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