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.

2017 Poetry

Joseph Salvatore: Best 25 Poetry Books of 2017

09 January 2018

Joseph Salvatore: Best 25 Poetry Books of 2017, as published by The Brooklyn Rail

Lit Hub: Favorite Poetry Collections of 2017

04 January 2018

Literary Hub: Favorite Poetry Collections of 2017

Lloyd Schwartz: Favorite Poetry of 2017

27 December 2017

Lloyd Schwartz: Favorite Poetry of 2017, as posted by WBUR’s The ARTery

David Orr: Best Poetry of 2017

22 December 2017

David Orr: Best Poetry of 2017, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015]

Dan Chiasson: The Poetry I Was Grateful for in 2017

21 December 2017

In The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson writes about “The Poetry I Was Grateful for in 2017” and mentions the following collections (and one biography).

[see also 2018, 2016, 2015]