Poetry from the 2014 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2014 Winter Newsletter.

Mary Oliver’s latest collection of poems showcases both old and new perspectives on the experiences that we encounter within the space that surrounds us. At times, Oliver humors us readers, writing of yoga and meditation while noting the highly intelligible lifestyle of a still-standing stone. Mostly though, Oliver does what she does best: shining slight light on the beauty of the natural world. She will leave you breathless and amazed, staring in wonderment at the ancient oak tree outside your window that you had long overlooked.

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Megan
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Blue Horses: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594204791
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Published: Penguin Press - October 14th, 2014

This latest collection of Rumi poems contains simple yet insightful commentary on the beauty of friendship and the art of loving those around us. Coleman Barks provides a wonderful translation of both Rumi and Shams Tabriz. Companions for a brief time, the two poets acted as muses to one another. Their poetry reflects this great friendship and each poet’s distinct personality. I found these poems easily relatable and without any compromise to their intelligence. A great text for both old and young, Rumi: Soul Fury is a lovely addition to anyone’s bookshelf.

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Megan
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Rumi: Soul Fury: Rumi and Shams Tabriz on Friendship Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062350985
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Published: HarperOne - October 14th, 2014

In his first book of poetry, Jones blazes forth, his voice new, potent, lyrical, and deadly beautiful. Enveloping his words in the body, its politics, its genders and colors, the legacy of its trials and abuse, Jones sings truths from the perimeter, the disenfranchised, the ready to be heard. “Listen to my darkness, my half-eclipsed notes,” Jones writes, and there is nothing we want more than to obey.
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Melinda
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Prelude to Bruise Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781566893749
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 9th, 2014

Eavan Boland is considered by Poetry Review to be “one of the finest and boldest poets of the last half century.” Her new collection looks at how we construct one another and how nationhood and history can weave through, reflect, and define the life of an individual. Themes of mother, daughter, and generation echo throughout these extraordinary poems, as they examine how—even without country or settled identity—a legacy of love can endure.
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A Woman Without a Country: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393244441
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 10th, 2014

 

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