April is National Poetry month and with Amanda Gorman’s historic inauguration performance centering poetry on the world stage, people inside and outside of the literary world are paying extra attention to our country’s scribes during this season.
Poets are our mirrors, healers, and judges. They reflect back our values, actions, and priorities. Exciting collections that explore gender identity, immigration experiences, Gullah-Geechee culture, and more are waiting to be added to your bookshelves from these past and present poets.
In addition to Gorman, who’s printed edition of The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country debuted at number 1 on The New York Times bestseller’s list, we have discovered 20 other poets you should know.
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