Adult Poetry Bestsellers

The top selling adult poetry titles at Belmont Books this week:

 

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller
 
Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition, perfect for graduation or any special occasion.
 


Odes to Common Things Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780821220801
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Bulfinch - May 1st, 1994

A bilingual collection of 25 newly translated odes by the century's greatest Spanish-language poet, each accompanied by a pair of exquisite pencil drawings. From bread and soap to a bed and a box of tea, the "odes to common things" collected here conjure up the essence of their subjects clearly and wondrously. 50 b&w illustrations.


Dearly: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

A new book of poetry from internationally acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood


Leaves of Grass: (1855) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Harold Bloom (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143039273
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Published: Penguin Classics - June 28th, 2005

A deluxe edition of Whitman's crowning achievement, with an introductory essay by Harold Bloom

I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.


Searching for Bow and Arrows: Poems by Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer Cover Image
$10.79
ISBN: 9780894092060
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Children's Art Foundation - Stone Soup Inc. - July 1st, 2020

This collection of 28 poems by Tatiana Rebecca Shrayer won second place in Stone Soup Magazines 2019 Book Contest. Shrayer's Searching for Bow and Arrows is about the weight of history-one's own personal, familial history as well as the history of politics and nations-and a nostalgic longing for a homeland that both is and isn't home.


Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062995285
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

One of America’s most celebrated poets challenges us with this powerful and deeply personal collection of verse that speaks to the injustices of society while illuminating the depths of her own heart.


The Odyssey Cover Image
By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translated by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356250
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 6th, 2018

A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

"Wilson’s language is fresh, unpretentious and lean…It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." —Madeline Miller, author of Circe


When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

Selected as one of Oprah Winfrey's "Books That Help Me Through"

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology.


Dog Songs: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143125839
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Published: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2015

“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe
 


Beowulf: A New Translation Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374110031
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020

Picked for Kirkus Reviews’ Best Fiction in Translation of 2020. Named a Book of the Year by NPR, Vox, and The New Statesman. Picked for Loyalty Books’ Holiday List.

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife


The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke: Bilingual Edition Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell (Translated by), Stephen Mitchell (Editor), Robert Hass (Introduction by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780679722014
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Vintage - March 13th, 1989

"This miracle of a book, perhaps the most beautiful group of poetic translations this century has ever produced," (Chicago Tribune) should stand as the definitive English language version.


A Poetry Handbook Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780156724005
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Published: Mariner Books - August 15th, 1994

With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built—meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. She talks of iambs and trochees, couplets and sonnets, and how and why this should matter to anyone writing or reading poetry.


The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780316184137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - January 30th, 1976

This comprehensive and authoritative collection of all 1,775 poems by Emily Dickinson is an essential volume for all lovers of American literature.


American Primitive Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780316650045
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Back Bay Books - April 30th, 1983

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Mary Oliver's most acclaimed volume of poetry, American Primitive contains fifty visionary poems about nature, the humanity in love, and the wilderness of America, both within our bodies and outside.


Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller, chosen as Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club


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