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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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"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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Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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The Crown Ain't Worth Much

The Crown Ain't Worth Much
Willis-Abdurraqib, Hanif


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 2 copies

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The Dream of A Common Language: Poems, 1974-1977

The Dream of A Common Language: Poems, 1974-1977
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 6 copies

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New and Selected Poems: Volume One

New and Selected Poems: Volume One
Oliver, Mary, 1935-


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 5 copies

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Selected Poems

Selected Poems
Ruefle, Mary, 1952-


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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Lucky Fish

Lucky Fish
Nezhukumatathil, Aimee


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 3 copies

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Inseminating the Elephant

Inseminating the Elephant
Perillo, Lucia, 1958-2016


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers

The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers
Jeffers, Robinson, 1887-1962


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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Dangerous Life

Dangerous Life
Perillo, Lucia, 1958-2016


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems

The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems
Alexie, Sherman, 1966-


Format: Book
Holds: 3 on 1 copies

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