New Arrivals · Poetry

February 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The accidental garden : poems

February 27, 2015
Greenway, William, 1947-
93 pages ; 23 cm
Unexpected detours into darkness and sudden emergences into joy mark the passage of events in these sonorous poems.

Collected shorter poems

February 27, 2015
Matthias, John, 1941-
Exeter : Shearsman Books, 2013-
2 volumes (283 ; 281 pages) ; 23 cm
V. 1. 1961-1994 -- v. 2. 1995-2011.

Floating heart : poems

February 27, 2015
Friebert, Stuart, 1931-
Montrose, Colorado : Pinyon Publishing, 2014.
101 pages ; 23 cm
IF WE EVER DO SEE THEM AGAIN. The Cross and the Kiss ; Daylight Down ; Lonesome Water ; Lecture on Stealing ; Quim-Quams ; From See to Can't See ; Water Walking Stick ; Giraffe ; On Yawning ; Death Glow ; Doctor Bird ; Bee Catchers ; Everglade Kite ; Mooneye -- IN THE ZENITH. Nadir ; Spider Milkweed ; Flatfish ; Never is Nowdays ; In Ancient Egypt ; On Cradles ; Abasicky ; Conrad of Constance ; Erysipeloid ; Abraham's Tree ; On Leaving ; The Will ; Destroying the Subject ; On Getting Very Sick in a Foreign Country -- NOT QUITE REMEMBERING WHAT TO DO NEXT. Samovar ; Voltaire ; Pink of the Evening ; Holiday ; Rembrandt's Missing Pope ; Nuns Fishing ; Adam and Eve (1504) ; Zaunkönig ; Ruach/Rauch ; Leaving the Museum ; Hark ; Zitronencreme ; Dock Spider ; Winter Flounder ; Quarter Horse Curse ; Christmas Dinner ; On Panking ; These Arguments ; Beazlestone ; Rabbit Dew -- ALMOST AN AFTERTHOUGHT. On Love ; Knaurschke ; Blacknose Shark ; The Tanks ; Near Dachau ; More on Lying ; Einstein in Berlin ; Somewhere Near Minsk ; Honorable Intentions ; But That the Wicked Turn ; Shadow ; Anadromous ; Moonlight's ; Hooked Deep ; Shoes ; Admitting We Were Born ; Thank the One Above ; On the Eve of the End.

Hearsay : poems

February 27, 2015
Ankney, Christopher.
Washington, D.C. : Washington Writer's Publishing House, [2014]
83 pages ; 23 cm

The last two seconds : poems

February 26, 2015
Bang, Mary Jo, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2015.
84 pages ; 23 cm
The Last Two Seconds is an astonishing confrontation with time--our experience of it as measured out by our perceptions, our lives, and our machines. In these poems, full of vivid imagery and imaginative logic, Mary Jo Bang captures the difficulties inherent in being human in the twenty-first century, when we set our watches by nuclear disasters, species collapse, pollution, mounting inequalities, warring nations, and our own mortality. This is brilliant and profound work by an essential poet of our time.

Adventures of Pi : poems 1980-1990

February 24, 2015
Williams, Tyrone.
Loveland, Ohio : Dos Madres, 2011.
v, 77 pages ; 23 cm

The plays of Euripides in English in 2 volumes.

February 23, 2015
London : J.M. Dent & Co.; New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., [1906]
2 volumes ; 18 cm.
Maroon binding with gilt decoration on cover and spind, gilt top edge.
"First edition, April 1906; reprinted, August 1906."
v. 1. Introduction ; The cyclops ; Hecuba ; The Trojan dames ; Helen ; Electra ; Orestes ; Andromache ; Iphigenia in Aulis ; Iphigenia in Tauris -- v. 2. The Bacchanals ; Alcestis ; Medea ; Hippolytus ; Ion ; The Phœnician damsels ; The suppliants ; Hercules distracted ; The children of Hercules.

The dramas of Sophocles rendered in English verse, dramatic & lyric

February 23, 2015
London : J.M. Dent & Co.; New York : E.P. Dutton & Co., 1906.
xx, 396 pages ; 18 cm.
Maroon binding with gilt decoration on cover and spind, gilt top edge. With original cloth bookmark.
Antigone -- Ajax -- Electra -- Oedipus Tyrannus -- Trachiniae -- Philoctetes -- Oedipus Coloneus -- Fragments of the lost dramas.

Neon aliens ate my homework : and other poems

February 19, 2015
Cannon, Nick, 1980-
New York, N. Y. : Scholastic, Incorporated, 2015.
142 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

One thousand things worth knowing

February 16, 2015
Muldoon, Paul, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
117 pages ; 22 cm
"A new collection of poems by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Muldoon"-- Provided by publisher.

Sand opera

February 16, 2015
Metres, Philip, 1970- author.
Farmington, Maine : Alice James Books, [2015]
103 pages ; 21 cm
"Sand Opera emerges from the dizzying position of being named but unheard as an Arab American, and out of the parallel sense of seeing Arabs named and silenced since 9/11. Polyvocal poems, arias, and redacted text speak for the unheard. Metres exposes our common humanity, while investigating the dehumanizing perils of war and its lasting effect on our culture"-- Provided by publisher.

Breathturn into timestead : the collected later poetry : a bilingual edition

February 16, 2015
Celan, Paul, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
lxxvii, 654 pages ; 24 cm
"Haunting poems from one of the twentieth century's groundbreaking poets Paul Celan, one of the greatest German-language poets of the twentieth century, created brilliant works of pure musicality and stark imagery in tension with the haunting memories of his life as a Romanian Jew during the Holocaust. Breathturn into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry gathers the five final volumes of his life's work in a bilingual edition, translated and with commentary by the award-winning poet and translator Pierre Joris. This collection displays a mature writer at the height of his talents, following what Celan himself called the "turn" (die "Wende") of his work away from the lush, surreal metaphors of his earlier verse. Given "the sinister events in its memory," Celan wrote, the language of poetry has to become "more sober, more factual. 'grayer.'" He abandoned the richer music of lyric poems, paring his compositions down to increase the accuracy of the language that now "does not transfigure or render 'poetical'; it names, it posits, it tries to measure the area of the given and the possible." In his need for an inhabitable post-Holocaust world that held the memory and anguish of that history, Celan experimented with a bold new poetics. Breathturn into Timestead reveals a poet undergoing one of the most profound artistic reinventions of the twentieth century--creating a poetry grounded in his painful personal history and the ravages of postwar Europe"-- Provided by publisher.

S O S : Poems 1961-2013

February 12, 2015
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014, poet.
xxviii, 531 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.

From the new world : poems 1976-2014

February 12, 2015
Graham, Jorie, 1950-, author.
359 pages ; 25 cm.
"An indispensable volume of poems, selected from almost four decades of work, that tracks the evolution of one of our most renowned contemporary poets, Pulitzer Prize-winner Jorie Graham. Much awaited and long needed, From the New World--a sequence of poems from Jorie Graham's prior eleven books--offers more than a retrospect of this major poet's work. This selection, including several revised and new poems, creates a startlingly fresh trajectory through books whose brilliance and far-reaching innovations have significantly influenced the landscape of contemporary poetry, both in the United States and abroad. Graham's unique achievement is surprisingly recast in this illuminating new book, in which the concerns of the later work are seen already urgently pressing in the earliest. From the New World--part spiritual autobiography, part survival manual--tracks what it is to attempt wakefulness in this moment of human history."--Book jacket.

River flow : new and selected poems, 1984-2007

February 11, 2015
Whyte, David
Langley, WA : Many Rivers Press, c2012.
374 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"First published in 2007."--T.p. verso.
This newly revised edition contains the most up to date versions of poems from David's first five volumes of poetry: Songs for Coming Home, Where Many Rivers Meet, Fire in the Earth, The House of Belonging and Everything is Waiting for You, as well as the latest versions of the new poems that originally appeared in the first edition of River Flow.

Sailing the forest : selected poems

February 9, 2015
Robertson, Robin, 1955-
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
193 pages ; 22 cm
"A selection of poems spanning the career of the contemporary Scottish poet Robin Robertson"-- Provided by publisher.

Do not rise

February 9, 2015
Bachmann, Beth. author.
Pittsburgh, Penn. : University of Pittsburgh Press, c2015.
ix, 62 pages. ; 21 cm.

Crow-work : poems

February 2, 2015
Pankey, Eric, 1959-
Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, [2015]
71 pages ; 22 cm
"What is a song but a snare to capture the moment?" Eric Pankey asks in his new collection, Crow-Work. This central question drives Pankey's ekphrastic exploration of the moment where emotion and energy flood a work of art. Through subjects as diverse as Brueghel's Procession to Calvary, Anish Kapoor's Healing of Saint Thomas, Caravaggio's series of severed heads, and James Turrell's experimentation with light and color, the author travels to an impossible past, despite being firmly rooted in the present, to seek out "the songbird in every thorn thicket" of the artist's work. Short bursts of lyrical beauty burn away "like coils of incense ash," bodies in the light of a cave flicker, coalesce and disappear. By capturing the ephemeral beauty of life in these poems, Crow-Work seeks not only to explain great art, but also to embody it. "-- Provided by publisher.

The little edges

February 2, 2015
Moten, Fred.
Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2014]
75 pages ; 26 cm

Station zed : poems

January 30, 2015
Sleigh, Tom, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2015]
113 pages ; 23 cm
Station Zed is the terminal outpost beyond which is the unknown. It is also the poet Tom Sleigh's finest work. In this latest collection, Sleigh brings to these poems his experiences as a journalist on tours of Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, and Libya. But these are also dispatches from places of grief, history, and poetic traditions as varied as Scottish ballads and the journeys of Bashō.

Barely composed : poems

January 28, 2015
Fulton, Alice, 1952-
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
viii, 94 pages ; 22 cm

A stranger's mirror : new and selected poems, 1994/2014

January 23, 2015
Hacker, Marilyn, 1942-
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]
xiv, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.

Dear father : breaking the cycle of pain

January 21, 2015
Ivy, J., 1976- author.
New York ; Hillsboro, Oregon : Atria Books/Beyond Words, 2015.
xviii, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Grammy Award-winning artist and poet J. Ivy bares his soul in this inspirational memoir of pain transformed into healing and empowerment. Known as "hip-hop's favorite poet," J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who has bridged the worlds of hip-hop and performance poetry through his appearances on HBO's Def Poetry and his collaboration with Kanye West and Jay-Z. But throughout his success, he carried with him the pain of being abandoned by his father and growing up in the tough neighborhoods of Chicago's South Side. So he sat down with pen and paper and processed his pain the only way he knew how--through poetry. The resulting poem, Dear Father, became his vehicle of forgiveness and healing. It is a pivotal poem that has touched and inspired the lives of millions. Fused with his signature raw lyricism and street consciousness, J. Ivy's memoir shows what it takes to deal with your emotions before your emotions deal with you. His story is personal yet universal, and will inspire others to channel whatever pain they have experienced into their own powerful gift of expression"-- Provided by publisher.

Trespass : poems

January 20, 2015
Dooley, Thomas, author.
ix, 67 pages ; 23 cm
"National poetry series selected by Charlie Smith"--Cover.

Eros is more

January 20, 2015
González Iglesias, Juan Antonio, author.
Farmington, Maine : Alice James Books, [2014]
xvi, 83 pages ; 22 cm
"Bauer's Spanish to English translations empower the spirit of Eros Is More, highlighting Gonzalez-Iglesias' playfulness and position as agent provocateur. These poems immerse the Classical within modern, urban landscapes, and redefines our interconnectedness across the ages. Language, love, and faith are central performers. Bauer masterfully emboldens them within these wise, compassionate translations. These poems wash us in fierce, unwavering love"-- Provided by publisher.

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