New Arrivals · Poetry

April 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The night before college

April 17, 2014
Sones, Sonya, author.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, [2014].
1 volume unpaged : color illustrations ; 15 cm.

Jimmy's blues and other poems

April 17, 2014
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014]
xxi, 94 pages ; 22 cm

They don't kill you because they're hungry, they kill you because they're full

April 16, 2014
Bibbins, Mark, author.
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, [2014]
xi, 106 pages ; 23 cm

Revising the storm : poems

April 15, 2014
Davis, Geffrey, author.
Rochester, NY : BOA Editions, [2014]
91 pages ; 23 cm.
Winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, 2013

And short the season : poems

April 14, 2014
Kumin, Maxine, 1925-2014.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
108 pages ; 22 cm
"A poet of piercing revelations and arresting imagery, Kumin is 'unforgettable, indispensable' (New York Times Book Review). In And Short the Season she muses on mortality: her own and that of the earth. Always deeply personal, always political, these poems blend myth and modernity, fecundity and death, and the violence and tenderness of humankind."--from publisher's description.


April 14, 2014
Wright, Charles, 1935-
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014.
82 pages ; 22 cm

How to dance as the roof caves in : poems

April 14, 2014
Lantz, Nick.
81 pages ; 23 cm
Conversation in which neither of us speaks -- How to travel alone -- Fork with two tines pushed together -- After the lightning strikes, count -- Re: 5 ways to enhance your love more passinnate -- How to help a ghost -- Hawk and rabbit -- Origami -- How to tour the historic battlefield -- To paint lightning -- On the lake path at night you look -- How to stage a community -- How to appreciate inorganic matter -- Four reasons you don't write the letter -- Help -- Symptomatic -- How to dance when you do not know how to dance -- After seeing a 400-year-old basket in the Museum of Natural History -- How to properly fold and insert a letter into an envelope -- After you taped your chest x-ray to the window -- How to forgive a promise breaker -- The chisel -- Loyalties -- Ways of beginning.

Like a beggar

April 14, 2014
Bass, Ellen.
Port Townsend, Washington : Copper Canyon Press, 2014.
xii, 73 pages : 23 cm
"Ellen Bass brings a deft touch as she continues her ongoing interrogations of crucial moral issues of our times, while simultaneously delighting in endearing human absurdities. From the start of Like a Beggar, Bass asks her readers to relax, even though 'bad things are going to happen,' because the 'bad' gets mined for all manner of goodness. Ellen Bass's most recent book of poems, The Human Line, was named a 'Notable Book of the Year' by the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition, she is co-author of the million-seller Courage to Heal. She lives in Santa Cruz, California"-- Provided by publisher.

Wilfred Owen

April 14, 2014
Cuthbertson, Guy, 1975- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
346 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"One of Britain's best-known and most loved poets, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) was killed at age 25 on one of the last days of the First World War, having acted heroically as soldier and officer despite his famous misgivings about the war's rationale and conduct. He left behind a body of poetry that sensitively captured the pity, rage, valor, and futility of the conflict. In this new biography Guy Cuthbertson provides a fresh account of Owen's life and formative influences: the lower-middle-class childhood that he tried to escape; the places he lived in, from Birkenhead to Bordeaux; his class anxieties and his religious doubts; his sexuality and friendships; his close relationship with his mother and his childlike personality. Cuthbertson chronicles a great poet's growth to poetic maturity, illuminates the social strata of the extraordinary Edwardian era, and adds rich context to how Owen's enduring verse can be understood"-- Provided by publisher.

In defense of nothing : selected poems, 1987-2011

April 11, 2014
Gizzi, Peter, author.
223 pages ; 22 cm.
Since his celebrated first book of poetry, Peter Gizzi has been hailed as one of the most significant and distinctive voices writing today. Gathered from over five collections, and representing close to twenty-five years of work, the poems in this generous selection strike a dynamic balance of honesty, emotion, intellectual depth and otherworldly resonance--in Gizzi's work, poetry itself becomes a primary ground of human experience. Haunted, vibrant, and saturated with luminous detail, Gizzi's poetry enlists the American vernacular in a magical and complex music. In Defense of Nothing is an immensely valuable introduction to the work of this extraordinary and singular poet.

The village on horseback : prose and verse, 2003-2008

April 3, 2014
Ball, Jesse, 1978-
Minneapolis, Minn. : Milkweed Editions, 2011.
360 p. ; 17 cm.
Parables and lies -- Picnic in ten years' time -- Amok bok -- Pieter Emily -- Early deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp & Carr -- Skin feat.
Collects poetry, prose, and two novellas written by experimental writer Jesse Ball between 2003 and 2008, including parables, a philosophical recasting of myths and legends, and more.

The old woman, the tulip, and the dog

April 2, 2014
Ostriker, Alicia.
69 pages ; 21 cm.

The pedestrians

April 2, 2014
Zucker, Rachel.
Seattle : Wave Books, 2014.
143 pages ; 21 cm
""Zucker is a poet of bottom-scraping, blood-chilling existential anxiety, one among many, and a poet of New York City, one among many, and a poet of American Jewish inheritance, one among many, and one of the funniest, too."-Boston ReviewRachel Zucker returns to themes of motherhood, marriage, and the life of an artist in this double collection of poems. Fables, written in prose form, shows the reader different settings (mountains, ocean, Paris) of Zucker's travels and meditations on place. The Pedestrians brings us back to her native New York and the daily frustrations of a woman torn by obligations."That Great Diaspora":I'll never leave New York & when I do I too will be unbodied-what? you imagine I might transmogrify? I'm from nowhere which means here & so wade out into the briny dream of elsewheres like a released dybbyk but can't stand the soulessness now everyone who ever made sense to me has died & everyone I love grows from my body like limbs on a rootless tree; Rachel Zucker is the author of Museum of Accidents, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is also the author of The Bad Wife, The Last Clear Narrative, Eating in the Underworld, and Annunciation"-- Provided by publisher.

Over the hills : a poetry collection

March 31, 2014
Klayer, Ben, author.
83 pages ; 21 cm
These poems tell the story of a young man trying to find his way in life; describing many struggles and trials until eventually, by the end, he realizes that he has to give up his love. --Back cover.

Under magnolia : a Southern memoir

March 28, 2014
Mayes, Frances.
New York : Crown Publishers, [2014]
xxxiii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family"-- Provided by publisher.

Letter composed during a lull in the fighting : poems

March 27, 2014
Powers, Kevin, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
viii, 96 p. ; 22 cm

Directing Herbert White : poems

March 26, 2014
Franco, James, 1978-, author.
Minneapolis, MN : Graywolf Press, 2014.
83 pages ; 23 cm

Singing at the gates : selected poems

March 24, 2014
Baca, Jimmy Santiago, 1952-, author.
New York : Grove Press, [2014]
xxv, 251 pages ; 22 cm
A selection of Santiago Baca's poetry spanning forty years.

Throw yourself into the prairie : poems

March 24, 2014
Chabrier, Francesca, 1983- author.
Louisville, Kentucky : Sarabande Books, [2014]
85 pages ; 22 cm
A debut collection of poems from the author of The axioms.

The wish book : poems

March 24, 2014
Lemon, Alex.
Minneapolis : Milkweed Editions, 2014.
113 pages ; 22 cm
"Offering unrestrained descriptions of sensory overload and tender meditations on fatherhood and mortality, these poems blur the nebulous line between the personal and the pop-cultural"-- Provided by publisher.

Plundered hearts : new and selected poems

March 20, 2014
McClatchy, J. D., 1945-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
261 pages ; 24 cm
"Distributed by Random House, Inc., New York."

Beyond the chainlink

March 19, 2014
Morrison, Rusty.
Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, [2014]
77 pages ; 21 cm.
Some selected poems previously published in various periodicals and journals.

Practice on Mountains

March 19, 2014
Bartone, David.
Boise, Idaho : Ahsahta Press, Boise State University, .2014
100 pages ; 21 cm.

The Blue Chip city book of the dead

March 19, 2014
Winhusen, Stephen, author.
62 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm

Bicentennial : poems

March 13, 2014
Chiasson, Dan.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
80 pages ; 22 cm

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