World Poetry Day is a day to “celebrate the expression of our common humanity.” On this day we are taking part in this celebration by recognizing books of poetry and poets who have provided universal teachings.
Red Comet is a biography of Sylvia Plath that focuses on her remarkable literary and intellectual achievements, while restoring the woman behind the long-held myths about her life and art.
An important and daringly experimental voice in Tokyo’s avant-garde poetry scene, Chika Sagawa broke with the gender-bound traditions of Japanese poetry. Here is a collection of short, sharp, surreal poems about human fragility and the beauty of nature from Japan’s first female Modernist poet.
In this urgent outpouring of American voices, poets speak on their experiences as they shelter in place, addressing our collective fear, grief, and hope from eloquent and diverse individual perspectives.
Finna is a collection of sharp, lyrical poems celebrating the Black vernacular—its influence on pop culture, its necessity for familial survival, its rite in storytelling and in creating the safety found only within its intimacy.
Billy Collins’s new collection brings together more than fifty poems that leap with whimsy and imagination, yet stay grounded in the familiar, common things of everyday experience.
Browse a larger selection of poetry books on our higher education course listing.