Shelf Check: Poetry

Bursts of Light: The Collected Later Poems by William Bronk

“The collected later poems of an astonishing poet. Bronk’s poems are exquisitely crafted vessels of thought: “intense mind-fucks,” a poet friend of mine once called them.”

 David | Kansas City, MO


Scribbled in the Dark by Charles Simic 

 “It’s about the contrast between the light and the dark, loneliness and togetherness, old and new. All through the eyes of an aging poet.”

Lisa | Warren, MI


Feminine Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy

“Wonderful women, smashing stereotypes, beautiful forms.”

 Rebecca | Durham, U.K.



Bright Dead Things by Ada Limón 

“It’s refreshing in its thoughtfulness and emotional depth without being dramatic and obvious. She’s a skilled poet who knows herself as an artist and it shows in her book.”

Elizabeth | Newtown, PA


Selected Poems by Anna Akhmatova

“A collection of selected poems from one of the 20th century’s most influential poets. She’s considered to have been the greatest Russian poet– if you haven’t read Akhmatova, you definitely should!”

 Lorcán | London, U.K.