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15 Modern Poetry Collections

15 Modern Poetry Collections

April is National Poetry Month, but I have to admit, I’m not a big poetry reader.

I like them in theory, and I loved writing edgy, dramatic poetry in my teens, but as an adult reader they haven’t appealed to me. “Traditional” poets bore me to tears, so I went looking for some new and modern voices.

There are 15 titles on this list, and each appealed to me for a different reason. Have you read any of these collections? Since I’m a reluctant poetry reader, where would you suggest I start?

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Bestiary: Poems- Donika Kelly

Blackacre: Poems- Monica Youn

Cannibal- Safiya Sinclair

Citizen: An American Lyric- Claudia Rankine

Digest- Gregory Pardlo

Look: Poems- Solmaz Sharif

Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur

Native Guard: Poems- Natasha Trethewey

Night Sky with Exit Wounds- Ocean Vuong

Phantom Noise- Brian Turner

Prelude to Bruise- Saeed Jones

So Much Synth- Brenda Shaughnessy

The Performance of Becoming Human- Daniel Borzutzky

The Princess Saves Herself in this One- Amanda Lovelace

Vulgar Remedies: Poems- Anna Journey

A Short List of Books About Women’s History

A Short List of Books About Women’s History

 

Hi all! As I’ve mentioned numerous times, March is Women’s History Month, so here’s a quick list of suggestions if you’re interested in the topic, but don’t know where to start. As a side note- there’s no shame in reading a kids non-fiction book as an adult!

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For younger readers (middle grades and up)

100 Women Who Made History- DK

Rad American Women A-Z- Schatz and Stahl

Rad Women Worldwide- Schatz and Stahl

Girls Think of Everything- Thimmesh

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World- Ignotofsky

 

General Non-fiction

Bad Girls Throughout History- Shen

Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science- and the World- Swaby

Wonder Women- Maggs

The Women Who Changed the Course of History (2nd Ed.)- Atkinson

Who Cooked the Last Supper: The Women’s History of the World- Miles

Nike is a Goddess: The History of Women in Sports- Danziger

Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History- Ulrich

 

If you want more suggestions, or would like books broken down by topic, check out this amazing list put together by Alice over on Book Riot.

I’m currently in the middle of ‘Who Cooked the Last Supper’, and my review should be up on Friday.

Happy reading!

Finding Diversity in Sci Fi/Fantasy

Finding Diversity in Sci Fi/Fantasy

This will be a short post, but I wanted to share some resources that I’ve been using to find diversity in science fiction and fantasy.

The internet is a big place, and there is a ton of information out there, but I find myself returning to these sites for inspiration.

First stop, The Illustrated Page. Sarah has put together some truly awesome book lists like  ‘Female Protagonists in SF/F‘, ‘LGBTQIA Protagonists in SF/F‘ and ‘Non-white Protagonists in SF/F‘. Each list includes YA, author suggestions and other resources.

For more LGBTQ+ suggestions, check out queerscifi.com. Despite the name, they cover science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and horror books.

The SF/F Books with Disabilities Masterlist‘, on Metaphors and Moonlight is an invaluable resource. I particularly like this list because it isn’t just titles and authors. Kristen includes sections for ‘character with disability’ (is it the main character, or a side character, for example) and ‘is it cured or something paranormal’.

Do you have any additional suggestions you think I should know about?