2016 Poetry

2016 odyssey bookshop holiday newsletter


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By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor)
ISBN: 9780811225823
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Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - October 4th, 2016

A widely misunderstood poet, Emily Dickinson was so much more than the recluse dressed in white that springs to mind when her name is mentioned. She did prefer to be at home, yes, but she loved it fiercely. She was an essential participant in the daily activities of the Dickinson household, all the while scribbling lines on anything she could make a pencil mark on, including envelopes, some of which made their way to close friends, and some of which were later found with her other papers. The short poems on these envelopes are seeds of deep truth and examples of her very active process, which often included trying out several word choices on the fly; they are evidence of a person who was very much a passionate citizen of the world, very much alive. An essential for anyone who loves poetry. ~Margaret

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ISBN: 9781101946848
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - October 25th, 2016

I am probably the world’s biggest Anne Carson fan, so I may admit to a little bias, but her newest project is especially exciting to me. This new collection is presented as a series of bifold chapbooks on beautiful paper. They are meant to be read in any order, and in any combination. Carson has always straddled the line between classical scholar and experimental poet, so avid readers won’t be surprised to find that in addition to poems she has also included pieces of lectures, notes, and ephemera. A treat that can be read again and again, and comes as a beautiful box set that makes a great looking gift. ~Margaret