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December 17, 2017

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Books, Movies & Music : Popular Adult Poetry

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Popular Poetry books for adults

 

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

 

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Adultolescence

Adultolescence
Hanna, Gabbie

"From Teen Choice Award-nominated comedian and vlogger Gabbie Hanna, known on YouTube as The Gabbie Show, an astounding debut poetry collection that captures the essence of what it means to come of age in today's world. Gabbie Hanna disarms the sacred and elevates the mundane in this exhilarating debut collection of illustrated poems. Ranging from the sing-song rhythms of children's verses and a sophisticated confessional style, Gabbie explores the emotionally charged space between childhood and womanhood, revealing her own longings, obsessions, and insecurities along the way. Adultolescence heralds the arrival of an artist with a magical ability to connect through alienation, bury truth bombs within observations about pizza cravings and social media, and detonate wickedly funny jokes between moments of existential dread. You'll turn to the last page because you get her, and you'll return to the first page because she gets you"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Fort Not

Fort Not
Skillings, Emily


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Holds: 1 on 1 copies

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Some Beheadings

Some Beheadings
Machado, Aditi


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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A Lesser Love

A Lesser Love
Koh, EJ, 1988-


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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Silencer

Silencer
Wicker, Marcus

"Welcome to Marcus Wicker's Midwest, where the muzzle is always on and where silence and daily microaggressions can chafe away at the faith of a young man grieved by images of gun violence and police brutality in twenty-first-century America. Precisely contradictory, bittersweet, witty, and heartbreaking, Silencer is where the political and the personal collide. Driven by the sounds of hip-hop and reimagined forms and structures, Wicker's explosive second bookis composed of poems at war with themselves, verses in which the poet questions his own faith in God, in hope, in the American Dream, and in himself. Pushing our ideas of traditions and expectations, these poems and queries work in concert towards creating a new dialectic"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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The Education of A Young Poet

The Education of A Young Poet
Biespiel, David, 1964-

The Education of a Young Poet is David Biespiel's moving account of his awakening to writing and the language that can shape a life. Exploring the original source of his creative impulse--a great-grandfather who traveled alone from Ukraine to America in 1910, eventually settling as a rag peddler in the tiny town of Elma, Iowa--through the generations that followed, Biespiel tracks his childhood in Texas and his university days in the northeast, led along by the "pattern and random bursts that make up a life."


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-memoirs

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


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Feverland: A Memoir in Shards

Feverland: A Memoir in Shards
Lemon, Alex


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Holds: 1 on 5 copies

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Forget It

Forget It
Anastacia-Reneé

"Anastacia Renée's FORGET IT draws the reader into the churning seas of dissolution--marriage, family, identity, livelihood--in language unknotted from the constraints of punctuation, syntax, sense--"eaten into seedless cherries"--and plunged into the fabular scape/scope of dreams, myth, fairytales, faith, race. Phantom births, ghosts, half-grown children, sex, betrayal, violence, anger, female body, the bloody aftermaths of dissolution sprawling, placental and umbilical, in the urgent, haunted language of dreaming and memory. City and speaker dissolve into one another, boundaries vanquished. What remains after dissolution? Talking to herself. From whence do (k)new form(s) arise? A "revelatory hymn", matrix upon which self and sense are (re-) configured as her own, Anastacia Renée's FORGET IT dances on the grave of the lost--fiery tempest, a phoenix of language and presence. When we wake up, nothing is forgotten."--Amazon.com.


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Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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Counting Descent

Counting Descent
Smith, Clint

A debut collection of poems draws on personal, political, and social histories to address black humanity and ideas of lineage and tradition.


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Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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