• How to Love A Country: Poems

    How to Love A Country: Poems

    Blanco, Richard

    "The diverse poems in this collection form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics: the Pulse Nightclub massacre; an unexpected encounter on a visit to Cuba; the forced exile of 8,500 Navajos in 1868; the arrival of a young Chinese woman at Angel Island in 1938; the incarceration of a gifted writer; and the poet's abiding love for his partner, who he is finally allowed to wed. But despite each poem's unique subject matter or occasion, all are fundamentally asking one overwhelming question: how to love this country? Seeking answers, Blanco digs deep into the very marrow of our nation--our cities and towns--with poems that interrogate our past and present, grieve our injustices and note our flaws, yet remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes. Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative, pursuing a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation's psyche and mandate: e pluribus unum (out of many, one), charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is more important than another, and that America could and ought someday to be a county where all narratives converge into one. A country in which we can all truly thrive and truly love"--

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • Lake Michigan

    Lake Michigan

    Borzutzky, Daniel

    Lake Michigan, a series of 19 lyric poems, imagines a prison camp located on the beaches of Chicago that is privatized, racially segregated, and overrun by a brutal police force. Thinking about the ways in which economic policy, racism, and militarized policing combine to shape the city, Lake Michigan's poems explore the themes of estrangement, state violence and capitalist exploitation, and take a hard look at neoliberal urbanism in the historic city of Chicago.

    Format: Book - 2018

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  • Comfort Measures Only: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2016

    Comfort Measures Only: New and Selected Poems, 1994-2016

    Campo, Rafael

    In Comfort Measures Only, Rafael Campo bears witness to the unspeakable beauty bound up with human suffering. Gathered from his over twenty-year career as a poet-physician, these eighty-nine poems--thirty-one of which have never been previously published in a collection--pull back the curtain in the ER, laying bare our pain and joining us all in spellbinding moments of pathos. The poet, who is also truly a healer, revives language itself--its sounds channeled through our hearts and lungs, its rhythms amplified through the stethoscope--to make meaning of our bewilderment when our bodies so eloquently and yet wordlessly fail us. Campo's transcendent poems, in all their modernity amidst the bleep of heart monitors and the wail of ambulance sirens, remind us of what ancients understood: the poetry sustains us, and whether we live or die, through what we can imagine and create in our shared voices we may yet achieve immortality--back cover.

    Format: Book - 2018

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  • Killing Marías: A Poem for Multiple Voices

    Killing Marías: A Poem for Multiple Voices

    Castro Luna, Claudia María

    Format: Book - 2017 First edition

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  • This City

    This City

    Castro Luna, Claudia María

    In This City, Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle's first Civic Poet, presents a precise and eloquent study of people and things that often remain unexamined and brushed aside in the urban core. She explores how everyday language fuels both spaces of alienation and belonging and writes about the way memory anchors us to place, how it provides each of us with an individual road map to the city we inhabit. Castro Luna's poems invite the reader to consider his/her personal implication in the status quo and to envision possibilities for change to engender saner, safer, more welcoming spaces for everyone.

    Format: Book - 2016

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  • Beneath the Spanish

    Beneath the Spanish

    Cruz, Victor Hernández

    Format: Book - 2017

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  • Tracing the Horse

    Tracing the Horse

    Delgado, Diana Marie

    "A coming-of-age poetry collection about a young Chicana growing up amidst the drug violence of Southern California during the '90s" --

    Format: Book - 2019 First edition

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  • There Should Be Flowers: Poems

    There Should Be Flowers: Poems

    Espinoza, Joshua J.

    Format: Book - 2016

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  • Be Recorder: Poems

    Be Recorder: Poems

    Giménez Smith, Carmen

    Format: Book - 2019

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  • The Book of Ruin

    The Book of Ruin

    González, Rigoberto

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    Format: Book - 2019

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