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!

books, books, books

October 3, 2020

More recommendations for autumn reading:

CBC37 Canadian poetry collections to watch for in fall 2020

EsquireThe Best Books of Fall 2020 For Those Long, Chilly Nights (includes poetry)

Good Housekeeping (yup, really) – 10 of the best poetry books

Independent10 best kids’ poetry books: Anthologies that inspire and educate

The New York TimesNew & Noteworthy Poetry, From the Ancient Greeks to Billy Collins

San Francisco Chronicle3 poetry anthologies deliver the wisdom and beauty we desperately need

Happy reading!

reading autumn

September 22, 2020

It’s the first day of fall and many of us are likely to keep spending more time at home over the coming months, so here are some additional suggestions for stocking the book larder:

If you’d care to recommend a recently published book of poetry, leave a comment!

more books

August 23, 2020

Here are a few more recommendations for your burgeoning list:

Want more recommendations? See earlier posts here.

more books!

July 28, 2020

A few more books for your list, current, recent, and otherwise:

Happy reading!

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