A Reading List for National Poetry Month from Chicago and Our Client Presses
For National Poetry Month, celebrated every April, we are happy to recognize the work of our brilliant distributed publishers. Over the years, we have been lucky to work closely with poetry and fiction publishers such as Acre Books, Autumn House, CavanKerry Press, Omnidawn, and Seagull Books. Plus, you can often find poetry titles on the lists of our other distributed clients, including Brandeis University Press and Athabasca University Press.
Last year, we asked our client publishers “What does poetry mean to you?” Read their responses here.
This year, we’ve rounded up our clients’ newest poetry titles, published in 2022 and 2023, for your reading pleasure. Visit our Bookshop collection to learn more! Shop our collection of new poetry books on Bookshop.
New from Acre Books, the small press offshoot of The Cincinnati Review, hailing from Cincinnati, OH.
Manatee Lagoon by Jenna Le
Metabolics by Jessica E. Johnson
New from Autumn House, a nonprofit, literary publisher based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Seed Celestial by Sara R. Burnett
Bittering the Wound by Jacqui Germain
Ishmael Mask by Charles Kell
Given by Liza Katz Duncan
The Scorpion’s Question Mark by J.D. Debris
New from CavanKerry Press, a New Jersey-based nonprofit poetry publisher.
Dialect of Distant Harbors by Dipika Mukherjee
But I Still Have My Fingerprints by Dianne Sivlestri, MD
Boy by Tracy Youngblom
The History Hotel by Baron Wormser
When Did We Stop Being Cute? by Martin Wiley
New from Omnidawn, a California-based publisher of innovative literature.
(no subject) by Peter Burghardt
Yours, Purple Gallinule by Ewa Chrusciel
Pink Waves by Sawako Nakayasu
t/here it is by T.J. Anderson III
CHORUS by Daniela Naomi Molnar
Etymologies by Walter Ancarrow
The Rendering by Anthony Cody
oh orchid o’clock by Endi Bogue Hartigan
From Unincorporated Territory [åmot] by Craig Santos Perez
vanishing point. by Kimberly Reyes
New from Seagull Books, an international publisher of world literature in translation.
The Poems by Robert Walser
“La Clarté Notre-Dame” and “The Last Book of the Madrigals” by Philippe Jaccottet
The World Saved by Kids: And Other Epics by Elsa Morante
Come, Take a Gentle Stab: Selected Poems by Salim Barakat
Delicates by Wendy Guerra
Decapitated Poetry by Ko-Hua Chen
New from Brandeis University Press, publishing diverse perspectives in the humanities, social sciences, natural history, and the environment.
The Lamb Cycle: What the Great English Poets Would Have Written About Mary and Her Lamb (Had They Thought of It First) by David Ewbank
New from Athabasca University Press (Distributed by the University of British Columbia Press), Canada’s first open-access scholarly press.
Little Wet-Paint Girl by Ouanessa Younsi
These titles are available now from our website or from Bookshop. Happy National Poetry Month!