National Poetry Month Booklist

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50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me about the Multiverse By Karyna McGlynn Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781946448941
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Published: Sarabande Books - April 26th, 2022

"These are poems with teeth and tenderness and so much knowledge. You'd overlook their sharp, glinting beauty at your peril."
--Kathryn Nuernberger, author of The Witch of Eye and RUE



[...]: Poems By Fady Joudah Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781639551286
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 5th, 2024

From one of our most acclaimed contemporary writers, an urgent and essential collection of poems illuminating the visionary presence of Palestinians.Fady Joudah's powerful sixth collection of poems opens with, "I am unfinished business," articulating the ongoing pathos of the Palestinian people.


Homie: Poems By Danez Smith Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR POETRY
FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NAACP IMAGE AWARD FOR POETRY

Danez Smith is our president


Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems By Natalie Diaz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRY

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY

Natalie Diaz’s highly anticipated follow-up to When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award


Fog and Smoke: Poems By Katie Peterson Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374610890
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 2nd, 2024

Peterson unfurls the quotidian fabric of our lives, patterned with the difficulties of language and this moment.


Side Notes from the Archivist: Poems By Anastacia-Renee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063221710
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Published: Amistad - March 14th, 2023

The award-winning, genre-crossing writer demonstrates her power as a funkadelic and formidable feminist voice in this rich and beautiful collection of verse and image—a multi-part retrospective that traverses time, space, and reality to illuminate the expansiveness of Black femme lives.


This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets By Kwame Alexander Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780316417525
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - January 30th, 2024

A breathtaking poetry collection on hope, heart, and heritage from the most prominent and promising Black poets and writers of our time, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander.


Gay Poems for Red States By Willie Edward Taylor Carver Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813198125
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - June 6th, 2023

Songs of Mihyar the Damascene By Adonis, Kareem James Abu-Zeid (Translated by), Ivan Eubanks (Translated by), Robyn Creswell (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Adonis, Kareem James Abu-Zeid (Translated by), Ivan Eubanks (Translated by), Robyn Creswell (Introduction by)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780811227650
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Published: New Directions - April 30th, 2019

A brilliant new translation of the landmark poetry collection by “the most eloquent spokesman and explorer of Arabic modernity” (Edward Said)


Such Color: New and Selected Poems By Tracy K. Smith Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781644450963
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 16th, 2022

“Tracy K. Smith’s poetry is an awakening itself.” —Vogue


Four-Legged Girl: Poems By Diane Seuss Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977221
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 6th, 2015

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

"Diane Seuss writes with the intensity of a soothsayer." —Laura Kasischke

For, having imagined your body one way I found it to be another way, it was yielding,
but only as the Destroying Angel mushroom yields, its softness allied


Soft Science By Franny Choi Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781938584992
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Published: Alice James Books - April 2nd, 2019

Paris Review Staff Pick

A Book Riot Must-Read Poetry Collection


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Rose Petal Parchment By Mariana Costa (Illustrator), Emily Denis Cover Image
By Mariana Costa (Illustrator), Emily Denis
$14.99
ISBN: 9798670921701
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Published: Independently Published - April 19th, 2021

Free-spirited, whimsical, existential, empathetic - Four ways to describe this collection of poems. As she travels through life and the seven continents, Denis puts into words the feelings that transcend the limits of conversation.


New Poets of Native Nations By Heid E. Erdrich Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781555978099
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 10th, 2018

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


Raised by Wolves: Fifty Poets on Fifty Poems, A Graywolf Anthology By Graywolf Press (Editor) Cover Image
By Graywolf Press (Editor)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781644452660
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 23rd, 2024

Raised by Wolves is a unique and vibrant gathering of poems from Graywolf Press’s fifty years. The anthology is conceived as a community document: fifty Graywolf poets have selected fifty poems by Graywolf poets, offering insightful prose reflections on their selections.


Mothman Apologia (Yale Series of Younger Poets #116) By Robert Wood Lynn, Rae Armantrout (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robert Wood Lynn, Rae Armantrout (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780300261073
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Published: Yale University Press - March 22nd, 2022

This volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets explores love, grief, the opioid epidemic, and coming of age
 
“Elegiac and witty.”—Elisa Gabbert, New York Times, “The Best Poetry of 2022”
 
“These poems name the hurt wrought upon the meek that makes the elegy, here, as much an exaltation of the living as


Guillotine: Poems By Eduardo C. Corral Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450307
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 4th, 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY

The astonishing second collection by the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize


Citizen: An American Lyric By Claudia Rankine Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:


Punks: New & Selected Poems By John Keene Cover Image
$20.00
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ISBN: 9781737277521
Published: Song Cave - December 1st, 2021

A landmark collection of poetry by acclaimed fiction writer, translator, and MacArthur Fellow John Keene, PUNKS: NEW & SELECTED POEMS is a generous treasury in seven sections that spans decades and includes previously unpublished and brand new work. With depth and breadth, PUNKS weaves together historic narratives of loss, lust, and love.


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bone By Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Yrsa Daley-Ward, Kiese Laymon (Foreword by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143132615
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Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2017

“yrsa daley-ward’s bone is a symphony of breaking and mending. . . . she lays her hands on the pulse of the thing. . . . an expert storyteller. of the rarest. and purest kind.” —nayyirah waheed, author of salt.

From the celebrated poet Yrsa Daley-Ward, a poignant collection of poems about the heart, life, and the inner self.