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Originally published Sunday, April 10, 2005 at 12:00 AM

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"Selected Poems" by Theodore Roethke, edited by Edward Hirsch (American Poets Project/Library of America, $20). A new selection of the prizewinning...

"Selected Poems" by Theodore Roethke, edited by Edward Hirsch (American Poets Project/Library of America, $20). A new selection of the prizewinning poet's verse, some of it inspired by our Puget Sound landscape "where the fresh and salt waters meet" (from "The Long Waters"). Roethke (1908-1963) taught here in his later years.

"Two Dogs and a Cigar" by Tom Snyder (Lone Willow Press, P.O. Box 31647, Omaha, NE 68131, $7.95). A chapbook of verse about clams, cows and other matters, by a Bainbridge Island poet who edits Duckabush Journal.

"Ironcrown Moon" by Julian May (Ace, $24.95). The Bellevue writer delivers volume two in her "Boreal Moon Tale" fantasy series.

"Fleurish," photographs by Ilona, with text by Veronica D'Orazio (Sasquatch, $21.95). Color photographs of flowers by an Idaho-based photographer, with text by a Seattle-based floral designer.

"Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest" by Craig Romano and Alan L. Bauer (Mountaineers, $16.95). Two Seattle-area authors' tips on where to hike with your dog in northern Idaho, western Montana and inland Washington and British Columbia.

"I Wanna Be Sedated: 30 Writers on Parenting Teenagers," edited by Faith Conlon and Gail Hudson (Seal, $15.95). Two Seattle writer-editors call on the talents of Dave Barry, Anna Quindlen, Barbara Kingsolver, local writer Irene Hopkins and others for insights on parenting teenagers.

"Oregon Fever: An Anthology of Northwest Writing, 1965-1982," edited by Charles Deemer (Avellino Press, $19.95, to order call 503-223-6737). Anthology of columns written for The Oregonian's Northwest Magazine when it was edited by Joe Bianco. Contributors include the late Don Berry ("Trask"), Barry Lopez and Seattle writer Ivan Doig.

"I Sea Horses" by Dawn Van Zant, illustrated by Callan Van Zant (Wild Heart Ranch, $7.99, and "The No More Night Mares: A Dream of Freedom" by Dawn Van Zant, illustrated by Kim McElroy (Wild Heart Ranch, $9.99, Two picture books for children, the first a poem about some wild horses that become seahorses, the second a prose tale about a mythical herd of wild horses. The publisher is based in Point Roberts, Whatcom County.

Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times book critic

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