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Enough of These Discouragements by Margaret Atwood


Acclaimed activist, author, poet, essayist, novelist, and literary critic Margaret Atwood is one of the most highly honored Canadian women in history. Her work as not only a writer but also founder of the nonprofit literary organization the Writers’ Trust of Canada has provided tremendous support to modern authors and the Canadian writing community. Born [...]

The Sun Never Says by Daniel Ladinsky


Many mistakenly attribute American Daniel Ladinskky’s well treasured poetry to Hafiz and other influential mystic poets. After years of administering to the poor in western India, Ladinsky found inspiration to not only follow the practices of Meher Baba but also interpret and write about them using an original, yet common, belief in a faithfulness to [...]

Bereft by Robert Frost


As the unofficial “poet laureate” within the United States, Robert Frost is considered one of the most prominent authors of our time for his ability to give ordinary men and rural life a voice. As a four time Pulitzer Prize winning poet and playwright, this WWI veteran earned significant acclaim with themes based in philosophy, [...]

On Death by John Keats


John Keats was one of the most prominent figures of the second generation of English romantic poets during the late 1700s and early 1800s. Despite great criticism during his short life (he passed away at the age of twenty five), and brief writing career which lasted only six years, Keats’ work earned significant praise and [...]

Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson


A self proclaimed “incorrigible fisher of words” from age twelve, Edwin Arlington Robinson was a Pulitzer Prize winning poet who rose to prominence during the turn of the 20th century. Much of Robinson’s craft was based in the hardships he suffered from a very young age and lasted his entire life. Great misery provided him [...]

The Mind Is An Enchanting Thing by Marianne Moore


Poet, essayist, editor, and translator Marianne Moore was an American Modernist best known for work brimming with wit, irony, and honesty. Her writing style was one of unique freedom blended with extraordinary precision and suggestive, colorful language. Her ability to transform the ordinary into the fascinating was profound. Though much of her work focused upon [...]

A Poison Tree by William Blake


English poet, printmaker, and painter William Blake created some of the most idiosyncratic, diverse work during the Romantic Age. Considered one of the most influential figures in the history of visual arts and poetry, Blake’s work during the Romantic Age was prophetic, powerful, and imaginative. Scholar William Rossetti best described Blake as a “glorious luminary” [...]

He Never Lies by Rebecca Foust


Indie Excellence Award winner Rebecca Foust applies much of her life experiences – from beginnings in a rural Pennsylvania town to work as a grassroots political organizer and advocate for autism – as the basis for more than just poetry. The result: a swift strike to the heart matched with a ferocious honesty which rubs [...]

Drunks By Jack McCarthy


Jack McCarthy is a modern poet whose unique “stand up poetry” style reaches dark places with vibrancy, inspiration, and humor. His ability to churn the everyday obscenities of life into a craftily delivered manner unmatched by most contemporary artists. Though McCarthy began writing poetry during the 1960s, his reign as one of the most remarkable [...]

Cinderella by Roald Dahl


British author and former British Royal Air Force fighter pilot Roald Dahl ranks highly as one of the greatest storytellers of our time. After giving the United Kingdom his service, he offered the world true treasures like Matilda, James and The Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and several other short stories, novels, poems, [...]