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  • Digital Smiles

    by E. Hughes ...
    E. Hughes releases her final book of poetry, Digital Smiles (February 2024). Digital Smiles is written in both rhyme and free verse. The themes in Digital Smiles offers observations and sometimes criticism of society, how human beings engage each other on social media, the importance of time, death, and our responsibility to the humanity of others.Disinformation by E. HughesDisinformationis ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Removal Acts

    * FINALIST FOR THE 2023 CALIBA GOLDEN POPPY BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY *Drawing its title from the 1863 Federal Act that banished the Dakota people from their homelands, this remarkable debut collection reckons with the present-day repercussions of historical violence. Through an array of brief lyrics, visual forms, chronologies, and sequences, these virtuosic poems trace a path through the labyrinth ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Leaves of Grass

    by Walt Whitman ...
    Series series Starbooks Classics Collection
    Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several editions until his death. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking", and in later editions, Whitman's elegy ... Read more

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  • Selected Poems 2

    1976 - 1986

    Selected Poems 2 is an essential collection from the critically acclaimed, bestselling author Margaret Atwood, tracing her work from 1976-1986.Celebrated as a major novelist throughout the English-speaking world, Margaret Atwood is also one of our most significant contemporary poets.Selected Poems 2 presents her work in the decade following 1976—important years of change and new themes in her ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Postcolonial Love Poem


    by Natalie Diaz ...
    **WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRYFINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRYNatalie Diaz’s highly anticipated follow-up to When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award**Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz’s brilliant second collection demands that every body carried in its pages—bodies of language, land, rivers, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Console


    by Colin Channer ...
    The second collection by "one of the most significant literary figures in the Caribbean" (The Globe and Mail).Assured but chance-inflected, ever rooted in the local but always world-aware, Console reconsiders languages, geographies, and memories as luminous soundscapes. With lyric dexterity, Colin Channer jolts old notions of New England, cross-fading from the Berkshires to Anguilla, from ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Essential June Jordan

    by June Jordan ...
    "...This volume of verse displays the undeniable legacy June Jordan left on both our literature and culture. Collected here are blazing examples of poetry as activism, stanzas that speak truth to power and speak out against violence against women and police brutality. But Jordan also speaks on the significance of hope, mixing, as Brown puts it, 'the doom and devastation made mundane through media ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Time Is a Mother

    by Ocean Vuong ...
    **The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong"Take your time with these poems, and return to them often.” —The Washington PostHow else do we return to ourselves but to foldThe page so it points to the good partIn this deeply intimate second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong searches for life among the aftershocks of his mother’s death, embodying the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Lights


    by Ben Lerner ...
    A New Yorker Essential Read of 2023Named a Best Book of 2023 by The Washington Post, Vulture, NPR, Financial Times, The Telegraph, and Electric LiteratureA formally ambitious and intensely felt new volume from the author of 10:04 and The Topeka School.The Lights is a constellation of verse and prose, voice mails ... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • For All of Us, One Today

    An Inaugural Poet's Journey

    For All of Us, One Today is a fluid, poetic story anchored by Richard Blanco’s experiences as the inaugural poet in 2013, and beyond. In this brief and evocative narrative, he shares for the first time his journey as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • When My Brother Was an Aztec

    by Natalie Diaz ...
    "I write hungry sentences," Natalie Diaz once explained in an interview, "because they want more and more lyricism and imagery to satisfy them." This debut collection is a fast-paced tour of Mojave life and family narrative: A sister fights for or against a brother on meth, and everyone from Antigone, Houdini, Huitzilopochtli, and Jesus is invoked and invited to hash it out. These darkly humorous ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Root Fractures


    *One of LitHub’s Poetry Books to Read in 2024**One of The Millions’s Must Read Poetry Books of Winter 2024*National Book Award finalist Diana Khoi Nguyen’s second poetry collection, a haunting of a family’s past upon its present, and a frank reckoning with how loss and displacement transform mothers and daughters across generations.In Root Fractures, Diana Khoi Nguyen excavates the moments ... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Best American Poetry 2023

    Series series The Best American Poetry series
    Award-winning poet Elaine Equi selects the poems for the 2023 edition of The Best American Poetry, “a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune).Since its debut in 1988, The Best American Poetry series has been “one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets). Each volume presents some of the year’s most striking and innovative poems, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Poem Bitten By a Man

    by Brian Teare ...
    *Written in 2021-2022 out of a single poem commissioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art in honor of Jasper John’s Mind/Mirror retrospective. Author wanted to write a formally analogous poem to the Jasper Johns painting entitled Fool’s House, since something about the painting gave him a way to finally write about his own breakup.*This capacious work is a tribute to elder artists, friends, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Your Emergency Contact Has Experienced an Emergency

    by Chen Chen ...
    What happens when everything falls away, when those you call on in times of need are themselves calling out for rescue?In his highly anticipated second collection, Chen Chen continues his investigation of family, both blood and chosen, examining what one inherits and what one invents, as a queer Asian American living through an era of Trump, mass shootings, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Always at ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Lake Michigan

    Series series Pitt Poetry Series
    **Finalist for the 2019 Griffin Poetry PrizeFrom the author of The Performance of Becoming Human, winner of the National Book Award for poetry**Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of a Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force. Thinking about the ways in which economic policy, racism, and militarized ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • My Private Property

    by Mary Ruefle ...
    Author of Madness, Rack, and Honey ("One of the wisest books I've read in years," according to the New York Times) and Trances of the Blast, Mary Ruefle continues to be one of the most dazzling poets in America. My Private Property, comprised of short prose pieces, is a brilliant and charming display of her humor, deep imagination, mindfulness, and play in a finely crafted edition.PersonaliaWhen I ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Blackacre


    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

  • An Incomplete List of Names


    Series Book 5 - National Poetry Series
    An astonishing debut collection looking back on a community of Mexican American boys as they grapple with assimilation versus the impulse to create a world of their own.Who do we belong to? This is the question Michael Torres ponders as he explores the roles that names, hometown, language, and others’ perceptions each play on our understanding of ourselves in An Incomplete List of Names. More than ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Mama Phife Represents

    A Memoir

    Mama Phife Represents is an arresting document of the body’s lowest depth of hurt, from a poet and mother who suddenly loses her son to Type 1 diabetes at the height of his musical career. It is a love letter from a grieving mother to her child. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Eat This Poem

    A Literary Feast of Recipes Inspired by Poetry

    A literary cookbook thatcelebrates food and poetry, two of life's essential ingredients.In the same way that salt seasons ingredients to bring out their flavors, poetry seasons our lives; when celebrated together, our everyday moments and meals are richer and more meaningful. The twenty-five inspiring poems in this book—from such poets as Marge Piercy, Louise Glück, Mark Strand, Mary Oliver, Billy ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across: Poems by Mary Lambert

    by Mary Lambert ...
    Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert's poetry is a beacon to anyone who's ever been knocked down—and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance, Ms. Lambert's Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across emerges as an important new voice in poetry, providing strength and resilience even in the darkest of times. ... Read more

    $11.99 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 or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Kindest Regards

    New and Selected

    by Ted Kooser ...
    “Kooser . . . must be the most accessible and enjoyable major poet in America. His lines are so clear and simple.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post“Nothing escapes him; everything is illuminated.” —Library Journal“Will one day rank alongside of Edgar Lee Masters, Robert Frost, and William Carlos Williams.” —Minneapolis Tribune“Kooser’s ability to discover the smallest detail and render it ... Read more

    $21.99 USD