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.

Poetry

Entropy: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections of 2019

04 December 2019

Entropy: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections of 2019

[see also 2018, 2017]

Washington Post: The Best Poetry Collections of 2019

21 November 2019

The Washington Post: The Best Poetry Collections of 2019

Lit Hub: The 10 Best Poetry Collections of the Decade

16 October 2019

Literary Hub: The 10 Best Poetry Collections of the Decade

[see also 2017]

Book Riot: Best Poetry of 2018

31 December 2018

Book Riot: Best Poetry of 2018

Meghan O'Rourke: 9 Best Books of Poetry in 2018

21 December 2018

Meghan O'Rourke: 9 Best Books of Poetry in 2018, as published by New York Magazine’s Vulture

E. Ce Miller: 15 Poetry Collections From 2018 You Won’t Want To Miss

18 December 2018

E. Ce Miller: 15 Poetry Collections From 2018 You Won’t Want To Miss, as published by Bustle

[see also 2017, 2016]

Michael Robbins: Best Poetry Collections of 2018

16 December 2018

Michael Robbins: Best Poetry Collections of 2018, as published by The Chicago Tribune

[see also 2017, 2016, 2012]

Dennis Cooper: Favorite Poetry of 2018

13 December 2018

Dennis Cooper: Favorite Poetry of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016, 2015, 2012]

Entropy: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections of 2018

13 December 2018

Entropy: Best Poetry Books & Poetry Collections of 2018, "in no particular order"

[see also 2019, 2017]

Chicago Review of Books: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2018

12 December 2018

Chicago Review of Books: 10 Best Poetry Books of 2018

[see also 2017, 2016]