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