Poetry

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There are days when it’s difficult to believe Ntozake Shange is dead. She died on October 27, 2018, in Bowie, Maryland.

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“Korda writes that the tragedy of the First World War can best be understood not by reading histories, but rather by reading the poems, letters, diaries, and memoirs of the men who fought i

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“It takes more than guts to write great poems about shattering truths, chronic pain and trauma, vulnerability in relationships, and regrettable sexual encounters.”

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“Jacobs is in conversation with stories that are at once tribal and universal.”

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“The simulcast of the poems within Bad Mexican, Bad American present the complex dynamic of this dual identity as easily as the morning sun rises, caresses the sky, then transits t

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“Daye’s poems insist that the spiritual and the physical are not separate. He is a writer who celebrates incarnational existence.”

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Starflower is a true labor of love celebrating resilience, girlhood, and the profoundly transformative power of art.”

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Modern Poetry by Diane Seuss presents readers with an autobiographical collection of poems that delve into the life experiences of the poet.

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“In Alt-Nature, Morgan deviates from mainstream representations of nature in a masterful re-tooling of vision and perception.”

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Graywolf Press, renowned for its commitment to publishing a rich array of high-quality literature spanning essays, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is marking its 50th anniversary this year.

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The Kingdom of Surfaces is mesmerizing, gorgeous for its attention to language and image, and equally horrifying for what it holds before our gaze and how it challenges that gaze.

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“McCrae shows us how we need new music and new ears and eyes.”

As the whole world asked, “Can anyone explain this strange feeling,” a poet raised his hand.

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“So many trained poems of reason in one volume create a real treasure.”

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“Eilbert’s book is a testament to the act of seeing, of witnessing, of experiencing and still—as in, nonetheless; as in, despite it all—not turning away.”

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“The poet’s knowledge of and confidence in her subject are deep and clear, as are the observations, questions and discoveries.

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“readers with an orientation to nature and a love of elegant, impersonal poetry may be well satisfied.”

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“Butterflies is a small book . . . to be picked up again and reread—always finding something new in the poems, essays, and pictures.”

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Life, for all its foibles, also has its little justices: you miss the bus and meet the lovely boy waiting for the next one. They hire somebody else and the company promptly folds.

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Winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, Lo, a striking collection of poems by Melissa Crowe, is a pick-it-up-and-read-it straight-through collection, an “OMG, OMG!” page-turner.

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these are a storyteller’s poems.”

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“To 2040 is a visionary collection that challenges readers to transform the natural world into multisensory reflection.”

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Ranging across the globe and excavating past and present, Colonies of Paradise by Matthias Göritz is a personal journey of self-discovery.

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In this book recently released in paperback, poetry lovers will savor 100 compelling and beautifully rendered poems about grief, loneliness, and the human condition crafted over the past 200 years.

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“Gioia amuses with lyricism and whimsy in this entertaining collection.”

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“The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around,” quipped Thomas Edison, and he was, of course, right.

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