The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 5, 2013.

    1. Poems to Learn by Heart
    Caroline Kennedy, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $19.99, 9781423108054

    2. A Thousand Mornings
    Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594204777

    3. My Brother’s Book
    Maurice Sendak, Harper, $18.95, 9780062234896

    4. Red Doc>
    Anne Carson, Knopf, $24.95, 9780307960580

    5. Stag’s Leap
    Sharon Olds, Knopf, $16.95, 9780375712258

    6. The Prophet
    Kahlil Gibran, Knopf, $15, 9780394404288

    7. The Divine Comedy
    Dante Alighieri, Clive James (Trans.), Liveright, $29.95, 9780871404480

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

    9. The Best of the Best American Poetry
    Robert Pinsky (Ed.), Scribner, $18, 9781451658880

    10. Autobiography of Red
    Anne Carson, Vintage, $15, 9780375701290

    11. New Collected Poems
    Wendell Berry, Counterpoint, $20.95, 9781619021525

    12. Looking for the Gulf Motel
    Richard Blanco, University of Pittsburgh Press, $15.95, 9780822962014

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

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

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

    16. A Family of Poems
    Caroline Kennedy, Jon J Muth (Illus.), Hyperion, $19.95, 9780786851119

    17. Good Poems
    Garrison Keillor (Ed.), Penguin, $20, 9780142003442

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

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

    20. The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi
    Daniel Ladinsky, Nancy Owen Barton,  Rumi, Penguin, $16, 9780143121619

    21. The Country of Marriage
    Wendell Berry, Counterpoint, $12.95, 9781619021082

    22. One Today: A Poem for Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration
    Richard Blanco, University of Pittsburgh Press, $8.95, 9780822962519

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

    24. Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds
    Billy Collins (Ed.), David Allen Sibley (Illus.), Columbia University Press, $16.95, 9780231150873

    25. The Gift
    Hafiz, Daniel Ladinsky (Trans.), Compass, $18, 9780140195811