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April 2023 MassBook List

American Melancholy by joyce carol oates

American Melancholy: Poems
by Joyce Carol Oates

The first poetry collection in twenty-five years by the National Book Award-winning author observes the human heart and mind while exploring subjects ranging from politics and racism to poverty and loss.

The Best American Poetry 2020

A collection of seventy-five voices speaking to a world of individuals about all the things that matter.

The collected poems of emily dickinson by emily dickinson

All of Emily Dickinson’s poems in one place, with an introduction by her niece Martha Dickinson Bianchi

The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.

Home Body Rupi Kaur

Home Body
by Rupi Kaur

A collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself – reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here.

Las cien mejores poesias de puerto rico

Joyas Poéticas del Arte Boricua
por Maximiliano López de Vega

Las cien mejores poesías de Puerto Rico.

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman

The collected poems of Walt Whitman

Look at This Blue by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Look at This Blue: A Poem
by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Truths about what we have lost and have yet to lose permeate this book-length poem by American Book Award winner and Fulbright scholar Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

The Poetry of Robert Frost by Robert Frost

The Poetry of Robert Frost
by Robert Frost

The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged of Robert Frost.

Songs From the Castle's Remains by Grey Court Poets

At times humorous, at times controversial, sometimes poignant, and often inspirational, the Grey Court Poets write about the places, relationships, and experiences that make up our lives. The Grey Court Poets’ first anthology showcases the broad spectrum of their individual writing styles, and embodies the modern voice of the Merrimack Valley.

Time is a Mother by Ocean Vuong

Time Is a Mother
by Ocean Vuong

Ocean Vuong’s second collection of poetry looks inward, on the aftershocks of his mother’s death, and the struggle – and rewards – of staying present in the world.

Wade in the Water by Nyani Nkrumah

Wade In the Water: Poems
by Tracy K. Smith

In this collection, Tracy K. Smith mulls over what it means to be a citizen, a mother and an artist in a culture arbitrated by wealth, men and violence, boldly tying America’s modern moment both to our nation’s fraught founding history and to a sense of the spirit, the everlasting.

Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light by Joy Harjo

A magnificent selection of fifty poems to celebrate three-term US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s fifty years as a poet.