Poetry Uncovered: Our Favourite Poetry Book Covers for National Poetry Month

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If They Come for Us

Fatimah Asghar

“A debut poetry collection showcasing both a fierce and tender new voice.”—Booklist“Elegant and playful . . . The poet invents new forms and updates classic...

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The Tradition

Jericho Brown

"By some literary magic—no, it's precision, and honesty—Brown manages to bestow upon even the most public of subjects the most intimate and personal stakes."—Craig...

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Holy Wild

Gwen Benaway

In her third collection of poetry, Holy Wild, Gwen Benaway explores the complexities of being an Indigenous trans women in expansive lyric poems. She...

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Soft Science

Franny Choi

Soft Science explores queer, Asian American femininity. A series of Turing Test-inspired poems grounds its exploration of questions not just of identity, but of...

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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

Morgan Parker

The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God,and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing alavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing...

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How Do I Look?

Sennah Yee

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Invasive species

Marwa Helal

In Invasive species, Marwa Helal's searing politically charged poems touch on our collective humanity and build new pathways for empathy, etching themselves into memory....

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Arielle Twist

In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Arielle Twist unravels the complexities of human relationships after death and metamorphosis. In these spare yet powerful...

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What's in a Name

Ana Luisa Amaral

With the elliptical looping of a butterfly alighting on one’s sleeve, the poems of Ana Luisa Amaral arrive as small hypnotic miracles. Spare and...

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Gillian Sze

“Succulent in its excellence, Sze’s poetry insists that cultural ‘difference’ is what can make a beautiful difference in our apprehension of the ‘beautiful.’” —...

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Doyali Islam

From award-winning Toronto-based poet Doyali Islam comes a second collection of poems that investigates rupture and resilience.How does one inhabit a world in which...

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Community Garden for Lonely Girls

Christine Shan Shan Hou

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Danez Smith

Winner, Kate Tufts Discovery Award, 2016Winner, John C Zacharis Award 2016 from PlousharesWinner, Lambda Literary Award, Gay Poetry, 2015Finalist, Norma Farber First Book Award, Poetry Society...

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Ghost Of

Diana Khoi Nguyen

Ghost Of is a mourning song, not an exorcism or un-haunting of that which haunts, but attuned attention, unidirectional reaching across time, space, and...

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Lee Ann Roripaugh

In March 2011, a tsunami caused by an earthquake collided with nearby power plant Fukushima Daiichi, causing the only nuclear disaster in history to...

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ESL or You Weren't Here

Aldrin Valdez

ESL or You Weren’t Here tells the story of a queer Pinoy who immigrates to New York in the 1990s in order to be...

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