Change as a Curved Equation (Aug., $16.95) by Donald Axinn. The veteran pilot's sixth volume of poetry addresses such topics as geography and geometry.
Shadows & Supposes (Mar., $11.95) by Gloria Vando finds meaning even in false starts and detours.
Dancing on the Edge (Apr., $13) by Joan Murray explores everyday struggles, hidden pleasures and ironies.
Poems to Live By in Uncertain Times (Apr., $12), edited by Joan Murray, is an anthology assembled in response to Sept. 11.
BLACK SPARROW PRESS
America: A History in Verse, Vol. 3, 1962-1970 (Apr., $17.50) by Edward Sanders is the third volume in his tragicomic chronicle of the country.
Mules of Love (Apr., $13.95) by Ellen Bass is a new collection by the author of The Courage to Heal.
CINCO PUNTOS PRESS
Elegies in Blue (Mar., $13.95) by Benjamin Alire Saenz speaks from multiple perspectives: Chicano, seeker, political being, family man, lover.
COPPER CANYON PRESS
The Caged Owl: New and Selected Poems (Apr., $16) by Gregory Orr records the poet's confrontation with threatening forces.
The Water Carrier (June, $12.95) by Steve Straight constructs a panoramic view of life in a New England town.
DUKE UNIV. PRESS
Landscape with Human Figure (Mar., $15.95) by Rafael Campo is the gay Cuban-American physician's fourth collection of poetry. Author tour.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Reprints: The Collected Poems: A Bilingual Edition (Apr., $20) by Federico García Lorca; Collected Poems in English (Apr., $16) by Joseph Brodsky; Electric Light (Apr., $13) by Seamus Heaney; Life on Earth (Apr., $13) by Frederick Seidel.
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Collected Poems (Apr.; $24.95, cloth $44.95) by Michael Hartnett, edited by Peter Fallon, is a compilation of work by the deceased Irish poet whom Seamus Heaney called "Limerick's Lorca."
Still Life with Waterfall (May, $14) by Eamon Grennan. The Irish poet focuses on the erotic in this latest collection. Advertising.
The Mill Is Burning (Apr., $13) by Richard Matthews is a first collection that reveals landscapes internal and external.
Ninety-Five Nights of Listening (Aug., $12) by Malinda Markham manifests the writer's fascination with Japan's history, culture and people, especially the silence of women. Advertising.
The Beforelife (Apr., $15) by Franz Wright offers a portrait of the addict in recovery.
Breathing Room (Apr., $15) by Peter Davison contemplates the paradoxes of growing old.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Darkening Waters (Apr.; $15.95, cloth $22.95) by Daniel Hoffman comes from the former Consultant in Poetry of the Library of Congress, an appointment now known as Poet Laureate of the U.S. Advertising.
MANIC D PRESS
In the Small of My Backyard (Apr., $13.95) by Matt Cook gathers 64 poems from a self-proclaimed cracker-barrel philosopher. Advertising. Author tour.
The Porcelain Apes of Moses Mendelssohn (Apr., $14.95) by Jean Nordhaus is inspired by the grandfather of composer Felix Mendelssohn.
Eyes to See Otherwise (Apr., $19.95) by Homero Aridjis offers a bilingual edition of selected work by the Mexican poet.
Fresco (Apr., $12.95) by Luljeta Lleshanaku is the Albanian poet's debut collection in English translation.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
Little River (Mar., $12.95) by Linda McCarriston explores the complexities of social and intellectual life.
OHIO UNIV. PRESS
Taken in Faith (Apr.; $14.95, cloth $28.95) by Helen Pinkerton represents a half-century of poetic output.
Borrowed Love Poems (Apr., $17) by John Yau extends multiple autobiographical selves to explore the inconstancy of identity and fact. Author publicity.
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Jazz Fan Looks Back (Apr.; $14, cloth $22) by Jayne Cortez. The poet/bandleader writes about jazz figures she has known, from Duke Ellington to Miles Davis.
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (Aug., $16.95), edited by Afaa Michael Weaver. Essays survey how African-American poetry and prose writers have viewed black family life.
SHAMBLING GATE PRESS
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On the Downhill Side: The Collected Poems of William Hedrington (Mar., $19.95), edited by Michael Smith, is an appreciation of the poet who died at the age of 23. Advertising.
SOFT SKULL PRESS
Surviving the Moment of Impact (Mar., $14) by T. Cole Rachel perceives the human experience as a series of explosive contradictions.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poems (Mar., $16), edited by Brooke Horvath and Tim Wiles, is a poetic celebration of baseball from 92 poets.
The Autobiography of Somebody Else (Mar., $14.95) by Jeffrey Ethan Lee narrates the poet's ultimate acceptance of every part of his identity.
Storm Damage (Mar., $14.95) by Melissa Hotchkiss catalogues anger, alienation and tension using small gestures and shifts of syntax.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Visible Ink (Mar., $14.95) by George Starbuck, edited by Kathryn Starbuck and Elizabeth Meese, is the final collection of verse from a rhyme-builder. Advertising.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
From the Other Side of Night/Del otro lado de la noche: New and Selected Poems (Mar.; $17.95, cloth $35) by Francisco X. Alarcón. The Chicano poet faces social, sexual and historical issues.
Out There Somewhere (Mar.; $16.95, cloth $35) by Simon Ortiz depicts the edgy dynamics between Euro-Americans and Native Americans through the lens of his Acoma culture.
UNIV. OF CHICAGO PRESS
The Little Field of Self (Apr., $14) by Doreen Gildroy renders the depths of devotion and of the devoted.
UNIV. OF GEORGIA PRESS
Hammer and Blaze: A Gathering of Contemporary Poets (Aug.; $24.95, cloth $50), edited by Ellen Bryant Voigt and Heather McHugh, anthologizes 59 poets.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Like Thunder: Poets Respond to Violence in America (Mar.; $19.95, cloth $44.95), edited by Virgil Suarez and Ryan G. Van Cleave, gathers 140 poems on the effects of violence.
Spar (Apr., $13) by Karen Volkman conveys the simultaneous allure and danger of the unknown.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
The Volcano Sequence (Apr., $12.95) by Alicia Suskin Ostriker is the 10th book of poetry from the two-time finalist for the National Book Award.
WHITE PINE PRESS
Carving Hawk: New and Selected Poems 1956-2000 (Apr., $17) by Maurice Kenny is culled from the Native American poet's entire career.
Salute--to Singing (May, $13.95) by Gennady Aygi is a Russian/English bilingual edition animated by Chuvash and Tatar folkloric themes.