Books of Poetry

Check out these reading suggestions that will fulfill the book of poetry category for UBN 2023!

Updated January 13, 2023
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And still I rise
Angelou, Maya
Maya Angelou's unforgettable collection of poetry lends its name to the documentary film about her life, And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS's American Masters.   Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size...
Emily Dickinson : selected poems
Dickinson, Emily
Emily Dickinson, the "Belle of Amherst, " stayed close to home, finding inspiration in the small world around her. Often writing more than a poem a day-although few were published during her lifetime-she perfected a highly personal, condensed and still very modern style. Among the most famous,...
The instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman Formerly titled The Hill...
Little stranger
Olstein, Lisa
Lisa Olstein's third collection reverberates with twinned realities: wonder and terror, beauty and difficulty, celebration and lament. Through encounters with science, war, art, animals, and motherhood, Little Stranger explores the exigencies of close attention, the tenuousness of...
Ludie's life
Rylant, Cynthia.
Cynthia Rylant returns to her home state of West Virginia with this powerful and evocative collection of poems. In a heartbreaking narrative that flows like a novel, we follow Ludie from childhood to falling in love and getting married, through the birth of her own children, and on into old age....
The selected poems
Frost, Robert
John F. Kennedy said of Robert Frost: "He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable verse from which Americans will forever gain joy and understanding." A four-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Frost created a new poetic language that has a deep and timeless resonance. In addition...
Readers have called her work 'life changing', 'pandemic medicine', and 'part of my daily ritual'. Oprah Magazine and the Today Show have featured her work for its timely, uplifting wisdom. Now, Self Love Philosopher Melody Godfred shares her first poetry book,...
Without : poems
Hall, Donald
Donald Hall's poignant and courageous poetry speaks of the death of the magnificent, humorous, and gifted Jane Kenyon. Hall speaks to us all of grief, as a poet lamenting the death of a poet, as a husband mourning the loss of a wife. Without is Hall's greatest and most honorable achievement-his...

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