LITERATURE

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  1. Aimless Love

    Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems

    $26.00

    From the two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins comes his first compilation of new and selected poems in twelve years. Learn More
  2. Burn Lake

    Burn Lake

    $20.00

    Set in southern New Mexico, where her family's multi­cultural history is deeply rooted, the poems in Carrie Fountain's first collection explore issues of progress, history, violence, sexuality, and the self. Learn More
  3. City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology

    City Lights Pocket Poets Anthology: 60th Anniversary Edition

    $21.95

    "Printer's ink is the greater explosive."—Lawrence Ferlinghetti Learn More
  4. City of Rivers

    City of Rivers

    $20.00

    The poems in City of Rivers—the first full-length collection from 23-year-old wunderkind Zubair Ahmed—are clear and cool as a glass of water. Learn More
  5. Death Poems

    Death Poems: Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, Tear-Jerking, Wise, Profound, Angry, Funny, Spiritual, Atheistic, Uncertain, Personal, Political, Mythic, Earthy, and Only Occasionally Morbid

    $21.95

    Pretty much every poet in every age has written about death and dying. Along with love, it might be the most popular subject in poetry. Yet, until now, no anthology has gathered the best and most famous of these verses in one place. Learn More
  6. Difficult Weather

    Difficult Weather: Poems

    $20.00

    This new edition of the first full-length collection of poems by award-winning writer Rose Solari provides an important window into the origins and early influences of this now-established poet and novelist. Learn More
  7. Egghead

    Egghead: Or, You Can't Survive on Ideas Alone

    $22.00

    A strange and charming collection of hilariously absurd poetry, writing, and illustration from one of today's most popular young comedians... Learn More
  8. Erratic Facts

    Erratic Facts

    $24.00

    Kay Ryan—"a classic American poet" (John Freeman)—is acclaimed for her highly intelligible, deeply insightful poems. Erratic Facts is her first new collection since the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Best of It, and it is animated with her signature swift, lucid, lyrical style. Learn More
  9. Instant Winner

    Instant Winner

    $20.00

    A moving, authentic exploration of spirituality and the domestic from a prize-winning poet. Learn More
  10. The Last Girl

    Last Girl: Poems

    $20.00

    A shimmering girl who disappears in daylight. A boy who goes to war and comes back forever broken. Learn More
  11. Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems and Prose

    Leaves of Grass and Selected Poems and Prose (Penguin Drop Cap: W)

    $24.00

    From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische Learn More
  12. Morning in Serra Mattu

    Morning in Serra Mattu: A Nubian Ode

    $23.00

    A mosaic of interrelated stories exploding with personality, myth, and geohistorical weight, Morning in Serra Mattu is a profound, joyful meditation on life in modern Sudan. Learn More
  13.  Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

    Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

    $20.00

    A breathtaking new collection from one of today’s boldest and most adventurous poets. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Saint Friend

    Saint Friend

    $20.00

    Saint Friend is that rare book that speaks in the voice of a generation. Learn More
  21. Shaler's Fish: Poems

    Shaler's Fish: Poems

    $22.00

    Before Helen Macdonald chronicled the experience of adopting a goshawk in her bestselling book H Is for Hawk, she was a poet. With a masterful ear for musical phrasing as well as an utterly unique way of seeing the earth around her, she writes deft, daring verse; her language is melodic and opulent while her observations are shrewd and incisive. Learn More
  22. Shock By Shock

    Shock by Shock

    $23.00

    Dean Young escorts his transplanted heart into invigorating poetic territory that combines the joy of being alive with his signature mixture of surrealism, humor, and fast-cut imagery. Learn More
  23. Stay, Illusion

    Stay, Illusion: Poems

    $26.00

    Stay, Illusion, the much-anticipated volume of poems by Lucie Brock-Broido, illuminates the broken but beautiful world she inhabits. Learn More
  24. Sun Ra: Collected Works Vol. 1

    Sun Ra: Collected Works Volume 1: Immeasurable Equation

    $24.95

    260 Cosmic Poems And Selected Prose Of Jazz Legend Sun Ra. Learn More
  25. The Continual Condition

    The Continual Condition: Poems

    $25.99

    A volume of never-before-collected poems from America's most imitated and influential poet. Learn More

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