National Poetry Month 2015

Dear Reader,

Okay, maybe April is our favorite month. We are always excited to celebrate National Poetry Month, though we celebrate poetry every day at DIESEL. This month we have an all-audio newsletter with poetry read by DIESEL booksellers. If you've been following us throughout the years, you'll know we've been doing poetry videos, one a day, for the month of April. This year, we've added a new twist: testimonials of our memorable encounters with poetry, along with readings of the poems that inspired them.

We hope you enjoy the recordings in this newsletter and link through to the daily videos the whole month. Poetry can be a strange, musical, brilliant addition to our lives, tilting us toward greater appreciation, empathy, insight and pleasure. Hearing it is a great way to be introduced to a poem. As the British poet Basil Bunting said of how to read poetry: "first time sound, second time sense."

Happy Listening & Reading!

John & all DIESELfolk



Three Books: Body Rags; Mortal Acts, Mortal Words; The Past Cover Image
ISBN: 9780618219117
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - April 1st, 2002

What about This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford Cover Image
By Frank Stanford, Dean Young (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781556594687
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 14th, 2015

If the Tabloids Are True What Are You?: Poems and Artwork Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555976842
Availability: Backordered
Published: Graywolf Press - August 19th, 2014

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The Poetry Deal Cover Image
ISBN: 9781931404150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: City Lights Books - October 28th, 2014

e. e. cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780871407108
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 23rd, 2013

The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats: Volume 1: The Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9780684807317
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scribner Book Company - September 9th, 1996

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Return to My Native Land Cover Image
By Aime Cesaire, John Berger (Translator), Anna Bostock (Translator)
ISBN: 9781935744948
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Published: Archipelago Books - June 3rd, 2014