Our 2021 partners, sponsors, and advertisers present some of their new titles in celebration of the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month! Join us in reading poetry this April and beyond.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., March 2021
Award-winning poet Haxton turns a searching gaze toward the inter-twined habitat and fates of man and animal. He looks through time, down at the soil, up at the stars, and deeply into his personal relationships.
Arsenal Pulp, April 2021
Summoning the ghosts of history (the Japanese and British occupations of Hong Kong), politics, and ongoing pro-democracy protests, this long poem explores the complexities of “Asian” identity through the lens of rage and empowerment.
BOA Editions, Ltd., April 2021
Neo-confessional poems from Lenore Marshall Poetry Prizewinning poet Craig Morgan Teicher about entering middle-age, moving back to the suburbs, raising a family, sustaining a marriage, and reckoning with the past while hoping for the future.
G&D Media (May 4,2021)
Poetry Rx presents 50 great poems by a renowned psychiatrist and New York Times bestseller. According to Peter Sacks, English Professor, Harvard, “These are poems the doctor ordered. But what a doctor! And what poems!”
CavanKerry Press, December 2020
CavanKerry Press has published fine literature exploring the emotional and psychological landscape of what it means to be human through insightful, accessible writing since 2000. This unique collection celebrates our first 104 deeply resonant books.
Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University, March 2021
West : Fire : Archive mends the erasure of Jack London’s wife, Charmian Kittredge London, a woman who broke gender norms, traveled the world, and wrote about it.
City Lights Books, April 2021
The final poetry book from a Beat Generation legend finds McClure innovating until the end. “I can’t think of any contemporary artist who explores the inside-out of the dharma as magically as McClure.” —Eileen Myles
Coffee House Press, March 2021
National Book Award winner Daniel Borzutzky pens an incandescent indictment of capitalism’s moral decay. Bleak but not hopeless, Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018 is an unflinching poetic reckoning with the twenty-first century.
The Community of Writers, March 2021
The Community of Writers celebrates fifty years of its annual poetry workshop with this collection featuring some of this country’s most prominent contemporary poets. Foreword by former Poet Laureate Robert Hass, introduction by Lisa Alvarez.
Copper Canyon Press, May 2021
This definitive volume, featuring an afterword by Pulitzer Prize-winner Jericho Brown, distills the enduring legacy of a powerful voice for radical love and justice. June Jordan is a poet for the ages.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, April 2021
Selected poems from the past twenty years of Yusef Komunyakaa’s work, as well as new poems from the Pulitzer Prize winner.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, June 2021
A genre-bending exploration of Black womanhood and desire, written as a lyrical, surprisingly humorous, and startlingly vulnerable prose poem. Winner of the 2020 James Laughlin Award.
Johns Hopkins University Press, April 2021
A diverse display of formal dexterity, narrative power, and lyrical resonance, Peter Filkins’s latest collection of poems explores the fraught relationship between the natural world and the human.
Library of America, October 2020
The most ambitious anthology of Black poetry ever published, capturing this diverse tradition in a single indispensable volume and revealing its centrality and its challenge to American poetry and culture.
The Main Street Rag, January 2021
Exploring four tonal seasons, Measurable Terms focuses on poetry as an act of intimacy, creating rich, vivid rooms for its readers to enter. It is unwaveringly attentive, skilled, brave, both harmed and—most beautifully—singing.
Milkweed Editions, June 2021
Winner of the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize, Worldly Things is teeming with “supple, socially responsible poems [that] seem to me a triumphant, paradoxical, luminous response to a violent time in our history.” —Henri Cole
New Directions, April 2021
A long poem of fugitive-making like no other: two elegiac, intertwined serial poems—“Song of the Andoumboulou” and “Mu”— that follow a mysterious, migrant “we” through the world’s rhythms with lyrical virtuosity and impassioned expectancy.
Nightboat Books, April 2021
Curb maps our post-9/11 political landscape by locating the wounds of domestic terrorism at unacknowledged sites of racial and religious conflict across cities and suburbs of the United States
Northwestern University Press, June 2021
LaMon’s stunning third collection shows the elements of life that unite us—and that separate us. This book transports the reader from drought to drowning, from the transatlantic Middle Passage to the breaking of water.
Orison Books, June 2021
Aviya Kushner, author of The Grammar of God, revives and reimagines the Book of Isaiah in her debut poetry collection, Wolf Lamb Bomb. These poems position the prophet Isaiah as a poet, crooner, and rival.
Paloma Press, February 2021
The daughter of a WWII combat veteran remembers her father, from childhood days trying “to be his boy” to being his caregiver in old age. A portrait of love, forgiveness, and the tragedies of war.
Princeton University Press, September 2020
The highly anticipated new collection from a poet whose previous book was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Sarabande Books, May 2021
Duarte-Gray mines local orature, family history, folklore, and music of Western Kentucky to create a collection that is shocking, whip smart, and truly unique.
Solid Objects, January 2021
“The genre-defying genius of Saturation Project brings memoir and essay to the land of myth… A feral, humming, windswept girlhood mapped with uncharted brilliance.” —Claudia Rankine
The Song Cave, April 2021
The Song Cave proudly presents an expanded edition of the long out of print City Lights Books classic On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
Sourcebooks, February 2021
For those who were inspired by Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb, I am The Rage is a visceral, written-in-the-moment collection of poetry that captures the raw emotion of being a Black woman in America over the last year.
University of Pittsburgh Press, September 2020
What would it take to be home in one’s body, to walk around the world as oneself, knowing the pain within and without us? Beatty boldly answers by making a fire map of the body.
University of Regina Press, March 2021
A visceral new collection grappling with the strength and complexities of life in the northwest wild lands. With new and selected poems, Red Obsidian explores the tensions between genders, and the grief of environmental loss.
Wayne State University Press, April 2021
This book takes us on a journey of what it means to be fully human and celebrates the beauty of our scars. These are love poems: to others, to the self, to the body.
W. W. Norton & Company, January 2021
New York Times Notable Book Felon tells the story of the effects of incarceration and creates a travelogue for an imagined life. “A powerful work of lyric art.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice
Wesleyan University Press, March 2021
Award-winning poet Ed Roberson confronts the realities of an era in which the fate of humanity and the very survival of our planet are uncertain, drawing on what the sciences reveal about our changing world.