Adult Poetry Bestsellers

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

 

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


A Poetry Handbook Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780156724005
Availability: Available from Warehouse
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
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780316650045
Availability: Unavailable
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.


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


Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: 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.


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.


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
 


What Kind of Woman: Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780063008427
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Published: 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


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.


The Poetry Remedy: Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind, and Soul Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780525561088
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Published: 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


Love Poems Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Donald D. Walsh (Translated by)
$11.95
ISBN: 9780811217293
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Published: 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!"


Home Body Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449486808
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Published: 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.


A Mary Oliver Collection: A Thousand Mornings, Dog Songs, Blue Horses, and Felicity Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780593297131
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Published: 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


Together in a Sudden Strangeness: America's Poets Respond to the Pandemic Cover Image
By Alice Quinn (Editor)
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593318720
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Published: 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.


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