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December 10, 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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Meadow Slasher

Meadow Slasher
Wilkinson, Joshua Marie, 1977-


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Civil Twilight: Poems

Civil Twilight: Poems
Schultz, Jeffrey, 1979-

""Civil twilight" occurs just before dawn and just after dusk, when there is still light enough to distinguish the shapes and contours of objects but not the richness of their detail. Beginning with the idea that nothing can be seen clearly in the light of the present, the poems in Civil Twilight attempt to resuscitate lyric's revelatory impulse by taking nothing for granted, forming their materials under the light of a critical gaze. If there is any chance left for a humane world, a world in which poetry might become as transparent and evocative as it has always longed to be, these poems desire nothing but to find hints of that chance, and to follow them as far as they might lead. Jeffrey Schultz brings his distinct voice to bear on the stuff of twenty-first-century America--languishing FOIA requests, graffiti-covered city walls, the violent machinery of the state--without abandoning hope that the language of poetry might transport us to some better and as-yet-unimaginable world. Turning a call to be "civil" on its head, this collection nudges the reader toward revolution."--Amazon.com.


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Some Say the Lark: Poems

Some Say the Lark: Poems
Chang, Jennifer, 1976-

""Some Say the Lark is a piercing meditation, rooted in loss and longing, and manifest in dazzling leaps of the imagination-the familiar world rendered strange." -Natasha Trethewey Chang's poems narrate grief and loss, and intertwines them with hope for a fresh start in the midst of new beginnings. With topics such as frustration with our social and natural world, these poems openly question the self and place and how private experiences like motherhood and sorrow necessitate a deeper engagement with public life and history. From "The Winter's Wife": I want wild roots to prosper an invention of blooms, each unknown to every wise gardener. If I could be a color. If I could be a question of tender regard. I know crabgrass and thistle. I know one algorithm: it has nothing to do with repetition or rhythm. It is the route from number to number (less to more, more to less), a map drawn by proof not faith. Unlike twilight, I do not conclude with darkness. I conclude. Jennifer Chang is the author of The History of Anonymity, which was a finalist for the Glasgow/Shenandoah Prize for Emerging Writers and listed by Hyphen Magazine as a Top Five Book of Poetry for 2008. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry 2012, The Nation, Poetry, A Public Space, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at George Washington University and lives in Washington, DC with her family"--Provided by publisher.


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Self-portrait in A Convex Mirror: Poems

Self-portrait in A Convex Mirror: Poems
Ashbery, John, 1927-2017


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Holds: 11 on 4 copies

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New American Best Friend: Poems

New American Best Friend: Poems
Gatwood, Olivia


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Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof: Poems

Ota Benga Under My Mother's Roof: Poems
McCray, Carrie Allen, 1913-


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My Other Tongue

My Other Tongue
Alcalá, Rosa


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Giving Godhead

Giving Godhead
Krieger, Dylan


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Holds: 9 on 2 copies

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Human Achievements

Human Achievements
Hunter, Lauren


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Howl: And Other Poems

Howl: And Other Poems
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

A collection of poems originally published in 1956 by beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg.


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