March Trilogy Box Set
John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and
Nate Powell. Top Shelf.
The much lauded—and now long-listed for the National Book Award—
series about the birth of the civil rights
movement is finally completed with a
long and triumphal third volume, and all
three are collected in a slipcased edition.
The Wicked + The Divine
Deluxe Edition: Year One
Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Matthew
Wilson. Image. ISBN 978-1-63215-728-7
The gods have been reincarnated in
human form, but in modern society, gods
are celebrities and celebrities are gods,
and it’s hard to tell the difference. The
first 11 issues of this dazzling fantasy
about fame, identity, and divinity are collected in a deluxe hardcover.
Certain Magical Acts
Alice Notley. Penguin.
There’s no real “wrong” choice when it
comes to picking a collection from Notley.
Here, it’s her against the world, or at least its
modern ills. Notley doesn’t shy from seeking
via language, and these big-picture poems
can have a kitchen-sink feel in their
Collected Poems: 1974–2004
Rita Dove. Norton. ISBN 978-0-393-28594-9
One of America’s most brilliant and
lauded poets finally sees all her work in one
place, a boon to new and familiar readers
alike. Dove can effortlessly shift from lyric to
experiment, and from historical voice to personal recollection. But it’s the unexpected
feelings she evokes that keep readers rapt.
Anne Carson. Knopf. ISBN 978-1-101-94684-8
Carson continues to experiment with what makes something a poem as well as how
best to deliver it. Float is actually a collection of 23 autonomous chapbooks bundled
together so that their disparate elements and subjects play off each other in wild ways,
however one chooses to read them.
Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2015
Rae Armantrout. Wesleyan Univ. ISBN 978-0-8195-7655-2
If for some reason you haven’t kept up with Armantrout’s recent production, or don’t
know her work well, this is an excellent way of getting acquainted. The volume includes
32 new poems as well as selections from her Pulitzer Prize–winning collection, Versed.
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin
Edited by Philip Cushway and Michael Warr. Norton.
This anthology collects poems and brief essays from 43 African-American poets, highlighting crucial intersections of art, history,
and social justice. The volume includes such figures as Rita Dove,
Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, Yusef Komunyakaa, Harryette
Mullen, Natasha Trethewey. With photos by Victoria Smith.
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