The PSA invited some poets to talk about their favorite recent first books. I know most of the poets/books selected, but there are some names/titles that are new to me, like Dilruba Ahmed and Joshua Edwards. I love discovering a new voice. Thanks, Poetry Society of America!!
Kazam Ali on Orlando White
Thomas Sayers Ellis on Shane Book
Arda Collins on Jonathan Thirkield
Carmen Giménez Smith on J. Michael Martinez
Full list here.
I have a new crush. Farid Matuk! Check out his pic. I'm so buying his book now.