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December 11, 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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The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound

The Bughouse: The Poetry, Politics, and Madness of Ezra Pound
Swift, Daniel, 1977-

"In 1945, the American poet Ezra Pound was due to stand trial for treason for his broadcasts in Fascist Italy during the Second World War. Before the trial could take place, however, he was pronounced insane. Escaping a possible death sentence, he was sent to St. Elizabeths Hospital near Washington, D.C., where he was held for more than a decade. At the hospital, Pound was at his most infamous, and most contradictory. He was a genius and a traitor, a great poet and a madman. He was also an irresistible figure and, in his cell on Chestnut Ward and on the elegant hospital grounds, he was visited by the major poets and writers of his time. T. S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Lowell, John Berryman, Charles Olson, and Frederick Seidel all went to sit with him. They listened to him speak and wrote of what they had seen. This was perhaps the world's most unorthodox literary salon: convened by a fascist, held in a lunatic asylum, with chocolate brownies and mayonnaise sandwiches served for tea. Pound continues to divide all who read and think of him. At the hospital, the doctors who studied him and the poets who learned from him each had a different understanding of this wild and most difficult man. Tracing Pound through the eyes of his visitors, Daniel Swift's The Bughouse tells a story of politics, madness, and modern art in the twentieth century." -- Publisher's description


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Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016
Bidart, Frank, 1939-

"The collected poems of the award winning American poet Frank Bidart"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 3 on 4 copies

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(v.)

(v.)
Anastacia-Reneé


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Holds: 3 on 3 copies

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Saudade

Saudade
Brimhall, Traci, 1982-

"Inspired by her mother's ancestry and described by Brimhall as "autobiomythography," Saudade explores the myths within an Amazon River town"--Provided by publisher.


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Holds: 3 on 4 copies

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New American Best Friend: Poems

New American Best Friend: Poems
Gatwood, Olivia


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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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Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-memoirs

Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-memoirs
Fennelly, Beth Ann, 1971-


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Love Her Wild: Poems

Love Her Wild: Poems
Atticus

"The first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus. Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. He was dubbed the "#1 poet to follow" by Teen Vogue and "the world's most tattoo-able" poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer's night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind--and will awaken your sense of adventure"--Provided by publisher.


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Madness

Madness
Sax, Sam, 1942-

"An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems - Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition In this ƯƯƯpowerful debut collection,sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet's personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately,Madnessattempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax's innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it"--Provided by publisher.


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Fast

Fast
Graham, Jorie, 1950-


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Holds: 2 on 6 copies

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