As we approach the end of another calendar year, December is here with a selection of noteworthy poetry releases. Close out your year with one (or all) of these 10 exciting new works, showcasing both seasoned wordsmiths and promising new

With the holidays once again upon us, you’re probably wondering what to get for the poet in your life ㅡ or maybe you’re wanting to sweeten the season with a gift for yourself! These 15 literary gifts run the gamut

In the rich tapestry of literary expression, the voices of Indigenous poets resonate with a profound connection to culture, heritage, and the enduring spirit of resilience. Their verses serve as a testament to the diverse experiences and wisdom of Indigenous

As the crisp air of autumn settles in and leaves don their vibrant hues, there's no better time to embrace the warmth and coziness that fall brings. Picture yourself wrapped in a blanket, sipping a cup of hot cider, and

In the vast realm of literature, poetry serves as a timeless vessel for expressing the intricate tapestry of human emotions. When it comes to the theme of family, poets have woven words into masterpieces that resonate with the beating heart

Whether you’re going on a first date, settled into a long-term relationship, or somewhere in between, implementing poetry into your dating life can be a fulfilling, natural way to let someone in on your interests or cultivate a shared passion.

As many of us celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones this week, we’re reminded of the importance of gratitude. You might even feel inspired to explore this theme in your poetry. Whether you write about a friend or family member, a

The most populated city in the United States, New York City stands out as one of the most iconic and widely referenced literary cities. The city was home to writers like Emma Lazarus, Langston Hughes, Frank O’Hara, and others, even

Grief is a universal human experience. If you have or are currently grieving, whether you’ve said goodbye to a person, a relationship, a beloved pet, or a way of life, you’ll know grief can cause feelings of isolation and hopelessness.

Poetry and tarot have a long-standing connection, with each craft informing the other as a source of inspiration. Poets have written about the cards’ universal and timeless archetypes and themes. Tarot decks have also depicted famous poets and writers across

Scorpio season, which typically spans from October 23 to November 21, is a time of intense emotions, transformation, and self-discovery. What better way to delve into the depths of this enigmatic zodiac sign than through the lens of poetry? Don’t

Art and writing are two creative mediums that often intersect and inspire each other. Incorporating art into your writing process can bring new dimensions to your work, stimulate your imagination, and spark fresh ideas. So, if you’re in the market

In 2014, Taylor Swift pulled off the ultimate pop crossover album and cemented herself as one of music’s biggest names with 1989. From the misheard lyric “Starbucks lovers,” to Taylor walking the Victoria’s Secret runway while performing “Style,” the era

Regardless of your craft or talent, mentorship is invaluable as you learn and grow. As a poet, finding a mentor who can provide you with encouragement, constructive feedback, and counsel will help you navigate a challenging and competitive field. Whether

Mexico City is both the most populated and oldest capital city in North America, a rare combination that makes it feel both bustling and quaint. As a renowned economic and cultural center, Mexico City is always on the cutting edge,

With fall getting chillier, poetry readers are cozying up in their favorite nooks, chairs, and coffee shops. After the autumnal equinox’s reminder to embrace home and to draw inward, the world around us might be feeling smaller and more snuggly.

As the summer's heat gives way to the crisp, cool embrace of autumn, there's a creative magic in the air. Nature's canvas comes alive with vibrant colors, and the earth is adorned in shades of red, gold, and orange. It's

With Halloween creeping around the corner, what better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a tantalizing fusion of spine-tingling TV shows and haunting poems? Join us on a macabre journey as we pair some of your favorite Halloween-themed

“The dogwood was threatening / to swallow back the garden’s light, / so I borrowed a chainsaw and gas.” So reads the first three lines in “Black Thumb,” the opening poem in Erin Adair-Hodges’s sophomore collection, Every Form of Ruin.

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to statistics from The Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 240,000 women and 2,100 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. Along with shining a light on the condition itself, Breast Cancer

If you’re struggling with mental health and want to improve your self-care, attending therapy is an effective option. Working on your mental health in therapy, however, can be daunting. To help you on your journey, here are some ways poetry

October is LGBTQ History Month! This month is an opportunity to uplift queer stories and voices. One of the best ways to begin to approach and understand queer history is through poetry, and anthologies specifically. By bringing together many different

Halloween is almost here! Whether you’re enjoying a spooky, solo night in with a collection, flipping through poems while waiting for trick-or-treaters or bringing friends together with a festive, themed reading or book swap, there are so many ways to

As spooky season approaches, you’re probably lighting your witchy candles, laying out your tarot spread, or enjoying witch-inspired poetry with a cup of herbal tea. You might even feel encouraged to share the love with your coven. If you’re struggling

Fall is here! We’ve bid adieu to scorching days and have welcomed in cooler temperatures, beautifully-colored treescapes, and, of course, pumpkin spice lattes. The recent change in season might also have you feeling motivated to write. To inspire your creativity,

October is the favorite month of many writers and readers, with its crisp air and changing leaves inviting us to notice the natural imagery of our surroundings and snuggle into the season. The month is also full of much-anticipated book

As the leaves begin to don their rustic hues and the air turns crisp, many of us find ourselves yearning for the simple and wholesome joys of cottage life. There's a certain magic in escaping the hustle and bustle of

October is Italian Heritage Month, and here at Read Poetry we’re celebrating with a literary journey through Florence, one of Italy’s most magical and populated cities. Many historians consider Florence to be the birthplace of the Renaissance—a time period where

Writing poems on sensitive topics can be a challenging but rewarding endeavor. These topics often touch on deeply personal and/or societal issues that evoke strong emotions. Whether you want to address topics like grief, mental health, love, or social injustice,

The autumnal equinox arrived on Saturday, September 23. This marks the day that the sun crosses the celestial equator—otherwise known as the official first day of fall. An ancient tradition, people have long celebrated the equinox with rituals, gathering, and