The Best of It: New and Selected Poems (Mar., $24) by Kay Ryan collects works by the current U.S. poet laureate.
(dist. by Random House)
Love Haiku (Dec., $16) by Patricia Donegan collects haiku and Japanese art that exemplify love.
100 Best African-American Poems (Apr., $19.99) by Nikki Giovanni. The award-winning poet presents her choices; includes CD.
STATE UNIV. OF NEW YORK PRESS
Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets (Mar., $60), edited by Todd F. Davis and Erin Murphy. Contemporary poets offer perspectives on the poetic process.
THAMES & HUDSON
Timmy the Tug (Apr., $19.95) by Jim Downer and Ted Hughes reproduces the recently rediscovered 1950s poem written by Hughes and illustrated by Downer.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian—American Poetry (Mar., $65), edited by Neelanjana Banerjee et al., showcases American poets with ancestral identities from India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
(dist. by IPG)
Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives/Fronteras: Dibujando las vidas fronterizas (Mar., $19.95) by Steven Schneider and Reefka Schneider. This bilingual collection captures the culture of the U.S.-Mexico frontier.