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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.

New & Upcoming Nonfiction & Poetry by AAPI Authors to Read & Preorder

Nonfiction lovers, you're in luck, because there's so much great new nonfiction and poetry by AAPI authors to pick up right now.

Reading Poetry and Only Poetry for a Week

After abandoning prose for week and enveloping myself entirely in poetry, slivers of me hoped I’d start thinking in lines of poetry.

How to Read Poetry While Getting a Tattoo

Like tattoos, the cover of your book says something about you. Here's how to pick the best poetry books for your particular flavor.

The Evolution of Spoken Word Poetry

From 1920s jazz poets to the Black Arts Movement to TikTok, here's how spoken word poetry has evolved over the last 100 years.

Perfectly Poetic Gifts for National Poetry Month

Every poet needs a mug for their tea or coffee or whiskey, right? These gifts for National Poetry Month are perfectly poetic.

If You Like This Prose Book, Read This Poetry Collection

Find your next poetry collection based on your favorite fiction or nonfiction prose book, including Unshuttered by Patricia Smith.

How Music Influences Poetry and Poets

A look at the ways music influences poetry and poets, from name-drops to the basis of entire poetic forms.

20 of The Best Poetry Magazines You Need to Read

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? If you really want to dig into reading poetry, you need to find the best poetry magazines.

How to Get Teens Interested in Poetry

With National Poetry Month just around the corner, consider these tips from a school librarian to get teens interested in poetry.

Reflecting on Winter’s Poetry

A look at some of the outstanding poetry collections that hit shelves this winter.