Elaine Equi's newest collection, Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems, includes this new work, "Bent Orbit." The poet August Kleinzahler says Equi's poems "have a mystery to them that their offhandedness and surface whimsy belie. Reading her, you may find the world becomes a more unstable, various, and gently freaky place."
To mark National Poetry Month, NPR.org is featuring a series of newly published works selected by the Academy of American Poets. Learn more about this and other titles at the academy's New Spring Books list.