New poetry and books on poets
Try some new books of poetry or books about poets for April's celebration of National Poetry Month
My poets by Maureen N. McLane
McLane writes about poets who have inspired her -- "from Chaucer to H.D. to William Carlos Williams to Louise Gluck to Shelley."
Stealing history by Gerald Stern
Stern reflects on his life as a poet. (Stern lives in Lambertville, NJ, and has visited Lafayette, so we can practically consider him one of our own.)
Useless landscape, or, A guide for boys by D.A. Powell
Winner of the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Filled with "wicked wit, puns, camp and double-entendres."
Passwords primeval: 20 American poets in their own words by Tony Leuzzi
Interviews with Billy Collins, Gerald Stern, Jane Hirshfield, Patricia Smith, Martín Espada and many others.
Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaugnessy
From a recent New York Times' review of this new collection: "'Our Andromeda,' moves me line by line and poem by poem so that by the book’s final, monumental title poem, I am top-of-the-head-blown-off undone."