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Billy Collins’ Horoscopes for the Dead top seller for April 24-May 1, 2011
Michael Dickman’s second collection of poems Flies, just out from Copper Canyon Press, debuts at number 14 on this week’s contemporary best seller list. An auspicious start for the poet whose first book, The End of the West, is Copper Canyon’s best-selling debut ever. Dickman, who had a cameo roll opposite his twin brother in Minority Report, won the 2011 Laughlin Award for this collection. He teaches at Princeton. Also debuting on this week’s list is Pluriverse, the 2009 selected poems of Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal, put out by New Directions. This week also features a new Small Press Distribution list, where Roger Bonair Agard’s Gully is the top seller.