Entropy: Best Poetry Books of 2017

Inherit - Ginger Ko

Entropy: Best Poetry Books of 2017 (numbered but “in no particular order”)

  1. Inherit – Ginger Ko
  2. When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities – Chen Chen
  3. Whereas – Layli Long Soldier
  4. Don’t Call Us Dead – Danez Smith
  5. Beast Meridian – Vanessa Angelica Villarreal
  6. In the Language of My Captor – Shane McCrae
  7. Field Theories – Samiya Bashir
  8. Nature Poem – Tommy Pico
  9. There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce – Morgan Parker
  10. The Yellow House – Chiwan Choih
  11. I’m So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On – Khadijah Queen
  12. In Full Velvet – Jenny Johnson
  13. Calling a Wolf a Wolf – Kaveh Akbar
  14. Here High Note, High Note – Catherine Blauvelt
  15. Outplace – Lital Khaikin
  16. recombinant – Ching-In Chen
  17. Love, Robot – Margaret Rhee
  18. Together and By Ourselves – Alex Dimitrov
  19. Good Stock Strange Blood – Dawn Lundy Martin
  20. Ordinary Beast – Nicole Sealey
  21. Thousand Star Hotel – Bao Phi
  22. Desgraciado – Ángel Domínguez
  23. The Flayed City – Hari Alluri
  24. Field Glass – Joanna Howard and Joanna Ruocco
  25. Madness – Sam Sax
  26. Hollywood Forever – Harmony Holiday
  27. The Happy End / All Welcome – Monica de la Torre
  28. A Turkish Dictionary – Andrew Wessels
  29. The Most Foreign Country – Alejandra Pizarnik
  30. Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 – Frank Bidart
  31. MyOTHER TONGUE – Rosa Alcalá
  32. The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded – Molly McCully Brown
  33. Thrust – Heather Derr-Smith
  34. Gnome – Robert Lunday
  35. the magic my body becomes – Jess Rizkallah
  36. In the Still of the Night – Dara Wier
  37. Afterland – Mai Der Vang
  38. Lessons on Expulsion – Erika L. Sánchez
  39. Gray Market – Krystal Languell
  40. Palm Frond with Its Throat Cut – Vickie Vértiz
  41. Light Into Bodies – Nancy Chen Long
  42. Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now – Edited by Amit Majmudar
  43. Some Beheadings – Aditi Machado
  44. I Love It Though – Alli Warren
  45. Good Bones – Maggie Smith
  46. Map to the Stars – Adrian Matejka
  47. I Remember Nightfall – Marosa di Giorgio
  48. Hard Child – Natalie Shapero
  49. Prosopopoeia – Farid Tali
  50. Adrenalin – Ghayath Almadhoun
  51. My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter – Aja Monet
  52. Fast – Jorie Graham
  53. Adam Cannot Be Adam – Kelli Anne Noftle
  54. Anemal Uter Meck – Mg Roberts
  55. Open Epic – Julia Drescher
  56. Pizza and Warfare – Nikki Wallschlaeger
  57. Unaccompanied – Javier Zamora
  58. The Book of Endings – Leslie Harrison
  59. To Love the Coming End – Leanne Dunic
  60. What’s Hanging on the Hush – Lauren Russell