Federico Garcia Lorca - In Search of Duende

This little gem, packaged anew in New Directions Pearls collection, is a must for anyone who writes, creates, or who is interested in where the best art comes from. Lorca's short essay collection on the duende, or deep song, calls on the darkest part of a writer, in effect coming "face to face with death" to create true art. The essays are intermixed with several of Lorca's poems, serving as examples of his own search for duende. A wise poetry professor in graduate school told me to buy this book and keep it with me always. My copy is already so worn and marked up, I'll probably have to keep buying it again and again.

In Search of Duende (New Directions Pearls) By Federico Garcia Lorca, Christopher Maurer (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811218559
Availability: Backordered
Published: New Directions - March 30th, 2010

Anne Carson - Nox

Carson’s brilliant poetic pieces about her brother’s death presents a heartbreaking--but breathtaking--narrative and shows us why she is one of our greatest modern poets.

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ISBN: 9780811218702
Availability: Backordered
Published: New Directions - April 27th, 2010

GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys - Bob Raczka and Peter H. Reynolds

If ever there were a poetic form that captured the joys of boyhood, haiku would be it. Using the seasons as a guide, Bob Raczka celebrates the wonder, whimsy, and mischief of childhood in GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.99). One boy wants to know who turned off the crickets at the end of summer. Another muses on how many flakes it would take to make a snow day. Peter H. Reynolds’ delightful drawings complement the haiku perfectly. While each poem is told from a boy’s point of view, this collection will charm readers of all ages. Click here to visit the Guyku website for a preview of how to write your own guyku – or galku! Ages 5-10 - Angela Williams
Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys By Bob Raczka, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547240039
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Clarion Books - October 4th, 2010