7 Great Poetry Books to Read this Poetry Month

By Hannah White

National Poetry Month is here! To celebrate this beautiful and distinct literary form I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite poetry books and anthologies along with a few that I have on my read list for this month. I’ve included some classics as well as some more contemporary works, for readers of all sensibilities, along with some of my favorite excerpts from each.
The Complete Poems, Christina Rossetti

I have an obsession with Rossetti’s beautiful, fruitful diction. Her poetry is captivating, accessible, and such a treat for the senses. Rossetti includes themes of...

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