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Mama Amazonica

Ondaatje Prize 2018

by Pascale Petit

Mama Amazonica is set in a psychiatric ward and in the Amazon rainforest, an asylum for animals on the brink of extinction. It reveals the story of Pascale Petit’s mentally ill mother and the consequences...


play dead

Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry 2017

by francine j. harris

"This book talks smack. This book chews with its open mouth full of the juiciest words, the most indigestible images. This book undoes me. . . . francine j. harris brilliantly ransacks the poet's toolkit, assembling...


Thief in the Interior

Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry 2017

by Phillip B. Williams

Inspired by a young man's brutal murder in Brooklyn, these poems bring forth raw racial dialogue essential to today's culture.


WHEREAS

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2017

by Layli Long Soldier

The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award

WHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about...


Half-light

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2018, National Book Award for Poetry 2017

by Frank Bidart

The collected works of one of contemporary poetry’s most original voices

Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary...


Reconnaissance

Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry 2016

by Carl Phillips

A powerful, inventive collection from one of America's most respected poets

There's

a trembling inside the both of us,

there's a trembling, inside us both.

The territory of Reconnaissance is one where morals threaten...


House of Lords and Commons

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2016

by Ishion Hutchinson

A stunning collection that traverses the borders of culture and time, from the 2011 winner of the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award

In House of Lords and Commons, the revelatory and vital new collection of poems from...


My Shoes Are Killing Me

Governor General's Award for Poetry 2015

by Robyn Sarah

Winner of the 2015 Governor General's Award for Poetry

Winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry

In My Shoes are Killing Me, poet Robyn Sarah reflects on the passing of time, the fleetingness...


Faithful and Virtuous Night

National Book Award for Poetry 2014

by Louise Gluck

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry

A luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" (The New York Times) Pulitzer Prize–winning poet

Louise Glück is one of the finest American poets at...


3 Sections

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2014

by Vijay Seshadri

* Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry *

The long-awaited third poetry book by Vijay Seshadri, "one of the most respected poets working in America today" (Time Out New York)

Vijay Seshadri's new poetry...


Parallax

T. S. Eliot Prize 2013

by Sinead Morrissey

A T. S. Eliot Prize–winning collection from one of Ireland's major contemporary poets

PARALLAX: (Astron.) Apparent displacement, or difference in the apparent position, of an object, caused by actual change...


Metaphysical Dog

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2013

by Frank Bidart

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner

A National Book Award Finalist

A vital, searching new collection from one of finest American poets at work today

In "Those Nights," Frank Bidart writes: "We who could get...


Probably Inevitable

Trillium Book Award for Poetry 2013

by Matthew Tierney

"Matthew Tierney writes poems like a mad boy scientist." – Eye Weekly


Incarnadine

National Book Award for Poetry 2013

by Mary Szybist

Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Poetry

* An NPR, Slate, Oregonian, Kansas City Star, Willamette Week, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * Amazon's Best Book of the Year in Poetry 2013 *

In...


Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry 2012

by D. A. Powell

*Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry*

I have this rearrangement to make:

symbolic death, my backward glance.

The way the past is a kind of future

leaning against the sporty hood....


Human Resources

Trillium Book Award for Poetry 2008

by Rachel Zolf

Write for buyers. Write for bosses. Think hyper. Think branding. Tell your visitor where to go. Poetry and ‘plain language’ collide in the writing machine that is Human Resources. Here at the intersection...


Fire to Fire

National Book Award for Poetry 2008

by Mark Doty

Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought, as one of...


Time and Materials

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 2008, National Book Award for Poetry 2007

by Robert Hass

The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This...


Late Wife: Poems

District and Circle

T. S. Eliot Prize 2006

by Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney's new collection starts "In an age of bare hands and cast iron" and ends as "The automatic lock / clunks shut" in the eerie new conditions of a menaced twenty-first century. In their haunted, almost...