Monday Mentions – Poetry Picks

by Jessica on April 13, 2015

Happy Monday! In honor of National Poetry Month I thought we should have some poetry recommends up this week! Over on our Tumblr we’re doing a Poet of the Day and highlighting some great poets this month so be sure to head over there and check that out too! But for now…onto our poetry suggestions!

Love is a Dog From Hell
By Charles Bukowski

One of my favorite books of Bukowski’s poetry! Wonderfully bleak, crude, and honest. Bukowski is simple, poignant, and by far one of my favorite dead poets.

Recommended by Rebecca

Good Poems
By Garrison Keillor

Everything about this poetry anthology is good: the foreword, the poems, the shade of blue used for the cover, the typeface… perhaps I’m getting a bit silly. (Yeah, silly about how good this collection is.) Good Poems is a fantastic treat to give yourself, or anyone, who likes poetry, and stirring wordsmithery.

Recommended by Sarah


The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni: 1968-1998
By Nikki Giovanni

Arguably one of the best poets to come out of the Black Arts Movement, Giovanni is a breath of fresh air. A collection that definitely belongs on your shelf at home!

Recommended by Sarah Anne