I continue to have no idea how to talk about poetry, but here are the collections of poems I liked best in 2018.
1: Stag’s Leap, Sharon Olds
2: Scrambled Eggs and Whiskey, Hayden Carruth
3: Plainwater: Essays and Poetry, Anne Carson
4: New Collected Poems, Tomas Tranströmer
5: Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, Ross Gay
6: Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
7: Grace Notes, Rita Dove
8: Worshipful Company of Fletchers, James Tate
9: Passing Through, Stanley Kunitz
10: Our Andromeda, Brenda Shaughnessy
Up next: Best nonfiction and fiction that I read in 2018.