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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.

Reflecting on Summer’s Poetry

As the Fall Equinox approaches to herald in a new season, let's take a moment to reflect on this summer's poetry.

Must-Have New Poetry for Fall 2023

There is no better time to bulk up on your poetry reading than now. Dig into these upcoming collections for fall.

20 Marvelous Modern Poets

Here are 20 of the absolute best modern poets spinning verses, breaking lines, playing with form, and rhyming (or not) today.

10 Mesmerizing and Modern Formal Poetry Books

A formal poem is one that sticks to a particular form. Here are 10 amazing and modern formal poetry books.

Recent Poetry Releases to Add to Your Collections in Anticipation of The Sealey Challenge

August brings with it the Sealey Challenge, an opportunity to infuse every day with poetry. Here are some collections to try.

Yilin Wang on The Poetry of Qiu Jin and the Important Work of Translation

After a dispute with the British Museum, Yilin Wang discusses the importance of feminist poet Qiu Jin and the complex work of translation.

8 Disabled & Chronically Ill Poets to Read for Disability Pride Month

These 8 disabled poets write about disability, but it's also about queerness, parenthood, nature, grief, work, relationships, and more.

Reflecting on Spring’s Poetry

Onto the poetry books that brought extra light to my past months of warm rain, later sunsets, and jasmine and gardenia blooms!

Inside Judy Garland’s Long Lost Book of Poetry

You may know her from her acting career or her singing, but Judy Garland was also a poetry lover (& writer!).

10 Essential Poetry Books by AAPI Authors

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which makes it the perfect time to pick up these incredible AAPI poetry books.