The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

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    Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending May 4, 2014.

    1. Dog Songs
    Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204784

    2. Aimless Love
    Billy Collins, Random House, $26, 9780679644057

    3. A Thousand Mornings: Poems
    Mary Oliver, Penguin, $16, 9780143124054

    4. I Carry Your Heart With Me
    E.E. Cummings, Mati Rose McDonough (Illus.), Cameron & Company, $16.95, 9781937359522

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

    6. Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
    Paul B. Janeczko, Melissa Sweet (Illus.), Candlewick Press, $16.99, 9780763648428

    7. New and Selected Poems, Volume One
    Mary Oliver, Beacon Press, $18, 9780807068779

    8. Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
    Anthony Holden, Ben Holden, S&S, $25, 9781476712772

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

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

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

    12. Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems of William Stafford
    William Stafford, Graywolf Press, $16, 9781555976644

    13. The Moon Before Morning
    W.S. Merwin, Copper Canyon Press, $24, 9781556594533

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

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

    16. The Conference of the Birds
    Peter Sís, Penguin, $18, 9780143124245

    17. The Best American Poetry 2013
    Denise Duhamel, David Lehman (Eds.), Scribner, $16.99, 9781476708133

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

    19. The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems
    Emily Dickinson, New Directions, $39.95, 9780811221757

    20. Red Doc>
    Anne Carson, Vintage, $15.95, 9780307950673

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

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

    23. New Collected Poems
    Wendell Berry, Counterpoint LLC, $20.95, 9781619021525

    24. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    Seamus Heaney (Trans.), Norton, $14.95, 9780393320978

    25. O, What a Luxury: Verses Lyrical, Vulgar, Pathetic & Profound
    Garrison Keillor, Grove Press, $20, 9780802121615