New Poetry Titles (5/28/24)

We here at Philly Poetry Chapbook Review love poetry, whether it’s in chapbooks or full-length collections. We have a hunch that our readers do, too. Every Tuesday, we publish an update about what poetry titles we know are releasing in the following week.

Information, including product descriptions, are provided by the publisher. If we cover the book on this site, links will be included.


Acts, Spencer Reece

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: May 28, 2024
Format: Hardcover / eBook

Spencer Reece, a poet and an Episcopal priest, suffuses his poetry with tenderness, humanity, and a wonderous alchemy of beauty and sorrow. As the Nobel laureate Louise Glück wrote, “emanating from Spencer Reece’s work [is] a sense of immanence that belongs more commonly to religious passion; it is a great thing to have it again in art.”

Acts, the third book of poetry by Reece, is the product of a decade of work and of a life acutely lived. In it, he celebrates the language and literature of Spain and tracks his tenure at the Spanish Episcopal Church. At times, the collection is a love letter to Madrid; at other moments, to Old Lyme, Connecticut, where the speaker’s parents lived until the death of his father, and to Little Compton, Rhode Island. The poems are also an homage to the letter itself, to its art and its waning means of connection across distance. In Acts, Reece confronts grief and love, loneliness and self-acceptance, with honesty, artful lyricism, and, above all, a true and luminous grace.

Spencer Reece‘s first book of poetry, The Clerk´s Tale, was selected by Louise Glück as winner of the Bakeless Prize and recognized with an award from the Library of Congress. His second collection, The Road to Emmaus, was long-listed for the National Book Award and short-listed for the Griffin Prize. Reece has also edited a bilingual anthology of poems by the abandoned girls of Our Little Roses, Counting Time Like People Count Stars; written a poet’s memoir, The Secret Gospel of Mark; and published a book of watercolors, All the Beauty Still Left. An Episcopal priest, he served in San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Madrid; and New York City. He is the vicar of St. Paul’s, Wickford, Rhode Island.

Waders, Andrew Motion

Publisher: McSweeney’s Publishing
Publication Date: May 28, 2024
Format: Hardcover

This book is made up of fifteen poems that Andrew Motion has written since moving from England to the United States in 2015. It is full of the shock and wonder of such a move, the new seeing and the sadness and the joy. Dazzling in its range of settings and themes, the poems take shape in an equally wide variety of forms as the book takes up haunting questions of home and belonging. Fog and ocean, love and loss.

In the first section of the book, a consideration of place is often linked to pressing ecological issues of our day. In the second, poems about childhood and family intertwine with complicated meditations on generation, inheritance, and independence. And in the long and moving final poem, the jewel of the collection, a startling autobiographical narrative uncovers the poet’s preoccupation with human transience, a preoccupation that binds the whole collection together. Waders is lithe and stunning, a treasure of a book from one of the finest poets writing today.

Andrew Motion was born in London, England, in 1952 and worked for many years as a freelance writer and publisher before becoming Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and then Royal Holloways College, University of London. His poetry has received the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Ted Hughes Award, and the Wilfred Owen Prize, and from 1999-2009 he was the UK Poet Laureate. During this time he co-founded the Poetry Archive (, and in 2009 he was knighted for his services to poetry. In 2015 he moved to the United States, and now teaches in the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Baltimore.

Green Island, Liz Countryman

Publisher: Tupelo Press
Publication Date: June 2, 2024
Format: Paperback

The poems in Green Island delve into the relationship between place and imagination, examining the ways in which the physical places the speaker occupies, remembers, and imagines determine and enlarge her understanding of self.

While operating with startling self-awareness, Green Island does not simply offer poems that interrogate the circumstances of their own making. The work found in this slim volume questions the poetic tropes of beauty and romantic love and their relationships to the lyric. Ultimately working within the confines of a received tradition to expand what is possible within it, Liz Countryman shows us moments of quiet revelation in the quotidian, the comic, and in the vestiges of popular culture.

Liz Countryman teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Carolina and co-edits the annual poetry journal Oversound. She is the author of one previous collection, A Forest Almost. Her poems have appeared in PoetryKenyon ReviewAmerican Poetry ReviewDenver QuarterlyLana Turner, and The Canary.

Even the Least of These, Anita Skeen, Laura B. DeLind

Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2024
Format: Paperback / eBook

Even the Least of These is a collaboration between two talented friends—award-winning poet Anita Skeen and renown printmaker Laura B. DeLind. Seeking to navigate the isolation and uncertainty of the covid-19 pandemic, they challenged each other’s ability to see the small things often neglected and unnoticed. The result is a thoughtful and often joyful collection of poetry and prints that celebrate an awareness of the world around us and reflect on past experiences, lessons learned (or not). This collaboration includes a collection of prints that evoke the feeling of the poems, ranging from humorous to heart-rendering.

Anita Skeen is Director of the Center for Poetry at Michigan State University and is a Professor in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, where she also serves as Arts Coordinator.

Blood of Stone, Tariq Malik

Publisher: Caitlin Press Inc.
Publication Date: June 1, 2024
Format: Paperback

In Kotli Petrichor, Tariq Malik revisits Kotli, the 1,000-year-old city of his formative years in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. Marked by the traumas of dislocation and migration, the city and its inhabitants share secrets and longings, chronicled and imagined by Malik as he gives voice to a personal history that precedes his experiences as an immigrant in Canada, as portrayed in Exit Wounds. As the inhabitants of Kotli are forced to branch out in search of home, their stories expand to encompass the diaspora of Malik’ s fellow mohijar. Named for the earthy, familiar scent present after rainfall, Kotli Petrichor is a compelling, luminous celebration of people and place.

For the past four decades, Vancouver-based author Tariq Malik has worked across poetry, fiction, and visual arts, to distil immersive and compelling narratives that are always original and intriguing. Born in Pakistani Punjab, he came reluctantly late to Canada. His first book, Exit Wounds, was published by Caitlin Press in 2022.

We Follow the River, Onjana Yawnghwe

Publisher: Caitlin Press Inc.
Publication Date: June 1, 2024
Format: Paperback

We Follow the River tells the story of one family’ s escape from military violence in Myanmar, their exiled existence in Thailand, and their immigration to Canada with only a pile of beat up suitcases on a luggage cart. It is about growing up as a foreigner in a foreign land, sifting through family history and grief, and alighting across cultures and continents to find a home. Onjana Yawnghwe’ s third poetry book reveals an expertise in language— at times joyful, disobedient, wild, and other times condensed and restrained. A work of over twenty years, these poems are written and rewritten through the retroactive prism of experience, polished and honed, eroded and erased. Sweeping in scope, intimate and honest, these poems tell of the quiet moments, the unruly moments of rage and sorrow, the rough distillation of self, both hated and loved. These poems reside behind the secret, dark door of the self.

Onjana Yawnghwe is a Shan-Canadian writer and illustrator who lives in the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the Kwikwetlem First Nation. She is the author of two poetry books, Fragments, Desire (Oolichan Books, 2017), and The Small Way (Dagger Editions 2018), both of which were nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She works as a registered nurse. Her current projects include a graphic memoir about her family and Myanmar, and a book of cloud divination.

Near-Life Experience, Rowland Bagnall

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.
Publication Date: May 30, 2024
Format: Paperback / eBook

The poems in Near-Life Experience are curious about the present moment, its weather and animals, its objects and things. They want to make it real in language, catching it before it vanishes. Documenting landscapes, paintings, insects and trees, Near-Life Experience offers a world where understanding is subverted by the day’ s distractions and the unexpected shapes of the imagination. How do I relate to this? What does it mean? What’ s happening, exactly? Does experience experience me? With descriptive precision and inventiveness, the poet finds humour and panic at the edges of the actual. The poems measure expanding and contracting times, birthdays, seasons, climate breakdown, witnessing the moment and its ‘ sheer / ongoing changes’ .

Rowland Bagnall’s first collection, A Few Interiors, was published by Carcanet in 2019. His poetry, reviews and essays have appeared in Poetry London, PN Review, The Art Newspaper and elsewhere. He lives and works in Oxford.

Baby Schema, Isabel Galleymore

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.
Publication Date: May 30, 2024
Format: Paperback

A Poetry Book Society Spring Recommendation 2024 ‘ Trees crawling with babies, babies darting through the sky or buoyed by thermal vents, babies painted with false eyes’ (‘ Fable’ ) In Isabel Galleymore’ s second collection, the adorable other is not just an imagined future child, but also a tree frog, a weather-worn statue and often the speaker herself, who dreams of quitting adulthood and an endangered world. ‘ Mother Earth’ is less an entity to be revered than a command to care-giving. Lyrics and syllabically-constrained fables examine the play and power involved in creating new life, whether biologically or via cartoonists’ animation. Galleymore hones in on cuteness and its relationships to hyper-capitalism and environmental crisis to produce a deliberately queasy ecopoetics. Animal extinctions are likened to failed businesses and sainthood is granted to a dubious character named Michael Mouse. Studies of wild creatures join those of pets, pot plants and animal videos: here is a new nature – one shaped by the extremes of our contemporary desires.

Isabel Galleymore’s first collection, Significant Other, won the John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize in 2020 and was shortlisted for the Forward Best First Collection Prize and Seamus Heaney First Collection Prize. She held the position of Walter Jackson Bate Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2022-23. She lectures at the University of Birmingham.

The Iron Bridge, Rebecca Hurst

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.
Publication Date: May 30, 2024
Format: Paperback

Rebecca Hurst’s first collection bridges memory and observation, noting the detail of the natural world and our changing relation to it. The book’s places are made familiar by walking. It encounters other worlds alive with new and recovered ideas and images – from the folk traditions of her Sussex childhood, to archival encounters with a nineteenth-century nurse-explorer, and her undergraduate training as a Kremlinologist. Her language is deeply rooted, as keenly aware of etymologies as of history. Shaped by myth, history and desire, the poems of The Iron Bridge are theatrical, fierce, music-infused.

Rebecca Hurst is a writer, opera-maker, and illustrator based in Greater Manchester. Her poetry has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, including Carcanet’s New Poetries VIII. She is the author of a poetry pamphlet, The Fox’s Wedding (The Emma Press, 2022). Rebecca has a PhD from the University of Manchester, and is co-founder of the Voicings Collective, an ensemble that devises new music theatre. She teaches creative writing in hospitals, schools, universities, museums and the community.

The Silence, Gillian Clarke

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd.
Publication Date: May 30, 2024
Format: Paperback / eBook

A Poetry Book Society Spring Recommendation 2024. ‘ The days have no names. The day they count the dead, the day they closed the doors, turned off the lights. We’ re still here in the silence, hearing tree-talk, the wind’ s secrets, the company of birds.’ (‘ The Year of the Dead’ ) The poems in Gillian Clarke’s The Silence begin during lockdown, to whose silences Clarke listens so attentively that other voices emerge. As the book progresses, that silence deepens, in the poems about her mother and childhood, about the Great War and its aftermaths, and in her continuing attention to Welsh places and names, and the rituals which make that world come in to focus. In these scrupulous, musical poems, Clarke finds consolation in how silence makes room for memory and for the company of the animal- and bird-life which surrounds us. These poems, compulsively returning to key images and formative moments, echo and bring back other ways of living to the book’s present moment.

Born in Cardiff, Gillian Clarke is a poet and translator (from Welsh). She edited the Anglo-Welsh Review from 1975 to 1984, and ran poetry workshops in primary and secondary schools and for M.Phil. students at the University Of Glamorgan. She is president of Ty Newydd, the writers’ centre in North Wales which she co-founded in 1990. She was the National Poet of Wales from 2008 to 2016. Her poetry is studied by GCSE students throughout Britain. She has given poetry readings in Europe and the United States, and her work has been translated into ten languages. She has a daughter and two sons, and lives with her architect husband on an eighteen-acre smallholding in Ceredigion, Wales, where they have planted 4,300 trees and care for the land according to conservation practice.

Notes from the Sea, Marjorie Agosin, Suzanne Jill Levine (tr.)

Publisher: White Pine Press
Publication Date: May 28, 2024
Format: Paperback

In a stunning collection of prose poems, Agosin reflect on the sea as a force of transformation,  a creative force of energy, spirituality, and redemption. She writes about the patterns of the ocean, its moods day and night, and the sea as a constant companion.

Marjorie Agosín is a Chilean-American poet and scholar whose work focuses on social justice, feminism, and memory. Her publications include At the Threshold of Memory: New & Selected Poems (2003), The Light of Desire (2010), and I Lived on Butterfly Hill (2014), a young adult novel which won the Pura Belpre medal given by the American Library Association. She has received numerous honors and awards including a Jeanette Rankin Award in Human Rights, a United Nations Leadership Award for Human Rights, the Gabriela Mistral Medal of Honor from the Chilean government, and the Dr. Fritz Redlich Global Mental Health and Human Rights Award. She is the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American studies and a professor of Spanish at Wellesley College.

Suzanne Jill Levine’s books include The Subversive Scribe: Translating Latin American Fiction (Graywolf, reissued by Dalkey Archive), Manuel Puig & the Spiderwoman: His Life and Fictions (FSG) and two poetry chapbooks. An eminent translator whose career began in the early 1970s, she has won many honors and translated over forty volumes of Latin American literary works. Editor and co-translator of a five-volume series of Jorge Luis Borges’ poetry and non-fictions for Penguin paperback classics (2010), her most recent translation, Guadalupe Nettel’s Bezoar and Other Unsettling Stories, was shortlisted for the 2021 Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. She currently is writing a “translator’s memoir.”

Watcha, Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal

Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Publication Date: May 28, 2024
Format: Paperback / eBook

The reader becomes a spectator of a gallery that curates Latinx, Afro-Latinx, and Indigenous art through ekphrastic poetry. On occasion, the viewer sees theoretical or anecdotal prose contextualizing art observation through introspection. With the codeswitching between English and Spanish as well as with the political implications of the artwork and personal history, the book’s trajectory charts a vast terrain that ranges from an artistic standpoint, to border crossing, to belonging, to portraiture, to self-portraiture, to abstraction, to death, to a call for action. Watcha invites inquiry, a space for sight, memory, and consciousness.

Stalina Emmanuelle Villarreal (she/they) sees, hears, feels, and communicates across mediums andcultures. She’s a deep-watching ekphrastic poet, a photographic flash essayist, a broad-stroke sketchartist, a sonic improv performer, a sound-sensitive literary translator, and an assistant professor ofEnglish. Their bilingualism stems from her 1.5-generation experience being both Mexican and Xicanx. Their poetry can be found in the Rio Grande ReviewTexas ReviewThe Acentos ReviewDefunkt Magazine, and elsewhere. Their published translations of poetry include Enigmas by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Photograms of My Conceptual Heart, Absolutely Blind by Minerva Reynosa, Kilimanjaro by Maricela Guerrero, and Postcards in Braille by Sergio Pérez Torres.

American Equations in Black Classical Music, Camae Ayewa

Publisher: Hat & Beard Press
Publication Date: May 28, 2024
Format: Paperback

With its evocative verses and resonant themes, American Equations in Black Classical Music invites readers on a transformative journey through the melodic landscapes of jazz, the analytical realms of economics, the intricacies of American life. While making room for the speculative, to allow one’s imagination to begin to continue to draw from past lessons/innovations to hack future portals for these traditions to breathe new lives.

A poet known for her work as MoorMother, Ayewa poems hold that same power. In the poetic tradition of jazz & protest poetry of the 60’s and 70’s, Ayewa continues to question systems and make connections between the historical and the present. In the tradition of her artistic group Black Quantum Futurism, Ayewa’s poems speak to the communal survival mechanisms and temporal technologies that Black musicians and artistic communities have developed, uncovered, reconfigured to combat temporal oppression and reclaim our time.

American Equations is an intricate interplay of history, society, and the human condition illuminates the stark realities and poignant struggles of the past and present. From the vibrant jazz culture to the pressing economic disparities, from racial equations to the melancholic strains of blues, and from the enduring legacy of black classical music to the profound impact of time and speculation, these poems delve deep into the interconnections and entanglements that shape our world.

Camae Ayewa, better known by her stage name Moor Mother, is an American poet, musician, and activist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is one half of the collective Black Quantum Futurism, along with Rasheedah Phillips, and co-leads the groups Irreversible Entanglements and 700 Bliss.

Passing through a Gate: Poems, Essays, and Translations, John Balaban

Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publication Date: May 28, 2024
Format: Paperback / eBook

John Balaban is an extraordinary writer and storyteller whose prize-winning poetry and prose are informed by a love of languages, deep scholarship, hard travel, and a willingness to confront the violence and sufferings of the world. In this essential collection of his work, the best of his prize-winning poems since 1970 are collected in one place, threaded through with essays that link poetry to Balaban’s extensive travels, whether hitchhiking throughout the United States or wandering the countryside of Vietnam—during wartime—to record and translate folk poetry. 

The result is a remarkable story about a life in poetry. Empathetic, truth-telling, and fiercely perceptive, Passing through a Gate is a literary tour de force. As Maxine Kumin reminds us, “Balaban seems to me our moral spokesperson, our lyricist, our polemicist, exhorter, and consoler: in short, the poet we need.”

John Balaban (he/him) is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, including four volumes which together have won The Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award, a National Poetry Series selection, and two nominations for the National Book Award. His collection Words for My Daughter was a National Poetry Series Selection in 1990, and his book Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems won the 1998 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2006, his Path, Crooked Path was an Editor’s Choice at Booklist, and listed in Best of Poetry by Library Journal. In addition to his poetry, he is the author of a celebrated memoir, a children’s novel, essays, and translations from Vietnamese, Bulgarian, and Romanian.

Yoga for Pickpockets, Mike Silverton

Publisher: Sagging Meniscus
Publication Date: June 1, 2024
Format: Paperback

n his latest outing, the author of Anvil on a Shoestring and Trios might be said to shake a fist and roar at the dawn “Roll backward into the night!”, though such a claim would be entirely without foundation. Still, surely no one but Mike Silverton could be responsible for making such clickety-clackety music with demoralized vermin, vats of cock-a-leekie, and Benedict Arnold’s wallpaper, or for attaining such a luxuriant yet persistently procedural climax in the volume’s extravagant finale, the poetic abecedary “Geront’s Miscellany.” Call the police.

Mike Silverton’s poetry appeared in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s in Harper’sThe NationWormwood ReviewPoetry Nowsome/thingChelseaPrairie SchoonerElephant and other publications he may have (and most likely) mislaid. William Cole included Mike’s poems in four anthologies: Eight Lines and Under, Macmillan, 1967; Pith and Vinegar, Simon and Schuster, 1969; Poetry Brief, Macmillan, 1971; and Poems One Line & Longer, Grossman, 1973.

All Empty Vessels, Aaron Kent, Stuart McPherson

Publisher: Broken Sleep Books
Publication Date: May 31, 2024
Format: Paperback

All Empty Vessels is an urgent, emotional commentary on what it is to exist in our contemporary world. Aaron Kent and Stuart McPherson each taking 6 sections of 6 poems each, explore topics as widespread as the class system, Edgar Allen Poe, and the lyricism of night. Even poetry and poetics itself becomes a subject of scrutiny. In the hands of these two poets, these themes become an eclectic, fluid tapestry of ideas that mold themselves around both the specific and the universal, and that present an unapologetic, honest, and uncompromising account of modern life. All Empty Vessels is a book for those who want poetry to be unafraid, and written with a fire whose embers lay smoldering long after the pages of the book have been closed.

Aaron Kent is a working-class writer, stroke survivor, and insomniac from Cornwall. His 2nd collection, The Working Classic, is available from the87press. He has read his poetry for The BBC, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and Stroke Association, had work published in various journals, and is an Arvon tutor. His poetry has been translated into languages including French, Hungarian, German, Cymraeg, and Kernewek, and has been set to music.

Stuart McPherson is a prize-winning poet from the UK. His poems have appeared in Butcher’s Dog Magazine, Bath Magg, Poetry Wales, Anthropocene, Blackbox Manifold, Prelude, and One Hand Clapping. In October 2022, Stuart was the winner of the Ambit Annual Poetry Competition. His second collection, End Ceremonies, was published via Broken Sleep Books on August 31st 2023.

Into the Ancient, Joseph M. Hess

Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication Date: May 31, 2024
Format: Paperback

Into the Ancient presents America as a post-patriarchal empire rife with entangled narratives erupting outside its conventional dying metaphors: collages of nostalgia entangled with post-modern decollage (Borrowed Browns), the future of our natural world trapped inside a Devil’s sexy endgame (Curve Wind), a pornography adjacent to love and loss (Flesh Cartography, Splendor) billboarded super models above Jehovah Witnesses (Low Ghosts in Brooklyn). The poems also present the quotidian turning provocative: a soldier’s longing wandering a convenient store (parallax), one’s individual agency wrestling with classical, gendered mythologies (Pandora and Orpheus, Spotting Odysseus). The poems wades in a textured poetics of allusion, imagery and metaphor, in an effort to decipher the ever-evolving, or mutating field of contact between enduring consciousness and fleeting awareness, between overly-normative cultural expectations and personal revelation. The poems invariably twist away from traditional storylines to convey ideas strategically working out-of-synch, or contrapuntally, to bring the reader toward a lucid, emotive complexity.

Joe Hess is from Columbus, Ohio and received his MA from Miami University and MFA from Ashland University. You can find his work in The Ekphrastic Review, Into the Void, Lime Hawk, Postcard Poems and Prose, Helen Literary Magazine, Fourth and Sycamore, and a 2017 anthology from Shabda Press entitled Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms in Our Hands. His chapbook, Trauma Décor, was released in January 2022.

Raising the Price of the House, Karol Nielsen

Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication Date: May 31, 2024
Format: Paperback

Karol Nielsen’s Raising the Price of the House is a life story that moves from growing up as the daughter of a Vietnam veteran who served in combat with the 101st Airborne Division through working as a journalist covering post-dirty war Argentina on the verge of a coup, the intifada and Gulf War in Israel, the peak of violent crime in New York City, and other beats. Along the way, she falls in and out of love, begins to teach creative writing, and ultimately becomes a poet and memoirist—forever embracing possibility.

Karol Nielsen is the author of the memoirs Walking A&P (Mascot Books, 2018) and Black Elephants (Bison Books, 2011)—shortlisted for the 2012 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing in nonfiction. Excerpts were honored as notable essays in The Best American Essays 2010 and 2005. Her poetry chapbooks include Small Life (2022), Vietnam Made Me Who I Am (2020), and This Woman I Thought I’d Be (2012)—all from Finishing Line Press. Her full-length poetry collection was shortlisted for the 2021 Terry J. Cox Poetry Award and was selected as a finalist for the 2007 Colorado Prize for Poetry. One of her poems was a finalist for the 2021 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize.

The Selkie, Morgan Vo

Publisher: The Song Cave
Publication Date: May 28, 2024
Format: Paperback

Morgan Võ’s fascinating and highly original debut, The Selkie, is organized into three linked sections: animated by jokes, confusion, existential horror and banality, often revealing the gaps in understanding that tangle this string of vignettes. In an outdoor market, we meet an unlikely hero in The Monger, buying and selling fish from his stall while the poems around him touch on topics of racial capitalism, cultural ties to animals and food, dislocation, diaspora and the impacts of the nuclear family. Also included are The Monger’s own written documents that propose a series of year-long performance pieces, each seemingly created to test and explore his specific individuality among a community of displaced histories. Võ investigates how the shadows of larger global issues link with our intimate and daily interactions. The Selkie introduces an entirely unique voice within the landscape of contemporary American poetry.

Morgan Võ (born 1989) is a poet and librarian, and a current member of the Poetry Project Newsletter editorial collective. His poems have most recently appeared in the Brooklyn Rail and Wyrm. Originally from coastal Virginia, he lives now in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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New Poetry Titles (5/7/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 5/7 from Stanchion Books, Black Ocean, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Picador UK, Mercer University Press, Wave Books, Alice James Books, Graywolf Press, Copper Canyon Press, BOA Editions Ltd, Black Lawrence Press, Grayson Books, Bloodaxe Books and CavanKerry Press.

Chapbook Poem: Disguise by Christine Kitano

Read the featured Chapbook Poem of the Month for May 2024, “Disguise” from Dumb Luck & other poems by Christine Kitano, along with a few words from the poet.

New Poetry Titles (5/14/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 5/14 from Finishing Line Press, Black Ocean, University of Queensland Press, She Writes Press, White Pine Press, Curbstone Books, New Directions, W. W. Norton & Company, Omnidawn, NYRB Poets, Anvil Press and an editor’s pick from Copper Canyon Press.

New Poetry Titles (5/21/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 5/21 from Seren, Finishing Line Press, Diode Editions, Copper Canyon Press, Nightboat Books, Milkweed Editions, CavanKerry Press, Invisible Publishing, Holy Cow! Press, Wake Forest University Press, Zephyr Press, Querencia Press, YesYes Books, Coach House Books and Rose Books.

New Poetry Titles (5/28/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 5/28 from Tupelo Press, Diode Editions, McSweeney’s Publishing, Michigan State University Press, Caitlin Press Inc., Carcanet Press Ltd., White Pine Press, Deep Vellum Publishing, Hat & Beard Press, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Copper Canyon Press, Sagging Meniscus, The Song Cave, Finishing Line Press and Broken Sleep Books.

New Poetry Titles (6/4/24)

Check out new poetry books for the week of 6/4 from Bored Wolves, Scribner, Coach House Books, House of Anansi Press, Biblioasis, Button Poetry, Seagull Books, Jackleg Press, Green Linden Press and Central Avenue Publishing.

Chapbook Poem: Like a Honeypot by Stefanie Kirby

Read the featured Chapbook Poem of the Month for June 2024, “Like a Honeypot” from Fruitful by Stefanie Kirby, along with a few words from the poet.

Poetry Chapbooks (May, 2024)

Check out new poetry chapbooks from Cathexis Northwest Press, Diode Editions, Gnashing Teeth Publishing, Seren Books, Grayson Books, Querencia Press, Ugly Duckling Presse, The Poetry Box and Finishing Line Press.

New Poetry Titles (6/11/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 6/11 from The Poetry Box, Finishing Line Press, YesYes Books, Burnside Review Press, Row House Publishing, Deep Vellum Publishing, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Phoneme Media, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Lynx House Press, Alice James Books and Inhabit Media.

May/June ‘24 Editor’s Note: Aldon Lynn Nielsen

While PCR contributors C.M. Crockford, Drishya, and myself work on reviews for our fourth issue and beyond, our May/June issue only has one editorial feature– the first in what I hope to be a series of long interviews with veteran poets.

A Conversation with Aldon Lynn Nielsen

Poet-scholar Aldon Lynn Nielsen shares about his work, his recent chapbook, and poetry in general in this collaborative interview piece with editor Aiden Hunt.

New Poetry Titles (6/18/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 6/18 from Finishing Line Press, YesYes Books, Belle Point Press and Red Hen Press.

New Poetry Titles (6/25/24)

Check out new poetry books published the week of 6/25 from Finishing Line Press, Nightboat Books, Coach House Books, Pavilion Poetry, LSU Press, Trio House Press, Leapfrog Press, White Pine Press, Carcanet Press Ltd., Dial Press, Milkweed Editions, and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.