The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at hundreds of independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 6, 2012.

    1. Horoscopes for the Dead
    Billy Collins, Random House, $15, 9780812975628

    2. Swan: Poems and Prose Poems
    Mary Oliver, Beacon, $14, 9780807069141

    3. The Prophet
    Khalil Gibran, Knopf, $15, 9780394404288

    4. Good Poems, American Places
    Various Authors, Garrison Keillor (Intro.), Penguin, $18, 9780143120766

    5. She Walks in Beauty
    Caroline Kennedy (Ed.), Hyperion, $24.99, 9781401341459

    6. New Collected Poems
    Wendell Berry, Counterpoint, $30, 9781582438153

    7. The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
    Rita Dove (Ed.), Penguin, $40, 9780143106432

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

    9. Collected Poems
    Jack Gilbert, Knopf, $35, 9780307269683

    10. Head Off & Split: Poems
    Nikky Finney, Triquarterly, $15.95, 9780810152168

    11. A Year With Hafiz: Daily Contemplations
    Hafiz, Penguin, $18, 9780143117544

    12. The Essential Rumi
    Jalal al-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks (Trans.), Harper, $15.99, 9780062509598

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

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

    15. The Conference of the Birds
    Peter Sís, Penguin Press, $27.95, 9781594203060

    16. The Gift
    Hafiz, Compass, $18, 9780140195811

    17. The Best of It: New and Selected Poems
    Kay Ryan, Grove, $14.95, 9780802145215

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

    19. Howl: And Other Poems
    Allen Ginsberg, City Lights, $7.95, 9780872860179

    20. The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems
    Tomas Transtromer, New Directions, $17.95, 9780811216722

    21. The Best American Poetry
    Kevin Young (Ed.), Scribner, $16, 9781439181492

    22. Ten Poems to Say Goodbye
    Roger Housden, Harmony, $16, 9780307885999

    23. Beautiful & Pointless
    David Orr, Harper Perennial, $14.99, 9780061673467

    24. Evidence: Poems
    Mary Oliver, Beacon, $14, 9780807069059

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