6 Magnificent March 2024 Poetry Releases

Happy Spring! We’re bringing you six magnificent releases this March to add to your reading list from a variety of different poets.


Modern Poetry by Diane Seuss 

Release date: March 5


Diane Seuss’s innovative and meta collection Modern Poetry, the follow-up to the poet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning frank: sonnets, is a wild and unapologetic deep dive into what the poet does best: Writing poetry that disrupts, challenges, and profoundly expands the literary canon. The title is a nod to Seuss’s college poetry textbook, conjuring ideas of formal constraints, academia, and—as Seuss reckons with throughout the collection—imposter syndrome. Seuss fills the collection with arias, villanelles, and more, juxtaposing the classic forms and Romantic ideals of poetry with her characteristic voice and gritty imagery. 


What I Should Have Texted by Pierre Alex Jeanty

Release date: March 5


Poetry is an art form that many writers turn to in order to give voice to their confessions, regrets, and untold thoughts. This enduring purpose and catharsis is the center point of Pierre Alex Jeanty’s What I Should Have Texted, a poetic exercise in going back in time and vocalizing sentiments the poet was previously afraid to say. From addressing his mental health to sharing earnest apologies and divulgences of love, What I Should Have Texted is a foray into vulnerability and emotional openness. 


Eclipse by Wilder

Release date: March 5


Beloved poet Wilder is well-known for poetry that embraces nature, seasons, and times of day—examining these as metaphor systems that depict universal feelings and experiences. In Eclipse, Wilder looks to the sky once again, tracing the cosmic relationship between the sun and the moon to illuminate truths about both infatuation and deep love. 


Robert Frost: Sixteen Poems to Know by Heart edited by Jay Parini 

Release date: March 12


Robert Frost stands out as one of the most famous poets in the English literary canon. This special edition anthology of his work pays tribute to Frost on his 150th birthday, bringing together 16 of his most iconic poems and essays that contextualize the work. From “The Road Not Taken” to “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” this collection—edited by biographer Jay Parini—marks the perfect way to indulge and immerse yourself in Frost’s work. 


The Moon That Turns You Back by Hala Alyan

Release date: March 12


In The Moon That Turns You Back, novelist and poet Hala Alyan writes out of the in-between spaces and questions boundaries, borders, and the meaning of home in the face of geopolitical violence. While the poet reflects on being forced out of physical, familial, and ancestral homes, she also relates this to a feeling of being away from home or even colonized in one’s own body. In the face of these both blatant and insidious violences, the collection is ultimately a reminder of what can bring us back to ourselves and how to hold onto cultural ties and spaces when they’re threatened. 


Forget About Sleep by Miriam Levine

Release date: March 16


Miriam Levine’s poetry career has spanned decades, encompassing six poetry collections, a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, a local Poet Laureate position, and more. Levine’s latest collection, Forget About Sleep, takes a long, self-searching look at this life and legacy, in particular how aging has given it gravity and meaning. Levine’s poetic reminiscence on her life sees her remembering friends, families, lovers, past experiences, some of her favorite places, and more. 


Happy reading!