#Poetry

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.

14 Gorgeous Poems Written and Performed By Poets of Color

Gorgeous poems written and performed with passion by poets of color - beautiful lines coming together with the intend to make you understand.

8 Poetry Collections and Verse Novels to Get You Into Poetry

Find poetry collections and verse novels that are unique and easy to read for poetry beginners looking for diverse and fierce voices.

The Struggle of Writing Poetry During a Pandemic

Published poets like Henri Cole and Sachiko Murakami discuss their own difficulties and successes in writing poetry during a pandemic.

Poetry Books for Beginners, Haters, or the Utterly Confused

A collection of poetry books for beginners, those who hate the genre, and those who just don't "get it" to help change your mind about poetry.

4 Exceptional Queer Poets for Your Pride Reading

Get to know these queer poets who deftly capture the human experience in verse, and add their collections to your Pride TBR.

Poetry Out Loud 2020 Virtual Celebration

A Poetry Out Loud 2020 judge recaps this year's annual contest for high school students to recite poems, which went virtual this year.

What Does a Poet Laureate Do?

The position is a great honor, but what, exactly, does a Poet Laureate do? Find out what the Library of Congress asks of it Laureates here.

The Wonderful World of Presidential Poetry

We explore the overlooked history of presidential poetry, with poets including George Washington, John Quincy Adams, Jimmy Carter, and Barak Obama.

How to Write a Poem Analysis: 6 Steps for Students and New Reviewers

Even if you do not plan on learning how to write a poem analysis essay, building a routine of analysis into your reading can deepen your appreciation.

20 Must-Read Poetry Collections by Queer Female Poets

Staying inside and catching up on reading might be a great time for you to discover some new favorite queer female poets!

10 Gorgeous Poets Like Mary Oliver

Find a list of poets like Mary Oliver who embrace simplicity, the natural world, and big meaning in small moments.

3 of the Best New YA Novels in Verse

Celebrate April is Poetry Month with these three new YA novels in verse!

Prepare For Poem in Your Pocket Day With These Short Poems

Here are a few super short poems that won’t take much folding to become pocket-sized for this year's Poem in Your Pocket Day.

New Poetry Audiobooks to Listen to During National Poetry Month

Stuck at home? Check out these five recently-released poetry audiobooks to listen to just in time for National Poetry Month this April.

9 Medieval Poets You Will Actually Enjoy Reading

Not all medieval poetry is boring. It can be sexy, searing, poignant, and graceful. Here are 9 such examples of medieval poets everyone can enjoy.