#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.

Read Harder: A Book of Nature Poems

In this Read Harder Challenge post, we're recommending books for the task asking you to read a book of nature poems.

20 New Year’s Poems for a Hopeful Start to the Year

A list of 20 New Year's Poems that are hopeful, positive, and reflective to read at the beginning of the year for a new start.

8 Great Poetry Audiobooks Performed by Their Authors

From the poet's mouth to your ears--listen to some excellent poetry performed by the authors of each of these collections.

5 Moving Memoirs in Verse By Amazing Women

Find powerful memoirs in verse by women about growing up African American, refugee life, and more to move you with courage and wisdom.

2020 Elgin Award Chapbook Winners and More Specpo in Small Doses

Catch up on the 2020 Elgin Award winners and some of the nominees, and find new speculative poetry to consume in small doses.

Celebrate International Speculative Poetry Day With These 2020 Elgin Awards Winners

Explore the world of speculative poetry with the 2020 Elgin Awards Winners for Best Full-Length Poetry Collection.

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.