Year-End Lists

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

2016

Chicago Review of Books: 12 Best Poetry Books of 2016

21 January 2017

Thief in the Interior - Phillip B. Williams

Chicago Review of Books: 12 Best Poetry Books of 2016

[see also 20182017]

Bustle: 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 20182017]

Boston Globe: 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

The Black Maria - Aracelis Girmay

Publishers Weekly: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2016

[see also 2022202120202019201820172012]

Library Journal: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2016

31 December 2016

Library Journal: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2016

[see also 202120202019]

New York Times: 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 2019201820172015]

Dennis Cooper: 23 Favorite Poetry Books of 2016

23 December 2016

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

[see also 20192018201720152012]

Chicago Tribune: 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 201820172012]

New Yorker: 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 201820172015]

Washington Post: 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 201820172015]