National Poetry Month

By Caroline O'Connor | March 4 2022 | AdultsChildren'sAllGift

Get ready for National Poetry Month in April! Poetry is having a major resurgence, in part due to the amazing Amanda Gorman who has opened up poetry to a whole new audience of young poetry-lovers around the world. She was even named as one of TIME MAGAZINE’S women of the year!

National Poetry Month- something for everyone!

Children’s Poetry & Stories in Verse


Poetry Month from Penguin Young Readers

Poetry from Catapult, Counterpoint Press, and Soft Skull Press


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Time Is a Mother
The highly anticipated collection of poems from the award-winning writer Ocean Vuong
$25.00 US
Apr 05, 2022
5 x 8
128 Pages
Penguin Press

A timely new collection that sounds themes about the fragility of life and our duty to respect the planet in a time of climate change, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who work “begins in delight and ends in wisdom” (Carrie Fountain)
$20.00 US
Mar 01, 2022
6 x 9
128 Pages
Penguin Books

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
Poems of migration, womanhood, trauma, and resilience from the celebrated collaborator on Beyoncé's Lemonade and Black Is King, award-winning Somali British poet Warsan Shire.
$17.00 US
Mar 01, 2022
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
96 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

All the Flowers Kneeling
“Paul Tran’s debut collection of poems is indelible, this remarkable voice transforming itself as you read, eventually transforming you.” —Alexander Chee, author of How to Write an Autobiographical Novel “A stunning debut.” —Natasha Trethewey, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of Memorial Drive A profound meditation on physical, emotional, and psychological transformation in the aftermath of imperial violence and interpersonal abuse, from a poet both “tender and unflinching” (Khadijah Queen)
$18.00 US
Feb 15, 2022
6-1/8 x 9
112 Pages
Penguin Books

Call Us What We Carry
The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestsellerThe breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman
$24.99 US
Dec 07, 2021
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
240 Pages
Viking Books

Out of Wonder: Celebrating Poets and Poetry
“A culturally rich collection of poetic tributes that extends the legacies of poets from around the globe. . . . A magnificent exploration of the poetic imagination.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Out of gratitude for the poet’s art form, Newbery Award–winning author and poet Kwame Alexander, along with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, present original poems that pay homage to twenty famed poets who have made the authors’ hearts sing and their minds wonder. In this Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner, stunning mixed-media images by Ekua Holmes, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award, complete the celebration and invite the reader to listen, wonder, and perhaps even pick up a pen.
$9.99 US
Dec 07, 2021
11-5/16 x 9-3/4
56 Pages
Age 8-12 years

The Hill We Climb
An Inaugural Poem for the Country
The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition. “Stunning.” —CNN“Dynamic.” —NPR“Deeply rousing and uplifting.” —Vogue
$15.99 US
Mar 30, 2021
5 x 7
32 Pages
Viking Books

Poetry to Light Up the Darkness
An inspiring and beautiful collection of poems to give you strength, arm you for hardship, and remind you that you're always growing, from the bestselling author of Chasers of the Light.
$18.00 US
Mar 30, 2021
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
160 Pages

yesterday i was the moon
Noor Unnahar is a young female voice with power and depth. The Pakistani poet's moving, personal work collects and makes sense of the phases of collapsing and rebuilding one's self on the treacherous modern path from teenager to adult. Tinged with the heartbreak of a broken home and the complexity of a rich cultural background, yesterday i was the moon stands out from the Insta-poetry crowd as a collection worth keeping.
$14.99 US
Mar 27, 2018
5-1/16 x 7-1/4
160 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Dog Songs
A collection of new and favorite poems, celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poet's world
$17.00 US
Sep 29, 2015
5 x 7-3/4
144 Pages
Penguin Books

The Complete Poetry
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Random House presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits.
$30.00 US
Mar 31, 2015
6-1/4 x 9-1/4
336 Pages
Random House

Love Poems for Married People
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBased on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people.
$15.00 US
Dec 31, 2018
4-13/16 x 7-5/16
112 Pages
G.P. Putnam's Sons

Leaves of Grass
On the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth, a Vintage Classics edition of his revolutionary poetic masterpiece.
$14.00 US
May 28, 2019
5-3/16 x 8
576 Pages