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Poetry from the 2015 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter.


Erratic Facts by Kay Ryan

Ryan’s finesse in Erratic Facts floored me. Using short, simple language, she upends the entire world to better view just one small piece of life with startling clarity. Extraordinary wisdom; no artifice. Ryan leaps effortlessly between joyful and sad, creating something ethereal that spans the human condition. The resulting poetry is both profound and fleeting—“as though constellations/ fretted something/ to existence” to “produce brief real things/ in real places.” I was stricken.  —a.c.

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ISBN: 9780802124050
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Published: Grove Press - October 6th, 2015

Felicity by Mary Oliver

Oliver’s poetry repudiates cynicism—hers is too clearly a willing heart, which shines in this collection about love. Felicity pulses with playful mischief and the ringing joy of true abandon. In new romance, Oliver writes, you can take it slow, “But bless us,/ we didn’t.” Life may bruise us before we meet, yet in love, “Everything that was broken has/ forgotten its brokenness. I live/ now in a sky-house, through every/ window the sun.”  —a.c.

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ISBN: 9781594206764
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Published: Penguin Press - October 13th, 2015

Later Poems: Selected and New by Adrienne Rich

This collection of Adrienne Rich’s poetry highlights some of the poems that Rich wrote during the 1970s—a time of political turmoil and cultural shifts that marked Rich not only as a poet of huge talent, but also a poet whose voice extended into the realms of politics and activism, filling in some of the void around silence and truth. The later and last poems that Rich wrote focus on the intimate—the poetics of relation, the importance of the craft—and provide a mirror for the nuances of the world in which we live. This is a splendid collection from one of the most important poets of our time.  --S.M.C.

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ISBN: 9780393351835
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 23rd, 2015

Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon

"The lyrical genius of these poems sing to us of the perennial theme of home and our primordial ache of belonging. Ada Limón captures all the nuances that these colossal words call to mind with the gorgeous voice of her diction, and the timbre of her images. Both soft and tender, enormous and resounding, her poetic gestures entrance and transfix."  --Richard Blanco

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ISBN: 9781571314710
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 15th, 2015

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