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Kennedy, X. J.

Overview
Works: 448 works in 1,233 publications in 5 languages and 31,787 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Fiction  Humorous poetry  Handbooks and manuals  Echo verse  Prose poems  Love poetry  Stories in rhyme  Sports fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Performer, Lyricist, Other, Translator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by X. J Kennedy
An introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

102 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While embracing the canon, An Introduction to Poetry, Tenth Edition includes an impressive collection of contemporary poems for a culturally diverse representation of authorship and a richness in range of style. Writer's Perspectives sections give commentary on the craft of writing and revising from authors, which provide insight and a more human perspective on literature and the writing process. Writing Critically sections expand overage of composition with accessible and pragmatic suggestions on writing. Critical Approaches to Literature section provides three essays on every major school of criticism with sections on gender criticism and cultural studies. New poems have been added to the Tenth Edition, along with a new Glossary of Literary Terms and an expanded chapter on translations. Casebooks on Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes present both poets in depth. For anyone interested in poetry
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama by X. J Kennedy( Book )

97 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book attempts to provide the college student with a reasonably compact introduction to the searching, attentive, and appreciative study of literature - and, hopefully, with some memorable stories, poems, and plays
In a prominent bar in Secaucus : new and selected poems, 1955-2007 by X. J Kennedy( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetry by X. J Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of mostly very short poems by standard, contemporary, and anonymous poets, intended to stimulate interest in reading and writing poetry
Talking like the rain : a read-to me book of poems by X. J Kennedy( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of poems for very young children, including works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Edward Lear, Shel Silverstein, and Jack Prelutsky
The Bedford guide for college writers : with reader, research manual, and handbook by X. J Kennedy( Book )

64 editions published between 1993 and 2020 in English and Swedish and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Convenient and economical, The Bedford Guide for College Writers offers four coordinated books in one -- a process-oriented rhetoric with professional and student models, a provocative thematic reader, an up-to-date research manual, and a comprehensive handbook. The seventh edition does even more to build essential writing and research skills -- from devising a sound thesis to finding the best evidence to support it. In addition, the book includes new visuals to reinforce key writing concepts and expanded coverage of using and analyzing visuals. ... Publisher description
The Bedford reader by X. J Kennedy( Book )

53 editions published between 1982 and 2020 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays which exemplify writing techniques, such as narration, description, and analogy
Valentine poems by Myra Cohn Livingston( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty poems which celebrate Valentine's Day
An Introduction to fiction by X. J Kennedy( Book )

51 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Introduction to Fiction 8/e , is a collection of short stories-69 in all-which offers a wide ranging view of classic and contemporary writers. "Writer's Perspectives" sections give commentary on the craft of writing and revising from authors, which provide insight and a more human perspective on literature and the writing process. "Writing Critically" sections at the end of each major chapter, expand coverage of composition with accessible and pragmatic suggestions on writing. "Critical Approaches to Literature" section provides three essays on every major school of criticism with sections on gender criticism and cultural studies. New casebooks on Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver. 13 New Stories including works from Aesop, Ha Jin, Eudora Welty, Octavio Paz, Anjana Appachana, Margaret Atwood, Andre Dubus, Kazuo Ishiguro, Leo Tolstoy, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Concise and easy to use new Glossary of Literary Terms helps readers better understand literary terminology. For anyone interested in
The bestiary, or, Procession of Orpheus by Guillaume Apollinaire( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beasts of Bethlehem by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents nineteen poems, each in the voice of a creature that was present in the stable at the time of Christ's birth
Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and writing by X. J Kennedy( Book )

64 editions published between 1999 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Compact, 8th Edition is a book to lead readers beyond the boundaries of self to see the world through the eyes of others. Built on the assumption that great literature can enrich and enlarge the lives it touches, this text was developed with two primary goals: to introduce individuals to the appreciation and experience of literature in its major forms and to develop individuals' abilities to think critically and communicate effectively about and through writing.--AMAZON
The forgetful wishing well : poems for young people by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventy poems deal with the challenges of growing up, curious beasts and birds, city life, and other subjects both realistic and fanciful
Brats by X. J Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-two poems describe a variety of particularly unpleasant brats
Elympics by X. J Kennedy( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elephants compete in a variety of sports, such as diving, triathlon, hammer throw, and figure skating
Cross ties : selected poems by X. J Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a selection of poems written by the author between 1956 and 1984
Exploding gravy : poems to make you laugh by X. J Kennedy( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best funny poems of X.J. Kennedy all combined in a collection that pleases the ear and delights the mind. Do you like to laugh? To smile? Do you like words that sing and dance? If you like one, two, or all of the above, this is the book for you. Inside these covers you'll find the best funny poems of X.J. Kennedy, all combined in a collection that pleases the ear and delights the mind. In Exploding Gravy you will meet an absolutely terrible baby-sitter and a vain witch, be introduced to several dinosaurs, told some mixed-up tales, and yes, learn all about that exploding gravy -- and that's just for starters. When Joy Allen's delicious drawings are added to Kennedy's poems they create a recipe for fun. Bet you anything that you'll be asking for seconds of Exploding Gravy
The Longman dictionary of literary terms : vocabulary for the informed reader by X. J Kennedy( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of four hundred alphabetically arranged literary terms, covering a wide range of concepts with definitions and a pronunciation guide
Fresh brats by X. J Kennedy( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems describing the naughty antics of Lil, who used a power mower on Mom's Persian rug, Ross, who dipped his baby sister in pea-green paint, and other fresh brats
Nude descending a staircase; poems, songs, a ballad by X. J Kennedy( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1994 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Talking like the rain : a read-to me book of poems
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Literature : an introduction to fiction, poetry, and dramaIn a prominent bar in Secaucus : new and selected poems, 1955-2007Knock at a star : a child's introduction to poetryTalking like the rain : a read-to me book of poemsThe Bedford guide for college writers : with reader, research manual, and handbookThe Bedford readerValentine poemsAn Introduction to fiction
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