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
“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.
Few things can compare to the thrill of discovering hidden literary gems among the shelves of a used bookstore. Fortunately, the internet has made this experience more accessible than ever. Online used bookstores offer a vast selection of pre-loved books,
As the leaves begin to change and the days grow shorter, the world of poetry welcomes a fresh wave of creativity with the release of exciting new poetry collections in September 2023. These collections promise to be a rich tapestry
Melody Godfred, also known as the Self Love Philosopher, uses poetry to inspire, empower, and awaken her readers. Godfred’s poetry took off during the pandemic, with Oprah Magazine even referring to it as “pandemic medicine.” During that slower-paced, contemplative time,
In a poem titled “The Yellow Bathing Suit,” which falls near the end of The Corrected Version, Rosanna Young Oh’s debut poetry collection, the speaker marvels at “yellow warblers in the window / …supreme and unperturbed.” In the next stanza,
June is for reading poolside, tucking a poetry collection into your plane carry-on, and staying up late reading beside an open window. As the weather gets warmer and your summer schedule gets busier, take some time to unwind with this
When Emily E. Dalton was a sophomore at Middlebury College, she met Max—a boisterous class clown, beloved by his many straight guy friends, who recently came out as gay and was embracing his newly claimed identity. After a make-out dare