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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.

Half-Life in Exile

Hala Alyan
There is nothing more terrible than waiting for the terrible. I promise. Was the grief worth the poem? No, but you don't interrogate a weed for what it does with wreckage.
from the book The Moon That Turns You Back / Ecco Press

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Kendra DeColo
If pleasure cannot be asked                 but given into, why do I come here                                 if only to be unseen?

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Graffitied Heart

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Slapering Hol

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Khải Đơn
I squeeze the buffalo's horn. She gores parents. They disperse into herons.

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Drowning Dragon Slips by Burning Plains

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Texas Tech University Press

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Molly Spencer
The lamp's diminutive thorn of light sharpens at my bedside— a whole world waiting Again for my yes

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Invitatory

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Parlor Press

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Randall Mann
The first gay thing I remember other than the longing was seeing Rock Hudson on a stretcher on the news I didn't know I knew...

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Deal: New and Selected Poems

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Copper Canyon Press

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Travis Mossotti
The ghosts of a thousand head of cattle walk through the woods at night in someone else's dream while the windows, cracked slightly, let a mild breeze pass through the empty rooms like an appraiser.

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Apocryphal Genesis

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Saturnalia Books

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