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As the great poet once said.... Here are our latest selection in poetry. 


Marilyn Hacker, Karthika Nair
Description: "Poets Marilyn Hacker and Karthika Naïr compose a collaborative poem marking a year of friendship through stillness and grief"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Hac
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Jos Charles
Description: "From the celebrated author of feeld comes a formally commanding third collection, dexterously recounting the survival of a period suffused with mourning"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Warsan Shire
Description: Warsan Shire introduces us to a young girl, who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own stumbling way towards womanhood. Drawing from her own life and the lives of loved ones, as well as pop culture and news headlines, Shire finds vivid, unique details in the experiences of refugees and immigrants, mothers and daughters, Black women, and teenage girls. In Shire's hands, lives spring into fullness. This is noisy life: full of music and weeping and surahs and sirens and birds. This is fragrant life: full of blood and perfume and shisha smoke and jasmine and incense.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 821 Shi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Amanda Gorman
Description: The presidential inaugural poet--and new voice in American poetry--presents a collection of poems that includes the stirring poem read at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden. Amanda Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, her poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become a messenger from the past, our voice for the future.-- adapted from jacket and perusal of book
Call Number: 811 Gor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Jude Nutter
Call Number: 811 Nut
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Kelsea Ballerini
Description: Kelsea Ballerini offers a collection of poetry that revolves around the emotions, struggles, and experiences of finding your voice and confidence as a woman. Her poems are personal and honest; they have hooks and rhymes; they talk about what it's like to be twenty-something trying to navigate a wildly beautiful and broken world. The poetry grapples with the challenges and celebrates the experiences Kelsea faces as she navigates the twists and turns of growing into a woman today. She addresses themes of family, relationships, body image, self-love, sexuality, and the lessons of youth. The poems speak to the often harsh--and sometimes beautiful--onset of womanhood.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Bal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Aurielle Marie
Call Number: 811 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Moheb Soliman
Description: "Moheb Soliman's HOMES maps the shoreline of the Great Lakes from the rocky North Shore of Minnesota to the Thousand Islands of eastern Ontario. This poetic travelogue offers an intimate perspective on an immigrant experience as Soliman drives his Corolla past exquisite vistas and abandoned mines, through tourist towns and midwestern suburbs, seeking to inhabit an entire region as home. Against the backdrop of environmental destruction and a history of colonial oppression, the vitality of Soliman's language brings a bold ecopoetic lens to bear on the relationship between transience and belonging in the world's largest, most porous borderland"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Kate Baer
Description: "I'm sure you could benefit from jumping on a treadmill" "Women WANT a male leader . . . It's honest to god the basic human playbook" These are some of the thousands of messages that Kate Baer has received online. Like countless other writers--particularly women--with profiles on the internet, as Kate's online presence grew, so did the darker messages crowding her inbox. These missives from strangers have ranged from "advice" and opinions to outright harassment. At first, these messages resulted in an immediate delete and block. Until, on a whim, Kate decided to transform the cruelty into art, using it to create fresh and intriguing poems. These pieces, along with ones made from notes of gratitude and love, as well as from the words of public figures, have become some of her most beloved work. I Hope This Finds You Well is drawn from those works: a book of poetry birthed in the darkness of the internet that offers light and hope. By cleverly building on the harsh negativity and hate women often receive--and combining it with heartwarming messages of support, gratitude, and connection, Kate Baer offers us a lesson in empowerment, showing how we too can turn bitterness into beauty.
Call Number: 811 Bae
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Jim Harrison, Joseph Bednarik
Description: "This tour de force contains every poem Harrison published over his fifty-year career, as well as a section of unpublished "Last Poems." Here are the nature-based lyrics of his early work, the high-velocity ghazals, a harrowing prose-poem "correspondence" with a Russian suicide, the riverine suites, fearless meditations inspired by the Zen monk Crazy Cloud, and a buoyant conversation in haiku-like gems with friend and fellow poet Ted Kooser"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Lucasta Miller
Description: "A new biography of John Keats that uncovers the reality of his imagination within the context of his time"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 821.09 Kea
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Nicky Beer
Description: "With an energetic eye, Nicky Beer thumbs through our collective history books--and her personal one, too--in an effort to chart the line between playful forms of farce and those that are far more insidious"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Bee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Kevin Young
Description: A book of elegy, loss, and what binds us to life. All that comprises our flickering precarious joy, all that we want to protect, is lifted into the light in this moving book. Stones becomes an ode to Young's home places and his dear departed, and to what of them--of us--poetry can save.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 You
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Tracy K. Smith
Description: Collects the best poems from the author's award-winning books, along with new poems that confront America's historical and contemporary racism and injustices while urging us toward love as a resistance to everything that impedes it.
Call Number: 811 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Ocean Vuong
Description: Ocean Vuong's second collection of poetry looks inward, on the aftershocks of his mother's death, and the struggle--and rewards--of staying present in the world. This work moves outward and onward, as Vuong continues, through his work, his profound exploration of personal trauma, of what it means to be the product of an American war in America, and how to circle these fragmented tragedies to find not a restoration, but the epicenter of the break.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Vuo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Amanda Lovelace
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Fiona Benson
Description: Vertigo & Ghost pitches quickly into a sequence of graphic, stunning pieces about Zeus as a serial rapist, for whom woman are prey and sex is weaponized. These are frank, brilliant, devastating poems of vulnerability and rage. In the book's second half, Fiona Benson shifts to an intimate and lyrical document of depression, family life, and early motherhood. Her's is a voice that speaks out with clarity, grace, and bravery against abuse of power.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 821 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Louise Glück
Description: "A new collection from Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Glu
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Mai Der Vang
Description: Poems explore the use of a mysterious substance known as "yellow rain" on the Hmong people during their escape from Laos at the end of the Vietnam War, and lament the erasure of that narrative while examining how marginalized people are often denied access to the truth.
Call Number: 811 Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
Andrea Gibson
Description: A queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection. The poems range from close examination of the deeply personal to the vastness of the world, exploring the expansiveness of the human experience from love to illness, from space to climate change, and so much more in between. Andrea Gibson's trademark honesty and vulnerability are on full display here, welcoming and inviting readers to be just as they are.
Call Number: 811.6 Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 7, 2022
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A Different Distance : A Renga
Marilyn Hacker, Karthika Nair
811 Hac
Keats : A Brief Life In Nine Poems And One Epitaph
Lucasta Miller
821.09 Kea
A Year : & Other Poems
Jos Charles
Real Phonies And Genuine Fakes : Poems
Nicky Beer
811 Bee
Bless The Daughter Raised By A Voice In Her Head : Poems
Warsan Shire
821 Shi
Stones : Poems
Kevin Young
811 You
Call Us What We Carry : Poems
Amanda Gorman
811 Gor
Such Color : New And Selected Poems
Tracy K. Smith
811 Smi
Dead Reckoning
Jude Nutter
811 Nut
Time Is A Mother
Ocean Vuong
811 Vuo
Feel Your Way Through : A Book Of Poetry
Kelsea Ballerini
811 Bal
Unlock Your Storybook Heart
Amanda Lovelace
Gumbo Ya Ya
Aurielle Marie
811 Mar
Vertigo & Ghost : Poems
Fiona Benson
821 Ben
Homes
Moheb Soliman
811 Sol
Winter Recipes From The Collective : Poems
Louise Glück
811 Glu
I Hope This Finds You Well : Poems
Kate Baer
811 Bae
Yellow Rain : Poems
Mai Der Vang
811 Van
Jim Harrison : Complete Poems
Jim Harrison, Joseph Bednarik
811 Har
You Better Be Lightning
Andrea Gibson
811.6 Gib