If you love poetry, you’ll want to see the new books we’ve been getting! You can find some of them by coming in and browsing the new book shelves on the First Floor, near the aquarium and Circulation Desk.
The books are only on the new shelf for about five weeks (unless they check out sooner), and then go upstairs to the 2nd floor Main Book collection. Another way to find them is by going to our new books web page. There you can choose location of Main Book Collection, period of last 4 weeks to get the most hits, and sort by call number so you can go to your favorite subject area. Modern American Poetry is classified PS, and around page 476.
Some of my favorite finds of the past couple of months have been:
A Mind of Winter: Poems For a Snowy Season, edited by Robert Atwan,
Acquainted With the Night: Insomnia Poems, edited by Lisa Spaar Russ
The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets translated by Sam Hamill
Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework edited by Pamela Gemin (poems about grating Parmesan, arranging my closet, cooking, a clothesline, housekeeping, sewing, cleaning, and more.)
America Zen: A Gathering of Poets edited by Ray McNiece and Larry Smith
The Face of Poetry edited by Zack Rogow (includes a CD of poets reading their poetry)
Range of Voices edited by Todd Marshall (poets born 1941-1959, a generation many of us are included in)
You can find these, books by your favorite poets, or poetry by subject areas in our catalog. The new books also include traditional verse, and poets from a variety of countries. If you would like to suggest a book for our collection, you can from the Research and Resources page, scroll down to Find Books, then “Suggest a book for our collection.” You will need to log in to do it.
This book recommendation article was contributed by Joan Juskie, Library Assistant in Serials.