Celebrate National Poetry Month with These 6 Audiobooks

National Poetry Month was first celebrated in 1996. Since then, April has been a month to absorb, share, and celebrate poets and their words. Begin your month of poetry with one of these lyrical, diverse audiobooks:

Celebrations
Author: Maya Angelou
Read By: Maya Angelou

A collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Maya Angelou herself: “On the Pulse of Morning,” “Amazing Peace,” “A Brave and Startling Truth,” and “Mother.”
Listen to an excerpt CELEBRATIONS

Aimless Love

By turns playful, ironic, and serious, Collins’s poetry captures the nuances of everyday life while leading the reader to moments of inspired wonder. Aimless Love combines new poems with selections from four previous books—Nine Horses, The Trouble with Poetry, Ballistics, and Horoscopes for the Dead.
Listen to an excerpt AIMLESS LOVE

Dog Songs and a Thousand Mornings
Author: Mary Oliver
Read By: Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window on her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver’s relationship with the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her writing.
Listen to an excerpt DOG SONGS

Endpoint and Other Poems

A stunning collection of poems that John Updike wrote during the last seven years of his life and collected only weeks before he died for this, his final book.
Listen to an excerpt ENDPOINT

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth
Author: Warsan Shire
Read By: Warsan Shire

Warsan Shire has an ability to give simple, beautiful eloquence to the veiled world where sensuality lives.
Listen to an excerpt TEACHING MY MOTHER HOW TO GIVE BIRTH

Chasers of the Light

Gregson is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series, a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully crafted pieces of work.
Listen to an excerpt CHASERS OF THE LIGHT