Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar

I read this as part of The Sealey Challenge and absolutely devoured it. I had to re-read the final few lines several times just because I wasn’t ready for it to be over.

Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith

This was another one I read as part of the Sealey Challenge and it was just so brilliant.

The Only Worlds We Know by Michael Lee

The emotions and vulnerability in this collection just take your breath away.

Today Means Amen by Sierra DeMulder

It’s been a while since I read this but I remember I did it in one sitting and was left feeling stunned by its beauty.

Date & Time by Phil Kaye

This collection is heartbreaking and extraordinary. It begs to be read time and time again.

Erica Abbott is a Philadelphia-based poet and writer. She has been writing for over 15 years and her work has previously appeared or forthcoming in Toho, perhappened, Bandit Fiction, and other journals. She is the author of Self-Portrait as a Sinking Ship (Toho 2020), her debut poetry chapbook. She volunteers for Button Poetry and Mad Poets Society. She can’t wait to read even more collections that are sure to become favorites. Follow her on Instagram @poetry_erica and on Twitter @erica_abbott.

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