April - National Poetry Month

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, marking poetry's important place in our lives. In 2021, we are celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual celebration!

Below is a selection of our favorite poetry books. To browse for more poetry books click here.

 

Pale Colors in a Tall Field: Poems Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374539351
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 23rd, 2021

A Lesser Love: Poems Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780807167779
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Published: LSU Press - October 16th, 2017

Milk and Honey Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781449474256
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - October 6th, 2015

Stranger by Night: Poems Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525657781
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Published: Knopf - February 11th, 2020

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country Cover Image
By Amanda Gorman, Oprah Winfrey (Foreword by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780593465271
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Published: Viking Books - March 30th, 2021

Why to These Rocks: 50 Years of Poems from the Community of Writers Cover Image
By Lisa Alvarez (Editor), Robert Hass (Foreword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781597145299
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Published: Heyday Books - April 13th, 2021

Light for the World to See: A Thousand Words on Race and Hope Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358539414
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - November 17th, 2020

Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

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Dunce Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781940696997
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Published: Wave Books - December 1st, 2020

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Night Angler (American Poets Continuum #172) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781942683780
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Published: BOA Editions - April 30th, 2019

The Country Between Us Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780060909260
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 31st, 1982

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Floaters: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780393541038
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 19th, 2021

The Captain's Verses: Love Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811218214
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Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2009

Thrown in the Throat (National Poetry) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571315212
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 11th, 2020

The Best Poems of Jane Kenyon: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781644450192
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Published: Graywolf Press - April 21st, 2020

Sight Lines Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781556595592
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Published: Copper Canyon Press - April 9th, 2019

Arias Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781524711603
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Published: Knopf - October 15th, 2019

Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color Cover Image
By Christopher Soto (Editor)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781937658786
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Published: Nightboat Books - April 1st, 2018

Moon Woke Me Up Nine Times: Selected Haiku of Basho Cover Image
By Matsuo Basho, David Young (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307962003
Availability: Backordered
Published: Knopf - April 2nd, 2013

The Aeneid Cover Image
By Vergil, Sarah Ruden (Translated by), Susanna Braund (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300240108
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Published: Yale University Press - February 9th, 2021

La Vita Nuova: Love Poems Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781529042306
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Published: Macmillan Collector's Library - January 5th, 2021

Asylum: A personal, historical, natural inquiry in 103 lyric sections Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525657095
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Published: Knopf - August 4th, 2020

Felon: Poems Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393542035
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 30th, 2021

This Time: New and Selected Poems Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393319095
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 17th, 1999

Poems to Night Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Will Stone (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781782275534
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Published: Pushkin Collection - March 2nd, 2021

In the Lateness of the World: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525560425
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Published: Penguin Books - March 9th, 2021

Middle Distance: Poems Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324006145
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 18th, 2020

Life on Mars: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555975845
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Published: Graywolf Press - May 10th, 2011

That Was Now, This Is Then: Poems Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781644450369
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Published: Graywolf Press - October 6th, 2020

The Perseverance Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781951142421
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Published: Tin House Books - March 30th, 2021