National Poetry Month

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  • A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat (Second Edition)

    By Arthur Rimbaud

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780811219488
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: September 2011
    Poet Arthur Rimbaud originally distributed A Season In Hell – a personal poem of damnation as well as a plea to be released from “the examination of his own depths” – as a self-published booklet and soon afterword, at the age of nineteen, quit poetry altogether. Allen Ginsberg proclaimed Rimbaud “the first punk” – a visionary mentor to the Beats for both his recklessness and his fiery poetry. This new edition dons the original cover by Alvin Lustig and present the original French and the classic Louise Varese translation of both A Season In Hell & The Drunken Boat. Patti Smith offers her reverie of praise, “Think of me he cries – and we must – immersing ourselves…in an infinite affair.” After all, Hamlet would read Rimbaud. Includes a Rimbaud Chronology. 103p.
  • A Thousand Mornings

    By Mary Oliver

    Our Price: $15.30 - $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143124054
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2013
    Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. 96p.
  • A Village Life

    By Louise Gluck

    Our Price: $11.90
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780374532437
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: September 2010
    An eleventh collection by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such volumes as Averno and Ararat includes the piece, "Tributaries," an exploration of a timeless Mediterranean village and the contrast between its natural and architectural elements. 10,000 first printing.
  • After Nature

    By W.G. Sebald

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375756580
    • Publisher: MODERN LIBRARY
    • Published: July 2003
    The author's first literary work is a beautiful and comically unsettling prose-poem meditation on the ceaseless cycles of destruction and rebirth, natural and man-made. Rendered in a flawlessly clear translation. 128p. Pap.
  • All The Poems: Stevie Smith

    By Stevie Smith

    Our Price: $35.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780811223805
    • Publisher: New Directions
    • Published: February 2016
    This updated collection of poems from the celebrated British poet best known for “Not Waving but Drowning” features hundreds of works spanning her nearly four-decade career, along with illustrations and interesting details about how they came about.
  • Ariel: The Restored Edition

    By Sylvia Plath

    Our Price: $14.39
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060732608
    • Publisher: Harper & Collins
    • Published: November 2005
    This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, poet Sylvia Plath's original manuscript - including handwritten notes - and her own selection and arrangement of poems. This edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of her poem 'Ariel.' Illus., 85 facsimile pages. 256p.
  • Auguries of Innocence: Poems

    By Patti Smith

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780060832674
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: June 2008
    The first book of poetry from rockster Patti Smith in more than a decade presents intimate and searing poems in response to the world around her, demonstrating also, influences that are eclectic and striking: Blake, Rimbaud, Picasso, Diane Arbus, New York City. 63p.
  • Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse

    By Anne Carson

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375701290
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: August 1999
    A stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED is both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present. Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. 149p.
  • Bastards of the Reagan Era (Stahlecker Selections)

    By Reginald Dwayne Betts

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781935536659
    • Publisher: Four Way
    • Published: October 2015
  • Bluets

    By Maggie Nelson

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781933517407
    • Publisher: Wave Books
    • Published: October 2009
    Bluets is a lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue, while folding in, and responding to, the divergent voices and preoccupations of such generative figures as Wittgenstein, Sei Shonagon, William Gass and Joan Mitchell.
  • Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series

    By Tyler Knott Gregson

    Our Price: $9.00 - $16.20
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399169731
    • Publisher: Perigee
    • Published: September 2014
    The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work?poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light.
  • Citizen: An American Lyric

    By Claudia Rankine

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555976903
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2014
    A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American LyricClaudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.
  • Collected Longer Poems

    By W. H. Auden

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571283491
    • Publisher: Faber and Faber
    • Published: June 2012
    Includes such poetic works as: "Paid on Both Sides", "Letter to Lord Byron", "For the Time Being", "The Sea and the Mirror", and "The Age of Anxiety".
  • Dirty Pretty Things

    By Michael Faudet

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780473299507
    • Publisher: Michael Faudet
    • Published: November 2014
  • Dothead: Poems

    By Amit Majmudar

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781101947074
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: March 2016
    The acclaimed poet and novelist--a fierce and original voice--now joins the Knopf list with a captivating, no-holds-barred collection of new poems.Dothead is an exploration of selfhood both intense and exhilarating. Within the first pages, Amit Majmudar asserts the claims of both the self and the other: the title poem shows us the place of an Indian American teenager in the bland surround of a mostly white peer group, partaking of imagery from the poet's Hindu tradition; the very next poem is a fanciful autobiography, relying for its imagery on the religious tradition of Islam. From poems about the treatment of people who look like Majmudar at the airport ("my dark unshaven brothers / whose names overlap with the crazies and God-fiends") to a long, freewheeling abecedarian poem about Adam and Eve and the discovery of oral sex, Dothead is both a profoundly satisfying cultural critique and a thrilling experiment in language. United across a wide range of tones and forms, the poems inhabit and explode multiple perspectives, finding beauty in every one.

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