In honor of National Poetry Month, here are a few of our favorite poetry books from the last few years. Get a taste of each book by reading some sample poems from each:
To celebrate and to encourage us all to read more poetry, here are seven of our favorite poetry collections from the last five years!
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[easyazon_link identifier=”0892554789″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems[/easyazon_link]
Molly McCully Brown
ALSO be sure to check out our list of 15 poetry classics that are available as FREE ebooks for Kindle/Nook…
If you enjoyed these, you might also be interested in last year’s recap of National Poetry Month…
*** [easyazon-link keywords=”Ted Kooser” locale=”us”]Books by Ted Kooser[/easyazon-link]
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from the collection
A Village Life: Poems
Paperback: FSG Books, 2010.
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All three of these poems can be found in the collection:
[easyazon-link asin=”0374526788″ locale=”us”]Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996[/easyazon-link]
Paperback: FSG Books, 1999.
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*** [easyazon-link keywords=”Seamus Heaney” locale=”us”]Other Books by Seamus Heaney[/easyazon-link]
Death of a Naturalist:
Plus, two that have been posted to our site in the past:
The final installment in our National Poetry Month Series of Poets reading their poems.
The first, “Life Doesn’t Frighten Me” can be found in
“Abundant Hope” (from the 2011 dedication of the MLK memorial in Washington DC)
Continuing our National Poetry Month series of poet’s reading their own work…
Another Festival of Faith and Writing speaker, Li-Young Lee, reading his poem “The Room and Everything in it”
from the collection:
The City in Which I Love You.