December 19, 2018
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").
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.
Erin Hoover's Barnburner, awarded the 2017 Elixir Press Antivenom Poetry Award, is a timely work of politics, feminism, and humanity.
Fatimah Asghar's debut poetry collection If They Come for Us is both intensely personal and political, profound and poignant.
Chase Berggrun's R E D transforms the text of Bram Stoker's Dracula into a powerful and mesmerizing work of erasure poetry.
Joanna C Valente's Sexting Ghosts is a powerful and inquisitive poetry collection.
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:
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)
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