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Recently Arrived Titles
These just in... Highlighted titles may be purchased from Poetry Daily / Amazon.com. A complete list of all books and journals recently received at Poetry Daily is also available.
- On Elizabeth Bishop, Colm Tóibín (Princeton University Press)
- Red Deer, Anne Marie Macari (Persea Books)
- Ordinary Light: A Memoir, Tracy K. Smith (Alfred A. Knopf)
- Made in Detroit, Marge Piercy (Alfred A. Knopf)
- For the Lost Cathedral, Bruce Bond (Louisiana State University Press)
- Vessel, Parneshia Jones (Milkweed Editions)
- Nothing to Declare, Henri Cole (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- Far-Fetched, Devin Johnston (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- That Train Again, Mark Statman (Lavender Ink)
- Bonnard's Dog, Rosalind Brackenbury (Hanging Loose Press)
- On the Old Plaza, Catharine Savage Brosman (Mercer University Press)
- The Color of All Things: 99 Love Poems, Philip Lee Williams (Mercer University Press)
- Heliopause, Heather Christle (Wesleyan University Press)
- Load Poems Like Guns: Women's Poetry from Herat, Afghanistan, Farzana Marie (Holy Cow! Press)
- Bugle, Tod Marshall (Canarium Books)
- The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow, Jenny Drai (Black Lawrence Press)
- The Night I Heard Everything, Mary Carroll-Hackett (FutureCycle Press)
- God's Bicycle, Joel Peckham (FutureCycle Press)
- The Beast and The Innocent, Diana Pinckney (FutureCycle Press)
- Good Luck With That, Don Boes (FutureCycle Press)
- Lost in the Telling, Harold Whit Williams (FutureCycle Press)
- The Lunatic Ball, Margo Taft Stever (Kattywompus Press)
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