Category: Poetry

The Big Red Songbook

May 1, 2016 | 560 pages
In 1905, representatives from dozens of radical labor groups came together in Chicago to form One Big Union--the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), known as the Wobblies. The union was a big presence in the labor movement, leading strikes, walkouts, and rallies across the nation. And everywhere... More Info

Cello's Tears

Pra Publishing | May 6, 2015 | 122 pages
While poetry often uses precise phrases and carefully constructed stanzas to create a kind of written music, author Geza Tatrallyay ups the emotional and structural ante through literary translation. The result is "Cello's Tears," a testament to universal truths that is unhindered by the... More Info

The Spoons in the Grass Are There to Dig a Moat

Sarabande Books | April 12, 2016 | 64 pages
Amelia Martens's prose poems sparkle with dark wit, moving from the mundane to the metaphysical with plainspoken lyricism.  More Info

Travelogue of the Bereaved

Tsar Publications | April 14, 2014 | 94 pages
Poetry. African & African American Studies. These poems challenge the notion of "home" for persons of African descent born outside the continent. Closely attentive to form and content, narrative and emotion, history and the contemporary, they tell stories that are little known--the lives of... More Info

For Teenage Girls With Wild Ambitions and Trembling Hearts

April 12, 2016 | 64 pages
A stunning keepsake edition of the empowering, inspiring message all young women can take to heart. For Teenage Girls celebrates the incendiary brilliance and promise of young women -- our daughters, sisters, friends, ourselves. A beautiful gift, a powerful talisman -- a book to give, to keep, to... More Info

Let the Empire Down

April 12, 2016 | 72 pages
Alexandra Oliver takes us on a journey of escape from the suburbs of North America to Glasgow, Scotland. Training her eye on the locals?on the streets, by rivers, in museums, in playgrounds, in their own homes, in the ill-starred town of Lockerbie?Oliver reflects on issues of escape, exile, memory... More Info


April 12, 2016 | 64 pages
A book-length narrative poem on the exclusive relationship we have with ourselves.  More Info

All the Gold Hurts My Mouth

March 29, 2016 | 90 pages
Katherine Leyton's fresh and vibrant debut collection takes on the sexual politics of the twenty-first century, boldly holding up a mirror to the male gaze and interrogating the nature of images and illusions. Confronting the forces of mass communication — whether television, movies, or the... More Info

Caribou Run

March 29, 2016 | 90 pages
At one moment, a pure abstraction; at the next, an incontrovertible presence of hooves, antlers, and fur. The beating heart of this assured début by Richard Kelly Kemick is the Porcupine caribou herd of the western Arctic. In Caribou Run, Richard Kelly Kemick orchestrates a suite of poems both... More Info


August 15, 2015 | 80 pages
The poems incorporate history, legend, and magical realism to create a cross-cultural baroque feeling.  More Info

Today Means Amen

February 2, 2016 | 112 pages
Vivid, courageous, and candid, the poetry of Sierra deMulder speaks straight to the heart. Dear you: Whoever you are, However you got here, This is exactly where you are supposed to be. This moment has waited its whole life for you. These are the opening lines of "Today Means Amen," YouTube star... More Info

The Xenotext

Coach House Books | September 21, 2015 | 200 pages
Enciphered in a bacterium, "The Xenotext" is the world's first living poem.  More Info

Country Club

Coach House Books | October 19, 2015 | 88 pages
"Country Club" springboards from the inner rings of corporate America into a world where freedom is measured in football fields.  More Info

Adam Smith in Rhymes

CreateSpace | June 9, 2015 | 52 pages
Economics is the study of how people make decisions. It is an extremely interesting field because it reveals so much about human psychology and relationships, how to critique government policies and of course, how to maximize cash money! However, people have an aversion to economics because... More Info

Beautiful Zero

January 12, 2016 | 96 pages
Incantatory, intimate, and incendiary, the poems of this award-winning debut are filled with explosive wit and humor like "a knife you don’t see coming.” A kaleidoscopic intelligence flows throughBeautiful Zero, embracing forms of culture high and low in effort to finding meaning in the chaos.... More Info

Selected Poems

January 16, 2016 | 80 pages
In 1967, when the newly established House of Anansi Press began publishing, the first two poetry books they issued were a reprint of Margaret Atwood's GG-winning book, The Circle Game, and George Jonas's first book, The Absolute Smile. Over the course of the following forty-four years, Jonas... More Info

Pictures of the Gone World

November 1, 2015 | 48 pages
The volume that launched City Lights' iconic Pocket Poets Series, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's first collection of poems, in an anniversary edition.  More Info


Abrams Image | December 1, 2015 | 432 pages
For 80 years, the Academy of American Poets has been one of the most influential and respected champions of contemporary American poetry. Through their successful Poem-a-Day online program, the Academy continues to celebrate verse by delivering poems to thousands of e-mail subscribers each morning.... More Info


Penguin Press | October 13, 2015 | 96 pages
Mary Oliver, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, celebrates love in her new collection of poems “If I have any secret stash of poems, anywhere, it might be about love, not anger,” Mary Oliver once said in an interview. Finally, in her stunning new collection, Felicity, we can immerse ourselves in... More Info

Pedro Pietri

August 11, 2015 | 144 pages
Pedro Pietri: Selected Poetry is a compelling and humorous collection of poems by the poet laureate of the Nuyorican Poets.  More Info

We Will Be Shelter

Write Bloody Pub | December 1, 2014 | 166 pages
An anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice.  More Info


New Directions | September 8, 2015 | 64 pages
Ferlinghetti s fiery translation of the little-known 14th-century Roman poet"  More Info

Ted Hughes

Harper | October 13, 2015 | 528 pages
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Fauxccasional Poems

Goose Lane Editions | September 29, 2015 | 96 pages
In Fauxccasional Poems, Daniel Scott Tysdal imagines himself into poetic voices not his own, writing to commemorate events that never occurred, for the posterity of alternative universes — and the delight of our own. From the reign of the first philosopher king once envisioned by Plato, to the... More Info

The Sun Has Forgotten Where I Live

Not Avail | April 15, 2011 | 134 pages
The poems in this collection are snapshots of suburban fatherhood, philosophical musings on our limited temporal existence, and rants about an absurd world. McPherson reflects the world back to us as if we were seeing it through a series of wonky carnival ride mirrors. Sometimes the images are so... More Info

The Essential Daryl Hine

The Porcupine's Quill | July 30, 2015 | 64 pages
First published at the age of fifteen and admired for six decades as a poetic virtuoso, Daryl Hine is recognized today as one of the strongest Canadian poets of the twentieth century. His poems, widely cultured and often autobiographical, engage with a remarkable variety of forms, genres, and... More Info


September 15, 2015 | 120 pages
New poems from one of Canada’s best-known poets Where most poetry seeks contemplative quiet, as in Wordsworth’s "emotion recollected in tranquility,” Diversion asks: What happens to poetry if one stops trying to block the incoming cacophony and instead embraces the multiple streams of data... More Info

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

June 2, 2015 | 212 pages
"Ginsberg's very first book, Howl And Other Poems was published by Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books in 1956 and it was followed by a dozen more before Allen's death in 1997. More than any other documents, the letters between these two literary giants -- intimate, opinionated, and action-packed --... More Info

I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career

City Lights Books | May 12, 2015 | 212 pages
One of the longest relationships between a publisher and a writer, documented in an intimate correspondence spanning their respective careers.  More Info

City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

April 14, 2015 | 316 pages
A comprehensive selection from Ferlinghetti's famed City Lights Pocket Poets Series, published on the 60th anniversary of its founding.  More Info

Broom Broom

March 15, 2014 | 69 pages
Nothing slips by Brecken Hancock's deft ear as she seductively plumbs the depths of the evolution of bathing, doppelgangers, the Kraken, and the minutiae of family with all its tragic misgivings. The poems in Broom Broom pervert the rational, safe parts of the world to extoll and absorb the sweep... More Info

The Romantic Poets

Canterbury Classics | July 14, 2015 | 800 pages
Romanticism gained traction in the late 1700s as writers moved away from the intellectualism of the Enlightenment and toward more emotional and natural themes. The major works of the movement’s five most famous poets — William Wordsworth, George Gordon Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor... More Info

Thunderbird Poems

Harbour Publishing | May 1, 2015 | 80 pages
Norval Morrisseau's revered work has been honoured, copied and recognized throughout the art world and beyond. Less widely known but equally captivating is the artist's personal life story, which poet and biographer Armand Garnet Ruffo related in his powerful narrative biography, Norval Morrisseau:... More Info

The Deleted World

House of Anansi | December 10, 2011 |
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Asbestos Heights

April 1, 2015 | 112 pages
"Asbestos Heights" is the poke in the eye that misses and ends up somewhere else.  More Info

A Serious Call

The Porcupine's Quill | March 27, 2015 | 64 pages
In A Serious Call, Governor General’s Award-winner Don Coles presents a collection of moments suspended in time: a line of poetry, forgotten for years and remembered as often; a photograph cut out of a 1942 newspaper that saves its subjects not from death but from oblivion; a fond memory of a... More Info

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

Simon & Schuster | April 28, 2015 | 336 pages
A life-enhancing tour through classic and contemporary poems that have made men cry: “The Holdens remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writing to be moved by verse….It’s plain fun” (The Wall Street Journal). Grown men aren’t supposed to cry…Yet... More Info

The Road in Is Not the Same Road Out

April 9, 2015 | 112 pages
In her fourth collection, and the first since the Griffin Poetry Prize-winning Pigeon, Karen Solie advances her extraordinary poetics of impetus and second thoughts. Ferrying the intimate self through the public realm, these poems meditate on the tensile strength of our most elemental bonds and... More Info

This Present Moment

Counterpoint | April 1, 2015 | 88 pages
"This present moment That lives on To become Long ago." For his first collection of new poems since his celebrated Danger on Peaks, published in 2004, Gary Snyder finds himself ranging over the planet. Journeys to the Dolomites, to the north shore of Lake Tahoe, from Paris and Tuscany to the shrine... More Info


May 12, 2015 | 88 pages
From the trenches of Verdun to gay bars to Parisian hotel rooms, "Otter" shares spaces with men.  More Info


March 20, 2015 | 128 pages
In Kapusta, Moure performs this silence on the page and aloud, writing “gesture” and “voice” to explore the relation between responsibility and place, body, memory, sorrow, and sonority. Here, poetry flourishes as a book “beyond the book,” in a space of performance that starts and stops... More Info

The Exiles' Home Gallery

March 20, 2015 | 128 pages
Widely praised for her engagement with and attention to craft, Elise Partridge's The Exiles' Gallery confirms her standing as one of the most thoughtful, authentic voices in contemporary poetry. The poems in her third collection continue to explore what she has called "implicit questions about... More Info

The Pemmican Eaters

E C W Press | April 1, 2015 | 96 pages
A picture of the Riel Resistance from one of Canada’s preeminent Métis poets With a title derived from John A. Macdonald’s moniker for the Métis, The Pemmican Eaters explores Marilyn Dumont’s sense of history as the dynamic present. Combining free verse and metered poems, her latest... More Info

Trying Again to Stop Time

February 16, 2015 | 128 pages
"One morning, long ago, juice from an apple dripped onto my words, leaving them stained forever." – From "A Soulful Sunshine" Jalal Barzanji’s poetry willingly mutates his native Kurdish experiences into the global. In the tradition of Taslima Nasrin, Adonis, Yehuda Amichai, and Mahmoud... More Info


Grove Press | February 1, 2015 | 560 pages
Fusing the personal and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka?"whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters and incendiary in others" (New York Times)?was one of the preeminent writers of the past century. This volume comprises the... More Info

The World's Wife

Pan Macmillan Adult | September 23, 2014 | 96 pages
That saying? Behind every famous man . . . ? From Mrs. Midas to Queen Kong, from Elvis's twin sister to Pygmalion's bride, they're all here, in Carol Ann Duffy's inspired and inspirational collection, The World's Wife. Witty and thought-provoking, this is a tongue-in-cheek, no-holds-barred look at... More Info

The Weary Blues

Knopf | February 10, 2015 | 128 pages
Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. Beginning with the opening "Proem" (prologue poem)--"I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black,... More Info


Graywolf Press | October 7, 2014 | 160 pages
A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some... More Info

Chamber Music

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | October 31, 2014 | 84 pages
Arcing across thirty years and seven volumes, Jan Zwicky’s poetry has always been acutely musical (and sensitive to the silence out of which music comes). In the compositions in Chamber Music, the first anthology of Zwicky’s poems, one may perceive the attunement of her vocations: poet,... More Info

The Illustrated Journals of Susanna Moodie

Cormorant Books | September 1, 2014 | 120 pages
The finest example of two great artists working together to explore the soul of their nation. The Journals of Susanna Moodie, arguably Margaret Atwood's finest work of poetry, was first published by Oxford University Press in 1970. In it, she adopts the voice of Susanna Strickland Moodie, an... More Info