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Apollo in the Grass, Selected Poems by Aleksandr Kushner

Translated by Carol Ueland and Robert Carnevale

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

July 2015

 

Mostly written after the fall of the Soviet Union, Aleksandr Kushner’s Apollo in the Grass presents poems that, for the most part, are published in English for the very first time. After a brief introduction from the translators, this collection displays poems with traditional form but with highly provocative content, diving into an everyday world filled with both the mythical and historical. Some poems are without titles while others have headings, titles, and dedications.

 

I Am Flying Into Myself, Selected Poems by Bill Knott

Edited by Thomas Lux

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

February 2017

 

Bill Knot was an American poet who was known for his satire, hatred of clichés, and lyrical poetry. This collection, I Am Flying Into Myself, includes poems written between the years of 1960 and 2014, his year of death. The poems vary in length, form, and punctuation.

 

A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in the Trash, Book by Alexander Masters

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

October 2016

 

Two friends of Alexander Masters came across 148 handwritten notebooks one day in an old trashcan. The friends dumped them on Masters’ front step and he got to work creating the book A Life Discarded: 148 Diaries Found in the Trash. Some of the notebooks were filled with useless notes, some were falling apart, and others had the royal emblems of George VI on them. Each held a unique story and Masters catalogued them all in this masterful biography about the lives of anonymous people.