Poetry Christmas Gifts!
It's easy to poetry this year for Christmas gifts because there are quite a few "best of" lists available.
- The best poetry books for December (The Washington Post)
- Elizabeth Lund from The Washington Post also does the Best Poetry Collections of 2015.
- The Guardian also has a Best Poetry Books of 2015.
- The winners of the U.S. National Book Award were also announced.
The winner: Robin Coste Lewis, Voyage of the Sable Venus (Alfred A. Knopf)
Ross Gay, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (University of Pittsburgh Press) Interview
Terrance Hayes, How to Be Drawn (Penguin/Penguin Random House)
Ada Limón, Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions) Interview
Patrick Phillips, Elegy for a Broken Machine (Alfred A. Knopf) Interview
And if you'd like to hand out free poems of holiday cheer, here are some good resources:
Billy Bragg: 'I got this crazy idea I was a poet' (The Guardian)
John Updike the poet? (NBC)
Millennial Emily: Reimagining a poetry icon (Martha’s Vineyard Times)
Poet Carl Sandburg's Old House Being Renovated For A New Era (DNA Info Chicago)
Famed Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Birthplace Endangered (The Free Press-Maine)
Remembering Sylvia Plath (New York Daily News)
A poet and a police chief on the language of race (Minnesota Public Radio)