The Indie Poetry Bestseller List

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Based on sales at independent bookstores nationwide for the eight-week period ending April 24, 2016.

1. Felicity
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594206764

2. Dog Songs
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $16, 9780143125839

3. She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems
Caroline Kennedy, Grand Central, $15.99, 9781455564071

4. Milk and Honey
Rupi Kaur, Andrews McMeel, $14.99, 9781449474256

5. Dead Man’s Float
Jim Harrison, Copper Canyon, $23, 9781556594458

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

7. Aimless Love
Billy Collins, Random House, $16, 9780812982671

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

9. A Thousand Mornings
Mary Oliver, Penguin, $17, 9780143124054

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

11. When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
Julie Fogliano, Julie Morstad (Illus.), Roaring Brook Press, $18.99, 9781596438521

12. Poem-a-Day: 365 Poems for Every Occasion
Academy of American Poets, Abrams, $16.95, 9781419717994

13. Bluets
Maggie Nelson, Wave Books, $16, 9781933517407

14. All the Words Are Yours
Tyler Knott Gregson, Perigee, $18, 9780399176005

15. The Best American Poetry 2015
David Lehman, Sherman Alexie (Eds.), Scribner, $18.99, 9781476708201

16. The Essential Rumi
Jalal al-Din Rumi, Coleman Barks (Trans.), HarperSF, $16.99, 9780062509598

17. Shaler’s Fish
Helen MacDonald, Atlantic Monthly Press, $22, 9780802124630

18. What Are You Glad About? What Are You Mad About?: Poems for When a Person Needs a Poem
Judith Viorst, Lee White (Illus.), Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, $17.99, 9781481423557

19. The Odyssey
Homer, Penguin, $18, 9780140268867

20. Faithful and Virtuous Night
Louise Gluck, FSG, $14, 9780374535773

21. Blue Horses
Mary Oliver, Penguin Press, $24.95, 9781594204791

22. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
Ross Gay, University of Pittsburgh Press, $15.95, 9780822963318

23. The Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson, Canterbury Classics, $14.99, 9781626863897

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

25. Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement
Carole Boston Weatherford, Ekua Holmes (Illus.), Candlewick Press, $17.99, 9780763665319