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New Poets of Native Nations

by Heid E. Erdrich Graywolf Press (July 10, 2018)

A landmark anthology celebrating twenty-one Native poets first published in the twenty-first century

New Poets of Native Nations gathers poets of diverse ages, styles, languages, and tribal affiliations to present...


Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God

by Tony Hoagland Graywolf Press (June 05, 2018)

“Hoagland’s verse is consistently, and crucially, bloodied by a sense of menace and by straight talk.” —The New York Times

My heroes are the ones who don’t say much.

They don’t hug people they just...


Light Filters In: Poems

by Caroline Kaufman & Yelena Bryksenkova HarperCollins (May 22, 2018)

In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence, this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human experience. 

In...


Stanley’s Girl

by Susan Eisenberg ILR Press (May 15, 2018)

The fiercely lyrical poetry of Stanley’s Girl is rooted in Susan Eisenberg’s experience as one of the first women to enter the construction industry and from her decades gathering accounts of others to give...


Tropic of Squalor

by Mary Karr Harper (May 08, 2018)

A new volume of poetry from the New York Times bestselling and esteemed author of The Liar’s Club and Lit.

Long before she earned accolades for her genre-defining memoirs, Mary Karr was winning poetry prizes....


Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl

by Diane Seuss Graywolf Press (May 01, 2018)

Diane Seuss’s brilliant follow-up to Four-Legged Girl, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Still life with stack of bills phone cord cig butt and freezer-burned Dreamsicle

Still life with Easter Bunny...


Please Don't Go Before I Get Better

by Madisen Kuhn Gallery Books (May 01, 2018)

Discover this exquisite poetry and prose collection about the pains of growing up from the popular millennial Instagram poet, perfect for fans of Amanda Lovelace and Rupi Kaur.

Following her breakout debut Eighteen...


Tales of Darkness and Light

by Soso Tham Open Book Publishers (April 26, 2018)

Soso Tham was an Indian poet who worked at a time when English was slowly effacing the nuances of ancient Indian culture. Now, however, in Janet Hujon’s valuable translation, English is the very medium that...


Venus as a Bear

by Vahni Capildeo Carcanet Poetry (April 26, 2018)

The Poetry Book Society Summer 2018 Choice.

Vahni Capildeo’s Venus as a Bear collects poems on animals, art, language, the sea, thinghood, metaphor, description, and dance. They tend toward, and tend to, the...


Tears and Smiles, Years and Miles

by Anne Cain Melrose Books (April 19, 2018)

I am 59, quadriplegic with a strong family network: my husband John, two daughters Joanna and Charlotte (whose personal poems appear in this book) and not forgetting my parents who have done their utmost to...


The Collected Poetry of William Butler Yeats

by W. B. Yeats Digireads.com Publishing (April 17, 2018)

Born and educated in Dublin, Ireland, William Butler Yeats discovered early in his literary career a fascination with Irish folklore and the occult. Later awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923, Yeats...


For Every One

by Jason Reynolds Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (April 10, 2018)

Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times bestselling...


Eye Level

by Jenny Xie Graywolf Press (April 03, 2018)

Winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Juan Felipe Herrera

For years now, I’ve been using the wrong palette.

Each year with its itchy blue, as the bruise of solitude reaches...


Wade in the Water

by Tracy K. Smith Graywolf Press (April 03, 2018)

The extraordinary new poetry collection by Tracy K. Smith, the Poet Laureate of the United States

Even the men in black armor, the ones

Jangling handcuffs and keys, what else

Are they so buffered against, if not...


The Books of Catullus

by Gaius Valerius Catullus & Simon Smith Carcanet Classics (March 29, 2018)

The Books of Catullus is the first full English translation to take the Roman poet at his word. Simon Smith’s versions are scholarly yet eccentric, mapping theme and register to contemporary equivalents (such...


Rough Breathing

by Harry Gilonis Carcanet Poetry (March 29, 2018)

For over three decades Harry Gilonis’s poetry has milled cheerfully in the literary avant-garde: Rough Breathing is the first substantial gathering of his poems. Most previously appeared in small-press publications...


Requiem and Poem without a Hero

by Anna Akhmatova & D. M. Thomas Swallow Press (March 26, 2018)

With this edition of Requiem and Poem without a Hero, Swallow Press presents two of Anna Akhmatova's best-known works, ones that represent the poet at full maturity, and that most trenchantly process the trauma...


Water at the Roots

by Philip Britts, Jennifer Harries & David Kline Plough Publishing House (March 20, 2018)

  • Author is a British Wendell Berry: rooted in the hard experience of making a living on the land and the realities of becoming a refugee in a world at war
  • Author’s background and experience as a naturalist,...


Secret Keeper

by Kerry Hammerton Modjaji Books (March 07, 2018)

In poems that memorialise and celebrate both the extraordinary and every day with unnerving clarity, Kerry Hammerton traverses the landscapes of loss and living, recalling the weight of past loves, new life...


Registers of Illuminated Villages

by Tarfia Faizullah Graywolf Press (March 06, 2018)

“Tarfia Faizullah is a poet of brave and unflinching vision.” —Natasha Trethewey

Somebody is always singing. Songs

were not allowed. Mother said,

Dance and the bells will sing with you.

I slithered. Glass...


Doubtful Harbor

by Idris Anderson & Sherrod Santos Ohio University Press (March 01, 2018)

In Doubtful Harbor, Idris Anderson turns wandering into art. From large landscapes to the minutest details, she seeks with each poem to convey the world more clearly, acutely, and exquisitely. As she meditates...


Four Sides Full

by Vona Groarke Gallery Books (February 28, 2018)

This is above all a poised voice — Selected Poems evidences a poet of great self-awareness and meticulous craft. — Caitríona O’Reilly, The Irish Times

Four Sides Full is a personal essay by one of Ireland’s...


Friday's Child

by Brian Mountford Christian Alternative (February 23, 2018)

Brian Mountford has chosen thirty five poems which explore the human experience of suffering and redemption, accompanied by his own thoughtful and witty commentary. The collection contains secular and sacred...


Assembly Lines

by Jane Commane Bloodaxe Books (February 22, 2018)

Assembly Lines asks what it means to be here and now, in post-industrial towns and cities of the heartlands that are forever on the periphery. From schools and workplaces and lives lived in ‘a different town,...


A Quarter of an Hour

by Leanne O'Sullivan Bloodaxe Books (February 22, 2018)

In 2013, Leanne O’Sullivan’s husband Andrew suffered a severe infection in his brain. He spent just over three weeks in a coma, during which time his temperature soared to 42 degrees. When he finally woke...


Negative Space

by Luljeta Lleshanaku & Ani Gjika Bloodaxe Books (February 22, 2018)

Albania’s Luljeta Lleshanaku grew up in negative space, living under family house arrest during the years of Enver Hoxha’s autocratic communist rule. Her recent poems are a response to what was missing then,...


alphabet

by Inger Christensen & Susannah Nied Bloodaxe Books (February 22, 2018)

Inger Christensen (1935-2009) was both a virtuoso and a paradox. Her fiction, drama, essays and children’s books won her wide acclaim in Denmark and other European countries, but it is her poetry – spanning...


Shrines of Upper Austria

by Phoebe Power Carcanet Poetry (February 22, 2018)

A Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

Wandering in central Europe, a traveller observes and records a landscape of lakes, folk culture and uneasy histories. Phoebe Power’s Shrines of Upper Austria gathers numerous...


Blotter

by Oli Hazzard Carcanet Poetry (February 22, 2018)

Oli Hazzard’s Blotter consists of five sequences, each constructed using a different process. In ‘Graig Syfyrddin’ notes on hillwalking in the Welsh marches – the poet’s former home – alternate with...


Unearthly Toys

by Ned Denny Carcanet Poetry (February 22, 2018)

Ned Denny's Unearthly Toys are treacherous playthings, as rigorously structured as they are thematically unsettling, a 'rhapsody of rags gathered from several dung-hills, excrements of authors, toys and fopperies...


An Autumn Wind

by Derek Mahon Gallery Books (February 21, 2018)

Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941, studied at Trinity College, Dublin, and the Sorbonne, and has held journalistic and academic appointments in London and New York. A member of Aosdána (the Irish Association...


Idylls of the King

by Alfred Lord Tennyson Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Idylls are a series of twelve long blank verse poems by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, telling the tale of Arthur and his round table. While some of them are stories of adventure and daring of the kind you’d expect...


North of Boston

by Robert Frost Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

North of Boston is Robert Frost’s second collection of poetry. It includes some of his more famous poems, like “Mending Wall,” “Home Burial,” and “After Apple-Picking.”


Lyrical Ballads

by William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Lyrical Ballads is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and his friend and contemporary, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. A hugely influential work, Lyrical Ballads is generally acknowledged to have started the...


Sonnets from the Portuguese

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Sonnets from the Portuguese is a collection of forty-four love sonnets. Despite what the title suggests, Browning in fact composed the sonnets in English. She decided to frame them as “translations” because...


Gitanjali

by Rabindranath Tagore Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Widely regarded as one of the most important figures in Indian (and more specifically Bengali) literary history, Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian (and indeed the first person outside Europe) to win the...


Further

by Terry Gillmore Terence Gillmore (February 13, 2018)

Further, named after Ken Kesey's bus, is a collection of poems that traces a poet's life in the the sixties and seventies. The poetic influences of Basho, Buddhism, Blake, W.C. Williams, Olson and others are...


Love & Spirit

by Terry Gillmore Terence Gillmore (February 13, 2018)

In this collection of poems, 'Love & Spirit', Terry Gillmore examines love, matters of the spirit and of our time. 

His first collection, 'Further', identified him as a poet of unique voice and content.

In 'Surviving...


If God Invented Baseball

by E. Ethelbert Miller City Point Press (February 13, 2018)

Here are poems that celebrate and interpret the game by one of America's finest poets. They are for everyone who has experienced the magic released when three holy things come together: bat, ball and glove.

...


Soul Vagina

by Nomxolisi Ndlangana & Michael Kelly Nomxolisi Ndlangana (February 13, 2018)

Soul Vagina is a debut collection from the fearless South African poet Nomxolisi Ndlangana who takes the reader on a woman's pilgrimage to the core of self identity. The work speaks of a love of self and the...


Voices in the Air

by Naomi Shihab Nye Greenwillow Books (February 13, 2018)

Acclaimed and award-winning poet, teacher, and National Book Award finalist Naomi Shihab Nye’s uncommon and unforgettable voice offers readers peace, humor, inspiration, and solace. This volume of almost one...


The Nameless Places

by Richard Lambert Arc Publications (February 08, 2018)

A hotel with mysterious guests, a city where the moon wanders, an abandoned seaside pavilion, are some of the places visited in this, Richard Lambert's second collection. Structured around a movement from city...


Window-cleaner Sees Paintings

by Menno Wigman & David Colmer Arc Publications (February 08, 2018)

The master of pulsing, post-modern poetic rhythms, Menno Wigman's reputation is assured as one of the Netherlands' leading poets. And as perhaps his country's most exciting poet in terms of form: "a craftsman...


House of Fact, House of Ruin

by Tom Sleigh Graywolf Press (February 06, 2018)

Tom Sleigh’s brilliant new collection is “full of the wonder and eloquence driving profound poetry” (Los Angeles Times)

You’ve got to put your pants on in the house of fact.

And in the house of fact, when...


Good Night, Good Night

by Dennis Lee & Qin Leng HarperCollins (February 06, 2018)

Good Night, Good Night collects some of Dennis Lee’s best-loved poems on the themes of bedtime and dreaming, brought to life by the warm and whimsical art of award-winning illustrator Qin Leng. This board...


Endeavour

by Michael Abraham Falugi VERTEX II (February 02, 2018)

In his new collection of poetry and abstract paintings, Michael Falugi, evokes poetic images through his words and paintings, where fantasy and reality intertwine in a seamless fashion.

His poetry and paintings...


Poetry

by The Wild Word The Wild Word (February 02, 2018)

POETRY FROM THE WILD

In this inaugural anthology, over 90 talented poets respond to the themes that inspired the first year of the Wild Word Magazine. Our secrets, our loves, our private revolutions, the filth...


Shapes, Shades and Faces

by Moferefere Lekorotsoana African Perspectives Publishing (February 01, 2018)

"Like looking into a mirror, the poet surveys his life and relationships asking probing questions, making resolutions along the way ? 'be willing to hear from the seasons' he writes, evoking ideas of looking...


Octaves

by John Watson Ginninderra Press (February 01, 2018)

In Montparnasse between the wars, Kiki, ‘Queen of Montparnasse’, danced and sang; Prévert created Baptiste there; Desnos travelled astrally, then woke to harvest the crop; painters – Kisling, Pascin,...


My Heart Cracked Open and It Bled, Second Edition: A Collection of Poetry & Prose

by Piérre Ramon Thomas Humble Turtle Publishing (February 01, 2018)

My Heart Cracked Open and It Bled is the result of what happened when a man was broken by insensitive criticism. The compositions that followed were emotional illustrations of the pain of rejection and severe...