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.

Poetry

Publishers Weekly: Best Poetry Books of 2020

04 December 2020

Homie - Danez Smith

Publishers Weekly: Best Poetry Books of 2020

[see also 202120192018201720162012]

David Gutowski: Favorite Poetry Collections of 2020

04 December 2020

Finna - Nate Marshall

David Gutowski: Favorite Poetry Collections of 2020, as posted to Largehearted Boy

Library Journal: Best Poetry of 2020

01 December 2020

Library Journal: Best Poetry of 2020

[see also 202120192016]

Washington Post: Troy Jollimore: Best Poetry Collections of 2020

30 November 2020

The Malevolent Volume - Justin Phillip Reed

Troy Jollimore: Best Poetry Collections of 2020, as published by The Washington Post

Guardian: Best Poetry Books of 2020

28 November 2020

Postcolonial Love Poem - Natalie Diaz

The Guardian: Best Poetry Books of 2020

New York Public Library: Top 10 Poetry Books of 2020

24 November 2020

Homie - Danez Smith

New York Public Library: Top 10 Poetry Books of 2020

[see also 20212019]

Publishers Weekly: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2019

05 January 2020

Deaf Republic - Ilya Kaminsky

Publishers Weekly: 5 Best Poetry Books of 2019

[see also 202120202018201720162012]

Chicago Review of Books: Anthony Frame: 10 Great Poetry Collections You May Have Missed

05 January 2020

The Year of Blue Water - Yanyi

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

New York Times: David Orr: The Best Poetry Books of 2019

23 December 2019

The Next Loves - Stéphane Bouquet

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

[see also 2018201720162015]

Electric Lit: Christina Orlando: 14 Unmissable Poetry Books from 2019

19 December 2019

Library of Small Catastrophes - Alison C. Rollins

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