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Poème D’amour Postcolonial French translation of 'Postcolonial Love Poem' text

Poème D’amour Postcolonial

French translation of 'Postcolonial Love Poem'

Natalie Diaz

Translated into French by Marguerite Capelle, "Postcolonial Love Poem" is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz’s brilliant second collection demands that every body carried…

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English Romantic Poets

Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series

Edited by Jonathan Bate

A greatest-hits selection from some of the most popular poets in the English language, in a gorgeously-jacketed small hardcover. William Wordsworth defined good poetry as “the…

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Like Water in the Palm of My Hand


Lois Roma-Deeley

Poet Daniel Tobin says: "The poems of Lois Roma-Deeley’s latest book are like lucid dreams, at once as vivid, joyous, and as painful as life itself. And they are more. In their faithful…

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Destination Unknown

Bill Konigsberg

From Stonewall Award winner Bill Konigsberg, a remarkable, funny, sexy, heartbreaking story of two teen boys finding each other in New York City at the height of the AIDS epidemic. "The…

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The Loneliest Girl

Kate Gale

Who was more alone than Medusa? Raped in Athena’s temple, transformed into a monster, and banished into a cave, Medusa may be the ultimate example of victim blaming. In "The Loneliest…

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Abracadabra, Sunshine


Dexter Booth

"Abracadabra, Sunshine" is a series of ever-turning letters written to lovers, friends, and family as a testament to human perseverance and to art-making as a continuous defiance against…

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Me and the Cottonwood Tree

An Untethered Boyhood

Herb Bryce

Chock-full of unbelievable stories, Me and the Cottonwood Tree will enchant readers with the hilarious misadventures of young Herb growing up during some of the most pivotal times in…

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Beyond the Cottonwood Trees

The Adventure Continues

Herb Bryce

Herb Bryce was born in rural Arizona in 1933 and moved extensively throughout his childhood and teenage years. After serving four years in the Navy during the Korean War, he entered…

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Design and Analysis of Turborocket Engine Systems

John A. Bossard

The Turborocket Engine is a unique pump-fed rocket engine configuration that can provide high performance in a compact, light-weight package. Despite these attributes, the Turborocket…

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Citizenship and Civic Leadership in America

Political Theory for Today

Edited by Trevor Shelley and Carol McNamara

The purpose of this volume is to discuss the concept of citizenship—in terms of its origins, its meanings, and its contemporary place and relevance in American democracy, and within a…