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The Flame

by Leonard Cohen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 02, 2018)

“There are very, very few people who occupy the ground that Leonard Cohen walks on.” —BONO

Named a Fall Read by Esquire, The Washington Post, TIME and Vanity Fair

The Flame is the final work from Leonard...


The Lumberjack's Dove

by GennaRose Nethercott Ecco (October 02, 2018)

“Serious art does not need to be weighty or explicitly topical. It can be, as it is here, apparently as light as a feather: The Lumberjack’s Dove is, in its manner, a folktale; it is also a meditation on...


Like

by A. E. Stallings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 25, 2018)

A stunning new collection by the award-winning young poet and translator

Like, that currency of social media, is a little word with infinite potential; it can be nearly any part of speech. Without it, there is...


You Only Love Me When I'm Suffering

by Jon Lupin & The Poetry Bandit St. Martin's Press (September 18, 2018)

If you’re going to let me burn,

the least you could do

is stick around

and watch the show.

You Only Love Me When I’m Suffering is a naked and powerful poetic portrait of love, heartbreak, and restoration. In...


American Journal

by Tracy K. Smith Graywolf Press (September 04, 2018)

A landmark anthology envisioned by Tracy K. Smith, Poet Laureate of the United States

American Journal presents fifty contemporary poems that explore and celebrate our country and our lives. Poet Laureate of...


Human Hours

by Catherine Barnett Graywolf Press (September 04, 2018)

The triumphant follow-up collection to The Game of Boxes, winner of the James Laughlin Award

Catherine Barnett’s tragicomic third collection, Human Hours, shuttles between a Whitmanian embrace of others and...


The Dark Between Stars

by Atticus Atria Books (September 04, 2018)

From the internationally bestselling author of Love Her Wild comes The Dark Between Stars, a new illustrated collection of heartfelt, whimsical, and romantic poems from Instagram poetry sensation, Atticus.

Atticus,...


Poet in New York

by Federico Garcia Lorca, Greg Simon & Steven F. White Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 14, 2018)

A newly revised edition of the insightful poetic cycle by one of the key figures of modern literature

Written while Federico García Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929–30, Poet in New York is...


I Find You in the Darkness

by Alfa St. Martin's Press (August 14, 2018)

Soul connection. Love. Heartbreak. Alfa knows them all, and I Find You in the Darkness will lead you down her twisting paths of passion and pain with the poetry that has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people...


Poetry

by Wilfred Owen Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Wilfred Owen was a soldier and poet during the second half of the first World War. His poetry, contrary to the propaganda of the time, dealt with the horrors of front-line trench warfare and was written at least...


Robert Lowell's Language of the Self

by Katherine Wallingford The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Katharine Wallingford's incisive study treats Robert Lowell's work as a poetry of self-examination and explores the ways in which he used methods common to psychoanalysis and other forms of psychotherapy in...


The Poems of Phillis Wheatley

by Phillis Wheatley The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

For nearly thirty-five years Julian Mason's The Poems of Phillis Wheatley (1966) has been the standard edition of the poems and letters of this young black poet of eighteenth-century Boston. This new edition...


She Must Be Mad: the bestselling poetry debut of 2018

by Charly Cox HQ (July 12, 2018)

‘Poetry meets mental health in Charly Cox’s brave and beautiful She Must Be Mad.’ Stylist Magazine ‘Reading this book made me feel less alone.’ Mashable

She Must be Mad explores coming-of-age: the...


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...


Return of the Gift

by Michael O'Neill Arc Publications (July 09, 2018)

Michael O'Neill's Return of the Gift is a volume about what is given and what is lost. Writing unsentimentally and with insight about powerful subjects such as the death of his mother, caring for his father,...


Twist

by Pippa Little Arc Publications (June 29, 2018)

Twist is a slant look at the connections binding us together – familial, social, political – in poems which range from the curious and disturbing to memories and evocations of the ordinary magic at work...


The English River

by Virginia Astley Bloodaxe Books (June 21, 2018)

Virginia Astley has been a much admired songwriter and musician since the 1980s, known for her engaging lyrics as well as for her melodious style. Now her other two passions take centre stage in this book: poetry...


John Skelton, Priest As Poet

by Arthur F. Kinney The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

Kinney shows how the Mass, the Divine Offices, and the liturgy underlie the themes and image clusters of Skelton's poems and argues that liturgical music, especially the plainsong, informs all of Skelton's meters....


Sylvia Plath

by Jon Rosenblatt The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

The author shows how Plath's remarkable lyric dramas define a private ritual process. The book deals with the emotional material from which Plath's poetry arises and the specific ritual transformations she dramatizes....


A Time of Bees

by Mona Van Duyn The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

The twenty-five poems included in this collection present a poet mature in both craft and perception and possessed of a fine capacity for being both lyric and analytic at the same time. There is no posturing,...


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

2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry #2

by Jenny Xie Graywolf Press (April 03, 2018)

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY

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...


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...