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“Poetry Is Truth In Its Sunday Clothes” – Joseph Roux

Calling All Poetry Lovers!

April is National Poetry Month, and we hope you’ll find something new to love in this collection of poems and poets from all over the world. You’re also invited to share your favorites (or your own) at Poetry Open Mic Night on April 30. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite Spine Poem before May 1!


20th Century in Poetry
edited by Michael Hulse and Simon Rae

Collects international poetry from the English speaking world – including writers such as Chinua Achebe, Bob Dylan and Langston Hughes.



odas elementalesOdas Elementales
by Pablu Neruda

Features Neruda’s poems written after he was allowed back into Chile in 1952 from political exile.




Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth Century Paris
by Robert Darnton

Brings Darnton’s book-history knowledge together with the history of clandestine communication-by-poetry in 18th Century Paris.



Poetry of the Taliban
Edited by Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn

Features poems by members of the Taliban on an array of topics.




polish poetryPolish Poetry of the last two Decades of Communist Rule: Spoiling Cannibal’s Fun
Edited by Stanisałw Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh

Pulls together Poland’s greatest poets’ political writing in the genre.




Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry
edited by Camille T. Dungy

In the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, Dungy collects 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics.



Complete Poems of John Keats
by John Keats

Keats endures as the archetypal Romantic genius who explored the limits of the imagination and celebrated the pleasures of the senses but suffered a tragic early death.



Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
edited and translated by Stephen Mitchell

Draws translations from such varied works as Rilke’s Book of Hours, Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus.




This Craft of Verse
by Jorge Luis Borges

Features Borges’ Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard on poetry in 1967/68.




Twentieth-Century German Poetry
edited by Michael Hofmann

Brings together a collection justifying his assessment that German language poets have added much to the 20th Century canon.



Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems
edited with commentaries by Harold Bloom

These poems, sometimes the literal end and other times the imagined conclusion to a poetic career, offer a lens through which to contemplate the enduring nature of art and the inevitability of death.




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