more poetry books

April 29, 2021

It’s still National Poetry Month and that means more book recommendations.

Maybe you’ll find some inspiration here as you’re finishing up your NaPoWriMo poems.

so many books!

April 8, 2021

It’s National Poetry Month and the shelves are bulging with new titles. Here is a selection of recent recommendations:

To recommend your favorite must-read poetry titles (old or new), just leave a Comment.

If publishers are distressed at the thought of online book launches, you’d never know it by the number of spring titles rolling off the presses. Here’s the latest selection of reviews and recommendations:

Happy reading!

your reading list

March 6, 2021

We’ve discovered a few fresh lists of poetry titles for early 2021:


new titles

February 16, 2021

Here are some recommended titles to look forward to in 2021:

Happy reading!

what a list!

February 15, 2021

banner for PEN Literary Awards finalists

PEN America has announced the finalists for the 2021 PEN America Literary Awards, and what a list it is!

To make their decisions, the judges narrowed down 1850+ submissions to 55 books, spanning 11 awards in the categories of science writing, the essay, poetry and short story collections, translation, the novel, and more. Twenty of the books featured are from writers making their literary debuts. Half of the open-genre award finalists are poetry collections.

The winners will be celebrated at the PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony, to take place virtually on Thursday, April 8, 2021, and will be open to a global audience. (Details TBA.)

new poetry

January 23, 2021

Newly published poetry books are on the shelves, and with in-person launches still unavailable, poets hope you’ll find your way to their titles and help spread the word. Here are some recommended new releases for early 2021:

These selections are, of course, in addition to the book that’s on the top of everyone’s list right now: The Hill We Climb and Other Poems by Amanda Gorman.

more titles

December 21, 2020

Even as the critics and publications are declaring their favorites for 2020, they are still offering up current recommendations, such as:

yet more books…

November 17, 2020

Soon it will be “Best-of” season, but we are still finding lists of recommended poetry books for 2020:

Happy reading!

more recommendations

October 26, 2020

As if your to-read shelf was running low, here are a few more recommendations:

Happy reading!
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