Some of the Goods

Used Books: December 19, 2016

Greetings! Yes, it’s only been a couple of weeks since our last used books post, but year’s end nears (shockingly close), and a veritable bevy of potential poetry presents may be just what you need, either as respite from the season’s scramble or as the solution to it. Happy holiday hunting! * * * Men… Read more »

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Used Books: December 8, 2016

The call has been answered! A marvelous stock of used books is proffered you below. A fair number are rarities, but a larger measure is of the more affordable ilk. And all exciting! So venture forth boldly. And please call or write with questions or requests, should you have them. *** The Man Who Loves… Read more »

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Used Books: October 13, 2016

Hello, all! We’d like to say first that we’re overjoyed to be posting used books again and excited for you to peruse the substantial list of new offerings. Second, scouting for used books out in the wild or from amongst whatever you might have to unload is oodles of fun, and—more importantly—it’s a fabulous way… Read more »

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The Orchard Green and Every Color by Zach Savich

$17.95 Omnidawn

Zach Savich treats life like a walk in the park—the literal sort. Perspective is paramount. Midsummer pleasantries awaiting him at the end of his block are elevated to ecstatic atoms of a fully embodied present, but handled so deftly, there’s no bombast to be found. A tenderness pervades, threads of pain too. With uncrowded lines… Read More

The Hermit by Lucy Ives

$17.95 The Song Cave

It might be that I am drawn to the subversion of traceable narrative, or to fractured consciousness, or simply to assembled chunks of quirky information and imagery, but The Hermit is my kind of book. Eighty numbered entries comprise a poet’s bedazzled journal—of the gifted primary-school kind—in which the rug is repeatedly whacked in search… Read More

Used Books: August 5, 2016

The days of summer are upon us . . . . And what better way to co-exist with heat than by browsing books at your local fan-cooled poetry shop? We’ve just added to our stock nearly 140 new and exciting used books and recordings, some of which you’ll find are rare and/or quite special. For those… Read more »

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Used Books: June 29, 2016

July is just around the corner, and the used-book drought’s been suspended! Some fresh treats await you below. As always, do call or write with questions, should you have them. * * * Starry Night by Marjorie Agosin ($3.50 pb) Flowers from the Volcano by Claribel Alegría ($3.50 pb) That Kind of Sleep by Susan… Read more »

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Popular Songs: The Political Poems of 1819–1820 by Percy Bysshe Shelley

$16 Entre Rios

Here it is, coinciding with our riotous election season,  Shelley’s rabble-rousing political poetry. In his time Percy Bysshe Shelley held strong anti-monarchical and anti-war feelings, letting these feelings live in powerful, strident poems. Entre Rios, the young Seattle poetry press, has produced a striking edition, typographically recreating the look of a polemical pamphlet of the time…. Read More

Keith Waldrop’s Selected Poems & Rosmarie Waldrop’s Gap Gardening: Selected Poems

$19.95 Omnidawn & $18.95 New Directions (respectively)

The Waldrops are what some might call a power couple. Co-founders and -editors of 55-year-old experimental press Burning Deck, and prolific poets/translators in their own right, Rosmarie and Keith have long published and written work outside the confines of neat categorization. It’s not any one thing all the time, but it’s never all over the place…. Read More

Recent Signed Books: Claudia Rankine

After her powerful and generous reading and talk closed out the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series, Claudia Rankine greeted and signed copies of her books for many of the hundreds of people in attendance. We very much appreciate her willingness to sign copies of Citizen: An American Lyric ($20), Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric ($16), Plot ($16), and The End… Read more »

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