#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.

10 Recent Books by Asian American Poets

Don't miss reading these powerful and poignant books by Asian American poets engaging their diverse backgrounds in diverse ways.

What Are The Most Cited Poems?

Want to know where some of those famous poetic quotes came from? Take a peek at the most cited poems at weddings, funerals, and in pop culture.

11 Glorious Spoken Word Poems By Queer Poets

Glorious poetry by queer poets that highlights struggles of being queer in this heteronormative world, and our small victories.

Mary Oliver Gifts: Stickers, Cross-Stitch, Jewelry, and More

You'll fall in love with these Mary Oliver gifts featuring t-shirts, jewelry, stickers, and more.

Submerging Myself In Poetry For The Sealey Challenge

A reader recounts the poignant experience of participating in the Sealey Challenge, reading poetry every day throughout August.

5 Poetry Collections As History Lessons

These collections of poetry aren’t just transformative, but informative; one reader shares history lessons learned in collections like Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine.

New No-fee Ekphrastic Poetry Prize for Teens and Adults

The Barjeel Art Foundation has opened a new, no-fee ekphrastic poetry prize for teens and adults. There are six categories.

5 Books To Get Your Buddhism Through Poetry

Poetry is a natural way into Buddhism. Here are some great collections to get you started.

From Mythic Maps to 1001 Nights: 9 of Twitter’s Delightful Lit Bots

Most bots are banal. Some bots are malicious. But there are also a few bots that bring a bit of wonder and poetry into your timeline.

Gothic Poems: 16 Creators Embrace the Somber Side of Art

Gothic poems stand for more than darkness! Check out some of the best classic and contemporary gothic poets now.

What is Ecopoetry? 5 Excellent Works to Get You Started

Rather than rely upon grand scenes of nature unfolding for the observer, ecopoetry strips away the illusion of our observer status.

Memorizing Poetry: Why Verse and Prose Are Still Valid

A reader considers why memorizing both classical and modern poetry is essential to well being, and what the critics say about poetry.

6 Books in Verse That Will Leave You in Awe

A diverse list to introduce you to the fascinating world of books in verse. The genre will move you with its intensity as well as its rhythm!

On Memorizing Poetry

On the beauty and power of memorizing poetry. Why one reader has found such joy in this literary act.

Poetry From the Suffrage Movement

We're sharing a bunch of really rad poetry from the women's suffrage movement to get you amped up and ready to take on the world.