Thursday, April 17, 2014

Poetry Month: New & Novel Poetry Books

Happy National Poetry Month! April 24th is Poem In Your Pocket Day, when  people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day - are you ready? If not, perhaps you'd like to consider checking out one of our latest poetry acquisitions to find a likely poem?  Here's some of the library's latest verse finds:

The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson

Dog Songs: Thirty-Five Dog Songs and One Essay by Mary Oliver

2014 Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses edited by Bill Henderson with the Pushcart Prize editors

Singing at the Gates: Selected Poems by Jimmy Santiago Baca

His Day is Done: A Nelson Mandela Tribute by Maya Angelou

The Iliad by Homer; translation by Barry B. Powell

Taps on the Walls: Poems from the Hanoi Hilton by John Borling, Major General, USAF, Ret.

The Cineaste by A. Van Jordan

Transfer of Qualities by Martha Ronk

The World Will Follow Joy: Turning Madness Into Flowers (New Poems) by Alice Walker

Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary by Harryette Mullen

Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology edited by Tim Kendall

Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins

O What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound by Garrison Keillor

Failure and I Bury the Body: Poems by Sasha West

Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire by Brenda Hillman

Hyperboreal by Joan Naviyuk Kane

Collected Poems by Denise Levertov

The Loving Detail of the Living & the Dead: Poems by Eleni Sikelianos

Engine Empire by Cathy Park Hong

Joie de Vivre: Selected Poems, 1992-2012 by Lisa Jarnot

Poems 1962-2012 by Louise Glück          

Testimony, A Tribute to Charlie Parker - With New and Selected Jazz Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa

Don't forget to visit our Poetry LibGuide!  It can help you find new books in the library catalog, poetry events, resources for writing poetry, and more!

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