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December 10, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Poetry books for adults.

 

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The Children Are Reading

The Children Are Reading
Fried, Gabriel, 1974-


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Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-memoirs

Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-memoirs
Fennelly, Beth Ann, 1971-


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Love in the Last Days: After Tristan and Iseult

Love in the Last Days: After Tristan and Iseult
Nurkse, D., 1949-

"A sequence of poems reconsidering the Tristan and Iseult story, from the former poet laureate of Brooklyn"--Provided by publisher.


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Early Hour

Early Hour
McGriff, Michael, 1976-

""It's [McGriff's] language that keeps you reading along, transfixed."--New York Times Book Review "A lyricist at heart, McGriff is a masterful maker of metaphor." --Third Coast "McGriff's vivid grit remains hard to gainsay."--Publishers Weekly A book-length sequence inspired by the Nazi-persecuted German Expressionist painter Karl Hofer's work, McGriff's third collection meditates on eros, cosmology, independence, provenance, "occupied territories," and deviance. Detailed yet indeterminately American landscapes flood with surrealist dream imagery and subtle violence, while the voice of these poems intertwines between the intimately personal and the honestly imagined--all while remaining plainspoken, angular, direct. From Cosmology The river moves beneath the sheet ice. The wind is a grand hall of records. In the recipe box above the refrigerator, the deathbed photos of four generations-- somewhere, their hands have turned to prime numbers


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New Collected Poems

New Collected Poems
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972

"The definitive collected edition of one of our most innovative and beloved poets, Marianne Moore"--Provided by publisher.


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Poems in the Manner of

Poems in the Manner of
Lehman, David, 1948-

"Best American Poetry series editor and respected poet David Lehman channels, translates, and imagines a collection of "poems in the manner of" and in homage to Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Yeats, Robert Frost, Gertrude Stein, Rilke, William Carlos Williams, and others. Poems in the Manner Of is an illuminating journey through centuries of writers that continue to inspire new work today"--Provided by publisher.


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Where Now: New and Selected Poems

Where Now: New and Selected Poems
Kasischke, Laura, 1961-

""Kasischke astonishes with her lyricism and metaphorical power."--Publishers Weekly "Every poem is exquisitely crafted, with crisp, clean lines and imagery that dazzles."-The Washington Post "For Kasischke ... poetry is a kind of revenge on the existential limits that it describes"-Los Angeles Review of Books Laura Kasischke's long-awaited selected poems presents the breadth of her probing vision that subverts the so-called "normal." A lover of fairy tales, Kasischke showcases her command of the symbolic, with a keen attention to sound in her exploration of the everyday-whether reflections on loss or the complicated realities of childhood and family. As literary critic Stephen Burt wrote in Boston Review, "The future will not see us by one poet alone ... If there is any justice in that future, Kasischke is one of the poets it will choose." This incandescent volume makes the case that Laura Kasischke is one of America's great poets, and her presence is secure. From "Dear Water": I am your lost daughter and, as always, you are listening & fish. Though I sift you for sunlight, it runs from me in glistening pins, vanishes in the wavering map of your ungraspable heart. When I reach in, you swallow my cold hands again, swallow the joy they'd hold. Laura Kasischke is a poet and novelist whose fiction has been made into several feature-length films. Her book of poems, Space, in Chains, won the National Book Critics Circle Award. She currently teaches at the University of Michigan and lives in Chelsea, Michigan"--Provided by publisher.


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Proprietary: Poems

Proprietary: Poems
Mann, Randall


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Advice From the Lights: Poems

Advice From the Lights: Poems
Burt, Stephen, 1971-


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The Letters of Sylvia Plath: Volume I, 1940-1956

The Letters of Sylvia Plath: Volume I, 1940-1956
Plath, Sylvia

In The Letters of Sylvia Plath Volume 1, 1940-1956, we discover the art of Plath's correspondence. Most of these materials have never before been published, and are presented here unabridged and without revision--so that she can speak directly in her own words. Refreshingly candid and offering intimate details of her personal life, Plath's letters entertain a wide ranges of addressees, including family, friends, and professional contacts, with inimitable wit and verve. This selection of early correspondence marks the key moments of Plath's adolescence, including her childhood hobbies and high school boyfriends; her successful but turbulent undergraduate years at Smith College; her move to England and Cambridge University; and her meeting and marrying Ted Hughes, including previously unseen post-honeymoon letters that reveal the beginnings of their extraordinary creative partnership. The letters document Plath's literary development and show the genesis of many poems, short and long fiction, and works of journalism. While her endeavors to publish in a variety of genres received mixed reception, she was never dissuaded. Well-read and curious, Plath simultaneously offers a fascinating commentary on contemporary culture as well as a rare look at her writing ambitions through her correspondence. Peter K. Steinberg, leading Plath scholar, and Karen V. Kukil, editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950-1962, provide comprehensive footnotes and an extensive index informed by their meticulous research that masterfully contextualize what these pages disclose. The letters are adorned by a selection of never-before-published photographs and Plath's own elegant line drawings. This remarkable collection, a work of immense scholarship and care, presents an exclusive look at the interior life of one of the most talented and fascinating poets of the modern age. -- Inside jacket flap.


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