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Showing entries tagged: 'Poetry'

The Raven: Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

By MPL Staff on Aug 13, 2014 11:43 AM

This landmark new anthology of Poe's work, which defied convention, shocked readers, and confounded critics demonstrates the astonishing power and imagination with which he probed the darkest corners of the human mind.

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Song of Napalm by Bruce Weigl

By Jacki P on Jun 18, 2014 10:05 AM

The Vietnam War is over. But is it? After experiencing Bruce Weigl’s collection of poems titled Song of Napalm, I realized that the war is still very much alive in the minds of some folks who participated. Weigl, an Army veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, uses vivid language and imagery to share his feelings of pain, loss and personal hell.  This is potent…

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Egghead, or You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone by Bo Burnham

By tim on Mar 13, 2014 3:26 PM

Bo Burnham is a comedy prodigy. Not like the old dial-up computer service Prodigy, with its garishly colored message boards and bizarre games, but like a child prodigy in the manner of Mozart (but with a bit more profanity and less powdered wigs). Bo released his first comedy album online in 2008 at the age of eighteen, and his career and skills have been soaring…

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Throw the Damn Ball by R D Rosen, et al

By jacki_1 on Feb 12, 2014 11:29 AM

Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs by R. D. Rosen, Harry Prichett, and Rob Battles Let your poetry-loving pooch share the couch for a read-aloud of this collection--poems from the canine perspective accompanied by photos of dogs being dogs. Most of the focus is on food, sticks, toys and body and potty humor--which is where it's at for dogs! Especially fun are…

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