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


Seamus Heaney
Description: Coinciding with the National Library of Ireland launching a major exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Heaney, this volume is a singular, accessible collection for new and younger readers that has the opportunity to reach far and wide, now, and for years to come.
Call Number: 821 Hea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Joy Harjo
Description: In the early 1800s, the Mvskoke people were forcibly removed from their original lands east of the Mississippi to Indian Territoty, which is now part of Oklahoma. Two hundred years later, Joy Harjo returns to her family's lands and opens a dialogue with history. Harjo finds blessings in the abundance of her homeland and confronts the site where her people, and other indigenous families, essentially disappeared. From her memory of her mother's death, to her beginnings in the Native rights movement, to the fresh road with her beloved, Harjo's personal life intertwines with tribal histories to create a space for renewed beginnings. Her poems sing of beauty and survival, illuminating a spirituality that connects her to her ancestors and thrums with the quiet anger of living in the ruins of injustice. -- from Book Jacket."Poet Laureate of the United States"--Book jacket cover.
Call Number: 811 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Sharon Olds
Description: Sharon Olds gives us a new collection of poems that sing of a woman's intimate life and political conscience-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Old
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Carmen Giménez Smith
Description: Be Recorder offers readers a blazing way forward into an as yet unmade world. The many times and tongues in these poems investigate the precariousness of personhood in lines that excoriate and sanctify. Carmen Giménez Smith turns the increasingly pressing urge to cry out into a dream of rebellion--against compromise, against inertia, against self-delusion, and against the ways the media dream up our complacency in an America that depends on it. This reckoning with self and nation demonstrates that who and where we are is as conditional as the fact of our compliance.
Call Number: 811 Gim
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Joyce Sutphen
Call Number: 811 Sut
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Ilya Kaminsky
Description: Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear--they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence. At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, these poems confronts our time's vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them.
Call Number: 811 Kam
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Stephanie Burt
Description: "In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry," whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811.009 Bur
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Mary Ruefle
Description: "A new collection of poems by Mary Ruefle, the author of My Private Property, Trances of the Blast, Madness, Rack, and Honey, Selected Poems, The Most of It, and A Little White Shadow"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Rue
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Ladan Osman
Call Number: 811.6 Osm
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Jake Skeets
Description: "There is so much bottle-dark beauty here. Jake Skeets is a new, essential voice in poetry, in literature." --TOMMY ORANGE
Call Number: 811 Ske
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Tina Chang
Description: "A timely, stirring, and confident examination of mixed-race identity, violence, and history skillfully rendered through the lens of motherhood. In Hybrida, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. She ruminates on the relationship between her son's blackness and his safety, exploring the dangers of childhood in a post-Trayvon Martin era by invoking racialized roles in fairy tales. Meditating on the lives of Michael Brown, Leiby Kletzky, and Noemi Álvarez Quillay--lost at the hands of individuals entrusted to protect them--Chang creates hybrid poetic forms that mirror her investigation of racial tensions. Hybrida is a twenty-first-century tale that is equal parts a mother's love and her fury, an ambitious and revelatory exploration of identity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 28, 2019
Nick Flynn
Call Number: 811 Fly
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Tess Gallagher
Call Number: 811 Gal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Jim Harrison
Description: These essential poems of Jim Harrison is distilled from nearly 1,000 poems that appeared in fourteen volumes--from visionary lyrics and meditative suites to shape-shifting ghazals and prose-poem letters. Throughout these pages are Harrison's legendary passions and appetites, his meditations, rages, and love-songs to the natural world. Jim Harrison's essential poems continue to call for our fiercest attention.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Natalie Scenters-Zapico
Description: "In her striking second collection, Natalie Scenters-Zapico sets her unflinching gaze once again on the borders of things. Lima :: Limón illuminates both the sweet and the sour of the immigrant experience, of life as a woman in the U.S. and Mexico, and of the politics of the present day. Drawing inspiration from the music of her childhood, her lyrical poems focus on the often-tested resilience of women. Scenters-Zapico writes heartbreakingly about domestic violence and its toxic duality of macho versus hembra, of masculinity versus femininity, and throws into harsh relief the all-too-normalized pain that women endure. Her sharp verse and intense anecdotes brand her poems into the reader; images like the Virgin Mary crying glass tears and a border fence that leaves never-healing scars intertwine as she stares down femicide and gang violence alike. Unflinching, Scenters-Zapico highlights the hardships and stigma immigrants face on both sides of the border, her desire to create change shining through in every line. Lima :: Limón is grounding and urgent, a collection that speaks out against violence and works toward healing"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811.6 Sce
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Dobby Gibson
Call Number: 811 Gib
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
John Kenney
Description: "...John Kenney is back with a brand new collection of poems, this time taking on the greatest "joy" in life: children. Kenney covers it all, from newborns, toddlers, and sleep deprivation, to the terrible twos, terrible tweens, and terrible teens. A parent's love is unconditional, but sometimes that button can't help but be pushed. Between back to school shopping, summer vacations that never end, the awkwardness of puberty, the inevitable post-college moving back in, and more, a parent's job is never done, whether they like it or not."--Amazon.com
Call Number: 811 Ken
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Paisley Rekdal
Description: Nightingale is a book about change. This collection radically rewrites and contemporizes many of the myths central to Ovid's epic, The Metamorphoses, Rekdal's characters changed not by divine intervention but by both ordinary and extraordinary human events. In Nightingale, a mother undergoes cancer treatments at the same time her daughter transitions into a son; a woman comes to painful terms with her new sexual life after becoming quadriplegic; a photographer wonders whether her art is to blame for her son's sudden illness; and a widow falls in love with her dead husband's dog. At the same time, however, the book includes more intimate lyrics that explore personal transformation, culminating in a series of connected poems that trace the continuing effects of sexual violence and rape on survivors. Nightingale updates many of Ovid's subjects while remaining true to the Roman epic's tropes of violence, dismemberment, silence, and fragmentation. Is change a physical or a spiritual act? Is transformation punishment or reward, reversible or permanent? Does metamorphosis literalize our essential traits, or change us into something utterly new? Nightingale investigates these themes, while considering the roles that pain, violence, art, and voicelessness all play in the changeable selves we present to the world.
Call Number: 811 Rek
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Major Jackson, David Lehman
Call Number: 811.08 Bes 2019
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Atticus
Description: "In his third collection of poems, Atticus takes us on an adventure to discover the truth about magic. Through heartbreak and falling in love, looking back and looking forward, he writes about finding ourselves, finding our purpose, and the simple joys of life with grace, wit, and longing. Whether it's drinking wine out of oak barrels, laughing until you cry, dancing in old barns until the sun comes up, or making love on sandy beaches, Atticus reminds us that magic is everywhere--we simply have to look for it." -- back cover.
Call Number: 811 Att
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Etel Adnan
Call Number: 841 Adn
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
Jane Mead
Description: "This collection houses Mead's life's work: seven books spanning twenty-seven years. Follow chronologically through decades and become captivated by heartfelt muses on loss, madness, danger, grief, isolation, and self-identity. Her poems explore spaces we often try to ignore and finds a comfortable middle-ground. Mead candidly and openly weaves together pain and joy until it meshes into glimpses of humanity"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Mea
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 15, 2019
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100 Poems
Seamus Heaney
821 Hea
I Will Destroy You : Poems
Nick Flynn
811 Fly
An American Sunrise : Poems
Joy Harjo
811 Har
Is, Is Not : Poems
Tess Gallagher
811 Gal
Arias
Sharon Olds
811 Old
Jim Harrison : The Essential Poems
Jim Harrison
811 Har
Be Recorder : Poems
Carmen Giménez Smith
811 Gim
Lima : Limón
Natalie Scenters-Zapico
811.6 Sce
Carrying Water To The Field : New And Selected Poems
Joyce Sutphen
811 Sut
Little Glass Planet : Poems
Dobby Gibson
811 Gib
Deaf Republic : Poems
Ilya Kaminsky
811 Kam
Love Poems : (For People With Children)
John Kenney
811 Ken
Don't Read Poetry : A Book About How To Read Poems
Stephanie Burt
811.009 Bur
Nightingale
Paisley Rekdal
811 Rek
Dunce
Mary Ruefle
811 Rue
The Best American Poetry, 2019
Major Jackson, David Lehman
811.08 Bes 2019
Exiles Of Eden
Ladan Osman
811.6 Osm
The Truth About Magic : Poems
Atticus
811 Att
Eyes Bottle Dark With A Mouthful Of Flowers : Poems
Jake Skeets
811 Ske
Time
Etel Adnan
841 Adn
Hybrida : Poems
Tina Chang
811 Cha
To The Wren : Collected & New Poems 1991-2019
Jane Mead
811 Mea