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Since 1996, the month of April has served as National Poetry Month to remind people of the role poets and poetry have played in our culture and history. Over the past 25 years, National Poetry Month has grown into of the largest literary celebrations in the world. To help you celebrate this year, we’ve created a list of 30 poetry books, one for each day in April. We’ve featured some of our favorite new releases, the most anticipated upcoming collections, classic works by some of poetry’s most influential voices, poetry from around the world, and the perfect poetry books to read with your kids, so whatever your age or interests you’re sure to find the books you need to keep your celebration going all month long.


New Releases

Time is a Mother cover image
Vinegar Hill cover image
Call Us What We Carry cover image
 
An American Sunrise cover image
 
Lures cover image
Rational Anthem cover image
 
 
 

Coming Soon

Dream Drawings cover image
Tolstoy Killed Anna Karenina cover image
Human Resources cover image
 
Boat cover image
 
The True Account of Myself as a Bird cover image
The Hurting Kind cover image
 
 
 

Poetry for Young Readers

Blooming Beneath the Sun cover image
I Am Elephant cover image
Beastly Verse cover image
 
Change Sings cover image
 
Follow the Recipe cover image
A River of Words cover image
 
 
 

Classics

The Waste Land and Other Writings cover image
The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson cover image
Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe cover image
 
Ariel cover image
 
The Essential Ginsberg cover image
Where the Sidewalk Ends cover image
 
 
 

Poetry in Translation

Natural History cover image
It Must Be a Misunderstanding cover image
Why I No Longer Write Poems cover image
 
Dream Bridge cover image
 
A Little Larger than the Entire Universe cover image
Cold Moons cover image