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    American Song Bag by Carl Sandburg

    Famous poet Carl Sandburg was also a collector of American folk music. He compiled around 290 songs in this anthology, which contains singable words and music, including harmonies or accompaniment. Some some titles include: "No More Booze (Fireman Save My Child)" / "Driving Saw-Logs on the Plover" / 'The Foggy Dew' / 'Barbara Allen' / 'As I Was Walkin' Down Wexford Street' / 'Pretty Polly' / 'The House Carpenter' / 'The E-RI-E' / 'The Ballad Of De Boll Weevil' / 'The Buffalo Skinners' / 'Turkey In The Straw' / "When The Curtains Of Night Are Pinned Back'

    Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey

    Growing up in the Deep South, Natasha Trethewey was never told that in her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi, black soldiers had played a pivotal role in the Civil War. Off the coast, on Ship Island, stood a fort that had once been a Union prison housing Confederate captives. Protecting the fort was the second regiment of the Louisiana Native Guards -- one of the Union's first official black units. Trethewey's new book of poems pays homage to the soldiers who served and whose voices have echoed through her own life. The title poem imagines the life of a former slave stationed at the fort, who is charged with writing letters home for the illiterate or invalid POWs and his fellow soldiers. Just as he becomes the guard of Ship Island's memory, so Trethewey recalls her own childhood as the daughter of a black woman and a white man. Her parents' marriage was still illegal in 1966 Mississippi. The racial legacy of the Civil War echoes through elegiac poems that honor her own mother and the forgotten history of her native South. Native Guard is haunted by the intersection of national and personal experience.

    The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath

    Sylvia Plath (1932 – 1963) is an American poet credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry.  She was a peer and friend of fellow poet Anne Sexton.

    Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu

    The Tao Te Ching or Dao De Jing, whose authorship has been attributed to Laozi, is a Chinese classic text. Its name comes from the opening words of its two sections: 道 dào "way," Chapter 1, and 德 dé "virtue," Chapter 38, plus 經 jīng "classic. " According to tradition, it was written around the 6th century BC by the sage Laozi (or Lao Tzu, "Old Master"), a record-keeper at the Zhou Dynasty court, by whose name the text is known in China.

    New and Selected Poems by Mary Oliver

    Vol. 1 originally published 1992; redesigned ed. to accompany the publication of v. 2. National Book Award for Poetry, 1992

    The Temple by George Herbert

    Apples Of Gold by Jo Petty

    Poems, Poets, Poetry by Helen Vendler

    101 Famous Poems by Roy J Cook

    Poems Of Passion by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    Rudyard Kipling's Verse Definitive Edition by Rudyard Kipling

    The Complete Collected Poems Of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou

    One Thousand Beautiful Things by Marjorie Barrows

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