For most of 2018 I’ve been reading poetry, and haven’t really read much fiction or other books. It’s not how my reading life normally looks. I’ve already read more books of poetry than I did during the entire year of 2017, and that number keeps growing.
For this Themed Recommendations post I’d like to give you a glimpse into my current poetry TBR. I have a LARGE pile of library books on my desk right now and I’m trying to get through at least one or two more by the end of this weekend. If I don’t, this pile will get even bigger. I have at least six more holds on their way and they’re probably be in tomorrow. I’ve found so many new poets to read lately that I’m happy there’s not a limit to the number of holds i can have any longer.
I hope you find something great to read from this list of books. I just finished reading the first one on the list from Natalie Ann Holborow and I’ll be featuring it later this week on its own. It’s one of my recent favorites. If you have any poets or books of poetry to recommend to me, please comment here on the post. I’m really pleased with what I’ve been seeing from the poetry community this year, but I know there’s even more out there to explore.
- And Suddenly You Find Yourself by Natalie Ann Holborow
- The Wild Heart by Beau Christopher Taplin
- Even This Page is White by Vivek Shraya
- Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough (verse novel)
- Whiskey Words & A Shovel I by R.H. Sin
- Planting Gardens in Graves by R.H. Sin
- Stag’s Leap by Sharon Olds
- The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
- Still Can’t Do My Daughter’s Hair by William Evans
- Neon Soul by Alexandra Elle
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (verse novel)
- Boy With a Halo at the Farmer’s Market by Sonia Greenfield
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.