It's been another great year for poetry. Over the next few weeks we'll be highlighting standout poetry collections published in 2014. If you haven't had a chance to catch up on your reading or if you're still looking for that perfect holiday gift, we hope our list will help.

Here is the first installment:

Tiger Heron by Robin Becker
They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full by Mark Bibbins
Cadaver, Speak by Marianne Boruch
Split by Cathy Linh Che
Bicentennial by Dan Chiasson
Peace by Gillian Conoley
Lines of Defense by Stephen Dunn
In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987-2011 by Peter Gizzi
If the Tabloids Are True What Are You? by Matthea Harvey
The Poetry of Derek Walcott: 1948-2013 by Derek Walcott
Caribou by Charles Wright