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Poetry best sellers, December 5-12, 2010
Walking Papers, the most recent collection from poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch, jumped up the contemporary best seller list this week to number 3, just behind Human Chain by Seamus Heaney and Swan by Mary Oliver, rounding out this week’s gold, silver, and bronze. At number 19 is Auguries of Innocence by Patti Smith, the punk poet who just won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids. Lighthead by Terrance Hayes (number 4) won the NBA this year for poetry. The Small Press Distribution list is new this week, with Cole Swenson’s Ugly Duckling Presse dossier Greensward in the top spot.