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Somebody Else Sold the World Cover
Author: Adrian Matejka
Release Date: July 06, 2021
A resonant new collection on love and persistence from the author of The Big Smoke, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer PrizeThe poems in Adrian Matejka's newest and fifth collection, Somebody Else Sold the World, meditate on the ...
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What He Did in Solitary Cover
Author: Amit Majmudar
Release Date: June 08, 2021
The prize-winning poet reflects on what sustains us in a sundered world.With his dazzling ability to set words spinning, Amit Majmudar brings us poems that sharpen both wit and knives as he examines our "life in solitary." Equally engaged with human ...
What He Did in Solitary Cover
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Author: Michael Robbins
Release Date: June 01, 2021
A new collection from an audacious, humorous poet celebrated for his "sky-blue originality of utterance" (Dwight Garner, The New York Times)Michael Robbins's first two books of poetry were raucous protests lodged from the frontage roads and big-box s...
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Mister Toebones Cover
Author: Brooks Haxton | Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini
Release Date: March 23, 2021
In these marvelous pages, the award-winning poet turns a searching gaze toward the shared habitat and intertwined fates of man and animal. He looks back and forward in time, down at the soil, up at the stars, and deeply into his personal relationship...
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Author: Catherine Cohen | Narrator: Catherine Cohen
Release Date: February 02, 2021
Tragicomic verses from the award-winning comedian and millennial renaissance woman.Catherine Cohen, the one-woman stand-up chanteuse who has electrified the downtown NYC comedy scene in her white go-go boots, has been posting poignant, unfiltered poe...
In this urgent outpouring of American voices, our poets speak to us as they shelter in place, addressing our collective fear, grief, and hope from eloquent and diverse individual perspectives.**Featuring 107 poets, from A to Z—Julia Alvarez to ...
Author: Billy Collins | Narrator: Billy Collins
Release Date: September 29, 2020
A new collection from Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate and “America’s favorite poet” (The Wall Street Journal) Billy Collins’s new collection brings together more than fifty poems and showcases his deft mixing of ...
Author: Marge Piercy | Narrator: Marge Piercy
Release Date: September 29, 2020
A bountiful group of poems--direct, honest, and revelatory--that reflect on language, nature, old age, young love, Judaism, and our current politics, from one of our most read and admired poets"Words are my business," Marge Piercy begins her twentiet...
Author: Dan Chiasson | Narrator: Full Cast, Dan Chiasson and Sybil Johnson
Release Date: September 22, 2020
A father and husband's meditation on love, adolescence, and the mysterious mechanisms of poetic creation, from the acclaimed poet.The poet's art is revealed in stages in this "making-of" book, where we watch as poems take shape--first as dreams or me...
Author: Joshua Bennett | Narrator: Joshua Bennett
Release Date: September 01, 2020
From "one of the most impressive voices in poetry today" (Dissent magazine), a new collection that shines a light on forgotten or obscured parts of the past in order to reconstruct a deeper, truer vision of the presentGregory Pardlo described Joshua ...
Author: Nate Marshall | Narrator: Nate Marshall
Release Date: August 11, 2020
Sharp, lyrical poems celebrating the Black vernacular—its influence on pop culture, its necessity for familial survival, its rite in storytelling and in creating the safety found only within its intimacy“Terrific . . . illuminates li...
Author: Carolyn Forché | Narrator: Carolyn Forché
Release Date: March 10, 2020
“An undisputed literary event.” — NPRA new poetry collection of uncanny grace and moral force from one of our country's most celebrated poetsOver four decades, Carolyn Forché's visionary work has reinvigorated poetry's p...