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.

2021 Poetry

Whittier Daily News: Maggie Smith: Top 10 Poetry Books of 2021

28 December 2021

The Blues of Heaven - Barbara Ras

Maggie Smith: Top 10 Poetry Books of 2021, as published by Whittier Daily News

Electric Lit: Favorite Poetry Collections of 2021

17 December 2021

Pilgrim Bell - Kaveh Akbar

Electric Lit: Favorite Poetry Collections of 2021

Other favorites in alphabetical order

Library Journal: Best Poetry of 2021

11 December 2021

Pilgrim Bell - Kaveh Akbar

Library Journal: Best Poetry of 2021

[see also 202020192016]

New York Times: Elisa Gabbert: The Best Poetry of 2021

11 December 2021

Returning the Sword to the Stone - Mark Leidner

Elisa Gabbert: The Best Poetry of 2021, as published by The New York Times

[see also 2020]

New York Public Library: Best Poetry of 2021

10 December 2021

Doppelgangbanger - Cortney Lamar Charleston

New York Public Library: Best Poetry of 2021

[see also 20202019]

Boston Globe: The Best Poetry of 2021

09 December 2021

Doppelgangbanger - Cortney Lamar Charleston

The Boston Globe: The Best Poetry of 2021

[see also 2020]

Publishers Weekly: Best Poetry Books of 2021

14 November 2021

The Essential June Jordan - June Jordan

Publishers Weekly: Best Poetry Books of 2021

[see also 202020192018201720162012]