Alyson McNaghten is a marketing specialist and publicist based in Kansas City, and she is the former editor of Read Poetry.

From debut poets like Aline Mello and Christabelle Marbun to national bestsellers like Courtney Peppernell and Atticus, 2022 has poetry for everyone on your list. Collections dive into themes of motherhood, childhood, self-love, romantic love, fantasy, and unfiltered reality—among many

In another year full of constant change and new normals, books have continued to be a source of comfort and inspiration. From Yung Pueblo's Clarity & Connection to Melody Godfred's Self Love Poetry, this year will be remembered by the incredible poetry

Falling on the 19th of June each year, Juneteenth is a national commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States—or, more specifically, the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans that occurred in Galveston, Texas in 1865. It is an

The holiday season is in full swing—and with so many incredible poetry collections to choose from, you might be wondering which would make the best gift for the poetry-lover in your life. Whether you're shopping for someone else or adding

From Omar Sakr's Lost Arabs to Rupi Kaur's home body, 2020 was filled with both highly anticipated and unexpected poetry collections. Whether you're looking to gift a book for the holidays, snag one for yourself, or add to your TBR list,