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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

    The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes Langston Hughes

    EPILOGUE

    I, too, sing America.

    I am the darker brother.
    They send me to eat in the kitchen
    When company comes,
    But I laugh,
    And eat well,
    And grow strong.

    Tomorrow,
    I'll sit at the table
    When company comes.
    Nobody'll dare
    Say to me,
    "Eat in the kitchen,"
    Then.

    Besides,
    They'll see how beautiful I am
    And be ashamed--

    I, too, am America.

    --Langston Hughes

     

  • Paul's Corner: Poetry Month

    Collected Poems Mark Strand

    THE DEAD

    The graves grow deeper.
    The dead are more dead each night.

    Under the elms and the rain of leaves,
    The graves grow deeper.

    The dark folds of the wind
    Cover the ground. The night is cold.

    The leaves are swept against the stones.
    The dead are more dead each night.

    A starless dark embraces them.
    Their faces dim.

    We cannot remember them
    Clearly enough.  We never will.

    — Mark Strand

  • Paul's Corner: Poetry Month

    Poems 1918-1975: The Complete Poems of Charles Reznikoff Charles Reznikoff

    I WILL WRITE SONGS AGAINST YOU

    I will write songs against,
    enemies of my people; I will pelt you
    with the winged seeds of the dandelion;
    I will marshal against you
    the fireflies of the dusk.

                                     --   Charles Reznikoff