Whitethorn, Utah poet Jacqueline Osheron’s sixth collection of poetry, debuts on this week’s contemporary best seller list at number 8, just ahead of Charles Bukowski’s Pleasures of the Damned and just behind Billy Collins’s The Trouble with Poetry. Also debuting on this week’s list is Khaled Mattawa’s Tocqueville (number 16), which David Wojahn calls “part personal lyric, part jeremiad, part shooting script, and part troubled homage to the great wry chronicler of American society evoked in the book's title.”

Originally Published: March 18th, 2011