Adult Poetry Bestsellers

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

 

Beowulf: A New Translation Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374110031
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - August 25th, 2020

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife

"Brash and belligerent, lunatic and envigorating, with passages of sublime poetry punctuated by obscenities and social-media shorthand." --Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker


Facts About the Moon: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393329629
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 17th, 2007

"Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."—Philip Levine


Essential Bukowski: Poetry Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062565327
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Published: Ecco - October 16th, 2018

Edited by Abel Debritto, the definitive collection of poems from an influential writer whose transgressive legacy and raw, funny, and acutely observant writing has left an enduring mark on modern culture.


Tropic of Squalor: Poems Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062699831
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 31st, 2020

A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar’s Club and Lit.

Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs.


How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062993083
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Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

In this intimate collection, the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible and more than a dozen other New York Times bestsellers, winner or finalist for the Pulitzer and countless other prizes, now trains her eye on the everyday and the metaphysical in poems that are smartly crafted, emotionally rich, and luminous. 


Letters to a Young Poet Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780393310399
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 1993

Rilke's timeless letters about poetry, sensitive observation, and the complicated workings of the human heart.


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.


Ledger: Poems Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657804
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Published: Knopf - March 10th, 2020

A pivotal book of personal, ecological, and political reckoning tuned toward issues of consequence to all who share this world's current and future fate, from the internationally renowned poet.


Poems of Resistance, Poems of Hope Cover Image
$6.00
ISBN: 9781732970427
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Published: IBD Publishing - April 1st, 2020

Without hope, resistance has no objective. The media is saturated with uncareful language. In poetry, we find precision, peculiarity, and potential. Poems strive less for answers than enliven our questions. The poets in Poems of Resistance, Poems of Hope, take up these questions with with an eye for what's possible.


Runaway: New Poems Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063036703
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Published: Ecco - September 1st, 2020

A new collection of poetry from one of our most acclaimed contemporary poets, Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham


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

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.


Stag's Leap: Poems Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375712258
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Published: Knopf - September 4th, 2012

Stag’s Leap is stunningly poignant sequence of poems that tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.


The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780316184137
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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.


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


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.


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