The poet Taras Shevchenko is considered the national poet of Ukraine; his poetry celebrated Ukraine’s history and hopes for the future.
“Lilac White,” a new collection of poems by Martin Hesford, evokes the idea of Impressionist paintings and the poet’s cinematic background.
In “Native: Poems,” Jesse LoVasco tells a story of Native Americans then and now, and the story resonates with all of us.
With careful precision, poet Andrea Potos writes of places and relationships in her new collection, “Marrow of Summer.”
“Tornado Drill” by poet Dave Malone is poetry grounded in the Missouri Ozarks but recognizable, no matter where you live.
“Rainbow Crow” by Megan Willome and illustrated by Hasani Browne tells crow stories in poetry for young readers.
In “Wading through Lethe,” poet Paulette Guerin uses memory to recognize the important and consequential in a life.
Written with care and precision, “Drinking Guinness with the Dead” by Justin Hamm represents 14 years of the poet’s work and life. (Includes an amusing discussion of poetry collection nomenclature!)
Published one day apart, two new poetry collections by Marjorie Maddox Hafer explore the heart and the language of photographs.
The 22 paired poems and photographs of “Transit” by Kelly Belmonte and Tom Darin Liskey collectively move the heart and stir the soul.
“The Joseph Tree” by Isabel Chenot is filled with poems about natural beauty — and the hope and gratitude that beauty inspires.
“The Turning Point” by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst tells the story of Charles Dickens in 1851, between “David Copperfield” and “Bleak House.”
In “The Book of Celtic Verse,” John Matthews has collected a diverse group of poems covering 2,000 years of Celtic history.
“Come Looking” by River Dixon and “We Grow in Groves” by Thomas Colquith explore regret, loss, and life in different poetic ways.
The poems of “Iona” by Kenneth Steven take us to a Scottish island of both history and remembered childhood.
In “The Monk’s Record Player,” Robert Hudson explains how Bob Dylan influenced Thomas Merton – and defined a moment in America.
“Threnody” by poet Donna Hilbert reminds us that lament is inspired by grief, which is in turn inspired by deep love.
In “Places the Soul Goes,” poet Daniel Leach takes us on a journey of discovery that transcends time and space.
For Poetry at Work Day 2022, consider the names of the people you’ve worked with or work with now. You’re going to find poetry!
“Sir Gawain and the Green Night” continues to find readers and audiences, helped by modern translations and a movie with Dev Patel.