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Poetry, Essays & Bibliophilia

A sampling of our collection - updated frequently. Please check back often!

All the Flowers Kneeling (Penguin Poets) By Paul Tran Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143136842
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Published: Penguin Books - February 15th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE 

“Paul Tran’s debut collection of poems is indelible, this remarkable voice transforming itself as you read, eventually transforming you.” —Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel


Pink: Poems By Sylvie Baumgartel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374604868
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 22nd, 2022

A sharp, visceral new collection of poetry that touches on art, history, sex, bodies, language, and the color pink

The sack of Rome,
The siege of Florence.
The lights twinkle pink in Fiesole.
Pink furls, pink buds.
Wet pink veiny hearts in spring.
Pink can mean so many things.


Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems By Warsan Shire Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593134351
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 1st, 2022

Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma, and resilience from the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Black Is King, award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire

“The beautifully crafted poems in this collection are fiercely tender gifts.”—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist


Dream of the Divided Field: Poems By Yanyi Cover Image
By Yanyi
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593230992
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Published: One World - March 1st, 2022

From an award-winning poet comes a collection on heartbreak and transitions, written with a piercing lyric ferocity. 


All the Poems: Stevie Smith By Stevie Smith, Will May (Editor) Cover Image
By Stevie Smith, Will May (Editor)
$29.95
ISBN: 9780811231664
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Published: New Directions - March 15th, 2022

The essential edition of one of modern poetry’s most distinctive voices: all Stevie Smith’s flabbergasting poems, now in paperback


Stranger by Night: Poems By Edward Hirsch Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781524711702
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Published: Knopf - March 1st, 2022

Now in his seventies, the award-winning poet looks back on what was and accepts what is, in a deeply moving and beautiful sequence about what sustains him


Another America/Otra America By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781541600386
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Published: Seal Press - February 22nd, 2022

From a bestselling and beloved author, an intensely personal collection of poetry “rich with political and human resonance” (Ursula K. LeGuin)

Before becoming the bestselling author we know today, Barbara Kingsolver, as a new college graduate in search of adventure, moved to the borderlands of Tucson, Arizona.


Rise and Float: Poems By Brian Tierney Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315199
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Published: Milkweed Editions - February 8th, 2022

Chosen by Randall Mann as a winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, Brian Tierney's Rise and Float depicts the journey of a poet working--remarkably, miraculously--to make our most profound, private wounds visible on the page.


Path of Totality: Poems By Niina Pollari Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593767037
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Published: Soft Skull - February 8th, 2022

Exploring the sudden loss of her child, the hope that precedes this crisis, and the suffering that follows, this collection of poetry renders a shattering experience with candor and immediacy.


Customs: Poems By Solmaz Sharif Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450796
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 1st, 2022

In Customs, Solmaz Sharif examines what it means to exist in the nowhere of the arrivals terminal, a continual series of checkpoints, officers, searches, and questionings that become a relentless experience of America.


Broken Halves of a Milky Sun: Poems By Aaiún Nin Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781662600791
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Published: Astra House - February 1st, 2022

With the emotional undertow of Ocean Vuong and the astute political observations of Natalie Diaz, a powerful poetry debut exploring the effects of racism, war and colonialism, queer love and desire.


Duino Elegies, Deluxe Edition: The original English translation of Rilke's landmark poetry cycle, by Vita and E dward Sackville-West - reissued for the first time in 90 years By Rainer Maria Rilke, Vita Sackville-West (Translated by), Edward Sackville-West (Introduction by), Lesley Chamberlain (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Vita Sackville-West (Translated by), Edward Sackville-West (Introduction by), Lesley Chamberlain (Afterword by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781782277798
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Published: Pushkin Press - February 22nd, 2022

The first-ever English translation of Rilke’s landmark poetry cycle, by Vita and Edward Sackville-West ­– reissued for the first time in 90 years


PLEASURE By Angelo Nikolopoulos Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781954245082
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Published: Four Way Books - February 15th, 2022

PLEASURE is a book-length poem which muses on the phenomenology of solitude in a pastoral landscape, written in a diaristic, lyric mode, where the queer “I” alternately savors the decadence of isolation and stands at the precipice of despair.


Rhyme's Rooms: The Architecture of Poetry By Brad Leithauser Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525655053
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Published: Knopf - February 22nd, 2022

From the widely acclaimed poet, novelist, critic, and scholar, a lucid and edifying exploration of the building blocks of poetry and how they've been used over the centuries to assemble the most imperishable poems • “Anyone wanting to learn how to remodel, restore, or build a poem from the foundation up, will find this room-by-room guide on the architecture of poetry a warm c


Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage By Heather Havrilesky Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062984463
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Published: Ecco - February 8th, 2022

“This book is a delight. Funny, honest and deeply romantic.” –Chicago Tribune, “Best Books of 2022 So Far”


In Sensorium: Notes for My People By Tanaïs Cover Image
By Tanaïs
$26.99
ISBN: 9780358381709
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Published: Harper - February 22nd, 2022

A 2022 Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction

Fragrance has long been used to mark who is civilized and who is barbaric, who is pure and who is polluted, who is free and who is damned—


Burning Questions: Essays and Occasional Pieces, 2004 to 2021 By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385547482
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Published: Doubleday - March 1st, 2022

In this brilliant selection of essays, the award-winning, best-selling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments offers her funny, erudite, endlessly curious, and uncannily prescient take on everything from whether or not The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopia to the importance of how to define granola—and seeks answers to Burning Questions such as...


In the Margins: On the Pleasures of Reading and Writing By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator) Cover Image
By Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (Translator)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781609457372
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Published: Europa Editions - March 15th, 2022

A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER


A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2022


Four new and revelatory essays by the author of My Brilliant Friend and The Lost Daughter.


Girls Can Kiss Now: Essays By Jill Gutowitz Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982158507
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Published: Atria Books - March 8th, 2022

Named One of the Most Anticipated Books of 2022 by Vogue, BuzzFeed, Bustle, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Electric Lit, Thrillist, Glamour, CNN, and Shondaland

“Wickedly funny and heartstoppingly vulnerable…every page twinkles with brilliance.” —Refinery29


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