A list of recommended poetry books curated by Sarah Browning, cofounder, Split This Rock and MFA candidate, Rutgers University-Camden
I’m grateful to the good folks at The Head & The Hand bookstore in Philadelphia for inviting me to curate a list of poetry collections for National Poetry Month. I’ve chosen 15 books, many by poets from populations most grievously affected by the coronavirus pandemic and by the policies of our nation, and others’, that have rendered them so vulnerable: Native peoples, people with disabilities, the incarcerated, and immigrants, especially our undocumented kin. Each of these collections brings poetry’s power – as a challenge and a balm both, reminding us, with ferocity and tenderness, of our common humanity.
The list appears on Bookshop.org, a new site for buying books online, with a portion of proceeds benefiting independent bookstores!
Read the list — and shop for great books! — on Bookshop’s website.