To makeup for what most contemporary poetry lacks in the holiday cheer department, pick up one of these books for your aspiring poet.

INFERNO (A POET’S NOVEL)
by Eileen Myles
OR Books
Interview

  • Everyone who’s ever dreamed of moving to New York to become a poet will be talking about this book.

'Handmade Love' by Julie Enszer

HANDMADE LOVE & MUTE (BODY LANGUAGE

by Julie R. Enszer and Raymond Luczak
A Midsummer Night’s Press

  • These tiny books make ideal stocking stuffers.

Persistent Voices Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS  By David Groff (Editor); Philip Clark (Editor)

PERSISTENT VOICES:
Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS
by David Groff and Philip Clark
Alyson Books

  • One of the last books published by Alyson includes work by Reinaldo Arenas, Tory Dent, James Merrill, Paul Monette, Essex Hemphill, and Joe Brainard.

'The More I Owe You' by Michael Sledge

THE MORE I OWE YOU
by Michael Sledge
Counterpoint

  • The subject of several biographies and plays and now Elizabeth Bishop’s story provides the plot of Michael Sledge’s debut novel.

'The Salt Ecstasies' by James L. White

THE SALT ECSTASIES
by James L. White
Graywolf Press

  • Championed by Mark Doty, Graywolf’s recent reissue of White’s classic collection is a must-have for every queer poetry aficionado.


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