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