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New Poetry for National Poetry Month

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March 22, 2022

African American poetry

African American Poetry
250 Years of Struggle & Song

Kevin Young

A wide-ranging anthology of black poetry represents 250 famous and less-recognized poets from the colonial era to the present who used their powerful words to illuminate such issues as racism, slavery and the threatened African Diaspora identity.

All along you were blooming

All Along You Were Blooming
Thoughts for Boundless Living

Morgan Harper Nichols

A collection of illustrated inspirational poetry and prose thoughts from the Instagram poet Morgan Harper Nichols.

An American sunrise

An American Sunrise

Joy Harjo

A nationally best-selling volume of wise, powerful poetry from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States.

Black girl, call home

Black Girl, Call Home

Jasmine Mans

A literary coming-of-age poetry collection, an ode to the places we call home, and a piercingly intimate deconstruction of daughterhood, Black Girl, Call Home is a love letter to the wandering black girl and a vital companion to any woman on a journey to find truth, belonging, and healing.

Call us what we carry

Call Us What We Carry

Amanda Gorman

The presidential inaugural poet and unforgettable new voice in American poetry presents a collection of poems that includes the stirring poem read at the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States.

Civics 101

Civics 101
Poems About America’s Cities

Roger L. Kemp

The author’s poems about America’s cities.

Dearly

Dearly
New Poems

Margaret Atwood

The internationally acclaimed author presents her first collection of poetry in over a decade that addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, nature, and zombies.

Everyday mojo songs of Earth

Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth
New and Selected Poems, 2001-2021

Yusef Komunyakaa

A collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet includes selections from the past 20 years as well as new work which help convey his experiences growing up in the South, his service in Vietnam and the violence of racism in America.

Father's day

Father’s Day

Matthew Zapruder

The poems in Matthew Zapruder’s fifth collection ask, how can one be a good father, partner, and citizen in the early twenty-first century?

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Maggie Smith

The award-winning poet offers a collection of poems that explore the actions of daily life and reflect on parenthood, solitude, love, and memory.

home body

Home Body

rupi kaur

Rupi Kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body, she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. Home Body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself—reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. Illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here.

How to fly (in ten thousand easy lessons)

How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

Barbara Kingsolver

In her second poetry collection, the author of The Poisonwood Bible and over a dozen other New York Times best-sellers celebrates natural wonders and addresses everyday matters in like hope, marriage, friendship and flying.

How to love a country

How to Love a Country

Richard Blanco

A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet explores immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues and more, in accessible and emotive verses.

I hope this finds you well

I Hope This Finds You Well

Kate Baer

Like countless other writers—particularly women—with profiles on the internet, as Kate’s online presence grew, so did the darker messages crowding her inbox. These missives from strangers have ranged from “advice” and opinions to outright harassment. At first, these messages resulted in an immediate delete and block. Until, on a whim, Kate decided to transform the cruelty into art, using it to create fresh and intriguing poems. These pieces, along with ones made from notes of gratitude and love, as well as from the words of public figures, have become some of her most beloved work.

I want to be where the normal people are

I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are

Rachel Bloom

The star of “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” collects essays, poems, and other personal creations to explore such subjects as her perceptions of “normal,” struggles with depression, and life-shaping female friendships.

Love poems

Love Poems
(For Anxious People)

John Kenney

In the spirit of his New York Times bestseller Love Poems for Married People and Love Poems for People with Children, as well as his wildly popular New Yorker pieces, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious new collection of poetry for anxious people.

Loves you

Loves You

Sarah Gambito

In Loves You, Sarah Gambito explores the recipe as poetic form and a mode of resistance. Through the inclusion of real recipes that she and her family cook from, she brings readers to the table, not only to enjoy the bounty of her poems but, slyly, to consider the ways in which Filipino Americans, and people of color in general, are assailed and fetishized. In addition, the book explores the manifold ways that poetry can nourish and provide for us.

The poetry remedy

The Poetry Remedy
Prescriptions for the Heart, Mind, and Soul

William Sieghart

This pocket-sized companion doubles as a stunning collection of curated poems, individually selected to provide those seeking solace from a vast array of maladies, letting them know they’re not alone.

Stones

Stones

Kevin Young

An ode to the author’s home places and his dear departed, and to what of them—and us—poetry can save.

Time Is a Mother

Time is a Mother

Ocean Vuong

The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong

Whale day

Whale Day
And Other Poems

Billy Collins

Billy Collins’s thirteenth collection, and first in four years, contains more than fifty new poems that showcase the playfulness, wit, and wisdom that have made him one of our most celebrated and widely read poets. This collection covers many themes, including Collins’s profound insights on aging and mortality.

What kind of woman

What Kind of Woman

Kate Baer

A stunning and honest debut poetry collection about the beauty and hardships in being a mother, a wife, and a woman.

Winter recipes from the collective

Winter Recipes From the Collective

Louise Glück

A new collection from Louise Glück, winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature.

 

Writing & Appreciating Poetry

Poet's market 2020

Poet’s Market 2020

Robert Lee Brewer

This 33rd edition of the most trusted guide for poets who want to submit and publish their work offers new articles devoted to the craft and business of poetry.

Don't read poetry

Don’t Read Poetry
A Book About How to Read Poems

Stephanie Burt

An award-winning poet, in this masterful guide, presents an accessible introduction to reading, understanding and appreciating poetry.