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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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Maya C. Popa
Longing, I said, pushing distance through a cage— it's why the picture city must be snowed in.

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American Faith

Publisher

Sarabande Books

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Zbigniew Herbert (translated from the Polish by Alissa Valles)
Keep watch—when a light on a hill gives a sign—rise and go as long as the blood is still turning the dark star in your breast

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Zbigniew Herbert: The Collected Poems 1956-1998

Publisher

Ecco

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Mark Bibbins
When someone in a movie dies with their eyes open the lids are made to look so easy to close

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13th Balloon

Publisher

Copper Canyon Press

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Ama Codjoe
Grief is the bride of every good thing, Betty Shabazz reminds me. I'm wearing a veil the shape of a waterfall, which is also the shape of my mother's dress falling from her shoulders.

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Blood of the Air

Publisher

Northwestern University Press

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Jericho Brown
What black man needs an excuse for malice? Why mask the salt? No sugar is that sweet.

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Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy

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Trinity University Press

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Matthew Rohrer
the useless lighthouses cost one dollar to feel them swaying all alone

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The Sky Contains the Plans

Publisher

Wave Books

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Lyn Hejinian
Gesualdo sits lonely and isolated in the foothills, not unpleasant and impressive.

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Gesualdo

Publisher

Tuumba Press

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Ellen Bass
I didn’t know that when my mother died, her grave would be dug in my body.

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Indigo

Publisher

Copper Canyon Press

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Yin Lichuan (translated from the Chinese by Fiona Sze-Lorrain)
I glanced at him casually married him by the way we fooled around by the way never had a child

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Karma

Publisher

Tolsun Books

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James Baldwin
 Do       not get carried away       by the sound of falling water,       the marvelous light       on the falling water.     I       am beneath that water.

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Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems

Publisher

Beacon Press

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