The top selling adult poetry titles at Belmont Books this week:
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.
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.
A new book of poetry from internationally acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood
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
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.
“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe
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
"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.
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.
Winner 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.$20.00ISBN: 9780399563263Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020
A New York Times Bestseller, chosen as Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club$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.$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$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