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In her 11th poetry collection, Bestiary Dark, Marianne Boruch goes back to Pliny the Elder, who asked, “The world, is it finite?” The answer is both no and yes.

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“Kirby has created a book that is also a lit picture window into a world that looks a lot like this one, but is infinitely kinder, more gentle, more full of awe and wonder and love . .

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This is a terrific book. You’re going to love it.”

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Anya Krugovoy Silver (1968–2018) died after enduring cancer for several years.

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“In Imagine Us, The Swarm, Muriel Leung takes risks experimenting with non-traditional literary resources to show us the challenges faced by an immigrant family and alienation felt

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Solar Perplexus is Dean Young’s 17th poetry collection, and like much of his work, this book is intensely, even aggressively absurdist.

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Frequently, the opening poem of a collection provides the reader with knowledge of how to read the collection.

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“Jonah Mixon-Webster’s performance poetry is piercingly complex, composing the pains of African American communities living under unrelenting distress.”

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Few men are as dead as Osip Mandelstam.

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Feed is a brilliant contemplation of love seen through the lenses of food, pop culture, and raw emotion.

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A month ago, in the wake of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza and elsewhere, a poem rapidly gained the absolute and undivided attention of all of the poetry-loving world: fourt

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“Komunyakaa’s poems read like meditations. Images flow and weave into elegant narratives.”

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Tommy Pico brings his unique personal perspective to this volume.

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They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But They aren’t here and They don’t matter, anyway. 

 

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"Sometimes one fingers annihilation," he writes in a quiet moment of nuclear bombing, "before breaking into bliss."

Delight, Parnassians. Arthur Sze has returned.

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“Reading Limón’s new book, The Carrying, is as startling and as easy as walking into an unexpected, haunted room in a house you thought you already knew.”

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“When Mezzanine anchors itself, when its persona raises her head and shows the way, it’s a marvellous and startling collection.”

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City Lights Books founding poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and poet Michael McClure both died this past year, McClure at 87, Ferlinghetti was 104.

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“Nabaneeta’s poetry is a precious addition to international literature.”

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Let’s not call this a review, deal? Who reviews June Jordan? She was the queen of everything.

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“Bailey can look forward to a great future as a poet.”

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Water I Won’t Touch is the call to empathy, hope, and joy that we all desperately need to hear.”

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Cemetery Ink takes you on a poetic journey to various places, such as psychiatric hospitals, haunted islands, goat pastures, streets teeming with homeless women, and invites you t

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“The poems in Waterbaby are present. They tell the truth and will inspire readers to lust for more.”

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Derek Sheffield, a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, is foremost a writer of compassion.

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