Nine New Poetry Collections to Soak Up

By Carrie McBride, Communications
March 23, 2023

The New York Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month throughout April! Discover everything the Library has to offer, including free events, our handpicked list of the best new poetry books, and fun ways to get involved on social media.

Reading poetry is not only pleasurable but invites (sometimes demands) us to explore other perspectives, process our experiences in a new way, and understand each other better. If you're looking for some new poetry reads, these selections below—considering identity, fatherhood, generational trauma, mortality, and much more—were all released within the last month or two.

Summaries provided via NYPL’s catalog, which draws from multiple sources. Click through to each book’s title for more.