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  • American Sublime

    By Elizabeth Alexander

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555974329
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2005
    A fourth collection of poems by the author recalls a century and a half of African-American traditions, knitting together a fascinating blend of history, biography, personal experience, pop culture, and dreamscape. Original.
  • Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010

    By Elizabeth Alexander

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555976309
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: November 2012
  • Dark Testament: and Other Poems

    By Pauli Murray

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781631494833
    • Publisher: Liveright
    • Published: September 2018
  • How Lovely the Ruins: Inspirational Poems and Words for Difficult Times

    By Spiegel & Grau

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399592836
    • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
    • Published: October 2017
  • Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color: Poems

    By Elizabeth Alexander

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590784563
    • Publisher: Wordsong
    • Published: September 2007
    A powerful collection of sonnet poems tells the story of Miss Crandall and her school for African American women. Opened in 1833 and finallyclosed in 1834 after white citizens set fire to the building, the school was a symbol of the women's bravery and thirst for knowledge. Award winning poets Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson have created an innovative style for the inspiring tale, and renowned Floyd Cooper brings the women to life with his amazing illustrations. (Ages: 10+).
  • Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration January 20, 2009

    By Elizabeth Alexander

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555975456
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: February 2009
    Presents a collectible edition of the author's poem which was read at the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
  • Spit Back a Boy

    By Iain Haley Pollock

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780820339085
    • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
    • Published: June 2011
    Iain Haley Pollock's poems cover the ground from a woman late to catfish supper to an ancient queen who howls, “Sea, you is ugly,” from the creaking of slave ships launched from Lancaster to gunfire on a contemporary Philadelphia street. Such lyric moments find grounding in stories woven through this book—in one story line, a boy with a black mother and white father wishes he could shed his white skin or carve into what lies beneath: “I flung my almost white self / into my mother's embrace—that brown / embrace I hoped would swallow me whole / and spit back a boy four shades darker.” Another thread follows a marriage and a woman intertwined with hunger and the blues, a woman who hears a whale song in a refrigerator's hum, who cries hard like the lonely barking of a fox.Even when these poems soften, they can't be complacent about good fortune: for all the maple seedpods and snow fluttering down here, the poems are always aware of wreckage and car bombs there, and they keep conscious of the mustard gas of old wars and the losses of recent ones. Punctuated with lives that end early, such as those of Hart Crane and Mikey Clark, a high-school classmate who once swiped the Communion wine, Pollock's collection earns its vitality and romance without closing its eyes to violence and sorrow.
  • The Light of the World

    By Elizabeth Alexander

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112234572
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    (2015). 8vo. 2nd printing. SIGNED by Alexander. Slight edgewear to d.j. VG/VG.
  • The Light of the World: A Memoir

    By Elizabeth Alexander

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781478904687
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: April 2015
    Presented on 3 CDs with a running time of 4 hours. Unabridged.
  • The Light of the World: A Memoir

    By Elizabeth Alexander

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781455599868
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: September 2016
  • The Light of the World: A Memoir

    By Elizabeth Alexander

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781455599875
    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
    • Published: April 2015
    " In THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, Elizabeth Alexander--poet, mother, and wife--finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband, who was just 49. Reflecting with gratitude on the exquisite beauty of her married life that was, grappling with the subsequent void, and feeling a re-energized devotion to her two teenage sons, Alexander channels her poetic sensibilities into a rich, lucid prose that describes a very personal and yet universal quest for meaning, understanding, and acceptance. She examines the journey we take in life through the lens of her own emotional and intellectual evolution, taking stock of herself at the midcentury mark. Because so much of her poetry is personal or autobiographical in nature, her transition tomemoir is seamless, guided by her passionate belief in the power of language, her determination to share her voyage of self-discovery with her boys, and her embrace of the principle that the unexamined life is not worth living. This beautifully written book is for anyone who has loved and lost. It's about being strong when you want to collapse, about being grateful when someone has been stolen from you--it's discovering the truth in your life's journey: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's Elizabeth Alexander's story but it is all of our stories because it is about discovering what matters"--
  • The Migration Series

    By Jacob Lawrence

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780870709647
    • Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    • Published: April 2015
  • Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories

    By Kathleen Collins

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062484154
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: December 2016
    A collection of newly discovered and never-before-published stories by the late Kathleen Collins, a brilliant yet little-known African American writer, artist, and filmmaker.Exuberant, poignant, perceptive, and full of grace, these sixteen stories by Kathleen Collins explore deep, far-reaching issues--relating to race, gender, family, and sexuality--that shape the ordinary moments in our lives. Collins's work masterfully blends the quotidian and the profound in a personal, intimate way, seamlessly integrating the African American experience into her characters' lives and creating rich and devastatingly familiar characters who transcend symbolism.In "The Uncle," a young girl who idolizes her handsome uncle and his beautiful wife makes a haunting discovery about their lives. In "Only Once," a woman reminisces about her charming daredevil of a lover and his ultimate--and final--act of foolishness. And in the title story, a recent college graduate realizes the limits of the civil rights movement--and the personal and romantic consequences it holds for her. Both contemporary and timeless, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? is a major and long- overdue addition to our literary canon.

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