Poetry for the Soul

April is National Poetry Month, one of our favorite celebrations and we like to celebrate all year. Poetry forms bridges, burns bridges, spans time, warps time, heightens senses, disassociates senses, retains boundaries, observes no boundaries, shakes you up and shakes you down, all with a 4/4 beat or a free-meter discordant assemblage of words and letters. Do you love poetry? Do you hate poetry? What is poetry exactly? Do you embrace it? Are you wary of it? April is a time of rebirth, a time to discover the new or revisit the old. Try poetry on. Recite your favorite poem; write one of your own. It’s poetry party time.

Here on staff most of us have poems and poets we particularly admire. We have hand-chosen a few of our favorites and keep an extensive collection in stock.

Poetry books

 

Odes to Lithium Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781948579032
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Alice James Books - September 17th, 2019

An American Sunrise: Poems Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781324003861
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 13th, 2019

Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780374229054
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 3rd, 2020

If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
By Sappho, Anne Carson (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780375724510
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2003

New Hampshire (Vintage Classics) Cover Image
$10.00
ISBN: 9780525565345
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Published: Vintage - January 22nd, 2019

The Malevolent Volume Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566895767
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 7th, 2020

Arias Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781524711603
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

A Season in Hell & The Drunken Boat Cover Image
By Arthur Rimbaud, Patti Smith (Introduction by), Louise Varèse (Translated by)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780811219488
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: New Directions - October 5th, 2011

Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

WHEREAS: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143037798
Availability: Special Order, May be Out of Print
Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2006

St. Trigger Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781943735068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Button Poetry - October 25th, 2016

The Black Unicorn: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393312379
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 17th, 1995

Selected Poems of Thomas Hardy Cover Image
By Thomas Hardy, Robert Mezey (Editor)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780140436990
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Penguin Classics - December 1st, 1998

Incarnadine: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555976354
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - February 5th, 2013

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017