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Alfonso D'Aquino was raised by his grandmother in an old house attached to a colonial convent in Coyoacán, Mexico. Books...

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John Haines was born in 1924 and for many years homesteaded in Alaska. He is the author of many volumes of poetry and essays, including The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer. Mr. Haines has been the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award...

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Natalie Diaz, a member of the Mojave and Pima Indian tribes, attended Old Dominion University on a full athletic scholarship. After playing professional basketball in Austria, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey she returned to 

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The son of a Mexican father from Tapachula, Chiapas, and an English mother from Warrington, Lancashire, Alberto Alvaro

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Timothy Liu (Liu Ti Mo) was born in 1965 in San Jose, California. He is the author of eight books of poems, including Of Thee I Sing (2004), a Publishers Weekly 2004 Book-of-the-Year, and Vox Angelica (1992), awarded the Poetry...

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Susan Griffin is a critically acclaimed feminist writer, poet, essayist, lecturer, playwright, and filmmaker. She is author of more than twenty books, including The Eros of Everyday Life and A Chorus of Stones. She was born and raised...

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13th United States Poet Laureate (2004–2006) Ted Kooser is a retired life insurance executive who lives on acreage near the village...

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Lao-Tzu's Taoteching

by Bill Porter (aka Red Pine)

Outstanding! Every feature of the book is well thought out and executed (Red Pine seems to have established his Chinese text to suit his own convenience and preconceptions, rather than#

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