Holiday Recommendations - Adult Poetry

The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
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Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.


The Absurd Man: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324004554
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 25th, 2020

In this knock-out collection, Major Jackson savors the complexity between perception and reality, the body and desire, accountability and judgment.


Obit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595745
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2020

Time Magazine's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020

NPR's Best Books of 2020

National Book Award in Poetry, Longlist

Frank Sanchez Book Award


The Complete Poetry Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812997873
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Published: Random House - March 31st, 2015

The beauty and spirit of Maya Angelou’s words live on in this complete collection of poetry, including her inaugural poem “On the Pulse of Morning”


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


Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution Cover Image
By Julia Alvarez (Introduction by), Mark Eisner (Editor), Tina Escaja (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781951142070
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Published: Tin House Books - September 15th, 2020

“To read these poems is to be reminded again and again of our true allegiance to each other.” —from the introduction by Julia Alvarez


Dearly: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

A new book of poetry from internationally acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood


I Would Leave Me If I Could.: A Collection of Poetry Cover Image
By Halsey
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982135607
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 10th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Grammy Award–nominated, platinum-selling musician Halsey is heralded as one of the most compelling voices of her generation. In I Would Leave Me If I Could, she reveals never-before-seen poetry of longing, love, and the nuances of bipolar disorder.

In this debut collection, Halsey bares her soul.


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.


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.


The 100 Best African American Poems [With CD (Audio)] Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781402221118
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Published: Sourcebooks Mediafusion - November 1st, 2010

Celebrate Black poets--a collection of classic and contemporary Black authors selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Giovanni

Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting the 100 best African American works from classic and contemporary poets.


Poems 1962-2012 Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780374534097
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 5th, 2013

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

The collected works of the inimitable Pulitzer Prize–winning poet


Erou (Stahlecker Selections) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781945588389
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Four Way Books - September 3rd, 2019

Maya Phillips’ stunning debut collection Erou borrows the framework of the traditional Greek epic to interrogate the inner workings of a present-day nuclear family and the role of a patriarch whose life, marriage, and death are imagined as a sort of hero’s journey.


Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year Cover Image
By Allie Esiri (Compiled by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780143134374
Availability: Available from Warehouse
Published: Penguin Books - November 24th, 2020

"Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year is not just for Christmas, but for all time." —Helena Bonham Carter

A magnificent collection of 365 passages from Shakespeare's works, for the Shakespeare scholar and neophyte alike.


Memento Mori: Poems Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781948585026
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Published: Leapfrog Press - April 2nd, 2019

Memento Mori is a meditation on mortality, change and loss. Rather than being simply somber, this volume observes our human condition through a poetic kaleidoscope, with glimpses of irony and humor that offer a refreshing contrast to the more difficult moments. Coe is a storyteller who writes with compassion, insight and a razor-sharp eye for detail.


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 Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club


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