World’d Too Much: The Selected Poetry of Russell Atkins
Ed. Kevin Prufer and Robert E. McDonough
Cleveland State University Poetry Center ($18.00)

Rumor has it that Gertrude Stein composed these poems well before her birth or long after her death.

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Agitprop
John Bradley
Spuyten Duyvil ($18.95)

Rumored to have been written by Roger Stone.  What the hell did that sad bastard Bradley ever do to Stone?

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Black Mountain Poems
Ed. Jonathan Creasy
New Directions ($16.95)

Who needs obscure, backwoods poets from some mountain in North Carolina when we have the poets of Instagram Mountain?

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The Mirror of My Heart: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry by Women
Edited and translated by Dick Davis
Mage Publishers ($45.00)

Why is it as I read this—”If I liked weak old men, why would I whine / About the one that I’ve already got?”—I keep thinking of Rudy Giuliani?

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Astro Poets: Your Guide to the Zodiac
Ed. Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky
Flatiron Books ($26.99)

Filed by Amazon under “Inspirational and Religious Poetry.”  Says it all.

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1919
Eve L. Ewing
Haymarket Books ($16.00)

When there’s history that smells so bad no one will go near it, you need a poet.  Make music out of this, Poet, they say.

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Build Yourself a Boat
Camonghne Felix
Haymarket Books ($16.99)

How you know you’re listening to a politician, or a poet: “I lie to keep it all intact.”

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River of Earth and Sky: Poems for the Twenty-First Century
Ed. Diane Frank
ue Light Press ($24.95)

What does it mean when the five blurbers who praise a book are all contributors to the anthology they blurb?  Maybe that’s what makes this “Poems for the Twenty-First Century”?

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Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman
Ed. Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell
City Lights Publishers ($19.95)

A book that deserves a title, such as (to borrow from Kaufman) “Celestial Hobo,” or “Singing The-Nail-in-the-Foot Song,” or “Someone Hurled an Eyelid at the Moon.”

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Arias
Sharon Olds
Knopf ($18.95)

If someone told you there’s an “Anal Aria” in this book, you’d say, “You’ve got to be kidding!”  Or would you say, “Yup, that’s Sharon Olds”?

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Witch Wife
Kiki Petrosino
Sarabande Books ($16.95)

Roger Stone is spreading the rumor that this was written by Melania Trump.

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Library of Small Catastrophes
Alison C. Rollins
Copper Canyon ($16.00)

Roger Stone must be working in the prison library.  This is so Roger: “only those who are forgotten go undisturbed.”

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Sonehouse’s Poems for Zen Monks
Stonehouse
Tr. Red Pine
Empty Bowl Press ($9.00)

If I’m a Zen monk, you must be the Buddha.  If you’re the Buddha, I need another good slap in the face.

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Casting Deep Shade
D. Wright
Copper Canyon Press ($32.00)

OK, I don’t care what they say.  Roger Stone didn’t, and couldn’t, write this book.