This landmark anthology gathers together almost two-hundred vibrant English-language love poems by living writers of Arab descent.
Hand in Hand with Love is a celebration of queer voices throughout the ages, featuring an electrifying range of poems from Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde, Christina Rossetti, Wilfred Owen and many more.
Let Me Say This: A Dolly Parton Poetry Anthology offers 54 poets' takes on often-unsung facets of this diamond in a rhinestone world-calling in Dolly's impeccable comedic timing, her lyric mastery, her business acumen, and her Dollyverse advocacy.
Evie Shockley's new poems invite us to dream--and work--toward a more capacious "we"
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Winner of the National Book Award for Poetry, this collection of experimental and visual poems dives into the history and culture of the poet’s homeland, Guam.
This book is the fifth collection in Craig Santos Perez’s ongoing from unincorporated territory series about the history of his homeland, the western Pacific island of Guåhan (Guam), and th
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2023 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Named a Best Book of 2023 by NPR
“How many bad lovers have gotten poems? How many crushes? No disrespect to romantic love—but what about our friends ? Those homies who are there all along—cheering for us and reminding us that love is abundant.”
"I'm Always so Serious is brilliant." --Terrance Hayes, winner of the National Book Award for Lighthead
Karisma Price's stunning debut collection is an extended
meditation on Blackness, on family, on loss. Anchored in New Orleans and New
York City, these poems braid personal and public histories into a cultural
A black British poet making her thrilling American debut explores the importance of “quiet” in producing forms of community, resistance, and love.
Set in a small tourist town, two siblings attempt to navigate and survive an unfamiliar landscape after their parents' deaths while trying to simultaneously forget and remember them. Dear Outsiders explores how we are part of and stranger to our environments and to our families and how identities form by where and who we come from.
Winner of a 2022 Whiting Award in Poetry
Winner of the 2021 Alice James Award
A response to the unimaginable cruelties that became our new quotidian in 2020, that moves musically and discursively through innovative permutations of lyric form.CRUEL/CRUEL is the manifestation of a Black, queer voice grappling with the intricacies of (un)belonging and identity.
A national bestseller in Canada, hailed by The New York Times as an “intimate expression of self-acceptance and forgiveness, tenderly written to fellow trans women and others.”
“Required reading.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 bestselling author of Untamed
One of Publisher's Weekly's Most Anticipated Poetry Books for Fall 2023
the delicacy of embracing spirals investigates the ways in which the personal narrative of Black queer womanhood can be expressed through, a radically human lens.
Alice Teeter's Book of Revelations is gentle and brutal, devoid of the supernatural and full of nature. Her poetry gives us a recipe, a warning, a hint at what is to come. Somehow she scares us and reassures us at the same time.
- Franklin Abbott, poet and psychotherapist
The award-winning, genre-crossing writer demonstrates her power as a funkadelic and formidable feminist voice in this rich and beautiful collection of verse and image—a multi-part retrospective that traverses time, space, and reality to illuminate the expansiveness of Black femme lives.
A formally brilliant and powerful volume from “one of the most extraordinary innovative poets writing today” (Carol Muske-Dukes, Los Angeles Times).
Let this book be a celebration of queerness, Blackness, and love. Let these words be a modern church, these poems a holy space.
Rising star and spoken word poet Jae Nichelle debuts her luminous thoughts in God Themselves, a new collection of stirring poetry.
A wild, seductive debut collection that presents a powerful journey of struggle and healing--and a spellbinding brew of folklore, movies, music, and ritual.
In this poetry collection, Sunu P. Chandy includes stories about her experiences as a woman, civil rights attorney, parent, partner, daughter of South Asian immigrants, and member of the LGBTQ community. These poems cover themes ranging from immigration, social justice activism, friendship loss, fertility challenges, adoption, caregiving, and life during a pandemic.
A remarkable poetry collection with "inextinguishable generosity and abundant wisdom" (Monica Youn) from Clint Smith, the #1 New York Times bestselling and National Book Critics Circle award-winning author of How the Word Is Passed.
Clint Smith’s vibrant and compelling new collection traverses the vast emotional terrain of fatherhood,
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A “rich hybrid of memoir and history” (The New Yorker) of the literary art form that has transformed the cultural landscape, by one of its influential practitioners, an award-winning poet, professor, and slam champion
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Winner of the Maya Angelou Book Award
Shortlisted for the CHIRBy Awards
Inspired by The Wiz, this debut, full-length poetry collection celebrates South Side Chicago and a Black woman’s quest for self-discovery—one that pulls her away from the safety of home and into her power
Voted one of the Best Books of 2023 by the New York Public Library, Cynthia Manick’s poetry collection personifies love of self and culture through fresh observations and bitter truths voiced with breathtaking lyricism.
Standing in the Forest of Being Alive is a memoir-in-poems that reckons with erotic love even as the narrator is diagnosed and treated for breast cancer at the age of thirty-six during a time of pandemic and political upheaval. With humor and honesty, the book portrays both the pleasures and the horrors of the lover, the citizen, and the medical subject.
In Ghana’s Akan tradition, on the eighth day of life a child is named according to the day of the week on which they were born. This marks their true birth. In Kweku Abimbola’s rhapsodic debut, the intimacy of this practice yields an intricately layered poetics of time and body based in Black possibility, ancestry, and joy.
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A book of poems and augmentations, recording instances of love, self-realization, and recovery in non-binary, queer, and autistic lives.
In her most intimate poetry collection yet, Lightsey Darst considers the many facets of maternal power and whether it might guide us toward healing in the wake of history's horrors.
Winner of the 2022 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize, haunting vignettes of people betrayed by family and American society.
Ashia Ajani's Heirloom stands as a poetic homage to the profound legacy of her family's migration journey - a path traversing from Bentonia, Mississippi to Detroit, Michigan, and finally to Denver, Colorado.
From "one of the essential voices in American poetry" (New York Times) comes a rich new collection of expansive, light-footed, and cheerfully foreboding poems oddly in tune with our strange and evolving presentThe first new collection since Evolution from the prolific poet, activist, and writer Eileen Myles, a "Working Life" unerringly captures the measure of life.
A Book of Black Trans* Erotic Poetry, is a sensorial invitation. Through its poetry, we are transported to non-normative erotic dimensions through the dissident perspective of the author. Tiely calls us to trans*verse our bodies from other perspectives, stripping ourselves of the handcuffs that inhabit our intimacy, and determine our desires.
The latest collection from award-winning poet Vievee Francis, The Shared World imagines the ideas and ideals and spaces of the Black woman. The book delves into inherited memories and restrictions between families, lovers, and strangers and the perception and inconvenient truth of Black woman as mother—with or without child.
Sadie McCarney's Your Therapist Says It's Magical Thinking is a buoyant second collection that playfully navigates the turbulent waters of life with mental illness and neurodivergence.
Freedom House is a poetry collection that explores internal, interpersonal, and systemic freedom.
A collection of poetry that moves from family history and the heartbreaks of navigating a predominantly white high school into adulthood, exploring the ways the speaker's experiences echo those of an expansive and intricate history of Black girls and women.
Finalist for the New England Book Award
From a National Book Award nominated poet, this collection is about a life lived in the red, on the edges of great lack and great abundance, of financial and emotional margins
In their latest collection of poems, Cave Canem Poetry Prize winner Brionne Janae dives into the deep, unsettled waters of intimate partner violence, queerness, grief, and survival.
H Warren's (they/them) debut collection, Binded, explores the nonbinary body and the courage it takes to heal and exist in the world today.
A powerful, timely, dazzling new collection of poems from Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award–winning author of Lighthead—to be published simultaneously with his latest work of literary criticism, Watch Your Language
An anthology edited by acclaimed poets Kaveh Akbar and Paige Lewis.
An inspiring new selection of poems exploring faith and the divine, featuring poets from across the world, from antiquity to the present, compiled by renowned poet Kaveh Akbar
A Penguin Classic
“His prolific artistic production, cut off at the age of forty, remains a monumental artifact . . . illustrating his profound conviction that the poet can and must, in his life as well as in his work, serve as the finely-honed scalpel of change, both in word and deed.” —Claribel Alegría
The editor of the bestselling poetry anthologies How to Love the World and The Path to Kindness presents a collection of highly accessible, uplifting poetry celebrating the small wonders and peaceful moments of everyday life.
James Crews, editor of two best-selling poetry anthologies, How to Love the World and The Path to Kindness, presen
Sex Augury is a collection of radical, trans poems which practice divination with the symbolism of our changed and changeable world.
Take the body and split it wide open. Fill it with light.
Collaged from journals and notebooks kept during a period of chronic illness, economic precarity, and heartbreak, Poem Bitten By a Man captures crisis by cutting up the record of a queer life lived in devotion to poetry and visual art.A medical emergency, a road trip, a breakup, and a paean to the power of creative process--Poem Bitten by a Man is for everyone who has tried against t
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Fire-Rimmed Eden: Selected Poems gathers poems from Lynn Lonidier's rich and varied collections.
Dedicated to friends, fellow artists, and resilient working people, The Beloved Community sees Jones at her best as she writes toward and in search of all that connects and disconnects us.
In her fifth poetry collection, The Beloved Community, Jackson Poetry Prize winner Patricia Spears Jones interrogates the necessity and fragility of human bonds: sensual, familial, societa
The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong
"Take your time with these poems, and return to them often.” —The Washington Post
How else do we return to ourselves but to fold
The page so it points to the good part
Named A Most Anticipated Book by: LitHub * Vulture * Time * A PW 2022 Holiday Gift Pick
One of: Time's "100 Must-Read Books of 2022" * NPR's 2022 "Books We Love" Vulture's "10 Best Books of 2022"
A Goodreads Readers Choice Award Semifinalist
Winner of the 2023 Griffin Poetry Prize
Winner of the 2023 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award
Finalist for the 2022 National Book Award for Poetry, the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry Collection, and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
A New York Times Notable Book
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
A haunting book by a poet whose voice speaks of all our lifetimes
This harvest of poems is inspired by the plant medicine latent in Gossypium Herbeceum, or Cotton Root Bark, which was used by enslaved Black women to induce labor, cure reproductive ailments and end unwanted pregnancies.
Pierced by grief and charged with history, this new poetry collection from the award-winning author of Prelude to Bruise and How We Fight for Our Lives confronts our everyday apocalypses.
Maya Marshall is a formidable emerging poet. With this debut, she joins a vital literary heritage of Black poets whose stewardship rivals their written contributions. Comparable titles: The Black Unicorn Audre Lorde; Seeing The Body Rachel Eliza Griffths, Horsepower Joy Priest, etc.
An astonishing collection about interconnectedness-between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves--from National Book Critics Circle Award winner, National Book Award finalist and U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Lim oacute;n."I have always been too sensitive, a weeper / from a long line of weepers," writes Lim n. "I am the hurting kind." What does it mean to be the hurting kind?
Following the success and momentum of his anthology How to Love the World (93,000 copies in print), James Crews's new collection, The Path to Kindness, offers more than 100 deeply felt and relatable poems from a diverse range of voices including well-known writers Julia Alvarez, Marie Howe, Ellen Bass, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alberto Rí
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Intimate poems that explore feminine shame and violence and imagine what liberation from these threats might look like, from the award-winning author of The January Children
“Incredibly moving . . . Every single poem is stellar.”—Roxane Gay, author of Difficult Women and Hunger
A genre-bending exploration of poetry, photography, and human migration—another revelatory visual expedition from the National Book Award–winning poet who changed the way we see art, the museum, and the Black female figure. • Winner of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry
This collection considers what it means to be a queer nonbinary daughter in search of mother and myth as refuges. Inhabiting and breaking inherited forms like the sonnet, the speaker rewrites mythology to find new possibilities of queer transformation within inherited traditions-in which bodies not only change to trees and deer to escape the cishet male gaze, but also break the gaze itself.
African American, Cabo Verdean/Wampanoag/Ioway all converge in Jewelle Gomez's exquisite collection of poetry that explores the legacies of family heritage, history, and identity. Gomez contemplates her sexuality, multi-ethnic and class identities, and what it means to experience love, loss, grief, friendship, and solidarity with other women during times of political upheaval.
FINALIST for the 2023 Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature
A kaleidoscopic debut collection of poems performing queer excess and lyric ecstasy.
WINNER of the 2023 Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature
Finalist for the Firecracker Award for Poetry
A debut poetry collection in which non-binary poet and drag performer Wo Chan recounts stories from their queer childhood and adolescence.
A SPIN, Electric Literature, Book Riot, and The Catholic Post Best Poetry Collection of 2022
Finalist for the RSL Ondaatje Prize & Forward Prize for Best First Collection
A Lit Hub Most Anticipated Book of the Year
A Chicago Review of Books Best Book of the Month
What happens when everything falls away, when those you call on in times of need are themselves calling out for rescue? In his highly anticipated second collection, Chen Chen continues his investigation of family, both blood and chosen, examining what one inherits and what one invents, as a queer Asian American living through an era of Trump, mass shootings, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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
Winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize, and longlisted for the Griffin Prize and the Massachusetts Book Award
An acclaimed poet further extends his range into the realm of speculative fiction, while addressing issues as varied as abolition, Black ecological consciousness, and the boundless promise of parenthood
Spanning almost four decades, Dionne Brand's poetry has given rise to whole new grammars and vocabularies. With a profound alertness that is attuned to this world and open to some other, possibly future, time and place, Brand's ongoing labors of witness and imagination speak directly to where and how we live and reach beyond those worlds, their enclosures, and their violences.
Winner of the 2023 Publishing Triangle Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
Winner of the Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry (2023)
Finalist for a National Jewish Book Award, Berru Award for Poetry, in memory of Ruth and Bernie Weinflash (2022)
An anthology of queer nature poetry spanning three centuries.
This anthology amplifies and centers LGBTQIA+ voices and perspectives in a collection of contemporary nature poetry.
Winner of the 2021 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
A magnificent selection of fifty poems to celebrate three-term US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s fifty years as a poet.
Finalist for the 2022 National Book Award in Poetry
Winner of the 2022 Emory Elliott Book Award
Finalist for the 2023 Firecracker Award
Finalist for the 2023 ASLE Creative Book Award
Selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, Danni Quintos carves a space for brown girls and weird girls in her debut collection of poems.
The fiction and poetry of Queer Little Nightmares reimagines monsters old and new through a queer lens, subverting the horror gaze to celebrate ideas and identities canonically feared in monster lit. Throughout history, monsters have appeared in popular culture as stand-ins for the non-conforming, the marginalized of society.
Ask the Brindled, selected by Rick Barot as a winner of the 2021 National Poetry Series, bares everything that breaks between "seed" and "summit" of a life--the body, a people, their language. It is an intergenerational reclamation of the narratives foisted upon Indigenous and queer Hawaiians--and it does not let readers look away.
A deeply wrought and joyful debut poetry collection from an exciting new voice
Winner, 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual PoetryWinner, 2022 Georgia Author of the Year (Poetry)Finalist, 2023 Kate Tufts Discovery Award
Gumbo Ya Ya, Aurielle Marie’s stunning debut, is a cauldron of hearty poems exploring race, gender, desire, and violence in the lives of Black gxrls, soaring against the backdrop of a contemporary South.
Once in a blue moon, a love like this comes along
Reparations Now asks for what's owed.
Crystal Wilkinson combines a deep love for her rural roots with a passion for language and storytelling in this compelling collection of poetry and prose about girlhood, racism, and political awakening, imbued with vivid imagery of growing up in Southern Appalachia.
An extraordinary collection of endurance and transformation by the award-winning author of Bestiary
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Winner of the 2022 American Book Award
Finalist for the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry
Longlisted for the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award
Finalist for Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
Named one of the Best Books of 2021 by The Boston Globe and Lit Hub
2023 Feathered Quill Book Awards Gold Medal Winner
2022 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Gold Medal Winner
2022 Over the Rainbow Short List
2021 Goodreads Choice Awards - Best Poetry Book Finalist
2021 Bookshop's Indie Press Highlights
Rifqa is Palestinian poet Mohammed El-Kurd's ode to his late grandmother, and to the Palestinian struggle for liberation. 'Jerusalem is ours.'
Jackie Wang's magnetic and spellbinding debut collection of poetry that attempts to speak in the language of dreams.
Ghost in a Black Girl's Throat is an honest incantation and a forthright song to women of color grappling with the ever-present horrors and histories of the South.
Iron Goddess of Mercyby Lambda Literary Award winner Larissa Lai (for the novel The Tiger Flu) is a long poem that captures the vengeful yet hopeful movement of the Furies mid-whirl and dance with them through the horror of the long now.
There Are Trans People Here is a testament to the healing power of community and the beauty of trans people, history, and culture.
Winner of the 2021 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize
Conversation and memory are at the heart of Danielle Badra’s Like We Still Speak, winner of the 2021 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize.
A powerful, moving anthology that celebrates the breadth of Native poets writing today.
An Indie Poetry Bestseller!
What the world needs now – featuring poems from inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Ross Gay, Tracy K.
An anthology of poems and art exploring Afrofuturism, science fiction, and speculative fiction by Black writers and writers of color.
Honored as a Best Book of 2021 by Publishers Weekly
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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.
Plainspoken, empowering, spare, wise beyond measure, Clifton's words are a balm and a force of good for all: "The surest failure / is the unattempted walk."
A new book of poetry from internationally acclaimed, award-winning and bestselling author Margaret Atwood
A literary landmark: the biggest, most ambitious anthology of Black poetry ever published, gathering 250 poets from the colonial period to the present
“To read these poems is to be reminded again and again of our true allegiance to each other.” —from the introduction by Julia Alvarez
2021 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST
Finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature
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.
A nationally best-selling volume of wise, powerful poetry from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.
WINNER OF THE 2021 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRY
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
Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry
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.
A New York Times Bestseller, chosen as Oprah's "Books That Help Me Through" for Oprah's Book Club