Adult Poetry Bestsellers

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

 

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563249
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Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

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.


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
 


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, Illustrated Edition Cover Image
By T. S. Eliot, Edward Gorey (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780156685689
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Published: Mariner Books - August 30th, 1982

The inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical CATS, and its upcoming movie adaptation, directed by Tom Hooper and starring Taylor Swift (Bombalurina), Idris Elba (Macavity the Mystery Cat), Dame Judi Dench (Old Deuteronomy), Ian McKellen (Gus the Theatre Cat), James Corden (Bustopher Jones), Jennifer Hudson (Grizabella), Jason Derulo (Rum Tum Tugger), and Rebel Wilson (


Fierce Fairytales: Poems and Stories to Stir Your Soul Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316420747
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Published: Hachette Books - September 11th, 2018

Poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of fairytales poetically retold for a new generation of women.

Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory.


Summer Snow: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062950024
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Published: Ecco - January 7th, 2020

A major collection of entirely new poems from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at Olema

A new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event.


A Woman of Property (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143128274
Availability: Backordered at Warehouse
Published: Penguin Books - March 8th, 2016

A Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

A new book from a poet whose work is "wild with imagination, unafraid, ambitious, inventive" (Jorie Graham)


Complete Sonnets and Poems: The Oxford Shakespeare the Complete Sonnets and Poems (Oxford World's Classics) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780199535798
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - May 1st, 2008

This is the only fully annotated and modernized edition to bring together Shakespeare's sonnets as well as all his poems (including those attributed to him after his death) in one volume. A full introduction discusses his development as a poet, and how the poems relate to the plays, and detailed notes explain the language and allusions.


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Cover Image
By Robert Frost, Susan Jeffers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525467342
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 24th, 2001

Ever since it was published in 1978, the picture-book presentation of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" has been an enduring favorite. For this special edition with a new design, trim size, and three new spreads, Susan Jeffers has added more detail and subtle color to her sweeping backgrounds of frosty New England scenes.


The Wall (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780822965282
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - March 1st, 2018

The Wall is a poetic exploration—across time, space, and language, real as well as metaphorical—of the U.S.-Mexican wall dividing the two civilizations, of similar walls (Jerusalem, China, Berlin, Warsaw, etc.) in history, and of the act of separating people by ideology, class, race, and other subterfuges. It is an indictment of hateful political rhetoric.


Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West (Compass) Cover Image
By Various, Daniel Ladinsky (Translated by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780142196120
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2002

Sacred poetry from twelve mystics and saints, rendered brilliantly by Daniel Ladinsky, beloved interpreter of verses by the fourteenth-century Persian poet Hafiz


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


Joy: 100 Poems Cover Image
By Christian Wiman (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780300248630
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Published: Yale University Press - November 12th, 2019

One hundred of the most evocative modern poems on joy, selected by an award-winning contemporary poet

Christian Wiman, a poet known for his meditations on mortality, has long been fascinated by joy and by its relative absence in modern literature. Why is joy so resistant to language? How has it become so suspect in our times?


When the World Didn’t End: Poems Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062910387
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Published: HarperCollins - August 20th, 2019

Teen Instagram sensation and author of Light Filters In @poeticpoison returns with a second collection of short, powerful poems about love, forgiveness, self-discovery, and what it’s like living after a hard-fought battle with depression, in the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and the princess saves herself in this one.


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


Cat Poems Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780811227506
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Published: New Directions - February 27th, 2018

A gorgeous gift edition, dedicated to the mystery, grace, and charm of the cat 


Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize
Finalist for the Forward Prize for Best Collection

Ilya Kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?