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November 24, 2017

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Popular Poetry books for adults

 

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

 

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Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey
Kaur, Rupi

Milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.--Amazon.com.


Format: Book
Holds: 110 on 23 copies

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The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her Flowers
Kaur, Rupi


Format: Book
Holds: 79 on 238 copies

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Salt

Salt
Waheed, Nayyirah

This collection of poetry explores the realities of multiple identities, language, diasporic life and pain, the self, community, healing, celebration, and love.


Format: Book
Holds: 47 on 7 copies

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Priestdaddy

Priestdaddy
Lockwood, Patricia

Father Greg Lockwood is unlike any Catholic priest you have ever met, a man who lounges in boxer shorts, loves action movies, and whose constant jamming on the guitar reverberates "like a whole band dying in a plane crash in 1972." His daughter is an irreverent poet who long ago left the Church's country. When an unexpected crisis leads her and her husband to move back into her parents' rectory, their two worlds collide. In Priestdaddy, Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence, from an ill-fated family hunting trip and an abortion clinic sit-in where her father was arrested to her involvement in a cultlike Catholic youth group, with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents' household after a decade of living on their own. Lockwood details her education of a seminarian who is also living at the rectory, tries to explain Catholicism to her husband, who is mystified by its bloodthirstiness and arcane laws, and encounters a mysterious substance on a hotel bed with her mother. Lockwood pivots from the raunchy to the sublime, from the comic to the deeply serious, exploring issues of belief, belonging, and personhood. Priestdaddy is an entertaining, unforgettable portrait of a deeply odd religious upbringing, and how one balances a hard-won identity with the weight of family and tradition.


Format: Book
Holds: 32 on 24 copies

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Electric Arches

Electric Arches
Ewing, Eve L.


Format: Book
Holds: 31 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.


Format: Book
Holds: 27 on 28 copies

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Whereas

Whereas
Long Soldier, Layli


Format: Book
Holds: 25 on 6 copies

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Don't Call Us Dead: Poems

Don't Call Us Dead: Poems
Smith, Danez


Format: Book
Holds: 20 on 4 copies

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Olio

Olio
Jess, Tyehimba


Format: Book
Holds: 19 on 8 copies

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Self-portrait in A Convex Mirror: Poems

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


Format: Book
Holds: 15 on 4 copies

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