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  1. You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

    You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense


    Bukowski uses poetry to lash out at those who have it coming. Learn More
  2. You Are A Little Bit Happier Than I Am

    You Are A Little Bit Happier Than I Am


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    A collection of Tao's poetry. Learn More
  3. Year Of No Mistakes

    Year of No Mistakes


    Intimate, observant, and unflinchingly honest, The Year of No Mistakes is Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz's tribute to the broken heart. Learn More
  4. Yarmulkes And Fitted Caps

    Yarmulkes And Fitted Caps: Poems


    Aaron Samuels, raised in Providence, Rhode Island by a Jewish mother and a Black father, is a Cave Canem Fellow and a nationally acclaimed performer. Learn More
  5. x

    x (McSweeney's Poetry)


    In x, Dan Chelotti conjures voices that wander, pause, analyze, articulate, attempt to enlighten, fail to enlighten, and then answer that failure with laughter. Learn More
  6. Whosoever Has Let A Minotaur Enter Them, Or A Sonnet—

    Whosoever Has Let A Minotaur Enter Them, Or A Sonnet—


    How does a love poet fall out of her marriage and back in love with the world? What happens when you grow up to be the “kind of person who…”? These fairytales are for the heartbreakers as much as the heartbroken, for those smitten with wanderlust, for those who believe in loving this world through art. Learn More
  7. Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself

    Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself


    Walt Whitman’s iconic collection of poems, Leaves of Grass, has earned a reputation as a sacred American text. Whitman himself made such comparisons, going so far as to use biblical verse as a model for his own. Learn More
  8. When You Are Old

    When You Are Old: Early Poems and Fairy Tales (Penguin Drop Cap: Y)


    From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische Learn More
  9. What Learning Leaves

    What Learning Leaves: New Edition


    Called "a ranting comic showman and a literary provocateur" by The New York Times, Taylor Mali writes eloquently and entertainingly about his experiences in and out of the middle school classroom. Learn More
  10. What Is Poetry?

    What Is Poetry?


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    The extraordinary collection from legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti -- one of North America's most respected and well-known poets. Learn More
  11. What Her Hair Says About Her

    What Her Hair Says About Her


    Chain emails scold her. Learn More
  12. We Will Be Shelter

    We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival


    We Will be Shelter, edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson, is an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice. Learn More
  13. War All The Time: Poems

    War All The Time: Poems 1981-1984


    A collection of Bukowski's poetry. Learn More
  14. The Want Fire

    Want Fire


    In these poems, Wallace uses images in nature to voice the ethereal experience of being human. Thus The Want Fire paints moments--glimpses inside the spirit world--that reside in the physical world around us. Learn More
  15. Wait Till I'm Dead

    Wait Till I'm Dead: Uncollected Poems


    Rainy night on Union Square, full moon. Want more poems? Wait till I’m dead.—Allen Ginsberg, August 8, 1990, 3:30 A.M. Learn More
  16. USA-1000



    Sass Brown’s darkly funny debut collection of poems explores both the isolation and the absurdity of twenty-something apartment living. Learn More
  17. The Truth Is We Are Perfect

    Truth Is We Are Perfect


    The Truth Is We Are Perfect contains fifty-four lyrics exploring the loss of oneself through the loss of an other, and how we seek to recreate ourselves in that absence. Learn More
  18. Tradition



    The wildly imaginative poems in Daniel Khalastchi’s Tradition bring to life a speaker struggling to find balance between familial pressure and personal identity, religious faith and recognition of the world’s calamities. Learn More
  19. Tongue Screw

    Tongue Screw


    At times tender, at times scathing, Tongue Screw explores themes of female sexuality and agency, of personal connection, of love, and of desire sometimes gone wrong and violent. Learn More
  20. Tombo



    Explosive language, rough sensuousness, and an unflinching eye — here is a poet who doesn't look away and is committed to poetry’s first purpose: to bring song. Learn More
  21. Time Bomb Snooze Alarm

    Time Bomb Snooze Alarm


    Time Bomb Snooze Alarm is a menagerie of strange people and stranger moments that linger in the dark hallway of Sinister's life. Learn More
  22. Tijuana Book of the Dead

    Tijuana Book of the Dead


    From the author of Pulitzer-nominated The Devil’s Highway and national bestseller The Hummingbird’s Daughter comes an exquisitely composed collection of poetry on life at the border. Learn More
  23. This Way to the Sugar

    This Way to the Sugar


    Hieu Nguyen's bruising collection of poems, This Way to the Sugar, puts a blade and a microscope to nostalgia, tradition, race, apology, and sexuality, in order to find beauty in a flawed world. Learn More
  24. This Planet Is Doomed

    This Planet Is Doomed: The Science Fiction Poetry of Sun Ra


    This Planet Is Doomed serves up a traumatic torrent of future shock from Afrofuturist Sun Ra-deeply personal and critical commentary and unsettling advice to the people of Earth, who fail to acknowledge this planet's role in the universe. Learn More
  25. Think Of The Danger

    Think of the Danger


    "To “think of the danger” does little to dissuade its arrival - especially when, as in Thea Brown’s probing debut, thinking may be the danger itself." -Dan Beachy-Quick Learn More

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