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  1. Postcolonial Love Poem by 

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    Postcolonial Love Poem is an anthem of desire against erasure. Natalie Diaz’s brilliant second collection demands that every body carried …

  2. The Biplane Houses by 

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    This is Les Murray's first new volume of poems since Poems the Size of Photographs in 2002. In it we …

  3. Given Sugar, Given Salt by 

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    In this luminous and authoritative new collection, Jane Hirshfield presents an ever-deepening and altering comprehension of human existence in poems …

  4. God's trombones by 

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    The inspiring sermon-poems of James Weldon Johnson.

    James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and one …

  5. The Rose That Grew from Concrete by 

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    A collection of brilliant and intense poems, in the handwritten and typed version, by the rapper Tupac Shakur.

  6. Said the Shotgun to the Head by 

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    "Here is the account of a man so ravished by a kiss that it distorts his highest and lowest frequencies …

  7. You Better Be Lightning by 

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    You Better Be Lightning by Andrea Gibson is a queer, political, and feminist collection guided by self-reflection.

    The poems range …

  8. Haikudelka by 

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    "A collection of haiku and drawings by that hack Jon Kudelka." A collection of 35 illustrated haiku. Saddle stitched, A6.

  9. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea by 

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    When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements of the 1960s, she immediately took …

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