RA Back Pocket: Poetry | Wyatt’s World

Poetry might not constitute the highest circulation stats in libraries, but it is ever more relevant. Here are five collections from 2017 to be long remembered, proving reliable suggestions to readers of all interest levels.

Poetry Beyond the Basics: Twelve New Collections Offer Fresh Perspective on the Human Experience

Derr-Smith uses an intently packed, beautifully crafted pile-up of images to explore a rural Southern upbringing—highly recommended; gemlike poems from Mohabir will reward many readers and surprise not a few; fervent reading about the urban Hispanic experience—for all readers; Sealey explores issues of race, gender, and sexuality in poems whose fluid, wide-open style belies their grit