Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

2016 Poetry

David Orr: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2016

24 December 2016

David Orr: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2016, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015]

Dennis Cooper: 23 Favorite Poetry Books of 2016

23 December 2016

Dennis Cooper: 23 Favorite Poetry Books of 2016 (“in no order”)

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2012]

Michael Robbins: 4 Best Poetry Books of 2016

22 December 2016

Michael Robbins: 4 Best Poetry Books of 2016, as published by The Chicago Tribune

[see also 2018, 2017, 2012]

Dan Chiasson: 8 Best Poetry Books of 2016

21 December 2016

Dan Chiasson: 8 Best Poetry Books of 2016, as published by The New Yorker

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015]

Elizabeth Lund: 5 Best Poetry Collections of 2016

19 December 2016

Elizabeth Lund: 5 Best Poetry Collections of 2016, as published by The Washington Post

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015]