Year-End Lists

A browsable archive of notable year-end lists. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its author, at the source.

2016 Poetry

Chicago Review of Books: 12 Best Poetry Books of 2016

21 January 2017

Chicago Review of Books: 12 Best Poetry Books of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017]

E. Ce Miller: 12 Best Poetry Collections of 2016

12 January 2017

E. Ce Miller: 12 Best Poetry Collections of 2016, as published by Bustle

[see also 2018, 2017]

John Freeman: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2016

01 January 2017

John Freeman: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2016, as published by The Boston Globe

Publishers Weekly: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2016

31 December 2016

Publishers Weekly: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2016

[see also 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2012]

Library Journal: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2016

31 December 2016

Library Journal: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2016

[see also 2020, 2019]

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 2019, 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 2019, 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]