Divine Blue Light (for John Coltrane), by Will Alexander

Staff Pick

Inspired by Coltrane, Alexander writes poems of such abstraction and vigor that the reader can’t but be in awe--awe not only at the vistas suddenly made visible, but awe as well at the poet's sheer technique. Alexander is a master of his craft, and every poem has the power of a miracle. 

Divine Blue Light (for John Coltrane): Pocket Poets Series No. 63 (City Lights Pocket Poets #63) By Will Alexander Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780872868700
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Published: City Lights Books - November 29th, 2022

The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void, by Jackie Wang

Staff Pick

Wang’s first collection of poetry features a surreal post-apocalyptic dreamscape that encompasses worlds wielding sunflowers and stubborn, unrelenting hope. This transgressive and radical work urges us to counter the  cataclysmic with imagined realms that push back against the forces of darkness, even if we seem to have accepted them as our new normal. Insisting on communities built of care and solidarity, Wang repudiates the bleak, individualistic crises we've doomed ourselves to, showing that with dreams we can find endless possibilites, breathe freely, and, like sunflowers,grow strong by reaching toward the light. 

 

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ISBN: 9781643620367
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Published: Nightboat Books - February 2nd, 2021

A Hundred Lovers, Richie Hofmann

Staff Pick

Hofmann's slim volume of erotic poetry harnesses classical imagery and landscapes for an intimate look at the depths of desire and love in a queer relationship. With only the details of technology and modern comforts to date its true provenance, this relationship not only plays out within the wider context of timeless poetic traditions, but such is Hoffmann's mastery of language and genre that his work often feels like it was written centuries ago itself.

 

 

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$29.00
ISBN: 9780593320983
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Published: Knopf - February 8th, 2022

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