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Poetry Books

Spoken on the street, put to music, or preserved in documents and books, poetry is not new to the history of man. In fact, despite its elusive nature, which is often considered subjective and open to interpretation, poetry has had as much of an inflammatory impact on the history of the world as other forms of literature and protest. This written reflection of history and the dialogue poetry has with it makes poems precious to scholars and collectors.

Since language stems from oral traditions of storytelling and song, it is difficult to pinpoint when poetry began. Some of the earliest known poetry was performed by the Greeks as part of drama in the 7th to 4th centuries B.C. The Shi Jing "Classic of Poetry" was the first major collection of Chinese poems, which combined odes and poetry... Read more

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AUTHOR SIGNED POEMS BY OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES 1854

March 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

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INVASION OF ITALY by LOUIS SIMPSON 1976

March 25, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Amesbury, MA, USA

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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--POETRY.) The North Star, the Poetry of Freedom, By Her Friends.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) WHEATLEY, PHILLIS. Poems and Letters.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) DU BOIS, W. E. B. The Quest for the Silver Fleece.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) BROWN, STERLING. Southern Road, Illustrations by E. Simms Campbell.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) MORRISON, TONI. The Bluest Eye.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) HUGHES, LANGSTON. I Wonder as I Wander.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) HUGHES, LANGSTON. The Ways of White Folks.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) HUGHES, LANGSTON. Not Without Laughter.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) HURSTON, ZORA NEALE. Seraph on the Suwanee.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) HURSTON, ZORA NEALE. Their Eyes Were Watching God.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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(LITERATURE AND POETRY.) WRIGHT, RICHARD. Native Son.

March 30, 2017, 10:30 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

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Robert Indiana, The Book of Love Poem - Tiger Music, Serigraph with Letterpress

March 30, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Long Island City , NY, USA

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