What Were Your Favorite Poems This Year?

Dear Readers,

This week I’ve read two excellent poetry collections: Yona Harvey’s illuminating, musical Hemming the Water (thanks to a recommendation from poet and friend Emily Mohn-Slate) and Simon Armitage‘s Book of Matches (unsettling turns, brilliant wordplay). I highly recommend them both, and wish I had more time to write about them now.

Though I’m not done reading for the year, I am reflecting on the year’s reading, and it’s been just a stellar year for poetry; more on that next week. In the meantime, I hope you’ll take a moment to tell me about your poetry reading this year. What was your favorite poem or collection? What was the most surprising discovery? How are you finding new poems to read?

Until next week!