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The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country

Amanda Gorman · Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet, at age twenty-two, to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Her inaugural poem, "The Hill We Climb," is now available to cherish in this special edition.
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The Wild Iris

Louise Glück
Format: Paperback(Reprint)

Winner of the Nobel Prize in LiteratureFrom Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück, a stunningly beautiful collection of poems that encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realmsBound together by the universal themes of time and mortality and with clarity and sureness of craft,...
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Scribbled in the Dark: Poems

CHARLES SIMIC · ECCO
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

From the Pulitzer Prize - winning former poet laureate, a collection of elegiac, irreverent, lyrical new poems - an American master at the height of his talent, shining light out into the darkThe latest volume of poetry from Charles Simic hums with the liveliness of the writer's pen - Scribbled...
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Teeth Never Sleep: Poems

Ángel García · University of Arkansas Press
Pages: 70
Format: Paperback

Drawing on folklore and fantasy, childhood memory and hallucination, and marked by a tone of piercing divulgence, Teeth Never Sleep nimbly negotiates the split consciousness a culture of dominance requires of men (especially men of color) , highlighting the fissures in selfhood created...
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DMZ Colony

Don Mee Choi
Format: Paperback

Woven from poems, prose, photographs, and drawings, Don Mee Choi's DMZ Colony is a tour de force of personal and political reckoning set over eight acts. Evincing the power of translation as a poetic device to navigate historical and linguistic borders, it explores Edward Said's...
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The Tradition

Jericho Brown · Copper Canyon Press
Pages: 110
Format: Paperback

Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this...
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Be With

Forrest Gander · New Directions
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

Forrest Gander's first book of poems since his Pulitzer finalist Core Samples from the World: a startling look through loss, grief, and regret into the exquisite nature of intimacy Drawing from his experience as a translator, Forrest Gander includes in the first, powerfully elegiac...
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When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry

Joy Harjo · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

The first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology, without which no study of American poetry is complete.United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into one momentous volume. This landmark anthology...
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The Collected Poems

Sylvia Plath · HarperPerennial Modern Classics
Pages: 351
Format: Paperback

A new edition of Sylvia Plath's Pulitzer Prize-winning Collected Poems, edited and with an introduction by Ted Hughes
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The Carrying: Poems

Ada Limón · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 120
Format: Hardcover

From National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Limón comes The Carrying -- her most powerful collection yet. Vulnerable, tender, acute, these are serious poems, brave poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace...
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Sight Lines

Arthur Sze · Copper Canyon Press
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

From the current phenomenon of drawing calligraphy with water in public parks in China to Thomas Jefferson laying out dinosaur bones on the White House floor, from the last sighting of the axolotl to a man who stops building plutonium triggers, Sight Lines moves through space and time and brings...
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Only As the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems

Dorianne Laux · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry "Clear, compelling and insightful." -- Washington PostEarthy and lyrical, Only as the Day Is Long draws from Dorianne Laux's five expansive, award-winning volumes and includes twenty new odes that pay homage to the poet's...
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feeld

Jos Charles · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

Selected by Fady Joudah as a winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series, Jos Charles's revolutionary second collection of poetry, feeld, is a lyrical unraveling of the circuitry of gender and speech, defiantly making space for bodies that have been historically denied their own vocabulary....
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Indecency

Justin Phillip Reed · Coffee House Press
Pages: 70
Format: Paperback

Indecency is boldly and carefully executed and perfectly ragged. In these poems, Justin Phillip Reed experiments with language to explore inequity and injustice and to critique and lament the culture of white supremacy and the dominant social order. Political and personal, tender, daring,...
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Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

Frank Bidart · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 736
Format: Hardcover

The collected works of one of contemporary poetry's most original voicesGathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers,...
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Life on Mars: Poems

Tracy K. Smith · Graywolf Press
Format: Print book

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize

* A New York Times Notable Book of 2011 and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice *
* A New Yorker, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year *

New poetry by the award-winning...

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WHEREAS: Poems

Layli Long Soldier · Graywolf
Pages: 114
Format: Print book

The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award

WHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment....

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If They Come for Us: Poems

FATIMAH ASGHAR · One World
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

"A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice." - BOOKLIST
"Elegant and playful . . . The poet invents new forms and updates classic ones." - Elle
"[Fatimah] Asghar interrogates divisions along lines of nationality,...
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Summer Snow: New Poems

Robert Hass · Ecco
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A major collection of entirely new poems from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at Olema

A new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event. In Summer Snow, his first collection of poems since 2010, Hass...

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Brute: Poems

· Graywolf Press
Pages: 72

Selected by Joy Harjo as the winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets

Emily Skaja's debut collection is a fiery, hypnotic book that confronts the dark questions and menacing silences around gender, sexuality, and violence. Brute arises, brave and furious,...

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Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers: Poems

Jake Skeets · Milkweed Editions
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

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. Drunktown, New Mexico, is a place where men "only touch when they fuck in a backseat." Its landscape...
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Citizen Illegal

Jose Olivarez · Haymarket Books
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

"Citizen Illegal is right on time, bringing both empathy and searing critique to the fore as a nation debates the very humanity of the people who built it." -- Eve Ewing, author of Electric ArchesIn this stunning debut, poet José Olivarez explores the stories, contradictions,...
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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver · Penguin Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.

Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted...
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An American Sunrise

Joy Harjo
Format: Hardcover

National Bestseller

A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.

In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi...

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Runaway: New Poems

Jorie Graham · Ecco
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

A new collection of poetry from one of our most acclaimed contemporary poets, Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie GrahamIn her formidable and clairvoyant new collection, Runaway, Jorie Graham deepens her vision of our futurity. What of us will survive? Identity may be precarious, but perhaps love...
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American Melancholy: Poems

Joyce Carol Oates
Format: Hardcover

A new collection of poetry from an American literary legend, her first in twenty-five yearsJoyce Carol Oates is one of our most insightful observers of the human heart and mind, and, with her acute social consciousness, one of the most insistent and inspired witnesses of a shared American...
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Felon: Poems

Reginald Dwayne Betts · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

A searing volume by a poet whose work conveys "the visceral effect that prison has on identity" (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times) .Felon tells the story of the effects of incarceration in fierce, dazzling poems -- canvassing a wide range of emotions and experiences through...
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Stag's Leap: Poems

Sharon Olds · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 89
Format: Book

In this wise and intimate new book, Sharon Olds tells the story of a divorce, embracing strands of love, sex, sorrow, memory, and new freedom.

As she carries us through the seasons when her marriage was ending, Olds opens her heart to the reader, sharing the feeling of invisibility...

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Dearly: New Poems

Margaret Atwood · Ecco
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

In Dearly, Margaret Atwood's first collection of poetry in over a decade, Atwood addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature and - zombies. Her new poetry is introspective and personal in tone, but wide-ranging in topic. In poem after poem, she casts...
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Homie: Poems

Danez Smith · Graywolf Press
Pages: 96
Format: Paperback

Danez Smith is our presidentHomie 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 within a nation where both can seem scarce and getting scarcer....
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The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton

From the joy and anguish of her own experience, Sexton fashioned poems that told truths about the inner lives of men and women. This book comprises Sexton's ten volumes of verse, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner Live or Die, as well as seven poems form her last years.
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What Kind of Woman: Poems

Kate Baer
Format: Paperback

A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today, and the many roles we play - mother, partner, and friend. "When life throws you a bag of sorrow, hold out your hands/Little by little, mountains are climbed." So ends...
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Whale Day: And Other Poems

Billy Collins · Random House
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

A new collection from Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and "America's favorite poet" (The Wall Street Journal) Billy Collins's new collection brings together more than fifty poems and showcases his deft mixing of the playful and the serious that has made him one of our country's...
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The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"-in a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition.
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Guillotine: Poems

Eduardo C. Corral · Graywolf Press
Pages: 72
Format: Paperback

Guillotine traverses desert landscapes cut through by migrants, the grief of loss, betrayal's lingering scars, the border itself -- great distances in which violence and yearning find roots. Through the voices of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers, award-winning...
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How to Fly

Barbara Kingsolver · Harper
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

In this intimate collection, the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible and more than a dozen other New York Times bestsellers, winner or finalist for the Pulitzer and countless other prizes, now trains her eye on the everyday and the metaphysical in poems that are smartly crafted, emotionally...
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Be Holding: A Poem

Ross Gay

Be Holding is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving - known as Dr. J - who dominated courts in the 1970s and '80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia '76ers. But this book-length poem is more than just an ode to a magnificent athlete. Through a kind of lyric...
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Obit

Victoria Chang · Copper Canyon Press
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback

After her mother died, poet Victoria Chang refused to write elegies. Rather, she distilled her grief during a feverish two weeks by writing scores of poetic obituaries for all she lost in the world. In Obit, Chang writes of "the way memory gets up after someone has died and starts...
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The Death of Sitting Bear: New and Selected Poems

Momaday, N. Scott · HARPERCOLLINS

Pulitzer Prize winner and celebrated American master N. Scott Momaday returns with a radiant collection of more than 100 new and selected poems rooted in Native American tradition. "The poems in this book reflect my deep respect for and appreciation of words. . . . I believe that poetry...
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Finna: Poems

Nate Marshall · One World
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Definition of finna, created by the author: /ˈfinə/ contraction: (1) going to; intending to [rooted in African American Vernacular English] (2) eye dialect spelling of "fixing to" (3) Black possibility; Black futurity; Blackness as tomorrowThese poems consider the brevity...
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Fantasia for the Man in Blue

Tommye Blount · Four Way Books
Pages: 152
Format: Paperback

In his debut collection Fantasia for the Man in Blue, Tommye Blount orchestrates a chorus of distinct, unforgettable voices that speak to the experience of the black, queer body as a site of desire and violence. A black man's late-night encounter with a police officer - the titular...
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Stranger by Night: Poems

Edward Hirsch · Knopf
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

In his seventieth year, the award-winning poet looks back on what was and accepts what is, in a deeply moving and beautiful sequence about what sustains him.Beginning with "My Friends Don't Get Buried," the lament of a delinquent mourner as his friends have begun to die, and ending...
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Sometimes I Never Suffered: Poems

Shane McCrae · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

I think now more than halfOf life is death but I can't dieEnough for all the life I seeIn Sometimes I Never Suffered, his seventh collection of poems, Shane McCrae remains "a shrewd composer of American stories" (Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker) . Here, an angel, hastily thrown...
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Lean Against This Late Hour

Garous Abdolmalekian · Penguin Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

A vivid, affecting portrait of life in the shadow of violence and loss, for readers of both English and PersianThe first selection of poems by renowned Iranian poet Garous Abdolmalekian to appear in English, this collection is a mesmerizing, disorienting descent into the trauma of loss...
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Soft Science

Franny Choi · Alice James Books
Pages: 100
Format: Paperback

Soft Science explores queer, Asian American femininity. A series of Turing Test-inspired poems grounds its exploration of questions not just of identity, but of consciousness -- how to be tender and feeling and still survive a violent world filled with artificial intelligence and automation....
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We Inherit What the Fires Left: Poems

Evans, William · SIMON & SCHUSTER

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 that are passed down from one generation to the next and delving into...
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Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across: Poems by Mary Lambert

Mary Lambert · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

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...
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Be Recorder: Poems

Carmen Gimenez Smith · Graywolf Press
Pages: 88
Format: Paperback

Carmen Giménez Smith dares to demand renewal for a world made unrecognizableBe Recorder offers readers a blazing way forward into an as yet unmade world. The many times and tongues in these poems investigate the precariousness of personhood in lines that excoriate and sanctify. Carmen...
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Home Body

Rupi Kaur
Format: Paperback

rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love,...
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News of the World: Poems

Philip Levine · Knopf; First Edition edition
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

A superb new collection from “a great American poet . . . still at work on his almost-song of himself” (The New York Times Book Review).In both lively prose poems and more formal verse, Philip Levine brings us news from everywhere: from Detroit, where exhausted workers try to find...
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Migration: New and Selected Poems

W.S. Merwin · Copper Canyon Press; 1st edition
Pages: 545
Format: Hardcover

The definitive volume from “one of America’s greatest living poets.”—The Washington Post Book WorldA powerful case can be made for declaring W.S. Merwin the most influential American poet of the last half-century. Migration: New & Selected Poems is that case.As an undergraduate...
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Monument: Poems New and Selected

Natasha D Trethewey · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

"[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. Billington, 13th Librarian of Congress Layering joy and urgent defiance - against physical...
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