This summer, we encourage you to check out these new poetry titles from some of our partners, sponsors, and advertisers. Happy reading!
Autumn House Press, May 2022
Showcasing over 200 LGBTQIA+ writers, Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology expands upon the canon of nature poetry while also offering new lenses through which to view queerness and the natural world.
Autumn House Press, October 2022
Sara R. Burnett's debut poetry collection, Seed Celestial, weaves together themes of motherhood, immigration, and social transformation. Burnett writes haunting reflections on origins—of myth and memory, language and country, earth and mothers.
Black Square Editions, March 2022
“The poems seem to yield to poetry rather than trying to snare or create it - poetry inundates and the reader is like a component drifting through…” - Richard Hell
Black Square Editions, June 2022
“…Donahue, master of seriality and the extended lyric, has transformed the haiku from the inside out. A devout Blakean, he instinctively understands what it means To see a World in a Grain of Sand.” — Norman Finkelstein
Black Square Editions, July 2022
“Exhilarating freedom and subtle command, lyric surprise and electric movement of mind - all that and more runs through every line of Billie Chernicoff’s Minor Secrets.” — Peter Cole
Bordighera Press, April 2022
In this tenacious poetry collection, drugs, pop music, and Martelli's “queens” embody the struggle with and resistance against gender oppression, political sexism, and ongoing threats to reproductive rights, while reminding us of the power of one strong woman.
Bright Hill Press, January 2022
Bright Hill Press’s What Lightning Spoke: New and Selected Poems manifests ways a childhood lightning strike gave the poet Robert Bensen his calling, in poems that illuminate the paths of spirit in the world.
Button Poetry, December 2020
I’ll Fly Away uses Francisco’s invented lexicon as the palette to paint an intimate portrait of Black life in America ― one that praises joy without shying away from the hard truths confronting us today.
Button Poetry, April 2022
Steven Willis highlights the multidimensional nature of Blackness by pairing politics with personal experience. A Peculiar People is succinct and focused but simultaneously addresses a wide range of topics such as family, music, hardships, and sacrifice.
Button Poetry, January 2022
Rachel Wiley’s third collection of poetry, Revenge Body, is a journey filled with righteous anger, Black identity, magic, mental health, navigating maternal relationships, and the love and loss that comes from a breakup.
Button Poetry, May 2022
So, Stranger speaks between histories & futures of being a daughter, being an artist, & being an immigrant. If its reader begins as a stranger, they end as part of a lineage: one both of grief & glory, of distance & arrival.
Coach House Books, May 2022
These poems bring fresh vehemence to Robertson’s ongoing examination of the changing shape of feminism, the male-dominated philosophical tradition, the daily forms of discourse, and the possibilities of language itself.
Copper Canyon Press, May 2022
Swallowed Light begins at the clearing of myth, at the mouth of history. In his debut poetry collection, Michael Wasson writes into the gaps left by erasure where the indigenous tongue is determined to bloom.
Flood Editions, March 2022
“This book has killer atmosphere, fragrances fine and foul. It growls with the cavernous hunger of our ‘graveyard Nation’ mid-pandemic.”— Jennifer Moxley
Haymarket Books, June 2022
Maya Marshall’s poems traverse familial mythography to investigate contemporary politics, Blackness, reproductive justice, and the stakes of race and interracial partnership, queerness, and love.
Haymarket Books, April 2022
This lyrical and imagistic poetry collection tells the story of a family’s journey to flee the murderous reign of Uganda’s Idi Amin only to land in a racist American landscape.
Haymarket Books, May 2022
Noor Hindi’s poems explore colonialism, religion, patriarchy and everything in between with sharp wit and innovative precision. Layered to reflect the intersections of her identity, while constantly interrogating this identity itself, her writing combines lyrical beauty with political urgency.
Haymarket Books, October 2022
Super Sad Black Girl lyrically explores the in-between spaces of a time and place where the speaker can live safely and freely, in this compassionate and ethereal depiction of mental illness from a promising and powerful poet.
Marsh Hawk Press, May 2022
“Plan B: A Poet’s Survivors Manual is a wonderful book, an important book, a book aspiring writers of fiction and poetry should read.” — David Lehman, Editor, The Oxford Book of American Poetry
Middle Creek Publishing, May 2022
Christine Morro reads the subtle space between the human and the Earth and exquisitely translates it. She misses nothing, and her poems open us up more fully to the mystery of every moment.
Middle Creek Publishing, March 2022
Prose poems of skillfully scrolling moments stitched together by hand into a near-novella, imbued with the unique regional rurality, tones and mood and rich, subtle beauty of living and working in the mountains.
Milkweed Editions, May 2022
An astonishing collection about interconnectedness—between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves—from National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist Ada Limón.
Tupelo Press, January 2021
Master Suffering pendulates between yield and command; the bodies of this book are supplicant yet seething—they want nothing more than to survive. But how does a woman survive?
Tupelo Press, February 2022
The Many Deaths of Inocencio Rodriguez chronicles an obsession with the 1971 unsolved murder of Rocha’s grandfather while interrogating the true crime genre, tabloid culture, immigrant identity, the phenomena of missing and murdered women, troubled relationships with law enforcement, and the intersection of prose and poetry.
Tupelo Press, April 2022
“From the passenger seat of Sean Singer’s taxicab, we witness New York’s streets livid and languid with story and contemplation that give us awareness and aliveness with each trip across the asphalt and pavement.” — Tyehimba Jess
Winter Goose Publishing, May 2022
Marchand’s poems traverse the domains of reverence, resilience, and reverie, illuminating the transcendent within the ordinary. Her poems exude a quiet power of deepening awareness that invites the reader to a place of