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Monument: Poems New and Selected Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358118237
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Published: Mariner Books - November 5th, 2019

“[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.


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ISBN: 9781524851156
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 5th, 2019

Falling Through Love is a heart-pounding, stomach-dropping, beautiful plunge into experiences of love, longing, and loss.

Falling Through Love submerges readers into Kichloo's deeply personal yet widely resonant experiences, exploring relationships in their most exposed and honest states.


Feed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947793576
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Published: Tin House Books - November 5th, 2019

Summer North Coming Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781554554652
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Published: Fitzhenry & Whiteside - October 25th, 2019

Heed the Hollow: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450093
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

The stirring debut from the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected and introduced by Chris Abani


The Mind Has Cliffs of Fall: Poems at the Extremes of Feeling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324001782
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 22nd, 2019

Despair, mania, rage, guilt, derangement, fantasy: poetry is our most intimate, personal source for the urgency of these experiences. Poems get under our skin; they engage with the balm, and the sting, of understanding.


The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice: A Tiny Homeric Epic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781589881426
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Published: Paul Dry Books - October 22nd, 2019

"A virtuosic, witty, charming translation of the greatest epic ever written about mice, with wonderful illustrations by Grant Silverstein. Stallings' elegant rhyming couplets are the perfect choice to honor the mousy Muse."--Emily Wilson, Professor of Classics, University of Pennsylvania


Firsts: 100 Years of Yale Younger Poets (Yale Series of Younger Poets) Cover Image
By Carl Phillips (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300243161
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

A masterfully curated collection, drawn from a century of works in the acclaimed Yale Series of Younger Poets
 
The Yale Younger Poets prize is the oldest annual literary award in the United States.


Crush (Yale Series of Younger Poets) Cover Image
By Richard Siken, Louise Gluck (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780300246308
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

This collection about obsession and love is the 99th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
 
Richard Siken’s Crush, selected as the 2004 winner of the Yale Younger Poets prize, is a powerful collection of poems driven by obsession and love. Siken writes with ferocity, and his reader hurtles unstoppably with him.


Gathering the Tribes (Yale Series of Younger Poets) Cover Image
By Carolyn Forche, Stanley Kunitz (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780300246322
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

An examination of kinship and uprootedness, Gathering the Tribes is the first volume of poetry by Carolyn Forché and the 71st volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
 
The poems in Gathering the Tribes recount experiences from the author’s adolescence and young‑adult life, closely bound to the natural cycles of the seasons, of generations,


Field Guide (Yale Series of Younger Poets) Cover Image
By Robert Hass, Stanley Kunitz (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780300246339
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

The first collection of poems by Robert Hass, one of contemporary American poetry’s most celebrated and widely read voices, and the 68th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
 
The winning volume in the 1972 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is a collection of richly anecdotal, lyric poems.


Some Trees (Yale Series of Younger Poets) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300246377
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

A capsule of the imaginative life of the individual, Some Trees is the 52nd volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
 
Comparing him to T. S.


For My People (Yale Series of Younger Poets) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780300246407
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Published: Yale University Press - October 22nd, 2019

An exploration of race and heritage, For My People is the first book by poet and novelist Margaret Walker (1915–1998) and the 41st volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets
 
Considered among the most important collections of poetry written by a participant in the Black Chicago Renaissance, For My People is a series of ballad poems with memorabl


The Poetry Remedy: Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind, and Soul Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525561088
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Published: Viking - October 15th, 2019

A beautiful collection of curated poems, individually selected to provide the perfect balm for every emotional need


Where to Begin: A Small Book About Your Power to Create Big Change in Our Crazy World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982138790
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Published: Atria Books - October 8th, 2019

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Cleo Wade’s second anthology of heartfelt poetry and prose builds on the wisdom of her bestselling book Heart Talk, encouraging you to remain hopeful and harness your personal power to bring positive change into our world.

Where to Begin is perfect for those who are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, accepta


The Battle Between the Frogs and the Mice: A Tiny Homeric Epic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781589881426
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Published: Paul Dry Books - October 22nd, 2019

"A virtuosic, witty, charming translation of the greatest epic ever written about mice, with wonderful illustrations by Grant Silverstein. Stallings' elegant rhyming couplets are the perfect choice to honor the mousy Muse."--Emily Wilson, Professor of Classics, University of Pennsylvania


Owl of Minerva: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571315106
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Published: Milkweed Editions - October 8th, 2019

Taking its name from the Roman goddess of wisdom and her companion bird, Owl of Minerva turns astonishingly precise attention to the physical world, scouring it for evidence of the spiritual as the poet travels through such places as Appalachia, New England, Venice, Spain, the Caribbean, and the American Midwest.


Poems About Trees (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series) Cover Image
By Harry Thomas (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781101908150
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Published: Everyman's Library - October 1st, 2019

A unique anthology of poems--from around the world and through the ages--that celebrate trees. 


Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781627795319
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 8th, 2019

From award-winning poet Margarita Engle comes Dreams from Many Rivers, an middle grade verse history of Latinos in the United States, told through many voices, and featuring illustrations by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez.


Love and I: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781644450048
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 1st, 2019

The newest collection from “one of America’s most dazzling poets” (O, The Oprah Magazine)


On the Shores of Welcome Home (American Poets Continuum #176) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781942683896
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Published: BOA Editions - October 8th, 2019

In this Isabella Gardner Award-winning collection of poems, Bruce Weigl meditates on the ghosts and the grace one encounters in life's second act. A celebrated poet and veteran of the Vietnam War, Weigl offers a nuanced sense of aging as a departure and death as a returning home.


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ISBN: 9781943735631
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Published: Button Poetry - October 1st, 2019

Nervous System: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062930217
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Published: Ecco - October 1st, 2019

A moving and kinetic collection of poetry from the 2018 winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by Monica Youn


Almost Home: Poems Cover Image
By Madisen Kuhn, Orion Carloto (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781982121259
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Published: Gallery Books - October 1st, 2019

From the Instagram poet and author of the exquisite Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better comes a gorgeous poetry and prose collection that explores the meaning of “home” and the profound discovery of finding it within oneself—perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur and Amanda Lovelace.

In this stunning third collection from Madisen Kuhn, Madisen eloquently


Elemental Haiku: Poems to honor the periodic table, three lines at a time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984856630
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 1st, 2019

A fascinating little illustrated series of 118 haiku about the Periodic Table of Elements, one for each element, plus a closing haiku for element 119 (not yet synthesized).


Crossfire: A Litany for Survival Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642590258
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 15th, 2019

Powerhouse, world-renowned LGBTQ poet and spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin curates the first full-length collection of her poems.

Crossfire collects Staceyann Chin's empowering, feminist-LGBTQ-Caribbean, activist-driven poetry for the first time in a single book.


Solar Perplexus Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556595721
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - October 1st, 2019

In Solar Perplexus, Dean Young uses the surreal as the thread which weaves in and out of complications of existence. The result is a textured, honest work that grapples with what it means to love, lose, and hang in the afterward. Suddenly the boundaries of our everyday are shaken--and yet instead of being thrown off balance, our understanding is cracked open.


Written in Exile: The Poetry of Liu Tsung-Yuan Cover Image
By Liu Tsung-Yuan, Red Pine (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781556595622
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Published: 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.


Milk and Money: A Parody  Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781604339277
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Published: Cider Mill Press - September 24th, 2019

A good poetry collection has a tender soul that deals with survival, violence, love, and loss using the frailty of language. Milk and Money, the unauthorized parody of the bestselling Milk and Honey, is none of these things, but it sure is hilarious.

A good poetry collection has a tender soul that deals with survival, violence, love, and loss using the frailty of lan


Wild in the Streets: 20 Poems of City Animals Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Mr. Gordy Wright (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780711241701
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Published: words & pictures - September 17th, 2019

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.


to drink coffee with a ghost Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449494278
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Published: 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


Mixed Feelings: Poems and Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781449496210
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Published: 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.


Written in Exile: The Poetry of Liu Tsung-Yuan Cover Image
By Liu Tsung-Yuan, Red Pine (Translator)
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ISBN: 9781556595622
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Published: 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.


The Best American Poetry 2019 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982106577
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Published: 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.


The Truth About Magic: Poems Cover Image
By Atticus
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ISBN: 9781250232816
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 10th, 2019

The instant New York Times bestseller from the mysterious and romantic poet Atticus, Instagram sensation and author of Love Her Wild and the Dark Between Stars


Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers: Poems (National Poetry) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781571315205
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Published: 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.


Before Our Eyes: New and Selected Poems, 1975-2017 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780691193335
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Published: Princeton University Press - September 17th, 2019

A major new collection from the winner of the 2019 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry


Wild in the Streets: 20 Poems of City Animals Cover Image
By Marilyn Singer, Mr. Gordy Wright (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780711241701
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Published: words & pictures - September 17th, 2019

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.


Rumi: Unseen Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets Series) Cover Image
By Rumi, Brad Gooch (Translated by), Maryam Mortaz (Translated by), Brad Gooch (Editor), Maryam Mortaz (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781101908105
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Published: Everyman's Library - September 10th, 2019

A collection of never-before-translated poems by the widely beloved medieval Persian poet Rumi.


A Fortune for Your Disaster Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781947793439
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Published: 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


Great Goddesses: Life Lessons From Myths and Monsters Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593085646
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Published: 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.


Harvest Bells: New and Uncollected Poems by John Betjeman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781472966384
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Published: Bloomsbury Continuum - September 3rd, 2019

A charming new collection of previously undiscovered poems by Sir John Betjeman.


Father's Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781556595783
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - September 3rd, 2019

As seen in the The New York Times Book Review

"In characteristically short lines and pithy, slippery language like predictive text from a lucid dream, Zapruder's fifth collection grapples with fatherhood as well as larger questions of influence and inheritance and obligation." --The New York Times


Life of the Party: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984801906
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Published: 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


When the World Didn’t End: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062910387
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Published: 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.


100 Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374100292
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 20th, 2019

Selected poems from a Nobel laureate


Battle Dress: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781324003014
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Published: 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.


Manger Cover Image
By Lee Bennett Hopkins, Helen Cann (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780802855329
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Published: 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.


In Her Feminine Sign Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780811228763
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Published: 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


Selected Poems of Edith Wharton Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501182839
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Published: 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.


Praising the Paradox Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781597096171
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Published: 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