What We're Reading For National Poetry Month

 

Happy National Poetry Month! Here are just a few of our favorites. 

We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics By Andrea Abi-Karam (Editor), Kay Gabriel (Editor) Cover Image
By Andrea Abi-Karam (Editor), Kay Gabriel (Editor)
$22.95
ISBN: 9781643620336
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Published: Nightboat Books - November 24th, 2020

2021 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST

Finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature


Joe Brainard: I Remember By Joe Brainard (Artist), Ron Padgett (Editor) Cover Image
By Joe Brainard (Artist), Ron Padgett (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781887123488
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Published: Granary Books - February 2nd, 2001

The American artist's much-imitated memoir, described by Paul Auster as "one of the few totally original books I have ever read."


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Black Girl, Call Home By Jasmine Mans Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593197141
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Published: Berkley - March 9th, 2021

A Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Oprah Magazine  Time •  Vogue • Vulture  Essence • Elle • Cosmopolitan  Real Simple 


Couplets: A Love Story By Maggie Millner Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780374612818
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - February 6th, 2024

An astounding debut.
Adrienne Raphel, The New York Times Book Review

A dazzling love story in poems about one woman’s coming-out, coming-of-age, and coming undone


A Film in Which I Play Everyone: Poems By Mary Jo Bang Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781644452479
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2023

A Film in Which I Play Everyone takes its title from a response David Bowie gave to a fan who asked if he had upcoming film roles. “I’m looking for backing for an unauthorized autobiography that I am writing,” Bowie answered.


Short Film Starring My Beloved's Red Bronco By K. Iver Cover Image
By K. Iver
$16.00
ISBN: 9781639550609
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Published: Milkweed Editions - January 10th, 2023

Short Film Starring My Beloved's Red Bronco, selected by Tyehimba Jess for the 2022 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, is an aching tribute to the power and precarity of queer love. In small-town Mississippi, before the aughts, a child "assigned 'woman'" and a boy "forced to call / himself a girl" love one another--from afar, behind closed doors, in motels.


Plantains and Our Becoming: Poems By Melania Luisa Marte Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593471340
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Published: Tiny Reparations Books - August 22nd, 2023

A rousing, beautifully observed, and tender-hearted debut poetry collection about identity, culture, home, and belonging—for fans of Jasmine Mans and Fatimah Asghar
 
“We, children of plátanos, always gotta learn to play in everyone else’s backyard and somehow feel at home.”
 


Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head: Poems By Warsan Shire Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593134351
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 1st, 2022

Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma, and resilience from the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Black Is King, award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire

“The beautifully crafted poems in this collection are fiercely tender gifts.”—Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist


Side Notes from the Archivist: Poems By Anastacia-Renee Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063221710
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Published: Amistad - March 14th, 2023

The award-winning, genre-crossing writer demonstrates her power as a funkadelic and formidable feminist voice in this rich and beautiful collection of verse and image—a multi-part retrospective that traverses time, space, and reality to illuminate the expansiveness of Black femme lives.


You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World By Ada Limón (Editor) Cover Image
By Ada Limón (Editor)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781571315687
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Published: Milkweed Editions - April 2nd, 2024

NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Whoever you are, you will find yourself and your own world in the expansiveness of this collection."
-Margaret Renkl, New York Times
"A lovely book to take with you to read at the end of your next hike."


Zilot & Other Important Rhymes By Bob Odenkirk, Erin Odenkirk (Illustrator), Nate Odenkirk (Contributions by), Naomi Odenkirk (Contributions by), Erin Odenkirk (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Bob Odenkirk, Erin Odenkirk (Illustrator), Nate Odenkirk (Contributions by), Naomi Odenkirk (Contributions by), Erin Odenkirk (Contributions by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316438506
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2023

New York Times Bestseller!
An IndieBound Bestseller!
A USA Today Bestseller!


Emmy Award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer, comedian, and actor Bob Odenkirk and his daughter, illustrator Erin Odenkirk, present poetic nonsense for all ages perfect for fans of Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky!


The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On By Franny Choi Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063240094
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Published: Ecco - November 7th, 2023

Named A Most Anticipated Book by: LitHub * Vulture * Time * A PW 2022 Holiday Gift Pick 

One of: Time's "100 Must-Read Books of 2022" * NPR's 2022 "Books We Love" Vulture's "10 Best Books of 2022"

A Goodreads Readers Choice Award Semifinalist


Feed By Tommy Pico Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781947793576
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Published: Tin House Books - November 5th, 2019

A Finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award for Poetry

New York Times Notable Book of the Year

From the Winner of the Whiting Award, an American Book Award, and finalist for a Lambda, Tommy Pico's Feed is the final book in the Teebs Cycle.


The Tradition By Jericho Brown Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781556594861
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019

The Tradition explores cultural threats on black bodies, resistance, and the interplay of desire and privilege in a dangerous era.