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.
In our afternoon reading: interviews with Alex Gilvarry and Morgan Parker, thoughts on Rainer Maria’s new album, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting “The Book of Disquiet,” Morgan Parker’s Latest, Lindsay Hunter Nonfiction, Jesse Ball, and More
In our morning reading: talking “The Book of Disquiet,” essays by Lindsay Hunter and Jason Diamond, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Jessie Chaffee, Amber Sparks Revisited, Morgan Parker on Tennis, Sufjan Stevens, and More
In our afternoon reading: talking with Jessie Chaffee and Sufjan Stevens, new writing from Morgan Parker, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Morgan Parker’s Latest, Alison Kinney Nonfiction, Catherine Lacey Excerpted, Catherynne M. Valente, and More
In our afternoon reading: thoughts on Morgan Parker’s new book, an excerpt from Catherine Lacey’s forthcoming novel, and more.
In our morning reading: Morgan Parker talked with Amanda Petrusich, new writing from Sarah Gerard, and much more.
In our morning reading: an interview with Morgan Parker, Chicago bookstore recommendations, and much more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Morgan Parker’s new book, new nonfiction from Nikesh Shukla, an interview with George Saunders, and more.