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The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

Amanda Gorman’s powerful and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition.

“Stunning.” —CNN 
“Dynamic.” —NPR
“Deeply rousing and uplifting.” —Vogue


If Men, Then: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374539313
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 16th, 2021

A darkly humorous collection of poems by the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Wideawake Field and Amity and Prosperity


In the Lateness of the World: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525560425
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

“An undisputed literary event.” —NPR

“History—with its construction and its destruction—is at the heart of In the Lateness of the World. . . . In [it] one feels the poet cresting a wave—a new wave that will crash onto new lands and unexplored territories.” —Hilton Als, The New Yorker


Live Oak, with Moss Cover Image
By Walt Whitman, Brian Selznick (Illustrator), Karen Karbiener (Afterword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781419748158
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - March 23rd, 2021

New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Medal–winning Brian Selznick illustrates Walt Whitman like never before—now in paperback

As he was turning 40, Walt Whitman wrote 12 poems in a small handmade book he entitled Live Oak, with Moss. The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction and affection for other men.


You Don't Have to Be Everything: Poems for Girls Becoming Themselves Cover Image
By Diana Whitney (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523510993
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - March 30th, 2021

Poems to Turn to Again and Again – from Amanda Gorman, Sharon Olds, Kate Baer, and More
 
Created and compiled just for young women, You Don’t Have to Be Everything is filled with works by a wide range of poets who are honest, unafraid, and skilled at addressing the complex feelings of coming-of-age, from loneliness to joy, longing to solac


How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope Cover Image
By James Crews, Ross Gay (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781635863864
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - March 23rd, 2021

What the world needs now – featuring poems from inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Ross Gay, Tracy K.


The Essential Rumi - reissue: New Expanded Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062509598
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Published: HarperOne - May 28th, 2004

This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems.


Treasures of Verse: A Collection of the World's Most Famous and Familiar Poems Cover Image
By Sarah Anne Stuart (Compiled by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780884867326
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Published: Bristol Park Books - January 7th, 2020

This wonderful compendium of best-loved verse contains many of the favorite poems of the American people. Everyone who appreciates the power of poetry will treasure these masterpieces about love, friendship, grief, faith, inspiration and much more. Each poem in this collection is a complete portrait, a painting in words, that is framed by your own thoughts, memories and feelings about life.


One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each Cover Image
By Peter Macmillan (Translated by), Peter Macmillan (Editor)
$13.00
ISBN: 9780141395937
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Published: Penguin Classics - August 14th, 2018

A prize-winning translation of the most widely known and popular collection of Japanese poetry
 


When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780393356809
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 25th, 2020

Selected as one of Oprah Winfrey's "Books That Help Me Through"

United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into the first historically comprehensive Native poetry anthology.


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
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Published: Library of America - October 20th, 2020

A literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of Black poetry ever published, gathering 250 poets from the colonial period to the present


New Poets of Native Nations Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555978099
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Published: Graywolf Press - July 10th, 2018

A landmark anthology celebrating twenty-one Native poets first published in the twenty-first century


The Lost Words Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781487005382
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Published: Anansi International - October 2nd, 2018

In 2007, when a new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary -- widely used in schools around the world -- was published, a sharp-eyed reader soon noticed that around forty common words concerning nature had been dropped. Apparently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit their place in the dictionary.


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The Lost Spells Cover Image
By Robert MacFarlane, Jackie Morris (Illustrator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9781487007799
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Published: Anansi International - October 27th, 2020

Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults.


Citizen: An American Lyric Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781555976903
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 7th, 2014

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:


Glory Bush & Green Banana Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781625492265
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Published: Turning Point - April 1st, 2017

Like Pamela Harrison’s previous collections, Glory Bush and Green Banana is a sequence of poems recounting her family's year volunteering for Project HOPE on the tiny Caribbean island of Carriacou. The poems explore the island life, its creatures and challenges, and her daughter’s special experience as the only white child on the island populated by 8,000 descendants of slaves.


After the Body: New & Selected Poems Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781946448606
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Published: Sarabande Books - July 7th, 2020

From her first book, Aerial View of Louisiana, published in 1979, Cleopatra Mathis has given us poems that somehow manage to be elegant and visceral at once.


Roads Taken: Contemporary Vermont Poetry Cover Image
By Sydney Lea (Editor), Chard deNiord (Editor), Dan Chiasson (Introduction by)
$24.95
ISBN: 9780998260471
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Published: Green Writers Press - May 26th, 2017

With its mystical landscape and fiercely self-reliant citizenry, Vermont has inspired poets from its earliest days. This anthology of contemporary Vermont poets represents a wide range of accomplished voices?both young and old, both renowned and relatively unestablished. Their poems reverberate with what W.H. Auden called “memorable speech” in a wide variety of forms and subjects.


The Wild Iris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780880013345
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Published: Ecco - November 1st, 1993

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

From Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Louise Glück, a stunningly beautiful collection of poems that encompasses the natural, human, and spiritual realms


The Rain in Portugal: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812982688
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 17th, 2017

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering over fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him “America’s favorite poet.”
 


Rich Remembering Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780692822890
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Published: Still Puddle Poets - February 25th, 2017

Carol Armstrong has written poetry most of her life on the backs of envelopes and the bottom of grocery lists, usually at 3:00 a.m. when the house was quiet. She went to a small school in Rowayton, Connecticut, where the reading and writing of poetry was not considered either odd or esoteric.


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

A New York Times Bestseller, chosen as Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club


A World Full of Poems Cover Image
By DK
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ISBN: 9781465492296
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Published: DK Children - October 6th, 2020

A gorgeously illustrated introduction to poetry for children, featuring poems about everything from science, sports, and space, to friendship, family, and feelings.


Cast Away: Poems of Our Time Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062907707
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 9th, 2021

“Nye at her engaging, insightful best.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast: And Other Tasty Poems Cover Image
By Jack Prelutsky, Ruth Chan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063019133
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Published: Greenwillow Books - January 19th, 2021

A new collection from the celebrated first Young People’s Poet Laureate and bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky, featuring more than one hundred original poems!

Hard-Boiled Bugs for Breakfast is guaranteed to make readers laugh, imagine, write, and dream.


A Child's Introduction to Poetry (Revised and Updated): Listen While You Learn About the Magic Words That Have Moved Mountains, Won Battles, and Made Us Laugh and Cry (A Child's Introduction Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780762469109
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - March 10th, 2020

This delightful, interactive journey through the history of the world's poetry now includes a removable poster and access to downloadable audio, allowing kids to listen and learn as they experience the magic of the spoken word.


The Village Blacksmith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781536204438
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Published: Candlewick - April 3rd, 2020

A contemporary envisioning of a nineteenth-century poem pairs artwork by G. Brian Karas with the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow classic.

His brow is wet with honest sweat;
He earns whate’er he can,
And looks the whole world in the face,
For he owes not any man.


This Poem Is a Nest Cover Image
By Irene Latham, Johanna Wright (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781684373635
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Published: Wordsong - September 29th, 2020

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book
An NCTE Notable Poetry Book


This beautiful poetry collection introduces readers to the art of found poetry as the poet writes a 37-line poem, "Nest," then finds 160 smaller poems within it.


Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060256531
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Published: HarperCollins - January 6th, 2015

From the legendary creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, and The Giving Tree comes an unforgettable new character in children's literature: Runny Babbit.


Where the Sidewalk Ends Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems: Poems and Drawings Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060572341
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Published: HarperCollins - February 18th, 2014


Now We Are Six (Winnie-the-Pooh) Cover Image
By A. A. Milne, Ernest H. Shepard (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780140361247
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Published: Puffin Books - August 1st, 1992

Celebrate the 90th birthday of one of the world's most beloved icons of children's literature, Winnie-the-Pooh!

Whether you’re six, sixty-six, or anywhere in between, this enchanting collection of verses about Christopher Robin and, of course, Winnie-the-Pooh, will enchant.  


Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780399212581
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 2nd, 1985

Since its original publication in 1985, Tomie dePaola’s Mother Goose has become a staple on children’s bookshelves everywhere, and features over two hundred Mother Goose rhymes charmingly illustrated by one of today’s most beloved artists.