#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.

Who Was Rumi?

Who was Rumi? When did he live? How has his work impacted poetry and literature in the years since his death? Learn more now.

The Guggenheim Museum Welcomes Its First Poet-In-Residence

The Guggenheim Museum just welcomed an award-winning poet into their first Poet-in-Residence position. Here's a little about the program.

The Most influential Poetry Collections of All Time

As subjective as poetry is, there are still some poets who inspire their contemporaries, and even generations. Here are a few of their works, like The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde by Audre Lorde.

Indigenous Poets You Should Know

There are simply too many amazing Indigenous poets (North American or otherwise) to capture all on one list, but here is a place to start reading, including Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz.

The Best Poems of All Time

Want to read more poetry? Find the best poems of all time -- the most enduring, influential, and popular poems to read.

20 Must-Read Queer Poetry Collections

Whether you're new to poetry or a lifelong poetry lover, this list of 20 must-read queer poetry collections has something for you, including Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith.

Your 2022 Poetry Calendar for National Poetry Month

This National Poetry Month, curl up with a cup of tea and a fuzzy blanket and read a poem a day, made easy with this 2022 poetry calendar.

24 of the Best Award-Winning Poetry Books

Explore the world of poetry and find your new favorite poet with this list of 24 of the best award-winning poetry books, including OBIT.

How Do The Themes Of Exile And Dispossession Feature In Mahmoud Darwish’s Poetry?

Mahmoud Darwish is a poet who encapsulates the experiences of Palestinians, tracing themes of exile, freedom, and dislocation.

Why I Used to Be Scared of Poetry (But Can’t Get Enough of It Now)

A reader shares their on-and-off relationship with poetry and what finally made the literary format so appealing for them.