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  • Place: New Poems

    Place: New Poems

    By Jorie Graham

    Every so often, someone comes along who seems to defy neat categories, an American writer...

    $15.99
  • Punchline

    Punchline

    By Nick Courtright

    Nick Courtright’s stunning first collection of poems invokes the everyday as a point of entry...

    $12.95
  • Georgic

    Georgic

    By Mariko Nagai

    Nagai delves into the extreme cruelty of the pastoral world with as much brutality and...

    $15.96
  • Luminous Epinoia

    Luminous Epinoia

    By Peter O'Leary

    For all the innovation and diversity in contemporary American poetry, there is a lexicon that...

    $21
  • A Forgetting Of

    A Forgetting Of

    By Colleen Lookingbill

    A Forgetting Of, by Colleen Lookingbill, is a visionary work that ranges through one woman’s...

    $12
  • Bledsoe

    Bledsoe

    By William Wright

    William Wright’s long narrative poem Bledsoe is immersed in the deep Appalachian South. The opening...

    $12.95
  • No Grave Can Hold My Body Down

    No Grave Can Hold My Body Down

    By Aaron McCollough

    Against a poetic landscape filled with ironic detachment, Aaron McCollough’s work is refreshingly earnest. No...

    $17.50
  • We Are Pharaoh

    We Are Pharaoh

    By Robert Fernandez

    Robert Fernandez’s ambitious debut, We Are Pharaoh, asks its reader to begin at the “billowing...

    $14.00
  • Arthouse

    Arthouse

    By Jeffrey DeShell

    Crime novels have always been about the traces crime leaves in the external world and...

    $19.95
  • Kindertotenwald

    Kindertotenwald

    By Franz Wright

    “At this point I think you might want to sit down, pour yourselves a drink,...

    $26.00
  • Chinoiserie

    Chinoiserie

    By Karen Rigby

    “At this point I think you might want to sit down, pour yourselves a drink,...

    $$17.50
  • Roseate, Points of Gold

    Roseate, Points of Gold

    By Laynie Browne

    Halfway through Roseate, Points of Gold, Laynie Browne appears to offer the key to decoding...

    $15.00
  • Northerners

    Northerners

    By Seth Abramson

    In Northerners, his second collection and winner of the 2010 Green Rose Prize in Poetry...

    $15.00
  • Compendium

    Compendium

    By Kristina Marie Darling

    Compendium means a concise treatment of a vast subject, and this small volume (six inches...

    $N/A
  • The Broken Word

    The Broken Word

    By Adam Foulds

    The Broken Word is at first glance not a complete change of artistic tack. It...

    $16
  • Living Must Bury

    Living Must Bury

    By Josie Sigler

    In Living Must Bury, Josie Sigler’s first collection and the winner of the Fence 2010...

    $16
  • Also Known As

    Also Known As

    By Elizabeth Robinson

    Much has been written on the subject of identity politics; by contrast, relatively little has...

    $15.95
  • Approaching Ice

    Approaching Ice

    By Elizabeth Bradfield

    Through two chronological poem sequences, Bradfield creates a new kind of log book. She traces...

    $15