Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A roundup of poetry volumes, 2010 - 2019


Here's a roundup of volumes of poetry published between 2010 and 2019. It's not a comprehensive list, but does give some sense of the output among black writers over the last ten years.

[Related: A checklist of book lists]

2010
No Surrender by Ai
Crave Radiance by Elizabeth Alexander
Shahid Reads His Own Palm by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Suck on the Marrow by Camille T. Dungy
Skin Inc. by Thomas Sayers Ellis
Lighthead by Terrance Hayes
Holding Company by Major Jackson
My Father’s Kites by Allison Joseph
Mule by Shane McCrae
My Old Man Was Always on the Lam by Tony Medina
Up Jump the Boogie by John Murillo
Morning Haiku by Sonia Sanchez
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
Issac Murphy I Dedicate This Ride by Frank X. Walker

2011
Ascent: Poems by Doris Davenport
Bringing the Shovel Down by Ross Gay
Mule & Pear by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney
Negro League Baseball by Harmony Holiday
The Chameleon Couch: Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa
Silver by Jason McCall
Double Shadow: Poems by Carl Phillips
the new black by Evie Shockley
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
The Armageddon of Funk by Michael Warr
Ardency by Kevin Young

2012
The Vital System: Poems by C. M. Burroughs
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 by Lucille Clifton
We Did Not Fear The Father: New and Selected Poems by Charles Fort
Coffle by Reginald Flood
me and Nina by Monica Hand
Rhyme Scheme by Tracie Morris
The Ground by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah by Patricia Smith
Errancities by Quincy Troupe
Thrall by Natasha Trethewey

2013
The Collected Poem of Ai by Ai
Bury My Clothes by Roger Bonair-Agard
Loose Change by James E. Cherry
TwERK by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Ropes by Derrick Harriell
Autogeography by Reginald Harris
Hemming the Water by Yona Harvey
The Cineaste by A. Van Jordan
Domina Un/blued by Ruth Ellen Kocher
The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
Dear Hero by Jason McCall
She Has a Name by Kamilah Aisha Moon
History and Other Poems by Brenda Marie Osbey
Silverchest: Poems Carl Phillips
Arkansippi Memwars: Poetry, Prose & Chants 1962-2012 by Eugene B. Redmond
Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers (paperback) by Frank X. Walker
The Government of Nature by Afaa Michael Weaver
Sacrilegion Lamar Wilson

2014
The New Testament by Jericho Brown
Zion by TJ Jarrett
Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
Trace Particles by Allison Joseph
Patter by Douglas Kearney
The Feel Trio by Fred Moten
Mother, Less Child Jason McCall
How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Book of Hours: Poems by Kevin Young

2015
S O S: Poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka
Bastards of the Reagan Era by Reginald Dwayne Betts
7 x 7: kwansabas by Tara Betts
Honest Engine by Kyle Dargan
Cornrows and Cornfields by celeste doaks
Forest Primeval by Vievee Francis
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
Turning into Dwelling by Christopher Gilbert
Lighting the Shadow by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes
It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time Angela Jackson
Roll Deep by Major Jackson
A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems by Patricia Spears Jones
Little Epiphanies by Allison Joseph
Boy with Thorn by Rickey Laurentiis
Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis
Wild Hundreds by Nate Marshall
My Seneca Village by Marilyn Nelson
chop: a collection of kwansabas for fannie lou hamer by Treasure Shields Redmond
Farther Traveler by Ronald V. Wilson
Reconnaissance: Poems by Carl Phillips
The Animal Too Big to Kill by Shane McCrae

2016
The Crown Ain't Worth Much by Hanif Abdurraqib
The Sobbing School by Joshua Bennett
Break the Habit by Tara Betts
Collected Poems: 1974–2004 by Rita Dove
Play Dead by francine j. harris
The Black Maria by Aracelis Girmay
Inheritance by Hoke Glover
House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson
Olio by Tyehimba Jess
Mercurial by Allison Joseph
Mortal Rewards by Allison Joseph
Multitudes by Allison Joseph
Double Identity by Allison Joseph
The Purpose of Hands by Allison Joseph
Bestiary by Donika Kelly
The Big Book of Exit Strategies by Jamaal May
Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair
Counting Descent by Clint Smith
Thief in the Interior by Phillip B. Williams
Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015 by Kevin Young

2017
Telepathologies by Cortney Lamar Charleston
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing
Surviving Artistry by Allison Joseph
What Once You Loved by Allison Joseph
Taking Back Sad by Allison Joseph
Map to the Stars by Adrian Matejka
Simulacra by Airea D. Matthews
Two-Face God by Jason McCall
In the Language of My Captor by Shane McCrae
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet
Starshine & Clay by Kamilah Aisha Moon
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker
Semiautomatic by Evie Shockley
Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith
Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith
Fractal Song by Jerry W. Ward Jr.
Spirit Boxing by Afaa Michael Weaver

2018
I Can't Talk about the Trees Without the Blood by Tiana Clark
Dying in the Scarecrow’s Arms by Mitchell L.H. Douglas
Refugeed by Reginald Flood
Don’t Let Them See Me Like This by Jasmine Gibson
M Archive: After the End of the World by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Divida by Monica A. Hand
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes
Confessions of a Barefaced Woman by Allison Joseph
Corporal Muse by Allison Joseph
Wild Is the Wind: Poems by Carl Phillips
Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed
Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith
Monument: Poems New and Selected by Natasha Trethewey
Brown by Kevin Young

2019
A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib
The Tradition by Jericho Brown
Felon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Crossfire: A Litany for Survival by Staceyann Chin
I: New and Selected Poems by Toi Derricotte
1919 by Eve L. Ewing
& More Black by T’ai Freedom Ford
A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing by DaMaris Hill
The Gilded Auction Block by Shane McCrae
Magical Negro by Morgan Parker
Library of Small Catastrophes by Alison C. Rollins


Related:
A checklist of book lists

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