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Love, War, Fire, Wind: Looking Out from North America’s Skull By Eliot Katz, William T. Ayton
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Selected by Poetry.About.com as one of its Best Books of 2009. Mixing humor and imagination, visions of a healthy future and the windstorm realities of today, this collection of poems by Eliot Katz... More > and artwork by William T. Ayton deals with themes of love, war, politics, ecology, and daily life. "I love these poems, which are full of passion and thought. Eliot Katz is among a handful of contemporary American poets whose work speaks to me."--Howard Zinn "Eliot is right up there carrying the torch for Whitman and Ginsberg, keeping their vision alive and well....A must-read for anyone who believes poetry can still celebrate life."--Alicia Ostriker "William Ayton has mastered the art of drawing with ink and brush. Like the words of Eliot Katz, his brush marks the page with deliberate force. A broken eggshell, weapons and dreams, a stroke that cannot be taken back." --Tim Slowinski< Less
The Wake-Up Blast By Hall Gardner
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A collection of poems by Hall Gardner. The Wake-Up Blast captures over three decades of poetic protest and dissent, reflected through the lens of personal experiences and encounters throughout the... More > world, and explores a wide range of explosive social and political themes. In interweaving the personal, the social and the political, Hall Gardner's poetry captivates readers through rallying cries against fear and violence in a counter-visionary quest to transcend the present global crisis and to achieve mutual understanding among conflicting peoples and states—through engaged dialogue and the medium of poetry.< Less
Tumbalalaika By Diana Ayton-Shenker
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A collection of poems by Diana Ayton-Shenker. Vivid imagery and evocative language depict themes of contemporary women's identity, Jewish experience, the intimacy of marriage and motherhood, the... More > pursuit of personal and global freedom through law, language, and love.< Less