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Gumbo Ya Ya: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series) By Aurielle Marie Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780822966661
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - September 21st, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, 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. These poems are loud, risky, and unapologetically rooted in the glory of Black gxrlhood.


Magnified (Wesleyan Poetry) By Minnie Bruce Pratt Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780819580061
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - March 2nd, 2021

Once in a blue moon, a love like this comes along


Reparations Now! By Ashley M. Jones Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938235863
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Published: Hub City Press - September 7th, 2021

Reparations Now asks for what's owed.


Perfect Black By Crystal Wilkinson, Nikky Finney (Foreword by), Ronald W. Davis (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Crystal Wilkinson, Nikky Finney (Foreword by), Ronald W. Davis (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813151168
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Published: University Press of Kentucky - August 3rd, 2021

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.


The Renunciations: Poems By Donika Kelly Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450536
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 4th, 2021

An extraordinary collection of endurance and transformation by the award-winning author of Bestiary


The Collection Plate: Poems By Kendra Allen Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780063048478
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Published: Ecco - July 6th, 2021

A deeply wrought and joyful debut poetry collection from an exciting new voice 


Mutiny (Penguin Poets) By Phillip B. Williams Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143136934
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Published: Penguin Books - September 7th, 2021

Named one of the Best Books of 2021 by The Boston Globe and Lit Hub
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


You Better Be Lightning By Andrea Gibson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781943735990
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Published: Button Poetry - November 9th, 2021

You Better Be Lightning by Andrea Gibson is a queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection.

The poems range from close examination of the deeply personal to the vastness of the world, exploring the expansiveness of the human experience from love to illness, from space to climate change, and so much more in between.


Rifqa By Mohammed El-Kurd, Aja Monet (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mohammed El-Kurd, Aja Monet (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781642595864
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 12th, 2021

Each day after school, Mohammed El-Kurd's grandmother welcomed him at the door of his home with a bouquet of jasmine. Her name was Rifqa--she was older than Israel itself and an icon of Palestinian resilience.


The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void By Jackie Wang Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643620367
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Published: Nightboat Books - February 2nd, 2021

2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR POETRY

2022 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARDS FINALIST

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 By Khalisa Rae Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781597098854
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Published: Red Hen Press - April 12th, 2021

Khalisa Rae's Ghost in a Black Girl's Throat is like a newborn scream that's been held in for eons. Sharp, strong, unapologetic, beautiful, and angry, the writing in this collection is a celebration of language and rhythm, and the words on the page run like the blood from a wound caused by racism. . . .


Iron Goddess of Mercy By Larissa Lai Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551528441
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - April 13th, 2021

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 By H. Melt Cover Image
By H. Melt
$16.00
ISBN: 9781642595727
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Published: Haymarket Books - November 16th, 2021

There are trans people here in the past, the present, and the future. H. Melt's writing centers the deep care, love, and joy within trans communities. This poetry collection describes moments of resistance in queer and trans history as catalysts for movements today. It honors trans ancestors and contemporary activists, artists, and writers fighting for trans liberation.


Winter Recipes from the Collective: Poems By Louise Glück Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780374604103
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 26th, 2021

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

A haunting new book by a poet whose voice speaks of all our lifetimes


Like We Still Speak (Etel Adnan Poetry Series) By Danielle Badra Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781682261767
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Published: University of Arkansas Press - October 29th, 2021

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.


Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry By Joy Harjo (Editor), Carla D. Hayden (Foreword by), The Library of Congress (With) Cover Image
By Joy Harjo (Editor), Carla D. Hayden (Foreword by), The Library of Congress (With)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780393867916
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

A powerful, moving anthology that celebrates the breadth of Native poets writing today.


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

An Indie Poetry Bestseller!

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


New Moons: Contemporary Writing by North American Muslims By Kazim Ali (Editor) Cover Image
By Kazim Ali (Editor)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781636280066
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Published: Red Hen Press - November 16th, 2021

The Future of Black: Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry By Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor) Cover Image
By Gary Jackson (Editor), Len Lawson (Editor), Cynthia Manick (Editor)
$20.95
ISBN: 9781949467673
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Published: Blair - November 2nd, 2021

The expansion of Marvel and DC Comics' characters such as Black Panther, Luke Cage, and Black Lightning in film and on television has created a proliferation of poetry in this genre--receiving wide literary and popular attention.


Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart By Arisa White (Editor), Miah Jeffra (Editor), Monique Mero-Williams (Editor) Cover Image
By Arisa White (Editor), Miah Jeffra (Editor), Monique Mero-Williams (Editor)
$22.95
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ISBN: 9781732191389
Published: Foglifter Press - March 15th, 2021

Poetry. Fiction. Literary Nonfiction. LGBTQIA Studies. HOME IS WHERE YOU QUEER YOUR HEART anthologizes contemporary queer writers and artists creatively thinking through the complex and fluid realities in the U.S. and abroad. Curated during the 2020 U.S.


The Essential June Jordan By June Jordan, Jan Heller Levi (Editor), Christoph Keller (Editor) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781556596209
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 4th, 2021

Honored as a Best Book of 2021 by Publishers Weekly


How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton By Lucille Clifton, Aracelis Girmay Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781950774159
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Published: BOA Editions - September 21st, 2021

Divining Poets: Clifton: A Quotable Deck from Turtle Point Press By Lucille Clifton, Tracy K. Smith (Selected by), David Trinidad (Editor) Cover Image
By Lucille Clifton, Tracy K. Smith (Selected by), David Trinidad (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781933527499
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Published: Turtle Point Press - November 9th, 2021

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."


Dearly: New Poems By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063032507
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Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2021

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


African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song (LOA #333): A Library of America Anthology By Kevin Young (Editor) 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


Resistencia: Poems of Protest and Revolution By Red Poppy, Julia Alvarez (Introduction by), Mark Eisner (Editor), Tina Escaja (Editor) Cover Image
By Red Poppy, Julia Alvarez (Introduction by), Mark Eisner (Editor), Tina Escaja (Editor)
$18.95
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 By Andrea Abi-Karam (Editor), Kay Gabriel (Editor) Cover Image
By Andrea Abi-Karam (Editor), Kay Gabriel (Editor)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781643620336
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Published: Nightboat Books - November 24th, 2020

2021 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST

Finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature


When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry By Joy Harjo (Editor), LeAnne Howe (With), Jennifer Elise Foerster (With) 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.


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

A nationally best-selling volume of wise, powerful poetry from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.


Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems By Natalie Diaz Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

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


Love Child's Hotbed of Occasional Poetry: Poems & Artifacts By Nikky Finney Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780810142015
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Published: TriQuarterly - April 15th, 2020

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.


Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver By Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
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