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The Back Chamber

The Back Chamber

by Donald Hall

Hardcover, 82 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22, published September 13 2011 | purchase
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This collection of poetry by former poet laureate Donald Hall explores time, memory and mortality, as well as his familiar topics: friendship, love, sex and his family's farm.

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The Cloud Corporation

The Cloud Corporation

by Timothy Donnelly

Paperback, 153 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $16, published September 21 2010 | purchase
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Poems New and Collected 1957-1997

Poems New and Collected 1957-1997

by Wislawa Szymborska

Paperback, 273 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $17, published November 1 2000 | purchase
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The definitive collection in English of the poetry of the winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature includes the one hundred poems of her phenomenally popular View with a Grain of Sand and sixty-four newly translated selections.

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Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys

Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys

Poems

by D. A. Powell

Hardcover, 80 pages, Graywolf Press, $22, published February 14 2012 | purchase
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Place

Place

New Poems

by Jorie Graham

Paperback, 96 pages, HarperCollins, $15.99, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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In these mature poems, Graham vividly observes the movements of her mind and the action in the world at hand. Elsewhere, the present turns ethereal as, for instance, a dog hit by a car becomes "the loved still-young creature being carried now onto the family lawn."

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Inferno

Inferno

A New Translation

by Dante Alighieri, Mary Jo Bang and Henrik Drescher

Paperback, 288 pages, Graywolf Press, $20, published August 7 2012 | purchase
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Collected Poems

Collected Poems

by Jack Gilbert

Hardcover, 320 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published March 13 2012 | purchase
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The Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of Monolithos presents a complete collection of his poetry as written over the course of more than 50 years including the periods when he withdrew from the literary world to establish his signature fierce and declarative style, in a volume that also features several previously unpublished works.

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1000 Eyes

The Book of a Thousand Eyes

by Lyn Hejinian

Paperback, 350 pages, Independent Pub Group, $24.95, published April 1 2012 | purchase
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Hejinian, cornerstone of the contemporary American experimental writing scene, offers an avant-garde almanac of poems, prose fables and writings that don't fit neatly into any category.

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The Eternal Ones

The Eternal Ones of the Dream

Selected Poems 1990 - 2010

by James Tate

Paperback, 240 pages, HarperCollins, $19.99, published March 27 2012 | purchase
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While spinning silly yarns about guys who befriend goats and have statues erected in their honor without them knowing, Tate creates a new form — a hybrid of prose and poetry that is neither prose poem nor story. Tate free-associates his way across the American consciousness deep into the human heart.

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On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths

On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths

by Lucia Perillo

Hardcover, 96 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $22, published April 10 2012 | purchase
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The Deleted World

The Deleted World

Poems

by Tomas Transtromer

Paperback, 41 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $13, published December 19 2011 | purchase
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The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke

The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke

by Theodore Roethke

Paperback, 272 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 1 1975 | purchase
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Contains selections from Open House, The Lost Son and Other Poems, Praise to the End, Words for the Wind, The Waking, I Am! Says the Lamb, and The Far Field in addition to sixteen previously unpublished poems

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Space, in Chains

Space, in Chains

by Laura Kasischke

Paperback, 113 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $16, published March 15 2011 | purchase
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"Space, in Chains speaks in ghostly voices, fractured narratives, songs, prayers, and dark riddles as it moves through contemporary tragedies of grief and the complex succession of generations. In her eighth book of poetry, Laura Kasischke has pared theconstruction of her verse to its bones, leaving haunting language and a visceral strangeness of imagery. by turns mournful and celebratory, Kasischke's poetry insists upon asking hard questions that are courageously left unanswered."--Cover, p. [4].

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Money Shot

Money Shot

by Rae Armantrout

Hardcover, 77 pages, Univ Pr of New England, $22.95, published February 8 2011 | purchase
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Bringing the Shovel Down

Bringing the Shovel Down

by Ross Gay

Paperback, 64 pages, Univ of Pittsburgh Pr, $14.95, published January 23 2011 | purchase
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What It Is Like

What It Is Like

New and Selected Poems

by Charles North

Paperback, 302 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $20, published August 23 2011 | purchase
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Voyager

Voyager

by Srikanth Reddy

Paperback, 129 pages, Univ of California Pr, $22.95, published February 7 2011 | purchase
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  • Srikanth Reddy

This long poem may draw its name from the pair of probes now exiting our solar system, but its principal concern lay with the complexities of life on Earth. Among the many artifacts loaded onto the probes is a greeting to extraterrestrials from a man with a controversial past, former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. Reddy takes a memoir written by Waldheim and blots out words, sculpting the older work into a reflection on history and humanity's long-standing questions.

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The Needle

The Needle

Poems

by Jennifer Grotz

Hardcover, 66 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23, published March 24 2011 | purchase
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From the winner of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Bakeless Prize comes a collection of verse set mostly in Kraków, with poems focusing on the ponies of Ocracoke Island, the clouds in the air, a boy playing a violin and much more. By the author of Cusp.

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Traveler

Traveler

by Devin Johnston

Hardcover, 67 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $23, published August 30 2011 | purchase
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Groundwork

Groundwork

by Amanda Jernigan and John Haney

Paperback, 61 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $14.95, published October 25 2011 | purchase
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