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Girl after Girl after Girl

by Nicole Cooley LSU Press (September 13, 2017)

Girl after Girl after Girl explores mothers, daughters, and objects from frozen charlotte dolls to cocktails to mad money given by a mother to a daughter and hidden in a wallet. Nicole Cooley’s elegant verses...


The Humility of the Brutes

by Ron Smith LSU Press (August 14, 2017)

The Humility of Brutes, Ron Smith’s third poetry collection, is a fast-moving work that examines a range of themes from love to world travel. Smith lyrical skill shines in his meditation on sports, from both...


Promise

by Sally Van Doren LSU Press (August 14, 2017)

In her third LSU Press poetry collection, Van Doren takes a straightforward approach towards the subjects of domesticity, housewives, the playfulness of langauge, and even the poet's own alter-ego, "Wendy."...


Rough Fugue

by Betty Adcock LSU Press (August 16, 2017)

Betty Adcock brings fierce insight to her seventh poetry collection, Rough Fugue. Her elegant stanzas evoke bygone moments of beauty, reflection, and rage. “Let things be spare,” she writes, “and words...


Heredities: Poems

by J. Michael LSU Press (May 01, 2010)

In his Walt Whitman Award-winning first book, J. Michael Martinez re-envisions Latino poetics and its current conceptions of cultural identity. Heredities seeks to speak beyond codified aesthetics and dictating...


Blackout Starlight

by Bruce Bond LSU Press (May 15, 2017)

Blackout Starlight brings together a selection of poems from nine previously published books, along with a generous assortment of new work. At the heart of this collection are investigations of the role of eros,...


The Lost Roads Adventure Club

by R. M. Ryan LSU Press (April 10, 2017)

In a collection of poems that moves from meditations on emotions to struggles with a cancer diagnosis, from the comfortable world of sun and sand to the jarring dark corners of the so, R. M. Ryan offers us insights...


Stripper in Wonderland

by Derrick Harriell LSU Press (February 06, 2017)

The percussive poems of Stripper in Wonderland move from birth to death, funk to hip-hop, and racism to religion as Derrick Harriell explores the life of a modern black man transplanted from the American Midwest...


Dilemmas of the Angels

by David Romtvedt LSU Press (February 13, 2017)

In the series of poems that underpins this collection, David Romtvedt imagines the daily lives of angels as well as other, more earthly, concerns. Whether he is considering the work of raising a child or imagining...


Second Nature: Poems

by Margaret Gibson LSU Press (November 01, 2010)

With stunning clarity, these poems move from acute observation to an empathy, participation, and intimacy that continues Gibson's search to experience the one body of the world in direct encounter and to translate...


The Keeper's Voice: Poems

by Mike Carson LSU Press (May 01, 2010)

Carson's lean, spare collection unflinchingly engages hard ideas of beauty, of goodness. Direct and often colloquial in their language and traditional in their forms-blank verse, quatrains, sonnets-the poems'...


Why the House Is Made of Gingerbread: Poems

by Ava Leavell Haymon LSU Press (December 01, 2010)

One of the most critically acclaimed and prolific yet least-recognized contemporary writers, African American author John Edgar Wideman creates work that has a reputation for being difficult, even unfathomable....


Breach: Poems

by Richard Campanella LSU Press (April 26, 2010)

In Breach, New Orleans native Nicole Cooley recalls Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in gritty, poignant detail, bearing witness to the destruction of a region and to its recovery. Ranging from the urgent...


A Walk in Victoria's Secret: Poems

by Kate Daniels LSU Press (November 01, 2010)

With A Walk in Victoria's Secret, Kate Daniels crafts a bold, brassy, yet delicate vision of a woman's growth. Imbued with a unique poetic voice that is utterly feminist, these poems possess a fiery intensity...


The Ninety-Third Name of God: Poems

by Anya Krugovoy Silver LSU Press (October 01, 2010)

Anya Krugovoy Silver's debut collection considers the flawed and gaudy flesh as it turns toward a beloved's embrace, toward the surgeon's knife. Her poems both celebrate the sensual world and seek to transcend...


Vaudeville in the Dark: Poems

by R. M. Ryan LSU Press (September 01, 2010)

Vaudeville in the Dark is R. M. Ryan's dance to the music of our times, his search for salvation in poetry. Sometimes funny, sometimes somber, the world of Vaudeville in the Dark ranges from an elegy on the...


Overlook: Poems

by Stephen Sandy LSU Press (September 01, 2010)

This powerful collection explores love and death, success and failure, war and other disasters, with appropriate measures of wit and grief. Profound and rewarding, Overlook showcases the gifts of a master poet...


These Extremes: Poems and Prose

by Richard Bausch LSU Press (October 01, 2009)

Many of the poems and prose in These Extremes focus on the author's family and relationships, ranging from a memorialization of his oldest sister, who died young; to prose memory pieces recalling his childhood...


The Retreats of Thought: Poems

by Kelly Cherry LSU Press (November 01, 2009)

Kelly Cherry, who studied philosophy in graduate school at the University of Virginia, has never lost her deep love of the subject; The Retreats of Thought takes the reader through the philosophical domain....


Shadow Box: Poems

by Fred Chappell LSU Press (July 15, 2009)

The two-for-the-price-of-one poems in Shadow Box-poems enclosed, or embedded, or inlaid within poems--comprise a new and dramatic verse form by one of America's most respected poets. While playful in their construction,...


Late Wife: Poems

The Martyrdom of Abolitionist Charles Torrey

Ledger of Crossroads: Poems

by James Brasfield LSU Press (December 01, 2009)

The poems of Ledger of Crossroads, Brasfield's newest collection, fuse the distinct yet inseparable geographies of America and Eastern Europe, enabling readers to experience "the identities of others, their...