April is National Poetry Month, reminding us of poetry’s important role in our culture and in our classrooms. We are celebrating by appreciating a few titles that highlight the lives and work of inspiring poets.
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.
This fresh and faithful translation of Vergil’s Aeneid restores the spare prose and driving rhythm of the original, allowing us to see one of the cornerstone narratives of Western culture with new eyes.
Here is a sharp, surreal collection of poems about human fragility and the beauty of nature from Japan’s first female Modernist poet.
Finna is a collection of lyrical poems celebrating the Black vernacular—its influence on pop culture, its rite in storytelling and in creating the safety found only within its intimacy.
Whale Day brings together more than fifty poems and showcases Billy Collins’ mixing of the playful and the serious.
Here is an updated collection of Maya Angelou’s works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits.