New Arrivals · Poetry

August 14, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

If you have to go : poems

August 13, 2018
Ford, Katie
65 pages ; 23 cm
I. In the hearth -- II. The addresses -- III. Psalm 40 -- IV. The ready heart -- Iridescent lake -- Triolet with two at the hill -- You occured to me -- All I ever wanted.
"With the publication of her first book, Katie Ford established herself as a distinct and powerful voice in American poetry, and in subsequent books her aesthetic has evolved of necessity to meet the demands of new urgencies. Here, she goes to the bottom of loss to explore the relationship between uncertainty, desire, and belief as well as the relationship between faith in the human and faith in a God. At times it seems that only the careful speaking of the heart-made thought stands between this speaker and an abyss. This is a complex, riveting, and heartbreaking book."--Jane Mead

Mosaic of the dark : poems

August 9, 2018
Dordal, Lisa, author.
[New York (State)] : Black Lawrence Press, 2018.
74 pages ; 22 cm

My American night : poems

August 9, 2018
Collins, Christopher P., 1974- author.
xii, 65 pages ; 22 cm
This collection of lyric poems wrestles with a sense of self that has become fragmented by the experience of war. Christopher P. Collins has taken his tours in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, extracted their emotional shrapnel, and examined their toll on his civilian life. He considers the two sides of himself that have been wrought in these parallel lives. One is the self of the citizen-soldier, and the other is the self of the husband and father. His poems reveal the brutal ways in which these selves collide and bleed into one another.

Registers of illuminated villages : poems

August 9, 2018
Faizullah, Tarfia, author.
96 pages ; 23 cm
Register of eliminated villages -- The hidden register of hunger -- Self-portrait as mango -- Acolyte -- Your own country -- The sacrifice -- IV and make-up homework -- West Texas nocturne -- The performance of no one's fingers -- Djinn in need of a bitch -- Feast or famine -- Before the accident, and after -- 100 bells -- The hidden register of submission -- Self-portrait as slinky -- What this elegy wants -- To the Bangladeshi cab driver in San Francisco -- To the littlest brother -- Soliloquies from the village of orphans and widows -- You own palm -- Consider the hands once smaller -- Dark pairing -- Poetry recitation at St. Catherine's school for girls -- Sex or sleep or silk -- Great material -- You ask why write about it again -- The hidden register of solace -- Self-portrait as Artemis -- The distance between fire and stone -- The error of echo -- The doors to Trinity -- Diary -- Apology from a Muslim orphan -- Searchlight payar -- Aubade with sage and lemon -- Because there's still a sky, junebug -- I told the water -- Mother -- Variations on a cemetery in summer...but you can't stay here -- Fable of the firstborn -- Notes.
Registers of Illuminated Villages is Tarfia Faizullahs highly anticipated second collection, following her award-winning debut, Seam. Faizullahs new work extends and transforms her powerful accounts of violence, war, and loss into poems of many forms and voiceselegies, outcries, self-portraits, and larger-scale confrontations with discrimination, family, and memory.


August 7, 2018
Forsythe, Kelly author.
Minneapolis, MN : Coffee House Press, 2018.
66 pages ; 23 cm

The carrying : poems

August 7, 2018
Limón, Ada, author.
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2018.
95 pages ; 23 cm

If they come for us : poems

August 2, 2018
Asghar, Fatimah, author.
106 pages ; 21 cm

The works of Heinrich Heine

July 20, 2018
Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856.
London : Willian Heinemann, 1893-1895.
8 volumes ; 22 cm
Copy located in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection is bound in original ivory boards with green spine and lettering stamped in gold.
"This edition on large paper, is limited to one hundred copies of which this is no. 43"--Page before title page.
v. 1. Florentine nights. The memoirs of Herr von Schnabelewopski. The rabbi of Bacharach. Shakespeare's maidens and women -- v. 2. Pictures of travel, 1823-1826 -- v. 3. Pictures of travel, 1828 -- v. 4. The salon -- v. 5. Germany I -- v. 6. Germany II -- v. 7. French affairs I -- v. 8. French affairs II.

The dream of reason

July 19, 2018
George, Jenny, author.
xi, 65 pages ; 23 cm

The Möbius strip club of grief

July 19, 2018
Stone, Bianca, author.
104 pages ; 22 cm
[Odin plucked out his eye in exchange for a drink] -- Introduction -- Medieval -- Last words -- Lap dance -- A brief topography of the MSCOG -- The murder -- Client -- Mama-san -- Hunter -- All the single mothers -- Honeybee -- Emily Dickinson -- Math -- I am unfaithful to you with my genius -- Making applesauce with my dead grandmother -- How not -- Interior design -- Flight -- The reading -- Self-destruction sequence -- Stenographer -- Elegy with a swear word -- Cliff elegy -- The fates -- Dear sister -- The gang elegy -- Blue jays -- Ones who got away with it -- Letter to a letter to the editors -- The green word -- Migration -- Retreating knights and riderless horses, or Poem with another poem halfway through it -- The fall -- The woman downstairs -- The walking dead -- The lit club slaughter -- In the champagne room with Grandma -- Elegy with clothes -- I'll be happy -- Historic flaws -- The dark ages, revisited.
The Möbius Strip Club of Grief is a collection of poems that take place in a burlesque purgatory where the living pay--dearly, with both money and conscience--to watch the dead perform scandalous acts otherwise unseen: "$20 for five minutes. I'll hold your hand in my own," one ghost says. "I'll tell you you were good to me." Like Dante before her, Stone positions herself as the living poet passing through and observing the land of the dead. She imagines a feminist Limbo where women run the show and create a space to navigate the difficulties endured in life. With a nod to her grandmother Ruth Stone's poem "The Mobius Strip of Grief," Stone creates a labyrinthine underworld as a way to confront and investigate complicated family relationships in the hopes of breaking the never-ending cycle of grief. --Publisher.

Still life with two dead peacocks and a girl : poems

July 19, 2018
Seuss, Diane, author.
108 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
First Graywolf Printing.
I have lived my whole life in a painting called Paradise -- Girl in a picture frame -- Memory fed me until it didn't -- Still life with self-portrait -- Young hare -- Still life with turkey -- Eden: an outline -- Self-portrait: my legs -- Self-portrait with the ashes of my baby blanket -- Self-portrait with my dead looming behind me -- Self-portrait with double helix -- Self-portrait with levitation -- Still life with two dead peacocks and a girl -- The knight's dream -- Quince, cabbage, melon, and cucumber -- The last still life: the head of Medusa -- Walmart parking lot -- American still lifes (the Gothic sublime in 102 syllables) -- Sentences -- Hindenburg -- There's some I just won't let die -- Bowl -- American run-on sentences -- I look at my face in a red mylar balloon tied to a mailbox -- Stateline pastoral -- The hand has dropped the fruit and it's painted where it falls -- I look up from my book and out at the world through reading glasses -- Silence is so accurate, Rothko wrote -- It seems at times that silence -- Still life with dictator -- The heroic penetrates the quotidian -- Silence again -- Memento mori -- Self-portrait with herbarium -- Self-portrait with Emily Dickinson (Rebirth of mourning) -- Self-portrait with Sylvia Plath's braid -- Self-portrait with Janis's shoe when she sang "Ball and chain" at Monterey Pop, 1967 -- Self-portrait with Freddie M (invention of thunder) -- Self-portrait with Amy (creation myth) -- Self-portrait as mouthpiece of an anonymous benefactor -- Two floor mosaics -- Passover lamb -- What could be more beautiful than Fede Galizia's cherries? -- Woman looking at a table -- I climbed out of the painting called Paradise.
This volume of poetry takes its title from Rembrandt's painting, a dark emblem of femininity, violence, and the viewer's troubled gaze. The collection shatters the notion of a still life, and presents the painting in pieces. With invention and irreverence, the poems escape their gilded frames and overturn traditional representations of gender, class, and luxury. Details from this gallery of lives in shards hide more than they reveal, like fragmented memories, waiting until they are reassembled into a whole.

Virgin : poems

July 19, 2018
Sotelo, Analicia, author.
95 pages ; 22 cm
Do you speak virgin? -- Taste. Summer barbecue with two men -- A little charm -- You really killed that 80's love song -- Expiration date -- Apologia over marinated lamb -- Purgatory tastes like eggs -- Revelation. South Texas Persephone -- Revelation at the All-Girls School -- Private property -- Philosopher king -- I'm trying to write a poem about a virgin and it's awful -- Humiliation. Trauma with damp stairwell -- Trauma with haberdashery -- Trauma with white Agnostic male -- Trauma with a second chance at humiliation -- Pastoral. My father & Dalí do not agree -- My father & de Chirico asleep on chairs of burnt umber -- Picnic pastoral (with dark-skinned father) -- My father lost in a game of chess -- Father fragments (or, yellow ochre) -- Myth. Ariadne discusses Theseus in relation to the minotaur -- Ariadne's guide to getting a man -- Death wish -- Theseus at the Naxos Apartment Complex, 6 a.m. -- Ariadne at the Naxos Apartment Complex, 10 a.m. -- Ariadne plays the physician -- Parable. My mother as the voice of Kahlo -- The minotaur invents the circumstances of his birth -- My mother as the face of God -- The minotaur's letter to Ariadne -- Separation anxiety -- My mother & the parable of lemons -- Rest cure. Fast track -- The single girl's rest cure -- My English Victoria dating troubles -- The Ariadne year.
"Selected by Ross Gay as winner of the inaugural Jake Adam York Prize, Analicia Sotelo's debut collection of poems is a vivid portrait of the artist as a young woman"--Provided by publisher.

A carnival of losses : notes nearing ninety

July 16, 2018
Hall, Donald, 1928-2018, author.
216 pages ; 22 cm
Notes nearing ninety -- The selected poets of Donald Hall -- Necropoetics -- A carnival of losses.
"New essays from the vantage point of very old age, once again "alternately lyrical and laugh-out-loud funny, "* from the former poet laureate of the United States *(New York Times)"-- Provided by publisher.

New poets of Native nations

July 10, 2018
xvi, 284 pages ; 23 cm
"A landmark anthology celebrating twenty-one native poets first published in the twenty-first century"--Page 4 of cover.

Renaissance woman : the life of Vittoria Colonna

July 10, 2018
Targoff, Ramie, author.
342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Introduction: in search of Vittoria Colonna -- The view from the cliff -- Donning widow's weeds -- Longing for the nunnery -- Becoming a poet -- The sack of Rome -- Life at court -- Among preachers and pilgrims -- Hidden heretics -- The power of print -- Michelangelo in love -- Salt war -- Late love -- Last rites -- Conclusion: in the archive of the Inquisition.
"Ramie Targoff's Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo as the artist's best friend--the two of them exchanged beautiful letters, poems, and works of art that bear witness to their intimacy--but she also had close ties to Charles V, Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, Pietro Bembo, Baldassare Castiglione, Pietro Aretino, Queen Marguerite de Navarre, Reginald Pole, and Isabella d'Este, among others. Vittoria was the scion of an immensely powerful family in Rome during that city's most explosively creative era. Art and literature flourished, but political and religious life were under terrific strain. Personally involved with nearly every major development of this period--through both her marriage and her own talents--Vittoria was not only a critical political actor and negotiator but also the first woman to publish a book of poems in Italy, an event that launched a revolution for Italian women's writing. Vittoria was, in short, at the very heart of what we celebrate when we think about sixteenth-century Italy; through her story the Renaissance comes to life anew."--

Of marriage

July 9, 2018
Cooley, Nicole, author.
Farmington, Maine : Alice James Books, [2018]
61 pages ; 23 cm
"Cooley's poems are sharp in all the places it can hurt and soft in ways that comfort an aching soul. Layers of joy, pain, bliss, frustration--no emotion is off limits as these sensual yet valiant poems dig their heels and hold on for dear life as winds of uncertainty threaten to overcome." --

Honeybee : poems

June 27, 2018
Mateer, Trista, author.
Canada : Central Avenue Publishing, 2018.
140 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Following the course of a little more than a year, the poems chronicle the on-again off-again process of letting go.

The rabbi and the poet : Victor Reichert and Robert Frost

June 25, 2018
Marks, Andrew R.
Alton, NH : Andover Green Book Publishers, ©1994.
xiii, 48 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

Queen City creates : poetry and art from Cincinnati teens

June 25, 2018
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, TeenSpot], [2018]
44 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The content is from the 2017 Teen Drawing Contest and the 2018 Teen Poetry Contest, both sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Somewhere in Cleveland : the Cleveland Fed Scholars story project.

June 21, 2018
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
This work is an anthology from students who participated in the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland's Fed Scholars Program. The students attended Lincoln-West High School in Cleveland, Ohio.

American sonnets for my past and future assassin

June 20, 2018
Hayes, Terrance, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2018.
91 pages ; 22 cm.
"In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Written during the first two hundred days of the Trump presidency, these poems are haunted by the country's past and future eras and errors, its dreams and nightmares. Inventive, compassionate, hilarious, melancholy, and bewildered--the wonders of this new collection are irreducible and stunning"-- Provided by publisher.

The terrible : a storyteller's memoir

June 14, 2018
Daley-Ward, Yrsa, author.
New York : Penguin Books, [2018]
208 pages; 20 cm
"A lyrical memoir -- part prose, part verse -- about coming-of-age, uncovering the cruelty and the beauty of the wider world, and redemption through self-discovery and the bonds of family"--Provided by publisher.

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

June 11, 2018
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Ghosn Publishing, 2004-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Editor and organizer: Saad Ghosn.

Priest turned therapist treats fear of God : poems

June 7, 2018
Hoagland, Tony, author.
74 pages ; 23 cm

Pochette : a book of poetry

June 1, 2018
Higgins, Jo Fredell, author.
73 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm

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