The top selling adult poetry titles at Belmont Books this week:
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
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.
This comprehensive and authoritative collection of all 1,775 poems by Emily Dickinson is an essential volume for all lovers of American literature.Currently UnavailableISBN: 9780316650045Availability: UnavailablePublished: Back Bay Books - April 30th, 1983Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryMary 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.$15.00ISBN: 9780374110031Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$20.00ISBN: 9780399563263Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020
A New York Times Bestseller!
Chosen as one of Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club!
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.$16.00ISBN: 9780807068793Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.00ISBN: 9780143125839Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2015
“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe
$17.00ISBN: 9780063008427Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial - November 10th, 2020
An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
A Goop Book Club Pick
"If you want your breath to catch and your heart to stop, turn to Kate Baer."--Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo$19.95ISBN: 9780393356809Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$20.00ISBN: 9780525561088Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking - October 15th, 2019
The US edition of the bestselling The Poetry Pharmacy
A beautiful collection of curated poems each individually selected to provide hope, comfort, and inspiration—for all of life's most difficult moments$11.95ISBN: 9780811217293Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Directions - January 17th, 2008
Sensual, earthy love poems that formed the basis for the popular movie Il Postino, now in a beautiful gift book perfect for weddings, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, or just to say "I love you!"$16.99ISBN: 9781449486808Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 17th, 2020
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.
rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self.$65.00ISBN: 9780593297131Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020
A stunning collection of four of Mary Oliver's most beloved books of poetry, A Thousand Mornings, Blue Horses, Dog Songs, and Felicity, packaged together for the first time$27.00ISBN: 9780593318720Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Knopf - November 17th, 2020
In this urgent outpouring of American voices, our poets speak to us as they shelter in place, addressing our collective fear, grief, and hope from eloquent and diverse individual perspectives.