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Poetry
JJJJJerome Ellis

A polyphonic new entry in Multiverse, JJJJJerome Ellis’s Aster of Ceremonies beautifully extends a “lyrical celebration of and inquiry into the intersections of blackness, music, and disabled speech” (Claudia Rankine).

Poetry
Tuệ Sỹ

The North American debut of Tuệ Sỹ—poet, monk, scholar, dissident, and one of the great cultural figures of modern Vietnam.

Poetry
Dan Beachy-Quick

Acclaimed poet and translator Dan Beachy-Quick offers this newest addition to the Seedbank series: a warm, vivid rendering of the earliest Greek intellects, inviting us to reconsider writing, and thinking, as a way of living meaningfully...

Poetry
Elizabeth Metzger

A devastating, vulnerable collection tracing high-risk pregnancy and new motherhood amid grief.

Poetry
Sasha taqwšəblu LaPointe

A wild, seductive debut collection that presents a powerful journey of struggle and healing—and a spellbinding brew of folklore, movies, music, and ritual.

Poetry
Claire Wahmanholm

A haunting collection that inhabits a disquieting future where fear is the governing body, “the organ and the tissue / and the cell, the membrane and the organelle.”

Poetry
Christopher Brean Murray

Telescopes aim to observe the light of the cosmos, but Christopher Brean Murray turns his powerful lens toward the strange darkness of human existence in Black Observatory.

Short Film Starring My Beloved’s Red Bronco, selected by Tyehimba Jess for the 2022 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, is an aching tribute to the power and precarity of queer love.

Poetry
Adam Wolfond

In The Wanting Way, the second book in Multiverse—a literary series written and curated by the neurodivergent—Adam Wolfond proves more than willing to “extend the choreography.”

Poetry
Ed Pavlić

Somewhere between elegy and memoir, poetry and prose, Ed Pavlić’s Call It in the Air follows the death of a sister into song.

Poetry
Ama Codjoe

Ama Codjoe’s highly anticipated debut collection brings generous light to the inner dialogues of women as they bathe, create art, make and lose love. Each poem rises with the urgency of a fully awakened sensual life.

Poetry
Kathy Fagan

From Kingsley Tufts Award finalist Kathy Fagan comes Bad Hobby, a perceptive collection focused on memory, class, and might-have-beens.

Poetry
Noʻu Revilla

Ask the Brindled is an intergenerational reclamation of the narratives foisted upon Indigenous and queer Hawaiians.

Poetry
Sara Eliza Johnson

Sara Eliza Johnson’s much-anticipated second collection traces human emotion and experience across a Gothic landscape of glacial and cosmic scale. 

Poetry
Michael Kleber-Diggs

Winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, the poems of Worldly Things offer needed guidance on ways forward—toward radical kindness and a socially responsible poetics.

Poetry
Ryann Stevenson

Winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, Ryann Stevenson’s Human Resources is a sobering and perceptive portrait of technology’s impact on connection and power.

Poetry
Allison Adair

Winner of the 2019 Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, The Clearing navigates the ever-shifting poles of violence and vulnerability with rich imagination and a singular incisiveness.

Poetry
Maya Abu Al-Hayyat

Translated from the Arabic and introduced by Fady Joudah, You Can Be the Last Leaf draws on two decades of work to present the transcendent and timely US debut of Palestinian poet Maya Abu Al-Hayyat.

Poetry
Ada Limón

An NPR "Book We Love"
A BookRiot "Best Book of the Year"
An Indie Next Selection for May 2022
A Los Angeles Times Recommended Read for May 2022

A TIME Magazine “Must Read Book...

A thoughtful new collection of poems, one that deconstructs the deceptively simple question of what it means to be good—a good person, a good citizen, a good teacher, a good poet, a good father.

Poetry
Jos Charles

From the celebrated author of feeld comes a formally commanding third collection, dexterously recounting the survival of a period suffused with mourning.

Poetry
Hannah Emerson

In this remarkable debut, which marks the beginning of Multiverse—a literary series written and curated by the neurodivergent­—Hannah Emerson’s poems keep, dream, bring, please, grownd, sing, kiss, and listen.

What is illusion—a deception, or a revelation? What is a poem—the truth, or “a diverting flash, / a mirror showing everything / but itself”?

Poetry
Brian Tierney

Chosen by Randall Mann as a winner of the Jake Adam York Prize, Rise and Float depicts the journey of a poet working—remarkably, miraculously—to make our most profound, private wounds visible on the page.

Poetry
Jennifer Huang

Selected by Jos Charles as the winner of the 2021 Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry, Return Flight is a lush reckoning: with inheritance, with body, with trauma, with desire—and with the many tendons in between.

Poetry
Marilyn Hacker and Karthika Naïr

Poets and friends Marilyn Hacker and Karthika Naïr—living mere miles from each other but separated by lockdown, and inspired by this extraordinary time—began a correspondence in verse.  

Poetry
Arra Lynn Ross

From Arra Lynn Ross, a tender, generous, and generative extended poem centered on the experience of parenthood.

Poetry
Michael Bazzett

A collection that explores the myth of Echo and Narcissus, offering a reboot, a remix, a reimagining—and holding up the broken mirror of myth to late-stage capitalism, social media, and our present-day selves.

Poetry
Rob Schouten

A bold, engaged new anthology spotlighting the work of contemporary Dutch poets influenced by international cultural exchange and linguistic invention.

Poetry
Devon Walker-Figueroa

Selected by Sally Keith as a winner of the 2020 National Poetry Series, this debut collection is a ruminative catalogue of overgrowth and the places that haunt us.

Poetry
Grady Chambers

The winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize is an assured debut collection about grace—the places we search for it, and the disjunction between what we seek and where we arrive. 

Poetry
John James

This winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize is an elegant debut that searches widely to ask what it means to exist in a state of loss. 

Poetry
Robert VanderMolen

The first collection in over a decade from a master of his craft, Skin reflects earnestly on the miraculous moments found in the daily experiences of human life.

Poetry
Ada Limón

From U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón comes The Carrying—her most powerful collection yet.

Poetry
Maria Baranda and Paul Hoover

From celebrated contemporary poets María Baranda and Paul Hoover, an exciting collaborative translation of the canonical poems of San Juan de la Cruz.

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