When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities

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ISBN: 1942683332
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 104
Author: Chen Chen
Publisher: A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of Am

Download and read online When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities in PDF and EPUB This award-winning debut interrogates the fragile, inherited ways of approaching love and family from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives.

Among the Monarchs

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ISBN: 0226284115
Release Date: 2000-10-01
Number of pages: 49
Author: Christine Garren
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Among the Monarchs in PDF and EPUB In poems of haunting lyricism, and in a voice wholly unlike any other American poet, Christine Garren's second book of poetry explores common themes such as love, loss, and family with an uncommon sensibility. Among the Monarchs is filled with unforgettable metaphors, unconventional and unpredictable juxtapositions, turns and angles of perception, and seductive free verse rhythms. Through all of this, Garren captivates readers in a unique exploration of the nature of desire, the raptures and burdens of love and loss, the peculiarities of family life and, perhaps most compelling, the power of poetic imagination to shape what we see and feel. At once engaging and disquieting, Among the Monarchs attests to the inexhaustible possibilities of lyric poetry.

The Book of Endings

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ISBN: 1629220647
Release Date: 2017-01-01
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Author: Leslie Harrison
Publisher: University of Akron Press

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Legitimate Dangers

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ISBN: 1932511296
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 491
Author: Michael Dumanis

Download and read online Legitimate Dangers in PDF and EPUB Definitive, broadly representative anthology of poets born after 1960

Hard Child

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ISBN: 1556595093
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 96
Author: Natalie Shapero

Download and read online Hard Child in PDF and EPUB Natalie Shapero spars with apathy, nihilism, and mortality, while engaging the rich territory of the 30s and new motherhood

Please Bury Me in This

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ISBN: 1935536834
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Number of pages: 72
Author: Allison Benis White

Download and read online Please Bury Me in This in PDF and EPUB A series of letters on the death of the speaker s father that investigate loss and language s limits and ability to transcend our temporal lives"

Dear Sincerely

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ISBN: 0822964074
Release Date: 2016-02-26
Number of pages: 64
Author: David Hernandez

Download and read online Dear Sincerely in PDF and EPUB Dear, Sincerely is an exploration into the relationship between the Self, the collective We, and the cosmos, as well as the murky division that separates one from the other. These interconnections, are also central to Elizabeth Bishop's work, and one of her poems in particular ("In the Waiting Room") was particularly influential to this work. An approach that Hernandez uses to investigate these interconnections is the epistolary poem. Some of the epistolaries in the collection pins the Self to the speaker, whereas others place a different speaker at the front of the stage, turning the tables on the Self: the addressee has now become the addressed. This approach has evolved into situations in which two or more speakers are communicating in a single poem.

Together and By Ourselves

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ISBN: 9781619321694
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 96
Author: Alex Dimitrov
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press

Download and read online Together and By Ourselves in PDF and EPUB “Dimitrov is a vital new energy in American poetry.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “Truth-telling, raw, fierce with feeling.”—Brenda Shaughnessy “Dimitrov can sound at once hip and naive, devoted to the sincerities that other sorts of poets reject or obscure.”—Publishers Weekly Together and by Ourselves, Alex Dimitrov’s second book of poems, takes on broad existential questions and the reality of our current moment: being seemingly connected to one another, yet emotionally alone. Through a collage aesthetic and a multiplicity of voices, these poems take us from coast to coast, New York to LA, and toward uneasy questions about intimacy, love, death, and the human spirit. Dimitrov critiques America’s long-lasting obsessions with money, celebrity, and escapism—whether in our personal, professional, or family lives. What defines a life? Is love ever enough? Who are we when together and who are we by ourselves? These questions echo throughout the poems, which resist easy answers. The voice is both heartfelt and skeptical, bruised yet playful, and always deeply introspective. from "Water" What is aging exactly? There are new jobs and people and someone dies before noon every day. I am swimming and swimming…in May or an ocean, I don’t see the reason. “But that’s unimportant,” you said. “Just keep doing it over again until one day you can’t.” Spring excites us and we know what it is every time. The minutes in meetings are life’s most undistinguished; that’s obvious. And what’s obvious makes us all fools then fast friends. Alex Dimitrov is the author of Together and by Ourselves (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), and the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. His poems have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, Slate, Tin House, Boston Review, and the American Poetry Review. He is the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets where he edits the popular online series Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine. He has taught creative writing at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Marymount Manhattan College, Bennington College, and lives in New York City.

In the Language of My Captor

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ISBN: 9780819577139
Release Date: 2016-01-17
Number of pages: 108
Author: Shane McCrae
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

Download and read online In the Language of My Captor in PDF and EPUB Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae’s latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans. In the book’s three sequences, McCrae explores the role mass entertainment plays in oppression, he confronts the myth that freedom can be based upon the power to dominate others, and, in poems about the mixed-race child adopted by Jefferson Davis in the last year of the Civil War, he interrogates the infrequently examined connections between racism and love. A reader’s companion is available at wesleyan.edu/wespress/readerscompanions.


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ISBN: 1556595115
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Number of pages: 88
Author: Javier Zamora

Download and read online Unaccompanied in PDF and EPUB This gorgeous debut speaks with heart-wrenching intimacy and first-hand experience to the hot-button political issues of immigration and border crossings.


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ISBN: 1941411452
Release Date: 2017-06-13
Number of pages: 80
Author: Karyna McGlynn
Publisher: Sarabande Books

Download and read online Hothouse in PDF and EPUB Whipsmart and irreverent, McGlynn's Hothouse is a wildly imaginative tour through the many chambers of the contemporary American pysche.

Where Now New and Selected Poems

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ISBN: 1556595123
Release Date: 2017-04-11
Number of pages: 256
Author: Laura Kasischke

Download and read online Where Now New and Selected Poems in PDF and EPUB Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Laura Kasischke unapologetically explores the dark and humorous realities of our lives.


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ISBN: 9780807166604
Release Date: 2017-02-13
Number of pages: 88
Author: Jacques Rancourt
Publisher: LSU Press

Download and read online Novena in PDF and EPUB In poems inspired by and sometimes borrowing their forms from the novena, a nine-day Catholic prayer addressing and seeking intercession from the Virgin Mary, Jacques Rancourt explores the complexities of faith, desire, beauty, and justice. Novena is a collection that invites prayer not to symbols of dogmatic perfection but to those who are outcast or maligned, LGBTQ people, people in prison, people who resist, people who suffer and whose suffering has not been redeemed. In Novena, the Virgin Mary is recast as a drag queen, religious icons are merged with those who are abolished, and spiritual isolation is scrutinized in a queer pastoral.

Half light

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ISBN: 9780374715182
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Number of pages: 736
Author: Frank Bidart
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online Half light in PDF and EPUB The collected works of one of contemporary poetry’s most original voices Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it’s that of the child-murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav Nijinsky, or the poet’s own. And in that embodiment is a transgressive empathy, one that recognizes our wild appetites, the monsters, the misfits, the misunderstood among us and inside us. Few writers have so willingly ventured to the dark places of the human psyche and allowed themselves to be stripped bare on the page with such candor and vulnerability. Over the past half century, Bidart has done nothing less than invent a poetics commensurate with the chaos and appetites of our experience. Half-light encompasses all of Bidart’s previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst, in which the poet austerely surveys his life, laying it plain for us before venturing into something new and unknown. Here Bidart finds himself a “Creature coterminous with thirst,” still longing, still searching in himself, one of the “queers of the universe.” Visionary and revelatory, intimate and unguarded, Bidart’s Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2017 are a radical confrontation with human nature, a conflict eternally renewed and reframed, restless line by restless line.

Don t Call Us Dead

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ISBN: 9781555979775
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Number of pages: 96
Author: Danez Smith
Publisher: Graywolf Press

Download and read online Don t Call Us Dead in PDF and EPUB The highly anticipated second collection by Danez Smith—“Hallelujah is an understatement” (Patricia Smith) Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality—the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood—and a diagnosis of HIV positive. “Some of us are killed / in pieces,” Smith writes, “some of us all at once.” Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America—“Dear White America”—where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.