Poetry from the 2016 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2016 Summer Newsletter.


To me, Adrienne Rich is the beautiful, brazen, contemplative, powerful, deeply complex feminist heroine of all modern poetry. I pass on her poems to struggling friends like a missionary trying to woo converts—give them as gifts to embolden and uplift—and carry her collections for courage during long travel. I wish this complete edition of her poetry, beautifully bound, could be passed out to young women everywhere.  —a.c.

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Collected Poems: 1950-2012 Cover Image
By Adrienne Rich, Claudia Rankine (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780393285116
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 21st, 2016

Of Poetry and Protest is a testament to the power of the written word to heal and connect. Some of America’s most treasured poets write candidly, sometimes with sadness, about anti-blackness in their lives. This is a really solid collection of poetry that makes an important addition to the Black Lives Matter movement, one that celebrates art as a medium for change and healing.  —Louise

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Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin Cover Image
By Phil Cushway (Compiled by), Victoria Smith (Photographer), Michael Warr (Editor)
ISBN: 9780393352733
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 21st, 2016

Amply praised by respected peers like Ada Limón, Adam Clay’s writing is euphoric yet accessible; direct yet powerful. Stranger, his third collection, has such an incredible forward motion that forget where I am while reading. Clay explores the disorientations of transition but rejects a good existential wallow, with each poem instead insisting that “the space/ a body holds in any moment/is a marker of something greater/ than ourselves.”   —a.c.


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Stranger: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571314635
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 15th, 2016

Pablo Neruda’s work is famous for its beauty and sensuality, and this translation of Then Come Back is all the more enjoyable because of the amount of detail it offers. I haven’t seen a translation done with such care and forgiveness since Anne Carson’s Fragments of Sappho.  —Louise

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Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Forrest Gander (Translator)
ISBN: 9781556594946
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - May 3rd, 2016


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