Today's post features a trio of forthcoming books on my watch-for list.
✭ No literary library will be complete without a copy of The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich 1950-2012 (W.W. Norton, April 12, 2016). The 960-page book, with an introduction by the poet Claudia Rankine, includes Diving Into the Wreck: Poems 1971-1972 and Atlas of the Difficult World: Poems 1988-1991.
W. W. Norton & Co. Page for Adrienne Rich
Indie Bound Page for Collected Poems
✭ California Poet Laureate Dana Gioia will celebrate a 30-year career retrospective with 99 Poems: New and Selected (Graywolf Press, March 1, 2016). The 208-page book, arranged thematically (imagination, stories, songs, love, mystery, place, remembrance), includes at least a dozen new poems.
Graywolf Press Page for 99 Poems
✭ Author Terese Svoboda's Anything That Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet (Schaffner Press, February 15, 2016) is the first full-length biography of the poet, artist, editor, and human rights activist.
Here's the book trailer: