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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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Saudade

Saudade
Brimhall, Traci, 1982-

"Inspired by her mother's ancestry and described by Brimhall as "autobiomythography," Saudade explores the myths within an Amazon River town"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 3 on 4 copies

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Barbie Chang

Barbie Chang
Chang, Victoria, 1970-

"Barbie's cultural artifice is unmasked by Victoria Chang's imagination, lifting the struggle of Asian American experience to mythic levels"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers
Kaur, Rupi


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Holds: 0 on 237 copies

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The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound

The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound
Swift, Daniel, 1977-

"In 1945, the American poet Ezra Pound was due to stand trial for treason for his broadcasts in Fascist Italy during the Second World War. Before the trial could take place, however, he was pronounced insane. Escaping a possible death sentence, he was sent to St. Elizabeths Hospital near Washington, D.C., where he was held for more than a decade. At the hospital, Pound was at his most infamous, and most contradictory. He was a genius and a traitor, a great poet and a madman. He was also an irresistible figure and, in his cell on Chestnut Ward and on the elegant hospital grounds, he was visited by the major poets and writers of his time. T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, Charles Olson, and Frederick Seidel all went to sit with him. They listened to him speak and wrote of what they had seen. This was perhaps the world's most unorthodox literary salon: convened by a fascist, held in a lunatic asylum, with chocolate brownies and mayonnaise sandwiches served for tea. Pound continues to divide all who read and think of him. At the hospital, the doctors who studied him and the poets who learned from him each had a different understanding of this wild and most difficult man. Tracing Pound through the eyes of his visitors, Daniel Swift's The Bughouse tells a story of politics, madness, and modern art in the twentieth century." -- Publisher's description


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Maps

Maps
Freeman, John, 1974-

"Freeman's poetry debut maps the present by way of the past, drawing inspiration from childhood memories, family, and former loves"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Earthling: Poems

Earthling: Poems
Longenbach, James


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Holds: 0 on 3 copies

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Hymns & Qualms: New and Selected Poems and Translations

Hymns & Qualms: New and Selected Poems and Translations
Cole, Peter, 1957-

"Inspired, border-crossing work by a major American poet and translator Hymns & Qualms brings together MacArthur Fellow Peter Cole's acclaimed poetry and translations, weaving them into a helical whole. Praised for his "prosodic mastery" and "keen moral intelligence" (American Poets), and for the "rigor, vigor, joy, and wit" of his poetry (The Paris Review), Cole has created a vital, unclassifiable body of work that plumbs centuries of wisdom while paying sharp attention to the textures and tensions of the present. He is, Harold Bloom writes, "a matchless translator and one of the handful of authentic poets in his own American generation. Hymns & Qualms is a majestic work, a chronicle of the imaginative life of a profoundly spiritual consciousness." Cole is a maker--of poems and worlds. From his earliest registrations of the Jerusalem landscape's stark power to electric renderings of mystical medieval Hebrew hymns; from his kabbalistically inspired recent poems to sensuous versions of masterworks of Muslim Spain; and from his provocative presentation of contemporary poetry from Palestine and Israel to his own dazzling reckonings with politics, beauty, and the double-edged dynamic of influence, Cole offers a ramifying vision of connectedness. In the process, he defies traditional distinctions between new and old, familiar and foreign, translation and original--"as though," in his own words, "living itself were an endless translation.""--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 0 on 2 copies

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The Book of Endings

The Book of Endings
Harrison, Leslie, 1962-


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Semiautomatic

Semiautomatic
Shockley, Evie, 1965-

"Poetry by Evie Shockley, critiquing daily life as well as responding to race- and gender-based violence"--Provided by publisher.


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Madness

Madness
Sax, Sam, 1942-

"An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems - Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition In this ƯƯƯpowerful debut collection,sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet's personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately,Madnessattempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax's innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it"--Provided by publisher.


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