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Since 1996, the month of April has served as National Poetry Month to remind people of the role poets and poetry have played in our culture and history. Over the past 25 years, National Poetry Month has grown into of the largest literary celebrations in the world. To help you celebrate this year, we’ve created a list of 30 poetry books, one for each day in April. We’ve featured some of our favorite new releases, the most anticipated upcoming collections, classic works by some of poetry’s most influential voices, poetry from around the world, and the perfect poetry books to read with your kids, so whatever your age or interests you’re sure to find the books you need to keep your celebration going all month long.

New Releases

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Theophanies cover image
Change Your Life cover image
American Inmate cover image
You Are Here cover image
Instructions for Traveling West cover image

Coming Soon

Dream Work cover image
Barfly cover image
Call This Mutiny cover image
Next Day cover image
The Murmuring Grief of the Americas cover image
Mother cover image

Poetry for Young Readers

Blooming Beneath the Sun cover image
I Am Elephant cover image
Beastly Verse cover image
Change Sings cover image
Follow the Recipe cover image
A River of Words cover image


The Waste Land and Other Writings cover image
If Not, Winter cover image
Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe cover image
Ariel cover image
The Essential Ginsberg cover image
Where the Sidewalk Ends cover image

Poetry in Translation

Let Us Believe in the Beginning of the Cold Season cover image
It Must Be a Misunderstanding cover image
Why I No Longer Write Poems cover image
Dream Bridge cover image
A Little Larger than the Entire Universe cover image
Cold Moons cover image