Poetry for the Soul

While April is National Poetry Month, it is 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

Here is the Sweet Hand: Poems Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374168841
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 4th, 2020

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

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

Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

An American Sunrise: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393358483
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

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Anodyne Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793804
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Published: Tin House Books - August 18th, 2020

Owed (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143133858
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Published: Penguin Books - September 1st, 2020

The Best American Poetry 2020 (The Best American Poetry series) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781982106607
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Published: Scribner - September 8th, 2020

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781982167288
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 29th, 2020

Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780307961167
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Published: Knopf - October 27th, 2020

I Would Leave Me If I Could.: A Collection of Poetry Cover Image
By Halsey
$24.99
ISBN: 9781982135607
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 10th, 2020

African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (LOA #333): A Library of America Anthology Cover Image
By Kevin Young (Editor)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781598536669
Availability: Backordered. Not in stock at store and may take a number of weeks to arrive.
Published: Library of America - October 20th, 2020

Every Day We Get More Illegal Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780872868281
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Published: City Lights Books - September 22nd, 2020

Home Body Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781449486808
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 17th, 2020

Obit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595745
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

DMZ Colony Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781940696959
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Published: Wave Books - April 7th, 2020

Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358539414
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 17th, 2020

Dearly: New Poems Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

The Power of Adrienne Rich: A Biography Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780385541503
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Published: Nan A. Talese - November 17th, 2020

The Selected Works of Audre Lorde Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Roxane Gay (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781324004615
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020

Emporium Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643620299
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Published: Nightboat Books - October 27th, 2020