A Poetry Daily Prose Feature:
"A great deal of contemporary poetry concerns itself with its own construction, and the difficulty of syntax and complications of conventional meaning in such work have their value and beauties. Many poets, however, still explore the worlds, both external and internal, that can be known through traditionally sustained imagery and compressed, resonant diction. As media and an expanding number of electronic devices allow instant communication of knowledge and trivia, it might seem that the known world has expanded unmeasurably, but these poets have found that the world is made up of individual experience—and that the lyric may in fact know more about the world than any twenty-four hour news program or Twitter account can tell us."—Sarah Kennedy, The Known World
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National Book Award Longlist is announced:
Ten poets, including Louise Glück, Edward Hirsch, Fanny Howe, Maureen N. McLane, Linda Bierds, Brian Blanchfield, Fred Motin, Claudia Rankine, Spencer Reece, and Mark Strand, are nominated. (The New York Times)
Recently Arrived Titles
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- Rome, Dorothea Lasky (Liveright)
- Sailing the Forest: Selected Poems, Robin Robertson (Picador Poetry)
- Rubble Flora: Selected Poems, Volker Braun, tr. David Constantine and Karen Leeder (Seagull Books)
- Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works, Edith Grossman, tr. (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
- Nameless Boy, Douglas Goetsch (Orchises Press)
- Resurrection Party, Michalle Gould (Silver Birch Press)
- The Insomniac's Weather Report, Jessica Goodfellow (Isobar Press)
- Medic Against Bomb: A Doctor's Poetry of War, Frederick Foote (Grayson Books)
- Vietnam Voices: Echoes of the Vietnam Experience, Michael F. Lepore (Grayson Books)
- The Humane Society, Jodie Hollander (tall-lighthouse press)
- Even That Indigo, John Smith (Hip Pocket Press)
- State of the Union, Susan Lewis (Spuyten Duyvil)
- End into Opening: Six Sestinas & Their Humble Companion Poems, Shirley Glubka (Blade of Grass Press)
- Composing the Rain, Marion Starling Boyer (Grayson Books)
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