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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...


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...


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...


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....


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,...


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...


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...


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...


How to be a Poet

by Jo Bell Nine Arches Press (February 15, 2018)

How to be a Poet: A twenty-first century guide to writing well by Jo Bell and Jane Commane. With special guest essays from: Mona Arshi, Clive Birnie, Rishi Dastidar, Jonathan Davidson, Abi Palmer, Robert Peake...


Primers Volume Two

by Ben Bransfield Nine Arches Press (January 31, 2018)

In 2016, The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press launched their nationwide Primers scheme for a second time, in search of exciting new voices in poetry, with Jacob Sam-La Rose and Jane Commane as selecting editors....


Ticker-tape

by Rishi Dastidar Nine Arches Press (January 31, 2018)

From politics to pop, from the UK to California, wherever digital heartbeats flutter and stutter, Ticker-tape is a maximalist take on 21st century living. Rishi Dastidar’s first full collection showcases one...


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...


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....


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.”


Memory of Fire

by Clare Maynard Cambria Books (January 30, 2018)

Memory of Fire is a collection of poems composed by Clare Maynard while traveling between Wales and Germany and in other parts of Europe over a period of ten years. The majority of the poems were written in...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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 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,...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP A collection of quintessentially American poems, the seminal work of one of the most influential writers of the nineteenth century. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC...


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...


The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer Project Gutenberg (January 30, 2018)

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary, sidebars, and readers notes to help the modern reader appreciate Chaucer's richly layered tales. Includes the General Prologue and Five Most...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...