Magic City

7 best books like Magic City (Yusef Komunyakaa): Teen Titans: Raven, The Word for World is Forest, Paper Girls, Vol. 5, Native Guard, The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing, Elephant Rocks, The Romantic Dogs

Teen Titans: Raven
AuthorKami Garcia
When a tragic accident takes the life of 17-year-old Raven Roth's foster mom—and Raven's memory—she moves to New Orleans to recover and finish her senior year of high school.

Starting over isn't easy. Raven remembers everyday stuff like how to solve math equations and make pasta, but...
The Word for World is Forest
AuthorUrsula K. Le Guin
Centuries in the future, Terrans have established a logging colony & military base named "New Tahiti" on a tree-covered planet whose small, green-furred, big-eyed inhabitants have a culture centered on lucid dreaming. Terran greed spirals around native innocence & wisdom, overturning...
Paper Girls, Vol. 5
AuthorBrian K. Vaughan
“This day and age we’re living in
gives cause for apprehension
With speed and apprehension
And things like the Fourth Dimension.”

(As Time Goes by, verse unused in Casablanca, lyrics Herman Hupfield)

In this, the fifth volume, the girls are still in the future,...
AuthorNatasha Trethewey
Through elegiac verse that honors her mother and tells of her own fraught childhood, Natasha Trethewey confronts the racial legacy of her native Deep South -- where one of the first black regiments, the Louisiana Native Guards, was called into service during the Civil War. Trethewey's resonant and...
AuthorRichard Hugo
Richard Hugo was that rare phenomenon of American letters—a distinguished poet who was also an inspiring teacher. The Triggering Town is Hugo's now-classic collection of lectures, essays, and reflections, all "directed toward helping with that silly, absurd, maddening, futile, enormously...
AuthorKay Ryan
Elephant Rocks, Kay Ryan s third book of verse, shows a virtuoso practitioner at the top of her form. Engaging and secretive, provocative and profound, Ryan s poems have generated growing excitement with their appearances in The New Yorker and other leading periodicals. Sometimes gaudily ornamental,...
The Romantic Dogs
AuthorRoberto Bolaño
Roberto Bolaño (1953-2003) has caught on like a house on fire, and The Romantic Dogs, a bilingual collection of forty-four poems, offers American readers their first chance to encounter this literary phenomenon as a poet: his own first and strongest literary persona. These poems, wide-ranging...
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