Michelle's Picks: Poetry




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I rediscovered poetry this year because of Natalie Diaz. Postcolonial Love Poem reminded me what poetry can do - how it can stretch language like taffy and how language constantly reinvents itself. The poets and collections listed below maneuver words in ways that put Shakespeare and Shelley to shame. Who needs the classics when you have Eduardo and Claudia and Nate! Read any of these poems aloud and feel the honey and sweat and heat alive on these pages.

 
The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4: Latinext Cover Image
By Felicia Chavez (Editor), José Olivarez (Editor), Willie Perdomo (Editor)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781642591293
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Published: Haymarket Books - April 7th, 2020

Guillotine: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450307
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 4th, 2020

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Postcolonial Love Poem: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450147
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020

Little Big Bully (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143135920
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Published: Penguin Books - October 6th, 2020

The Age of Phillis (Wesleyan Poetry) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780819579492
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - March 3rd, 2020

Inheritance Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781948579131
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Published: Alice James Books - November 10th, 2020

Finna: Poems Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593132456
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Published: One World - August 11th, 2020

Just Us: An American Conversation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781644450215
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Published: Graywolf Press - September 8th, 2020