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Poetry After 9/11

Poetry After 9/11

An Anthology of New York Poets

by Dennis Loy Johnson, Valerie Merians and Alicia Ostriker

Paperback, 111 pages, Melville House, $14.95, published August 16 2011 | purchase
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  • An Anthology of New York Poets
  • Dennis Loy Johnson, Valerie Merians, et al

Presents a collection of poems, from such poets as Stephen Dunn, Hal Sirowitz, Miranda Beeson, and Colette Inez, about the events of September 11, 2001.

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Stag's Leap

Stag's Leap

Poems

by Sharon Olds

Paperback, 89 pages, Random House Inc, $16.95, published September 4 2012 | purchase
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  • Sharon Olds

A poignant sequence of poems traces the evolution of a divorce while exploring themes of love, sex, sorrow, memory and freedom as reflected by everyday familiarities and the poignancy of former lovers parting, in a collection by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of The Dead and the Living.

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Morning Song

Morning Song

Poems for New Parents

by Susan Todd and Carol Purington

Hardcover, 265 pages, St Martins Press, $21.99, published April 26 2011 | purchase
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  • Poems for New Parents
  • Susan Todd and Carol Purington

Morning Songcollects poems that focus on the themes of new parenthood and newborn infants, including works by Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and Alice Walker.

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The Best American Poetry 2012

The Best American Poetry 2012

by David Lehman and Mark Doty

Paperback, 224 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • David Lehman and Mark Doty

This annual guide to contemporary American verse includes top-selected pieces that reflect high moral earnestness, humor and composition boundary testing by a range of eminent and lesser-known writers.

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Home/Birth

Home/Birth

A Poemic

by Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg

Paperback, 201 pages, Small Press Distribution, $16, published December 1 2010 | purchase
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  • Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg

This lyric essay deals with the politics and poetics of giving birth.

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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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The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams

The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams

1909-1939

by William Carlos Williams

Hardcover, 2 v., W W Norton & Co Inc, $54.95, published October 1 1986 | purchase
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  • William Carlos Williams

This first volume of The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, covering the years 1909 through 1939, begins with the first collection of poems Williams wished to preserve, The Tempers (1913), and includes successive volumes through Adam & Eve & The City (1936) with their contents intact. Uncollected poems of each period are inserted between individual volumes in order of first publication. Edited by A. Walton Litz and Christopher MacGowan.

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Native Guard

Native Guard

by Natasha Trethewey

Paperback, 51 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.95, published April 3 2007 | purchase
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  • Natasha Trethewey

A compilation of poetry addresses the complex history of the American South, offering a lyrical tribute to the Native Guard, one of the first black regiments in service during the Civil War and paying tribute to the author's mother and her illegal interracial marriage.Literary Award Winner

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C. P. Cavafy Complete Poems

C. P. Cavafy

Collected Poems

by C. P. Cavafy and Daniel Mendelsohn

Paperback, 670 pages, Random House Inc, $35, published May 22 2012 | purchase
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  • C. P. Cavafy and Daniel Mendelsohn

Presents a complete collection of the modern Greek poet's work, including his unfinished poems, which explores themes of longing and loneliness, fate and loss, memory and identity, throughout the history of Greek civilization.

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by Thomas Karshan, Dmitri Nabokov and Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

Hardcover, 203 pages, Random House Inc, $30, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • Thomas Karshan, Dmitri Nabokov, et al

A landmark collection of top-selected poetic works by the acclaimed author of Lolita features pieces spanning his entire literary career from 1914's "Music" to 1974's "To Vera" as well as more recently translated works, including "The University Poem" and "To Russia."

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I Saw a Peacock With a Fiery Tail

I Saw a Peacock With a Fiery Tail

by Jonathan Yamakami and Ramsingh Urveti

Hardcover, 1 v. (unpaged), Pgw, $17.50, published May 15 2012 | purchase
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  • Jonathan Yamakami and Ramsingh Urveti

Presents a folk poem from the seventeenth century, featuring die-cut pages that reveal its nuanced meaning.

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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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