New Arrivals · Poetry

September 23, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Super rich

September 22, 2017
Green, J. M. (James Monroe)
Columbus, Ohio : Pudding House Publications, ©2008.
29 pages ; 22 cm.

Calling a wolf a wolf

September 21, 2017
Akbar, Kaveh. author.
Farmington, Maine : Alice James Books, 2017.
89 pages ; 23 cm
"This highly-anticipated debut boldly confronts addiction and courses the strenuous path of recovery, beginning in the wilds of the mind. Poems confront craving, control, the constant battle of alcoholism and sobriety, and the questioning of the self and its instincts within the context of this never-ending fight"-- Provided by publisher.

Electric arches

September 21, 2017
Ewing, Eve L.
Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2017.
ix, 90 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Electric Arches is an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose.

Rocket fantastic : poems

September 21, 2017
Calvocoressi, Gabrielle, author.
New York, New York : Persea Books Inc., [2017]
92 pages ; 24 cm

The golden shovel anthology : new poems honoring Gwendolyn Brooks

September 20, 2017
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2017.
li, 278 pages ; 23 cm
Foreword by Terrance Hayes; Acknowledgments; Introduction; The Golden Shovel -- Terrance Hayes; Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks; A Sunset of the City; kitchenette building; Boy Breaking Glass; a song in the front yard; The Bean Eaters; The Anniad; After -- Aracelis Girmay; What There Is to Spend -- Hailey Leithauser; Appendix to the Anniad; Next Time Honey -- Paul Martinez-Pompa; A Halo for Her Invisible Hair -- Rachel Richardson; The Artists' and Models' Ball; Weather Report -- Anne Shaw; An Aspect of Love, Alive in the Ice and Fire; First Summer Song -- Pattiann Rogers.; An Aspect of Love -- Ren?e WatsonBallad of Pearl May Lee; Stay, Dear -- Susan Wheeler; The Ballad of Rudolph Reed; Conjunction -- Andrew Motion; The Bean Eaters; Resurrection -- Bonnie Jo Campbell; The Parrot Man -- Caitlin Doyle; The Fava Bean-Eaters -- Sandra M. Gilbert; At the Evening of Life -- Nikki Giovanni; Evening -- Diane Glancy; Roadside Diner: Fairfield, Maine -- Jack Powers; Next to the Flatware -- Christian Robinson; New Year's Eve in Times Square -- Philip Schultz; Beverly Hills, Chicago; Golden Shovel Buddha -- Didi Jackson; Stand Your Ground -- Major Jackson.; September, Chicago -- Angela Narciso TorresThe Birth in a Narrow Room; Child Tipping Forever -- Jenny Boully; The Blackstone Rangers; What is betrayal but a construct? -- Judy Blundell; The Ache -- Chelsea Dixon; A Love Jones in a Booming Economy -- Randall Horton; 1972 ford ltd -- Quraysh Ali Lansana; FUNERAL Sign -- Mike Puican; After the Eulogy -- Kelly Reuter; Cure and Curry -- Natalie Richardson; i. Cecil Park-High as the Swings -- Debris Stevenson; ii. Dutch Pot Dancing -- Debris Stevenson; Boy Breaking Glass; Imagine This -- Meena Alexander; Boys Breaking Glass -- Catherine Brogan.; Asked why I always have to be so negative I -- Hannah GambleOrnithology -- M. Ayodele Heath; Behind in the Count -- Pam Houston; Sleeping under Stars -- Troy Jollimore; The Second Going -- Philip Levine; Meadowlands -- Erika Meitner; Opening Ceremonies, 2012 -- Michael Meyerhofer; When He Doesn't Come Home -- Deb Nystrom; Boy Breaking Glass, Peckham -- Clare Pollard; Vagrant -- Emmett, Jim, and Karen Shepard; That Boy Is Still Breaking Glass -- David Wagoner; So There -- John Corey Whaley; A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon.; Tallahatchie -- Terry BlackhawkGrown Up -- Kwame Dawes; Yazoo City -- Raven Hogue; Bronzeville Woman in a Red Hat; anasema kwa haraka -- LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs; The Maid -- Eugene Gloria; At the Capitol Hill Suites, 1985 -- Maxine Kumin; In a Red Hat -- Stephanie Strickland; The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock; Bleeding Brownish Boy -- Sharon Draper; Meanwhile in the Henhouse -- Rita Williams-Garcia; In Little Rock -- Jake Adam York; The Chicago Picasso; The Seahorse -- Maura Stanton; Ars Poetica Composed While Dressing in the Dark -- Kevin Stein ; Tender Visits -- Liane Strauss.
"The last words of each line in a Golden Shovel poem are, in order, words from a line or lines taken from a Brooks poem. The poems are, in a way, secretly encoded to enable both a horizontal reading of the new poem and vertical reading down the right-hand margin of Brooks's original. An array of writers, including Pulitzer Prize winners, T. S. Eliot Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and National Poet Laureates, have written poems for this anthology: Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Nikki Giovani, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Mark Doty, Sharon Draper, and Julia Glass are just a few of the contributing poets" -- provided by publisher.


September 20, 2017
McGlynn, Karyna, author.
Louisville, KY : Sarabande Books, [2017]
83 pages ; 22 cm
"Karyna MyGlynn takes readers on tour through the half-haunted house of the contemporary American psyche with wit, whimsy, and candid confession. Disappointing lovers surface in the bedroom; in the bathroom, "the drained tub ticks with mollusks & lobsters;" revenge fantasies and death lurk in the basement where they rightly belong. With lush imagery and au courant asides, Hothouse surprises and delights. Karyna McGlynn is the author of I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl and three chapbooks."-- Provided by publisher.

Revise the Psalm : work celebrating the writing of Gwendolyn Brooks

September 20, 2017
Chicago, Illinois : Curbside Splendor Publishing, Inc., 2017.
xxiii, 416 pages, 11 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 22 cm
Introduction: Of memory and revision / Quraysh Ali Lansana & Sandra Jackson-Opoku -- Foreword / Marita Golden -- Part I. Child-free / Joan Wiese Johannes ; Barbed wire / Jodi Joanclair ; I, too, am the mother / Georgia A. Popoff ; The unmother / Angela Jackson ; Dialogue between two women at the clinic / Jeanne Towns ; Motherhood / Emily Hooper Lansana ; First journey / Diane Glancy ; Daystar / Rita Dove ; My mother's clothes / Chirskira Caillouet ; Washer woman / Kimberly A. Collins ; Tax deadline / Akua Lezli Hope ; Fixing face / Akua Lezli Hope ; [Untitled] / Kimberly Dixon-Mays ; Milk bath / Zoe Lynn Nyman -- Part 2. Horse and carriage on the plaza / Natasha Ria El-Scari ; A slip into history / Crystal Simone Smith ; My face / Aries Hines ; blk(s) / Avery R. Young ; The night after you have been fired from your job / Natasha Ria El-Scari ; A burning lesson / Kimberly A. Collins ; She was my first / Kalisha Buckhanon ; Poem for Gwendolyn Brooks on her centennial birthday / Jessica Care Moore --
Poetry, essays and art included in this anthology celebrate the one-hundredth birthday of the late poet and cultural icon Gwendolyn Brooks.

Thousand star hotel

September 20, 2017
Phi, Bao, 1975- author.
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2017.
110 pages ; 23 cm
"Thousand Star Hotel confronts the silence around racism, police brutality, and the invisibility of the Asian American urban poor. From "with thanks to Sahra Nguyen for the refugee style slogan": They give the kids candy to bet. My daughter loses the first four rounds, she's a quiet wire as they take her candy away, piece by piece. When she finally wins, I ask if she wants to play again. No! she shouts, grabbing her candy, I want to go home! True refugee style: take everything you got and run with it. Bao Phi is a National Poetry Slam finalist"-- Provided by publisher.


September 18, 2017
Sax, Sam, 1942- author.
82 pages ; 22 cm.
"An "astounding" (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems - Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition In this ­­­powerful debut collection,sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet's personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately,Madnessattempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax's innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it"-- ǂc Provided by publisher.

Sun in days : poems

September 18, 2017
O'Rourke, Meghan, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
123 pages ; 22 cm

The amputee's guide to sex

September 15, 2017
Weise, Jillian Marie, author.
New York : Soft Skull, [2017]
xvii, 91 pages ; 21 cm

Lo que les dijo el licántropo = What the werewolf told them

September 15, 2017
Lima, Chely, 1957- author.
240 pages ; 19 cm

Ordinary beast : poems

September 14, 2017
Sealey, Nicole, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, 2017.
x, 64 pages ; 24 cm
"A striking debut full-length collection from Virgin Islands-born poet Nicole Sealey"-- Provided by publisher.


September 14, 2017
McDonough, Jill, author.
Farmington, Maine : Alice James Books, [2017]
63 pages ; 23 cm
""Reaper knocked me flat with its utter breathlessness. McDonough paints a stark picture of a soulless tomorrow ruled by the technologies of convenience-a tomorrow we just might stop if we could." -Patricia Smith These dark, straightforward poems showcase the power of technology by painting a vivid picture of America's expanding drone program and the havoc we wreak-and then ignore-around the globe. McDonough offers the past, present, and future as non-linear timelines, and explores how the intersection between man and machine is starting to blur, and how we're losing qualities essential to being human. From "My Sister Wants to Buy My Dad a Drone For Father's Day": What a pain in the ass to have a sister like me, who won't just fork over her share of the dough. Who has to feel dumb ways about things, distracted by names like DarkStar, Scan Eagle, Shadow, Wasp Block. Who doesn't want a toy airplane with a camera? My dad is not going to shoot suspected insurgents, hover over his neighbors' homes for days. Technology is fungible. Also really cool. Drones don't kill people, people et cetera. People drown in water. But I still want to drink it. Jill McDonough is the winner of a 2014 Lannan Literary Fellowship and three Pushcart prizes. She's received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress, and Stanford's Stegner program, and taught incarcerated college students through Boston University's Prison Education Program for thirteen years. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Slate, The Nation, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. She directs the MFA program at UMass-Boston and 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online"-- Provided by publisher.


September 12, 2017
Zamora, Javier, author.
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2017]
x, 94 pages ; 23 cm
"A Lannan literary selection"--back cover.
"This gorgeous debut speaks with heart-wrenching intimacy and first-hand experience to the hot-button political issues of immigration and border crossings"-- Provided by publisher.

I know your kind : poems

September 8, 2017
Brewer, William, 1989- author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2017.
75 pages ; 22 cm.

Candlelight in Quintero : poems

September 5, 2017
Petreman, David A.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press, ©2011.
91 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm + 1 CD-R (4 3/4 in.)
The author reads "Candlelight in Quintero" in both English and Spanish on the audio CD.
"Dos Madres Press audio archive."--CD-R.

Pairings : poems

September 5, 2017
Spidel, Lianne.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press Inc., ©2012.
ix, 31 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Cover title.
"Ann (Brashear) Loveland and Lianne (Valleau) Spidel met in high school in Detroit and went together to Wittenberg University in Ohio, Ann as a Fine Arts major, Lianne as an English major. Both went on to teach and to raise families, Ann in Michigan, Lianne in Ohio, continuing to share their friendship and their work. In 2006, with the help of Ralph Pedersen, Ann’s husband, they self-published an Apple book, Pairs, linking–the logic is theirs alone–still life paintings with poems mostly about people. In the years since, they have continued to look for connections in their finished work, as well as to paint to poems and write poems to paintings, beginning with "Daughters of Eve," the painting based on the poem of the same name. The book Pairings is one result"--page ix.

In the land

September 1, 2017
Opengart, Bea.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press, 2011.
xii, 57 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"In the Diaspora, the Book replaces and compensates for the the Land that is lost. But in Bea Opengart's In the Land, the Land and the Book are one. Opengart's accounting weaves personal reflection with precise reportage, the awareness of tradition with an openness to the changes, the upheavals, of contemporary Israeli life. Neither tourist nor native, she is, rather, the lost lover strangely returned, the stranger forever falling in love"-–Back cover.

Duties of the heart : a verse memoir

September 1, 2017
Opengart, Bea, author.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press, Inc., 2016.
ix, 56 pages ; 23 cm
Home (1) -- Sunday drive -- Living apart -- Small plane overhead -- Not sleeping -- Two portraits -- Elegy -- Way home -- Sisters -- My father's house -- Ghosts -- Scavenging -- Out of bounds -- Home (2) -- Intimacies -- At the sea -- At the river -- Storm -- Home (3) -- Driving at night -- Where pomegranates grew, the women danced -- Irrigation -- Desert exile -- Night drive -- Furies -- Tableau -- to the fields.
"A closely connected sequence of poems that revisit the geographical and experiential landscapes of Bea Opengart's youth in the desert southwest"--Publisher's website.

A 24-hour cotillion : selected poems

September 1, 2017
Trawick, Leonard M., author.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres, 2016.
ix, 128 pages ; 23 cm
In A 24-hour cotillion, Leonard Trawick has chosen what he considers his best poems written over five decades, many of which have appeared in various anthologies and magazines but have never been collected in a single volume. He justifies the title by pointing out that, like the French dance, many of these poems employ intricate formal patterns--villanelles, rondeaus, ballades, sonnets, haikus, and the like. There are also looser forms--blank verse, free verse, prose poems, and nonce devices. The subject matter is similarly varied, ranging from old age and death to love, nature, family life, and the arts. In one section the poet recalls scenes from his growing up in the Deep South; in another he indulges in verbal riffs and a playful surrealism. The persona in some of the poems is that of a detached observer, presenting ideas at times in a serious manner, at times ironically or satirically; in other pieces the speaker is autobiographical, addressing a loved one or narrating a personal experience; and several poems are in the voices of dramatic characters clearly distinct from the poet. The diversity of form and content just described perhaps sounds more like hopscotch than a disciplined line dance. But taken all together, the collection choreographs the imaginative outlines of one poet's life.

An autobiography : poiēmata = poems

September 1, 2017
Tsonis, Panagiotis A., 1953-2016 author.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press Inc., 2016.
ix, 59 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
Autobiographical poems by Greek born Panagiotis A. Tsonis, who later lived in Japan and then the United States where he was the professor of molecular biology at the University of Dayton in Ohio. The book is strongly influenced by his life and culture in the three countries he has lived.

Reports from babylon and beyond : poems

September 1, 2017
Schloss, David, 1944- author.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press, Inc., 2015.
vii, 87 pages ; 23 cm.
In Reports from Babylon and Beyond, David Schloss delivers a blistering 'report' on disaster and war. It is also an intimate look at people -journalists, civilians, soldiers, officials- caught up in, or propagating, these catastrophes.

Between red & green : narrative of the Black Brigade : a storytelling poem

September 1, 2017
Williams, Tyrone, author.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres Press Inc., 2016.
ix, 26 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Many parts of this poem were published separately as epigraphs to the images and sculptures that constitue the Black Brigade memorial set in Smale park on the riverfront of Cincinnati Ohio.

Hanging on our own bones

August 30, 2017
Grahn, Judy, 1940- author.
Pasadena, CA : Arktoi Books, [2017]
145 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: contemporary lamentions in nine parts -- A woman is talking to death (1973) -- Helen you always were / the factory (1981) -- Descent to the roses of a family (1985) -- Amazon rising from the dust (1986) -- Women are tired of the ways men bleed (2003) -- Mental (2005) -- Crossing (2016).

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