Whether you’re a lifelong poetry reader or are looking for your first collection to pick up, we’ve got something for you! Our writers cover new poetry, the best poetry for every reader, and more.

50 Must-Read Best Poetry Books

Get more poetry into your life with this list of 50 of the best poetry books, with books from ancient times through today.

Reading Pathways: The Best Nikki Giovanni Poems

I was 15 when a friend and I found Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni in our school library. We took ...

15 Poems About Happiness To Reset Your Day

Poetry has power, and one of its greatest powers is to let you step into a moment or a feeling ...

15 Beautiful Birthday Poems

A list of birthday poems from classic poets to contemporary writers and thoughtful to humorous perfect for any birthday celebration.

Joy Harjo Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Poet and musician Joy Harjo has been named the U.S.'s 23rd Poet Laureate, becoming the first Native American to hold the position.

Poetry on the Barracks Walls of Angel Island

Learn about the poetry written on the barrack walls by Chinese immigrants confined on Angel Island, and read some of their words here.

Celebrate Pride with the Poetry of Sappho

She was demonized, her work was publicly burned, but Sappho's words live. Celebrate Sappho through her sapphic love poems to women.

24 Thoughtful And Inspirational Father’s Day Poems

Celebrate and recognize the father figure in your life by reading these beautiful, inspirational, and thoughtful Father’s Day poems.

Matwaala Poetry Festival Celebrates Poets of the South Asian Diaspora

Check out some of the poetry collections authored by poets involved in the Matwaala Poetry Festival from The South Asian Diaspora Poets’ Collective.

Poetry Out Loud: The Finale Edition!

Poetry Out Loud  has named its 2019 winner! The last time I checked in about this national competition was when ...

Love, Death, and Magic: 22 Gorgeous Victorian Poems

A friend of mine gave me one of those Faber & Faber Poetry Diaries for Christmas last year. Instead of ...

Getting Whitmanian: Walt Whitman At The New York Public Library

Walt Whitman would have turned 200 this year. It’s a pretty big deal for writers and poets everywhere. Whitman’s style ...

Adrienne Rich Quotes to Celebrate Her Birthday

In honor of her birthday, here are some powerful feminist Adrienne Rich quotes from her books, poems, and poetry collections.

15 Silly And Weird Shel Silverstein Quotes To Brighten Your Day

Even as a grown-up, these Shel Silverstein quotes have such special messages and meaning on friendship, love, growth, and more.

15 Silly And Funny Poems for Kids

Funny poems are a great way to introduce poetry to children. I remember still can remember poems from my childhood. ...