one more!

January 21, 2018

We thought it was over, but happened across one more best-of list: “Best” U.S. Poetry Books, 2000 – 2020 (a list in progress) by Bill Mohr.


best of 2017, round three

January 8, 2018

Here’s one more collection of best-of lists for 2017 poetry books:

Best-of, round two

December 28, 2017

and so it begins…

December 13, 2017

As you may recall from years past, we’re particularly fond of year-end best-of lists. Although it’s not easy to find out how many poetry books are published each year (one source says 10,038 books of poetry or drama were published in the United States in 2012), it’s certainly a lot, and recommendations — from friends, reviewers, instructors, etc. — can help narrow the field a bit. Here’s the first of this year’s best-of poetry:

List Season begins

December 2, 2017

A sure sign of the season, along with sparkling lights and oversize snowflakes decorating the city center, is the profusion of lists. Part of the appeal of best-of lists is that they typically offer the perspective of an advance reader/reviewer.

One of the first to cross the screen this season is “Exciting Poetry for Fall: 14 Titles Range Widely To Bring a Fresh Reading Experience” from the Library Journal. These are all very recent titles (September, October, November 2017), each accompanied by comments and tagged with a “verdict” to assist librarians.

one more…

January 16, 2017

Best-of Season

Here’s a slightly different take on the best-of list: Business Insider’s “The most beautiful library in every US state.”

best-of, part 3

December 22, 2016

Best-of Season

The lists are multiplying. Here’s another round.

Support your local independent bookseller and read lots of poetry over the holidays.

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