Today, Thursday's Three presents two recently published poetry collections and a collection of poetry-related writings to consider adding to your own bookshelves.
✭ Run the Red Lights (Copper Canyon Press, November 2016) by Ed Skoog ~ Skoog's other published collections, also from Copper Canyon, include Rough Day (2013) and Mister Skylight (2009). He also has written three chapbooks.
Skoog, who lives in Portland, Oregon, is the recipient of numerous poetry awards, including Poetry Society of America's Lyric Poetry Award (2007) and the Faulkner Marble Faun Prize in Poetry (2005).
Read "Run the Red Lights" at Copper Nickel.
Ed Skoog Profiles at Academy of American Poets, Kansas Literature, Kansas Poets, Poetry Foundation, and Poetry Society of America
Copper Canyon Press on FaceBook
✭ My Lost Poets: A Life in Poetry (Knopf, November 2016) by Philip Levine (1928-2015) ~ Titled after the last speech Levine gave as U.S. Poet Laureate (2011-2012), the posthumously published book features Levine's essays, speeches, and journal entries about poets such as John Berryman, Robert Lowell, and William Carlos Williams, as well as his writings on jazz, Detroit's working population, and the people and events that influenced him.
Levine's The Last Shift: Poems (Knopf) also was published in November.
✭ Against Sunset (W.W. Norton, November 2016) by Stanley Plumly ~ Maryland's Poet Laureate, Plumly is the author of more than a half-dozen other award-winning collections.
Stanley Plumly Profiles at Academy of American Poets, Poetry Foundation, University of Maryland, Writing Without Paper, and W.W. Norton
Stanley Plumly on FaceBook