New Poetry Books for Adults
Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Poetry books for adults.
This Is Not A Gun
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"This tour de force contains every poem Harrison published over his fifty-year career, as well as a section of unpublished "Last Poems." Here are the nature-based lyrics of his early work, the high-velocity ghazals, a harrowing prose-poem "correspondence"with a Russian suicide, the riverine suites, fearless meditations inspired by the Zen monk Crazy Cloud, and a buoyant conversation in haiku-like gems with friend and fellow poet Ted Kooser"--
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Awake in the River and Shedding Silence
"Fierce, raw, and unapologetic, Janice Mirikitani's poetry and prose are as vibrant and resonant today as when these two collections were first published in 1978 and 1987. Now back in print in one volume, Awake in the River and Shedding Silence epitomizesMirikitani's singular voice-one that is brash, sexual, politically outspoken, and unconcerned with pandering to mainstream audiences. An influential artist and activist, Mirikitani has advanced the causes of women of color feminisms, global anti-imperialism, and Afro-Asian solidarity for more than fifty years. Her writings confront sexualized violence, anti-Asian racism, the intergenerational trauma of incarceration, the dangers of passivity, and internalized...
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"In poems written for the daughter she will leave behind, the dying speaker of "Dear Specimen" examines grief, culpability, and love, asking: what value can we ascribe to our lives and do we as a species deserve to survive?"--
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"A collection of short untitled poems in two parts that explore personal and collective inherited traumas, from a poet who "[refuses] the mind's limits" (Carol Muske-Dukes) Borderline Fortune is a meditation on intangible family inheritance--of unresolvedintergenerational conflicts and traumas in particular--set against the backdrop of our planetary inheritance as a species. As native species go extinct and glaciers melt, Teresa K. Miller asks what we owe one another and what it means to echo one's ancestors' grief and fear. Drawing on her own family history, from her great-grandfather's experience as a schoolteacher on an island in the Bering Strait to...
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The Collection Plate
"Looping exultantly through the overlapping experiences of girlhood, Blackness, sex, and personhood in America, award-winning essayist and poet Kendra Allen braids together personal narrative and cultural commentary, wrestling with the beauty and brutality to be found between mothers and daughters, young women and the world, Black bodies and white space, virginity and intrusion, prison and freedom, birth and death. Most of all, The Collection Plate explores both how we collect and erase the voices, lives,and innocence of underrepresented bodies--and behold their pleasure, pain, and possibility"--
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"Superdoom: Selected Poems brings together the best of Broder's three cult out-of-print poetry collections-When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother, Meat Heart, and Scarecrone-as well as her fourth collection, Last Sext. Embracing the sacred and the profane, often simultaneously, Broder gazes into the abyss and at the human body, but with both humor and heartbreak, lust and terror. Broder's language is entirely her own, marked both by brutal strangeness and raw intimacy. At turns essayistic and surreal, bouncing between the grotesque and the transcendent, Superdoom is a must-have for long-time fans and the perfect introduction to one of...
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If the Tabloids Are True What Are You?
A combination of poems and visual artwork includes such characters as unusual mermaids, the Michelin Man possessed by William Shakespeare, and a woman who lives in a house made of people.
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The Complete Poems, 1927-1979
A collection of 149 poems by the author. Highly regarded throughout her prestigious literary career, and today seen as an undeniable master of her art, Elizabeth Bishop remains one of America's most influential and widely acclaimed poets. This is the definitive collection of her work. The Complete Poems includes the books North & South, A Cold Spring, Questions of Travel, and Geography III, as well as previously uncollected poems, translations, and juvenilia.
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