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.

2019 Poetry

Publishers Weekly: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2019

05 January 2020

Publishers Weekly: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2019

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2012]

Anthony Frame: 10 Great Poetry Collections You May Have Missed

05 January 2020

Anthony Frame: 10 Great Poetry Collections You May Have Missed, as published by Chicago Review of Books

David Orr: The Best Poetry Books of 2019

23 December 2019

David Orr: The Best Poetry Books of 2019, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015]

Christina Orlando: 14 Unmissable Poetry Books from 2019

19 December 2019

Christina Orlando: 14 Unmissable Poetry Books from 2019, as published by Electric Lit

Via Negativa: Best Poetry Books of 2019

17 December 2019

Via Negativa: Best Poetry Books of 2019, compiled from the responses of poets and bloggers who were asked for their favorite collections of the year

New York Public Library: Best Poetry Books of 2019

17 December 2019

New York Public Library: Best Poetry Books of 2019

BuzzFeed: Best Poetry of 2019

15 December 2019

BuzzFeed: Best Poetry of 2019

[see also 2016, 2015]

Dennis Cooper: Favorite Poetry of 2019

15 December 2019

Dennis Cooper: Favorite Poetry of 2019, in no order

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012]

Library Journal: Best Poetry of 2019

11 December 2019

Library Journal: Best Poetry of 2019

[see also 2016]

Entropy: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections of 2019

04 December 2019

Entropy: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections of 2019

[see also 2018, 2017]