Best-of season – 3

December 22, 2021

Here’s our third round of best-of poetry books for 2021. Some are part of a larger best-of list, so you may have to browse to find poetry titles.

Happy winter reading!

Best-of season 2021 – 2

December 14, 2021

Here’s another round of the year’s best-of poetry books:

Feel free to comment with the author and title of the poetry book that was most significant to you in 2021 (even if it was not published in 2021).

Best-of season 2021-1

December 1, 2021

It’s here! As the year winds down, journals, pundits, and publishers trot out lists of their favorite books of the year. Some books make it onto several lists, but if you’re looking for poetry to read or give, this is a great place to begin. Here’s the first of the 2021 best-of lists:

cast your vote

November 24, 2021

The Choice Awards Opening Round Nominees for Best Poetry 2021 (and all the other literary categories) are now posted on Goodreads. The opening round continues through November 28, 2021; the final round runs November 30 through December 5; the winners will be announced on Thursday, December 9, 2021. Cast your votes for the books you love.

a few more bests

January 6, 2021

The 2020 best-of posts keep showing up, so here are a few more for your reading list:

last best for 2020

December 31, 2020

While the year’s best-of selections may continue into the early months of 2021, this will be our final post for 2020 and the latest collection of favorites.

Happy reading… and Happy New Year!

Best-of, round 3

December 17, 2020

Here’s another batch of the best for 2020:

What’s on your best-of-2020 list?

Best-of, round 2

December 9, 2020

Here’s another batch of best-of-2020 books. Some lists mix the genres together, so you have to browse or search for the poetry — but they all include poetry and some of the same titles appear on list after list.

If these recommendations inspire you to shop, please support independent bookstores!

Best-of season!

December 1, 2020

Let it begin! We’ve been tracking recommendations all year long and now it’s time for the pundits to weigh in on the best poetry books of 2020. Here is the first round of top titles:


April 25, 2020

If, in your weeks of isolation, you’ve managed to burn through the poetry books on your shelves, here are more, from various reliable sources:

Happy reading!

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