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Unique selections of books from our book buyer Paul Ingram. He compiles great lists of books on varying topics.

If you have any requests for recommendations, send Paul an email at paul@prairielights.com

  • Paul's Corner: Poetry Month -- e.e. cummings

    100 Selected Poems e.e. cummings

    when god lets my body be

    From each brave eye shall sprout aa tree
    fruit that dangles therefrom

    the purpled world will dance upon
    Between my lips which did sing

    a rose shall beget the spring
    that maidens whom passion wastes

    will lay between their little breasts
    My strong fingers beneath the snow

    Into strenuous birds shall go
    my love walking in the grass

    their wings will touch with her face
    and all the while shall my heart be

    With the bulge and nuzzle of the sea

    --e. e. cummings

     

  • Paul's Corner: Poetry Month -- Adrienne Rich

    Collected Poems Adrienne Rich

    PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRANTS PLEASE NOTE

    Either you will
    go through this door
    or you will not go through.

    If you go through
    there is always the risk
    of remembering your name.

    Things look at you doubly
    and you must look back
    and let them happen.  

    If you do not go through
    it is possible
    to live worthily

    to maintain your attitudes
    to hold your position
    to die bravely

    but much will blind you,
    much will evade you,
    at what cost who knows?

    The door itself
    makes no promises.
    It is only a door.

    --Adrienne Rich

     

  • Paul's Corner: Poetry Month -- Denise Levertov

    The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov Denise Levertov

    TO THE READER

    As you read, a white bear leisurely
    pees, dyeing the snow
    saffron,

    and as you read, many gods
    lie among liana: eyes of obsidian
    and watching the generations of leaves,

    and as you read
    the sea is turning its dark pages,
    turning
    its dark pages.

    --Denise Levertov