Love Poetry Out Loud (Feb., $14.95), edited by Robert Alden Rubin, celebrates romance in 100 poems old and new.
GEORGE BRAZILLER (dist. by Norton)
Sweet Fire: Tullia d’Aragona’s Poetry of Dialogue and Selected Prose (Feb.; $15.95, cloth $27.50) by Tullia d’Aragona, trans. and edited by Elizabeth Pallittoe, collects works by and about the Italian Renaissance poet and philosopher.
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The Architecture of Language (Oct.; $15, cloth $24.95) by Quincy Troupe. The author of Transcircularities pays tribute to art, sports and the natural world.
COPPER CANYON PRESS
So What: New and Selected Poems 1973—2005 (Sept., $18) by Taha Muhammad Ali, trans. by Peter Cole and Gabriel Levin. This bilingual collection marks the American debut of the Palestinian poet.
Hands Washing Water (Oct., $15) by Chris Abani contains new poems from the novelist and Nigerian exile.
Donegal Suite (Dec., $13.95) by John P. McNamee evokes the peaceful tranquillity of Ireland.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
James Fenton: Selected Poems (Oct., $13) by James Fenton collects the British poet’s verses after 1982’s The Memory of War.
Robert Lowell: Selected Poems (Nov., $17) edited by Frank Bidart, showcases some 200 works from Lowell’s earlier volumes.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIV. PRESS
Kitchen Heat: Poems (Sept.; $17.95, cloth $45) by Ava Leavell Haymon records the charm and bite of domestic life.
MERCER UNIV. PRESS
Under the Rock Umbrella: Contemporary Poets, 1951—1977 (Sept., $35), edited by William Walsh, brings together poems influenced by rock and roll.
Uncoded Woman (Dec., $14.95) by Anne-Marie Oomen follows her fictional narrator through the infinite compromises of poverty.
NORTHWESTERN UNIV. PRESS
Logorrhea (Nov., $14.95) by Adrian C. Louis contains new work from the Native American poet.
At the Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems (Nov., $14.95), trans. by Paul Schmidt, includes poems by Mandelstam, Akhmatova and Pasternak.
OREGON STATE UNIV. PRESS
Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets (Oct., $22.95), edited by David Biespiel, showcases more than 80 poets, including Madeline De Frees and John Haines.
My American Kundiman (Oct., $13.95) by Patrick Rosal. The Filipino poet offers a love song, or kundiman, for America.
RAINCOAST BOOKS (dist. by PGW)
Black (Sept., $18.95) by George Elliott Clarke mixes outrage and love with comments on race and culture.
TALONBOOKS (dist. by Northwestern univ. Press)
The Rap Canterbury Tales (Sept., $24.95) by Baba Brinkman, illus. by Erik Brinkman, updates Chaucer’s tales for a new generation.
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Frozen Accident (Oct., $13.95) by Alfred Arteaga chronicles a trip to California, the last stop for Western culture.
Other Fugitives and Other Strangers (Sept., $16.95) by Rigoberto Gonzalez journeys into the intimate language of the male body.
UNIV. OF ARIZONA PRESS
Adobe Odes (Oct., $15.95) by Pat Mora. Inspired by Pablo Neruda, Mora celebrates the ordinary in unordinary lyrics.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Waking Stone: Inventions on the Life of Harriet Hosmer (Oct., $16) by Carole Simmons Oles breathes life back into the 19th-century sculptor and her work.
UNIV. OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Puerto Rican Poetry: An Anthology from Aboriginal to Contemporary Times (Jan., $28.95), edited by Roberto Marquez, highlights works by 64 poets.
UNIV. OF NOTRE DAME PRESS
The Curator of Silence (Nov., $18) by Jude Nutter ponders silence and the human experiences that enliven and deepen that silence.
UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Domain of Perfect Affection (Sept., $14) by Robin Becker explores the conditions under which we experience and resist pleasure.
WHITE PINE PRESS
Cures Include Travel (Sept., $14) by Susan Rich draws the reader into the lives of ordinary people on nearly every continent. 8-city author tour.