Celebrate National Poetry Month
DrinkView Catalog Entry
RomeView Catalog Entry
The author combines the grandiosity of the ancient world with the heartbreak of everyday life in this collection of lyric poetry.
You, Too, Could Write a PoemView Catalog Entry
A collection of reviews and essays by David Orr, the New York Times poetry columnist and one of the most respected critics in America today, his best work of the past fifteen years in one place Poetry is never more vital, meaningful, or accessible than in the hands of David Orr. In the pieces collected here, most of them written originally for the New York Times, Orr is at his rigorous, conversational, and edifying best.
Sun in DaysView Catalog Entry
From the acclaimed poet and critic Meghan O'Rourke comes a powerful collection about the frailty of the body, the longing for a child, and the philosophical questions raised when the body goes dramatically awry. In formally ambitious poems and lyric essays, Sun in Days gives voice to the experience of illness, the permanence of loss, and invigorating moments of grace. Wresting a recuperative beauty from one's days, O'Rourke traces an arc from loss and illness to the life force of pregnancy and motherhood.
Speculative MusicView Catalog Entry
Parables, allegories, jokes, riddles, and a full libretto-Jeff Dolven's debut collection gives us accessible lyrics and a multitude of pleasures.
SilencerView Catalog Entry
Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Oddisee meet traditional verse in this urgent collection of poems by Pushcart winner and NAACP Image Award finalist Marcus Wicker Welcome to Marcus Wicker's Midwest, where the muzzle is always on and where silence and daily microaggressions can chafe away at the faith of a young man grieved by images of gun violence and police brutality in twenty-first-century America. Precisely contradictory, bittersweet, witty, and heartbreaking, Silencer is where the political and the personal collide.
Registers of Illuminated VillagesView Catalog Entry
“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 beneath my feet. I locked the door. I did not die. I shaved my head. Until the horns I knew were there were visible. Until the doorknob went silent. —from “100 Bells” Registers of Illuminated Villages is Tarfia Faizullah’s highly anticipated second collection, following her award-winning debut, Seam.
Open the DoorView Catalog Entry
This mixture of essays, interviews, and lesson plans will prove useful for first-time and veteran teachers, parents, MFA graduates and the like, with an interest in poetry's place in the lives of our younger citizens.
The Body's QuestionView Catalog Entry
Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize for best first book by an African-American poet, this compelling collection of poems gathers together stories from the intersection of race, family, adulthood, and childhood in search of herself, concluding that "I was anyone I wanted to be." Original.
AnteroomsView Catalog Entry
Celebrates the human condition through reflections on nature and love, while a series of translations bring other authors' poems and riddles into a new light.