Graham Christian

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Between Lakes

Harrison’s continued journey through a past tinged with regrets and melancholy should be most gratifying to readers of Ted Kooser and Billy Collins.
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Hosts and Guests

Like award-wining poet Christian Wiman, Klug bears witness to the fruitful cross-pollinations of contemporary poetry and contemporary religious faith, and like Wiman, he is worth watching. This new collection will reward attentive readers, regardless of their religious beliefs.
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Andalusian Hours: Poems from the Porch of Flannery O’Connor

O’Donnell’s sonnet sequence is brave and witty and just the thing for ardent readers of O’Connor herself.

Country, Living

An excellent introduction to the concerns and style of one of the most characteristic voices in poetry today, this collection is both timely and touching.

The Park

A fine collection of spare, somber lyrics from an important figure in contemporary writing; with this volume, Freeman steps forward for merited attention as a poet in his own right. [See Barbara Hoffert’s “Versifying,” LJ 1/20.]

The Death of Sitting Bear: New and Selected Poems

An admirable capstone to a distinguished literary career, this splendid selection should be a treasure for Momaday’s readers and an excellent introduction for those new to Native American writing.
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Survival Is a Style

Essential for Wiman’s readers, this new collection will also speak to any poet or reader alienated by the hard cynicism of much contemporary verse.

The Hardy Tree

Any new collection by Bierds is a blessing, and this one will not disappoint; her sensitive poems about Turing are lessons for aspiring readers or poets on the application of history to the creative impulse and power of poetry to illuminate the past.
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The Government Lake: Last Poems

Tate’s readers will not be disappointed in his final work, which evinces no diminishment of his talent or failure of his wry-necked perspective on worldly experience.

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