The top selling adult poetry titles at Belmont Books this week:
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.
“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe
The inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS, and its upcoming movie adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Idris Elba (Macavity the Mystery Cat), Dame Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), James Corden (Bustopher Jones), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), and Rebel Wilson ($15.99ISBN: 9780316420747Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2018
Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women.
Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory.$27.99ISBN: 9780062950024Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ecco - January 7th, 2020
A major collection of entirely new poems from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at Olema
A new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event.$20.00ISBN: 9780143128274Availability: Backordered at WarehousePublished: Penguin Books - March 8th, 2016
A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
A new book from a poet whose work is "wild with imagination, unafraid, ambitious, inventive" (Jorie Graham)$14.95ISBN: 9780199535798Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2008
This is the only fully annotated and modernized edition to bring together Shakespeare's sonnets as well as all his poems (including those attributed to him after his death) in one volume. A full introduction discusses his development as a poet, and how the poems relate to the plays, and detailed notes explain the language and allusions.$16.99ISBN: 9780525467342Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2001
Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes.$15.95ISBN: 9780822965282Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: University of Pittsburgh Press - March 1st, 2018The Wall is a poetic exploration—across time, space, and language, real as well as metaphorical—of the U.S.-Mexican wall dividing the two civilizations, of similar walls (Jerusalem, China, Berlin, Warsaw, etc.) in history, and of the act of separating people by ideology, class, race, and other subterfuges. It is an indictment of hateful political rhetoric.$22.00ISBN: 9780142196120Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2002
Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz$17.00ISBN: 9780143124054Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013
The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver$20.00ISBN: 9780300248630Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yale University Press - November 12th, 2019One hundred of the most evocative modern poems on joy, selected by an award-winning contemporary poet
Christian Wiman, a poet known for his meditations on mortality, has long been fascinated by joy and by its relative absence in modern literature. Why is joy so resistant to language? How has it become so suspect in our times?$14.99ISBN: 9780062910387Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - August 20th, 2019
Teen Instagram sensation and author of Light Filters In @poeticpoison returns with a second collection of short, powerful poems about love, forgiveness, self-discovery, and what it’s like living after a hard-fought battle with depression, in the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and the princess saves herself in this one.$17.00ISBN: 9780143124054Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013
The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver$11.95ISBN: 9780811227506Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Directions - February 27th, 2018
A gorgeous gift edition, dedicated to the mystery, grace, and charm of the cat$16.00ISBN: 9781555978310Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize
Finalist for the Forward Prize for Best Collection
Ilya Kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?