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In case you missed it: Stephanie and Young Eun's Poetry Picks

In case you couldn't come to our Brunch with a Bookseller featuring Stephanie and Young Eun and their favorite poetry for this time, we've compiled the list of recommendations for you! More of Stephanie's staff picks can be found here, more of Young Eun's staff picks can be found here, and you can check out our calendar of events here.

 

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Homie: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450109
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - January 21st, 2020

Danez Smith never fails to wow me, but this particular book of theirs has been my companion this month because of its moments of celebration. The poems present friendship as a tool for survival, and they are so clearly filled with loud and proud love. Also, I’m a huge fan of poets who aren’t afraid of exclamation points! Smith uses them with joyful abandon and I think we should all! Be allowed! To do that! —Stephanie


Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Obit Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556595745
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 7th, 2020

The poems in this book take on an exciting form; many of them are prose poems written as obituaries, lying as perfect rectangles on each page. With sharp awareness, Chang explores the intersection of grief, memory, love, and transformation. At a time when we are mourning many kinds of loss, this book is a way to connect with grief and acknowledge its many corners. —Stephanie


No Matter the Wreckage Cover Image
By Sarah Kay, Sophia Janowitz (Illustrator)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781938912481
Availability: In Stock at Publisher - Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: Write Bloody Publishing - March 18th, 2014

Sarah Kay is the sole poet who opened me up to the world of poetry. Back in high school, I performed one of her pieces for speech team and fell in love with her warm tone and her storytelling capabilities.  Her book will always be special to me; I return to it when I want to feel like my wide-eyed self again, discovering something new and wonderful. —Stephanie


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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399563249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Press - October 10th, 2017

Mary Oliver is an expert in beauty; in seeing it, in speaking it, and in sharing it. Her poetry always comforts me and leaves me feeling a little hopeful. I think we could all use some extra spoonfuls of both of those feelings right now. —Stephanie


Joy: 100 Poems Cover Image
By Christian Wiman (Editor)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780300248630
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Published: Yale University Press - November 12th, 2019

The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781608194667
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - November 5th, 2013

Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus: A Dual-Language Edition (Vintage International) Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307473738
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Published: Vintage - October 6th, 2009

Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets Continuum #59) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781880238882
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Published: BOA Editions - April 1st, 2000

Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry Cover Image
By Camille T. Dungy (Editor), Elizabeth Alexander (Contribution by), Alvin Aubert (Contribution by)
$26.95
ISBN: 9780820334318
Availability: In Stock at Publisher - Usually Available in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Georgia Press - December 1st, 2009

Bright Dead Things: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571314710
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 15th, 2015

The Book of Light Cover Image
$13.00
ISBN: 9781556590528
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - July 1st, 1992