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.

2023

Book Riot: Connie Pan: 12 of the Best Poetry Collections from 2023

23 December 2023

I Do Everything I'm Told - Megan Fernandes

Connie Pan: 12 of the Best Poetry Collections from 2023, as published by Book Riot

[see also 2022]

Guardian: Rishi Dastidar: Best Poetry Books of 2023

21 December 2023

The Iliad - Homer, translated by Emily Wilson

Rishi Dastidar: Best Poetry Books of 2023, as published by The Guardian

Boston Globe: Dasia Moore: 6 Favorite Poetry Collections of 2023

15 December 2023

suddenly we - Evie Shockley

Dasia Moore: 6 Favorite Poetry Collections of 2023, as published by The Boston Globe

New York Times: Elisa Gabbert: The Best Poetry of 2023

08 December 2023

From From - Monica Youn

Elisa Gabbert: The Best Poetry of 2023, as published by The New York Times

[see also 202220212020]

Library Journal: Best Poetry of 2023

04 December 2023

suddenly we - Evie Shockley

Library Journal: Best Poetry of 2023

[see also 20222021202020192016]

Financial Times: Maria Crawford: Best Postry Books of 2023

03 December 2023

The Lights - Ben Lerner

Maria Crawford: Best Postry Books of 2023, as published by Financial Times

[see also 2022]

Guardian: Kate Kellaway: Best Poetry Books of 2023

03 December 2023

Balladz - Sharon Olds

Kate Kellaway: Best Poetry Books of 2023, as published by The Guardian

Electric Lit: Best Poetry Collections of 2023

30 November 2023

The Kingdom of Surfaces - Sally Wen Mao

Electric Lit: Best Poetry Collections of 2023

[see also 20222021]

The Top 4 Poetry Collections of The Year

The Best Poetry Collections of the Year

Washington Post: Srikanth Reddy: 11 Great Poetry Collections from 2023

24 November 2023

The Lights - Ben Lerner

Srikanth Reddy: 11 Great Poetry Collections from 2023, as published by The Washington Post

National Book Award: Poetry 2023

16 November 2023

from unincorporated territory [åmot] - Craig Santos Perez

National Book Award: Poetry 2023

[see also 20222021202020192018201720162013]

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