New Poetry

Poetree Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399539121
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Published: 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.


A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers Cover Image
By Fred Rogers, Luke Flowers (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781683691136
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Published: Quirk Books - March 19th, 2019

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. 
 

It’s you I like.


The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems Cover Image
By Paul B. Janeczko, Richard Jones (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763681685
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Published: 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.


Afternoon on a Hill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781568463346
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Published: 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."


Poems of Paris Cover Image
By Emily Fragos (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781101908129
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Published: Everyman's Library - March 12th, 2019

A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets anthology of poems from across the ages inspired by the City of Light


SHOUT Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780670012107
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 12th, 2019

The New York Times bestselling poetic memoir and call to action from the award-winning author of Speak, Laurie Halse Anderson!


Giggly Wiggly: Playtime Rhymes Cover Image
By Michael Rosen, Chris Riddell (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781536206739
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Published: 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)


Pony Poems for Little Pony Lovers Cover Image
By Cari Meister, Sara Rhys (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781481498142
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Published: 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.


Empty Bottles Full of Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449496470
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Published: 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.


Unfollowing You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449499600
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Published: 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.


Storm for the Living and the Dead: Uncollected and Unpublished Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062656520
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Published: Ecco - January 29th, 2019

A timeless selection of some of Charles Bukowski’s best unpublished and uncollected poems


The Twenty-Ninth Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328511942
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Published: 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.


Love Looks Pretty on You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449499358
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - January 29th, 2019

The much anticipated new book by international bestselling author Lang Leav.


New Hampshire (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525565345
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Published: 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.


Square Inch Hours: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393356670
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Published: 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.


A Pocketful of Poems Cover Image
By Nikki Grimes, Javaka Steptoe (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781328497963
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Published: Clarion Books - December 18th, 2018

Tiana 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.


Collected Poems Cover Image
By Galway Kinnell, Edward Hirsch (Introduction by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781328505705
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Published: Mariner Books - December 4th, 2018

The 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


Asymmetry: Poems Cover Image
By Adam Zagajewski, Clare Cavanagh (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780374106478
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Published: 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.


Peaches Goes It Alone: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374230531
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Published: 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.


Running Upon the Wires: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635570199
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Published: 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


The Odyssey Cover Image
By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translator)
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ISBN: 9780393356250
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Published: 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.


Monument: Poems New and Selected Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328507846
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 6th, 2018

Longlisted 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.


Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across: Poems by Mary Lambert Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250195890
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Published: 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.


The Golden Treasury: The Best of Classic English Verse Cover Image
By Francis Palgrave (Contributions by)
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ISBN: 9781509888764
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Published: 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.


Forty-five: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061136023
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Published: 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


The Nectar of Pain Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449492892
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Published: 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.


A Child's Treasury of Nursery Rhymes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780753474907
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Published: 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.


The Lumberjack's Dove: A Poem Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062853677
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Published: 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.


Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501179525
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Published: Atria / 37 INK - October 2nd, 2018

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 English and Spanish, Alice Walker shares a timely collection of nearly seventy wo


Poetry Will Save Your Life: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982104825
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Published: 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.


A Good Cry: What We Learn from Tears and Laughter Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062399465
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Published: 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.


I Wrote This for You Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449497019
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Published: 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.


Museum of the Americas (National Poetry Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143133445
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Published: Penguin Books - October 2nd, 2018

Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry

Winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series Competition, selected by Cornelius Eady--an exploration in verse of imperial appropriation and Mexican American cultural identity

"Marvelous, argumentative, and curiosity-provoking" --The New York Times Book Review


Leaves of Grass (Leather-bound Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781684125555
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Published: Canterbury Classics - October 2nd, 2018

A timeless collection of hundreds of poems that resonate to the American spirit.  

Leaves of Grass is a timeless collection of poems and essays penned by influential nineteenth-century writer Walt Whitman. This profound compilation explores topics such as nature, mysticism, mortality, transcendentalism, and democracy.


The Poetry of US: More than 200 poems that celebrate the people, places, and passions of the United States Cover Image
By J. Patrick Lewis (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781426331855
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Published: National Geographic Children's Books - September 25th, 2018

It's all about us! Join former U.S. Children's Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis on a lyrical journey through the United States to experience the wonders of America's people and places through 200+ inspiring poems and stunning photographs.


River Woman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781487003463
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Published: House of Anansi Press - September 25th, 2018

Award-winning M tis poet and acclaimed novelist Katherena Vermette's second work of poetry, river woman, examines and celebrates love as postcolonial action. Here love is defined as a force of reclamation and repair in times of trauma, and trauma is understood to exist within all times.


Nude: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9789352776092
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Published: HarperCollins - September 25th, 2018

Best American Poetry 2018 (The Best American Poetry series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501127809
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Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Best American Poetry—“a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune)—collects the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia.

The guest editor for 2018, Dana Gioia, has an unconventional poetic background.


When Rap Spoke Straight to God Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947793033
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Published: Tin House Books - September 18th, 2018

When Rap Spoke Straight to God isn't sacred or profane, but a chorus joined in a single soliloquy, demanding to be heard. There's Wu-Tang and Mary Magdelene with a foot fetish, Lil' Kim and a self-loving Lilith. Slurs, catcalls, verses, erasures--Dawson asks readers, "Just how far is it to nigger?" Both grounded and transcendent, the book is reality and possibility.


A Cruelty Special to Our Species: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062843685
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Published: Ecco - September 18th, 2018

A piercing debut collection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence from a sensational new talent


to make monsters out of girls Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449494261
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 18th, 2018

"What happens when the man of your dreams turns out to be a nightmare with sharp teeth and claws?"

Winner of the 2016 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Poetry, amanda lovelace presents her new illustrated duology, “things that h(a)unt.” In this first installment, to make monsters out of girls, lovelace explores the memory of being in an abusive relationship


Selected Poems: 1950-2012 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393355116
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 11th, 2018

Adrienne Rich was the singular voice of her generation, bringing discussions of gender, race, and class to the forefront of poetical discourse.


Evolution Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802128508
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Published: Grove Press - September 11th, 2018

The first all-new collection of poems since 2011's Snowflake/different streets--and following the critically acclaimed Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice--here, in Evolution, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that enacts--like nobody els


Hip Hops: Poems About Beer (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series) Cover Image
By Christoph Keller (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781101907917
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Published: Everyman's Library - September 4th, 2018

A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets collection of poetic tributes to beer from around the world and through ages.


She Must Be Mad Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780008291662
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Published: HQ - September 4th, 2018

'Brave and beautiful.' Stylist Magazine'Social media's answer to Carol Ann Duffy' Sunday Times STYLE'Divine.' Cecelia Ahern

She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the pain and beauty of love, the relief and the agony of turning from girl to woman, the isolation of an untethered mind and the power and subjugation of the body.


American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978150
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 4th, 2018

A landmark anthology envisioned by Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States


Dark Testament: And Other Poems Cover Image
By Pauli Murray, Elizabeth Alexander (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781631494833
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 4th, 2018

The Dark Between Stars: Poems Cover Image
By Atticus
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ISBN: 9781982104863
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Published: Atria Books - September 4th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the internationally bestselling author of Love Her Wild comes The Dark Between Stars, a new illustrated collection of heartfelt, whimsical, and romantic poems from Instagram poetry sensation, Atticus.

Atticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss,


Ordinary Beast: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062688811
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Published: Ecco - September 4th, 2018

ONE OF PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S TOP 10 POETRY BOOKS OF FALL 2017

NPR'S MOST ANTICIPATED POETRY BOOKS OF 2017


You/Poet: Learn the Art. Speak Your Truth. Share Your Voice. Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781507208342
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Published: Adams Media - September 4th, 2018

Offering a variety of advice for tapping into your creative voice, sharing your work online, and honing your writing skills, You/Poet shows you how to express yourself creatively through the art of poetry.

You may think that writing poetry requires a specific set of skills. You may have read books on writing poetry that were stuffy and full of strict rules and regulations.