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December 15, 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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While Standing in Line for Death

While Standing in Line for Death
Conrad, C. A.


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Swinging on A Star

Swinging on A Star
Trinidad, David, 1953-


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All We Saw

All We Saw
Michaels, Anne, 1958-

"Poems of elegy in the aftermath of a great love from the internationally best-selling, award-winning novelist (Fugitive Pieces, The Winter Vault) and poet. In All We Saw, Anne Michaels returns with strikingly original poems to explore one of her essential concerns: "what love makes us capable of, and incapable of." Here are the ways in which passion must accept, must insist, that "death. give / not only take from us." This piercing short collection treats desire in a style that is chaste, spare, figuratively modulated, and almost classical in its precision. In lyrics that ponder what happens to the bodies of lovers--so vital when together, different when apart, death coming to one before the other--Michaels embraces both the intimacy and the vastness of the connection between two people. Love's sheltering understanding is a powerful presence in all the poems, with its particular imagery (the ringing fog, the white page of the bed), as is the shattering loss of its end. With Michaels, we enter a space that is "not inside / not outside: dusk's / doorway," where memory might be kept alive"--Provided by publisher.


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Big Clouds Holding Still: Poems by Pediatric Patients

Big Clouds Holding Still: Poems by Pediatric Patients


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Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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Silk Poems

Silk Poems
Bervin, Jen


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The Education of A Young Poet

The Education of A Young Poet
Biespiel, David, 1964-

The Education of a Young Poet is David Biespiel's moving account of his awakening to writing and the language that can shape a life. Exploring the original source of his creative impulse--a great-grandfather who traveled alone from Ukraine to America in 1910, eventually settling as a rag peddler in the tiny town of Elma, Iowa--through the generations that followed, Biespiel tracks his childhood in Texas and his university days in the northeast, led along by the "pattern and random bursts that make up a life."


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Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
Oliver, Mary, 1935-

"Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years. Carefully curated, these 200 plus poems feature Oliver's work from her very first book of poetry, No Voyage and Other Poems, published in 1963 at the age of 28, through her most recent collection, Felicity, published in 2015."--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 31 on 28 copies

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What Was It for

What Was It for
Raphel, Adrienne


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Late in the Empire of Men

Late in the Empire of Men
Kempf, Christopher


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For Want of Water and Other Poems

For Want of Water and Other Poems
Pimentel, Sasha


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