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February 23, 2018

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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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The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou
Angelou, Maya


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 5 copies

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Mortal Trash: Poems

Mortal Trash: Poems
Addonizio, Kim, 1954-


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 3 copies

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Ordinary Beast: Poems

Ordinary Beast: Poems
Sealey, Nicole

"A striking debut full-length collection from Virgin Islands-born poet Nicole Sealey"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems
Brown, Molly McCully, 1991-

"These poems explore the haunted legacy of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, an medical institution at the heart of the eugenics movement in the first half of the twentieth century in America. The author, who has cerebral palsy, grew up in the shadow of the former Colony in southwestern Virginia, aware that, had she been born fifty years earlier, she would quite possibly been admitted there, and exposed to a variety of inhumane treatments, including forced sterilization. Her poems give voice to the Colony's chorus of residents, reclaiming for them elements of their humanity" --Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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How to Be Drawn

How to Be Drawn
Hayes, Terrance


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 2 copies

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Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015

Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015
Young, Kevin, 1970-

Blue Laws gathers poems written over the past two decades, drawing from all nine of Kevin Young's previously published books of poetry and including a number of uncollected, often unpublished, poems.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 4 copies

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It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful

It Shouldn't Have Been Beautiful
Purpura, Lia, 1964-

" Lia Purpura has won national acclaim as both a poet and an essayist. The exquisitely rendered poems in this, her fourth collection, reach back to an early affinity for proverbs and riddles and the proto-poetry found in those forms. Taking on epic subjects--time and memory, metamorphosis and indeterminacy, the complicated nature of beauty, wordless states of being--each poem explores a bright, crisp, singular moment of awareness or shock or revelation. Purpura reminds us that short poems, never merely brief nor fragmentary, can transcend their size, like small dogs, espresso, a drop of mercury"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 1 copies

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Hardly War

Hardly War
Choi, Don Mee


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 1 copies

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Float

Float
Carson, Anne, 1950-

"Anne Carson consistently dazzles with her inventive, shape-shifting work and the vividness of her imagination. Float reaches an even greater level of brilliance and surprise. Presented in an arrestingly original format--individual chapbooks that can be read in any order, and that float inside a transparent case--this collection conjures a mix of voices, time periods, and structures to explore what makes people, memories, and stories "maddeningly attractive" when observed in spaces that are suggestively in-between. One can begin with Carson contemplating Proust on a frozen Icelandic plain, or on the art-saturated streets of downtown New York City. Or journey to the peak of Mount Olympus, where Zeus ponders his own afterlife. Or find a chorus of Gertrude Steins performing an essay about falling--a piece that also unearths poignant memories of Carson's own father and great-uncle in rural Canada. And a poem called "Wildly Constant" piercingly explores the highs and lows of marriage and monogamy, distilled in a wife's waking up her husband from the darkness of night, and asking him to make them eggs for breakfast."--Provided by publisher


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 8 copies

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Garden Time

Garden Time
Merwin, W. S., 1927-


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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