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Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke
During a period of spiritual crisis, Rilke began the ten loosely connected lyric poems that comprise the Duino Elegies. It soon became the work most frequently associated with Rilkean sensibility. With their symbolic landscapes, vatic proclamations, complex tropes, and often haunting intensity, the Duino Elegies rank among the outstanding visionary works of the century.

2002 Poets Market
Poetry brings words to life with truth and passion unequaled by ordinary fiction. It awakens the senses, evokes powerful moods and moments in time. Get your poetry published with 2002 Poet's Market! It helps define and direct your efforts with listings for more than 1,800 book, journal and magazine publishers and editors. You'll also find information on grants, conferences, workshops, contests and more.

The Book of Qualities by Ruth Gendler
Text and illustrations capture a broad spectrum of human qualities, emotions, and character traits, including pain, beauty, contentment, and innocence. Lines like "Commitment is married to Joy" will stick with you forever after reading this book. Gendler knows how to speak to every part of us.

Word Weavings by Shelley Tucker
Awesome resource for doing art and poetry work and therapy with kids grades K-2. Shelley is the founder of the "Write From the Source" series in Seattle, and she's had a lifetime of experience of doing art and poetry with kids. You most definitely are going to learn something here!

Poets Unleashed
This is a wonderful anthology of poetry including works from poet veterans to newbies. While you will also find some amazing works here, you will also be benefitting the Children's Home Society in Florida. How can you pass up poetry with a purpose?

Poems Here at Home by James Whitcomb Riley
While this particular edition is a special release, rather expensive hardback release, it is the best of Riley's work from 1893! There is a resurrgence on interest in his works, some new re-releases and anthology collections coming soon, but this is the original's original!

Finding What You Didn't Lose
Poetry discovers and speaks a truth ordinary language cannot express. Poet-teacher Fox reveals how imagery, sound, methaphor, rhythm and other poetic elements can help us tell our inner story, heal psychological wounds, discover spiritual connection, and develop the rich creative imagination that lies within us all.

Poetic Medicine
Powerful and exciting, Poetic Medicines illustrates the unique role that poem-making can have in addressing the situations that lead us to renewal in our lives. This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone doing any sort of greif and healing work thru Poetry. If you are even remotely interested in Poetry Therapy, the discipline and application of it, then you have to read this book.

These two suggested readings come to you simply because I've recently read these books and because there were excerpts from each that affected/effected me and changes in me and in my poetry. One is the book The Red Tent by Anita Diamant and the other is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. They are fiction works, not poetry.

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