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Red Doc

Red Doc

by Anne Carson

Paperback, 167 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published March 11 2014 | purchase
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In her follow-up to Autobiography of Red, poet Anne Carson revisits the myth of Geryon and Herakles.

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Metaphysical Dog

Metaphysical Dog

Poems

by Frank Bidart

Hardcover, 112 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $24, published April 30 2013 | purchase
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Many of Frank Bidart's most famous poems have been long dramatic monologues in the voices of the doomed and disturbed — the anorexic Ellen West, the pedophilic murderer Herbert White, the brilliant dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. But in the shorter poems in Metaphysical Dog, the poet takes on his own persona: an aging, accomplished poet, perennially fascinated by humanity's uneasy blend of philosophical minds and animal bodies.

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Senegal Taxi

Senegal Taxi

by Juan Felipe Herrera

Paperback, 128 pages, Univ of Arizona Pr, $15.95, published March 21 2013 | purchase
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Incarnadine

Incarnadine

Poems

by Mary Szybist

Paperback, 72 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published February 5 2013 | purchase
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Ten years after her debut collection, Mary Szybist returns with this long-awaited second book, a skeptic's consideration of the spiritual. Mixing the profane and the divine, she presents several unusual Annunciations; blurring the lines between herself and the Virgin, she provides an "Update on Mary." The poems are experimental in form — lines radiating out from an empty center, a poem consisting of a diagrammed sentence — and meditative in tone, finding beauty, sorrow and the divine in unexpected corners of modern life.

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Belmont

Belmont

Poems

by Stephen Burt

Paperback, 88 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $15, published June 11 2013 | purchase
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Lit from Inside

Lit from Inside

40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books

by Anne Marie Macari, Carey Salerno and Maxine Kumin

Paperback, 350 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $19.95, published February 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Anne Marie Macari, Carey Salerno, et al

"A compilation of archival materials accompanies this collection of 40 years of poetry from Alice James Books. Nearly 150 authors are represented in chronological order, including Beatrice Hawley, Fanny Howe, Jane Kenyon, Betsy Sholl, Celia Gilbert, JeanValentine, Donald Revell, B.H. Fairchild, Brian Turner, and many more. "--

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Duppy Conqueror

Duppy Conqueror

New and Selected Poems

by Kwame Dawes and Matthew Shenoda

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The Collected Poems of Ron Padgett

by Ron Padgett

Hardcover, 800, Coffee House Press, 49.95, published November 1 2013 | purchase
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Thrall

Thrall

Poems

by Natasha Trethewey

Hardcover, 84 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23, published August 28 2012 | purchase
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Collects the author's poems as she reflects on her own interracial ancestry, her estrangement from her father, and their place in the history of race in America.

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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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Mayakovsky's Revolver

Mayakovsky's Revolver

by Matthew Dickman

Hardcover, 93 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $25.95, published October 1 2012 | purchase
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The author uses his art to come to terms with his older brother's suicide in a collection of poems that explore how to find strength in the face of loss and grief.

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Our Lady of the Ruins

Our Lady of the Ruins

by Traci Brimhall

Paperback, 95 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $15.95, published April 2 2012 | purchase
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This award-winning collection of poems from the author of Rookery follows a group of women navigating their way through an apocalyptic world full of war, plague and the search for a new God. Original.

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Bender

Bender

New & Selected Poems

by Dean Young

Hardcover, 279 pages, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, $26, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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Weaves three decades of the poet's work with selections of his new material, in a collection arranged alphabetically by title.

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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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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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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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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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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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