This beautifully illustrated book pairs poetry with nonfiction, telling the fascinating stories of the animals who have found homes in our city landscapes across the world, from the pythons traveling Singapore's sewers to the monkeys living in India's temples.
Humans may have built towns and cities, but we aren’t the only ones who live in them.$14.99ISBN: 9781449494278Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 17th, 2019
"You cannot have a funeral for your mother without also having a funeral for yourself." This book poses the ever-lingering question: What happens when someone dies before they're able to redeem themselves?
From the bestselling & award-winning poetess, amanda lovelace, comes the finale of her illustrated duology, "things that h(a)unt." In$16.99ISBN: 9781449496210Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 17th, 2019
From actor Avan Jogia comes a raw and moving collection of poetry, stories, and art about living as a mixed-race person in a world increasingly fixated on racial identity.
In Mixed Feelings, Avan Jogia explores his complicated emotions around race, identity, religion, and family through poetry and imagery.$18.00ISBN: 9781556595622Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Copper Canyon Press - September 17th, 2019
After a failed push for political reform, the T'ang era's greatest prose-writer, Liu Tsung-yuan, was exiled to the southern reaches of China. Thousands of miles from home and freed from the strictures of court bureaucracy, he turned his gaze inward and chronicled his estrangement in poems. Liu's fame as a prose writer, however, overshadowed his accomplishment as a poet.$18.99ISBN: 9781982106577Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - September 10th, 2019
The 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry—“one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets)—now guest edited by Major Jackson, award-winning poet and poetry editor of the Harvard Review.
Since 1988, The Best American Poetry has been the leading anthology of contemporary American poetry.$17.99ISBN: 9781250232816Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2019
From the internationally bestselling author of The Dark Between Stars and Love Her Wild, Instagram sensation Atticus returns with another romantic and deeply moving collection.$16.00ISBN: 9781571315205Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Milkweed Editions - September 10th, 2019
Selected by Kathy Fagan as a winner of the 2018 National Poetry Series, Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers is a debut collection of poems by a dazzling geologist of queer eros.$17.95ISBN: 9780691193335Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Princeton University Press - September 17th, 2019
A major new collection from the winner of the 2019 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry$17.95ISBN: 9780711241701Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: words & pictures - September 17th, 2019This beautifully illustrated book pairs poetry with nonfiction, telling the fascinating stories of the animals who have found homes in our city landscapes across the world, from the pythons traveling Singapore's sewers to the monkeys living in India's temples.
Humans may have built towns and cities, but we aren’t the only ones who live in them.$14.95ISBN: 9781101908105Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Everyman's Library - September 10th, 2019
A collection of never-before-translated poems by the widely beloved medieval Persian poet Rumi.$15.95ISBN: 9781947793439Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Tin House Books - September 3rd, 2019
"When an author's unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it's tempting to skip a description and just say, Read this Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry." --Booklist, Starred Review$15.00ISBN: 9780593085646Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons - September 3rd, 2019
Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words.$20.00ISBN: 9781472966384Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Bloomsbury Continuum - September 3rd, 2019
A charming new collection of previously undiscovered poems by Sir John Betjeman.$17.00ISBN: 9781556595783Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Copper Canyon Press - September 3rd, 2019
The poems in Matthew Zapruder's fifth collection ask, how can one be a good father, partner, and citizen in the early twenty-first century? Zapruder deftly improvises upon language and lyricism as he passionately engages with these questions during turbulent, uncertain times.$17.00ISBN: 9781984801906Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dial Press Trade Paperback - August 20th, 2019
A dazzling debut collection of raw and explosive poems about growing up in a sexist, sensationalized world, from a thrilling new feminist voice.
i’m a good girl, bad girl, dream girl, sad girl
girl next door sunbathing in the driveway
i wanna be them all at once, i wanna be
all the girls I’ve ever loved$14.99ISBN: 9780062910387Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$25.00ISBN: 9780374100292Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 20th, 2019
Selected poems from a Nobel laureate$15.95ISBN: 9781324003014Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019
In a poetic voice at once accessible and otherworldly, gutsy and insightful, U.S. Army veteran Karen Skolfield offers a rare glimpse of a female soldier's training and mental conditioning.$9.99ISBN: 9780802855329Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019
There is a legend that describes how, at midnight on Christmas Eve, all creatures are granted the power of speech for one hour. In this rich collection, Lee Bennett Hopkins and a dozen other poets imagine what responses they might offer. The poems represent a diverse group of animals, but all come together with one singular purpose: celebrating the joy of the miraculous event.$16.95ISBN: 9780811228763Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Directions Publishing Corporation - July 30th, 2019
In Her Feminine Sign follows on the heels of Dunya Mikhail's devastating account of Daesh kidnappings and killings of Yazidi women in Iraq, The Beekeeper. It is the first book she has written in both Arabic and English, a process she talks about in her preface, saying "The poet is at home in both texts, yet she remains a stranger." With a subtle simplicity and disquieting humo$18.00ISBN: 9781501182839Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scribner - July 9th, 2019
Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with her novel The Age of Innocence, was also a brilliant poet.$17.95ISBN: 9781597096171Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Red Hen Press - July 9th, 2019
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$24.99ISBN: 9780062908469Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ecco - July 2nd, 2019
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.$24.99ISBN: 9780062914712Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ecco - July 2nd, 2019
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.$15.95ISBN: 9781324002741Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - July 2nd, 2019
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.$4.99ISBN: 9781524790516Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Grosset & Dunlap - July 2nd, 2019
A book for all preschoolers-to-be from the author of Kindergarten, Here I Come!$26.95ISBN: 9781324002352Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - June 18th, 2019
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.$11.95ISBN: 9780811228664Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 28th, 2019
"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.$18.00ISBN: 9781556595288Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Copper Canyon Press - May 28th, 2019
"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...$16.95ISBN: 9781597096157Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Red Hen Press - May 28th, 2019
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.$16.95ISBN: 9781597098618Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Red Hen Press - May 7th, 2019
Unapologetically sensual and forthright, Bell explores desire, loss, faith, doubt, tenderness, and violence; and sex as experience, metaphor, and magnifying lens for relationships.$19.95ISBN: 9781597098861Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Boreal Books - May 9th, 2019
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.$16.99ISBN: 9781982117887Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atria Books - May 14th, 2019
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?$26.95ISBN: 9781324002482Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - May 14th, 2019
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.$16.99ISBN: 9781449497422Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - May 7th, 2019
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$16.00ISBN: 9781555978419Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - May 7th, 2019
Tess Gallagher’s new poems are suspended between contradiction and beauty$19.95ISBN: 9780874860818Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Plough Publishing House - April 22nd, 2019
Years after her death, a poet's life and work speak across the generations, inspiring new music and more intentional living.$18.95ISBN: 9780811227650Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Directions Publishing Corporation - April 30th, 2019
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.$17.99ISBN: 9780399539121Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dial Books - March 19th, 2019
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.$19.99ISBN: 9781683691136Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Quirk Books - March 19th, 2019
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.$17.99ISBN: 9780763681685Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - February 25th, 2019
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.$14.99ISBN: 9781568463346Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Creative Editions - March 12th, 2019
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."$14.95ISBN: 9781101908129Availability: Backordered at WarehousePublished: Everyman's Library - March 12th, 2019
A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets anthology of poems from across the ages inspired by the City of Light$17.99ISBN: 9780670012107Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019
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!$8.99ISBN: 9781536206739Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Candlewick - March 12th, 2019
“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)$17.99ISBN: 9781481498142Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beach Lane Books - February 12th, 2019
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.$17.99ISBN: 9781449496470Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - February 5th, 2019
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.$14.99ISBN: 9781449499600Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Andrews McMeel Publishing - February 5th, 2019
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.$15.99ISBN: 9780062656520Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ecco - January 29th, 2019
A timeless selection of some of Charles Bukowski’s best unpublished and uncollected poems$15.99ISBN: 9781328511942Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Mariner Books - January 29th, 2019"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.
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