The 13 Best Poetry Books Of 2017

The 13 Best Poetry Books Of 2017




 The 13 Best Poetry Books Of 2017

In poet Danez Smith’s second collection Don’t Call Us Dead, Smith contemplates the assaults on a black, male body in America today: police brutality, violence, and AIDS — and the resulting culture of danger, suspicion, grief, psychological pain, and resistance. Smith writes with deep humanity and vulnerability, and his lines feel especially urgent amidst current politics. Fierce, beautifully wrought, and fearless, Don’t Call Us Dead is one of the best poetry collections of the year.

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