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 Spaces | Helal, Marwa | Nightboat Books | January 1

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

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

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