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              Books by Ron Koertge

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              Avatar: The Last Airbender - Team Avatar Tales
               

              Avatar: The Last Airbender - Team Avatar Tales (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Yang, Gene Luen; Scheidt, Dave; Goetter, Sara; Koertge, Ron; Illustrated by Hicks, Faith Erin

              • RRP: $23.99
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              A collection of stories featuring the characters from Avatar: the last airbender.

              ISBN 9781506707938
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2019
              Publisher Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              Making Love to Roget's Wife: Poems New and Selected
               

              Making Love to Roget's Wife: Poems New and Selected (Hardback)

              By Koertge, Ron

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              In Plain, Unpretentious Language, with brutal honesty, Ron Koertge can meld violence, love, human ugliness, joy, and modern depravity into a short lyric that makes us laugh out loud or socks us in the gut. His images arrive in giant clown shoes -- cigars the size of Florida, the ...plastic man's counter-length arms -- or Koertge neatly packages them in carefully observed detail, writing of an ant's black little heart or the dark and leathery breast of an ape. Through every poem there runs a constant and sincere humanity, a voice that laughs at itself, goads us a bit, but just as often lifts us up when we place ourselves gambling with the crowd at Ruidoso race track, driving from the parking lot of the Mexican restaurant, or shambling with the distraught parent leaving the hospital.In Making Love to Roget's Wife, Ron Koertge offers his best work from twenty-three years and a dozen earlier collections. With twenty-five new poems, and over eighty from previous books, this selection will serve to reawaken us to the presence of a superbly honed, comic voice. These poems run off the tracks, and yet somehow make tremendous sense. They are not only the most charming poems in the world, but great fun. There is something holy about a poet who wants to give his readers nothing but pleasure. He throws such magic dust in the eyes that I swear Ron Koertge is my favorite poet. I couldn't be a bigger fan . -- Ed Field
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              ISBN 9781557284624
              Released NZ 30 Jan 1997
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Geography of the Forehead
               

              Geography of the Forehead (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Koertge, Ron

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              Nobody writes poetry like Ron Koertge -- nobody has the nerve. From short, acerbic lyrics to hilarious prose poems about nutty German professors and Dracula's teenage girlfriend, readers laugh out loud at simple turns of phrase before they are jerked sober by startling insights i...nto the way we live -- and Koertge knows how we live. Nothing in American culture is safe from the scythe of his irony -- not Joan Crawford, not Superman, nor Frank Sinatra. He lampoons our literary heroes and historical giants with the gentlest touch, and we find ourselves grinning before we realize that Koertge is redefining what we thought we knew. His poems are alternately funny or poignantly sad because they are always true, and that truth lingers long after the reading is over. In Geography of the Forehead, Ron Koertge offers us nearly sixty poems, each a brilliant testament to the human condition. Though he has been writing his influential and highly original poems for many years , Charles Harper Webb declares, he is still something of a secret: a poet of dazzling wit, and surprising sweetness. With this collection, however, the secret is out .
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              ISBN 9781557286116
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2000
              Publisher Inbooks
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Indigo

              Indigo (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Koertge, Ron

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Traditionally, the ghazal, an ancient Persian form, has a lot of requirements (couplets, rhyme, refrain), but one specific subject--love. Especially illicit and unattainable love. So what are readers to make of Ron Koertge's ghazals which are about, among other things, the Seven ...Dwarfs, Technicolor, and Mothra? Well, you probably can't beat him, so
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              ISBN 9781597094672
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2009
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Audio: Stoner & Spaz (Uab)
               

              Audio: Stoner & Spaz (Uab) (Audio cassette / Audio)

              By Koertge, Ron

              For sixteen-year-old Ben Bancroft -- a kid with cerebral palsy, no parents, and an overprotective grandmother -- the closest thing to happiness is hunkering down alone in the back of the Rialto Theatre, watching Bride of Frankenstein for the umpteenth time. Of course, the last pe...rson he wants to run into is drugged-out Colleen Minou, resplendent in ripped tights, neon miniskirt, and an impressive array of tattoos. But when Colleen climbs into the seat beside him and rests a woozy head on his shoulder, Ben has that unmistakable feeling that his life is about to change. With unsparing humor and a keen flair for dialogue, Ron Koertge captures the rare repartee between lonely teenagers on opposite sides of the social divide.
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              ISBN 9780807212455
              Released NZ 1 May 2003
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              How Beautiful the Ordinary
               

              How Beautiful the Ordinary (Hardback)

              By Cart, Michael; Block, Francesca Lia; Levithan, David; Koertge, Ron; Shanower, Eric

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              Some of today's boldest voices in YA fiction offer a modern look at the many definitions of love and relationships, in this collection of 12 stories.

              ISBN 9780061154980
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Shakespear Bats Cleanup
               

              Shakespear Bats Cleanup (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Koertge, Ron

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              Written in free verse with examples of several poetic forms slipped into the mix, this funny, poignant story by a master of dialogue tells of a straight-talking 14-year-old first baseman, benched by mono, who takes a swing at writing poetry.

              ISBN 9780763629397
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2006
              Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Strays
               

              Strays (Hardback)

              By Koertge, Ron

              • RRP: $50.50
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              For use in schools and libraries only. After his parents are killed in a car accident, high school senior Sam wonders whether he will ever feel again or if he will remain numbed by grief.

              ISBN 9780606147095
              Released NZ 28 Sep 2010
              Publisher Turtleback Books: A Division o
              Interest Age 13+ years
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              Margaux with an X
               

              Margaux with an X (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Koertge, Ron

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              This American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults is a . . . meticulously crafted story of an unexpected friendship. . . The Horn Book starred review.

              ISBN 9780763626792
              Released NZ 8 Aug 2006
              Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Fever

              Fever (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Koertge, Ron

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              Ron Koertge can elevate the ordinary places of America----the backyard, the classroom, the mall----into scenes of mock-epic significance. He can just as easily lower the mythic worlds of Superman, Ozymandias and Cinderella to a level just a few inches above the bathetic. And he d...oes all this with a charming combination of wit and empathy, satir
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              ISBN 9781597090162
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2019
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age General Audience
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