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The 13 Best Poetry Books Of 2017

Here are the poetry collections that we absolutely loved in 2017. (Ranked in no particular order.)

1. Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

2. Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar

3. Whereas by Layli Long Soldier

4. Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing

5. Thousand Star Hotel by Bao Phi

6. Nature Poem by Tommy Pico

7. There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker

9. Afterland by Mai Der Vang

10. Good Bones by Maggie Smith

11. My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet

12. Devotions by Mary Oliver

13. Phrasis by Wendy Xu