Floaters: Poems

Martín Espada is a poet who stirs in us an undeniable social consciousness, says Richard Blanco. Floaters offers exuberant odes and defiant elegies, songs of protest and songs of love from one of the essential voices in American poetry.

The Heart of American Poetry

An acclaimed poet and our greatest champion for poetry offers an inspiring and insightful new reading of the American tradition

We live in unsettled times. What is America and who are we as a people? How do we understand the dreams and betrayals that have shaped the American experience? For poet and critic Edward Hirsch, poetry opens up new ways of answering these questions, of reconnecting with one another and with what's best in us.

Embodied IBD edition w/ Poster!

Embodied brings contemporary American poetry to comic book readers and comics to poetry readers in a graphic poetry anthology that showcases the relevance, urgency, and power of both genres. Featuring new work on the theme of gender, identity, and the body from twenty-one of America’s premier, award-winning female, trans, and non-binary poets who have been published in places like The New York Times and The New Yorker.

March Brings Women's History Month and the Coming of Spring

We don't have clearly defined seasons here in Louisiana, but still I am in love with the romance of spring. That, couple with the beginning of Women's History Month keeps me gazing on this lovely case bound classic collection from Gibbs Smith. What could be better than a lovely book?

Celebrate National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month!  Started in April of 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, National Poetry Month is a celebration of poets and poetry across the country.  In conjunction with National Poetry Month is Poem in Your Pocket Day, celebrated on April 21st.  The goal of Poem in Your Pocket Day is to encourage everyone to share their favorite poem with the people around them.  If you read us your favorite poem on Poem in Your Pocket Day, we'll even give you 20% off all regularly priced books and gift in the shop!  Stop by and check out our poetry section, including such popular poets as Shakespeare and Langson Hughes!  Happy National Poetry Month!


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