Our Favorite Books We Read in 2021 – Poetry!

It’s not too late to revisit our favorite books of 2021 series! This time we are taking a look at poetry. There were some really stunning collections of poems that were published this year. Some were from our favorites like Tracy K. Smith, Ted Kooser, and Rita Dove. Others were from authors new to us like Kaveh Akbar and Joshua Bennett. And one of the biggest young voices in poetry, Amanda Gorman, publish her poetry collection: Call Us What We Carry. We could go on, but we’ll just let you explore. Happy New Year!

Kaveh Akbar
Joshua Bennett
Alex Dimitrov
Rita Dove
Martín Espada
Louise Glück
Amanda Gorman
June Jordan
Donika Kelly
Ted Kooser
Cleopatra Mathis
Joyce Carol Oates
Maggie Smith
Tracy K. Smith
Kevin Young

-Mike

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