Ithaca (Nov.; $14.95, cloth $20) by Francisca Aguirre. A contemporary Spanish poet retells the Greek myth of Odysseus from Penelope's perspective.
Femme's Dictionary (Nov.; $13.95, cloth $25.95) by Carol Guess is a first collection of poetry.
COPPER CANYON PRESS
Cooling Time: An American Poetry Vigil (Feb., $15) by C.D. Wright. This meditation interconnects poetry, memoir and essay.
DAVID R. GODINE
The Poems of Charles Reznikoff, 1918—1975 (Feb.; $19.95, cloth, $35), edited by Seamus Cooney, is a complete collection of Reznikoff's shorter poems. A Black Sparrow book.
Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric (Sept., $14) by Claudia Rankine investigates America's collective loneliness in this time of war, racial violence and commercialism. Advertising. Author tour.
The Eye Like a Strange Balloon (Nov., $13) by Mary Jo Bang looks to the visual arts for inspiration.
HOLY COW! PRESS
Sea Smoke (Oct., $12.95) by Louis Jenkins gathers 60 new prose poems.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV. PRESS
Words Brushed by Music: Twenty-Five Years of the Johns Hopkins Poetry Series (Nov., $12.95), edited by John T. Irwin, includes poems by John Hollander, Josephine Jacobsen, Charles Martin and others.
Strike Sparks: Selected Poems, 1980—2002 (Nov.; $16.95, cloth $28.95) by Sharon Olds contains 107 of Olds' poems drawn from her seven published volumes. Advertising.
Collected Later Poems (Jan., $15) by Anthony Hecht brings together his three most recent collections of The Transparent Man, Flight Among the Tombs and The Darkness and the Light. Advertising.
A Glass Half Full (Sept., $12.95) by Felix Dennis collects poems by the owner of Dennis Publishing which produces Maxim, Stuff and Blender magazines).
Antipoems: How to Look Better & Feel Great (Sept., $14.95) by Nicanor Parra is the first major collection of subversive poetry in almost 20 years by the 90-year-old Chilean.
The Last News of Mr. Nobody (Jan., $17) by Emmanuel Moses, trans. by Marilyn Backer et al., is the first English language edition by the poet from Paris and Jerusalem.
Sappho: Poems (Oct., $11.95), trans. by Willis Barnstone, is a contemporary translation.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV. PRESS
Twenty-First Century Blues (Sept., $13.95) by Richard Cecil. Death, fame, art and religion become comic subjects in this fourth collection.
Poem a Day: Volume 3 (Oct., $19.95), edited by Retta Bowen et al., is a collection of 366 poems.
SYRACUSE UNIV. PRESS
A Time Between Ashes (Sept., $19.95) by Adonis is the first English translation of a work by an award-winning Arab poet.
Locket (Oct., $16.95) by Catherine Daly traverses the subjects of life, love, and loss with humor and sense.
UNIV. OF IOWA PRESS
Red, White, and Blues: Poets on the Promise of America (Nov., $19.95), edited by Virgil Suárez and Ryan G. Van Cleave, celebrates America and its diverse citizens.
UNIV. OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Leopold's Maneuvers (Oct.; $14.95, cloth, $27.95) by Cortney Davis brings the experience of a nurse practitioner who confronts the frailties, passions and power of the flesh.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Into Another Time: Grand Canyon Reflections (Oct., $12.95) by Margaret Randall. Randall describes her long love affair with the Grand Canyon.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Babel (Nov., $12.95) by Barbara Hamby. These whirlwinds of words and sounds form vistas and images; winner of the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry.
You Drive Me Crazy: Love Poems for Real Life (Jan., $12.95), edited by Mary D. Esselman and Elizabeth Ash Vélez, celebrates commitment, passion and everlasting love. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
WESLEYAN UNIV. PRESS
The Last Clear Narrative (Oct., $13.95) by Rachel Zucker gathers poems about marriage and motherhood.
WHITE PINE PRESS
With Eyes and Soul: Images of Cuba (Oct., $19) by Nancy Morejon, photos by Milton Rogovin. Afro-Cuban poet Morejon wrote and selected poems to accompany the Cuban photos of Rogovin.