New Poetry

Peaches Goes It Alone: Poems Cover Image
$24.00
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
$16.00
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)
$18.95
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
$26.00
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)
$14.99
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
$12.99
ISBN: 9780753474907
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Published: Kingfisher - October 9th, 2018

This delightfully illustrated 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
$25.00
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
$20.00
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


Leaves of Grass (Leather-bound Classics) Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Kenneth C. Mondschein (Introduction by)
$24.99
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 4th, 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
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501127809
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Published: Scribner - September 18th, 2018

Celebrating thirty years, 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.

In a review of Best American Poetry 2017, The Washington Post said, &ldq


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 13th, 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)
$14.95
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: The Bestselling Poetry Debut of 2018 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)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631494833
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 4th, 2018

The Dark Between Stars: Poems Cover Image
By Atticus
$17.99
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
$16.99
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.


Poetry 101: From Shakespeare and Rupi Kaur to Iambic Pentameter and Blank Verse, Everything You Need to Know about Poetry (Adams 101) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781507208397
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Published: Adams Media - September 4th, 2018

Become a poet and write poetry with ease with help from this clear and simple guide in the popular 101 series.

Poetry never goes out of style.


Human Hours: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978143
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 4th, 2018

The triumphant follow-up collection to The Game of Boxes, winner of the James Laughlin Award


Magdalene: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393356038
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 28th, 2018

Magdalene imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as a woman who embodies the spiritual and sensual, alive in a contemporary landscape--hailing a cab, raising a child, listening to news on the radio.


Be with Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811226059
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - August 28th, 2018

The Carrying: Poems Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781571315120
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 14th, 2018

From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Lim n comes The Carrying--her most powerful collection yet.


Vivid: Poems & Notes About Color Cover Image
By Julie Paschkis, Julie Paschkis (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250122292
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 31st, 2018

Playful poems and facts celebrate the colors of the rainbow in this beautiful nonfiction picture book.

Orange you sweet? Orange you plump and juicy? Orange you my favorite fruit?
Hey - you’re a tangerine!
B-lime-y.


Desert: Poems Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781611805932
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Published: Shambhala - July 10th, 2018

The first collection of original poetry by the renowned nature writer and highly lauded translator of the Chinese classics.

Traveling today I
found a river
somewhere inside
me, wondered
 
how far it
wanders there
 
and how much
sky it
mirrors. All day
long, wind and desert


light, I
followed that river’s


American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780143133186
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Published: Penguin Books - June 19th, 2018

Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry

A powerful, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award winning author of Lighthead

"Sonnets that reckon with Donald Trump's America." -The New York Times


Confessions of a Barefaced Woman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597096096
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Published: Red Hen Press - June 12th, 2018

The poems in Allison Joseph's latest collection are smart, shameless, and empowered confessions of the best kind.


The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132622
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

“Devastating and lyrical.” —The New York Times

“Suspenseful and affecting.” —The New Yorker


Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978075
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Published: Graywolf Press - June 5th, 2018

“Hoagland’s verse is consistently, and crucially, bloodied by a sense of menace and by straight talk.” —The New York Times

My heroes are the ones who don’t say much.
They don’t hug people they just met.
They don’t play louder when confused.
They use plain language even when they listen.


Scribbled in the Dark: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062661180
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Published: Ecco - June 5th, 2018

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning former poet laureate, a collection of elegiac, irreverent new poems—an American master at the height of his talent


The Red Wheelbarrow & Other Poems Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9780811227889
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 29th, 2018

Because: A Lyric Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393635225
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 15th, 2018

Joshua Mensch's devastating lyric memoir, Because, explores with extraordinary literary power and sophistication the toxic power of adults who prey on the children in their care. Its story begins when Mensch is ten years old and first meets Don, the charming director of a youth wilderness camp and a lifelong friend of his parents.


A Dog Runs Through It: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393651300
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 1st, 2018

Reflecting on her long and celebrated career in poetry, two-time National Book Award finalist Linda Pastan was struck by the number of dogs that have appeared in her poems--whether as the primary subject or in the briefest of allusions. Dogs run through these poems, so to speak.


Please Don't Go Before I Get Better Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501196812
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Published: Gallery Books - May 1st, 2018

Discover this exquisite poetry and prose collection about the pains of growing up from the popular millennial Instagram poet, perfect for fans of Amanda Lovelace and Rupi Kaur.

Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind.

Chronicling


Typewriter Rodeo: Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449487003
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 3rd, 2018

What began as a playful idea among friends has made its way around the world, inspiring laughter, high-fives, hugs, and tears from New England to Brazil.


The Future Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781943735310
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Published: Button Poetry - April 17th, 2018

Filled with nostalgia, love, heartbreak, and the author's signature wry examinations of mental health, Neil Hilborn's second book helps explain what lives inside us, what we struggle to define. Written on the road over two years of touring, The Future is rugged, genuine, and relatable.