Joanna Higgins answers youth questions on WAITING FOR THE QUEEN

“I am 12 years old. My favorite genre is fantasy, but I read everything, and I read whenever I can.” —Maggie Hlavka

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Materials for Poem in your Pocket Day

This April, we’re letting poetry take over our newsletter. As a sponsoring publisher of National Poetry Month, we want to take this opportunity to share with you a few poems that you can print out and keep with you on April 24th — Poem in Your Pocket Day. On that day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Poems from pockets are unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. Become an ambassador for poetry!

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2013-2014 Poetry Titles

As April is National Poetry Month, we thought this is would be a great time to highlight our 2013-2014 poetry titles. Browse the beautiful art below, and take 25% off the collections that look the best to you with the code “SPRING”. Happy reading!

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Sean Hill on DANGEROUS GOODS

From the poet whose stunning debut was praised as “transcendent” (Kevin Young) and “steadily confident” (Carl Phillips), Dangerous Goods tracks its speaker throughout North America and abroad. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo, to Bemidji, Minnesota, and Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill explores the relationship between travel, migration, alienation, and home. Here, playful “postcard” poems addressed to “Nostalgia” and “My Third Crush Today” sit alongside powerful reflections on the immigration of African Americans to Liberia during and after the era of slavery. Part shadowbox, part migration map, part travelogue-in-verse, Dangerous Goods is poignant, elegant, and deeply moving.

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