Tuesday, January 08, 2013

News at Eleven: 2012 was the year of colossal books

of collected poems (from Jack Gilbert, who passed away shortly after his book's publication; Louise Glück; Lucille Clifton and one or two others). While 2013 doesn't promise so many monumental doorstoppers, it's packed with powerful, important and comfortably slim volumes of new poems by famous poets, as well as some books poetry lovers will love from poets whose names might be new to them. Here's a look at the eight you won't want to miss.

from NPR: Guns, God And A Reggae Beat: A 2013 Poetry Preview
then Huffington Post: Five American Poets to Watch in 2013
then NPR: Well-Versed: Five Poets With Punch


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