In honor of April being National Poetry Month
  1. "The Crown Ain't Worth Much" by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
    I actually only have 15 pages left to read but I don't want to finish it because then it will be over...
  2. "milk and honey" by rupi kaur
    I kind of hate to say anything about this one because I feel like it's a cult classic. I started it already but it's been a slow go because it's heavy subject matter.... it's not like The Crown Ain't Worth Much isn't heavy. It's just different. It's hard to explain.
  3. "Our Numbered Days" by Neil Hilborn
    I bought this one at Barnes and Noble after they didn't have Olivia Gatwood's book. Hilborn appears to be a prominent player in the present poetry scene.
  4. "The Sobbing School" by Joshua Bennett
    I've followed Bennett since his Elxano Project days. Excited for this. Also bought at Barns and Noble when they didn't have Gatwood's book.
  5. "New American Best Friend" by Olivia Gatwood
    Wow!!! I feel like I've waited for this for a long time. I'm expecting to learn a lot from it.
  6. "Said The Manic To The Muse" by Jeanann Verlee
    This is an older book than the rest on the list. I got it for Christmas. Verlee is a classic.