For many readers, poetry provided an essential way to understand the world around us this year. Poetry could provide a window into the life of another; it could, in a few deftly worded lines, illuminate a particular experience of perspective on the world. Here are some of the poetry collections that we most enjoyed this year.
Afternoon Bites: Hannah Lillith Assadi, Yahdon Israel Interviewed, Yuri Herrera Fiction, Jan Beatty, and More
In our afternoon reading: new fiction by Hannah Lillith Assadi and Yuri Herrera, poetry by Jan Beatty, and more.
Well, it’s February. Are there books due out this month? There most definitely are. Over the next few weeks, readers will be able to pick up dynamic nonfiction, unsettling fiction in translation, and long-anticipated collections of poetry. Here are a few of February’s books that we’re most excited about.