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Mama Amazonica

Ondaatje Prize 2018

by Pascale Petit Bloodaxe Books (September 28, 2017)

Mama Amazonica is set in a psychiatric ward and in the Amazon rainforest, an asylum for animals on the brink of extinction. It reveals the story of Pascale Petit’s mentally ill mother and the consequences...


play dead

Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry 2017

by francine j. harris Alice James Books (April 18, 2016)

"This book talks smack. This book chews with its open mouth full of the juiciest words, the most indigestible images. This book undoes me. . . . francine j. harris brilliantly ransacks the poet's toolkit, assembling...


Thief in the Interior

Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry 2017

by Phillip B. Williams Alice James Books (January 18, 2016)

Inspired by a young man's brutal murder in Brooklyn, these poems bring forth raw racial dialogue essential to today's culture.


My Shoes Are Killing Me

Governor General's Award for Poetry 2015

by Robyn Sarah Biblioasis (March 16, 2015)

Winner of the 2015 Governor General's Award for Poetry

Winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry

In My Shoes are Killing Me, poet Robyn Sarah reflects on the passing of time, the fleetingness...


Fire to Fire

National Book Award for Poetry 2008

by Mark Doty HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought, as one of...


Time and Materials

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2008, National Book Award for Poetry 2007

by Robert Hass HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This...


Late Wife: Poems

Delights & Shadows

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2005

by Ted Kooser Copper Canyon Press (December 04, 2012)

"Kooser has written more perfect poems than any poet of his generation." -Dana Gioia, Can Poetry Matter?


The Collected Poems

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1982

by Sylvia Plath Harper Perennial (November 15, 2016)

Pulitzer Prize winner Sylvia Plath’s complete poetic works, edited and introduced by Ted Hughes.

By the time of her death on 11, February 1963, Sylvia Plath had written a large bulk of poetry. To my knowledge,...