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Bluff: Poems

Not to be missed; sure to be one of the best collections of the year.

The Beloved Community

Moving and powerful, Jones’s latest collection is recommended for most libraries.

Grand Tour: Poems

Gonzalez’s collection is a strong debut that is sure to captivate a broad spectrum of readers.

Sweet Movie: Poems

A rich and thought-provoking collection. Poetry lovers and Dietzman fans will want to read these poems over and over again and can find something new to enjoy or admire each time.

What Small Sound: Poems

Powerful and full of emotion, with themes that will engage readers from many different audiences.

Plantains and Our Becoming: Poems

Deeply moving and personal while also celebrating Black Latina history and informing readers urgently needing to be educated, Marte’s book is a wonderful addition to any collection.

West: A Translation

A remarkable collection offering history not typically told in textbooks; an accompanying website ( with video poems and historical images adds context.


A fine exploration of nature and self in crisis; those familiar with Eilbert’s work will not be disappointed, while new readers will be eager to explore her further.

From From: Poems

Youn does an extraordinary job of blending historical themes with haunting modern-day experiences to clarify sense of self. Readers will be captivated.

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