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Beowulf: A New Translation

by Maria Dahvana Headley Mcd x Fsg Originals (August 24, 2020)

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife

"Brash and belligerent, lunatic and envigorating, with passages of sublime poetry punctuated by obscenities and...


Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass

by Lana Del Rey Simon & Schuster Audio (July 28, 2020)

THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SPOKEN WORD POETRY COLLECTION FROM LANA DEL REY, VIOLET BENT BACKWARDS OVER THE GRASS

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of...


The Blind Kingdom

by Véronique Tadjo & Janis A. Mayes Ayebia Clarke Publishing (December 19, 2008)

A multi-layered narrative comprising a series of interwoven short stories and poetic texts which can be read within continental Africa, the African Diaspora and beyond. Tadjo imagines an African society on the...


Sometimes I Never Suffered

by Shane McCrae Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2020)

Spanning religious, historical, and political themes, a new collection from the award-winning poet

I think now more than half

Of life is death but I can't die

Enough for all the life I see

In Sometimes I Never...


First World War Poems from the Front

by Paul O'Prey Imperial War Museum (November 10, 2016)

From the worst horrors of modern trench warfare a small handful of soldiers and nurses created a body of poetry that is so vivid and intense that one hundred years later it has engraved itself on our national...


Here is the Sweet Hand

by francine j. harris Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 03, 2020)

The poems in Here is the Sweet Hand explore solitude as a way of seeing. In particular, the speakers in francine j. harris' third collection explore the mystique, and myth, of female loneliness as it relates...


Dear Girl

by Aija Mayrock Andrews McMeel Publishing (August 25, 2020)

From a poet and celebrated spoken-word performer comes a debut poetry collection that takes readers on an empowering, lyrical journey exploring truth, silence, wounds, healing, and the resilience we all share....


Seven American Deaths and Disasters

by Kenneth Goldsmith powerHouse Books (March 12, 2013)

What are the words we use to describe something that we never thought we'd have to describe? In Seven American Deaths and Disasters, Kenneth Goldsmith transcribes historic radio and television reports of national...


Guillotine

by Eduardo C. Corral Graywolf Press (August 03, 2020)

The astonishing second collection by the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize

Guillotine traverses desert landscapes cut through by migrants, the grief of loss, betrayal's lingering...


The Caiplie Caves

by Karen Solie Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 06, 2020)

The award-winning poet Karen Solie's striking fifth collection of poetry blends the story of a seventh-century monk with contemporary themes of economic class, environmentalism, and solitude in an ever-connected...


Cinderbiter

by Martin Shaw & Tony Hoagland Graywolf Press (July 06, 2020)

Dramatic new retellings of Celtic poetry's great lyrics and legends

Cinderbiter collects tales and poems originally composed and performed centuries ago in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, when notions of history...


Desiderata

by Ali Waterside Productions, Inc. (May 12, 2020)

In the flowing tides of galloping quest,we have set eyes on each otherthen lost our sight,over and over, until we learnedto forget the chase.

Desiderata is a fairy tale, and epic poem, cosmic in its scope. It...


Miorita

by Ernest Latham, Alexandru & Laurence Salzmann Center for Romanian Studies (May 01, 2020)

This book by words and photographs illustrates and explains the central role of the ballad Miori?a in Romanian culture. By combining the insights of an American and a Romanian scholar with a vision of Romanian...


Café after Dawn

by Xiao Yan Arcade (May 05, 2020)

For Readers of Rupi Kaur and Courtney Peppernell, a Poetic Diary that Confronts and Meditates on Love, Hope, and Despair

 

"There were two entrances to the café, but I al­ways opted for the narrower one hidden...


Selected Poems, 1968-1996

by Joseph Brodsky & Ann Kjellberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 11, 2020)

Joseph Brodsky spent his life advocating for the place of the poet in society. As Derek Walcott said of him, "Joseph was somebody who lived poetry . . . He saw being a poet as being a sacred calling." The poems...


The Idea of Perfection

by Paul Valéry & Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 13, 2020)

A fresh look into the monumental work of Paul Valéry, one of the major French literary figures of the twentieth century.

Heir to Mallarmé and the symbolists, godfather to the modernists, Paul Valéry was a...


Wilson's Night Thoughts

by Edmund Wilson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

Edmund Wilson's Night Thoughts " contains an astonishing arrangement of prose and poetry composed by the author from the years 1917-1919.

"[C]haracterized by [Wilson's] spontaneity and wit. ... For Wilson followers,...


Pale Colors in a Tall Field

by Carl Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 02, 2020)

A powerful, inventive collection from one of America's most critically acclaimed poets.

Carl Phillips's new poetry collection, Pale Colors in a Tall Field, is a meditation on the intimacies of thought and body...


Living Weapon

by Rowan Ricardo Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 17, 2020)

Award-winning essayist and poet Rowan Ricardo Phillips presents a bracing renewal of civic poetry in Living Weapon.

. . . and we'd do this again

And again and again, without ever

Knowing we were the weapon ourselves,...


The More Extravagant Feast

by Leah Naomi Green Graywolf Press (April 06, 2020)

Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Li-Young Lee

The More Extravagant Feast focuses on the trophic exchanges of a human body with the world via pregnancy, motherhood,...


She Wears Pain Like Diamonds

by Alfa Castle Point Books (May 04, 2020)

From the best-selling author of I Find You in the Darkness

She's been through more hell than you'll ever know.

But that's what gives her beauty an edge.

You can't touch a woman who can wear pain

like the grandest...


Frolic and Detour

by Paul Muldoon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2019)

A new collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Though Frolic and Detour is Paul Muldoon's thirteenth collection, it shows all the energy and ambition we might generally associate with a first book. Here,...


Heed the Hollow

by Malcolm Tariq Graywolf Press (November 04, 2019)

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

Heed the Hollow introduces the work of Malcolm Tariq, whose poems explore the concept of "the bottom"...


Black Girl Magic

by Mahogany L. Browne & Jess X. Snow Roaring Brook Press (January 01, 2018)

Black Girl, they say you ain't 'posed to be here

Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don't wear this; don't smile at that. Don't have an opinion; don't dream big. And most...


Postcolonial Love Poem

by Natalie Diaz Graywolf Press (March 02, 2020)

Natalie Diaz's highly anticipated follow-up to When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award

Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz's brilliant second collection...


The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon

by Jane Kenyon Graywolf Press (April 20, 2020)

"Jane Kenyon had a virtually faultless ear. She was an exquisite master of the art of poetry." --Wendell Berry

Published twenty-five years after her untimely death, The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon presents the...


The Dolphin

by Robert Lowell & Saskia Hamilton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 09, 2019)

I have sat and listened to too many

words of the collaborating muse,

and plotted perhaps too freely with my life,

not avoiding injury to others,

not avoiding injury to myself--

to ask compassion . . . this book,...


Homie

by Danez Smith Graywolf Press (January 20, 2020)

Danez Smith is our president

Homie is Danez Smith's magnificent anthem about the saving grace of friendship. Rooted in the loss of one of Smith's close friends, this book comes out of the search for joy and intimacy...


dayliGht

by Roya Marsh Mcd x Fsg Originals (March 30, 2020)

dayliGht is a dazzling collection of poems from a necessary new voice, at once a clarion call for stories of Black women and a rebuke of broken notions of sexuality and race.

Growing up, Roya Marsh was considered...


A Certain Clarity

by Lawrence Joseph Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 16, 2020)

A selection of poems from the celebrated poet and lawyer

Drawing from his first book, Shouting at No One, from 1983, and continuing through to his most recent, So Where Are We?, from 2017, A Certain Clarity provides...


Survival Is a Style

by Christian Wiman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 03, 2020)

Survival Is a Style, Christian Wiman's first collection of new poems in six years, may be his best book yet.

His many readers will recognize the musical and formal variety, the voice that can be tender and funny,...


If Men, Then

by Eliza Griswold Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 10, 2020)

A darkly humorous new collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Wideawake Field and Amity and Prosperity

If Men, Then, Eliza Griswold's second poetry collection, charts a radical...


Oblivion Banjo

by Charles Wright Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 2019)

The selected works of one of our finest American poets

The thread that dangles us

between a dark and a darker dark,

Is luminous, sure, but smooth sided.

Don't touch it here, and don't touch it there.

Don't touch...


Catrachos

by Roy G. Guzmán Graywolf Press (May 04, 2020)

The breathtaking debut collection from one of America's most inventive new poets

A name for the people of Honduras, Catrachos is a term of solidarity and resilience. In these unflinching, riveting poems, Roy...


Poems 1959-2009

by Frederick Seidel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 25, 2010)

These are the collected poems of a master whose work includes many of the most compelling, savage, and tender poems in the language. Frederick Seidel is, in the words of the critic Adam Kirsch, "the best American...


The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran, Michael Kramer & Kate Reading Spoken Realms (April 14, 2020)

"Work is love made visible." - Khalil Gibran

Filled with wisdom, written in simple, poetic language, The Prophet is a book for all ages, which remains amazingly relevant to our times. This audiobook, narrated...


This Wound Is a World

by Billy-Ray Belcourt Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2020)

Billy-Ray Belcourt's debut poetry collection, This Wound Is a World, is "a prayer against breaking," writes trans Anishinaabe and Métis poet Gwen Benaway. "By way of an expansive poetic grace, Belcourt merges...


The Prophet

by Khail Gilbran Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

The Prophet' is a truly ground breaking inspirational book of poetry consisting of a series of prose poems. Each poem discussing an important aspect of the human condition such as love, death, friendship, and...


Three Short Stories & Ten Poems

by Ernest Hemingway Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

Ernest Hemingway was one of America’s best known and most beloved authors. This was a his first published book. These three stories and ten poems served notice that a major new talent had arrived and the rules...


We Inherit What the Fires Left

by William Evans Simon & Schuster Audio (March 24, 2020)

William Evans, the award-winning poet and cofounder of the popular culture website Black Nerd Problems, offers an emotionally vulnerable poetry collection exploring the themes of inheritances, dreams, and injuries...


Al-Mutanabbi

by Margaret Larkin Oneworld Academic (December 01, 2012)

This exhaustive and yet enthralling study considers the life and work of al-Mutanabbi (915-965), often regarded as the greatest of the classical Arab poets. A revolutionary at heart and often imprisoned or forced...


Essential Gibran

by Suheil Bushrui & Kahlil Gibran Oneworld Publications (May 01, 2013)

Offering a wide variety of theme, occasion, mood, and form - ‘The Essential Gibran’ is a volume of selected passages celebrating Gibran's style and thought

Kahlil Gibran's essential style is captured in reflective...


Prince Neptune

by Cody R. Simpson Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 07, 2020)

Jack Kerouac meets Arthur Rimbaud for the millennial generation. A debut poetry collection from LA-based Australian writer, singer, songwriter Cody Simpson who has penned hit songs and toured worldwide for...


The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran & Suheil Badi Bushrui Oneworld Publications (October 01, 2012)

One of the greatest poetic masterpieces now with revised and updated annotations from world-renowned Gibran expert, Professor Suheil Bushrui

Originally published in 1923, The Prophet continues to inspire millions...


Build Yourself a Boat

by Camonghne Felix Blackstone Publishing (March 31, 2020)

This is about what grows through the wreckage. This is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after. A view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains.

Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language...


Hero and Leander and other Poems

by ARRAY(0x175ca08) Open BookShelf (October 15, 2018)

Marlowe's unfinished masterpiece, as completed by George Chapman (1598). Includes an introduction and notes by Edward Blunt.


The Essential T.S. Eliot

by T.S. Eliot, Rosanna Warren, Vijay Seshadri & Daniel Halpern et al. HarperAudio (April 14, 2020)

A selection of the most significant and enduring poems from one of the twentieth century's major writers, chosen and introduced by Vijay Seshadri, performed by T.S. Eliot, Vijay Seshadri, Daniel Halpern, Willem...


Mezzanine

by Zoe Hitzig HarperAudio (June 09, 2020)

An inventive and assured debut from an exciting new voice in poetry.

In her striking collection of poems, Zoë Hitzig investigates how we seek certitude, power, and domination over the natural world and one another....


We Want Our Bodies Back

by jessica Care moore HarperAudio (March 31, 2020)

A dazzling full-length collection of verse from one of the leading poets of our time.

Over the past two decades, jessica Care moore has become a cultural force as a poet, performer, publisher, activist, and critic....


Inquire Within

by In-Q HarperAudio (March 31, 2020)

In this powerful and innovative book of poetry and wisdom, award-winning spoken-word poet, songwriter, and performer IN-Q inspires us to question everything we know and see around us and inside us, to discover...