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Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light by Joy Harjo

Poet Laureate Joy Harjo has selected 50 of her best poems from the past 50 years for this truly evocative and intimate collection of poetry. With her attention finely tuned to heritage, femininity, and our relationship with nature and sense of place, Harjo takes us on a journey through her youth as she discovers her own voice, up into her adulthood as she contemplates the deeply human truths of the present. Heart-wrenching and hopeful, this collection is unforgettable.

—MAGNOLIA

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By Joy Harjo, Sandra Cisneros (Foreword by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781324036487
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2022

The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On by Franny Choi

This world simply does not deserve Franny Choi. And by that I mean, where would we be without her poetry—anomalous as it sometimes is? In this latest collection, Choi considers the singularity of death, the science fiction of survival, the anachronism of love amidst the end of the world. Each poem is a life raft and also a knife. This is the book you hand someone who tells you, “poetry can’t change the world.” 

—HOLLY

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780063240087
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Published: Ecco - November 1st, 2022

Magnolia: Poems by Nina Mingya Powles

Cerebral, gorgeous, and personal, this collection is one that you might feel deep in your gut. It can be hard to believe this is the author’s debut poetry collection. Powles is an award-winning writer of many forms, and their poetry is sure to join the ranks of their other writing. Read “Night Train to Anyang,” my favorite in this collection.  
—MJ

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ISBN: 9781953534217
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Published: Tin House Books - August 16th, 2022

Alive at the End of the World by Saeed Jones

“The end of the world leaked music like radiation, and we loved the neon echo.” In this devastating yet illuminating collection, Jones asserts that we are living through small apocalypses every day. He pulls no punches in his naming of racism, violence, and power, and his lyricism and unflinching honesty make this collection utterly necessary.

—HOLLY

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By Saeed Jones, D. a. Powell (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781566896511
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Published: Coffee House Press - September 13th, 2022

Shuna’s Journey by Hayao Miyazaki

Tired of watching his kingdom suffer, a young prince pushes against the odds to find a golden grain that will bring his kingdom into an era of prosperity. On his journey, he encounters parts of the world that go against everything he believes in. Adventure, heart-warming friendship, and nail-biting challenges are all here in Miyazaki’s distinguished and beautiful illustrations. This is a must-have addition to any Ghibli-lover’s bookshelf! 
—KAILEY JO

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By Hayao Miyazaki, Alex Dudok de Wit (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781250846525
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Published: First Second - November 1st, 2022

Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

In this second collection of poetry, Ocean Vuong looks at the intimacy of memory and the fleeting nature of self through the lens of his mother’s recent passing. Vuong writes with a noticeably matured and sharper voice, while playing with some more stylistically formal choices. At times quiet and always brutally honest, Time Is a Mother is another of Vuong’s masterpieces.  —Holly

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$24.00
ISBN: 9780593300237
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Published: Penguin Press - April 5th, 2022

The Path to Kindness Poems of Connection and Joy Edited by James Crews

James Crews has given us all the chance to breathe deeply with this follow-up to How to Love the World. Each poem in this anthology is a warm sweater, a soft hug, a glimmer of hope. Drawing from the works of veterans of the craft as well as emerging poets, The Path to Kindness walks us through themes such as motherhood, friendship, and the tenderness of our mortality. This is a collection that belongs on your bedside table, always within reach.  —Holly

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By James Crews (Editor), Danusha Laméris (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781635865332
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - April 12th, 2022

The Hurting Kind by Ada Limón

My heart, rejoice! Ada Limón’s new collection is here and with it, an emotional resonance for the complexity of living, especially through these past few years. Full of lyricism, image, and insight, her poems feel guided by this charge in The First Lesson: “My mother nailed the wing / to her studio wall. // She told me not to be / scared. I watched // and learned to watch // closely the world.” Limón’s keen observation of our interconnectedness with each other and the living world guides us through loss, joy, and profound, exquisite, everyday living.  —Melinda

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$24.00
ISBN: 9781639550494
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Published: Milkweed Editions - May 1st, 2022

Lives by CJ Evans

Lives is a collection of verse that explores the complicated and personal relationship between our natural world and the human tendency to become violent and destroy. The lyrics of CJ Evans are intimately political, unreserved, and stinging, yet somehow encouraging of our ability to find solace, beauty, and love despite the violence that surrounds us. Reading this collection felt like finally being able to release a breath I’ve been holding in for too long.  —Magnolia

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By Cj Evans, Victoria Chang (Introduction by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781946448965
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Published: Sarabande Books - June 14th, 2022

Pilgrim Bell: Poems by Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar’s honest resonance is unmatched by any poet I have read in this decade. With an unflinching spirituality, Akbar takes us on a journey through discomfort, through holiness, through beauty in its ugliest forms. Often returning to the body, and always drawing upon his experience as a Muslim American, Akbar paints images so sharp they could cut skin. This collection of poetry is breathtaking, harrowing, and utterly necessary. —Holly V.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450598
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 3rd, 2021

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