December Poetry Releases to End 2023 with a Bang

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 voices. So, grab your favorite cozy blanket, brew a cup of something warm, and let’s dive into the poetic wonderland that December has in store.


Made of Dream by Stephanie Borges

Dive into a dreamscape with this mesmerizing collection, where each verse feels like a brushstroke on the canvas of the subconscious. Crafted by Stephanie Borges, Made of Dream is a poetic journey that blurs the lines between reality and reverie. Available December 1. 


Mountain Amnesia by Gale Marie Thompson

Mountain Amnesia is a literary expedition through peaks of memory and valleys of forgetting. With evocative prose, the author captures the essence of landscapes both external and internal. Available December 1. 


When My Mother Is Most Beautiful by Rebecca Suzuki

In a poignant reflection on motherhood, Rebecca Suzuki unfolds a lyrical narrative in When My Mother Is Most Beautiful. This collection is a heartfelt exploration of the complexities and beauty inherent in the mother-child relationship. Available December 1.


Glossolalia by Marlon Hacla

Glossolalia invites readers to explore the beauty of language unbound. Authored by Marlon Hacla, this collection weaves a tapestry of words that dance and soar, a celebration of the untamed spirit of expression. Available December 15. 


The Infinite Loop/El Lazo Infinito by Oneyda González

 Blending languages and cultures, this bilingual collection takes readers on a journey through the infinite/el infinito loop of life. With vivid imagery and a multicultural lens, this collection paints a portrait of interconnectedness. Available December 5. 


Masculinity Parable by Myles Taylor

Masculinity Parable by Myles Taylor is a thought-provoking exploration of modern masculinity. Through poetry that is both raw and introspective, the author challenges societal norms, inviting readers to reconsider and redefine the concept of manhood. Available December 5. 


Plain Sight by David Bergman

David Bergman’s Plain Sight unravels the extraordinary in the ordinary. Through keen observation and eloquent verse, Bergman transforms the mundane into the extraordinary, inviting readers to see the world anew. Available December 5. 


Tender Headed by Olatunde Osinaike

Tender Headed invites readers into a world where vulnerability is strength. This collection explores the delicacy of emotions with a tender touch, weaving a narrative that resonates with the human experience. Available December 5. 


Zero at the Bone: Fifty Entries Against Despair by Christian Wiman

Christian Wiman’s Zero at the Bone is a beacon of hope in challenging times. Through fifty powerful entries, Wiman confronts despair with resilience, offering a poetic roadmap for navigating the shadows. Available December 5. 


Sundry Abductions by Maria Dylan Himmelman

Maria Dylan Himmelman takes readers on a whimsical journey with Sundry Abductions, a collection that playfully explores the quirks of human existence. Each poem is a delightful abduction into the author’s imaginative universe. Available December 11. 


And that’s a wrap! These poetry releases, balancing eloquence and emotion, have demonstrated the enduring power of language to evoke thought and sentiment. The poetic voices heard this month, ranging from established figures to emerging talents, have collectively contributed to a mosaic of introspection and appreciation. This poetic year, let’s carry these words with us into the next chapter.