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.
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.$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: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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 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: 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$16.00ISBN: 9781982104825Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$20.00ISBN: 9780143133445Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$24.99ISBN: 9781684125555Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$24.99ISBN: 9781426331855Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$19.95ISBN: 9781487003463Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$19.99ISBN: 9789352776092Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: HarperCollins - September 25th, 2018$18.99ISBN: 9781501127809Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.95ISBN: 9781947793033Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$25.99ISBN: 9780062843685Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ecco - September 18th, 2018
A piercing debut collection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence from a sensational new talent$14.99ISBN: 9781449494261Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$17.95ISBN: 9780393355116Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$25.00ISBN: 9780802128508Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$14.95ISBN: 9781101907917Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Everyman's Library - September 4th, 2018
A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets collection of poetic tributes to beer from around the world and through ages.$14.99ISBN: 9780008291662Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$14.00ISBN: 9781555978150Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - September 4th, 2018
A landmark anthology envisioned by Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States$15.95ISBN: 9781631494833Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 4th, 2018$17.99ISBN: 9781982104863Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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,$16.99ISBN: 9780062688811Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Ecco - September 4th, 2018
ONE OF PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S TOP 10 POETRY BOOKS OF FALL 2017
NPR'S MOST ANTICIPATED POETRY BOOKS OF 2017$15.99ISBN: 9781507208342Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$15.99ISBN: 9781507208397Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$16.00ISBN: 9781555978143Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Graywolf Press - September 4th, 2018
The triumphant follow-up collection to The Game of Boxes, winner of the James Laughlin Award$15.95ISBN: 9780393356038Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.95ISBN: 9780811226059Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Directions Publishing Corporation - August 28th, 2018$22.00ISBN: 9781571315120Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$17.99ISBN: 9781250122292Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$16.95ISBN: 9781611805932Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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
how far it
and how much
mirrors. All day
long, wind and desert
followed that river’s$18.00ISBN: 9780143133186Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - June 19th, 2018
Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry
One of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2018
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$17.95ISBN: 9781597096096Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Red Hen Press - June 12th, 2018
The poems in Allison Joseph's latest collection are smart, shameless, and empowered confessions of the best kind.$16.00ISBN: 9780143132622Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018
Longlisted for the 2019 PEN Open Book Award
“Devastating and lyrical.” —The New York Times
“Suspenseful and affecting.” —The New Yorker$16.00ISBN: 9781555978075Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.$15.99ISBN: 9780062661180Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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$11.95ISBN: 9780811227889Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: New Directions Publishing Corporation - May 29th, 2018$22.95ISBN: 9780393635225Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: 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.