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National Poetry Month - April

How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

Poetry

By: Barbara Kingsolver
Narrated by: Barbara Kingsolver
Length: 2 hours 12 minutes

“Kingsolver writes poetry that is both accessible and profound. This is the kind of collection you’ll loan out to a friend or relative and never get back. You should probably go ahead and buy two or three all at once! Read more

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A Mystery of Mysteries

The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Mark Dawidziak
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 10 hours 37 minutes

A Mystery of Mysteries is a brilliant biography of Edgar Allan Poe that examines the renowned author’s life through the prism of his mysterious death and its many possible causes.It is a moment shrouded in horror and mystery. Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, at just forty, in a painful, utterly bizarre manner that would not have been out... Read more

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The Wonder of Small Things

Poems of Peace and Renewal

By: James Crews
Narrated by: James Crews
Length: 3 hours 3 minutes

The editor of the bestselling poetry anthologies How to Love the World and The Path to Kindness presents a collection of highly accessible, uplifting poetry celebrating the small wonders and peaceful moments of everyday life.

James Crews, editor of two best-selling poetry anthologies, How to Love the World and The Path to Kindness, presents an... Read more

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This Is the Honey

An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets

By: Kwame Alexander
Narrated by: Mahogany L. Brown & Joel Damany Steingold
Length: 4 hours 11 minutes

A breathtaking poetry collection on hope, heart, and heritage from the most prominent and promising Black poets and writers of our time, edited by Why Fathers Cry at Night author and #1 New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander. In this comprehensive and vibrant poetry anthology, bestselling author and poet Kwame Alexander curates a... Read more

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Blue Horses

Poems

By: Mary Oliver
Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
Length: 47 minutes

In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature.Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest, the seeming... Read more

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How to Love a Country

Poems

By: Richard Blanco
Narrated by: Richard Blanco
Length: 2 hours 11 minutes

A timely and moving collection from the renowned inaugural poet on issues facing our country and people—immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more.

Through an oracular yet intimate and accessible voice, Richard Blanco addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that... Read more

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Black Girl, Call Home

By: Jasmine Mans
Narrated by: Jasmine Mans
Length: 1 hour 50 minutes

“This collection. Have you ever closed a book and suddenly felt that all that you are, all that you've seen has somehow been made tangible through another's voice? Have you ever felt called in to let go, to be heard, and to be seen? That is what Mans has done here. I will forever hold onto the beautiful ways in which Jasmine pulls apart and gives... Read more

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What Kind of Woman

Poems

By: Kate Baer
Narrated by: Kate Baer
Length: 1 hour 2 minutes

An Instant #1 New York Times BestsellerA Goop Book Club Pick""If you want your breath to catch and your heart to stop, turn to Kate Baer.""--Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo
A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships of being a woman in the world today, and the many roles we play - mother, partner, and friend.“When life... Read more

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Everything Comes Next

Collected and New Poems

By: Naomi Shihab Nye
Narrated by: Naomi Shihab Nye & James Patrick Cronin
Length: 3 hours 8 minutes

“I have never heard such a profound take on an onion. And most of Nye's poems in this collection are very much the same - finding beauty and meaning in the mundane. I found myself brought to tears on multiple occasions, from happiness and sadness both. Everything Comes Next is undeniably powerful in its simplicity and gentleness. Nye does not... Read more

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We Want Our Bodies Back

Poems

By: jessica Care moore
Narrated by: jessica Care moore
Length: 2 hours 1 minute

“Lyrical poems that will spark a lot of emotion, and maybe even a call to action. This little book is incredibly powerful! Makes for a great listen on Libro.fm as well. Read more

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Letters to a Young Poet

By: Rainer Maria Rilke
Narrated by: Marc Allen
Length: 1 hour 50 minutes

These have been called the most famous and beloved letters of the past century. Rainer Maria Rilke himself said that much of his creative expression went into his correspondence, and here he touches upon a wide range of subjects that will interest writers, artists, and thinkers. This luminous translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's classic offers... Read more

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The Hurting Kind

By: Ada Limón
Narrated by: Ada Limón
Length: 1 hour 41 minutes

An astonishing collection about interconnectedness—between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves—from National Book Critics Circle Award winner, National Book Award finalist and U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón.“I have always been too sensitive, a weeper / from a long line of weepers,” writes Limón. “I am the hurting kind.” What does it... Read more

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Time Is a Mother

By: Ocean Vuong
Narrated by: Ocean Vuong
Length: 1 hour 43 minutes

“Ocean Vuong comes home in his second full-length collection, exploring grief, violence, masculinity and queer life in America. Whether shoveling snow, reversing time, or losing his mother, Vuong will crack you open and heal you. Read more

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Homie

Poems

By: Danez Smith
Narrated by: Danez Smith
Length: 1 hour 32 minutes

“In their third collection, Danez Smith shakes to life the parts of people that have gone to sleep waiting for this time in the world to be over. Those emotions that raise up too much anger or grief — all of them are alive again and seen and spoken for with utmost care and a tremendously welcome sense of humor. Pick this book up and carry it with... Read more

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A Fortune For Your Disaster

Poems

By: Hanif Abdurraqib
Narrated by: Hanif Abdurraqib
Length: 1 hour 36 minutes

“Poetry in audio form is such a bonus, and Hanif gifts us with small stories and background information as he reads. Perfect for poetry lovers and perfect for people ready to discover. Read more

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The Wild Delight of Wild Things

By: Brian Turner
Narrated by: Brian Turner
Length: 1 hour 45 minutes

Although grief is at the forefront of these poems, The Wild Delight of Wild Things is a simple love letter to Turner's late wife, poet Ilyse Kusnetz (1966-2016). 

The poems are also a love letter to our planet during the ongoing sixth mass extinction. Intertwining this immense grief, Turner explores the hybrid borderlands of genre, and the... Read more

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Lord of the Butterflies

Button Poetry

By: Andrea Gibson
Narrated by: Andrea Gibson
Length: 1 hour 39 minutes

Andrea Gibson’s latest collection is a masterful showcase from the poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. With artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family, Lord of the Butterflies is a new peak in Gibson’s career. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough... Read more

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Falling Back in Love with Being Human

Letters to Lost Souls

By: Kai Cheng Thom
Narrated by: Kai Cheng Thom
Length: 1 hour 34 minutes

A national bestseller in Canada, hailed by The New York Times as an “intimate expression of self-acceptance and forgiveness, tenderly written to fellow trans women and others.”

“Required reading.”—Glennon Doyle, #1 bestselling author of Untamed


A THEM AND AUTOSTRADDLE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD


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Just Kids

By: Patti Smith
Narrated by: Patti Smith
Length: 9 hours 50 minutes

In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies. An honest and moving story of youth and friendship, Smith brings the... Read more

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The Big Sea

An Autobiography

By: Langston Hughes & Arnold Rampersad
Narrated by: Dominic Hoffman
Length: 10 hours 37 minutes

Langston Hughes, born in 1902, came of age early in the 1920s. In The Big Sea he recounts those memorable years in the two great playgrounds of the decade--Harlem and Paris. In Paris he was a cook and waiter in nightclubs. He knew the musicians and dancers, the drunks and dope fiends. In Harlem he was a rising young poet--at the center of the... Read more

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