Search - List of Books by David Kirby

David Kirby (born 1944) is an American poet and the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University (FSU). His most recent book is The Temple Gate Called Beautiful, published in 2008 by Alice James Books. His new and selected poetry collection, The House on Boulevard St. (Louisiana State University Press), was nominated for the 2007 National Book Award in poetry.

Kirby has published over 20 books, including collections of poetry, and literary criticism, and his poems frequently appear in The Southern Review. His collected earlier poems, up to the transitional Big-Leg Music, have been published as I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay. His earliest books of verse, Sarah Bernhrdt's Leg (1983) and Saving the Young Men of Vienna (1987, winner of the Brittingham Prize), showed the distinctive mixture of lyricism and wit that can be found his later work, which began in Big-Leg Music (1995). In that collection, Kirby began presenting what he termed "memory poems," freewheeling, associative verse with long lines in shaped stanzas that give play to his interests in high and popular culture, are informed by personal and cultural experiences in the author's life, and present, under the guise of apparent ingenuousness, an array of literary and cultural theories wittily and succinctly stated...all making what the poet and critic Peter Klappert has termed "the Kirby poem." Kirby's later titles in this vein include My Twentieth Century, The House of Blue Light, and The Travelling Library. His volume, The Ha-Ha was chosen one of ten "Best Books of 2003" by Boston Globe critic Clea Simon, and was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. His work has won numerous awards, including four Pushcart Prizes, the James Dickey Prize, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation.

Kirby obtained his Ph.D. in 1969 from Johns Hopkins University. He lives with his wife and fellow poet Barbara Hamby in Tallahassee, Florida. Kirby has taught at FSU's international campuses in Florence, Paris, Valencia, and elsewhere.

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Total Books: 64
Get Up Please Poems
2016 - Get Up Please Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780807162903
ISBN-10: 0807162906
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Terminus Magazine 10
2013 - Terminus Magazine 10 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936196890
ISBN-10: 1936196891
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Biscuit Joint Poems
2013 - The Biscuit Joint Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780807151075
ISBN-10: 0807151076
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Death at SeaWorld Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity
2013 - Death at Seaworld Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250031259
ISBN-10: 1250031257
Genre: Science & Math
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Death at SeaWorld The Animal and Human Scandal of America's Most Popular Captive Spectacle
2012 - Death at Seaworld the Animal and Human Scandal of America's Most Popular Captive Spectacle (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781250002020
ISBN-10: 1250002028
Genre: Science & Math
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Animal Factory The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig Dairy and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment
Talking About Movies With Jesus Poems
2011 - Talking About Movies with Jesus Poems [Southern Messenger Poets] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780807137727
ISBN-10: 0807137723
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Entrepreneurship
2010 - Entrepreneurship (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780077108274
ISBN-10: 0077108272
Genre: Business & Money
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Little Richard The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll
2009 - Little Richard the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780826429650
ISBN-10: 0826429653
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Days of Joy Robert Hird at Home in Bedale
2009 - Days of Joy Robert Hird at Home in Bedale (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780955076930
ISBN-10: 0955076935
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The Temple Gate Called Beautiful
2008 - The Temple Gate Called Beautiful (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781882295678
ISBN-10: 1882295676
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Richard Gatenby's Family Chronicle
2008 - Richard Gatenby's Family Chronicle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780955076916
ISBN-10: 0955076919
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Ultra-Talk Johnny Cash The Mafia Shakespeare Drum Music St Teresa of Avila and 17 Other Colossal Topics of Conversation
The House on Boulevard St New and Selected Poems
2007 - The House on Boulevard St New and Selected Poems [Southern Messenger Poets] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780807132159
ISBN-10: 0807132152
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Substores
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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A Concise History of Finland
2006 - A Concise History of Finland [Cambridge Concise Histories] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521539890
ISBN-10: 0521539897
Genre: History
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Evidence of Harm  Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic A Medical Controversy
2006 - Evidence of Harm Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic a Medical Controversy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312326456
ISBN-10: 0312326459
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay Selected Early Poems
2004 - I Think I Am Going to Call My Wife Paraguay Selected Early Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780914061984
ISBN-10: 0914061984
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Ha-Ha Poems
2003 - The Ha-ha Poems [Southern Messenger Poets] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807128930
ISBN-10: 0807128937
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Cows Are Going to Paris
2002 - The Cows Are Going to Paris (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781563977817
ISBN-10: 1563977818
Genre: Children's Books
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The Earliest English Kings
2000 - The Earliest English Kings (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415242103
ISBN-10: 041524210X
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The House of Blue Light
2000 - The House of Blue Light [Southern Messenger Poets] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807126165
ISBN-10: 0807126160
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2000 - The House of Blue Light Poems [Southern Messenger Poets] (Paperback)Hardcover
1993 - Herman Melville [Literature and Life] (Hardcover)
1989 - Commutative Rings Dimension Multiplicity and Homological Methods [Mathematics and Its Applications Ellis Horwood Ltd] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1987 - Saving the Young Men of VIenna [Brittingham Prize in Poetry Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
Grace King [Twayne's United States authors series ; TUSAS 357] (Other)
Sarah Bernhardt's Leg Poems [Csu Poetry Series, 11] (Paperback)