Adult Poetry Bestsellers

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

 

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
 


Love Poems for People with Children Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780593085240
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 15th, 2019

In the spirit of his wildly popular New Yorker pieces and the New York Times bestseller Love Poems for Married People, Thurber-prize winner John Kenney presents a hilarious new collection of poetry for people with children.


Rumi: The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780060523169
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Published: HarperOne - January 7th, 2003

The Sufi mystic and poet Jalaluddin Rumi is most beloved for his poems expressing the ecstasies and mysteries of love in all its forms—erotic, platonic, divine—and Coleman Barks presents the best of them in this delightful and inspiring collection.


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


The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062509598
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Published: HarperOne - May 28th, 2004

This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.


How to Love a Country: Poems Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780807025918
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Published: Beacon Press - March 26th, 2019

A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, in accessible and emotive verses


Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse (Political Satire Book, Poetry, Political Humor Gift) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452182759
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Published: Chronicle Prism - October 22nd, 2019

Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse is a satirical poetry collection from award-winning actor and bestselling author John Lithgow. Chronicling the last few raucous years in American politics, Lithgow takes readers verse by verse through the history of Donald Trump's presidency.


Four Quartets Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780156332255
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Published: Mariner Books -

The last major verse written by Nobel laureate T. S.


Love and I: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450048
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 1st, 2019

The newest collection from “one of America’s most dazzling poets” (O, The Oprah Magazine)


Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062691842
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 13th, 2018

Acclaimed and award-winning poet, teacher, and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye’s uncommon and unforgettable voice offers readers peace, humor, inspiration, and solace. This volume of almost one hundred original poems is a stunning and engaging tribute to the diverse voices past and present that comfort us, compel us, lead us, and give us hope.


Leaves of Grass: (1855) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Harold Bloom (Introduction by)
$17.00
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.


The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132622
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

Winner of the PEN Ackerley Prize • Longlisted for the 2019 PEN Open Book Award

“Devastating and lyrical.” —The New York Times


“Suspenseful and affecting.” —The New Yorker


100 Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374100292
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 20th, 2019

Selected poems from a Nobel laureate


Before There Was Before Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781604542394
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Published: Iris Press - March 31st, 2017

Wendy Drexler's Before There Was Before is that rare book that both ranges far, into the worlds of science, nature and art, and moves in close, examining her own particular human experience. Drexler takes us back in time to the Big Bang and projects us 7.5 billion years into the future. She thinks about birds and elephants, flies, beetles, crickets, chameleons.


Nervous System: Poems Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062930217
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Published: Ecco - October 1st, 2019

A moving and kinetic collection of poetry from the 2018 winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by Monica Youn