Poetry Books - American Poets

The Hurting Kind Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781639550494
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 10th, 2022

An astonishing collection about interconnectedness--between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves--from National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ada Lim n."I have always been too sensitive, a weeper / from a long line of weepers," writes Lim n. "I am the hurting kind." What does it mean to be the hurting kind?


Somewhere, a Woman Lowers the Hem of Her Skirt Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781736138649
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Published: Riot in Your Throat - May 1st, 2022

Somewhere, a Woman Lowers the Hem of Her Skirt is a collection of poems that takes the reader on a journey through life as a woman breaking free from the constraints of a quiet, midwestern life, to fighting battles for equality, to raising boys in a harsh society, to teaching students and making connections in a unjust world.


A Madness of Blue Obsidian Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781953932105
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Published: April Gloaming Publishing - May 17th, 2022

In this dazzling and impressive collection, Sheets writes wonder, beauty, mystery, and awe onto what feels like a new contemporariness.


This Costly Season Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781737615651
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Published: Arrowsmith Press - May 14th, 2022

In the midst of the Covid epidemic, a medical doctor chose to express the depth of what he was encountering through forty-nine magnificently crafted sonnets. John Okrent's This Costly Season examines what it was like to be on the front lines of the loss of others, as well as encountering his own grief, while holding on to the preciousness of life and the beauty of our world.


What Flies Want: Poems (Iowa Poetry Prize) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781609388430
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Published: University Of Iowa Press - May 11th, 2022

In What Flies Want, disaster looms in domesticity: a family grapples with its members’ mental health, a marriage falters, and a child experiments with self-harm.


Time Is a Mother Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593300237
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Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2022

An instant New York Times bestseller!

The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong


How else do we return to ourselves but to fold
The page so it points to the good part
 


The Trees Witness Everything Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556596322
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 26th, 2022

A lover of strict form, best-selling poet Victoria Chang turns to compact Japanese waka, powerfully innovating on tradition while continuing her pursuit of one of life's hardest questions: how to let go.


The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy Cover Image
By James Crews (Editor), Danusha Laméris (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635865332
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 12th, 2022

Following the success and momentum of his anthology How to Love the World (93,000 copies in print)James Crews's new collection, The Path to Kindness, offers more than 100 deeply felt and relatable poems from a diverse range of voices including well-known writers Julia Alvarez, Marie Howe, Ellen Bass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alberto R&iacute


Customs: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450796
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2022

In Customs, Solmaz Sharif examines what it means to exist in the nowhere of the arrivals terminal, a continual series of checkpoints, officers, searches, and questionings that become a relentless experience of America.


Black Roses: Odes Celebrating Powerful Black Women Cover Image
By Harold Green III, Melissa Koby (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063135543
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Published: Harper Design - March 15th, 2022

The poet and founder of the music collective Flowers for the Living pays tribute to all Black women by focusing on visionaries and leaders who are making history right now, including Ava DuVernay, Janelle Monae, Kamala Harris, Misty Copeland, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Robin Roberts, Roxane Gay, and Simone Biles—with this compilation of celebratory odes featuring full-color illustration


Now Do You Know Where You Are Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556596339
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 19th, 2022

"Levin's
luminous latest reckons with the disorientation of contemporary America. . . .
Through the fog of doubt, Levin summons ferocious intellect and musters
hard-won clairvoyance."
--Publishers
Weekly,
starred review
"Dana Levin is the modern-day master of the em-dash."--New York Times Magazine


unlock your storybook heart (you are your own fairy tale) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781524851958
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - March 15th, 2022

“life is not something that can be experienced on a deadline.”

amanda lovelace, the bestselling & award-winning author of the “women are some kind of magic” poetry series, presents unlock your storybook heart, the third & final installment in her feminist poetry series, “you are your own fairy tale.” this is a collection about being