LITERATURE

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  1. Scattered Poems

    Scattered Poems

    $8.95

    Spontaneous poetry by the author of On the Road, gathered from underground and ephemeral publications; including “San Francisco Blues,” the variant texts of “Pull My Daisy,” and American haiku. Learn More
  2. Scandalabra

    Scandalabra

    $15.00

    Derrick Brown's long awaited new collection of poetry and prose, Scandalabra, is a book that boils with true grit Americana, sensual power and black oceanic wildness. Learn More
  3. Satan Says

    Satan Says

    $14.00

    Winner of the 1981 Poetry Center Book Award. Learn More
  4. Saint Friend

    Saint Friend

    $20.00

    Saint Friend is that rare book that speaks in the voice of a generation. Learn More
  5. S.O.S: Poems (paperback)

    S O S: Poems 1961-2013

    $20.00

    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 literary innovators of the past century. Learn More
  6. Running For Trap Doors

    Running For Trap Doors

    $14.95

    "THE VIOLENT SWIRL AND JOY OF LIFE'S INCESSANT MOSH PIT"- This is how Rachel McKibbens describes Joanna Hoffman's poetry, and her debut collection, RUNNING FOR TRAP DOORS, lives up to the description. Learn More
  7. River House: Poems

    River House: Poems

    $16.00

    These are poems of absence. Learn More
  8. The Richard Peabody Reader

    Richard Peabody Reader

    $24.95

    Filling an important gap in the literary world, The Richard Peabody Reader is a wide-ranging selection of this great writer’s poetry and prose. Learn More
  9. Redhead And The Slaughter King

    Redhead and the Slaughter King: A Collection of Poetry

    $15.00

    "The [Metaphorical] Daughter of Sexton and Ginsberg" - Muzzle Magazine’s 30 Poets Under 30 Learn More
  10. Quarter Life Poetry

    Quarter Life Poetry: Poems for the Young, Broke and Hangry

    $14.99

    The creator of the popular Tumblr and Instagram "Quarter Life Poetry" tackles the real-life truths of work, money, sex, and many other challenges 20-somethings face in a laugh-out-loud collection of poetry. Learn More
  11. Post-: Poems

    Post-: Poems

    $16.00

    The poems of this fourth collection from Wayne Miller exist in the wake of catastrophe. Learn More
  12. Poetry

    Poetry

    $3.75

    A journal of poems. Learn More
  13. Plum In Mr. Blum's Pudding

    Plum in Mr. Blum's Pudding

    $13.95

    The Plum in Mr. Blum’s Pudding is Los Angeles native Tosh Berman’s first printed collection of poetry. In 1989, Berman left the United States behind, moving to Japan after learning his wife's (artist Lun*na Menoh) mother was ill in Kitakyushu. Learn More
  14. Pleasures Of The Damned

    Pleasures of the Damned: Poems 1951-1993

    $16.99

    To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski wasóand remainsóthe quintessential counterculture icon. Learn More
  15. Play The Piano Drunk...
  16. Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

    Penguin Anthology Of Twentieth-Century American Poetry

    $25.00

    A beautiful paperback edition of Penguin’s landmark poetry anthology. Learn More
  17. Pansy

    Pansy: Poems

    $15.00

    In PANSY, Gibson balances themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to truly heal. Learn More
  18. Our Poison Horse

    Our Poison Horse

    $15.00

    Our Poison Horse is the newest poetry collection released by Derrick C. Brown. Brown is the winner of the Texas Book of The Year Prize, 2013. Learn More
  19. Open the Door

    Open the Door: How to Excite Young People about Poetry

    $16.00

    This one-of-a-kind mixture of essays, interviews, and lesson plans gathers the best thinking about how we can impart the value and joy of poetry to kids. Learn More
  20. On Cats

    On Cats

    $25.99

    A raw and tenderly funny look at the human-cat relationship, from one of our most treasured and transgressive writers. Learn More
  21. Of Lamb

    Of Lamb

    $22.00

    Lamb and Mary were alike. Unbalanced. Flat-footed. High-strung. This is their story like you’ve never heard it—the tale of a loopy shepherdess and a depressive farm animal. Learn More
  22. Nothing By Design

    Nothing By Design

    $26.95

    A beautiful collection of verse––both light and dark, elegiac and affirmative––from one of our most admired poets. Learn More
  23. Not Much Fun

    Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems Of Dorothy Parker

    $16.00

    During the early years of her career, while struggling to "keep body and soul apart" (as she ruefully put it later), Dorothy Parker wrote more than three hundred poems and verses for a variety of popular magazines and newspapers. Learn More
  24. No Matter The Wreckage

    No Matter the Wreckage

    $15.00

    Following the success of her breakout poem, "B", Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. Learn More
  25. Nightbook

    Nightbook

    $9.00

    Poet and professor Stephen Matanle presents his second collection of poems about the thoughts that occur to us when the rest of the world is asleep. Learn More

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