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The Truth About Magic

by Atticus St. Martin's Publishing Group (September 10, 2019)

From the internationally bestselling author of The Dark Between Stars and Love Her Wild, Instagram sensation Atticus returns with another romantic and deeply moving collection.

In his third collection of poems,...


100 Poems

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 20, 2019)

Selected poems from a Nobel laureate

Seamus Heaney had the idea to make a personal selection of poems from across the entire arc of his writing life, a collection small yet comprehensive enough to serve as an...


Be Recorder

by Carmen Giménez Smith Graywolf Press (August 06, 2019)

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Poetry

Carmen Giménez Smith dares to demand renewal for a world made unrecognizable

Be Recorder offers readers a blazing way forward into an as yet unmade world. The...


Little Glass Planet

by Dobby Gibson Graywolf Press (May 21, 2019)

The poems in Dobby Gibson’s new book transform the everyday into the revelatory

Little Glass Planet exults in the strangeness of the known and unknowable world. In poems set as far afield as Mumbai and Marfa,...


Mosses and Lichens

by Devin Johnston Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 07, 2019)

A new collection from the author of Traveler

Not days of anger

but days of mild congestion,

infants of inconstant sorrow,

days of foam in gutters,

blossoms and snow

mingling where they fall,

a spring of cold profusion....


Brute

by Emily Skaja Graywolf Press (April 02, 2019)

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...


A Piece of Good News

by Katie Peterson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 26, 2019)

A rich and challenging new collection from the young award-winning poet

In those days I began to see light under every

bushel basket, light nearly splitting

the sides of the bushel basket. Light came

through the...


The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume II

by T. S. Eliot, Christopher Ricks & Jim McCue Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 04, 2018)

The second volume of the first paperback edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot

This two-volume critical edition of T. S. Eliot’s poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909–1962, rectifying accidental...


The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume I

by T. S. Eliot, Christopher Ricks & Jim McCue Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 04, 2018)

The first volume of the first paperback edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot

This two-volume critical edition of T. S. Eliot’s poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909–1962, rectifying accidental...


Asymmetry

by Adam Zagajewski & Clare Cavanagh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 20, 2018)

A stunning new collection from Poland’s leading poet

Give me back my childhood,

republic of loquacious sparrows,

measureless thickets of nettles

and the timid wood owl's nightly sobs.

One of the most vibrant voices...


Peaches Goes It Alone

by Frederick Seidel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 13, 2018)

A stunning new collection from a “beguiling and magisterial” poet (The New York Times Book Review)

This is the End of Days.

This is what we’ve been waiting for always.

I walked over to the Hudson River, heading...


The Lioness Awakens

by Lauren Eden St. Martin's Press (November 06, 2018)

The Lioness Awakens is an illustrated work of short poems with a bite. Lauren Eden writes provocative poetry about love, sexuality, heartbreak, and feminism, combined in a creative expression of female empowerment...


Amid Thirsty Vines

by Alfa St. Martin's Publishing Group (October 09, 2018)

Themes of self-discovery, tending the garden of the soul, and nurturing yourself into blossom, Amid Thirsty Vines by Instagram poetry star Alfa is the collection you need to feel the power of the beautiful flowers...


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...


I Find You in the Darkness

by Alfa St. Martin's Publishing Group (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...


Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl

by Diane Seuss Graywolf Press (May 01, 2018)

Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award

Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

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

Still life...


Wade in the Water

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

Shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize

Finalist for the Forward Prize for Best Collection

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

Even the men in black armor,...


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...


A Scattering and Anniversary

by Christopher Reid Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 10, 2017)

An exploration of love and loss by the renowned Costa Award–winning poet

You lived at such speed that the ballpoint script

running aslant and fading

across the faded blue

can scarcely keep up. Many words are...


The Body's Question

by Tracy K. Smith & Kevin Young Graywolf Press (September 05, 2017)

The debut collection by the Poet Laureate of the United States

* Winner of the 2002 Cave Canem Poetry Prize *

You are pure appetite. I am pure

Appetite. You are a phantom

In that far-off city where daylight

Climbs...


Don't Call Us Dead

by Danez Smith Graywolf Press (September 05, 2017)

Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry

Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection

“[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”—The New...


So Where Are We?

by Lawrence Joseph Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 22, 2017)

“So where are we?” asks Lawrence Joseph in the title poem of his powerful and moving sixth book of poetry. Beginning where his acclaimed collection Into It left off, amid the worldwide violence unleashed...


Half-light

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2018, National Book Award for Poetry 2017

by Frank Bidart Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 15, 2017)

The collected works of one of contemporary poetry’s most original voices

Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary...


Lessons on Expulsion

by Erika L. Sánchez Graywolf Press (July 11, 2017)

An award-winning and hard-hitting new voice in contemporary American poetry

The first time I ever came the light was weak and carnivorous.

I covered my eyes and the night cleared its dumb throat.

I heard my mother...


Some Say

by Maureen N. McLane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 03, 2017)

A dazzling collection of poems exploring the mental landscape of our moment

Maureen N. McLane’s Some Say revolves around a dazzling “old sun.” Here are poems on sex and death; here are poems testing the...


New Collected Poems

by Marianne Moore & Heather Cass White Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 20, 2017)

A landmark definitive edition of one of our most innovative and beloved poets

The landmark oeuvre of Marianne Moore, one of the major inventors of poetic modernism, has had no straight path from beginning to...


Hymns & Qualms

by Peter Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 23, 2017)

“[Peter Cole’s] poetry is perhaps most remarkable for its combination of intellectual rigor with delight in surface, for how its prosody returns each abstraction to the body, linking thought and breath,...


Before Dawn on Bluff Road / Hollyhocks in the Fog

by August Kleinzahler Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 09, 2017)

A collection of August Kleinzahler’s best poems, divided—like his life—between New Jersey and San Francisco

When August Kleinzahler won the 2004 Griffin Poetry Prize for his collection The Strange Hours...


The Half-Finished Heaven

by Tomas Transtromer & Robert Bly Graywolf Press (May 09, 2017)

From the Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature

The contemporary Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer is a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature and has a prestigious worldwide reputation. Robert Bly, a...


40 Sonnets

by Don Paterson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 02, 2017)

This collection, which won the 2015 Costa Poetry Award, is an exhibition of the Dundee-born poet’s stunningly accomplished adoption of the sonnet’s ancient structure

This collection from Don Paterson, his...


Said Not Said

by Fred Marchant Graywolf Press (May 02, 2017)

“Fred Marchant teaches and awakens the soul.” —Maxine Hong Kingston

someone in Benghazi with a hose in one hand

uses his free one to wipe down the corpse

water flows over the body and down

a tilted steel tray...


Afterland

by Mai Der Vang Graywolf Press (April 04, 2017)

The 2016 winner of the Walt Whitman Award of the Academy of American Poets, selected by Carolyn Forché

When I make the crossing, you must not be taken no matter what

the current gives. When we reach the camp,...


WHEREAS

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2017

by Layli Long Soldier Graywolf Press (March 07, 2017)

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...


Cinder

by Susan Stewart Graywolf Press (February 07, 2017)

“One of the finest poets of the last fifty years.” —Salt

to the Nth, like the truth of an ending

unskeined across the crust of the white field.

Though it happened only once, I

am sending the thought

of the...


Falling Ill

by C. K. Williams Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 03, 2017)

A capstone to an unforgettable career

Over the past half century, the great shape-shifting poet C. K. Williams took upon himself the poet’s task: to record with candor and ardor “the burden of being alive.”...


Selected Poems 1968-2014

by Paul Muldoon Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 22, 2016)

“The most significant English-Language poet born since the second world war.” —The Times Literary Supplement

Selected Poems 1968–2014 offers forty-six years of work drawn from twelve individual collections...


Hammer Is the Prayer

by Christian Wiman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 15, 2016)

A visionary selection from one of America’s foremost poets

One of the most distinctive voices in contemporary American poetry, Christian Wiman has forged a singular style that fuses a vivid and propulsive music...


There Now

by Eamon Grennan Graywolf Press (October 04, 2016)

"Few poets are as generous as Eamon Grennan in the sheer volume of delight his poems convey." --Billy Collins

. . . there goes the sudden shriek

of the blackbird . . . all alive inside the inhuman

breath-pattern...


Blackacre

by Monica Youn Graywolf Press (September 06, 2016)

*Winner of the William Carlos Williams Award*

*National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist*

*Included in The New York Times Best Poetry of 2016*

*Named one of The Washington Post's Best Poetry Collections of 2016*...


Standoff

by David Rivard Graywolf Press (August 02, 2016)

I often feel as though I've entered

a standoff between what

happens around me & what's

going on inside--& this life

that goes on & on inside my head

goes on & on & on it seems

almost without me, as

it has since...


Rapture

by Carol Ann Duffy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 03, 2016)

Winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize, "essential reading for the broken-hearted of all ages" (The Guardian)

The effortless virtuosity, drama, and humanity of Carol Ann Duffy's verse have made her much admired among...


Aeneid Book VI

by Seamus Heaney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 03, 2016)

A masterpiece from one of the greatest poets of the century

In a momentous publication, Seamus Heaney's translation of Book VI of the Aeneid, Virgil's epic poem composed sometime between 29 and 19 BC, follows...


Standing Water

by Eleanor Chai Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 12, 2016)

A profound literary debut that recounts a child’s singular story

Since I made you, you may

imagine I set myself on fire

or better, say: you lit the funeral pyre

from ten thousand days away.

A young woman...


Waiting for the Past

by Les Murray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 05, 2016)

A new collection of poems from Les Murray that renews and transforms the contemporary world through language

In Waiting for the Past, Les Murray employs his molten sense of language to renew and transform our...


Rapture

by Sjohnna McCray Graywolf Press (April 05, 2016)

Because I can never say anything

plainly. Because I always stutter

politely. Because there's always the chatter

before the kiss.

--from "In Need of Subtitles"

In this award-winning debut, Sjohnna McCray movingly...


The Swimmer

by John Koethe Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 15, 2016)

A searching new collection from America’s philosopher-poet

John Koethe, in his tenth volume of poetry, investigates the capricious nature of everyday life, “the late-night jazz, great sex and all / The human...


99 Poems

by Dana Gioia Graywolf Press (March 01, 2016)

So much of what we live goes on inside—

The diaries of grief, the tongue-tied aches

Of unacknowledged love are no less real

For having passed unsaid. What we conceal

Is always more than what we dare confide.

Think...


The Darkening Trapeze

by Larry Levis & David St. John Graywolf Press (January 05, 2016)

The empty bar that someone was supposed to swing to him

Did not arrive, & so his outstretched flesh itself became

A darkening trapeze. The two other acrobats were thieves.

--from "Elegy with a Darkening Trapeze...


War Music

by Christopher Logue & Christopher Reid Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 05, 2016)

A remarkable hybrid of translation, adaptation, and invention

Picture the east Aegean sea by night,

And on a beach aslant its shimmering

Upwards of 50,000 men

Asleep like spoons beside their lethal Fleet.

“Your...


The Love Bomb

by James Fenton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 22, 2015)

Three Libretti—Ranging In Setting From Ancient Jerusalem To Pre-Apocalyptic London—From An Acclaimed Poet

This volume of libretti marks new work—and new terrain—for James Fenton. Commissioned by companies...