April is National Poetry Month

By Candice Chaplin | February 10 2021 | Poetry

“Given the recent mainstream popularity of poets like Rupi Kaur, it’s no secret that there’s been a poetry revival over the last few years. Poems are no longer only read by aspiring writers, English majors, and souls who find refuge in words. They’re being circulated to the masses.” (The Queen’s University Journal)

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the widely celebrated National Poetry Month. The first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate and a huge celebrity after delivering her original poem at this year’s inauguration, Amanda Gorman, a PRH author with forthcoming books, is making the world sit up and take even more notice of poetry.

PRH and its distributed clients publish classic and contemporary poetry, and this list of top-selling titles in the category is great for stocking the shelves and promotions. Sample titles are below, but to see a complete list:

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Dog Songs
A collection of new and favorite poems, celebrating the dogs that have enriched the poet's world
$17.00 US
Sep 29, 2015
Penguin Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

The Complete Poetry
As the world celebrates and reflects on the beautiful life of Maya Angelou, Random House presents an updated collection of her works of poetry, including a never-before-published work titled, Amazement Awaits.
$30.00 US
Mar 31, 2015
Random House
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Great Goddesses
Life Lessons From Myths and Monsters
Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words.
$16.00 US
Sep 03, 2019
G.P. Putnam's Sons
US,CAN,OpnMkt(no EU)

The Odyssey
Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics lineA Penguin ClassicThe Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
$18.00 US
Oct 31, 2006
Penguin Classics