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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)
$17.96
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)
$40.50
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


Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution Cover Image
By Julia Alvarez (Introduction by), Mark Eisner (Editor), Tina Escaja (Editor)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781951142070
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Published: Tin House Books - September 15th, 2020

“To read these poems is to be reminded again and again of our true allegiance to each other.” —from the introduction by Julia Alvarez


We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics Cover Image
By Andrea Abi-Karam (Editor), Kay Gabriel (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781643620336
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Published: Nightboat Books - November 24th, 2020

Editors Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel offer We Want it All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics as an experiment into how far literature, written from an identitarian standpoint, can go as a fellow traveler with social movements and revolutionary demands.


How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton (American Poets Continuum #180) Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9781950774142
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Published: BOA Editions - September 8th, 2020

How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton celebrates both familiar and lesser-known works by one of America's most beloved poets, including 10 newly discovered poems that have never been collected.


Make Me Rain: Poems & Prose Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062995285
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

One of America’s most celebrated poets challenges us with this powerful and deeply personal collection of verse that speaks to the injustices of society while illuminating the depths of her own heart.


Love Child's Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems & Artifacts Cover Image
$26.96
ISBN: 9780810142015
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Published: Triquarterly - April 15th, 2020

Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life.


Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY

Natalie Diaz’s highly anticipated follow-up to When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award


Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

A New York Times Bestseller! 

Chosen as one of Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club! 

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.


Be Holding: A Poem (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780822966234
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 8th, 2020

Be Holding is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers. But this book-length poem is more than just an ode to a magnificent athlete. Through a kind of lyric research, or lyric meditation, Ross Gay connects Dr.


Gather Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9798621791155
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Published: Independently Published - April 12th, 2020

Gather is a collection of soulful sayings, poetry, and flashes of insight sewn together into a sacred garment. Each thread was collected with reverence and care. The words here will weave their way into your heart and become a soft cover for you to land on.


Finna: Poems Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780593132456
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Published: One World - August 11th, 2020

Sharp, lyrical poems celebrating the Black vernacular—its influence on pop culture, its necessity for familial survival, its rite in storytelling and in creating the safety found only within its intimacy

“Terrific . . . illuminates life in this country in a strikingly original way.”—Ron Charles, The Washington Post


On the Way Out, Turn Off the Light: Poems Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9780593317938
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Published: Knopf - September 29th, 2020

A bountiful group of poems--direct, honest, and revelatory--that reflect on language, nature, old age, young love, Judaism, and our current politics, from one of our most read and admired poets


Homie: Poems Cover Image
$14.40
ISBN: 9781644450109
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Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

Danez Smith is our president


We Want Our Bodies Back: Poems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062955289
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Published: Amistad - March 31st, 2020

“WE WANT OUR BODIES BACK URGES BLACK WOMEN TO DEMAND BETTER FROM MEN.” -ESSENCE

“MASTER POET JESSICA CARE MOORE GIFTS US THIS LATEST COLLECTION OF SHARP, SMART AND DEFIANT PIECES.” -MS. MAGAZINE

BOOKS BY BLACK WOMEN WE CAN’T WAIT TO READ IN 2020 -REFINERY29


Arrow Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781948579117
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Published: Alice James Books - September 8th, 2020

Contemplative poems write a contentious love letter to a flawed world.


"In poems that focus on gender and race-based violence, environmental destruction, and grief, Chakraborty investigates the unknown, unexpected, and unexplained." --Publishers Weekly


Inheritance Cover Image
$17.06
ISBN: 9781948579131
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Published: Alice James Books - November 10th, 2020

Inheritance is a black sensorium, a chapel of color and sound that speaks to spaciousness, surveillance, identity, desire, and transcendence. Influenced by everyday moments of Washington, DC living, the poems live outside of the outside and beyond the language of categorical difference, inviting anyone listening to listen a bit closer.


Home Body Cover Image
$15.29
ISBN: 9781449486808
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - November 17th, 2020

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.

rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self.


Dearly: New Poems Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9780063032491
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Published: Ecco - November 10th, 2020

A new book of poetry from internationally acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood


How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons): Poetry Cover Image
$22.49
ISBN: 9780062993083
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Published: Harper - September 22nd, 2020

In this intimate collection, the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible and more than a dozen other New York Times bestsellers, winner or finalist for the Pulitzer and countless other prizes, now trains her eye on the everyday and the metaphysical in poems that are smartly crafted, emotionally rich, and luminous.