10 April Releases to Add to Your Reading List

As spring blossoms this April, so does the world of poetry. Whether you’re a seasoned poetry enthusiast or a curious newcomer, these ten recently published collections offer a diverse range of voices, themes, and emotions. Let’s dive into the poetic landscape:


The Orange and Other Poems” by Wendy Cope
Wendy Cope’s wit and keen observations infuse her poems. In “The Orange,” she explores life’s bittersweet moments, inviting readers to savor the ordinary.


Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World” by Pádraig Ó. Tuama
Ó. Tuama’s anthology transcends borders. These fifty poems, a selection carefully curated by Ó. Tuama and accompanied by his own readings and reflections, invite us to explore love, loss, and the human experience.


Light Me Down: The New & Collected Poems of Jean Valentine” by Jean Valentine
Valentine’s lyrical language captures the essence of existence. Her collected works illuminate the quiet corners of our hearts.


Instructions for Traveling West: Poems” by Joy Sullivan
Sullivan’s poems are compasses guiding us through emotional landscapes. From grief to hope, her words resonate with authenticity.


Rangikura: Poems” by Tayi Tibble
Tibble’s collection weaves Māori mythology, identity, and feminism. Her poems are fierce, unapologetic, and rooted in cultural pride.


You Are Here: Poetry in the Natural World” edited by Ada Limón
This anthology celebrates our connection to nature. From forests to oceans, Ada Limón complies the nature poetry in this collection to evoke the beauty and fragility of our planet.


The Blue Mimes: Poems” by Sara Daniele Rivera
Rivera’s mimes dance across the page, exploring love, longing, and the spaces between words. Her imagery is both vivid and haunting.


A Working Life” by Eileen Myles
Myles delves into the mundane and extraordinary aspects of work. Their poems dissect labor, ambition, and the human spirit.


With My Back to the World: Poems” by Victoria Chang
Chang’s collection grapples with memory, loss, and transformation. Her poems are mirrors reflecting our shared vulnerabilities.


Stones: Poems” by Kevin Young
Young’s poems are like polished stones—each one holds a story. From history to personal narratives, he invites us to listen closely.


Whether you prefer introspective musings or vivid imagery, these April poetry books beckon you to explore the human condition. So grab a cup of tea, find a cozy spot, and let these verses transport you to new realms. Happy reading!