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 April is National Poetry Month. In its honor I’m sharing out a list of the best poetry collections from the last decade (2010-2020) from Literary Hub. The ones we own are listed below the link. Literary Hub’s isn’t the only opinion that matters. We try to keep the poetry section of the library current, but it’s an area that always needs updating. If you know a poet you love and we don’t have any of their work, please let us know.

Learn more about the month, the sponsoring organization and get ways to celebrate it:
https://poets.org/national-poetry-month

The 10 Best Poetry Collections of the Decade

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay, E-book

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankin, Call Number: 811.6 R211c

Engine Empire: Poems by Cathy Park Hong, Call Number: 811.6 H772e

Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith, Call Number 811.6 S662L
*Pulitzer Prize Winner

Lighthead by Terrance Hayes, Call Number: 811.54 H418L
*National Book Award Winner

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lokwood, Call Number: 811.6 L817m

Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, Call Number: 811.6 V994n

Slow Lightning by Eduardo C. Corral, Call Number: 811.6 C823s

Soft Science: Poems by Franny Choi, Call Number: 811.6 C545s

Voyage of the Sable Venus and Other Poems by Robin Coste Lewis, Call Number; 811.6 L675v
*National Book Award Winner

When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz, Call Number: 811.6 D542w

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