Poetry from the 2015 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Summer Newsletter.


Two new books by celebrated poet Jane Hirshfield have been published this season, and both are wonderful.
The Beauty, her eighth collection of poems, has been hailed by Booklist as “gracefully evocative…a beautifully agile and sage volume.” (Starred review)
Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World is Hirshfield’s collection of essays about how poetry has the ability to enlarge and alter our lives.

“Good art is a truing of vision, in the way a saw is trued in the saw shop, to cut more cleanly. It is also a changing of vision. Entering a good poem, a person feels, tastes, hears, thinks, and sees in altered ways. Why ask art into a life at all, if not to be transformed and enlarged by its presence and mysterious means?” —Jane Hirshfield

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The Beauty: Poems Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780385351072
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 17th, 2015

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Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780385351058
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - March 17th, 2015

This much-awarded poet presents a fresh but familiarly electrifying collection that shines with wise humor and hard-hitting commentary—and beauty of syntax that unfailing turns a key in my heart. He is my poetry hero not only because he got his MFA and teaches at my alma mater, but because he is as brilliant as they come, gracefully weaving themes of identity and race; illusion and memory; pop culture, desire, and fear.

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Julia
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How to Be Drawn Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143126881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015

Pushkin Press has republished a translation of Machi Tawar’s first collection of tanka poems in this small, delightful book and I could not be more pleased. Reaching celebrity status in Japan for reinvigorating the ancient form of tanka, a cousin to haiku, Tawar deserves a bigger international audience for her whimsical poems about young love, its loss, and the small things in everyday life. Treat yourself to an experience entirely new and refreshing.

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Melinda
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Salad Anniversary Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781782271062
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Pushkin Collection - June 9th, 2015

 

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