Poetry

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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.

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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

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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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In Annals, Diane di Prima’s imagination is on fire and her memory is as precise as ice.

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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

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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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“beauty, rhythm, insight, resonance.”

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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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“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.”

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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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The history of Russia in the 21st century has been almost as tumultuous as its 20th century history.

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