2019 Poetry Books We Loved

Looking for that perfect poetry book to gift your friend (or yourself)? Wondering what you, or they, missed in 2019? Look no further. We’ve pinned down our writers and staff and asked for their 2019 favorites.

Danielle Hanson, Poetry Editor at Doubleback Review
Hard Damage by Aria Aber
The Book of Ruin by Rigoberto Gonzalez
Hemlock by Emilia Phillips
Boom Box by Amorak Huey
Arabilis by Leah Silvieus


Stacey Balkun, Chapbook Series Editor at Sundress Publications
To Those Who Were Our First Gods by Nickole Brown
tsunami vs. the fukushima 50 by Lee Ann Roripaugh

Annie McIntosh, Curatorial Assistant at Sundress Publications
The Tradition by Jericho Brown
LOOK LOOK LOOK by Callista Buchen
Gender Flytrap by Zoë Estelle Hitzel
Deaf Republic by Ilya Kaminsky
Space Struck by Paige Lewis

Jeremy Michael Reed, Associate Poetry Editor
The Many Names for Mother by Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach
An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo
Grief Sequence by Prageeta Sharma
Casting Deep Shade by C.D. Wright
The Tradition by Jericho Brown

Anna Black, Staff Director, Associate Editor, & Chapbook Series Co-Editor
Dead Man’s Float by Ruth Foley
Is, Is Not by Tess Gallagher
Robert Schuman is Mad Again by Norman Dubie
An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo

Jacquelyn Scott, Sundress Publications Editorial Intern
Afakasi | Half-Caste by Hali Sofala-Jones

Erin Elizabeth Smith, Managing Editor, Sundress Publications

Blood Box, Zefyr Lisowski
Battle Dress, Karen Skolfield
I Will Tell This Story to the Sun Until You Remember That You Are the Sun, Erin Slaughter
Soft Science, Franny Choi

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