

    Ask, Can we for a moment make of beauty / the measure of our pain? and I will answer. To be ill is to be a body bursting with strangers. A curiosity. A narrative to interpret. Dominik Parisien's debut collection is a poignant celebration of the complicated lived experience of disability, a challenge to the societal gaze, and a bold reconfiguration of the language of pain. A powerful contribution to the field of disability poetics, Side Effects May Include Strangers is an affecting look at the multitude of ways a body is both boundary and boundless. Parisien takes bpNichol's claim that "what is a poem is inside of your body" and localizes the inner and outer lives of disabled, queer, and aging bodies as points of meaning for issues of autonomy, disability, sexuality, and language. Balancing hope and uncertainty, anger and gratitude, these poems shift from medical practice to myth, from trauma to intergenerational friendship, in an unflinching exploration of the beauty and complexity of othered bodies.

  • Author:
    Giovanni, Nikki
    Summary:

    The poetry of Nikki Giovanni has spurred movements, turned hearts and informed generations. Giovanni offers an intimate, affecting, and illuminating look at her personal history and the mysteries of her own heart.

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      Running Time: 02:45 hrs
      Narrator: Nikki Giovanni
  • Author:
    Momaday, N. Scott
    Summary:

    Poet N. Scott Momaday reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. He recalls stories of his childhood passed down through generations that reveal a profound, sacred connection to the American landscape and a reverence for the natural world, offering both homage and a warning.

  • Author:
    Atwood, Margaret
    Summary:

    The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist and poet. By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals. They explore bodies and minds in transition, as well as the everyday objects and rituals that embed us in the present. Werewolves, sirens and dreams make their appearance, as do various forms of animal life and fragments of our damaged environment. Before she became one of the world's most important and loved novelists, Atwood was a poet. Dearly is her first collection in over a decade. It brings together many of her most recognizable and celebrated themes, but distilled - from minutely perfect descriptions of the natural world to startlingly witty encounters with aliens, from pressing political issues to myth and legend. It is a pure Atwood delight, and long-term readers and new fans alike will treasure its insight, empathy and humour.

  • Author:
    Atwood, Margaret
    Summary:

    This collection of poems addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature, and, zombies.

  • Author:
    Harjo, Joy
    Summary:

    From poet laureate of the United States comes this collection of poems in which the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human.

  • Author:
    Wallace, Bronwen, Smart, Carolyn
    Summary:

    Bronwen Wallace was recognized in the last decade of her short life as a major Canadian poet and a significant figure in the growth of the feminist movement. The author of five collections of poetry and a book of short fiction, most of which have been out of print for decades, Wallace worked in a range of poetic styles in a voice as intimate as a conversation between friends. Offering the full breadth of this celebrated poet's output in a single, long-awaited volume, Collected Poems of Bronwen Wallace brings the text of all five published collections back into print alongside unpublished poems from earlier in her career, allowing readers to see the stylistic evolution of her poetry from its first incarnation to her last written work. In an engaging and often moving tone, the poems draw the reader in even as they document the poet honing her craft during the turbulent 1970s and reveal her fascination with the politics of the personal, the everyday concerns of ordinary people, and inequality and violence. Carolyn Smart's introduction and notes supplement the collection, along with a bibliography that catalogues the scholarly and literary responses to Wallace's work for the first time. An exhilarating reading experience, Collected Poems of Bronwen Wallace celebrates the clarity, humour, righteous anger, and inclusivity of Wallace's poetry, which remains timely and original thirty years after her death.

  • Author:
    Cohen, Leonard
    Summary:

    Leonard Cohen wrote this book of poems during his five-year stay at a Zen monastery on Southern California's Mount Baldy, and in Los Angeles, Montreal, and Mumbai.

  • Author:
    Harjo, Joy
    Summary:

    A collection of poems from the first Native American US Poet Laureate, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land, that opens a dialogue with history.

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