Rosebud Ben-Oni’s List of Poetry Books

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Hi Everyone,

This is a list of poets published in 2019-2020 crowdsourced by Rosebud Ben-Oni and published on The Kenyon Review Online. It’s a tough time to be publishing (and everything else) so if you feel like reading during the quarantine this may prove a great resource for you and a big help to these poets!

Stay safe and well. Kelly

Open to All: A Crowd-Sourced List of Over 200 Mid-2019 to 2020 Poetry Titles

Rosebud Ben-Oni
March 13, 2020


I often think about this space here on The Kenyon Review. I think of the essays I’ve written here, the readers I’ve met because of those pieces, and the poets and writers with whom I’ve shared this space. But right now I’m thinking of the many poets who are missing or will miss out on book launches, readings, signings and celebrations because of the global health crisis. I’m thinking about community and kindness, and so I hope this list will spark some joy, though it’s not a replacement for those events so many of us are missing.

Here is a list of recent and upcoming poetry collections (with a couple of novels written by poets) that I crowd-sourced over on Twitter. If a book does not yet have a page on the publisher’s or author’s website, I linked to the general site associated with the poetry collection, and marked it Forthcoming.

Be well, everyone.

Note: This list was originally crowd-sourced. People recommended books to me; I didn’t choose the books myself. Please note this list is ongoing & updated.

In Alphabetical Order According to Author’s Last Name

Albert Abonado, JAW (Sundress)

George Abraham, Birthright (Button Poetry)

Allison Adair, The Clearing (Milkweed)

Nishat Ahmed, Field Guide for End Days (Finishing Line Press)

Francisco X. Alarcón, Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation (University of Arizona)

Tom Alexander, One of these Years: Selected Poems 2003-2019 (Self-Published)

Lisa Ampleman, Romances (LSU Press)

E. Kristin Anderson, Behind, All You’ve Got (Semiperfect Press)

E. Kristin Anderson, We’re Doing Witchcraft (Porkbelly Press)

Kristina Andersson Bicher, She-Giant in the Land of Here-We-Go-Again (MadHat Press)

Jose Angel Araguz, An Empty Pot’s Darkness (Airlie Press)

Scott Edward Anderson, Dwelling: an ecopoem (Shanti Arts)

Francisco Aragon, After Rubén (Red Hen Press)

Jubi Arriola-Headley, original kink (Sibling Rivalry Press) – Forthcoming

Cynthia Atkins, Still Life With God (St. Julian Press)

Cameron Awkward-Rich, Dispatch (Persea Books)

Jia Oak Baker & Shawnte Orion, Gravity & Spectacle (Tolsun Press)

Madeleine Barnes, You Do Not Have to Be Good (Trio House Press)

Daniel Barnum, Names for Animals (Seven Kitchens Press)

Kat Ulanday Barrett, More than Organs (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Tina Barry, Beautiful Raft (Big Table Publishing Company)

Oliver Baez Bendorf, Advantages of Being Evergreen (CSU Poetry Center)

Rick Barrot, The Galleons (Milkweed)

Gigi Bella, big feelings (Game Over Books)

Steve Bellin-Oka, Instructions for Seeing a Ghost (University of North Texas Press)

Rosebud Ben-Oni, turn around BRXGHT XYXS (Get Fresh Books)

Mark Bibbins, 13th Balloon (Copper Canyon Press)

Tammy Bird, The Book of Promises (Flashpoint Publishing) – Forthcoming

Ryan Black, The Tenant of Fire (University of Pittsburgh Press)

Julie Bloemeke, Slide to Unlock (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Sara Borjas, Heart Like A Window, Mouth Like A Cliff (Noemi Press)

Traci Brimhall, Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon Press)

Nickole Brown, The Donkey Elegies (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Norma Elia Cantu, Meditación Fronteriza  (University of Arizona Press)

Xánath Caraza, Corta la piel/It Pierces the Sky (FlowerSong Books)

Stephanie Cawley, My Heart But Not My Heart (Slope Editions)

Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Children of the Land (Harper)* This is a novel, but Marcelo is also a poet!

Marianne Chan, All Heathens (Sarabande)

Andrew K. Clark, Jesus in the Trailer (Main Street Rag)

Adam Clay, To Make Room for the Sea (Milkweed)

Adrian Ernesto Cepada, La Bella Ajar (Clash Books)

Sumita Chakraborty, Arrow (Alice James Books)

Leila Chatti, Deluge (Copper Canyon)

Cortney Lamar Charleston, Doppelgangbanger (Haymarket Books) – Forthcoming

Conyer Clayton, We Shed Our Skin Like Dynamite (Guernica Editions)

Ingrid Calderon-Collins, Let the Buzzards Eat Me Whole (ANC)

Anthony Cody, Borderland Apocrypha  (Omnidawn)

Leslie Contreras Schwartz, Who Speaks For Us Here (Skull+Wind)

Eduardo C. Corral, Guillotine (Graywolf)

Brook Corfman, My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites (Fordham University Press)

Jim Cory (Editor), Have You Seen This Man? The Castro Poem of Karl Tierney (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Lisa Fay Coutley, tether (Black Lawrence Press)

Kathryn Cowles, Maps and Transcripts of the Ordinary World (Milkweed)

Dorsey Craft, Plunder (Bauhan Publihng LLC)

Cynthia Cruz, Guidebooks for the Dead (Four Way Books)

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Don’t Touch the Bones (Lost Horse Press)

Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, The Many Names for Mother (Kent State University Press)

Laura Davenport, Dear Vulcan (LSU Press)

Diana Marie Delgado, Tracing the Horse (BOA)

Shira Dentz, Sisyphusina (PANK Books)

Amanda Deutch, bodega night pigeon riot (Above/Ground press)

Todd Dillard, Ways We Vanish (Okey Donkey Mag)

Chelsea Dingman, through a small ghost (University of Georgia Press)

Jose Hernandez Diaz, The Fire Eater (Texas Review)

Natalie Diaz, Postcolonial Love Poem (Graywolf)

Caroline Earleywin, Lesbian Fashion Struggles (Sibling Rivalry Press) – Forthcoming

Melissa Ridley Elmes, Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems (Dark Myths Publication)

William Evans, We Inherit What the Fires Left (Simon & Schuster)

Noah Falck, Exclusions (Tupelo Press)

Martin Jude Farawell, Odd Boy (Sibling Rivalry Press)

William Fargason, Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara (University of Iowa Press)

Ariel Francisco, A Sinking Ship is Still a Ship (Burrow Press)

Megan Fernandes, Good Boys (Tin House Books)

Jane Fleming, Violence/Joy/Chaos (Rhythm & Bones Press)

Charles Flowers, The Idea of Him (A Midsummer Night’s Press)

Kelly Fordon, Goodbye Toothless House (Kattywompus Press)

Erik Fuhrer, Not Human Enough for the Census (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press)

Benjamin GarciaThrown in the Throat (Milkweed)

Suzi F Garcia, Dear Dorothy: A Home Grown Fairytale (Skull+Wind)

Kristin Garth, The Meadow (Apep Publications)

Michelle Gil-Montero, Object Permanence (Ornithopter Press)

Marie-Andrée Gill, Spawn (Trans. by Kristen Renee Miller) (Bookhug Press)

Robin Gow, Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy (Tolsun Books)

Tanya Grae, Undoll (Yes Yes Books)

Sonia Greenfield, Letdown (The Marie Alexander Series)

Elizabeth Gross, this body / that lightning show (The World Works)

Roy G. Guzmán, Catrachos (Graywolf)

Andrew Hahn, God’s Boy (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Hedy Sabbagh Habra, The Taste of the Earth (Press 53)

Cathy Park Hong, Minor Feelings (Penguin Random House)

Chera Hammon, Maps of Injury (Sundress)

Chera Hammon, Monarchs of the Northeast Kingdom (Torrey House Press)

Lee Herrick & Leah Silvieus, The World I Leave You: Asian American Poets on Faith and Spirit (Orison Books)

Tamara Hattis, Colors of My Pain (Capra Publishing)

Zoe Hitzig, Mezzanine (Harper Collins)

Kyla Houbolt, Dawn’s Fool (Ice Floe Press)

Valerie Hsiung, You & Me Forever (Actions Books)

Amanda Galvan Huynh, Songs of Brujería (Big Lucks)

moria j., Bury Me in Thunder (Sundress)

Didi Jackson, Moon Jar (Red Hen Press)

Donny Jackson, boy (Silver Star Laboratory)

Constantine Jones, In Still Rooms (The Operating System)

Patricia Kirkpatrick, Blood Moon (Milkweed)

Ilyse Kusnetz, Angel Bones (Alice James Books)

Becca Klaver, Ready for the World (Black Lawrence Press)

Ben Kline, Sagittarius A* (Sibling Rivalry Press) – Forthcoming

Jee Leong Koh, Connor & Seal (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Genevieve Kaplan, (aviary) (Veliz Books)

Christopher Kondrich, Valuing (University of Georgia Press)

Sarah Kortemier, Ganbatte (University of Wisconsin Press)

Leonard Kress, Craniotomy (Moonstone Press)

Christine Larusso, There Will Be No More Daughters (Northwestern University Press)

Dorothea Lasky, Animal (Wave Books)

Cortney LeBlanc, Beautiful & Full of Monsters (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press)

Anna Lena, Smaller Songs (St Brigid Press)

Zefyr Lisowski, Blood Box (Black Lawrence Press)

Nancy Chen Long, Wider than the Sky (diode editions)

Lucia LoTempio, Hot with the Bad Things (Alice James Books)

Meagan Lucas, Songbirds & Stray Dogs (Main Street Rag)

Dora Malech, Flourish (Carnegie Mellon University)

Lilith Mae McFarlin, So Long, and Thank You for All the Waterproof Mascara (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Aloysius Mariotti, Scream into My Mouth as a Waterfall (Rhythm & Bones Press)

Diane K. Martin, Hue & Cry (MadHat Press)

Brooke Matson, In Accelerated Silence (Milkweed)

V.C. McCabe, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press)

Molly McCully Brown and Susannah Nevison, In the Field Between Us (Persea)

Kindra McDonald, In the Meat Years (Kelsay Books)

Megan Merchant, Before the Fevered Snow (Stillhouse Press)

Philip Metres, Shrapnel Maps (Copper Canyon Press)

Claire Meuschke, Upend (Noemi Press)

Jenny Molberg, Refusal (LSU Press)

Carley Moore, The Not Wives (Feminist Press)* This is a novel, but Carley is also a poet!

Gris Muñoz, Coatlicue Girl (FlowerSong Books)

Tom Murphy, Pearl  (FlowerSong Books)

John Murrillo, Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way Books)

Rachel Neve-Midbar, Salaam of Birds (Tebot Bach Press)

Mark Nowak, Social Poetics (Coffee House Press)

Gabriel González Núñez, ese golpe de luz  (FlowerSong Press)

Kathryn Nuernberger, Rue (BOA)

A.J. Odasso, The Sting of It (Tolsun Books)

Bruno K. Öijer, The Trilogy (Action Books)

Lisa Olstein, Pain Studies (Bellevue Literary Press)

Jenny Sadre-Orafai & Anne Champion, Book of Levitations (Trembling Pillow Press)

Danielle Pafunda, Spite (The Operating System)

Deborah Paredez, Year of the Dog (BOA/American Poets Continuum)

Zeeshan Pathan, The Minister of Disturbances (diode editions)

Jonathan Andrew Perez, Cartographer of Crumpled Maps: The Justice Elegies (Finishing Line Press)

Aly Pierce, The Visible Planets (Game Over Books)

Maya Phillips, Erou (Four Way Books)

Maya C. Popa, American Faith (Sarabande)

Marko Pogacar (Translated from Croatian by Andrea Jurjević), Dead Letter Office (The Words Works)

Elizabeth Powell, Atomizer (LSU Press) – Forthcoming

Meghan Privitello, One God at a Time (Yes Yes Books)

Meaghan Quinn, Slow Dance Bullets (Route 7 Press)

Tatiana Figueroa Ramirez, Despojo (FlowerSong Books) – Forthcoming

Kimberly Ray, Coffee Shop Sessions II: Moving Mountains One by One (Self-Published)

Ricky Ray, The Sound of the Earth Singing to Herself (Fly on the Wall Press)

Ricky Ray, Quiet, Grit, Glory (Broken Sleep Books)

Maya Ribault, Hôtel de La Providence (Finishing Line Press)

Stephanie Roberts, rushes from the river disappointment (McGill-Queen’s University Press)

Elizabeth Lindsey Rogers, The Tilt Torn Away from the Season (Acre Books)

Andres Rojas, Looking for What Isn’t There (Paper Nautilus)  

Sam Rush, Swallow (Sibling Rivalry Press) – Forthcoming

Lauren Russell, Descent (Tarpaulin Sky Press)

Alana Saltz, The Uncertainty of Light (Blanket Sea Press)

Sarah Sarai, That Strapless Bra in Heaven (Kelsay Press)

Steven Sanchez, Phantom Tongue (Sundress)

Shannon Sankey, We Ran Rapturous (The Atlas Review)

Craig Santos Perez, Habitat Threshold (Omnidawn)

Greg Santos, Ghost Face (DC Books)

Kim-Ahn Schreiber, Fantasy (Sidebrow)

Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, She Lives in Music (FlowerSong Books)

Lynne Schmidt, On Becoming A Role Model (Thirty West Publishing House)

Matt Sedillo, Mowing Leaves of Grass (FlowerSong Press)

James J. Siegal, The Gods of San Francisco (Sibling Rivalry Press) – Forthcoming

Jordan Smith, Little Black Train (Three Mile Harbor Press)

Monica Sok, A Nail the Evening Hangs On (Copper Canyon Press)

Sarah Sousa, Hex (Cow Creek)

Molly Spencer, If the House (UW Press)

Lisa Summe, Say It Hurts (Yes Yes Books) – Forthcoming

Page Hill Starzinger, Vortex Street (Barrow Street)

Jessica Q. Stark, Savage Pageant (Birds LLC)

Nicole Stockburger, Nowhere Beulah (Unicorn Press)

Adeeba Talukder, Shahr-e-jaanaan: The City of the Beloved (Tupelo Press)

Christina Thatcher, How to Carry Fire (Parthian)

Kelly Grace Thomas, Boat Burned (Yes Yes Books)

Jeffrey Thomson, Half/Life: New & Selected Poems (Alice James Books)

Gale Marie Thompson, Helen or My Hunger (Yes Yes Books) – Forthcoming

Zoe Brigley Thompson, Hand & Skull (Bloodaxe)

Eric Tran, The Gutter Spread Guide to Prayer (Autumn House Press)

Gina Tron, Star 67 (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press)

Bradley Trumpfheller, Reconstructions (Sibling Rivalry Press)

Tim Dlugos, New York Diary (David Trinidad – Editor), (Sibling Rivalry Press) – Forthcoming

Angela Voras-Hills, Louder Birds (Pleiades Press)

Candice Wuehle, Death Industrial Complex (Action Books)

William Woolfitt, Spring Up Everlasting (Mercer University Press)

Liliana Valenzuela, Codex of Love (Flowersong)

Claire Wahmanholm, Redmouth (Tinderbox)

Stu Watson, Communicatingroups (Mastodon Publishing)

Lesley Wheeler, The State She’s In (Tinderbox Editions)

Cori A. Winrock, Little Envelope of Earth Conditions (Alice James Books)

Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Travesty Generator (Noemi Press)

Jihyun Yun, Some Are Always Hungry (The University of Nebraska Press) – Forthcoming

Felicia ZamoraBody of Render (Red Hen)

Su Zi, Chirp (Hysterical Books)

Rosebud Ben-Oni teaches poetry workshops at Catapult, The Speakeasy Project and UCLA Writers’ Program online. I highly recommend her workshops!

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