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Cynthia's Poetry Picks

Sonya Vatomsky
Current price: $15.00
Salt Is for Curing is the lush and haunting full-length debut by Sonya Vatomsky. These poems, structured as an elaborate meal, conjure up a vapor of earthly pains and magical desires; like the most enduring rituals, Vatomsky's poems both intoxicate and ward. A new blood moon in American poetry, Salt ... Read More about
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Saeed Jones
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Pierced by grief and charged with history, this new poetry collection from the award-winning author of Prelude to Bruise and How We Fight for Our Lives confronts our everyday apocalypses. In haunted poems glinting with laughter, Saeed Jones explores the public and private betrayals of life as we kno ... Read More about
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Ada Limón
Current price: $16.00
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD A finalist for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, Bright Dead Things examines the dangerous thrill of living in a world you must leave one day and the search to find something that is "disorderly, and marvelous, and ours." A ... Read More about
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Emily August
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Poetry: Emily August's debut explodes our ideas about biraciality and why institutions are larded with violence. This ferocious vision of personal and cultural histories enters us through dark-wooded stories, folkloric in their eerie clarity. This brilliant, heartbreaking book confronts race, power, ... Read More about
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Linda Hogan
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In her first book of poetry since 1993's groundbreaking The Book of Medicines, Linda Hogan locates the intimate connections between all living things and uncovers the layers that both protect and disguise our affinities. like the tree I can lose myselflayer after layerall the way down to infinityand ... Read More about
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Stephanie Burt
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Effusive new poems by Stephanie Burt, “perhaps our greatest poet of having yet more to say” (Boston Review) Stephanie Burt’s poems in We Are Mermaids are never just one thing. Instead, they revel in their multiplicity, their interconnectedness, their secret powers to become much more than they at f ... Read More about
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What happens when everything falls away, when those you call on in times of need are themselves calling out for rescue? In his highly anticipated second collection, Chen Chen continues his investigation of family, both blood and chosen, examining what one inherits and what one invents, as a queer As ... Read More about
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Trista Mateer
Current price: $14.99
Voted one of the best poetry collections of 2019 by readers on Goodreads! Bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award winning poet Trista Mateer takes a magical approach to self-care with her new collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It.   In this empowering and feminist retelling, Mateer transforms the mytho ... Read More about
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Trista Mateer
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Bestselling and award-winning author Trista Mateer returns with another magical approach to self-care in her newest goddess-themed poetry collection, Artemis Made Me Do It.  Using the framework of tarot and conversation, Mateer approaches myth through a witchcraft-inspired lens and uses it to explo ... Read More about
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Trista Mateer
Current price: $16.99
Bestselling and Goodreads Choice Award-winning author Trista Mateer returns with another mythical approach to self-care in her newest poetry collection, Persephone Made Me Do It.  Following her previous work in this series, Mateer weaves together mythology, tarot, poetry, and conversation to reveal ... Read More about
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