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December 19, 2018

Favorite Poetry Collections of 2018

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 2018? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.

The Barbarous Century

The Barbarous Century by Leah Umansky

The poems in Leah Umansky's collection The Barbarous Century wield vulnerability as a weapon as they speak to dystopias and hope both global and personal.


Barnburner by Erin Hoover

Erin Hoover's Barnburner, awarded the 2017 Elixir Press Antivenom Poetry Award, is a timely work of politics, feminism, and humanity.

If They Come for Us

If They Come for Us by Fatimah Asghar

Fatimah Asghar's debut poetry collection If They Come for Us is both intensely personal and political, profound and poignant.


R E D by Chase Berggrun

Chase Berggrun's R E D transforms the text of Bram Stoker's Dracula into a powerful and mesmerizing work of erasure poetry.

Sexting Ghosts

Sexting Ghosts by Joanna C Valente

Joanna C Valente's Sexting Ghosts is a powerful and inquisitive poetry collection.

The World Is My Rival

The World Is My Rival by Charlotte Seley

Charlotte Seley's poetry collection The World Is My Rival is an impressive debut offering thought-provoking insight into heartbreak and existence.

also at Largehearted Boy:

list of online "best of 2018" book lists
list of essential and interesting 2018 year-end music lists

Largehearted Boy favorite novels of 2018
Largehearted Boy favorite short story collections of 2018

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