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1.The Poet X, Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.

Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

“Acevedo has amplified the voices of girls en el barrio who are equal parts goddess, saint, warrior, and hero.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street

  1. Women of resistance: poems for a new feminism, A collection with a feminist ethos that cuts across race, gender identity, and sexuality.Creative activists have reacted to the 2016 Presidential election in myriad ways. Editors Danielle Barnhart and Iris Mahan have drawn on their profound knowledge of the poetry scene to put together an extraordinary list of poets taking a feminist stance against the new authority. What began as an informal collaboration of like-minded poets—to be released as a handbound chapbook—has grown into something far more substantial and ambitious: a fully fledged anthology of women’s resistance, with a portion of proceeds supporting Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights.Representing the complexity and diversity of contemporary womanhood and bolstering the fight against racism, sexism, and violence, this collection unites powerful new writers, performers, and activists with established poets. Contributors include Elizabeth Acevedo, Sandra Beasley, Jericho Brown, Mahogany L. Browne, Danielle Chapman, Tyehimba Jess, Kimberly Johnson, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Maureen N. McLane, Joyce Peseroff, Mary Ruefle, Trish Salah, Patricia Smith, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker.
  2. The undressing: poems, Celebrated poet Li-Young Lee returns with a breathtaking new volume about the violence of desire and the peace of love.The Undressing is a tonic for spiritual anemia; it attempts to uncover things hidden since the dawn of the world. Short of achieving that end, these mysterious, unassuming poems investigate the human violence and dispossession increasingly prevalent around the world, as well as the horrors the poet grew up with as a child of refugees. Lee draws from disparate sources, including the Old Testament, the Dao De Jing, and the music of the Wu Tang Clan. While the ostensive subjects of these layered, impassioned poems are wide-ranging, their driving engine is a burning need to understand our collective human mission.
  3. Black girl magic: a poem, Black Girl, they say you ain’t ‘posed to be here. Much of what twenty-first century culture tells black girls is not pretty: Don’t wear this; don’t smile at that. Don’t have an opinion; don’t dream big. And most of all, don’t love yourself. In response to such destructive ideas, internationally recognized poet Mahogany Browne challenges the conditioning of society by crafting an anthem of strength and magic undeniable in its bloom for all beautiful Black girls. She has travelled the world sharing her vision of Black Girl Magic, and now in collaboration with artist Jess X. Snow, presents her acclaimed tribute in a visual form.Black Girl Magic is a journey from girlhood to womanhood and an invitation to readers to find magic in themselves.
  4. Hera Lindsay Bird, New Zealand’s best-selling poetry collection, from the mysterious force behind such classics as ‘Monica’ (as in, the one from Friends) and ‘Keats is Dead so F**k Me from Behind’this impressive debut has established Hera Lindsay Bird as a good girl……with many beneficial thoughts and feelings……with themes as varied as snow and tears, the poems in this collection shine with the fantastic cream of who she is…………….juxtaposing many classical and modern breezes

    Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog……or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert………

    this is at once an intelligent and compelling fantasy of tenderness……

    heart-breaking and charged with trees……without once sacrificing the forest…………

    whether you are masturbating luxuriously in your parents’ sleepout……….

    ……….or pushing a pork roast home in a vintage pram……………….

    this is the book for you………………………………………

    heroically and compulsively stupid…………………………………………………………

    …………………………………………………..whipping you once again into medieval sunlight.

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