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  • Dated Emceesby Chinaka Hodge

    City Lights Publishers 2016; US$ 13.99

    Hip Hop's larger-than-life emcees and famous couples inspire spoken word couplets, sonnets and prosepoems. Fiercely intelligent, emotionally packed, righteously feminist. more...

  • No Map Could Show Themby Helen Mort

    Random House 2016; US$ 14.09

    * A Poetry Book Society Recommendation 2016* 'When we climb alone en cord ée feminine , we are magicians of the Alps ? we make the routes we follow disappear ' The poems of Helen Mort's second collection offer an unforgettable perspective on the heights we scale and the distances we run, the routes we follow and the paths we make... more...

  • The Swordfish and the Starby Gavin Knight

    Random House 2016; US$ 23.96

    The Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall is where the land ends. In The Swordfish and the Star Gavin Knight takes us into this huddle of grey roofs at the edge of the sea. He catches the stories of a whole community, but especially those still working this last frontier: the Cornish fishermen. These are the dreamers and fighters who every day prepare... more...

  • The Epic of Gilgameshby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 5.63

    The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries.... more...

  • A Small Porchby Wendell Berry

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 24.99

    More than thirty-five years ago, when the weather allowed, Wendell Berry began spending his sabbaths outdoors, walking and wandering around familiar territory, seeking a deep intimacy only time could provide. These walks arranged themselves into poems and each year since he has completed a sequence dated by the year of its composition. Last year we... more...

  • Sex & Love &by Bob Hicok

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Hicok?s leaps of verbal play, incisive frankness, and wild imagination engage the often-fraught discussions of monogamous love and sexuality more...

  • Finding Them Goneby Red Pine

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    A fast-paced travelogue to modern China with Red Pine, who searches for poets' graves and pays homage with Kentucky bourbon. more...

  • Mi Revalueshanary Frenby Linton Kwesi Johnson

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    Writing in Caribbean street Creole, Johnson is the most influential black poet in Britain. more...

  • Attention Equals Lifeby Andrew Epstein

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Attention Equals Life examines why a quest to pay attention to daily life has increasingly become a central feature of both contemporary American poetry and the wider culture of which it is a part. more...

  • My Favorite Fruit Is a Womanby Chris Walker

    MCP Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    "Before you decide to flip the pages inthis book to take a look at the titles andgo to the page that interests you the most, this is my word ofwarning: THIS BOOK IS ABOUT SEX—ALLFORMS OF IT."My Favorite Fruit Is a Woman iscertainly about sex. It is also about passion, desire, and dreams. It’s even about romance andlove. But, mostly,... more...