Milkweed Poets

World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571313652
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Published: Milkweed Editions - September 8th, 2020

A New York Times Best Seller
Barnes & Noble 2020 Book of the Year
A Kirkus Prize Finalist for Nonfiction
A Southern Book Prize Finalist
An NPR Best Book of 2020
An Esquire Best Book of 2020
A BookPage Best Book of 2020
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2020

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ISBN: 9781556595264
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 10th, 2018

Nezhukumatathil's poems contain elegant twists of a very sharp knife. She writes about the natural world and how we live in it, filling each poem, each page with a true sense of wonder. --Roxane Gay

"Cultural strands are woven into the DNA of her strange, lush... poems. Aphorisms...from another dimension." --The New York Times

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ISBN: 9781932195583
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Published: Tupelo Press - January 15th, 2011

From Publishers Weekly: Nezhukumatathil's fourth book is fascinated with the small mechanisms of being, whether natural, personal, or imagined. Everything from eating eels in the Ozark mountains to the history of red dye finds a rich life in her poems.

In Accelerated Silence: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781571315151
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Published: Milkweed Editions - February 11th, 2020

"The thin knife that severed your tumor," writes Brooke Matson in these poems, "it cleaves me still." What to do when a world is split--terribly, wholly--by grief? When the loss of the beloved undermines the most stable foundations, the most sacred spaces, of that world?

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ISBN: 9781571315175
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Published: Milkweed Editions - February 9th, 2021

"From that day on the surface was never enough."

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ISBN: 9781571315168
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Published: Milkweed Editions - June 8th, 2021

"Sometimes," writes Michael Kleber-Diggs writes in this winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, "everything reduces to circles and lines."