Poetry

Franny Choi’s collection will awaken and inspire readers. “I want a storm I can dance in. / I want an excuse to change my life,” she writes, and her attitude is contagious.

Franny Choi’s collection will awaken and inspire readers. “I want a storm I can dance in. / I want an excuse to change my life,” she writes, and her attitude is contagious.

Ignited by flashes of humor, the poems in this buoyant collection find Sandra Cisneros accentuating the positive, living without regret and setting an example for us all.

Ignited by flashes of humor, the poems in this buoyant collection find Sandra Cisneros accentuating the positive, living without regret and setting an example for us all.

For Joy Harjo, “history is / everywhere,” and the past is always present. Her vision and versatility are on full display in this majestic retrospective.

For Joy Harjo, “history is / everywhere,” and the past is always present. Her vision and versatility are on full display in this majestic retrospective.

Through poems that probe the often painful connections between past and present Rio Cortez finds new ways of moving forward.

Through poems that probe the often painful connections between past and present Rio Cortez finds new ways of moving forward.

Sharon Olds surveys the world and, through the filter of her poems, renews it for the reader.

Sharon Olds surveys the world and, through the filter of her poems, renews it for the reader.

To flustered mothers, the internet-weary and anyone bewildered by contemporary life, Kate Baer’s collection will be a balm.

To flustered mothers, the internet-weary and anyone bewildered by contemporary life, Kate Baer’s collection will be a balm.

Akwaeke Emezi shifts effortlessly into the mode of poet, exploring spirituality and loss in ways that feel fertile and new.

Akwaeke Emezi shifts effortlessly into the mode of poet, exploring spirituality and loss in ways that feel fertile and new.

Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Dennis holds out hope that we can be better humans, and the sentiment makes Earthborn a uniquely comforting volume.

Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Dennis holds out hope that we can be better humans, and the sentiment makes Earthborn a uniquely comforting volume.

Indelible imagery and notes of defiance make Warsan Shire’s first full-length poetry collection a triumphant reclamation of female identity.

Indelible imagery and notes of defiance make Warsan Shire’s first full-length poetry collection a triumphant reclamation of female identity.

Nicky Beer’s formal shape-shifting and penchant for performance make her third poetry collection magnetic.

Nicky Beer’s formal shape-shifting and penchant for performance make her third poetry collection magnetic.

In his second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong remembers his late mother, chronicles the search for connection and reveals a gradual emergence into true selfhood.

In his second poetry collection, Ocean Vuong remembers his late mother, chronicles the search for connection and reveals a gradual emergence into true selfhood.

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