Favorite Poetry and Poetry-Related Books of the Year
December 28, 2022
The following are some of my favorites of the year, with links to their publishers. (Not all were published in 2022.) For additional reading suggestions, do check out another, completely current list, "A Handful of Poetry Books to Savor Now and Later," by Mandana Chaffa, in the Chicago Review of Books.
Also a Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me, by Ada Calhoun (Grove Atlantic, 2022)
Avidly Reads Poetry, by Jacquelyn Ardam (NYU Press, 2022)
Broadway for Paul, by Vincent Katz (Knopf, 2020)
Curb, by Divya Victor (Nightboat Books, 2021)
Customs, by Solmaz Sharif (Graywolf, 2022)
The Difference Is Spreading: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Fifty Poems, edited by Al Filreis and Anna Strong Safford (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022)
Frank: Sonnets, by Diane Seuss (Graywolf, 2021)
Garden Time, by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon, 2016)
The Hurting Kind, by Ada Limón (Milkweed Editions, 2022)
Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance, by Nikki Grimes (Bloomsbury Books for Children, 2021)
Lorine Niedecker: A Poet’s Life, by Margot Peters (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011)
On Autumn Lake: The Collected Essays, by Douglas Crase (Nightboat Books, 2022). I'm still reading this one!
Starshine & Clay, by Kamilah Aisha Moon (Four Way Books, 2017)
Stones: Poems, by Kevin Young (Knopf, 2021)
The World Keeps Ending, and the World Goes On, by Franny Choi (Ecco, 2022)
The Poetry Friday roundup for December 30th is at Patricia J. Franz's Reverie.
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