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8 Poetry Collections From 2021 to Read Right Now

We have your 2021-released poetry collections that are visceral and emotional, over multiple topics, and all collections you need to read.

10 Reasons to Begin Reading Poetry

If it's crossed your mind that you might like reading poetry, but you need a little encouragement to begin, this post is for you.

8 Books of Love Poetry to Check Out for Your Next Romantic Read

These love poetry collections explore the heights of love, the wreckage of broken hearts, and how romantic acts can forge a more just world.

Dead Woman Poets Are Not Your Punchline

Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton have become cultural jokes for teen girl angst. How can we reclaim their complicated literary legacies?

Poems About The Weather to Celebrate National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! Celebrate it by reading these weather poems, from praise to condemnation for the wind and the rain.

How Poetry Is Helping Me Through The Pandemic

One reader shares how poetry has brought her comfort and companionship in the midst of the pandemic, and offers some recommendations.

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.

Poet Louise Glück Wins 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

Poet Louise Glück has been awarded with the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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.