summer reading

August 17, 2019

It was already the middle of the month when we happened across 31 Poets Recommend 31 Poetry Books to Read Every Day in August, but we like the idea and we like the list, and who says you have to start on the first of the month anyway?


your basic bookshelf

July 3, 2019

If you needed a guide to essential books for your poetry library, you might start with Rebecca Hussey’s 50 Must-Read Best Poetry Books, presented in Book Riot. From Sappho to recent books by living poets, the list offers a solid foundation of favorites.

For other recent Book Riot lists, see Sarah Ullery’s 50 Must-Read Poetry Collections of 2019 or Christina Orlando’s 50 of The Best Poetry Books From Authors of Contemporary Works.


March 11, 2019

If you are still uncertain what to read next, have a browse through FIVE BOOKS. The site asks experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and to explain their selection in an interview. At least two new interviews are published each week and more that a thousand interviews and five thousand book recommendations are archived and searchable.

new titles

January 25, 2019

No sooner have the best-of lists gone away than the must-read lists begin. In case you don’t already have enough on your nightstand, have a look:

and yes, round five…

December 31, 2018

Just when you think everyone has weighed in on the best books of 2018…

Happy New Year!

round four…

December 24, 2018

The year’s favorites just keep stacking up:

round three

December 18, 2018

And yet more year’s-best-poetry lists:

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