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Antigonick

Antigonick

by Sophocles, Anne Carson and Bianco Stone

Hardcover, 180 pages, New Directions, $24.95, published May 28 2012 | purchase
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Disaster follows when Creon, King of Thebes, forbids Antigone to bury her brother whom he has declared a traitor.

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Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses

by Ron Koertge and Andrea Dezsö

Hardcover, 96, Candlewick , $17.99, published July 10 2012 | purchase
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  • Ron Koertge and Andrea Dezs√∂

Writing in free verse honed to a wicked edge, the incomparable Ron Koertge brings dark and contemporary humor to twenty iconic fairy tales.

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Poems 1962-2012

Poems 1962-2012

by Louise Gluck

Hardcover, 634 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $40, published November 13 2012 | purchase
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  • Louise Gluck

The collected works of the Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning writer explores her transfigured landscapes and offers insight into her unique form, created to reflect the human drive to release the past in order to realize the yet-unimagined.

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Hungry Ear

The Hungry Ear

Poems of Food & Drink

by Kevin Young

Hardcover, 319 pages, Bloomsbury USA, $25, published October 16 2012 | purchase
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The National Book Award finalist author of Jelly Roll presents an evocative collection of food poetry that meditates on the role of food in everyday life, identity and culture and includes pieces by such writers as Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost and Allen Ginsberg.

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Memorial

Memorial

A Version of Homer's Iliad

by Alice Oswald

Hardcover, 90 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $24.95, published September 10 2012 | purchase
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  • A Version of Homer's Iliad
  • Alice Oswald

Stripping away its narrative and context, adapts Homer's epic poem into a meditation on the loss of human life in combat.

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A Coney Island of the Mind

A Coney Island of the Mind

Poems

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Paperback, 93 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $9.95, published June 1 1968 | purchase
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  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Includes 29 poems revolving around the title, selections written for oral readings with jazz accompaniment, and 13 previously published poems

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A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings

by Mary Oliver

Paperback, 82 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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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, Mass. She shares the wonder of dawn, the grace of animals and the transformative power of attention. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her adored dog Percy, she patiently observes the teachings contained in the smallest of moments.NPR Bestseller

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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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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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  • Devin Johnston
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