Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in American Poetry. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Clarity & Connection


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the celebrated author of Inward comes a new collection of poetry and short prose focused on understanding how past wounds impact our present relationships. In Clarity & Connection, Yung Pueblo describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In his characteristically spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth. To be read on its own or as a complement to  Inward , Yung Pueblo’s second work is a powerful resource for those invested in the work of personal transformation, building self-awareness, and deepening their connection with others.

  • Author: Yung Pueblo
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (April 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1524860486
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 8 inches

                 

2. Milk and Honey


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

Reading books is a kind of enjoyment. Reading books is a good habit. We bring you a different kinds of books. You can carry this book where ever you want. It is easy to carry. It can be an ideal gift to yourself and to your loved ones. Care instruction keep away from fire.

  • Author: Rupi Kaur
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Reprint edition (October 6, 2015)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1449474256
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.7 inches

                 

3. Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

This collectible Dr. Seuss boxed set is perfect for inspiring a love of reading, and with five books in one super giftable set, it will complete any beginning reader's shelf!   An ideal gift for new parents, birthday celebrations, and happy occasions of all kinds, this collection of five beloved Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss will be cherished by young and old alike.   Books in this boxed set include: The Cat in the Hat One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish Green Eggs and Ham Hop on Pop Fox in Socks   Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The  Lorax  and  Oh, The Places You’ll Go! , these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7—and lucky parents too!

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2009)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0375851568
  • Dimensions: 6.88 x 2.1 x 9.5 inches

                 

4. Her


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

For those on a journey to find self-love and acceptance, the words on these pages are dedicated to helping you see the beauty staring back in the mirror, finding the strength to conquer your heartbreak, gaining the confidence to bury your insecurities, and to remind why you are such a powerful creature. In the pages of HER, best-selling poet Pierre Alex Jeanty shares through poetry, prose, and quotes, his unique perspective on women encompassing their strength and realizing their beauty. Every woman should experience the reality of being loved, and the joy of radiating those feelings toward the one they love. This beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments is a perfect read for anyone with a beating heart in them. Inside you will find... Words of affirmation for all women - Insights for men looking to understand “HER” - Pieces on healing, overcoming, and self-love. Join the countless readers who have enjoyed the beautiful and empowering words written in HER.

  • Author: Pierre Alex Jeanty
  • Publisher: Jeanius Publishing LLC (February 11, 2017)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0997426588
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches

                 

5. Home Body


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry. rupi kaur constantly embraces growth, and in home body , she walks readers through a reflective and intimate journey visiting the past, the present, and the potential of the self. home body is a collection of raw, honest conversations with oneself - reminding readers to fill up on love, acceptance, community, family, and embrace change. illustrated by the author, themes of nature and nurture, light and dark, rest here. i dive into the well of my body and end up in another world everything i need already exists in me there’s no need to look anywhere else - home

  • Author: Rupi Kaur
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; First Paperback Edition (November 17, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1449486808
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.75 inches

                 



6. Sincerely


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

“ Sincerely is passionate. Honest. Charming. F. S. Yousaf has beautifully encapsulated in a book what it feels like to fall in love.” ― Madisen Kuhn, author of Almost Home Fans of top-selling Sincerely are saying "unexpected perfection", "not your basic poetry book", "breathtaking", "helped me appreciate my marriage" . Searching for a profound way to propose to his love, F.S Yousaf reread the letters she had written him. In them he found his proposal, and inspiration to write his own prose and poetry. This is a compilation of letters and love poems that exemplifies the spirituality and the magnitude of how much one person can mean to another. It carries messages of positivity, hope, and most of all, true love.

  • Author: F. S. Yousaf
  • Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing; None edition (February 1, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1771681926
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 0.5 x 8 inches

                 

7. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

The instant #1 New York Times bestseller and #1 USA Today bestseller Amanda Gorman’s electrifying and historic poem “The Hill We Climb,” read at President Joe Biden’s inauguration, is now available as a collectible gift edition. “Stunning.” —CNN “Dynamic.” —NPR “Deeply rousing and uplifting.” — Vogue     On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to deliver a poetry reading at a presidential inauguration. Taking the stage after the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, Gorman captivated the nation and brought hope to viewers around the globe with her call for unity and healing. Her poem “The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country” can now be cherished in this special gift edition, perfect for any reader looking for some inspiration. Including an enduring foreword by Oprah Winfrey, this remarkable keepsake celebrates the promise of America and affirms the power of poetry.

  • Author: Amanda Gorman
  • Publisher: Viking Books; First Edition (March 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0593465271
  • Dimensions: 5.41 x 0.38 x 7.31 inches

                 

8. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned.   Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.   “ I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin

  • Author: Maya Angelou
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (April 21, 2009)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-0345514400
  • Dimensions: 4.13 x 0.76 x 6.86 inches

                 

9. Spoiler Alert: A Novel


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

National Bestseller Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own.  Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know him as Aeneas, star of the biggest show on television, but fanfiction readers call him something else: Book!AeneasWouldNever. Marcus gets out his frustrations with the show through anonymous stories about the internet’s favorite couple, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone discovered his online persona, he’d be finished in Hollywood. April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s long hidden her fanfic and cosplay hobbies from her “real life”—but not anymore. When she dares to post her latest costume creation on Twitter, her plus-size take goes viral. And when Marcus asks her out to spite her internet critics, truth officially becomes stranger than fanfiction. On their date, Marcus quickly realizes he wants more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. But when he discovers she’s Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to keep from her. With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?

  • Author: Olivia Dade
  • Publisher: Avon; Unabridged edition (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry

                 

10. Inward


Top 10 Best Books to Read in American Poetry - August 2021

Reading books is a kind of enjoyment. Reading books is a good habit. We bring you a different kinds of books. You can carry this book where ever you want. It is easy to carry. It can be an ideal gift to yourself and to your loved ones. Care instruction keep away from fire.

  • Author: Yung Pueblo
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Revised, Expanded edition (September 25, 2018)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry
  • ISBN: 978-1449495756
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches