April is National Poetry Month, so this is the perfect time to read one of the latest poetry books! Great new poetry collections are being published all the time, and the first quarter of 2022 has been no exception. The trend watchers here at Writer’s Relief have noticed that poetry is finding new prominence with younger poets and today’s mainstream readers. Poetry offers a place where readers can safely explore identity, life, politics, and the messiness of the world. Check out the fresh voices found in these 14 poetry books.
14 Poetry Books To Add To Your Reading List
Dream of the Divided Field by Yanyi
cicada by Phoebe Giannisi, tr. Brian Sneeden
a Year & other poems by Jos Charles
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head by Warsan Shire
Vinegar Hill by Colm Tóibín
What Is Otherwise Infinite by Bianca Stone
return flight by Jennifer Huang
Revenge Body by Rachel Wiley
Door to Remain by Austin Segrest
Spooks by Stella Wong
All the Flowers Kneeling by Paul Tran
Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong
let the dead in by Saida Agostini
The Things by Jeff Oaks
Bonus Poetry Collections: For more great poetry reading, check out our WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest winners! The chapbooks were judged and selected by state poet laureates and well-respected names in poetry, so each promises a thoughtful, engaging read.
Question: Which poetry book will you be reading?