The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

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    For the eight-week period ending May 17, 2010, and based on sales in hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide.

    1.

    Ballistics
    Billy Collins, Random House, $15, 9780812975611

    2.

    The Best of It: New and Selected Poems
    Kay Ryan, Grove Press, $24, 9780802119148

    3.

    The Prophet
    Kahlil Gibran, Knopf, $15, 9780394404288

    4.

    Nox
    Anne Carson, New Directions, $29.95, 9780811218702

    5.

    New and Selected Poems: Volume One
    Mary Oliver, Beacon, $17, 9780807068779

    6.

    The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing
    Kevin Young (Ed.), Bloomsbury, $24, 9781608190331

    7.

    The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays
    Mary Oliver, Beacon, $14, 9780807068854

    8.

    The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems
    Robert Hass, Ecco, $34.99, 9780061923821

    9.

    Leavings
    Wendell Berry, Counterpoint, $23, 9781582435343

    10.

    Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds
    Billy Collins (Ed.), David Allen Sibley (Illus.), Columbia University Press, $22.95, 9780231150842

    11.

    The Gift
    Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky (Trans.), Compass, $17, 9780140195811

    12.

    Red Bird
    Mary Oliver, Beacon, $14, 9780807068939

    13.

    Sailing Alone Around the Room
    Billy Collins, Random House, $14.95, 9780375755194

    14.

    Evidence
    Mary Oliver, Beacon, $23, 9780807068984

    15.

    The Essential Rumi
    Jalal al-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks (Trans.), Harper, $14.99, 9780062509598

    16.

    Good Poems
    Garrison Keillor (Ed.), Penguin, $18, 9780142003442

    17.

    Good Poems for Hard Times
    Garrison Keillor (Ed.), Penguin, $16, 9780143037675

    18.

    The Shadow of Sirius
    W.S. Merwin, Copper Canyon, $16, 9781556593109

    19.

    New and Selected Poems, Volume 2
    Mary Oliver, Beacon, $16, 9780807068878

    20.

    Song of Myself: And Other Poems
    Walt Whitman, Counterpoint, $23, 9781582435718

    21.

    Why I Wake Early: New Poems
    Mary Oliver, Beacon, $14, 9780807068793

    22.

    The Inferno
    Dante Alighieri, Signet Classics, $5.95, 9780451531391

    23.

    Love Poems
    Pablo Neruda, New Directions, $11.95, 9780811217293

    24.

    The Trouble With Poetry: And Other Poems
    Billy Collins, Random House, $13.95, 9780375755217

    25.

    White Egrets
    Derek Walcott, FSG, $24, 9780374289294