#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.

Poetry to Get You Through the Winter

Here are poetry collections, like Desgraciado: The Collected Letters by Angel Dominguez, that will have you parsing through your emotions and engaging in introspection — perfect for the colder months.

In Appreciation Of The “Notes” Section In Poetry Collections

For me, the Notes section of a poetry collection has been an independent study in poetry, one of the many readerly joys of my bookish days.

The Best Black Poets to Read (and Listen To!) Right Now

Celebrate all things Black poetry with the best Black poets to read and to listen to right now, including Morgan Parker.

Poems About Coming Out To Read On National Coming Out Day

Everyone's experience coming out is different. These poems capture the fear, joy, backlash, and relief that comes with coming out.

A Guide to U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón’s Poems

Meet the new U.S. Poet Laureate, Ada Limón. This primer will introduce you to her work, including the best poems in her poetry collections.

On Beginning My Days With Poetry

Rituals, like in other arenas of our lives, have their place in reading practices. Here are one poetry lover's experiences with hers.

How Poetry is Grounding Me When I Feel Hopeless

When I'm feeling adrift and tetherless and the world is just too much, I need a syringe to the heart, Pulp Fiction style. I need poetry. 

10 New-to-Me Poets I Discovered Thanks to The Sealey Challenge

The Sealey Challenge is when poetry lovers read a collection a day. Here are the new favorite poets one reader discovered by trying it.

15 Poetry Books for the Upcoming Sealey Challenge

Every year, The Sealey Challenge comes along to keep us immersed in verse. Here are 15 poetry books for the upcoming Sealey Challenge, including Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz.

Who Was Sappho?

Sappho was born sometime around in the 7th century BCE in Ancient Greece, but who was Sappho and why do we still read her poetry?