New Arrivals · Poetry

July 26, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Certain magical acts

July 25, 2016
Notley, Alice, 1945- author.
©2016
147 pages ; 23 cm.
"An important new work of poetry from Alice Notley, winner of the 2015 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Alice Notley has become one of the most highly regarded figures in American poetry, a master of the visionary mode acclaimed for genre-bending book-length poems of great ambition and adventurousness. Her newest work sets out to explore the world and its difficulties, from the recent economic crisis and climate change to the sorrow of violence and the disappointment of democracy or any other political system. Notley channels these themes in a mix of several longer poems - one is a kind of spy novella in which the author is discovered to be a secret agent of the dead, another an extended message found in a manuscript in a future defunct world - with some unique shorter pieces. Varying formally between long expansive lines, a mysteriously cohering sequence in meters reminiscent of ancient Latin, a narration with a postmodern broken surface, and the occasional sonnet, these are grand poems, inviting the reader to be grand enough to survive, spiritually, a planet's ruin"-- Provided by publisher.

Leave this song behind : teen poetry at its best

July 25, 2016
©2016
xiv, 177 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"A Teen Ink book."
This anthology of poems written by teens was selected and assembled from the 27 years of submissions to Teen Ink magazine.

Troubling the line : trans and genderqueer poetry and poetics

July 22, 2016
Callicoon, NewYork : Nightboat Books ; Lebandon, NH : Distributed by the University Press of New England, [2013]
538 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introductions -- Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán -- Aimee Herman -- Amir Rabiyah -- Ari Banias -- Ariel Goldberg -- Bo Luengsuraswat -- CAConrad -- Ching-In Chen -- Cole Krawitz -- D'Lo -- David Wolach -- Dawn Lundy Martin -- Drew Krewer -- Duriel E. Harris -- EC Crandall -- Eileen Myles -- Eli Clare -- Ely Shipley -- Emerson Whitney -- Eric Karin -- Fabian Romero -- Gr Keer -- HR Hegnauer -- J Rice -- j/j hastain -- Jaime Shearn Coan -- Jake Pam Dick -- Jen (Jay) Besemer -- Jenny Johnson -- John Wieners -- Joy Ladin -- Julian Talamantez Brolaski -- kari edwards -- Kit Yan -- Laura Neuman -- Lilith Latini -- Lizz Bronson -- Lori Selke -- Max Wolf Valerio -- Meg Day -- Micha Cárdenas -- Monica / Nico Peck -- Natro -- Oliver Bendorf -- Reba Overkill -- Samuel Ace -- Stacey Waite -- Stephen Burt -- TC Tolbert -- Tim Trace Peterson -- Trish Salah -- TT Jax -- Y. Madrone -- Yosmay del Mazo -- Zoe Tuck.
"Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics, gathers together a diverse range of 55 poets with varying aesthetics and backgrounds. In addition to generous samples of poetry by each trans writer, the book also includes "poetics statements"--reflections by each poet that provide context for their work covering a range of issues from identification and embodiment to language and activism." -- Publisher's description

Complete poems, 1904-1962

July 18, 2016
Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
New York : Liverright Publishing Corporation, 2015.
xxxix, 1168 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.

For a better world : poems and drawings on peace and justice by Greater Cincinnati artists.

July 11, 2016
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing, 2004-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Editor and organizer: Saad Ghosn.

The incredible sestina anthology : a collection of poetry

July 11, 2016
Austin, Tex. : Write Bloody Publishing, ©2013.
337 pages : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm.

Milk and honey

July 11, 2016
Kaur, Rupi, author.
Kansas City, Missouri : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2015]
204 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
The hurting -- The loving -- The breaking -- The healing.
Milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.--Amazon.com.

A child's first book of Trump

June 29, 2016
Black, Michael Ian, 1971- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2016]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A humorous satirical field guide for identifying and defeating a Trump when discovered in the wilds of a presidential election"-- Provided by publisher.

Of poetry & protest : from Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

June 28, 2016
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2016.
219 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Elizabeth Alexander -- Amiri Baraka -- Wanda Coleman -- Kwame Dawes -- Toi Derricotte -- Rita Dove -- Camille T. Dungy -- Cornelius Eady -- Kelly Norman Ellis -- Thomas Sayers Ellis -- Nikky Finney -- Nikki Giovanni -- C. S. Giscombe -- Duriel E. Harris -- Reginald Harris -- Terrance Hayes -- Angela Jackson -- Major Jackson -- Tyehimba Jess -- Patricia Spears Jone -- Douglas Kearney -- Yusef Komunyakaa -- Quraysh Ali Lansana -- Haki Madhubuti -- Devorah Major -- E. Ethelbert Miller -- Harryette Mullen -- Marilyn Nelson -- Sterling Plumpp -- Eugene B. Redmond -- Ishmael Reed -- Ed Roberson -- Sonia Sanchez -- Evie Shockley -- Tim Seibles -- Patricia Smith -- Tracy K. Smith -- Lamont B. Steptoe -- Natasha Trethewey -- Quincy Troupe -- Frank X Walker -- Afaa N. Weaver -- Ronaldo V. Wilson -- Al Young.

Collected poems, 1950-2012

June 28, 2016
Rich, Adrienne, 1929-2012, author.
©2016
li, 1164 pages ; 24 cm

My father before me : a memoir

June 27, 2016
Forhan, Chris, 1959-
New York : Scribner, 2016.
310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The fifth of eight children, Chris Forhan was born into a family of silence. His mother and father often sat in the same room but exchanged no words. He and his siblings learned, without being told, that certain thoughts and feelings were not to be shared. On the evenings his father didn't come home, the rest of the family would eat dinner without him, his whereabouts unknown, his absence pronounced but unspoken. And on a cold night just before Christmas 1973, long after dinner, the rest of the family asleep, Forhan's father killed himself in the garage--a new silence. Forty years later, Chris speaks into the quiet his father left behind, digging into his family's past and finding within each generation the same abandonment, loss, and silence in which he was raised. Like Ian Frazier in Family or Philip Roth in American Pastoral, Forhan shows his family as both a part and a product of its time. My Father Before Me is a family history, an investigation into a death, and a stirring portrait of an Irish Catholic childhood, all set against a backdrop of America from the Great Depression to Elvis Costello. Lucidly and unflinchingly, Forhan attempts to understand his father and ultimately himself in order to avoid passing his family's silence on to his children. To separate this silence from the introversion that inspires him as a writer, he courageously confronts it, telling the story that his family will not tell, and piecing together the fragments of the life that his father chose to leave"--Provided by publisher.

The Iliad

June 22, 2016
Homer, author.
©2015
xviii, 592 pages : maps ; 23 cm
"A new translation of Homer's Iliad, with introduction, notes, synopsis, and glossary."--Provided by publisher.

Wild domestic

June 10, 2016
Rosenfeld, Natania, author.
Rhinebeck, NY : Sheep Meadow Press, [2015]
62 pages ; 23 cm
Mother hunger -- Prey -- Wild domestic.

Early farming woman

May 25, 2016
Bryner, Jeanne, 1951- author.
Georgetown, Kentucky : Finish Line Press, 2014.
24 pages ; 22 cm

Ohio triangle

May 25, 2016
Gildzen, Alex, author.
©2015
75 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Point A : Elyria. Straddling Third St. -- Morning cantata -- Ely Park -- Winter of one hundred inches of snow -- Ford at Cascade Park -- Black River -- View from the porch -- Tom Mahl reminds me -- Miss Radachy -- Living with the dead -- Germans in the attic -- Wearing my high school vest -- The camera that looms over downtown -- Waking in my boyhood home for first time with neither parent there -- Eating Elyria -- Point B : Cleveland. Waiting for Wasco -- All in the eye -- Alone in Cleveland -- West Side Market -- Tracing the places of DA Levy -- Day after I learned Daniel Thompson died -- Short Vincent -- Sergeant Gildzen -- Dead Poets Day -- Point C : Kent. Standing Rock -- Blind owl -- Off campus -- Caldo verde soup -- Friday nite at the bars -- Stopher Hall -- Art & politics -- Hollywood comes to Kent -- Somewhere in my head -- This then is the wheel -- Algesa's table -- Guest of honor -- Those who came to my door -- Thru glass blocks in Venice Café -- Epilog.

The Paris notebooks : poems

May 20, 2016
Washington, RA, author.
Elyria, Ohio : NightBallet Press, 2015.
1 unpaged volume ; 22 cm
"Published by NightBallet Press, January 2015. 2nd print run, February 2015"--title page verso.

Collected poems : 1974--2004

May 19, 2016
Dove, Rita, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xvi, 432 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Beat Attitude

May 19, 2016
Burroughs, John, author.
Elyria, Ohio : NightBallet Press, 2015.
25 pages ; 22 cm
"Released at BeatStreet Cleveland, September 19, 2015"--title page verso.

The book of whimsy : poems

May 19, 2016
Landis, Geoffrey, author.
Elyria, Ohio : NightBallet Press, 2015.
40 pages ; 22 cm
"1st print run"--title page verso.

Coming to terms : poems

May 19, 2016
Cerveny, Katheleen, author.
Elyria, Ohio : NightBallet Press, 2015.
46 pages ; 22 cm

A guide to endangered monsters : poems

May 19, 2016
Turzillo, Mary A., 1940- author.
Elyria, Ohio : NightBallet Press, 2015.
40 pages ; 22 cm
"1st print run"--title page verso.

History, too, is a simple machine : poems

May 19, 2016
Brightman, Steve, author.
Elyria, Ohio : NightBallet Press, 2015.
28 pages ; 22 cm
"1st print run"--title page verso.

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore : poems

May 19, 2016
Finley, Michael, 1950- author.
Elyria, Ohio : Nightballet Press, 2015.
38 pages ; 22 cm
"1st print run"--title page verso.

Onomatopoeia : poems

May 19, 2016
Shaheed, Margie, author.
Elyria, Ohio : NightBallet Press, February 2015.
25 pages ; 22 cm
"1st print run"--title page verso.

What keeps me awake : poems

May 19, 2016
Everett, Connie, author.
Elyria, Ohio : Nightballet Press, 2015.
41 pages ; 22 cm
"1st print run"--title page verso.

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