In “The Gift of Life: An Epic in Verse,” poet Amanda Hall employs some 500 sonnets to tell a story of love amid contemporary life and culture.
Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938) was a leading poet in the Silver Age of Russian poetry, until ran afoul of the Stalinist regime.
The 47 poems of “My Father’s Face” by Chandra Gurung point to the contradictions of life inherent in all cultures and societies.
The poetry of “The Evening Sky” by Charles Hughes speaks to the mortality of life and focusing on what truly matters.
“The Next Time We Saw Paris” by Samuel Hazo is a poetry collection filled with wisdom, understanding, and the directness of experience.
The dreams of “Lost in the Hours,” the new poetry collection by River Dixon, offer reflection and respite, focusing on what matters.
In “Eat the Storms,” poet Damien Donnelly explores the layered meanings of color. allowing us different readings and different meanings.
“The Strangeness of the Good” by James Matthew Wilson celebrates the things in life that endure and that we share in our common humanity.
“Litany of Flights” by Laura Reece Hogan leaves us with a sense of wonder, the same wonder we feel when we see mountains for the first time.
The 100 poems of “Featherdusting the Moon” by Troy Cady exhibit a sense of play, accompanied by a sense of wisdom and humility.
After his childhood friend Geoffrey Bache Smith died in World War I, J.R.R. Tolkien self-imposed an obligation to publish Smith’s poetry.
In 1919, C.S. Lewis published a volume of poetry under a pseudonym. The collection reflected his experiences in World War I.
“Mania,” the first poetry volume published by Arran James Grant, could well be desscribed as a coming-of-age poetry collection.
“Wonder & Wrath,” the ninth poetry collection by A.M. Juster, is alternately serious and playful, written by a master of formalism.
Few poets would attempt what James Sale is doing — writing an epic poem in English inspired by Dante’s “The Divine Comedy.”
In “A Hurricane in My Head,” Poet Matt Abbott has a suggestion for what to do when your young teen’s phone dies.
In “Things My Mother Left Behind,” poet Susan Richardson tells the story of her loss of sight and progression to darkness.
Paul Brookes not only writes poetry; he is also a champion for poetry, recognizing and celebrating poets worldwide.
“Empires” by poet John Balaban mines both human and personal history poetically to ask what creates the idea of the common good.
“The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon” provides a wonderful introduction to the full range of her accomplishments as a poet.