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