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Book Features

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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Susan Laughter Meyers
What falls from the sky is not always rain or any kind of weather. Call it precipitous. I'm fooling myself, of course. Wearing sorrow is nothing like skin shedding water. It's more like the weight of a cloak of crows.

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Self-Portrait in the River of Déjà Vu

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Press 53

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Aracelis Girmay
But to be perfectly clear, my enemies are not hungry. They are not standing in lines for food, or stretching rations, or waiting at the airports to claim the pieces of the bodies of their dead. My enemies ride jets to parties.

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Teeth

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Northwestern University Press

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Chad Abushanab
There are things you can't learn over the phone, like how each day your mother's losing weight. Her hug has turned to a burlap sack of bones. You imagine it sharp and cold. Her heart beats jaggedly. There's dark beneath her eyes.

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The Last Visit

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Autumn House Press

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Jake Skeets
He is headlights; two boys quickly push off each other. Commas dangling like belt buckles from their ankled jeans as they run out to the brushes.

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Eyes Bottle Dark with a Mouthful of Flowers: Poems

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Milkweed Editions

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Liu Tsung-Yuan (translated from the Chinese by Red Pine)
A thousand mountains and not a bird flying ten thousand paths and not a single footprint an old man in his raincoat in a solitary boat fishes alone in the freezing river snow

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Written in Exile: The Poems of Liu Tsung-yuan

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Copper Canyon Press

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Martha Collins
another beach, the last one we walked together, hand in hand in the August sun, and I walked on while you rested there, and now it is winter and I am here with almost the last of you in my hand

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Because What Else Could I Do

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University of Pittsburgh Press

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Norman Dubie
It is almost polio season. The girls From the cigarette factories in Massachusetts Are still visiting the northern beaches. At midnight, the milky rubbers In the breakers are like a familiar invasion Of sea life.

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The Mercy Seat

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Copper Canyon Press

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Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
i'm dreaming of bears scaling cityscapes and my old house on fire. i am wax paper beneath your breath.

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I'm Alive. It Hurts. I Love It.

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Big Lucks

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Timothy Donnelly
Don't give anything away. Only acquire. Lie constantly to lie better, live longer. Charge the devil through the nose to pitch tent in your heart. What you can't get, disvalue loudly in public. Not worth anything, like safety pins.

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The Problem of the Many

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Wave Books

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Brenda Hillman
—kept losing self control     but how could one lose the self  after reading so much literary theory? The shorter "i" stood under the cork trees,      the taller "I" remained rather passive

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Extra Hidden Life, among the Days

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Wesleyan University Press

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