Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz's brilliant second collection demands that every body carried in its pages — bodies of language, land, rivers, suffering brothers, enemies, and lovers — be touched and held as beloveds. Through these poems, the wounds inflicted by America onto an indigenous people are allowed to bloom pleasure and tenderness.
This new collection of poetry from the author of Wild Kingdom and The Long Meadow ponders the complex divisions of modern life — an errant history, an uncertain future and a present condition of wanting to outthink time.
Tells the story of the effects of incarceration, touching upon a vast array of emotions and experiences through homelessness, underemployment, love, drug abuse, domestic violence, fatherhood and grace, creating a travelogue for an imagined life.
In the spirit of his popular New Yorker pieces and the New York Times best-seller Love Poems for Married People, a Thurber Prize winner presents a humorous new collection of poetry for people with children.
Renato Rosaldo's new prose poetry collection shares his experiences and those of his group of Mexican American Tucson High School friends known as the Chasers, as they grew up, graduated, and fell out of touch. Derived from interviews with the Chasers and three other friends conducted after their 50th high school reunion, Rosaldo's poems present a chorus of distinct voices and perspectives that convey the realities of Chicano life on the borderlands from the 1950s to the present.
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the family members who were left behind as she adjusts to a new life with unexpected surprises.
In Nearing Ninety, bestselling author Judith Viorst candidly shares the complicated joys and everyday tribulations that await us at the age of ninety, all with a large dose of humor and an understanding that nothing — well, almost nothing — in life should be taken too seriously
The latest collection by the prizewinning author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé explores black American womanhood through evocative themes ranging from self-conception and loneliness to objectification and ancestral trauma.
In this powerful collection, Chelsea Rathburn seeks to voice matters once deemed unspeakable, from collisions between children and predators to the realities of postpartum depression. Still Life with Mother and Knife considers the female body, "mute and posable," as object of both art and violence.
Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest. When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, Petya, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear — they all have gone deaf, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language.
Jericho Brown's daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown's poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie?
In this timely, assured collection, Tina Chang confronts the complexities of raising a mixed-race child during an era of political upheaval in the United States. She ruminates on the relationship between her son's blackness and his safety, exploring the dangers of childhood in a post–Trayvon Martin era and invoking racialized roles in fairy tales.
Nightingale is a book about change. This collection radically rewrites and contemporizes many of the myths central to Ovid's epic, The Metamorphoses, but Rekdal's characters are changed not by divine intervention but by both ordinary and extraordinary human events.
Be Recorder offers readers a blazing way forward into an as yet unmade world. The many times and tongues in these poems investigate the precariousness of personhood in lines that excoriate and sanctify. Carmen Giménez Smith turns the increasingly pressing urge to cry out into a dream of rebellion — against compromise, against inertia, against self-delusion, and against the ways the media dream up our complacency in an America that depends on it.