Adult Poetry Bestsellers

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

 

A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062399465
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 2nd, 2018

One of America’s most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life and the people who have shaped her.


Essential Bukowski: Poetry Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062565327
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Published: Ecco - October 16th, 2018

Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture.


The Conference of the Birds Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143124245
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Published: Penguin Books - October 29th, 2013

An award-winning author and illustrator offers a beautiful and uplifting adaptation of the beloved Sufi poem


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
 


The Best American Poetry 2019 Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982106577
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Published: Scribner - September 10th, 2019

The 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry—“one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets)—now guest edited by Major Jackson, award-winning poet and poetry editor of the Harvard Review.

Since 1988, The Best American Poetry has been the leading anthology of contemporary American poetry.


She Must Be Mad Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780008291662
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Published: HQ - September 4th, 2018

'Brave and beautiful.' Stylist Magazine'Social media's answer to Carol Ann Duffy' Sunday Times STYLE'Divine.' Cecelia Ahern

She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning from girl to woman, the isolation of an untethered mind and the power and subjugation of the body.


A Thousand Mornings: Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124054
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver


Twelve Moons Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316650007
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Published: Back Bay Books - August 30th, 1979

In her fourth volume of poetry, Twelve Moons, Pulitzer Prize-winning Mary Oliver continues to explore the alluring, yet well-nigh inaccessible kingdoms of nature and human relationships, and man's profound, persistent desire for a joyous union with them. these vibrant, magical poems pulse with an aching awareness of nature's unaffected beauty.


Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374532369
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 2011

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011


The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977 Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393346008
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2013

The Dream of a Common Language explores the contours of a woman's heart and mind in language for everybody language whose plainness, laughter, questions and nobility everyone can respond to. . . . No one is writing better or more needed verse than this. Boston Evening Globe.


Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling Cover Image
By Carole Satyamurti, Wendy Doniger (Foreword by), Vinay Dharwadker (Afterword by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393352498
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 22nd, 2016

Originally composed approximately two thousand years ago, the Mahabharata tells the story of a royal dynasty, descended from gods, whose feud over their kingdom results in a devastating war. But it contains much more than conflict.


Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions) Cover Image
$3.00
ISBN: 9780486264660
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Published: Dover Publications - July 1990

The heart asks pleasure first,
And then, excuse from pain;
And then, those little anodynes
That deaden suffering;
And then, to go to sleep;
And then, if it should be
The will of its Inquisitor,
The liberty to die.


Why I Wake Early: New Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807068793
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Published: Beacon Press - April 15th, 2005

The forty-seven new works in this volume include poems on crickets, toads, trout lilies, black snakes, goldenrod, bears, greeting the morning, watching the deer, and, finally, lingering in happiness. Each poem is imbued with the extraordinary perceptions of a poet who considers the everyday in our lives and the natural world around us and finds a multitude of reasons to wake early.


Neon Vernacular (Wesleyan Poetry) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780819512116
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - April 30th, 1993

An award-winning poet's testimony of the war in Vietnam.


Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *

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