Poetry Summer Reading List

Summer is the perfect time to kick back, relax, and pick up a book of poems written by one of our authors. With our summer reading sale, you can get our poetry books for 50% off!

From now until the end of July, Lincoln City Libraries is promoting its annual summer reading program and adult readers have the opportunity to win a 40% discount coupon from UNP if they complete the program! Register for the program here.

Need help picking your next read? Check out a list of some of our poetry books below:

  1. Produce Wagon by Roy Scheele
  2. An Otherwise Healthy Woman by Amy Haddad
  3. In the Net by Mahmoudan Hawad
  4. Long Rules by Nathaniel Perry
  5. The Track the Whales Make by Marjorie Saiser
  6. Dear Diaspora by Susan Nguyen
  7. The Laugh We Make When We Fall by Susan Firer
  8. Letter from a Place I’ve Never Been by Hilda Raz
  9. Your Crib, My Qibla by Saddiq Dzukogi
  10. The Rinehart Frames by Cheswayo Mphanza
  11. Unholy Heart by Grace Bauer
  12. Everybody’s Jonesin’ for Something by Indigo Moor
  13. Foxlogic, Fireweed by Jennifer K. Sweeney
  14. Some Are Always Hungry by Jihyun Yun
  15. Radiance by Danny Siegel
  16. Sacrament of Bodies by Romeo Oriogun
  17. April Twilights (1903): Revised by Willa Cather
  18. Nebraska by Kwame Dawes
  19. A Cycle of the West by John G. Neihardt
  20. The Wheeling Year by Ted Kooser

For further reading, check out some of our different poetry series: Ted Kooser Contemporary Poetry Series, The Raz/Shumaker Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry Series, The Backwaters Prize in Poetry Series, and African Poetry Book Series.

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