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December 13, 2017

Favorite Poetry Collections of 2017

Largehearted Boy's Favorite Novels of 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").

What was your favorite poetry collection of 2017? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

Advice from the Lights

Advice from the Lights by Stephanie Burt

Stephanie Burt's poetry collection Advice from the Lights deftly explores gender and self.

Calling a Wolf a Wolf

Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar's Calling a Wolf a Wolf is the most striking and moving poetry collection I have read in years.

Kingston Buttercup

Kingston Buttercup by Ann-Margaret Lim

Ann-Margaret Lim's poetry collection Kingston Buttercup is filled with unforgettable lyric poems that feature strong senses of place and identity.

Make Yourself Happy

Make Yourself Happy by Eleni Sikelianos

Eleni Sikelianos's poetry collection Make Yourself Happy is bold and observant, an arresting volume on happiness.

Nature Poem

Nature Poem by Tommy Pico

Tommy Pico's Nature Poem is a startling and thought-provoking examination of identity.


Ornament by Anna Lena Phillips Bell

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:

list of online "best of 2017" book lists

Largehearted Boy favorite nonfiction of 2017
Largehearted Boy favorite novels of 2017
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2017

other lists at Largehearted Boy
Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
guest book reviews
musician/author interviews