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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

In celebration of National Poetry Month, we present this all-poetry edition of Page One.

"Before I was born I was water." Saving Daylight (Copper Canyon Press, April 2006) by Jim Harrison. Twenty-eighth book, tenth poetry collection. Agent: Steve Sheppard. Editors: Michael Wiegers and Joseph Bednarik. Publicist: Joseph Bednarik.

"I wake up at dawn these days, / called by an unknown voice, / heart racing, / get up and dress, then hesitate— // there isn't anywhere I have to go!" Black Lab (Knopf, February 2006) by David Young. Tenth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Deborah Garrison. Publicist: Elizabeth Cochrane.

"The bones that hold the holy." Drive: The First Quartet (Wings Press, January 2006) by Lorna Dee Cervantes. Third book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Bryce Milligan. Publicist: Bryce Milligan.

"The bell ringing has been a great pleasure / for her during these months." In the Middle Distance (Graywolf Press, March 2006) by Linda Gregg. Sixth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Jeffrey Shotts. Publicist: Mary Matze.

"These trees stand very tall under the heavens." Not for Specialists: New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions, Ltd., April 2006) by W.D. Snodgrass. Twenty-fifth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Thom Ward. Publicist: Peter Conners.

"After my death, my desk, / which is now so cluttered, / will be bare wood, simple and shining, / as I wanted it to be in my life, / as I wanted my life to be." The Sights Along the Harbor: New and Collected Poems (Wesleyan University Press, February 2006) by Harvey Shapiro. Thirteenth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Suzanna Tamminen. Publicist: Stephanie Elliott.

"This begins, like so many things, with a mistake I made." The Muse in the Machine: Essays on Poetry and the Anatomy of the Body Politic (University of Georgia Press, April 2006) by T.R. Hummer. Tenth book, first essay collection. Agent: None. Editor: Nicole Mitchell. Publicist: Stacey Sharer.

"One had feathers like a blood-streaked koi, / another a tail of color-coded wires." Dark Wild Realm (Houghton Mifflin, April 2006) by Michael Collier. Fifth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Janet Silver. Publicist: Walter Vatter.

"Tang tang tang tang tang tang tang / ting ting ting ting ting / I eat a goat" I Love Artists: New and Selected Poems (University of California Press, April 2006) by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. Ninth book, poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: Laura Cerruti. Publicist: Lorraine Weston.

"The incubator / was not lens enough / to show me where you flew, / out of the doctor's fingers, // out of the air's restraint." Half Wild (Louisiana State University Press, April 2006) by Mary Rose O'Reilley. Sixth book, first poetry collection. Agent: None. Editor: John Easterly. Publicist: Barbara Outland.

"When it became impossible to speak to you / due to your having died and been incinerated, / I sometimes held the uncradled phone" Sinners Welcome (HarperCollins, March 2006) by Mary Karr. Sixth book, fourth poetry collection. Agent: Amanda Urban. Editor: Courtney Hodell. Publicist: Katherine Beitner.

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