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  • Citizen

    An American Lyric

    * 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:The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. L... ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Sunflower Cast a Spell To Save Us From The Void

    by Jackie Wang ...
    2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR POETRYThe poems in The Sunflower Cast A Spell To Save Us From The Void read like dispatches from the dream world, with Jackie Wang acting as our trusted comrade reporting across time and space. By sharing her personal index of dreams with its scenes of solidarity and resilience, interpersonal conflict and outlaw jouissance, Wang embodies historical trauma and ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Hard Damage

    by Aria Aber ...
    series The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry
    Hard Damage works to relentlessly interrogate the self and its shortcomings. In lyric and documentary poems and essayistic fragments, Aria Aber explores the historical and personal implications of Afghan American relations. Drawing on material dating back to the 1950s, she considers the consequences of these relations—in particular the funding of the Afghan mujahedeen, which led to the Taliban and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Blackacre

    Poems

    by Monica Youn ...
    *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** Longlisted for the National Book Award*“Blackacre” is a centuries-old legal fiction—a placeholder name for a hypothetical estate. Treacherously lush or alluringly bleak, these poems ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Bell Jar

    by Sylvia Plath ...
    The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • The Complete Walt Whitman

    Drum-Taps, Leaves of Grass, Patriotic Poems, Complete Prose Works, Wound Dresser, Letters

    by Walt Whitman ...
    Walt Whitman is widely regarded as one of the greats of American literature, despite causing great controversy in his own era, due to the apparent 'obscenity' of his works – in particular for his poetic masterpiece “Leaves of Grass”.This huge collection contains ALL of Walt Whitman's works – both poetry and prose. These have been separated into chapters based on the books in which they were ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Devotions

    The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

    by Mary Oliver ...
    **A New York Times Bestseller, chosen as Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club“No matter where one starts reading, Devotions offers much to love, from Oliver's exuberant dog poems to selections from the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Primitive, and Dream Work, one of her exceptional collections. Perhaps more important, the luminous writing provides respite from our crazy ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • A Street in Bronzeville

    A Library of America eBook Classic

    Gwendolyn Brooks was one of the most accomplished and acclaimed poets of the last century, the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize and the first black woman to serve as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress—the forerunner of the U.S. Poet Laureate. Here, in an exclusive Library of America E-Book Classic edition, is her groundbreaking first book of poems, a searing portrait of ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • A Fortune for Your Disaster

    “When an author’s unmitigated brilliance shows up on every page, it’s tempting to skip a description and just say, Read this! Such is the case with this breathlessly powerful, deceptively breezy book of poetry.” —Booklist, Starred ReviewIn his much-anticipated follow-up to The Crown Ain't Worth Much, poet, essayist, biographer, and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib has written a book of poems about ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • HULL

    In this debut collection by African American poet Xandria Phillips, HULL explores emotional impacts of colonialism and racism on the Black queer body and the present-day emotional impacts of enslavement in urban, rural, and international settings. HULL is lyrical, layered, history-ridden, experimental, textured, adorned, ecstatic, and emotionally investigative. ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Biografía para encontrarme

    El libro inédito de Mario Benedetti (1920-2009).Benedetti seleccionó y preparó la edición de estos poemas a lo largo de sus últimos meses de vida.«Cuando la poesía abre sus puertas es como si cambiáramos de mundo.»Durante los dos últimos años de su vida, Mario Benedetti corrigió, reescribió y ordenó estos sesenta y dos poemas. Biografía para encontrarme nos invita a descubrir o reencontrarnos con ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

    This single volume brings together all of Poe's stories and poems, and illuminates the diverse and multifaceted genius of one of the greatest and most influential figures in American literary history. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Blood Flower

    by Pamela Uschuk ...
    In Blood Flower, passionate imagery married to music bursts from each line pushing out the boundaries of Uschuk’s earlier poems. It continues themes in Uschuk’s American Book Award winner, Crazy Love. The poems braid the startling, sometimes brutal stories of her Russian/Czech immigrant family during the McCarthy Era in a conservative Michigan farming community with stories of courageous ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Selected Poems

    by Walt Whitman ...
    series Dover Thrift Editions
    In his unconventional verse, Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful, sensual, oratorical, and inspiring voice. His most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was a long-term project that the poet compared to the building of a cathedral or the slow growth of a tree. During his lifetime, from 1819 to 1892, it went through nine editions. Today it is regarded as a landmark of American literature.This volume ... Read more

    $3.50 USD

  • The Collected Poems of Ai

    by Ai ...
    “Ai is a truthteller picking her way through the burning rocks of racial and sexual lies.”—Joy HarjoBefore her untimely death in 2010, Ai, known for her searing dramatic monologues, was hailed as “one of the most singular voices of her generation” (New York Times Book Review). Now for the first time, all eight books by this essential and uniquely American poet have been gathered in one volume. ... Read more

    $27.99 USD $25.19 USD

  • Ariel: The Restored Edition

    by Sylvia Plath ...
    “Made up of poems that are so original in their style and so startlingly accomplished in their confessional voice that they helped change the direction of contemporary poetry, Ariel is a masterpiece.” — New York ObserverSylvia Plath's famous collection, as she intended it.When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. When her ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Upgraded to Serious

    Heather McHugh is one of the country’s leading poetsMcHugh’s books earn national publicity, including New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” nods and reviews in major metro dailies, all the trade magazines, and academic journalsprevious titles have been National Book Award finalists and short-listed for the PulitzerMcHugh is very well connected within the poetry world, including eight years as ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Feeler

    series Quarternote Chapbook Series
    Since Heather McHugh first began publishing her poems in 1968, poetry readers have marveled at the immensity and range of her gift. There seems to be nothing that McHugh can’t do with words and do with high wit and sonic brilliance. In her chapbook Feeler, McHugh takes on the fraught subject of empathy—how much we feel, and do, for the afflicted. It also addresses the relation between thought and ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Posturas para una cama queen size

    series poesía
    Desde una cama tan ancha, alguien sueña y al reacomodar su cuerpo encuentra las posibilidades de un sexo tántrico, el coeficiente de mordida de los carnívoros y un fugaz viaje por la política mexicana, el narcotráfico, la poesía cursi y las nínfulas que deambulan por la vida cotidiana. El resultado es un tobogán de imágenes, música y sensaciones cuya desembocadura, por inesperada, dejará ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Tropic of Squalor

    Poems

    by Mary Karr ...
    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. Now the beloved author returns with a collection of bracing poems as visceral and deeply felt and hilarious as her memoirs. In Tropic of Squalor, Karr dares to address the numinous—that ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Many by Poe, Dickinson, Nash, Key, and Other Baltimore Poets

    Selected poems from a collection of Baltimore poets

    This volume contains selected works from several poets that are available in the public domain. All the poets have some connection to the city of Baltimore, Maryland, which was the primary reason for thieeir inclusion. The most famous of these poets are, of course, Edgar Allan Poe, who is, perhaps most famous for his macabre wrtings, but whose poetry is still valued today, Emily Dickinson, who is ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Collected Poems Of Muriel Rukeyser

    Muriel Rukeyser held a visionary belief in the human capacity to create social change through language. She earned an international reputation as a powerful voice against enforced silences of all kind, against the violence of war, poverty, and racism. Her eloquent poetry of witness-of the Scottsboro Nine, the Spanish Civil War, the poisoning of the Gauley Bridge laborers-split the darkness ... Read more

    $23.79 USD

  • Kabir

    Ecstatic Poems

    by Robert Bly ...
    Originally published in 1976, with more than 75,000 copies in print, this collection of poems by fifteenth-century ecstatic poet Kabir is full of fun and full of thought. Columbia University professor of religion John Stratton Hawley has contributed an introduction that makes clear Kabir's immense importance to the contemporary reader and praises Bly's intuitive translations.By making every reader ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Morning Haiku

    by Sonia Sanchez ...
    This new volume by the much-loved poet Sonia Sanchez, her first in over a decade, is music to the ears: a collection of haiku that celebrates the gifts of life and mourns the deaths of revered African American figures in the worlds of music, literature, art, and activism. In her verses, we hear the sounds of Max Roach "exploding in the universe," the "blue hallelujahs" of the Philadelphia Murals, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD