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New Books for National Poetry Month 2017 From our Sponsors

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April 2017

For Your April Reading List and Beyond

 

Our 2017 National Poetry Month sponsors and partners present some of their poetry titles...

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Ahsahta Press
February 2017

Wagner's On a Clear Day comprises lyric essays and poems that break the boundaries between lyric confessionalism, philosophy, and criticism, resulting in a seamless but fractured history of American life in the new millennium.

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Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
March 2017

With Orbit, Cynthia Zarin confirms her place as an indispensable American poet. "I do not know how to hold the beauty and sorrow of my life," she writes. This book is an attempt at an answer.




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Andrews McMeel Publishing
October 2015

A #1 New York Times bestseller; Rupi's poems of loss, abuse, hope, and survival inspire and empower women around the globe.





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Andrews McMeel Publishing
October 2016

With her romantic reflections on love and heartbreak, internationally bestselling poet Lang Leav speaks to the soul of anyone on that journey. 2014 Goodreads Readers Choice Award Winner.

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Andrews McMeel Publishing
February 2017

The story of a princess turned damsel turned queen. Encourages readers to be the hero in their own adventure. 2016 Goodreads Readers Choice Award Winner.



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Andrews McMeel Publishing
April 2017

rh Sin's poetry reads as a message of empowerment—to stay strong, know that you are worthy of love, and deserve to be treated with care and respect.




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BkMk Press
January 2017

In The World Is One Place fifteen poets explore the connections between Middle Eastern and Native American peoples through three thematic sections—Place, People, Spirit—ultimately revealing pain, joy, and a universal song of humanity.

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BOA Editions, Ltd.
April 2017

Dealing with the day-to-day of family life—including the alert anxiety and remarkable beauty of caring for a child with cerebral palsy—these poems delve boldly into the tangled realms of fatherhood, marriage, and art.

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Bright Hill Press
May 2017

The Fates contemplates what can and cannot be controlled, the questioning prompted by the poet's experience as a hospice nurse and from growing up with her psychic grandmother. Who determines when and how we end our lives; who knows the future?

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Center for Literary Publishing
February 2017

In modes both lyric and narrative, we are given a peephole into the height and decline of a marriage that begins beneath the moving lights of Las Vegas and traverses the devastating terrain of gambling, miscarriage, infidelity, and violence.

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City Lights Books
June 2016

"These are poems to read every day. To make mantras from. They are the best poems you've ever read."
—Daveed Diggs, star of Hamilton

"This is an absolute powerhouse of a book." —Dave Eggers

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Coffee House Press
August 2017

Bold, formally innovative prose poems that challenge our ideas of race, voice, bodies, and justice.







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Copper Canyon Press
February 2017

Rader's newest collection combines incisive humor and probing inquiry to consider identity—of self, of society—as a Wikipedia page: never finished, and perpetually transformed by the forces of politics, culture, and time.

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Ecco
May 2017

In her first new collection in five years—her most exhilarating, personal, and formally inventive to date—Graham explores the limits of the human and the uneasy seductions of the post-human.


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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
June 2017

A landmark definitive edition of Marianne Moore's work. Presented and collected by Heather Cass White, New Collected Poems allows readers to experience the untamed force of these dazzling poems as the author first envisioned them.

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Four Way Books
March 2017

An astonishing debut, Nathan McClain's Scale is a fierce and unflinching look at the bonds between father and son. Witty, tender, and full of fire—a powerful, assured new voice.



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Hanging Loose Press
March 2017

"These wildly radiant poems of music & magic reel us in, fairy tale realisms mingled with elemental sound songs, mighty rumblings from the inner worlds of 'human mass in transit'...this is a wondrous book."
—Naomi Shihab Nye

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HarperCollins Children's Books
September 2017

Creative spoonerisms and uproarious characters abound in this next installment of Shel Silverstein's Runny Babbit. Readers won't want to miss their chance to follow Runny in this never-before-published book of insightful adventures.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
March 2017

Spanning over fifty years in the town of Cold Springs, this new work from an award-winning poet expands on the idea of memory and pushes the bounds of what poetry—and literature—can be.


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Milkweed Editions
March 2017

Cold Pastoral is an urgent exploration of Deepwater Horizon, the Flint water crisis, and Hurricane Katrina. Dunham uses interviews and excerpts from government documents, bringing the documentary and lyric together in this incisive collection.

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New Directions
June 2016

A brand-new collection, Works and Days is classic Bernadette Mayer: fresh, learned, exciting, and endlessly surprising.






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Nightboat Books
March 2017

"Field Theories is flush with blue notes, swung in the exercise and exorcism of blue devils. Our tongues are in the pitch black mouth she conjures and records. This is our music." —Fred Moten

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Northwestern University Press
January 2017

Dawes's formal mastery is matched only by the precision of his insights into what is at stake in our lives today. These poems are shot through with music, from the drum to reggae to the blues.

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Penguin Books
March 2017

Map to the Stars, the fourth poetry collection from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian Matejka, navigates the tensions between race, geography, and poverty in America during the Reagan Era.

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Persea Books
February 2017

"Spaar follows up her darkly sparkling Vanitas, Rough with another example of luscious writing. [Her] tight, gorgeous language creates urgency while proposing a bright love of this world…that is almost religious."—Library Journal


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Princeton University Press
August 2016

This is the first book on the importance of literary sources in the paintings of Cy Twombly. Drawing on original research in an archive that includes his annotated books, Mary Jacobus's account unlocks an important aspect of Twombly's practice.

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Sarabande Books
June 2017

McGlynn takes readers on tour through the half-haunted house of the contemporary American psyche with wit, whimsy, and candid confession. Featuring lush imagery and au courant asides, Hothouse surprises and delights.


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Solid Objects
November 2016

"A beautiful and thought-provoking collage of a tale of rescued history and a sobering tribute to some of its victims."
—Karen Joy Fowler







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The Song Cave
March 2017

Bursting with her truly unique heart, mega-watt wit and insightful eye, Rachel B. Glaser's new book of poems, HAIRDO, navigates the daily anxieties and fantasies of the writer's path through modern life.




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Ugly Duckling Presse
April 2017

A most serious situation comedy set in a job fair inspired by Kafka's Amerika: the largest theater company in the world is recruiting employees. This playful bricolage explores workplace norms and their notions of competence.



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University of Pittsburgh Press
February 2017

Having been a factory worker in his native Baltimore for fifteen years, Weaver mines his experience to build a wellspring of craft in poems that extend from his life to the lives of the American working class.




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University of Wisconsin Press
March 2017

Winner, Four Lakes Prize in Poetry

Judith Vollmer's poet-wanderer explores the layered terrains of urban environments, from Pittsburgh to the Mediterranean to the Carpathians.

Wisconsin Poetry Series, Ronald Wallace, Series Editor

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W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
June 2017

"[Todd Boss]'s poems generate their own rambunctious music and remind us 'yes, / miracles happen.'" —Minneapolis Star Tribune






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Wake Forest University Press
March 2017

Edited by David Wheatley, the newest volume of The Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry includes poetry by Trevor Joyce, Aidan Mathews, Peter McDonald, Ailbhe Darcy, and Ailbhe NĂ­ Ghearbhuigh, along with introductory essays.

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Wayne State University Press
February 2017

These poems chart the emotional, political, and economic landscapes of the author's hometown community and its residents. Although it focuses on Detroit's metropolitan area, the book can be considered a take on working-class life across the U.S.

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Wayne State University Press
March 2017

Harborless, a collection of poems informed by Great Lakes shipwrecks, is part history and part reinvention. The poems explore tragic wrecks in rivers and lakes, finding and forming artistic meaning from destruction and death.


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Wayne State University Press
February 2017

Short poems that look closely at small moments in a personal history, in art, and in the natural world. Illustrations by Tom Port.





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Wesleyan University Press
February 2017

Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae's latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans.

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