Blue Iris: Poems and Essays (Oct., $22) by Mary Oliver offers poetry and prose about flowers, trees and plants. Advertising.
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Mercy (Sept.; $22, paper $14.95) by Lucille Clifton is a new collection by the National Book Award winner.
COPPER CANYON PRESS
In the Dark (Sept., $22) by Ruth Stone. Composed while Stone was going blind, this collection is filled with winter, fractals and passionate aging.
Interlink and Forty More Poems on the Nature/Humankind Interrelation (Nov., $14.95) by Victoria C.G. Greenleaf, M.D. This companion volume to Into a Mirror and Through a Lens continues Greenleaf's exploration of the poetic side of a psychiatrist's life.
A Second Space (Oct., $23.95) by Czeslaw Milosz. The 93-year-old Nobel laureate writes on questions of aging and mortality.
WM. B. EERDMANS
Between Two Souls: Conversations with Ryokan (Sept., $20) by Mary Lou Kownacki fashions a conversation in poetry between a modern-day Roman Catholic nun and the 19th-century Zen monk Ryokan.
Emerson: Poems (Sept., $12.95) by Ralph Waldo Emerson. These poems reveal the more intimate side of the "Sage of Concord."
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Inner Voices: Selected Poems, 1963—2003 (Oct., $30) by Richard Howard draws from Pulitzer Prize—winner Howard's 12 books of poetry. Advertising.
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Blinking with Fists: Poems (Oct., $18) by Billy Corgan is by the singer/songwriter for the band Smashing Pumpkins.
Gilgamesh: A New English Version (Oct., $24) by Stephen Mitchell is a new rendering of the epic. Advertising. Author tour.
DAVID R. GODINE
Lettered Creatures (Nov.; $19.95, slip-cased limited edition $100) by Brad Leithauser, drawings by Mark Leithauser, is an alphabet book with an eight-line poem opposite each pencil drawing.
Collected Poems 1943—2004 (Dec., $30) by Richard Wilbur includes several new and never-before-published works. Author publicity.
Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime (Oct., $16) by Roger Housden contemplates being human through poems on life and death and seeing ourselves in relation to the world.
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William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems (Oct., $20), edited by Robert Pinsky, brings together a very personal selection by one of the 20th century's great poets. $20,000 ad/promo for the American Poet Project.
John Berryman: Selected Poems (Oct., $20), edited by Kevin Young. One of today's poets selects and introduces the work of an underappreciated 20th-century master. $20,000 ad/promo for the American Poet Project.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Joy in the Morning: Poems (Oct.; $26.95, paper $16.95) by Claude Wilkinson offers joy in nature's delicate details and memory's refining power. Advertising.
MANOR HOUSE PUBLICATIONS
White Feather: A Journey to Peace (Sept., $21.95) by Suzanne Stutman. Poems expose those who have experienced trauma and witnessed the human spirit's beauty. 25,000 first printing Advertising. Author tour.
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Unrecounted (Nov., $22.95) by W.G. Sebald, lithographs by Jan Peter Tripp, includes Micropoems as well as essays by the late Sebald and Andrea Köhler.
Songbook (Nov., $19.95) by Alicia Keys offers never-before-published poems from Keys's journal and lyrics from her Grammy Award—winning CDs, "Songs in A Minor" and "The Diary of Alicia Keys." Advertising.
RED ROCK PRESS
Celebration: The Christmas Candle Book with Poems of Light (Oct., $9.95) by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer includes a collection of antique Christmas cards.
In Medias Res (Oct., $20.95) by Karen An-hwei Lee is the winner of the 2003 Kathryn A. Morton poetry prize.
The Best American Poetry 2004 (Sept., $30), edited by Lyn Hejinian, David Lahman series editor, is the annual edition of this anthology.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
American Compass (Sept.; $25, paper $15) by Bill Meissner muses on growing up in America and remarks on the state of American culture.
Gitanjali: Offerings of Song and Art (Sept., $19.95) by Rabindranath Tagore, paintings by Mark W. McGinnis, features the poet, playwright, novelist and Nobel Prize— winner for literature.
WESLEYAN UNIV. PRESS
Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965—2003 (Nov., $34.95) by Jean Valentine offers the work of an innovative poet.