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7 Books to Celebrate Poetry Month

April 18th, 2024

This April, celebrate the beauty that is Poetry Month with this curated list of enthralling titles. Whether you’re a seasoned poetry lover or just dipping your toes in, these selections will inspire you to keep exploring all the genre has to offer.


Poukahangatus by Tayi Tibble

An acclaimed young poet explores her identity as a twenty-first-century Indigenous woman. Poem by poem, Tibble carves out a bold new way of engaging history, of straddling modernity and ancestry, desire and exploitation.

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9780525657019Spoken Word by Joshua Bennett

A 40th anniversary hardcover edition of Sandra Cisneros’s beloved coming-of-age novel about a young girl growing up in Chicago, with a new introduction by John Phillip Santos.

Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world—from the winner of the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

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9780593315989In a Time of Distance by Alexander McCall Smith

In a beautiful and transporting volume of poems, the beloved author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series takes us on a captivating journey from Africa to Greece, London to North America to Mumbai, and back home to Scotland, celebrating people, places, animals, and books.

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9781101907955The Language of Flowers edited by Jane Holloway

A uniquely international anthology that explores the richly symbolic expressiveness of flowers through poems from around the world and through the ages.

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9780593319710woke up no light by Leila Mottley

woke up no light is a Black girl’s saunter turned to a woman’s defiant strut. These are the hymns of a new generation of poetry. Young, alive, yearning. A mouth swung open and ready to devour. A quest for home in a world that knows only wasteland and wanting.

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9780593319642Machete by Tomás Q. Morín

This fresh voice in American poetry wields lyric pleasure and well-honed insight against a cruel century that would kill us with a thousand cuts.

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9781524711948Stereo(TYPE) by Jonah Mixon-Webster

A radical, urgent collection of poems about Blackness, the self, and the dismantling of corrupt powers in the fight for freedom.

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