LitBridge Favorite Poetry Book List

The team members of LitBridge have all compiled their favorite poetry books. Please check out some of our personal suggestions for books of poetry that you should read. LitBridge is always adding more to this list so always check back for more. If you think we should include a collection of poems, then let us know. We are always happy to check out a new book for consideration to our list of favorite books.

Poetry Books 

1. Internal West by Priscilla Becker

2. Take It by Joshua Beckman

3. Saint Monica by Mary Biddinger

4. Cottonlandia: Poems (Juniper Prize for Poetry) by Rebecca Black

5. Blind Rain: Poems by Bruce Bond

6. Our Lady of the Ruins: Poems by Traci Brimhall

7. Apocalyptic Swing by Gabrielle Calvocoressi

8. Mistaking The Sea For Green Fields (Akron Series in Poetry) by Ashley Capps

9. What Is Amazing (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Heather Christle

10. A Hotel Lobby at the Edge of the World: Poems by Adam Clay

11. Punchline by Nick Courtright

12. The Last Predicta by Chad Davidson

13. A Real Time of It by Sally Delehant

14. When My Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz

15. Cooling Board: A Long Playing Poem by Mitchell L.H. Douglas

16. Suck on the Marrow by Camille T. Dungy

17. True Bride by Amy Gerstler

18. Threshold Songs (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Peter Gizzi

19. Pigafetta Is My Wife by Joe Hall

20. 31 Letters and 10. Dreams: Poems by Richard Hugo

21. Victory by Ben Kopel

22. The Silhouettes by Lily Ladewig

23. Elegy (Pitt Poetry Series) by Larry Levis

24. The Radio Tree by Corey Marks

25. Club Icarus by Matt W. Miller

26. The City, Our City by Wayne Miller

27. Ghost Lights by Keith Montesano

28. Whale in the Woods by Blueberry Morningsnow

29. Los versos del capitan/ The Captain’s Verses (Spanish Edition) by Pablo Neruda

30. Sweet Nothing by Nate Pritts

31. Robinson Alone by Kathleen Rooney

32. The World Doesn’t End by Charles Simic

33. Predatory (Pitt Poetry Series) by Glenn Shaheen

34. I Live in a Hut (Cleveland State University Poetry Center: New Poetry) by S.E. Smith

35. The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary by King Solomon

36. Dust and Conscience by Truong Tran

37. The Amputee’s Guide to Sex by Jillian Marie Weise

38. Words Before Dawn by William Wenthe

39. The Branch Will Not Break: Empty-Grave Extended Edition by James Wright