November book releases

8 Anticipated Poetry Releases for November 2020

Winter is just around the corner, and that means more cozy nights on the couch with a brand new book. If you’re worried about burning through your bookshelf before spring, don’t fret! There’s still a slew of exciting new releases this year, and this month is no exception. Don’t miss these eighthighly anticipated poetry collections to look forward to this November. 


September Love by Lang Leav

Bestselling poet and author Lang Leav brings fans an all-new poetry and prose collection on love, relationships, heartbreak, and self-empowerment. Exploring our hidden desires and ever-evolving personhood, Leav tackles familiar topics with a new perspective. September Love is available on Nov. 3.


Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood

Yes, the Margaret Atwood. The internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, and environmentalist is releasing her first poetry collection in over a decade. In Dearly: New Poems, Atwood addresses love, loss, the passage of time, nature, and—believe it or not—zombies. Dearly: New Poems is available on Nov. 10.


Meraki by Tobi-Hope Jieun Park

California-based poet Tobi-Hope Jieun Park releases her debut collection Meraki this year. 

Meraki is available on Nov. 10. Meraki, which means “to put a piece of yourself into everything you do,” is an intimate journey of self-reflection and growing up as a Korean-American. 


What Kind of Woman by Kate Baer

Another debut poetry collection this month comes from writer and poet Kate Baer. What Kind of Woman explores the many roles women play in society. Themes of identity, body image, motherhood, and more are unpacked in Baer’s beautiful yet accessible style. What Kind of Woman is available on Nov. 10.


Film for Her by Orion Carloto

From poet, writer, and photographer Orion Carloto comes a dreamlike book of photopoetry: Film for Her. People, places, and memories are captured on film and in verse, creating a timeless and romantic collection that feels at once deeply personal and universal. Film for Her is available on Nov. 17.


Home Body by Rupi Kaur 

Iconic poet and illustrator Rupi Kaur brings fans her third collection of poetry with Home Body. Reflective, intimate, and raw, this collection encourages readers to have an honest conversation with themselves and their relationships to love, acceptance, community, and change. Home Body is available on Nov. 17.


I Would Leave Me If I Could by Halsey

Platinum-selling musician Halsey shows another side of her artistic self with her debut collection I Would Leave Me If I Could. The artist bares her soul in this collection as she delves into the highs and lows of love, family ties, sexuality, and mental illness. I Would Leave Me If I Could is available on Nov. 10.


Light for the World to See by Kwame Alexander

NPR correspondent and bestselling author Kwame Alexander drops a powerful and provocative poetry collection this year with Light for the World to See. The timely collection is an eloquent exploration of the racism and oppression embedded in American society. Light for the World to See is available on Nov. 17.