Celebrate National Poetry Month with books by these award-winning poets.
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (University of Pittsburgh Press) by Ross Gay, winner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle award for poetry, is filled with exuberant poems about the abundance of nature and the value of community.
To See the Earth Before the End of the World (Wesleyan University Press) by Ed Roberson collects 120 dreamlike poems that combine into an epic vision, by the winner of the 2016 PEN/Voelcker Award for accomplishment in poetry.
Voyage of the Sable Venus: and Other Poems (Knopf) by Robin Coste Lewis is a meditation on the changing perception of the black female figure through time and the winner of the 2015 National Book Award for poetry.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor