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Whether you’re a lifelong poetry reader or are looking for your first collection to pick up, we’ve got something for you! Our writers cover new poetry, the best poetry for every reader, and more.

Horror Poetry Collections That Are Both Engaging and Eerie

If you've never considered reading horror poetry, here's where you should begin your spine-tingling journey.

Never Read Poetry? Here’s Where to Begin

Poetry isn't as daunting as it sounds. Here is great advice and some excellent books to provide poetry for beginners.

Got Poetry?: Suggestions for National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! There are so many wonderful new poetry collections to discover — here are a few.

12 of the Best Poetry Collections from 2023

Read your way into some of the best poetry collections of 2023.

10 Poetry Books About Mental Health

Poetry is deeply personal and often deals with mental health issues. Here are 10 great poetry books about mental health.

YA Authors Who Have Made Their Mark With Poetry, Too

You might know them from their YA books, but these writers are also incredible poets.

24 African Poets You Need to Read

In a continent with so many great languages and cultures, here are 25 amazing African poets that you need to be reading right now.

What Are Poetry Comics?

What exactly are poetry comics? What is their purpose, and why do they work (or don't)? Depends who you ask.

American Poet Louise Glück Dies at Age 80

Louise Glück, American poet and winner of the Nobel, Pulitzer, and National Book Award, has died at age 80.

8 of the Best Poetry Anthologies

From North America to Europe and Asia, here are eight of the most recent and best poetry anthologies to read if you love poetry.