November 24, 2022
Poetry shocked me back to life many times this past year. The poetry collection I keep in my messenger bag at all times is a personal defibrillator, and I am thankful to poets who change how I see the world every day.
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").
Jared Joseph's A Book About Myself Called Hell is a poignant, funny, and thoroughly modern retelling of Dante’s Inferno.
Dipika Mukherjee's collection Dialect of Distant Harbors is filled with musical, fierce poems that explore themes of migration, family, and home.
Laura Kolbe's brilliant debut poetry collection Little Pharma is filled with poems that question perception and metaphysically examine the world we live in.
Nina Mingya Powles' poetry collection Magnolia 木蘭 is a pop culture-infused meditation on language and longing.
darlene anita scott's poetry collection Marrow goes beyond the headlines and widely shared photographs of the Jonestown Massacre by portraying the lives and dreams of the Black people who experienced it.
Jayme Ringleb's poetry collection So Tall It Ends in Heaven startles with its poignancy and beauty as it explores how the past influences our present and future.
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