Poetry Books I’m Excited About

Lynne Thompson, Poet Laureate of Los Angeles,
Lynne Thompson reading potery at an event

As we approach the 2022 holidays—and the many ways we all celebrate it—folks are wondering what to gift their poetry-loving family and friends. What follows is a (necessarily incomplete) list of poetry collections that have been published in the second half of this year that you should consider. Here’s to exciting reads!

….and if you’re looking for memoir or prose on poetry, or the spoken word:

…and not to worry about what to read in 2023. Look out for new collections from these poets whose work promises to bring the sssssizzle!