Atef Alshaer

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

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

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

The Octopus Museum: Poems | Shaughnessy, Brenda | Knopf Publishing Group | March 19

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

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

Wade in the Water | Smith, Tracy K. | Graywolf Press | March 26

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

Gold That Frames the Mirror | Melendez, Brandon | Write Bloody Publishing | April 1

Extratransmission | Abi-Karam, Andrea | Kelsey Street Press | April 1

Brute: Poems | Skaja, Emily | 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

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

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

Careen | Liew, Grace Shuyi | Noemi Press | April 2

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

Build Yourself A Boat | Felix, Camonghne | Haymarket Books | April 16

The Black Condition Ft. Narcissus | dodd, jayy | Nightboat Books | April 16

All It’s Charms | Kuipers, Keetje | BOA Editions | April 23

Halal If You Hear Me: The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 3 | Asghar, Fatimah (Editor); Elhillo, Safia (Editor) Haymarket Books | April 23

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

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

Night Angler | Davis, Geffrey | BOA Editions | April 30

& More Black | Ford, T’Ai Freedom | Augury Books | May 1

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

Patricide | Harris, Dave | Button Poetry | May 14

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

Ugly Music | Antigua, Diannely | YesYes Books | May 15

1919 | Ewing, Eve | Haymarket Books | June 4

Deciduous Qween | Glasgow, Matty Layne | Red Hen Press | June 4

New-Generation African Poets: A Chapbook Box Set (Sita) | Abani, Chris (Editor); Dawes, Kwame (Editor) | Akashic Books | June 11

The Collected Poems Édouard Glissant | Glissant, Édouard; Humphries, Jeff (Editor); Manolas, Melissa (Translation) | University of Minnesota Press | June 11

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

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

Maafa | Holiday, Harmony | Fence Books | July 16

Sun of Consciousness | Glissant, Édouard | Nightboat Books | August 6

A Map of Absence | Alshaer, Atef (Editor) | Saqi Books | August 13

Hard Damage | Aber, Aria | University of Nebraska Press | September 1

Modern Sudanese Poetry | Babikir, Adil (Editor) | University of Nebraska Press | September 1

Soundmachine | Zucker, Rachel | Wave Books | September 3

Grief Sequence | Sharma, Prageeta | Wave Books | September 3

A Fortune for Your Disaster | Abdurraqib, Hanif | Tin House  | September 3

Ndn Coping Mechanisms: Notes from the Field | Belcourt, Billy-Ray | House of Anansi Press | September 3

This Wound is a World | Belcourt, Billy-Ray| University of Minnesota Press | September 3

Eyes Bottle Dark with A Mouthful of Flowers | Skeets, Jake | Milkweed Editions | September 10

Odes to Lithium | Erlichman, Shira | Alice James Books | September 17

Hustling Verse | Dawn, Amber (Editor); DuCharme, Justin (Editor) | Arsenal Pulp Press | September 17

Slingshot | Johnson, Cyree Jarelle | Nightboat Books | September 17

Ringer: Poems | Lehmann, Rebecca | University of Pittsburgh Press | September 24

Bluets | Nelson, Maggie | Wave Books | October 1

It’s Not Magic | Sands, Jon | Beacon Press | October 1

Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman | Kaufman, Bob; Cherkovski, Neeli (Editor) | City Light Books Press | October 1

Cross/Fire: Collected Poems | Chin, Staceyann | Haymarket Books | October 1

Space Struck | Lewis, Paige | Sarabande Books | October 8

The Anti-Grief | Boruch, Marianne | Copper Canyon Press | October 8

Hull | Phillips, Xandria | Nightboat Books | October 9

Felon | Betts, Reginald Dwayne | W.W. Norton & Company | October 15

Arias | Olds, Sharon | Knopf | October 15

HoodWitch | Hicks, Faylita | Acre Books | October 15

Gathering the Tribes | Forche, Carolyn | Yale University Press | October 22

Crush | Siken, Richard | Yale University Press | October 22

The Mind Has Cliffs of Fall: Poems | Pinsky, Robert | W.W. Norton & Company | October 22

Views of Jeopardy | Gilbert, Jack | Yale University Press | October 22

Field Guide | Hass, Robert | Yale University Press | October 22

Firsts | Phillips, Carl (Editor) | Yale University Press | October 22

For My People | Walker, Margaret | Yale University Press | October 22

A Mask for Jauns | Merwin, W.S. | Yale University Press | October 22

Some Trees | Ashberry, John | Yale University Press | October 22

Sounds | Kandinsky, Wassily | Yale University Press | October 29

Heed the Hollow: Poems | Tariq, Malcolm | Graywolf Press | November 5

Feed | Pico, Tommy | Tin House | November 5

I Shimmer Sometimes, Too | O, Porsha | Button Poetry | November 12

Dispatch: Poems | Awkward-Rich, Cameron | Persea Books | December 10


What collections are you excited about? Please let me know