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In 2018, among the 365 poems Poetry Daily presented, 160 came from books published by 80 different presses. Browse all those plus newly featured books here. You may also browse books presented via Editor’s Choice, which spotlights a new poetry collection publicly chosen by an editorial board member, featured books of Poetry in Translation, and by Publisher.

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Melissa Broder
The sky told me nothing about myself The stars told me nothing about myself Jupiter gave me zero Except that I am dust

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Superdoom

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Tin House

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Tishani Doshi
The stormtroopers of my country love their wives but are okay to burn what needs to be burned for the good of the republic often doing so in brown pleated shorts and cute black hats with sticks

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A God at the Door

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Copper Canyon Press

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Giovanni Pascoli (translated from the Italian by Geoffrey Brock)
Three grapes, Giacinto, grow upon these vines: The first is pleasure, and is clear as air; the next is sweet amnesia. Drink their wines,                                       yes—but stop there . . .

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Last Dream

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World Poetry Books

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Nava EtShalom
I woke up from marrying my father; the window let in a little streeplamp shine. None of us knew what time it was. The streetlamp thought three. The boy thought morning, and started to wake.

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The Knives We Need

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Carnegie Mellon University Press

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Marjorie Welish
                                    Itself Sedentary in another language is language as such           Whether or not we can read it, sought          Because home. . .

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A Complex Sentence

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Coffee House Press

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Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Strange about the kills we get without intending them. Because we are pointed in the direction of something. Because we are distracted at just the right moment, or the wrong.

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Song

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BOA Editions

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Peter Filkins
Shy panzer of the swamp, atavistic in your haughty calm, you blink at us encapsulated in our swanky Prius . . .

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Water / Music

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Johns Hopkins University Press

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Derrick Austin
              Today I'm happy by myself wandering this creek's paths of sand and crushed shells,               what used to be submerged.

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Tenderness

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BOA Editions

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Jane Wong
Above: my neighbor's feet,                         fussing from room to room,                 velvet hooves                     tendering my head. Was the fruitcake curdling? Would the mail make it there on time? (it must                 make it there on time)?

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How to Not Be Afraid of Everything

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Alice James Books

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Joan Naviyuk Kane
The light unevenly gray beyond the triple-pane: maybe neglected, or itself, self-filtering. Obscuring as it crystals into existence, as it opaques the hoar on the fence & bract to branch of all my trees. Our yard, my debt.

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Dark Traffic

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University of Pittsburgh Press

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