December 13, 2017
These are the poetry collections I have most recommended to friends, family, and anyone else who has crossed my path this year (my personal metric for "favorite").
Stephanie Burt's poetry collection Advice from the Lights deftly explores gender and self.
Kaveh Akbar's Calling a Wolf a Wolf is the most striking and moving poetry collection I have read in years.
Ann-Margaret Lim's poetry collection Kingston Buttercup is filled with unforgettable lyric poems that feature strong senses of place and identity.
Eleni Sikelianos's poetry collection Make Yourself Happy is bold and observant, an arresting volume on happiness.
Tommy Pico's Nature Poem is a startling and thought-provoking examination of identity.
Winner of the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, Anna Lena Phillips Bell's impressive debut collection Ornament draws inspiration from the Appalachian landscape and its music.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
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