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Only Bread, Only Light: poems.Stephen Kuusisto. Audio. Describes childhood perceptions in "Blind Days in Early Youth," adult decisions in "Learning Braille at Thirty-nine," and celebrating music and nature in "Essay on November."
Shout: a poetry memoir. Laurie Halse Anderson. Audio, Large Print. A memoir in verse shares the author's life, covering her difficult early childhood, her rape at thirteen, and her experiences surrounding the publication of her 1999 novel Speak (DB049958).
Selected Poems. Jorge Luis Borges. Audio. A selection of the Argentinean writer's poems in their original Spanish, coupled with English translations. The works, written between 1923 and 1985, mirror the themes of Borges's prose, such as In Praise of Darkness, which concerns blindness.
Phenomenal Woman: four poems celebrating women.Maya Angelou. Audio,Braille. The collection includes "Phenomenal Woman," "Still I Rise," "Weekend Glory," and "Our Grandmothers."
Leaves of Grass.Walt Whitman. Audio, Braille. Originally published in 1855, Leaves of Grass was continually revised and augmented. This complete edition includes Whitman's elegy to President Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd."
Night Sky with Exit Wounds.Vuong Ocean. Audio, Braille. Collection of poetry exploring family experiences in Vietnam during the war and immigration to America. Themes explored include romance, sexuality, memory, grief, and melancholia.
Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems.Jean Valentine. Audio. Gathers all of Valentine's previously published work together with more than seventy new poems. Her subjects include mysticism and experience, personal turmoil, and political unrest.
Voyage of the Sable Venus: and other poems.Robin Coste Lewis.Audio. A stunning poetry debut, this meditation on the black female figure throughout time introduces us to a brave and penetrating new voice. National Book Award Winner.
Ten Poems to Change Your Life. Roger Housden. Braille. Great poetry calls into question everything. It dares us to break free from the safe strategies of the cautious mind. It opens us to pain and joy and delight. It amazes, startles, pierces, and transforms us. It can lead to communion and grace.