books books books!

March 14, 2023

If you didn’t attend AWP and bring home a huge stack of books (or even if you did!), here’s a new assortment of poetry-book recommendations:

read some poetry

February 20, 2023

More recommendations for your poetry reading list:

plenty to read

January 31, 2023

Further recommendations for your overburdened bookshelf:

If you’ve been moved by a book of poetry, recent or otherwise, leave a comment with the author and title!

your 2023 bookshelf

January 20, 2023

The poetry publishers are setting a brisk pace for 2023 and the reviews and recommendations are rolling in. Here’s the first round for 2023:

the last of the best

December 31, 2022

Here is the last of the 2022 best-of posts, and the last post of 2022.

Thank you for visiting The Poetry Department, for leaving your comments, and for adding your poetry to the riches of life here in Cascadia, here on Earth. More poetry in 2023!


December 28, 2022

We will probably have one more “best-of” list before the end of the year, but meanwhile, the pundits continue to suggest worthwhile titles for your overburdened shelf. Here are a few more:

‘Tis the season. Cozy up with a book.

Best-of season No. 3

December 22, 2022

Here’s the third round of recommendations for the best poetry books of 2022:

Your recommendations and comments are always welcome!

more books

December 13, 2022

We may be well into best-of season, but the general recommendations keep on coming. Here are a few more recent titles for your list:

books, books, books!

November 19, 2022

Pretty soon we will start seeing the annual best-of lists, but for the moment we still have plenty of book recommendations jumping off the shelf. Here’s another batch:

books for fall…

October 29, 2022

The poetry books, and lists of recommended titles, just keep coming!

Cozy up with a poetry book (or two)… and happy reading!

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