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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.

Quiz: Boy Band or Romantic Poet?

Which of these lines were said by boy bands? Which by Romantic poets? You may not be able to tell!

A Guide To Poems By Gwendolyn Brooks

The power and the beauty of poems by Gwendolyn Brooks has been a constant companion of mine. If you're a new reader of hers, this is where to start. 

Why I Started Reading Pakistani Feminist Poetry

Only recently did I encounter Pakistani feminist poetry. But it has kindled a desire to lose myself in these powerful feminist perspectives.

Matwaala’s Poetry Wall Comes To Irving, TX

The South Asian Disaspora Poets’ Collective, Matwaala, has created a poetry wall, part of a larger two-month program India A La Art—A Cultural Collective.

7 Short and Soothing Poems to Recite While You Wash Your Hands

When you're looking for some comfort and some way to keep track of time spent washing your hands, try these short and soothing poems.

24 Evocative Sylvia Plath Quotes

Sylvia Plath is one of those writers, and Sylvia Plath quotes can evoke every emotion from the depths of despair to the heights of joy.

5 Must-Listen Poetry Audiobooks by Poets of Color

Are you looking for books to jump-start your Goodreads reading challenge? Lose yourself into these five, short poetry audiobooks by poets of color.

Modern Versions of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Explore some modern versions of Shakespeare's sonnets, and maybe even participate in a poetry slam, with these spoken word videos and more.

6 Poetry Books for a More Comforting Start to 2020

Here is a list of great poetry books that will not only bring you hope but also will help you kickstart your 2020 Goodreads goal.

20 Marvelous Poems About Beauty in All Its Forms

Short poems about beauty that explore all facets of beauty, the act of creating it, finding beauty in nature, tracing beauty in love and romance, and more.

The Best Pablo Neruda Poems: 5 of His Classic Works

Want to read more of Pablo Neruda's work? Start with five of the best Pablo Neruda poems to get a taste of his work and style. 

Read Harder: An Audiobook of Poetry

Here are some recommendations of audiobooks of poetry—in contemporary poetry, classic poetry, and novels in verse—for the Read Harder 2020 task.

ELECTRIC ARCHES is Coming to Television! What Other Poetry Would Make Great TV?

With Eve L. Ewing's ELECTRIC ARCHES coming to the small screen, one reader chose collections for poetry adaptations and the small screen.

Holiday Tales From 6 Women Poets

Six holiday tales from women poets to help you find the end-of-the-year spirit.

10 Creepy, Captivating Horror Poetry Collections

Combo your love for horror with your love for poetry with these horror poetry collections, with works by new and established writers and from indie presses.