NUP’s National Poetry Month Sale

What better captures the soul than poetry?

For decades, Northwestern University Press has published poetry criticism, translations, and collections and helped launch new poets through the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize, all because we want to see how words can sing. To celebrate the role of poetry in culture, activist movements, history, and more, we’re offering 40% off our books for all of National Poetry Month. In case you need help finding the perfect book, we’ve curated several selections below. You can explore our new and forthcoming titles, our classics, poetry in translation, and books that help us understand poetry, how it was written, and its historical contexts.

Use code POETRY24 at checkout through April 30, 2024 (CT) for 40% off.

New and Forthcoming


Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize

Congratulations to the 2023 winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize, Jonathan Fletcher. His collection, This is My Body: Poems, will be published in 2025. Jonathan Fletcher holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University School of the Arts. A Pushcart Prize nominee, he currently serves as a Zoeglossia Fellow and lives in San Antonio, Texas.

The Drinking Gourd Chapbook Poetry Prize, a first-book award for poets of color, is a partnership between Northwestern University‚Äôs Poetry and Poetics Colloquium and Northwestern University Press. This annual award combines the efforts of both organizations in celebrating and publishing works of lasting cultural value and literary excellence. 

Read chapbooks from previous prize winners, including Nicole Sealey, Mayda Del Valle, Ama Codjoe, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Thiahera Nurse, and more.

Poetry in Translation

Poetry in Context

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