National Poetry Month

April is poetry month…be prepared.


Don’t let April be cruel to the poets. Grab a poet and hold them close. Tell them it’s not as bleak as it seems, and that what they do still matters. With love for poetry in mind, we recommend you snuggle beside a window on a rainy afternoon and enjoy this far-from-complete sampling of books by slightly contemporary poets in honor of National Poetry Month.

  • Ai | Vice, Sin
  • A.R. Ammons | Collected Poems: 1951–1971
  • John Ashbery | Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror
  • Elizabeth Bishop | The Complete Poems 1927-1979
  • Anne Carson | Autobiography of Red, Eros the Bittersweet
  • David Clewell | The Low End of Higher Things
  • Billy Collins | The Trouble With Angels
  • Robert Creeley | For Love
  • Carl Dennis | Practical Gods
  • Louise Glück | The Wild Iris
  • Seamus Heaney | The Spirit Level, Beowulf (translation)
  • Richard Howard | Inner Voices
  • Ted Kooser | One World at a Time
  • Campbell McGrath | Pax Atomica
  • Pablo Medina | Points of Balance
  • W.S. Merwin | The Carrier of Ladders
  • Sharon Olds | The Wellspring
  • Adrienne Rich | Diving Into the Wreck
  • Anne Sexton | Live or Die
  • Charles Simic | The World Doesn’t End: Prose Poems

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