Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with her novel The Age of Innocence, was also a brilliant poet.
This full collection of fifty-six poems reflecting on the concept of self, loss, fragility, and the constructs we must create in order to face the transient nature of life was named a finalist in the National Poetry Series, The New Issues Poetry Prize, The Four Way Books Intro Prize, and others. It was also listed as a "remarkable work" in the Tupelo Press 2012 open submission period
An insightful and haunting new collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic
Irreverent and sly, observant and keenly imagined, Come Closer and Listen is the latest work from one of our most beloved poets.
The stunning, startling collection that is also the last work from a major poet
A woman named Mildred starts laying eggs after feathers from wild poultry begin coming down the chimney. A man becomes friends with a bank robber who abducts him and eventually rues his captor’s death. A baby is born transparent.
Feel Free, the fourth collection from acclaimed poet Nick Laird, effortlessly marries the acoustic expansiveness of Whitman or Ashbery with the lyricism of Laird's forebears Heaney, MacNeice, and Yeats.
A book for all preschoolers-to-be from the author of Kindergarten, Here I Come!
In this moving, playful, and deeply philosophical volume, Gregory Orr seeks innovative ways for the imagination to respond to and create meaning out of painful experiences, while at the same time rejoicing in love and language.
"The poems in this collection," as Schulman notes in her introduction, "sing of grief as they praise life." She notes: "As any bereaved survivor knows, there is no consolation. 'Time doesn't heal grief; it emphasizes it, ' wrote Marianne Moore. The loss of a loved one never leaves us. We don't want it to. In grief, one remembers the beloved.
"An untrammeled renegade genius... Here is a poet talking to you instead of around himself, while doing absolutely brilliant and outrageous things with language."--Publishers Weekly Starred Review in Booklist " C]hoices of poems from each of Harrison's books are passionate and sharp...
Peripheral Vision, Susan Kinsolving's fourth book of poems, explores the world from many points of view. She takes her readers to England, Hollywood, Wyoming, France, and Chile. She goes behind the scenes in a military hospital, an elementary school, and a disturbed family.
Unapologetically sensual and forthright, Bell explores desire, loss, faith, doubt, tenderness, and violence; and sex as experience, metaphor, and magnifying lens for relationships.
Poet-naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield's fourth collection, Toward Antarctica, documents and queries her work as a guide on ships in Antarctica, offering an incisive insider's vision that challenges traditional tropes of The Last Continent.
The debut US poetry collection from social media star Elvira Sastre, exploring the sharp, slippery moments that turn a beloved relationship into something self-destructive.
Counting the days that pass after a devastating breakup, Elvira Sastre confronts the haunting questions that surround every failed relationship: What happened? Where did it all go wrong?
In this timely, assured collection, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. She ruminates on the relationship between her son's blackness and his safety, exploring the dangers of childhood in a post-Trayvon Martin era and invoking racialized roles in fairy tales.
Sometimes saying "thank you" is all it takes to calm our minds, ignite our inner gratitude, and draw near those we love.
From the official photographer of the 2018 royal wedding comes Thank You for My Dreams, an encouraging guide and helpful tool for parents and their children to begin the daily practice of saying "thank you." Not only do its brillian
Tess Gallagher’s new poems are suspended between contradiction and beauty
Years after her death, a poet's life and work speak across the generations, inspiring new music and more intentional living.
The name "Mihyar" has no inherent meaning in Arabic, though its root letters mean "to destroy, topple, demolish." Mihyar is Adonis's poetic alter ego, his Zarathustra figure (in his own words), who has come to smash through any monolithic vision of Arab culture--including certain orthodox Islamic views--in favor of a more diverse and open-ended outlook.
A girl writes a poem to a tree, but then is surprised when the tree writes back in this wondrous and warm picture book about friendship, nature, and the power of poetry.
The New York Times Best Seller
For the first time ever, 75 beloved songs from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and The Children's Corner are collected in this charmingly illustrated treasury, sure to be cherished by generations of children as well as the millions of adults who grew up with Mister Rogers.
Toast a marshmallow, be a tree in winter, read braille — Paul B. Janeczko and Richard Jones invite you to enjoy an assortment of poems that inform and inspire.
Today I walked outside and spied
a hedgehog on the hill.
When she and I met eye to eye,
she raised up straight and still.
In this whimsically illustrated board book, a poem expresses the joys of being out in the natural world as "the gladdest thing under the sun."
A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets anthology of poems from across the ages inspired by the City of Light
A New York Times bestseller and one of 2019's best-reviewed books, a poetic memoir and call to action from the award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!
“This collection of silly rhymes and poems is sure to please. . . . An excellent choice for pre-readers and very young children, as well as anyone with a love for nursery rhymes.” — School Library Journal (starred review)
Celebrate all things horsey with this sweet collection of poems that’s perfect for the little equestrian in your life.
Calling all pony lovers! This poetry collection, chock full of horses, is sure to delight young readers, whether they dream of being a cowgirl or a knight, becoming an equestrian, or simply making a pony friend of their own.
A joint poetry collection from the virally popular and bestselling poets r.h. Sin and Robert M. Drake.
What are you hiding behind your smile? If those empty bottles that line the walls of your room could speak, what tales would they spill? So much of your truth is buried beneath the lies you tell yourself.
An anthem for the modern woman, Unfollowing You serves as a true companion for those who seek a voice that explores the complexities and absurdity of contemporary romance.
A timeless selection of some of Charles Bukowski’s best unpublished and uncollected poems
"This is the stuff of life, the very essence of the poetic." –LitHub
For Hala Alyan, twenty-nine is a year of transformation and upheaval, a year in which the past—memories of family members, old friends and past lovers, the heat of another land, another language, a different faith—winds itself around the present.$16.99ISBN: 9781449499358Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 29th, 2019
The much anticipated new book by international bestselling author Lang Leav.$10.00ISBN: 9780525565345Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Vintage - January 22nd, 2019
A Vintage Classics edition of Frost's 1923 collection of poems that won the Pulitzer Prize and contains some of his most famous and beloved poems. Includes the original woodcut illustrations, not in print elsewhere.$15.95ISBN: 9780393356670Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - January 2019
A poetic meditation, Square Inch Hours draws on elements from fiction, memoir, daybook, and reverie, piecing together moments in the aftermath of a breakdown. With adamant attentiveness, the speaker turns his focus to reality in its minute particulars: the palsied hand of a grocery clerk; copulating flies on a windowsill; a deep gouge, like a bullet hole, in his apartment door.$7.99ISBN: 9781328497963Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Clarion Books - December 18th, 2018Tiana has a pocketful of words: green words like spring, night words like moon, and words with wings, like angel. Each word is the inspiration for a pair of poems—one, lyrical free verse and the other, haiku.$18.99ISBN: 9781328505705Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Mariner Books - December 4th, 2018The life’s work of “one of the true master poets of his generation,”* whose poetry helped shape the consciousness of an age
For Galway Kinnell, it was “the poet’s job to figure out what’s happening within oneself, to figure out the connection between the self and the world, and to get it down in words that have a lasting shape, that have$23.00ISBN: 9780374106478Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 20th, 2018
A stunning new collection from Poland’s leading poet
Give me back my childhood,
republic of loquacious sparrows,
measureless thickets of nettles
and the timid wood owl's nightly sobs.$24.00ISBN: 9780374230531Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 13th, 2018
A stunning new collection from a “beguiling and magisterial” poet (The New York Times Book Review)
This is the End of Days.
This is what we’ve been waiting for always.
I walked over to the Hudson River, heading for Mars.
Each poem of mine is a suicide belt.
I say that to my girlfriend Life.$16.00ISBN: 9781635570199Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 13th, 2018
“Running Upon the Wires is full body art, smack against love in all its stages, a battle to the finish-or the beginning-the epic struggle (and ecstasy) as only Kate Tempest could record.” -Bob Holman$18.95ISBN: 9780393356250Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - November 6th, 2018
Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home.$26.00ISBN: 9781328507846Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 6th, 2018Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry
“[Trethewey’s poems] dig beneath the surface of history—personal or communal, from childhood or from a century ago—to explore the human struggles that we all face.” —James H.$14.99ISBN: 9781250195890Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Feiwel & Friends - October 23rd, 2018
Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert's poetry is a beacon to anyone who's ever been knocked down—and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance, Ms. Lambert's Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across emerges as an important new voice in poetry, providing strength and resilience even in the darkest of times.$14.99ISBN: 9781509888764Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Macmillan Collector's Library - October 16th, 2018
Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.$16.99ISBN: 9780061136023Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Perennial - October 16th, 2018
The daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes looks back on forty-five years of loves, losses, pain, hope and joy in this revealing and poignant poetry collection—first time in paperback.
“Hughes writes about tragedy with [Sylvia] Plath-like wit.”—Entertainment Weekly$16.99ISBN: 9781449492892Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 2nd, 2018
From Najwa Zebian—celebrated Lebanese-Canadian poet, speaker, and educator—comes a highly personal and moving second collection.
In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak.$12.99ISBN: 9780753474907Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Kingfisher - October 9th, 2018
This delightfully illustrated book contains more than seventy-five of the best-loved rhymes and songs of childhood, from soothing lullabies to schoolyard chants. Popular classics such as "Pat a Cake," "Humpty Dumpty," and "Jack and Jill" are joined by lesser-known rhymes and ditties from many different cultures. Kady MacDonald Denton's illustrations add liveliness and humor.$14.99ISBN: 9780062853677Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ecco - October 2nd, 2018
“Serious art does not need to be weighty or explicitly topical. It can be, as it is here, apparently as light as a feather: The Lumberjack’s Dove is, in its manner, a folktale; it is also a meditation on attachment, on loss, on transformation.$25.00ISBN: 9781501179525Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 37 Ink - October 2nd, 2018
* WINNER of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work *
Alice Walker, author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning The Color Purple—“an American novel of permanent importance” (San Francisco Chronicle)—crafts a bilingual collection that is both playfully imaginative and intensely moving.
Presented in both$16.00ISBN: 9781982104825Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Atria Books - October 2nd, 2018
From a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet comes “a delightfully hybrid book: part anthology, part critical study, part autobiography” (Chicago Tribune) that is organized around fifty-one remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath.$15.99ISBN: 9780062399465Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 2nd, 2018
One of America’s most celebrated poets looks inward in this powerful collection, a rumination on her life and the people who have shaped her.$19.99ISBN: 9781449497019Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 2nd, 2018
"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it."
Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person who reads it.