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Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics. Poetry, and discussions of it, have a long history. Early attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy.[1] Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition and rhyme, and emphasised the aesthetics which distinguish poetry...more

Ninja Red Riding Hood
Hold Me Under: Poems to Drown to
Barbarian Lord
Absence: Erotic Poetry - Extruded Through Lust
Second Childhood: Poems
It's night in San Francisco but it's sunny in Oakland
Poet's Model
The Book of Joshua
Accepting the Disaster: Poems
Ashley Bryan's Puppets: Making Something from Everything
The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems
One Thousand and One Nights
The Night Guard at the Wilberforce Hotel
Texts From My Mom


  • Moon Whispers by G. Michael Vasey
    Moon Whispers
    Release date: May 26, 2014
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    Giveaway dates: Jun 27 - Aug 30, 2014
    1 copy available, 571 people requesting
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  • Double Vision by Frances Gregory Pasch
    Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry
    Crumpled paper towels. Embers in a wood stove. A crowded bird feeder. Can God speak to us through such commonplace objects? Can we catch a glimpse of…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 14 - Aug 30, 2014
    1 copy available, 237 people requesting
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  • Gently Awakened by Sara  Joseph
    Gently Awakened: The Influence of Faith on Your Artistic Journey
    Enter to win a signed copy of this book for creative Christians looking for inspiration and encouragement to step into their artistic destinies, regar…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 10 - Aug 30, 2014
    1 copy available, 185 people requesting
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  • Love & Misadventure
    Smoke (Burned, #2)
    I Wrote This For You
    William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
    Perfect (Impulse, #2)
    William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #2)
    The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy
    Can't and Won't: Stories
    Inside Out & Back Again
    Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
    فلوماستر أبيض
    Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish
    Fallout (Crank, #3)
    I Could Pee on This: And Other Poems by Cats
    Embers by Sándor MáraiFatelessness by Imre KertészThe Paul Street Boys by Ferenc MolnárSkylark by Dezső KosztolányiA Journey Round My Skull by Frigyes Karinthy
    20th Century Hungarian Literature
    114 books — 83 voters
    Shakespeare's Sonnets by William ShakespeareComplete Poems by Edgar Allan PoeThe Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert FrostComplete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily DickinsonLeaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
    Goodreads Top 100 Poems of All Time
    185 books — 155 voters

    Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireHopeless by Colleen HooverThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenFallen Too Far by Abbi GlinesEasy by Tammara Webber
    What we've read so far in 2013...
    7,865 books — 2,440 voters
    September Verses by Hunter S. JonesVoices In My Head by Cindy J.  SmithThey Won't Shut Up by Cindy J.  SmithA World of Verse by Christopher  ShieldsMeeting With Christ and Other Poems by Deepak Chaswal
    Indie Poetry
    71 books — 171 voters

    Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein
    A Light in the Attic
    Howl and Other Poems
    The Odyssey
    The Complete Poems
    Falling Up
    The Iliad
    The Waste Land and Other Poems
    Shakespeare's Sonnets (Arden Shakespeare)
    The Complete Stories and Poems
    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
    Les Fleurs du Mal
    The Collected Poems
    The Collected Poems

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