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8 Poetry Books to Look Out For During #NationalPoetryMonth

April is National Poetry Month, so it’s time to appreciate some of our favorite poets and poems. On our social media, we’ll be posting a poem a day, but today, we want to showcase some new, up-and-coming poetry books that are absolutely worth checking out this month!

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

by Fred Rogers

For the first time ever, the lyrics to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood are available to read and sing along to. The show aired from 1969 to 2001 starring the most beloved Mister Rogers who is fondly remembered by his wholehearted lessons and gentle form of communication with children.

The Sun and Her Flowers

by Rupi Kaur

Poet Rupi Kaur has skyrocketed since her debut book of poems The Sun and Her Flowers which was released in late 2017. Since then, the book has received nearly 80 thousand positive ratings and won the Goodreads Choice Winner of 2017. Kaur writes and illustrates each page, taking the reader on a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming.

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc

by David Elliott

Perhaps one of the most interesting takes on medieval heroine Joan of Arc, author David Elliott writes about famous Joan’s trials and triumphs as “one of history’s most badass ladies” — in poem form! The poetry is said through the voices of all things in Joan’s life while also touching on topics such as gender, misogyny, and speaking the truth.


by Juno Dawson (Editor)

Proud is an anthology of stories and poetry by top-rated and brand-new LGBTQ+ YA writers on the theme of pride through funny and emotional storytelling about the LGBTQ+ community. In the introduction, Dawson reminds us how far we’ve come in basic human rights over the past few decades, but also how we have a long way to go.