National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, but it doesn't have to be April for you to appreciate poetry! Listed below are just a few of our favorite poets and collections that we love to read all year long.

Books: 
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (LOA #333): A Library of America Anthology By Kevin Young (Editor) Cover Image
By Kevin Young (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781598536669
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Published: Library of America - October 20th, 2020

A literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of Black poetry ever published, gathering 250 poets from the colonial period to the present


Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems By Billy Collins Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812982671
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 21st, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“America’s favorite poet.”—The Wall Street Journal


The Book of Poetry for Hard Times: An Anthology By Robert Pinsky (Editor) Cover Image
By Robert Pinsky (Editor)
$16.95
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ISBN: 9780393867596
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 27th, 2021

Robert Pinsky, “our finest living example of [the American civic poet]” (New York Times), gathers poems that cope with the most extreme human emotions.


Call Us What We Carry: Poems By Amanda Gorman Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780593465066
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Published: Viking Books - December 7th, 2021

The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller


The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman


Canopy: Poems By Linda Gregerson Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358622253
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Published: Ecco - March 22nd, 2022

A long-awaited yet startlingly urgent new collection from “a contemporary master”*—a fierce, big-hearted eye on our last, tumultuous decade, and our fragile environment *Los Angeles Review of Books

Linda Gregerson’s long-awaited new collection is a tour de force, a compendium of lives touched by the radical fragility of the planet and,


The Carrying: Poems By Ada Limón Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315137
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 13th, 2021

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JEAN STEIN BOOK AWARD

From U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Lim n comes The Carrying--her most powerful collection yet.


Conjure Blues: Poems By Jaki Shelton Green Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780932112378
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Published: Carolina Wren Press - June 1st, 1996

Dog Songs: Poems By Mary Oliver Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143125839
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Published: Penguin Books - September 29th, 2015

“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe
 


Eating Salad Drunk: Haikus for the Burnout Age by Comedy Greats By Gabe Henry, Aparna Nancherla (Introduction by), Emily Flake (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gabe Henry, Aparna Nancherla (Introduction by), Emily Flake (Illustrator)
$15.99
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ISBN: 9781250774217
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 22nd, 2022

“I’m huge on Twitter.”
—An ancient proverb that means
Lonely in real life.
—JOEL KIM BOOSTER


*Vulture's Best Comedy Books of 2022*


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Envelope Poems By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor) Cover Image
By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811225823
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Published: New Directions - October 4th, 2016

Another gorgeous copublication with the Christine Burgin Gallery, Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems is a compact clothbound gift book, a full-color selection from The Gorgeous Nothings. 


Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems By Louise Glück Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374535773
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 1st, 2015

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry

A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet


How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton By Lucille Clifton, Aracelis Girmay (Editor) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781950774159
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Published: BOA Editions - September 21st, 2021

Selected poems from celebrated poet Lucille Clifton's 50-year career selected by Whiting Award-winning poet Aracelis Girmay.


The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy By James Crews (Editor), Danusha Laméris (Foreword by) Cover Image
By James Crews (Editor), Danusha Laméris (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635865332
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 12th, 2022

Following the success and momentum of his anthology How to Love the World (93,000 copies in print)James Crews's new collection, The Path to Kindness, offers more than 100 deeply felt and relatable poems from a diverse range of voices including well-known writers Julia Alvarez, Marie Howe, Ellen Bass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alberto R&iacute


The Rodent Not Taken By Jennifer McCartney Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781682686638
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Published: Countryman Press - September 28th, 2021

A treasure trove of cat poetry, hidden from human eyes until now, reveals the humor and pathos of feline life.


Playlist for the Apocalypse: Poems By Rita Dove Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393867770
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 2021

Finalist for the 2022 Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the 2021 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry

A piercing, unflinching new volume offers necessary music for our tumultuous present, from “perhaps the best public poet we have” (Boston Globe).


When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

Selected as one of Oprah Winfrey's "Books That Help Me Through"

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology.