Lit Forthcoming Poetry Collections 2019

(Disclaimer: A lot of poetry books get published - these are the books I knew about and that I am excited to read. If you feel I've overlooked a collection -- please contact me.)

Invasive Species | Helal, Marwa | Nightboat Books | January 1

Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy | Cerpa, Andrés | Alice James Books | January 8

The Specimen’s Apology | Abraham, George | Sibling Rivalry Press | January 11

Oculus: Poems | Mao, Sally Wen | Graywolf Press | January 15

I Shimmer Sometimes, Too | O, Porsha | Button Poetry | January 15

Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems | Laux, Dorianne | W.W. Norton & Company | January 15

Wild Is the Wind: Poems | Phillips, Carl | Farrar, Strauss and Giroux | January 22

The Twenty-Ninth Year | Alyan, Hala | Mariner Books | January 29

Magical Negro | Parker, Morgan | Tin House | February 5

The Gilded Auction Block: Poems | McCrae, Shane | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | February 12

Dark // Thing: Poems | Jones, Ashley M. | LSU Press | February 12

The Book of Ruin | Gonzalez, Rigoberto | Four Way Books | March 4

A Map of Absence | Alshaer, Atef (Editor) | Saqi Books | March 5

Mitochondrial Night | Lee, Ed Bok | Coffee House Press | March 5

Ridiculous Light: Poems | Robin, Valencia | Persea Books | March 12

The Summer of Dead Birds | Liebegott, Ali | Amethyst Editions | March 12

Gold That Frames the Mirror | Melendez, Brandon | Write Bloody Publishing | March 20

How to Love a Country: Poems | Blanco, Richard | Beacon Press | March 26

"i": New & Selected Poems | Derricotte, Toi | University of Pittsburgh Press | March 26

The Year of Blue Water | Yanyi | Yale University Press | March 26

Brute: Poems | Skaja, Emily | Graywolf Press | April 2

Wade in the Water | Smith, Tracy K. | Graywolf Press | April 2

The Crazy Bunch | Perdomo, Willie | Penguin Books | April 2

The Tiniest Muzzle Sings Songs of Freedom | Zurawski, Magdalena | Wave Books | April 2

Halal If You Hear Me: The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 3 | Asghar, Fatimah (Editor); Elhillo, Safia (Editor) Haymarket Books | April 2

Soft Science | Choi, Franny | Alice James Books | April 2

Build Yourself A Boat | Felix, Camonghne | Haymarket Books | April 2

The Tradition | Brown, Jericho | Copper Canyon Press | April 2

The Octopus Museum: Poems | Shaughnessy, Brenda | Knopf Publishing Group | April 9 

Some Girls Survive on Their Sorcery Alone: Poems | Nurse, Thiahera | Northwestern University Press | April 15

Creance; Or, Comest Thou Cosmic Nazarite: Poems | Colarusso, Andrew E. | Northwestern University Press | April 15

Library of Small Catastrophes | Rollins, Alison C. | Copper Canyon Press | April 23

Soft Targets | Landau, Deborah | Copper Canyon Press | April 30

New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Sita) | Abani, Chris (Editor); Dawes, Kwame (Editor) | Akashic Books | May 7

Exiles of Eden | Osman, Ladan Ali | Coffee House Press | May 7

Deciduous Qween | Glasgow, Matty Layne | Red Hen Press | May 14

Hybridia:Poems | Chang, Tina | W.W. Norton & Company | May 14

1919 | Ewing, Eve | Haymarket Books | June 4

neckbone | avery r. young | Triquartely Books | June 15

The Last Poem I Will Ever Write: Poems | Orr, Gregory | W.W. Norton & Company | June 18


What collections are you excited about? Please let me know

Queer Picture Books 2018 Pride Edition

(Disclaimer: These are picture books that I'm excited about, but if there's a collection you feel I've overlooked -- please contact me.)

| Bundo, Marlon (Author), Twiss, Jill (With), Keller (Gerald Kelley), Eg (Illustrator) | Chronicle Books

Prince & Knight | Haack, Daniel (Author), Lewis, Stevie (Illustrator) | Little Bee Books

Jerome by Heart | Scotto, Thomas (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Tallec, Olivier (Artist), Bedrick, Claudia (Translator), Snelson, Karin (Translator) | Enchanted Lion Books

ABC a Family Alphabet Book | Combs, Bobbie (Author), Rappa, Desiree & Brian (Illustrator) | Two Lives Publishing

Harriet Gets Carried Away | Sima, Jessie (Author/Illustrator) | Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Not Quite Narwhal | Sima, Jessie (Author/Illustrator) | Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin | Brimner, Larry Dane (Author) | Calkins Creek Books

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag | Sanders, Rob (Author), Salerno, Steven (Illustrator) | Random House Books for Young Readers

Julián is a Mermaid | Love, Jessica (Author/Illustrator) | Candlewick Press

When You Look Out the Window: How Phyllis Lyon and del Martin Built a Community | Pitman, Gayle E (Author), Lyles, Christopher (Illustrator) | Magination Press

This Day in June | Pitman, Gayle E (Author), Litten, Kristyna (Illustrator) | Magination Press

The Different Dragon | Bryan, Jennifer (Author), Hosler, Danamarle (Illustrator) | Two Lives Publishing

Sewing the Rainbow: A Story about Gilbert Baker | Pitman, Gayle E (Author), Clifton-Brown, Holly (Illustrator) | Magination Press

Stella Brings the Family | Schiffer, Miriam B (Author), Clifton-Brown, Holly (Illustrator) | Chronicle Books

My Princess Boy | Kilodavis, Cheryl (Author), DeSimone, Suzanne (Illustrator) | Aladdin Paperbacks

Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity | Pessin-Whedbee, Brook (Author), Bardoff, Naomi (Illustrator) | Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Jack (Not Jackie) | Silverman, Erica (Author), Hatam, Holly (Illustrator) | Little Bee Books

And Tango Makes Three | Richardson, Justin (Author), Parnell, Peter (Author), Cole, Henry (Illustrator) | Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Worm Loves Worm | Austrian, J J (Author), Curato, Mike (Illustrator) | Balzer & Bray/Harperteen

Call Me Tree: Llamame Arbol | Christina Gonzalez, Maya (Author/Illustrator) | Children's Book Press

The Gender Wheel: A Story About Bodies and Gender for EverybodyChristina Gonzalez, Maya (Author/Illustrator) | Reflection Press

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous | Newman, Leslea (Author), Ferguson, Peter (Illustrator) | Tricycle Press

Donovan's Big Day | Newman, Leslea (Author), Dutton, Mike (Illustrator) | Tricycle Press

I Am Jazz | Herthel, Jessica (Author), Jennings, Jazz (Author), McNicholas, Shelagh (Illustrator) | Dial Books

The Boy & The Bindi | Shraya, Vivek (Author), Perera, Rajni (Illustrator) | Arsenal Pulp Press

They She He Me: Free to Be! | Christina Gonzalez, Maya (Author), Sg, Matthew (Author) | Reflection Press

Pink Is for Boys | Pearlman, Robb (Author), Kaban, Eda (Illustrator) | Running Press Kids

Heather Has Two Mommies | Newman, Leslea (Author), Cornell, Laura (Illustrator) | Candlewick Press

Morris Micklewhite and The Tangerine Dress | Baldacchino, Christine (Author), Malenfant, Isabelle (Illustrator) | Groundwood Books

Red: A Crayon's Story | Hall, Michael (Author/Illustrator) | Greenwillow Books

Introducing Teddy: A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship | Walton, Jess (Author), MacPherson, Dougal (Illustrator) | Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books