Paul has pulled together ten books that he would highly recommend for anyone who needs a poetry fix to this pandemic ennui.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver presents a personal selection of her best work in this definitive collection spanning more than five decades of her esteemed literary career.
The first-ever collection of the major serial poems by Canada's inaugural Parliamentory Poet Laureate, George Bowering, Taking Measures includes work from each of the last six decades, beginning with Bowering's engagement with process-based long poems in the 1960s and 1970s and moving through his continued exploration of the form in recent decades.
Now in paperback, the definitive, life-spanning, bilingual edition of the poems by the Nobel Prize laureate
"Robertson proves hard to explain but easy to enjoy. . . . Dauntlessly and resourcefully intellectual, Robertson can also be playful or blunt. . . . She wields language expertly, even beautifully."--The New York Times
A striking, shapeshifting volume from "one of the most fascinating female poets of our time (BOMB)."
A new selection of poems by the celebrated gay poet
Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color . . .
A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.
"There's so much life in this beautiful book that it feels like a living thing. Wesley McNair is a kind of Chekhov of American poetry."
--Ted Kooser, Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate
The ultimate introduction to the art of haiku, this collection accompanies the greatest haiku poems with evocative photography. Featuring a deluxe cloth cover with a foil blocked sticker and a removable insight card with instructions on how to craft your very own haiku, this comprehensive and beautifully packaged collection is the perfect gift for the poetry lover in your life.
* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry *
* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *
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