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December 16, 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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Mary's Dust: Poems

Mary's Dust: Poems
Mueller, Melinda


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 3 copies

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My, My, My, My, My

My, My, My, My, My
Hardy, Tara

Suddenly stricken by a life-threatening condition, the author finds she has slipped into an alternate reality--one in which her life and her livelihood are no longer to be counted on. Oddly, she finds it's a place populated with not just hope, but a newfound appreciation for the splendors of the physical world. Her fight to stay alive, while terrifying, is deeply vibrant.


Format: Book
Holds: 10 on 5 copies

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Giving Godhead

Giving Godhead
Krieger, Dylan


Format: Book
Holds: 9 on 2 copies

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Timber Curtain

Timber Curtain
McCue, Frances

"Haunt the halls of a demolished writers' house. Punch through the "timber curtains" that cover clear-cuts, gentrification, and bereavement"--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 3 copies

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A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter

A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter
Giovanni, Nikki

"Poet, firebrand, mother, radical, healer, and sage, Nikki Giovanni has always been celebrated for her inspired and courageous voice. For decades, she has spoken out on the sensitive issues -- race and gender, violence and inequality -- that touch our national consciousness. As energetic and insightful as ever, Nikki Giovanni now offers us an intimate and affecting look at her personal history and the hidden corners of her own heart. In A Good Cry, she takes us into her confidence, describing the joy and peril of aging and recalling the violence that permeated her parents' marriage and her childhood. She pays homage to the people who have given her life meaning and delight: her grandparents, who took her in and saved her life; the poets and thinkers who have influenced her; and the students who have surrounded her. Giovanni also celebrates her good friend, Maya Angelou, and the many years of friendship, poetry, and kitchen-table laughter they shared before Angelou's death in 2014. An essential work for our times and a moving chronicle of an artist's life. A Good Cry is another classic from the prolific and perennially relevant Nikki Giovanni." --From publisher's description.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 6 copies

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Dream Work

Dream Work
Oliver, Mary, 1935-

Dream Work, a collection of forty-five poems, follows both chronologically and logically Mary Oliver's American primitive, which won for her the Pulitzer Prize for the finest book of poetry published in 1983 by an American poet. The depth and diversity of perceptual awareness--so steadfast and radiant in American primitive--continue in Dream work. Additionally, she has turned her attention in these poems to the solitary and difficult labors of the spirit--to accepting the truth about one's personal world, and to valuing the triumphs while transcending the failures of human relationships. Whether by way of inheritance--as in her poem about the Holocaust--or through a painful glimpse into the present--as in "Acid," a poem about an injured boy begging in the streets of Indonesia--the events and tendencies of history take on a new importance also. More deeply than in her previous volumes, the sensibility behind these poems has merged with the world. Mary Oliver's willingness to be joyful continues, deepened by self-awareness, by experience, and by choice.


Format: Book
Holds: 8 on 3 copies

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The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems
Brown, Molly McCully, 1991-

"These poems explore the haunted legacy of the Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, an medical institution at the heart of the eugenics movement in the first half of the twentieth century in America. The author, who has cerebral palsy, grew up in the shadow of the former Colony in southwestern Virginia, aware that, had she been born fifty years earlier, she would quite possibly been admitted there, and exposed to a variety of inhumane treatments, including forced sterilization. Her poems give voice to the Colony's chorus of residents, reclaiming for them elements of their humanity" --Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 7 on 2 copies

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Calling A Wolf A Wolf: Poems

Calling A Wolf A Wolf: Poems
Akbar, Kaveh

" This highly-anticipated debut boldly confronts addiction and courses the strenuous path of recovery, beginning in the wilds of the mind. Poems confront craving, control, the constant battle of alcoholism and sobriety, and the questioning of the self and its instincts within the context of this never-ending fight."--Provided by publisher.


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 4 copies

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The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
Lorde, Audre

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde celebrates the undeniable voice of a woman who wrote, in the words of Adrienne Rich, "poems of elemental wildness and healing, nightmare and lucidity ... a poetry which extends beyond white Western politics, beyond the anger and wisdom of Black America ... These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."


Format: Book
Holds: 6 on 2 copies

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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé
Parker, Morgan


Format: Book
Holds: 5 on 8 copies

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