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17 Collections of Excellent Poetry to Get You Through Your Workday

Below we’ve listed awe-inspiring, brilliant collections of poems to bring wonder into your world.
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    Dark Energy

    Morgan’s precise and piercing verse will transport you to the Blue Ridge Mountains of his youth.

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    The Trouble with Poetry

    Accessible and engaging, this book is spare, witty, funny, and empathetic.

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    Wildly into the Dark

    A must-have for longtime fans as well as newcomers to Tyler Knott Gregson’s unique brand of passionate, intimate, and playful words and images.

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    How to Be Drawn

    Haye’s highly anticipated fifth collection explores visual art from a tightly focused, complex, and thoughtful point of view.

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    Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

    Bizarre, hilarious, wild, and lewd, Patricia Lockwood’s writing will leave you breathless. Set in nature but bursting at the seams, Lockwood’s poems are manic and tell-everyone amazing.

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    It Shouldn’t Have Been Beautiful

    Purpura’s short, punchy poems draw on proverbs and riddles to ask the big questions about time, impermanence, and being.

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    Blue Horses

    Beloved bestselling poet, Mary Oliver, delivers a meditative collection on the beauty, nature, and the small moments of clarity in everyday life.

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    A Woman of Property

    The past is an almost tangible threat in these poems, and gothic atmosphere drips off every page. Ominous and brilliant, this collection will grab your attention and keep it.

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    Voyage of the Sable Venus

    Winner of the National Book Award, this electrifying poetry debut is a tender and shocking study of stereotype.

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