Poetry, Poetry Criticism & Poetry Biography

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RESISTENCIA ' POEMS OF PROTEST & REVOLUT
Tina Escaja
Poems of Protest and Revolution is an extraordinary collection, rooted in a strong tradition of protest poetry and voiced by icons of the movement and some of the most exciting writers today.
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Every Day We Get More Illegal
Juan Felipe Herrera
A State of the Union from the nation's first Latino Poet Laureate. Trenchant, compassionate, and filled with hope.

*Get a signed book plate by Juan Felipe! We'll include one with each book purchase while supply lasts.

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CAR MA
Alison Mosshart
CAR MA is artist and musician Alison Mosshart's first printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories, and poetry.
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Finna
Poems
Nate Marshall
Sharp, lyrical poems celebrating the Black vernacular—its influence on pop culture, its necessity for familial survival, its rite in storytelling and in creating the safety found only within its intimacy --recommended by Paul
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Natch
City Lights Spotlight Series No. 20
Sophia Dahlin
Queer pastoral lyrics take on the romantic sublime in a stunningly assured debut collection.
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Facing You
City Lights Spotlight Series No. 19
Uche Nduka
From acclaimed Nigeria-born, Brooklyn-based poet Uche Nduka, a book of love poems written with compact elegance and vivid eroticism.
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MEMORIAL DRIVE: A DAUGHTER'S MEMOIR
At age nineteen, Natasha Trethewey had her world turned upside down when her former stepfather shot and killed her mother. Grieving and still new to adulthood, she confronted the twin pulls of life and death in the aftermath of unimaginable trauma and now explores the way this experience lastingly shaped the artist she became.
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The Complete Works of Alberto Caerio
Bilingual Edition
Fernando Pessoa
A bilingual companion to The Book of Disquiet. Here, in Margaret Jull Costa and Patricio Ferrari's splendid new translations, are the complete poems of Alberto Caeiro, the imaginary "heteronym" coterie created by Fernando Pessoa, the Portuguese modernist master...
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Country, Living
Ira Sadoff
Cultural forces and conventions―repression, prejudice, power regimes― frame feelings of powerlessness, and are explored deeply in this new collection from award-winning poet Ira Sadoff.
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Tertulia
Vincent Toro
From the award-winning poet and author of STEREO.ISLAND.MOSAIC comes a fluid, expansive new collection that "dazzles with [an] energetic exploration of the Puerto Rican experience in the new millennium".(NBC News)
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Catrachos
Poems
Roy G. Guzmán
The breathtaking debut collection from one of America's most inventive new poets.
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Little Hill
Alli Warren
Despite the dystopian now, Alli Warren finds promise in the smallest human instances of tenderness, ecological connection, and political solidarity. Little Hill is about learning to live and love in the 21st century while not shying away from all there is to struggle against.
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Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman
Bob Kaufman, Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, Tate Swindell
Recommended by Paul

Collected for the first time, the complete surviving works of a major African-American Beat Surrealist poet.

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Deer Trails
San Francisco Poet Laureate Series No. 7
Kim Shuck
2019 NCIBA Golden Poppy Award Winner - Poetry - San Francisco's new poet laureate—a Native American and native San Franciscan—explores urban space and the natural world.

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