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As always during Poetry Month and our annual fund drive, we've asked 20 past PD poets (including Adrian Matejka, Jennifer Barber, Vanesha Pravin, and Gibbons Ruark, pictured here) to select poems to be delivered to you by e-mail (and in our archive) on Monday through Friday of each week in April — their favorites from among The Greats — and to add their comments on the poems.
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And in the meantime, if you missed last year's feature, have a look at last year's picks...
A Poetry Daily Prose Feature:
"The great subject of the poetry of Sweden's Tomas Tranströmer—it sometimes seems as though it is his only subject—is liminality. He is a poet almost helplessly drawn to enter and inhabit those in-between states that form the borderlines between waking and sleeping, the conscious and the unconscious, ecstasy and terror, the public self and the interior self."—David Wojahn, "Good Evening, Beautiful Deep"
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"The real reason Latinos are overlooked during National Poetry Month."
"American poetry continues to marginalize if not completely exclude Latino poets," says Rigoberto González. (Los Angeles Times)
• Rigoberto González's list of 23 essential new books by Latino poets.
"... how Irish revolutionary writers sang from one hymn sheet:"
The Indignant Muse: Poetry and Songs of the Irish Revolution, 1887-1926, edited by Terry Moylan, reviewed by Diarmaid Ferriter. (The Irish Times)
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.
- Brooklyn Antediluvian, Patrick Rosal (Persea Books)
- Aeneid Book VI: A New Verse Translation, Virgil, tr. Seamus Heaney (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare, Myra Kornfeld, Stephen Massimilla (Tupelo Press)
- The Math of Gifts, HeidiLynn Nilsson (Slapering Hol Press)
- Lay Me Low, Chris Cheney (421 Atlanta)
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation in Modern English, John Ridland (Able Muse Press)
- Transient, Gail Carson Levine (Nightshade Press)
- Life in Suspension / La Vie Suspendue, Hélène Cardona (Salmon Poetry)
- Dreaming My Animal Selves / Le Songe de mes Âmes Animales, Hélène Cardona (Salmon Poetry)
- Favorite Bedtime Stories, John M. Fitzgerald (Salmon Poetry)
- The Mind, John Fitzgerald (Salmon Poetry)
- Creeks of the Upper South, Amy Wright and William Wright (Jacar Press)
- Intimacy, Debra Kaufman, Richard Krawiec, Stephanie Levin, Alan Michael Parker, ed.s (Jacar Press)
- Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky, Tony Medina, ed. (Jacar Press)
- Salute the Wreckage, Clint Margrave (NYQ Books)
- East & West, Piotr Florczyk (Lost Horse Press)
- Popular Music, Kelly Schirmann (Black Ocean)
- Though We Bled Meticulously, Josh Fomon (Black Ocean)
- Call Her by Her Name, Bianca Lynne Spriggs (TriQuarterly Books)
- How to Break My Neck, Jessica L. Walsh (ELJ Editions)
- On Shakespeare's Sonnets: A Poets' Celebration, Hannah Crawforth, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann, ed.s (Bloomsbury)
- Collected Poems: 1958-2015, Clive James (Picador)
- And They Shall Wear Purple: New and Selected Poems, Jean Hollander (Sheep Meadow Press)
Original articles, interviews, selections from special collections and journal issues, and more are available in the Archives.