Celebrate National Poetry Month With Me

Some of you may know that I'm late to the poetry lovefest. But hanging out with friends from Diesel Bookstore in California and Talking Leaves in Buffalo (add those two to your travel list) has educated me in understanding and appreciating this lovely art form. I try to read a poem every morning as dawn approaches. I try to understand what the poet is thinking and how I react. What does this mean to us—this approach to our lives—all messy and beautiful? Thankfully, I can subscribe to this wonderful resource from Poets.org. And you can be sure I'll be carrying a poem in my pocket on April 26.

We have plenty of verse in stock at the shop this month (and every month). A few of my staff's very favorites—from picture books to novels in verse to conventional books of poems—are listed below.

Happy reading,

 

Books: 
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Sometimes You Fly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780547633909
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - April 3rd, 2018

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763680947
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 14th, 2017

Rebound (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544868137
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2018

Black Girl Magic: A Poem Cover Image
By Mahogany L. Browne, Jess X. Snow (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250173720
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - January 2nd, 2018

For Every One Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781481486248
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 10th, 2018

Envelope Poems Cover Image
By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9780811225823
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 4th, 2016

Love Poems Cover Image
By Pablo Neruda, Donald D. Walsh (Translator)
$11.95
ISBN: 9780811217293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - January 1st, 2008

Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375755194
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - September 17th, 2002

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Milk and Honey Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449474256
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

Felicity: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143128762
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - October 3rd, 2017

Wade in the Water: Poems Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781555978136
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - April 3rd, 2018