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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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Desiree C. Bailey
I am I    but I won’t spill my name not here on this damned rock    pushed out bloody from the bowels of the sea        marketplace island where the cloud’s crest    and birdsong all for sale

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What Noise Against the Cane

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Yale University Press

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C. Dale Young
Some men go down to the river. I went down, instead, to the lake: the air silent and stretched tightly over it, the water unmoved and dangerously still. Some men move past such a scene without even the slightest notice of it.

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Prometeo

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Four Way Books

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Vaan Nguyen (translated from the Hebrew by Adriana X. Jacobs)
He won’t ride a shod animal. He prefers to trouble his head to stand by the road unkempt under a tree waiting how he will outlive me like a quotation.

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The Truffle Eye

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Zephyr Press

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Sean Shearer
There were woods behind my house                       scattered with berries I couldn’t digest. I’d curl on top of the dirt                 hugging the knot inside my belly and now                                                I’m in bed kissing a pale green vein as I listen to his voice like a knife with its scar—                                                                            six birds stretched across a fret board.

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Red Lemons

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University of Akron Press

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Tiana Nobile
Of an animal, especially a bird. A wandering species whom no seas nor places limit. A seed who survives despite the depths of hard winter. The ripple of a herring steering her band from icy seas to warmer strands.

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Cleave

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Hub City Press

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Donald Revell
My mother's name was Doris, A Greek unknown to her. Hidden Among the wild herbs in their patterns Are first things, and first things never die. To them, the afterlife is a memory.

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White Campion

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Alice James Books

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Benjamín Naka-Hasebe Kingsley
                as every thing begins        with the heart        beat of horses a tribe        the thudded color        of all creation                 my people gather        brindle        as if the night were drizzled long        across their backs        she                 of sickle sword        of tendon & tusk

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Dēmos

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Milkweed Editions

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Maria Stepanova (translated from the Russian by Sasha Dugdale)
they travelled a long time longlongtime dumbstruck stillstanding trees not-earth and earth pressed close builder's yards    morgues    fly-tips

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War of the Beasts and the Animals

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Bloodaxe Books

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Diamond Forde
fat girl nicks herself shaving in the shower, resents the water that will carry her blood to sea. Blood, worthless currency, cannot buy a country but becomes it, platelets stitching into streets. fat girl weeps for the blood that won't return—

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Mother Body

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Saturnalia Books

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Cynthia Arrieu-King
I didn’t want to do it over in silk flowers the main strands of staying here— flowers made of yarn held behind the back, a shore where splendor washed up a glittery stone, a sun setting in its stripes.

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Continuity

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Octopus Books

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