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December 18, 2017

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New Poetry Books for Adults

 

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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Planetary Noise

Planetary Noise
Mouré, Erin, 1955-


Format: Book
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Some Say the Lark: Poems

Some Say the Lark: Poems
Chang, Jennifer, 1976-

""Some Say the Lark is a piercing meditation, rooted in loss and longing, and manifest in dazzling leaps of the imagination-the familiar world rendered strange." -Natasha Trethewey Chang's poems narrate grief and loss, and intertwines them with hope for a fresh start in the midst of new beginnings. With topics such as frustration with our social and natural world, these poems openly question the self and place and how private experiences like motherhood and sorrow necessitate a deeper engagement with public life and history. From "The Winter's Wife": I want wild roots to prosper an invention of blooms, each unknown to every wise gardener. If I could be a color. If I could be a question of tender regard. I know crabgrass and thistle. I know one algorithm: it has nothing to do with repetition or rhythm. It is the route from number to number (less to more, more to less), a map drawn by proof not faith. Unlike twilight, I do not conclude with darkness. I conclude. Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity, which was a finalist for the Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers and listed by Hyphen Magazine as a Top Five Book of Poetry for 2008. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2012, The Nation, Poetry, A Public Space, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at George Washington University and lives in Washington, DC with her family"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Self-portrait in A Convex Mirror: Poems

Self-portrait in A Convex Mirror: Poems
Ashbery, John, 1927-2017


Format: Book
Holds: 11 on 4 copies

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New American Best Friend: Poems

New American Best Friend: Poems
Gatwood, Olivia


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 5 copies

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Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof: Poems

Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof: Poems
McCray, Carrie Allen, 1913-


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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My Other Tongue

My Other Tongue
Alcalá, Rosa


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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I Wrote This for You

I Wrote This for You
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"Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 4 on 4 copies

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The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems

The Trouble With Poetry and Other Poems
Collins, Billy

"In this dazzling new collection, his first in three years, Bills Collins explores boyhood, jazz, love, the passage of time, and, of course, writing - themes familiar to Collins's fans but made new here. Gorgeous, funny, and deeply empathetic, Billy Collins's poetry is a window through which we see our lives as if for the first time."--Jacket.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 8 copies

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Giving Godhead

Giving Godhead
Krieger, Dylan


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 2 copies

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Howl: And Other Poems

Howl: And Other Poems
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

A collection of poems originally published in 1956 by beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg.


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 31 copies

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