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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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Robert Hayden
Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

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Collected Poems: Robert Hayden

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Liveright Books

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Lauren Camp
With wine, I went right to the open mouth, took it down, familiar with the charm of my own particular sin. It was as if I had already all the history of my two worlds, morning and later—

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Took House

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Tupelo Press

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Valerie Mejer Caso (translated from the Spanish by Michelle Gil-Montero)
The sky in its ultramarine hour frames that tremendous, impossible moment when the stores close. The seamstresses turn to other seams.

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Edinburgh Notebook

Publisher

Action Books

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Geoffrey Nutter
On our visit we stayed at the octagon house— and were sleepless in view of the eight-sided land. Uncombed grass webbed the sides of the angled veranda. And on one side of the eight-sided land the incandescent lanterns of the doll shops flickered on.

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Giant Moth Perishes

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Wave Books

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Moon Bo Young (translated from the Korean by Hedgie Choi)

God wears a massive down jacket. Humans are the countless duck feathers trapped inside, the poet writes. Sometimes a feather pokes out.

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Pillar of Books

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Black Ocean

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Elizabeth Bishop
Moonlight as we enter the New Brunswick woods, hairy, scratchy, splintery; moonlight and mist caught in them like lamb’s wool on bushes in a pasture. The passengers lie back. Snores. Some long sighs. A dreamy divagation begins in the night, a gentle, auditory, slow hallucination....

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Poems

Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Nikki Wallschlaeger
I, Nikki, as a contemporary woman, am bound to ask who’s spiraling in the faucet. If you keep no-lye relaxers on your hair past the suggested time frame, the original crimple pattern becomes more defiant. Memories won’t comfort me.

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Waterbaby

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Copper Canyon Press

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Diane Seuss
Here on this edge I have had many diminutive visions. That all at its essence is dove-gray. Wipe the lipstick off the mouth of anything and there you will find dove-gray. With my thumb I have smudged away the sky’s blue and the water’s blue and found, when I kicked it with my shoe, even the sand at its essence is pelican-gray. I am remembering Eden.

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frank: sonnets

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Graywolf Press

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Toi Derricotte
Even when she was getting chemo twice a week, Lucille would go anywhere they asked—Australia, Alaska— carrying her thirty-pound purse, which she would never give up. No matter how we warned her, she did it for nothing! On her deathbed, she wouldn’t leave until her daughters promised, We’ll be all right. You can let go.

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"I": New and Selected Poems

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The University of Pittsburgh Press

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Silvina López Medin
It’s in your hands: the weight of the slats. All slightly bent to one side. As someone that bends with their ear towards the other trying to hear more: what? Your grandmother, like your mother, could only hear 30% of all things.

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Poem That Never Ends

Publisher

Essay Press

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