I have a very random list of poetry books for you today. And by random, I mean I literally pulled books off of my poetry bookcase without really looking at them. When I felt I had a good number, I stopped.
You’ll find a few that I’ve read in there. One’s one of my all-time favorites. One’s a more recent favorite (and the poet has a new collection coming out soon!) The rest I’ve skimmed through or more. I think you’ll find something you enjoy.
Also, now that poetry month is over(ish), I hope that doesn’t mean you’ll stop reading it. This is only the beginning of poetry appreciation. Try to keep exploring. There’s so much out there!
One last thing before the list: If you’re in need of some poetry and on a tight budget, you can get my chapbook Winter’s Homecoming and Other Poems for free until tomorrow. It’s been free all month, but I think two people took advantage of it. Maybe some of you missed the announcement. So there’s your reminder. Click the title to find the book. There’s a coupon code right there on the page to make it free.
- Always a Reckoning and other poems by Jimmy Carter (yes, the President)
- Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros
- Satan Says by Sharon Olds
- The Poem She Didn’t Write and other poems by Olena Kalytiak Davis
- Unfinished Ink by Joanne Marlowe (new collection coming out soon!)
- What the Living Do by Marie Howe
- Halflife by Meghan O’Rourke
- Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes
- Blue Horses by Mary Oliver
- How to (Un)Cage a Girl by Francesca Lia Block
- Self Evident by Ani DiFranco (newest addition to my poetry collection.)
Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.