Mai Der Vang’s second book of poems is a master work in hybridity and composition, a testament to the intersection of archival research and poetry.
“this densely rich book, which places Harrison among the pantheon of our best American poets, will make readers wish in the coming years that he could still send more poems
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.
“In Annals, Diane di Prima’s imagination is on fire and her memory is as precise as ice.
In Stone the Saints: Poems of an Igbo Son, Onuoha does not venture far from traditional literary resources to bring into focus the reality of the Igbo people and their role in the
“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 . .
“beauty, rhythm, insight, resonance.”
“This is a terrific book. You’re going to love it.”
Anya Krugovoy Silver (1968–2018) died after enduring cancer for several years.
“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
Solar Perplexus is Dean Young’s 17th poetry collection, and like much of his work, this book is intensely, even aggressively absurdist.
Frequently, the opening poem of a collection provides the reader with knowledge of how to read the collection.
“Jonah Mixon-Webster’s performance poetry is piercingly complex, composing the pains of African American communities living under unrelenting distress.”
Few men are as dead as Osip Mandelstam.
“Feed is a brilliant contemplation of love seen through the lenses of food, pop culture, and raw emotion.”
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
“Komunyakaa’s poems read like meditations. Images flow and weave into elegant narratives.”
“Tommy Pico brings his unique personal perspective to this volume.
They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But They aren’t here and They don’t matter, anyway.
"Sometimes one fingers annihilation," he writes in a quiet moment of nuclear bombing, "before breaking into bliss."
Delight, Parnassians. Arthur Sze has returned.
“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.”
“When Mezzanine anchors itself, when its persona raises her head and shows the way, it’s a marvellous and startling collection.”
“A joyous anthem that calls out to everyone to sing out for peace, Peace Train invites all to grab their express ticket and get on board to create worldwide unity.”
City Lights Books founding poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti and poet Michael McClure both died this past year, McClure at 87, Ferlinghetti was 104.
The history of Russia in the 21st century has been almost as tumultuous as its 20th century history.