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December 16, 2017

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Hundreds of books are added to the Library's collection each month. Here are the most recent Poetry books for adults.

 

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Thrust: Poems

Thrust: Poems
Derr-Smith, Heather


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Verse

Verse
Chittenden, Hiram Martin, 1858-1917


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Arrival: Poems

Arrival: Poems
Boyce-Taylor, Cheryl, 1950-


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"Do You Have A Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

"Do You Have A Band?": Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City
Kane, Daniel, 1968-

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art. Daniel Kane reads deeply across poetry and punk music to capture this compelling exchange and its challenge to the status of the visionary artist, the cultural capital of poetry, and the lines dividing sung lyric from page-bound poem. Kane reveals how the new sounds of proto-punk and punk music found their way into the poetry of the 1960s and 1970s downtown scene, enabling writers to develop fresh ideas for their own poetics and performance styles. Likewise, groups like The Fugs and the Velvet Underground drew on writers as varied as William Blake and Delmore Schwartz for their lyrics. Drawing on a range of archival materials and oral interviews, Kane also shows how and why punk musicians drew on and resisted French Symbolist writing, the vatic resonance of the Beat chant, and, most surprisingly and complexly, the New York Schools of poetry. In bringing together the music and writing of Richard Hell, Patti Smith, and Jim Carroll with readings of poetry by Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, Ted Berrigan, John Giorno, and Dennis Cooper, Kane provides a fascinating history of this crucial period in postwar American culture and the cultural life of New York City.


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In the Still of the Night

In the Still of the Night
Wier, Dara, 1949-

""Wier is a poet concerned with capturing the fluidity of thought and experience-and not diminishing its forward charge in doing so. Wier's lines have always had a wild whitewater crash to them, overwhelming any vessel she pours them into." -Boston Globe "That's how one human leaves us" ends the first poem of Dara Wier's direct and powerful new collection, a raw and fluid exploration of grief. Wier records her thoughts with intelligence, clarity, honesty, and immediacy, showing us the unraveling of her world and her new consciousness after a great loss. it would not be sufficient to stop the bleeding grief absence is for these words would have such life in and so of them they would burn in ways so present we would begin to smell smoke and think fire Dara Wier is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including You Good Thing, Selected Poems, Remnants of Hannah, Reverse Rapture, Hat On a Pond, and Voyages in English. Also among her works are the limited editions (X In Fix) in Rain Taxi's Brainstorm Series, Fly on the Wall, and The Lost Epic, co-written with James Tate. She teaches workshops and form and theory seminars and directs the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-directs the University of Massachusetts' Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action. She is the co-founder of Factory Hollow Press in North Amherst, Massachusetts"--Provided by publisher.


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Late Empire

Late Empire
Olstein, Lisa, 1972-

"Signature wit, wordplay, candor, and absurdity evoke an approachable dinner conversation uncomfortably at home in the American empire"--Provided by publisher.


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Beneath the Spanish

Beneath the Spanish
Cruz, Victor Hernández, 1949-


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Chopper! Chopper!: Poetry From Bordered Lives

Chopper! Chopper!: Poetry From Bordered Lives
Reyes, Verónica


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Vagrants & Accidentals

Vagrants & Accidentals
Craft, Kevin

"Vagrants & Accidentals, the second full-length collection from poet Kevin Craft, is part vade mecum, part songbook, whose taut lines and adaptable stanzas traffic in the personal effects of emigration and estrangement, exile and return. In ornithology, a vagrant or accidental is a bird that appears out of its natural or normal range, blown off course by a storm, or inadvertently introduced into a new environment by human trade. Likewise, Craft is interested in things taken out of context--Greek myths in the Pacific Northwest, the potsherd or megalith stranded in a museum, excess carbon in the atmosphere, American pop songs in a Roman piazza, adoptions, estrangements, dangerous migrations, the constant shuffle of human beings from place to place--asking how we reorient ourselves in the crossfire of constant, rapid, global transformation. Organized into four parts, the collection moves from the deeply personal to more global issues of interconnectedness. In language intensely lyrical, grounded in prehistory and science, Craft evokes questions of family and belonging that underscore a lifetime, gradually revealing the forces that shape us from the deepest reaches of time and place. As some birds sing to define their territory, so his poetry calls between the raggedness of daily life and our deeper yearning for coherence."--Amazon.com.


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Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems = Belleza Salvaje

Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems = Belleza Salvaje
Shange, Ntozake

Collects more than sixty original and selected poems that frequently deal with such difficult subjects as rape, abortion, suicide, and domestic violence, with Spanish translations on facing pages.


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