Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and, of course, poets, marking poetry's important place in our lives. (source: Academy of American Poets)
In celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of this annual event, WSU Press is offering a 40% discount on some of our newest poetry collections when you use code APR1 at check out!
You Are My Joy and My Pain: Love Poems by Naomi Long Madgett
A collection of lyrical love poems showing Detroit’s poet laureate at the peak of her career.
A Fine Canopy poems by Alison Swan
A collection that focuses on the natural world, these are poems of wilderness and of wildness.
What the Chickadee Knows poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin
Modern poems conceived first in Anishinaabemowin and then in English.
Words Like Thunder: New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers by Lois Beardslee
Contemporary Native American poetry and prose that celebrate the successes, while acknowledging ongoing challenges.
Gut Botany poems by Petra Kuppers
Poetry that inhabits and queers bodies and lands in an ecosomatic investigation.
When the Heart Needs a Stunt Double poems by Diane DeCillis
Poems about being a survivor and the choices we make to protect ourselves, our homes, and our hearts.
Body Not My Own by Tanque R. Jones
A collection of tightly crafted poems of intense imagery, sharp cadence, and poignant emotional resonance, representing the African American experience of enslavement in the United States.
am-phib-ian by Jessica Lanay
Exploring the will to survive the existential disorientation and emotional loss resulting from fractured relationships with lovers and kin.